Steffen ranked third, Mustangs and Dykes fall out of NWCA Rankings

MANHEIM, Pa. – The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team has fallen out of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II Poll released on Monday. SMSU is currently receiving votes.

Caden Steffen leads the Mustangs, ranking third at 197, trailing only Central Oklahoma’s Dalton Abney, who is a two-time national champion at 197, and Derek Blubaugh (Indianapolis), who has placed second at 197 each of the last two years. Steffen has earned victories over St. Cloud State’s No. 4 Dominic Murphy (Dec 4-2), Augustana’s No. 6 Max Ramberg (Dec 9-6), UMary’s No. 7 Matt Kaylor (SV 4-1) Nebraska-Kearney’s No. 10 Jackson Kinsella (SV 4-1) and Fort Hays State’s No. 11 Tereus Henry (Dec 10-4).

Jacob Dykes fell out of the top 12 after being ranked 10th in the previous NWCA poll.

NWCA DII Men’s Poll

The Mustangs will return to action on Thursday when they travel to Sioux Falls to face the University of Sioux Falls Cougars for their final NSIC dual of the season.

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