University of Mary 27 Southwest Minnesota State 12

UMary downs SMSU to conclude dual season

BISMARKCK, N.D. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team concluded conference play with a 27-12 loss to UMary on Sunday afternoon.

SMSU (1-9, 1-8 NSIC) earned three bout victories while UMary (6-4, 4-4 NSIC) earned the other seven.

The dual began at 141 and it wasn’t until 157 when Cortez Arredondo maintained a perfect record in conference play with a decision victory over UMary’s Devin Steidler.

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Mustangs close regular season at Minot State and UMary

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (1-6, 1-5 NSIC) closes the regular conference season on a road trip to Minot State (3-9, 1-5 NSIC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. and UMary (4-4, 2-4 NSIC) on Sunday at 2 p.m.

SMSU NOTES – SMSU won its first dual of the season with a 24-16 win over MSU Moorhead last Friday night in the PE Gym. SMSU won six of the ten bouts and even forfeited at 125.

Cole Hennen started the night with a 3-1 decision victory at 197 for his second consecutive conference victory to maintain a 2-4 conference record.

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Southwest Minnesota State 24 MSU-Moorhead 16

SMSU closes home season with victory over MSU Moorhead

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team closed its home season with a 24-16 victory over MSU Moorhead on Friday night in the PE Gym.

SMSU picked up its first victory of the season to advance to 1-6 overall and 1-5 in the NSIC while MSUM drops to 2-9 overall and 2-5 in the conference after dropping a match last night to conference-leader, St. Cloud State.

Cole Hennen started the night with a 3-1 decision victory at 197. The bout was locked at 1-1 until the final five seconds when Hennen earned a takedown to earn a personal victory and gave SMSU an early 3-0 lead. Tonight’s bout victory was the second consecutive conference victory for Hennen who is 2-4 in the conference this season.

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