Minot State 16 Southwest Minnesota State 15

Dykes downs #3 swirple, but Mustangs lose close dual to Beavers

MINOT, N.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team lost a close dual to the Minot State Beavers by a final score of 16-15 on Saturday afternoon.

SMSU opened with a victory at 125, Carlo Arreola earned his first dual win with a 14-6 major decision over Logan Fischer, to put the Mustangs up 4-0.

Minot State would then 141 by tech fall and then a series of highly contested matches, winning at 141, 149, 157 and 165 by decision, to take a lead of 17-4.

Lucas Hodges would get the Mustangs back on track at 174 with a decision victory for the Mustangs over Daniels Bendiks 2-0.

At 184, Adam Sylvester registered his first dual victory for the Mustangs, taking out Cayden White with a 7-5 decision, to bring the score to 17-10.

The match at 197 came down to the wire, Caden Steffen was called for stalling with 15 seconds left in the third period to bring the score to 4-4, Steffen was able to secure a reversal with eight seconds left in the third to secure the 6-4 decision victory.

At 285 pounds, Jacob Dykes faced off with #3 Jake Swirple. Going into the final 30 seconds of the match, Swirple was on top and leading the match 5-4. Dykes was able to secure a reversal with 15 seconds left in the third period, as well as a four-point near fall to earn a 10-5 decision victory.

“Overall we wrestled well,” said third-year head coach Chayse Jackson. “We put ourselves into a position to pick up our first dual win of the season. In a dual like that, it comes down to small positions. Little things. We place an emphasis on doing little things right and today they were just slightly better. Time to regroup and get ready for the next one.”

UP NEXT – The Mustangs will travel to Moorhead on Sunday for the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open.

Minot State 16 Southwest Minnesota State 15
125 – Carlo Arreola (SMSU) over Logen Fischer (Minot State) (MD 14-6)
133 – Wayne Joint (Minot State) over Chase Hanson (SMSU) (TF 20-2 5:00)
141 – Ethan Wonser (Minot State) over Hunter Pfantz (SMSU) (Dec 4-3)
149 – Kasius Graham (Minot State) over Luke Peterson (SMSU) (Dec 7-2)
157 – Kelby Armstrong (Minot State) over Sean Howk (SMSU) (Dec 5-2)
165 – Brendan Barnes (Minot State) over Ashton LaBelle (SMSU) (Dec 2-1)
174 – Lucas Hodges (SMSU) over Daniels Bendiks (Minot State) (Dec 2-0)
184 – Adam Sylvester (SMSU) over Cayden White (Minot State) (Dec 7-5)
197 – Caden Steffen (SMSU) over Cannon Potts (Minot State) (Dec 6-5)
285 – Jacob Dykes (SMSU) over Jake Swirple (Minot State) (Dec 10-5)
*Each team lost one point for unsportsmanlike conduct

Extra Match
165 – Brody Mohr (Minot State) over Brandon Lalla (SMSU) (Dec 5-2)

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