Mustang’s Ryan receives preliminary round draw

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The NCAA Division II wrestling committee has announced the brackets for the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in Sioux Falls, S.D. The two-day championship will be held on March 14-15 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.

Southwest Minnesota State University’s 197-pounder, Jackson Ryan, will compete in the preliminary round facing Wade French (23-3) from Chadron State.

Ryan, a native of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., went 3-1 last weekend at the NCAA Super Regional V in his first appearance. Ryan, who earned a medical red-shirt last season after sustaining an injury to his knee.

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Mustangs’ Ryan earns spot at NCAA Championships with third place finish at Super Regional V

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Southwest Minnesota State senior Jackson Ryan won three of four matches to claim third place at 197 pounds and earn a spot at the NCAA Championships during the 10-team NCAA Super Region V Championships inside the Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday.

The top three finishers in each of the 10 weight classes advance to the NCAA Championships on March 13-14 at the Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Ryan won his first bout of the day at 197 pounds earning a 5-0 victory over Augustana’s Daniel Bishop in the quarterfinals. He lost in the championship semifinals by a 12-1 score to No. 1 ranked Nick Baumler from Upper Iowa, but came back with a 4-1 victory over 10th ranked Matt Blome from Minnesota State. Ryan then punched his ticket to nationals with a thrilling 7-5 rematch victory over Bishop to claim third place.

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2019-20 NSIC Wrestling All-Conference Teams Announced

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The 2019-20 NSIC Wrestling All-Conference teams were announced as the regular season concluded last week. The all-conference teams were selected by the league coaches with the top point receivers at each weight class being named first team and the second being named to the second team. The NSIC Wrestler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year will be selected by the league coaches and announced following the NCAA Championships.

St. Cloud State, which won its ninth straight NSIC Regular Season Championship, led the way with nine All-NSIC members, including seven first-team members. Upper Iowa had three wrestlers honored, with two first-team members, while Augustana and Minot State each had two wrestlers named all-conference (Minot with the final first-team member). UMary, Minnesota State, Northern State, and Southwest Minnesota State each had one wrestler named to the second team.

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Mustangs ready for competition at Super Regional V

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will compete this Saturday at the NCAA Division II Super Regional V Tournament at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Super Regional Tournament V includes nine NSIC wrestling institutions and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The top three finishers in each weight class will qualify for the NCAA Championships, to be held on March 13-14 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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University of Mary 18 Southwest Minnesota State 16

UMary earns last bout in victory over SMSU

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (4-7, 3-5 NSIC) closed the regular season on Saturday afternoon, falling 18-16 to UMary (3-7, 1-4 NSIC) in the PE Gym.

After a hot-start for the Mustangs, opening the dual with three consecutive victories, the Marauders went for the next four bouts, including a win by pin to rally back for the lead.

Although the Mustangs finished with two more victories at 184 and 197, it came down to the heavyweight dual as the Mustangs entered the final bout of the night with a 16-15 lead.

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