Minnesota State 31 Southwest Minnesota State 8

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (3-6, 2-4 NSIC) fell to No. 17 Minnesota State (7-1, 3-0 NSIC), 31-8, on Thursday night in the PE Gym.

SMSU claimed two bout victories in the dual, the first a win by tech fall at 133 as Jackson Stauffacher defeated MSU’s Cole Gille.

At 174, Hayden Voxland went on to earn a 6-5 decision victory over reigning NSIC Wrestler of the Week and nationally-ranked No. 10 Zach Johnston.

MSU had three ranked wrestlers and only two earned wins as MSU’s Kyle Rathman, ranked No. 2, earned a 19-6 major decision victory over Robert Shields and Louie Sanders, ranked No. 9 at 141, earned an 11-1 major decision victory over Justin Sampson.

The Mavericks host #1 St. Cloud State at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Southwest Minnesota State hosts No. 23 Minot State on Friday at 7 p.m. and UMary on Saturday at 3 p.m., for their final conference weekend of the season.

Minnesota State 31 Southwest Minnesota State 8
125 | Trenton McManus wins by tech fall (20-4) over Hunter Pfantz. MSU 5, SMSU 0.
133 | Jackson Stauffacher wins by tech fall (17-2) over Cole Gille. MSU 5, SMSU 5.
141 | Louie Sanders wins by major decision (11-1) over Justin Sampson. MSU 9, SMSU 5.
149 | Kyle Rathman wins by major decision (19-6) over Robert Shields. MSU 13, SMSU 5.
157 | Cooper Siebrecht wins by decision (3-1) over Nathan Moore. MSU 16, SMSU 5.
165 | Logan Saltou wins by decision (9-3) over Jacob Backlund. MSU 19, SMSU 5.
174 | Hayden Voxland wins by decision (6-5) over Zach Johnston. MSU 19, SMSU 8.
184 | Trevor Turriff wins by decision (7-6) over Cole Hennen. MSU 22, SMSU 8.
197 | Matthew Blome wins by decision (8-3) over Jackson Ryan. MSU 25, SMSU 8.
285 | Max Villnow wins by fall at 7:13 over Andrew Petersen. MSU 31, SMSU 8.

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