UMary downs SMSU to conclude dual season
BISMARKCK, N.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team concluded conference play with a 27-12 loss to UMary on Sunday afternoon.
SMSU (1-9, 1-8 NSIC) earned three bout victories while UMary (6-4, 4-4 NSIC) earned the other seven.
The dual began at 141 and it wasn’t until 157 when Cortez Arredondo maintained a perfect record in conference play with a decision victory over UMary’s Devin Steidler.
Kegen Fingalsen followed up Arredondo’s win with a win by fall at 4:05 to give SMSU a 9-6 lead. UMary then earned a major decision victory over Dru Kuchenbaker to head into intermission with a 10-9 lead.
UMary’s Lance Jarrett returned from intermission to win by fall at 5:57 over Osing to extend the lead 16-9.
Cole Hennen gave SMSU its last attempt to cut the deficit with a decision victory over Ryan Stottler to come within four points at 16-12 before UMary would take the final three bouts for the victory.
Today’s dual was the final conference dual for SMSU seniors; Cortez Arredondo, Jordan Biehn, Kegen Fingalsen, Griffin Osing, Nick VonRuden, and Zach Beaumaster.
SMSU will now have two weeks to prepare for the 2019 NCAA Super Region 3 Tournament in Moorhead, Minn., on Feb. 23.
University of Mary 27 Southwest Minnesota State 12
141: Hunter Eckert wins by decision (9-5) over Riley Altenburg. UMary 3, SMSU 0.
149: Max Bruss wins by decision (9-4) over Justin Haneke. UMary 6, SMSU 0.
157: Cortez Arredondo wins by decision (6-1) over Devin Steidler. UMary 6, SMSU 3.
165: Kegen Fingalsen wins by fall at 4:05 over Austin Eichmann. UMary 6, SMSU 9.
174: Phillip Springsteen wins by major decision (11-2) over Dru Kuchenbaker. UMary 10, SMSU 9.
184: Lance Jarrett wins by fall at 5:57 over Griffin Osing. UMary 16, SMSU 9.
197: Cole Hennen wins by decision (5-2) over Ryan Stottler. UMary 16, SMSU 12.
285: Gerardo Jaime (Mary) over Andrew Petersen (TB-1 3-2). UMary 19, SMSU 12
125: Nate Humann wins by tech fall 30-15 at 6:18) over Ben Emrich. UMary 24, SMSU 12.
133: Tate Barnhardt wins by decision (6-1) over Brock Buysse. UMary 27, SMSU 12.