Mustangs return to NSIC schedule with two conference duals

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State will return to its conference schedule this week as they face back-to-back NSIC opponents this Thursday and Friday night. SMSU will travel to take on Augustana on Thursday night at 7 p.m., followed by its first home conference dual against Northern State on Friday at 7 p.m. – Live Video.

smsulogoLast Time Out:

  • SMSU went 1-1 in the Minnesota State duals with a 32-12 loss to No. 2 Wisconsin-Parkside followed by a 24-14 win over Central Missouri
  • The Mustangs led early against UW-Parkside before Wisconsin-Parkside reeled off wins in six straight bouts to end the match
  • CMU led SMSU 8-3 following a tech fall for Central Missouri in the 141 weight class before Justin Haneke’s pin of Kaleb Warner started a string of 5 wins over the final seven weight classes
  • Justin Haneke went 2-0 on the day with two pins including a win by fall over the No. 3 ranked wrestler at 149, Frank Yattoni of UW-Parkside
  • Haneke now has a 14-6 record on the year with six straight victories
  • Andrew Petersen went 1-1 on the day in the MSU Duals and is now 12-7 on the year
  • Cortez Arredondo also went 1-1 in the MSU Duals and is now 11-6 on the year

SMSU Season Leaders:

  • Justin Haneke (149) has a 14-6 record on the year with seven pins
  • Andrew Petersen (HWT) has a 12-7 record on the season with two pins
  • Cortez Arredondo (157) recently made the move to wrestle at 157 and has an 11-6 record on the year with three pins

Projected SMSU Lineup:
125- Taylor Curtis
133- Brock Buysse
141- Nick Santos
149- Justin Haneke
157- Cortez Arredondo
165- Kegen Fingalsen
174- Griffin Osing
184- Cole Hennen
197- Jack Ryan
285- Andrew Petersen

SMSU vs Augustana Notes:

  • Thursday, Jan. 18, Sioux Falls, S.D. (Elmen Center)
  • Augustana was receiving votes in the latest Division II wrestling rankings released on Dec. 29, 2017
  • Aero Amo was the No. 3 ranked wrestler at 184 in the latest individual rankings
  • SMSU is just 5-27 all-time against the Vikings, having lost three straight and 16 of 17 against Augustana
  • The last win for the Mustangs was a 15-14 win in January of 2014
  • The Vikings, who were also idle last week, have started the year with a 6-2 overall record and a 31-15 win over Northern State in the only NSIC dual of the season to this point for Augustana
  • Augustana will face MSU Moorhead on Saturday in its second of two NSIC duals this week

SMSU vs Northern State Notes:

  • Friday, Jan. 19, Marshall, Minn. (PE Gym)
  • The Mustangs hold a commanding 27-9-3 advantage in the all-time series against Northern State
  • SMSU has won seven straight dual matches over the Wolves and 8 of 9 dating back to 2008-09
  • The Mustangs defeated Northern State, 25-14 last season in Aberdeen, S.D.
  • SMSU has won the past three matchups in Marshall including a 29-19 victory in 2015-16, the last time the two competed in the PE Gym
  • NSU went 0-3 from the UNK Midwest Duals falling to Chadron State, No. 23 Lindenwood, and No. 17 Western State
  • The Wolves scored 42 points in the three duals, with two Wolves notching two wins each
  • Billy Holtan and Kaden Campbell led the team with two wins each

Northern State Projected Lineup:
125- Jay Maxville
133- Cortez Castellanos
141- Griff Hieb
149- Billy Holtan
157- Tanner Olson
165- Paxton Mewes
174- Kaden Campbell
184- Riley Lura
197- Diego Gallegos
HWT- Justice Horn

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