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.

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Trio of Jacks reach CKLV semifinals

LAS VEGAS — Three South Dakota State wrestlers remain in title contention after strong showings Friday on the first day of competition at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, which is being contested at the Westgate Paradise Event Center.

Advancing to Saturday’s semifinals after posting 3-0 records were 133-pounder Derrick Cardinal 174-pounder Cade DeVos and 197-pound top seed Tanner Sloan.

Cardinal, a sophomore from Forest Lake, Minnesota, continued his strong start to the season with three decisive victories. Seeded 13th, he opened the day by pinning Hofstra’s Dylan Acevedo in 1 minute and 55 seconds. Cardinal closed out the afternoon session with a 7-2 decision over No. 5 seed Brendan Ferretti of Navy, then came back in the evening session with a 14-3 major decision against sixth-seeded Domenic Zaccone of Campbell.

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St. Cloud State 29, Minot State 9

Bonus victories power Huskies to first NSIC victory of the season

Minot, N.D. – Four bonus victories including a fall by Bryce FitzPatrick lifted No. 4 St. Cloud State its first NSIC victory of the season as they topped host Minot State 29-9 at the MSU Dome on Friday night.

In addition to FitzPatrick’s fall at 184 pounds, No. 12 Alyeus Craig and top-ranked Nick Novak earned technical falls, while fourth-ranked Dominic Murphy picked up a major decision at 197 pounds to pace coach Steve Costanzo’s squad.

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University of Mary 42, Southwest Minnesota State 3

Mustangs fall to No. 9 Marauders

BISMARCK, N.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team fell to No. 9 ranked University of Mary Marauders by a final score of 42-3 on Friday night.

UMary jumped out to an early lead, winning 157 and 165 by fall, 174 by major decision and 184 by decision.

The lone victory of the day for the Mustangs came at 197, as No. 3 ranked Caden Steffen faced off with No. 6 ranked Matt Kaylor. The match went to overtime tied at 1-1. Steffen was able to secure a takedown in the first overtime period to secure the sudden victory for the Mustangs.

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SJU Competes Sunday at MSU-Moorhead’s Dragon Open

The Johnnie wrestling team competes at Division II MSU-Moorhead’s Dragon Open at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Three Saint John’s wrestling student-athletes reached the podium two weeks ago (Nov. 18) at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s 8-Man Battle.

Freshman Connor Krueger (Superior, Wis.) posted a 2-0 record to win the title at 141 pounds. Following a bye, Krueger recorded a technical fall and defeated Eau Claire’s Andrew Kested with a pin at the end of the first period for the title. He is now 5-0 to start his collegiate career.

Junior Logan Thorsten (Foley, Minn.) finished second with a 3-1 record in his five-man, round-robin at 165 pounds. He started the day with a pin and technical fall, but dropped his third match via tech fall. Thorsten finished the tournament strong, however, with a 15-2 major decision to improve his season record to 5-2.

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Gophers head to Cougar Clash

MINNEAPOLIS — No. 12 Minnesota takes a break from dual competition to take part in the Cougar Clash this weekend, hosted by SIU-Edwardsville at First Community Arena. The event starts Saturday at 10 a.m. with finals scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Live stats can be found on TrackWrestling.com.

Minnesota is one of eight schools in action at the Cougar Clash along with No. 3 Missouri, RV Northern Colorado, Army, Lindenwood, Little Rock, Northern Illinois and SIUE.

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