BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced on Wednesday afternoon that Southwest Minnesota State University redshirt freshman wrestler Hunter Pfantz has been named second-team All-NSIC.
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.
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.
The NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 and Individual Rankings have been released for February 21, 2020.
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.
SMSU Defeats No. 23 Minot State In Thrilling Battle
MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (4-6, 3-4 NSIC) rallied against No. 23 Minot State (4-7, 0-5 NSIC) to earn a 22-15 victory on Friday night in the R/A Facility.
The dual started at 149 and opened with three bout victories for Minot State before Hayden Voxland (174) started the winning streak for the Mustangs with a decision victory over Joey Lopez. Cole Hennen (184) then followed behind with a victory by major decision (12-0) over Noe Garcia.
MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (3-6, 2-4 NSIC), hosts No. 23 Minot State (4-6, 0-4 NSIC) and UMary (2-6, 0-3 NSIC) in the final regular conference weekend of the 2019-20 season.
The action begins on Friday at 7 p.m. facing No. 23 Minot State and continues on Saturday at 3 p.m. versus UMary. Saturday’s dual will honor SMSU’s seven seniors; Brock Buysse, Cole Hennen, Andrew Petersen, Nick Santos, Kyle Green, Willie Meine, and Ben Thompson.
The Mustangs faced No. 17 Minnesota State (7-2, 3-1 NSIC) last week to fall 31-7 last Thursday in the PE Gym. Jackson Stauffacher (133) and Hayden Voxland (174) were the lone Mustangs to earn a bout victory in the dual.
2020 Northland Open results. Saturday, February 1 at Thief River Falls, MN.