MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-3, 2-2 NSIC), coming off the first 2-0 weekend since the 2016-17 season, is set to host No. 15 Minnesota State (4-1, 0-0 NSIC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the PE Gym.
SMSU earned an 18-14 victory over No. 17 Northern State last Friday in the PE Gym before traveling to Moorhead, Minn., to pick up a 24-15 victory over MSU Moorhead.
SMSU hosts Minnesota State on Saturday and those not competing in the dual will be traveling to the Minnesota West Open in Worthington, Minn., beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced on Monday that Jace Paplow from Dundee, Minn., has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at SMSU.
Paplow, a senior 174-pounder at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School, has acquired many accolades in his high school career. As a junior in 2018-19, he was the Section 3A champion, placed third at the state tournament and was named to the 2019 Minnesota State Academic All-State Wrestling third team.
Mustangs finish 2-0 on weekend with dual victory over Dragons
MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-3, 2-2 NSIC) finished the weekend 2-0 with a 24-15 victory over MSU Moorhead (0-3, 0-2 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon in Nemzek Hall.
This was the first back-to-back conference victories for the Mustangs since the 2016-17 season when the Mustangs defeated Minot State and UMary.
The Mustangs started the dual off with a 6-0 lead as Justin Sampson (141) earned a victory by fall at 6:32 over MSUM’s Mason Schultz.
2020 Ridgewater Open results. Saturday, January 11 at Willmar, MN.
SMSU Opens 2019-20 Home Dual Season With First Conference Victory Over NO. 17 NSU
MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (1-3, 1-2 NSIC) opened the home season of 2019-20 earning an 18-14 victory over No. 17 Northern State (5-3, 1-2 NSIC) in the PE Gym on Friday night, the first conference victory this season for the Mustangs.
The Wolves were slated at No. 17 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), released on Jan. 1.
SMSU earned six bout victories in the dual and opened back-to-back victories as Hunter Pfantz (125) and Jackson Stauffacher (133) both claimed victories by decision.
MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (0-3, 0-2 NSIC) prepares to host the first conference dual of the 2019-20 season on Friday versus Northern State at 7 p.m. in the PE Gym.
SMSU splits weekend play after hosting Northern State on Friday, the Mustangs travel to Moorhead to face the Dragons of MSU Moorhead on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Nemzek Hall.
2020 Midland University Viking-Warrior Open results. Saturday, January 4 at Fremont, NE.
The NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 and Individual Rankings have been released for January 1, 2020.