SMSU drops fourth straight match to Upper Iowa
LinksMARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team dropped its fourth straight match to No. 19 Upper Iowa, 25-8, in a conference dual on Friday night in the PE Gym.
SMSU (0-4, 0-3 NSIC) earned two bout victories on the night with a win by tech fall and decision, while UIU (5-4, 2-1 NSIC) picked up the remaining eight.
Justin Haneke earned his first conference victory over Upper Iowa’s Ryan Roth. Haneke won by tech fall with a 21-4 victory.
Cortez Arredondo followed up the first bout victory over the night to pick up third conference win with a 5-2 decision victory over Mac Spotts.
All four of UIU’s nationally-ranked wrestlers earned victories at their respective classes: No. 7 Justin Folley (133), No. 8 Brock Benitz (165), No. 10. Dalton Hahn (184), and No. 9 Nick Baumler (197).
At 285, Petersen and Westerlund wrestled to double-overtime before Westerlund earned a take-down for a decision victory.
Southwest Minnesota State (0-4, 0-3 NSIC) hosts Augustana (2-1, 1-1 NSIC) tomorrow in the PE Gym at 2 p.m.
Upper Iowa 25 Southwest Minnesota State 8
125: Maleek Williams wins by tech fall (19-4) over Ben Emrich. SMSU 0, UIU 5
133: Justin Folley wins by decision (8-3) over Brock Buysse. SMSU 0, UIU 8
141: Ryan Schmalen wins by decision (3-1) over Jordan Biehn. SMSU 0, UIU 11
149: Justin Haneke wins by tech fall (21-4) over Ryan Roth (6-14) SMSU 5, UIU 11.
157: Cortez Arredondo wins by decision (5-2) over Mac Spotts. SMSU 8, UIU 11.
165: Brock Benitz wins by decision (4-2) over Kegen Fingalsen. SMSU 8, UIU 14.
174: Gundrum wins by decision (8-3) over Dru Kuchenbaker. SMSU 8, UIU 17.
184: Dalton Hahn wins by sudden victory (SV-1 3-1) over Griffin Osing. SMSU 8, UIU 19
197: Nick Baumler wins by decision (5-2) over Cole Hennen. SMSU 8, UIU 22.
285: Triston Westerlund wins by sudden victory (SV-2 4-2) over Andrew Petersen. SMSU 8, UIU 25.
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