SMSU makes the trek north for Dragon Open in Moorhead

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team continues action this Saturday in Moorhead for the Dragon Open.

SMSU second-year head coach Chayse Jackson expects 12 athletes to compete at the open which is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Last Time Out: The Mustangs come in after having two different place winners at the Nebraska-Kearney Open, on Saturday, Nov. 19 … Caden Steffen led the way, going 3-1 and placing second at 184. He won two of his matches by decision and picked up a victory in the first tiebreaker period. During the meet, Steffen picked up victories over Quayin Short, a division I wrestler for the University of Wyoming and NAIA finalist Tyson Beauperthuv … Jacob Dykes placed fourth at the open, going 3-2 on the day with three decision victories … Both Sean Howk and Lucas Hodges finished the open at 2-2 at 157 and 165 respectively.

SMSU Leaders:
Caden Steffen (8-1)
Sean Howk (7-3)
Jacob Dykes (6-2)
Luke Peterson (6-3)
Lucas Hodges (5-4)

The Dragon Open will be the final open of the season for SMSU. The Mustangs will open their NSIC dual season at home on Friday, Dec. 9, against Northern State at 7 p.m.

SMSU Probable Wrestlers:
125 – Ben Emrich
133 – Hunter Pfantz
149 – Luke Peterson
149 – Tyler Soltau
157 – Joseph Anderson
157 – Tallin Johnson
165 – Brandon Lalla
174 – Nye Becker
174 – Kevin Bostwick
174 – Jace Paplow
174 – Elijah Sterner
285 – German Fitzgerald

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