SMSU drops season-opening dual to NSU
MARSHALL, Minn. – The No. 23 ranked Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team opened its dual season suffering a 25-10 setback to No. 20 Northern State inside the PE Gym on Friday night.
NSU won seven bouts and earned bonus points in a pair of victories in improving to 2-2 overall, 1-1 NSIC. The Wolves won three of the seven matches by one point.
NSU won the first four bouts of the night, including a pair by technical fall in building a 16-0 lead. Hunter Pfantz suffered SMSU’s first one-point loss dropping a 2-1 decision at 133 pounds.
SMSU picked up its first win of the night as Sean Howk earned a 2-0 decision at 157 pounds.
The Mustangs’ Lucas Hodges (165 pounds, 2-1) and Elijah Sterner (174 pounds, 6-5) would both suffer tough one-point losses before No. 2 ranked Caden Steffen put SMSU back in the win column with a 10-1 major decision at 184 pounds.
Jacob Dykes closed the dual for the Mustangs, earning a 5-1 decision at 285.
SMSU continues the homestand on Saturday, facing MSU Moorhead at 3 p.m.
Northern State 25, Southwest Minnesota State 10
125: Landen Fischer (NSU) over Ben Emrich (SMSU) (TF 18-2 5:41)
133: Teagan Block (NSU) over Hunter Pfantz (SMSU) (Dec 2-1)
141: Robert Coyle III (NSU) over Hayden Straumann (SMSU) (TF 17-1 5:55)
149: Wyatt Turnquist (NSU) over Luke Peterson (SMSU) (Dec 9-2)
157: Sean Howk (SMSU) over Izaak Hunsley (NSU) (Dec 2-0)
165: Chase Bloomquist (NSU) over Lucas Hodges (SMSU) (Dec 2-1)
174: Kelby Hawkins (NSU) over Elijah Sterner (SMSU) (Dec 6-5)
184: Caden Steffen (SMSU) over Tyson Lien (NSU) (MD 10-1)
197: Cole Huss (NSU) over Carter Marx (SMSU) (Dec 9-4)
285: Jacob Dykes (SMSU) over Gorge Bolling (NSU) (Dec 5-1)
184: Kevin Bostwick (SMSU) over Samuel Stroup (NSU) (Dec. 10-2)
285: Nathan Schauer (NSU) over German Fitzgerald (SMSU), (Dec. 5-0)
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