Mustangs defeat five ranked opponents, Steffen places first at Midwest Classic

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team traveled to Indianapolis over the weekend to compete in the 43rd annual Midwest Classic.

Caden Steffen led the way for the Mustangs, placing first at the Midwest Classic at 184 pounds. Steffen started his weekend with a fall (6:34) victory in the first round; he followed that with a technical fall (6:55, 18-3). In the quarterfinals, Steffen was matched up against No. 13 Cole Houser, he defeated Houser by a 5-2 decision. Then, in the semifinals, Steffen defeated No. 7 Daniel Beemer by an 8-4 decision. In the finals, Steffen faced 15-1 Anthony Des Vigne, who Steffen defeated by a 3-2 decision to place first.

Sean Howk picked up a pair of victories against ranked opponents. Howk faced No. 16 Jon O’Connell in the first round, picking up a 3-2 decision. In the second round, Howk defeated No. 17 J.D. Culp by a 5-3 decision.

Jacob Dykes won two matches by major decision. Dykes started his Classic with a major decision over Honour Kline. In the second round, Dykes faced No. 10 Lloyd Reynolds (Parkside) and defeated him by a 10-1 major decision.

Carter Marx picked up a ranked victory as well, defeating No. 14 Khris Walton in sudden victory.

“This weekend was truly special for SMSU wrestling.” Said second-year head coach Chayse Jackson. We saw the best from all over the country, proved we are a force to be reckoned with, and showed our athletes our true capacity. It’s a great way to go into the break! It’s time to rest up, enjoy family and friends, and get ready for second semester.”

SMSU Results
125 – Ben Emrich 0-2
133 – Hunter Pfantz 2-2
149 – Tyler Soltau 0-2
157 – Sean Howk 2-2
165 – Lucas Hodges 2-2
174 – Elijah Sterner 1-2
184 – Caden Steffen 5-0 (1st Place)
197 – Carter Marx 1-2
285 – Jacob Dykes 2-2

SMSU will return to the mat on Saturday, Jan. 14, when they travel to Mankato for a dual meet against Minnesota State at 4 p.m.

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2022 Midwest Classic results. December 17-18 at Indianapolis, IN.

Brackets/Results on

1 Central Oklahoma 178.5
2 Pitt.-Johnstown 95.0
3 Lander 92.0
4 Colorado Mesa 87.5
5 UW-Parkside 77.5
6 Upper Iowa 76.5
7 Mary 73.0
8 Adams State 66.0
9 Glenville State 64.5
9 Mercyhurst 64.5
11 Colorado School of Mines 60.0
11 Fort Hays State 60.0
13 Maryville 56.5
14 Indianapolis 49.5
15 McKendree 48.0
16 Tiffin 45.0
17 Gannon 44.5
18 Ouachita Baptist 41.5
19 Lake Erie 41.0
20 Ashland 40.5
21 UNC-Pembroke 39.5
22 Southwest Minnesota State 37.5
23 Western Colorado 37.0
24 Central Missouri 33.0
24 Drury 33.0
26 Mount Olive 29.5
27 Notre Dame (Ohio) 28.0
28 Seton Hill 25.0
29 Newberry 23.0
30 Belmont Abbey 20.0
31 Findlay 15.5
31 Limestone 15.5
33 William Jewell 8.0
34 Newman 7.0
35 Emmanuel 6.5
35 King 6.5
37 Coker 5.0
37 Quincy 5.0
39 Kentucky Wesleyan 2.0
40 American International 1.5
41 Bluefield State 0.0
41 Lincoln Memorial 0.0
41 Wheeling 0.0

1st Place – Logan Seliga of UNC-Pembroke
2nd Place – Brendon Garcia of Adams State
3rd Place – James Joplin of Lander
4th Place – Shane Corrigan of UW-Parkside
5th Place – Studd Morris of Central Oklahoma
6th Place – Brandon Mendoza of Tiffin
7th Place – Weston Diblasi of Colorado School of Mines
8th Place – Dawson Collins of Colorado Mesa
1st Logan Seliga (UNC-Pembroke) 12-0, So. over Brendon Garcia (Adams State) 5-3, RS So. (Inj. 0:00)
3rd James Joplin (Lander) 6-1, So. over Shane Corrigan (UW-Parkside) 6-2, Fr. (Dec 6-3)
5th Studd Morris (Central Oklahoma) 13-3, Sr. over Brandon Mendoza (Tiffin) 7-4, RS Sr. (Dec 6-5)
7th Weston Diblasi (Colorado School of Mines) 9-5, RS Jr. over Dawson Collins (Colorado Mesa) 9-7, So. (Fall 2:03)

1st Place – Dylan Lucas of Central Oklahoma
2nd Place – Reece Barnhardt of Mary
3rd Place – Eric Bartos of Mercyhurst
4th Place – Elijah Lusk of Lander
5th Place – Breyden Bailey of Indianapolis
6th Place – Collin Metzgar of Colorado Mesa
7th Place – Gavin Quiocho of Glenville State
8th Place – Mason Turner of Fort Hays State
1st Dylan Lucas (Central Oklahoma) 13-1, So. over Reece Barnhardt (Mary) 14-4, So. (Dec 9-2)
3rd Eric Bartos (Mercyhurst) 13-2, RS Sr. over Elijah Lusk (Lander) 5-2, So. (Dec 9-5)
5th Breyden Bailey (Indianapolis) 7-2, RS Sr. over Collin Metzgar (Colorado Mesa) 10-5, RS So. (Dec 7-6)
7th Gavin Quiocho (Glenville State ) 20-5, So. over Mason Turner (Fort Hays State) 13-6, RS Fr. (Inj. 3:26)

1st Place – Zeth Brower of Lander
2nd Place – Peter Kuster of Drury
3rd Place – Christian Small of Lake Erie
4th Place – Tate Murty of Upper Iowa
5th Place – Taylor Jokerst of Maryville
6th Place – Nate Keim of Central Oklahoma
7th Place – Grayston DiBlasi of Colorado School of Mines
8th Place – Cayden Henschel of UW-Parkside
1st Zeth Brower (Lander) 5-0, RS Jr. over Peter Kuster (Drury) 9-1, Sr. (Dec 9-2)
3rd Christian Small (Lake Erie) 13-1, Jr. over Tate Murty (Upper Iowa) 14-3, Jr. (Dec 11-4)
5th Taylor Jokerst (Maryville) 11-5, RS Sr. over Nate Keim (Central Oklahoma) 7-6, . (Dec 7-5)
7th Grayston DiBlasi (Colorado School of Mines) 15-4, So. over Cayden Henschel (UW-Parkside) 4-3, Jr. (Fall 0:46)

1st Place – Jacob Ealy of Pitt.-Johnstown
2nd Place – Nick Young of Gannon
3rd Place – Josiah Rider of Adams State
4th Place – Jason Hanenberg of Western Colorado
5th Place – Darick Lapaglia of Central Missouri
6th Place – Brik Filippo of Central Oklahoma
7th Place – Jalen Spuhler of UW-Parkside
8th Place – Dallas Wilson of Mount Olive
1st Jacob Ealy (Pitt.-Johnstown) 5-0, Jr. over Nick Young (Gannon) 14-3, RS Fr. (Dec 4-2)
3rd Josiah Rider (Adams State) 7-3, RS Jr. over Jason Hanenberg (Western Colorado) 15-3, Sr. (Dec 9-3)
5th Darick Lapaglia (Central Missouri) 10-2, Sr. over Brik Filippo (Central Oklahoma) 7-6, . (M. For.)
7th Jalen Spuhler (UW-Parkside) 4-2, Jr. over Dallas Wilson (Mount Olive) 15-3, So. (Dec 12-11)

1st Place – Noah Hermosillo of Adams State
2nd Place – Gabe Johnson of Central Oklahoma
3rd Place – Ryan Wheeler of Colorado Mesa
4th Place – Casey Barnett of Tiffin
5th Place – Dominic Means of Gannon
6th Place – Nate Smith of Pitt.-Johnstown
7th Place – Cale Hoskinson of Notre Dame (Ohio)
8th Place – Carter Noehre of Colorado School of Mines
1st Noah Hermosillo (Adams State) 10-0, RS Sr. over Gabe Johnson (Central Oklahoma) 13-3, Jr. (Dec 11-9)
3rd Ryan Wheeler (Colorado Mesa) 10-3, RS So. over Casey Barnett (Tiffin) 7-2, RS Fr. (Fall 1:53)
5th Dominic Means (Gannon) 14-4, . over Nate Smith (Pitt.-Johnstown) 9-4, Sr. (Dec 8-3)
7th Cale Hoskinson (Notre Dame (Ohio)) 18-4, So. over Carter Noehre (Colorado School of Mines) 9-5, RS Sr. (Dec 5-2)

1st Place – Shane Gantz of UW-Parkside
2nd Place – Chase Luensman of Upper Iowa
3rd Place – Ty Lucas of Central Oklahoma
4th Place – Cole Ritter of Maryville
5th Place – John Ridle of Central Missouri
6th Place – Jack Eiteljorge of Indianapolis
7th Place – Augustus Dalton of Colorado Mesa
8th Place – Drew Wiechers of Ashland
1st Shane Gantz (UW-Parkside) 5-0, Sr. over Chase Luensman (Upper Iowa) 13-1, RS Jr. (Dec 4-2)
3rd Ty Lucas (Central Oklahoma) 9-5, . over Cole Ritter (Maryville) 12-5, So. (Dec 5-1)
5th John Ridle (Central Missouri) 5-2, Sr. over Jack Eiteljorge (Indianapolis) 8-3, RS Jr. (Dec 4-3)
7th Augustus Dalton (Colorado Mesa) 7-2, RS Fr. over Drew Wiechers (Ashland) 9-4, Sr. (Inj. 1:49)

1st Place – Max Bruss of Mary
2nd Place – Zeke Waltz of McKendree
3rd Place – Cade Lindsey of Fort Hays State
4th Place – Alexander Holguin of Colorado Mesa
5th Place – Tre’Vaughn Craig of Central Oklahoma
6th Place – Brandon Matthews of Seton Hill
7th Place – Cole Hernandez of Western Colorado
8th Place – Dillon Walker of Mercyhurst
1st Max Bruss (Mary) 15-2, RS Jr. over Zeke Waltz (McKendree) 5-1, Jr. (Dec 4-2)
3rd Cade Lindsey (Fort Hays State) 18-4, Jr. over Alexander Holguin (Colorado Mesa) 9-4, So. (Dec 4-0)
5th Tre’Vaughn Craig (Central Oklahoma) 4-2, RS Fr. over Brandon Matthews (Seton Hill) 10-5, Sr. (MD 13-2)
7th Cole Hernandez (Western Colorado) 12-6, Sr. over Dillon Walker (Mercyhurst) 8-3, So. (Dec 8-2)

1st Place – Caden Steffen of Southwest Minnesota State
2nd Place – Anthony Des Vigne of Central Oklahoma
3rd Place – Logan Hall of Lander
4th Place – Daniel Beemer of Ashland
5th Place – Brock Biddle of Pitt.-Johnstown
6th Place – Cole Houser of Glenville State
7th Place – Reece Worachek of UW-Parkside
8th Place – Josh Jones of McKendree
1st Caden Steffen (Southwest Minnesota State) 15-1, RS Jr. over Anthony Des Vigne (Central Oklahoma) 15-2, RS Fr. (Dec 3-2)
3rd Logan Hall (Lander) 5-1, Sr. over Daniel Beemer (Ashland) 5-2, RS Sr. (M. For.)
5th Brock Biddle (Pitt.-Johnstown) 6-2, RS Sr. over Cole Houser (Glenville State ) 20-5, Sr. (Dec 7-6)
7th Reece Worachek (UW-Parkside) 5-2, Jr. over Josh Jones (McKendree) 3-3, . (Dec 5-1)

1st Place – Dalton Abney of Central Oklahoma
2nd Place – Tereus Henry of Fort Hays State
3rd Place – Luke McGonigal of Mercyhurst
4th Place – Anderson Salisbury of Colorado School of Mines
5th Place – Walker Uhl of Ashland
6th Place – Dalton Hahn of Upper Iowa
7th Place – Brooks Schrimsher of Ouachita Baptist
8th Place – Dakoda Rodgers of Pitt.-Johnstown
1st Dalton Abney (Central Oklahoma) 7-0, RS Fr. over Tereus Henry (Fort Hays State) 18-2, Sr. (Dec 2-1)
3rd Luke McGonigal (Mercyhurst) 11-2, RS Fr. over Anderson Salisbury (Colorado School of Mines) 10-4, RS So. (M. For.)
5th Walker Uhl (Ashland) 12-4, Jr. over Dalton Hahn (Upper Iowa) 3-3, RS So. (M. For.)
7th Brooks Schrimsher (Ouachita Baptist) 14-3, So. over Dakoda Rodgers (Pitt.-Johnstown) 13-5, So. (Dec 4-3)

1st Place – Shawn Streck of Central Oklahoma
2nd Place – Jared Campbell of Glenville State
3rd Place – Johnny Green of Ouachita Baptist
4th Place – Isaiah Vance of Pitt.-Johnstown
5th Place – Zach Ryg of Upper Iowa
6th Place – Lloyd Reynolds of UW-Parkside
7th Place – La’Ron Parks of Notre Dame (Ohio)
8th Place – Clayton Ours of Tiffin
1st Shawn Streck (Central Oklahoma) 5-0, Sr. over Jared Campbell (Glenville State ) 16-1, RS So. (Dec 3-2)
3rd Johnny Green (Ouachita Baptist) 13-2, Sr. over Isaiah Vance (Pitt.-Johnstown) 4-2, So. (Dec 3-2)
5th Zach Ryg (Upper Iowa) 10-4, RS So. over Lloyd Reynolds (UW-Parkside) 5-3, So. (Fall 2:09)
7th La’Ron Parks (Notre Dame (Ohio)) 14-4, So. over Clayton Ours (Tiffin) 16-8, RS Fr. (SV-1 3-1)

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