Mustangs steamroll Dakota Wesleyan to begin the week
LinksMARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (6-4) took advantage of three Dakota Wesleyan forfeits and strung together four consecutive pins as a team on the way to a dominant 54-0 win over DWU on Wednesday night in the PE Gym.
Taylor Curtis grabbed his sixth straight win with an 18-7 major victory to begin the night for SMSU. The Mustangs’ cushion would grow as Brock Buysse, Nick Santos and Zach Beaumaster each won by forfeit.
With Dakota Wesleyan going open at 133, 141 and 149, SMSU held a 22-0 lead heading into the 157 bout, which Cortez Arredondo controlled from start to finish on the way to a 13-5 major decision for the Mustangs, his third straight victory on the season.
Kegen Fingalsen (165), Griffin Osing (174), Cole Hennen (184), and Jack Ryan (197) then put together their string of four straight pins to put SMSU ahead, 50-0. Fingalsen won by fall at 2:13, Osing at 1:09, Hennen at 1:47 and Ryan at 3:45.
Andrew Petersen closed out the night for SMSU with an 11-3 major decision to give the Mustangs a 54-0 win.
The win was the first time SMSU had shutout an opponent since a 40-0 win over Minot State back in 2013-14.
The Mustangs’ big night was its highest team point total under Head Coach, Jesse Nelson, and the most points for an SMSU team since a 50-3 win over St. Thomas back in 2000.
SMSU will now turn its attention to wrestling No. 6 Upper Iowa on Thursday night at 7 p.m., on the road in the Dorman Gymnasium.
Southwest Minnesota State 54 Dakota Wesleyan 0
125: Taylor Curtis (SMS) over Seth Caro (DWSD) (MD 19-7)
133: Brock Buysse (SMS) over (DWSD) (For.)
141: Nick Santos (SMS) over (DWSD) (For.)
149: Zachary Beaumaster (SMS) over (DWSD) (For.)
157: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Marcus Urban (DWSD) (MD 13-5)
165: Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) over Forrest Lewis (DWSD) (Fall 2:13)
174: Griffin Osing (SMS) over Alex Osborne (DWSD) (Fall 1:09)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over Zechariah Westergaard (DWSD) (Fall 1:47)
197: Jackson Ryan (SMS) over Nick Woslum (DWSD) (Fall 3:45)
285: Andrew Petersen (SMS) over Robert McCardle (DWSD) (MD 11-3)