Mustangs Receive Votes in Coaches’ Poll; Rodas Ranked Eighth at Heavyweight

EDMOND, Okla. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team received votes in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II wrestling rankings released by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association released today. In the individual rankings, SMSU’s Brian Rodas is ranked No. 8 at 285 pounds.

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference earned four spots in he top-20 in this week’s edition of the rankings. St. Cloud State currently ranks second while Augustana (S.D.) is ranked third. Minnesota State cracked the poll at seventh and Upper Iowa landed at 11th. Along with the Mustangs, MSU Moorhead received votes in the coaches’ poll this week.

Rodas, a native of Farmersburg, Iowa, was the first Mustang to be ranked this season, and has been ranked in every poll this season. Rodas entered the season at No. 8 at 285 pounds. The junior made his first appearance of the season in the Buena Vista Open on Dec. 11. Rodas went 1-2 in the open finishing in sixth place. Last season, Rodas qualified for the national tournament at 285 pounds and finished the season with a record of 12-8.

The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will pick up action on Jan. 19 in a triangular with Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern (Iowa). The wrestling is set to get underway at 4:30 p.m. in Mitchell, S.D.

NCAA Division II
Team Rankings

Rank,  School (State), Points, Last Ranking
1. Nebraska-Omaha  159 1st
2. St. Cloud State (Minn.)  153 2nd
3. Augustana (S.D.)  140 3rd
4. Western State (Colo.)  131 4th
5. Newberry (S.C.) 129 5th
6. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)  106 9th
7. Minnesota State  105 6th
8. Nebraska-Kearney  100 8th
9. Central Oklahoma  99 12th
10. Grand Canyon (Ariz.)  97 11th
11. Upper Iowa  88 10th
12. Wisconsin-Parkside  70 13th
13. North Carolina-Pembroke 64 20th
14. Findlay (Ohio)  61 7th
T15. West Liberty (W. Va.) 43 14th
T15. Fort Hays State (Kan.)  43 15th
17. Adams State (Colo.)  29 16th
18. Ashland (Ohio) 27 17th
19. East Stroudsburg (Pa.) 14 18th
20. San Francisco State (Calif.)  10 19th

Others receiving votes: Belmont Abbey (N.C.), Colorado State-Pueblo, Gannon (Pa.), Minnesota State-Moorhead, Southwest Minnesota.

NCAA Division II
Individual Rankings

125 Pounds
1. Andy Forstner, Minnesota State
2. Russell Weakley, North Carolina-Pembroke
3. Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
4. Alex Meger, Augustana (S.D.)
5. Josh Smith, Nebraska-Kearney
6. Connor McDonald, Newberry (S.C.)
7. Alex Johns, Indianapolis (Ind.)
8. Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio)
133 Pounds
1. Kyle Pedretti, Upper Iowa
2. Todd Wilcox, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
3. Ryan Link, Pittsburgh-Johnstown
4. Aldon Isenberg, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
5. B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)
6. Michael Magaha, Limestone (S.C.)
7. Cody Gillenwater, Central Missouri
8. Trison Graham, Central Oklahoma
141 Pounds
1. Jay Sherer, Augustana (S.D.)
2. Mario Morgan, Nebraska-Omaha
3. Andre Harrison, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
4. Dalton Jensen, Nebraska-Kearney
5. Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State (Calif.)
6. Jimmy Savala, Chadron State (Neb.)
7. Gabe Suarez, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
8. Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)
149 Pounds
1. Esai Dominguez, Nebraska-Omaha
2. T.J. Hepburn, Nebraska-Kearney
3. Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
4. Jeremy Espinoza, Findlay (Ohio)
5. Dale Debacco, Newberry (S.C.)
6. Josh Hensley, Adams State (Colo.)
7. Mitchell Means, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
8. Jesse Snider, Colorado Mines
157 Pounds
1. George Ivanov, Nebraska-Omaha
2. Marcus Edgington, Augustana (S.D.)
3. Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
4. Seth Phalen, West Liberty (W.Va.)
5. Sean Byrnes, Newberry (S.C.)
6. John Sundgren, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
7. Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
8. Justin Morris, Western State (Colo.)
165 Pounds
1. Josh Shields, Mercyhurst (Pa.)
2. Tad Merritt, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3. Jake Varilek, Belmont Abbey (N.C.)
4. Derrick Adkins, Central Oklahoma
5. Joey Wilson, Nebraska-Kearney
6. Matt Gille, Wisconsin-Parkside
7. Gavin Nelson, Augustana (S.D.)
8. Justin Grant, Colorado State-Pueblo
174 Pounds
1. Luke Rynish, Wisconsin-Parkside
2. Anthony Petrella, Gannon (Pa.)
3. Ryan Pankoke, Nebraska-Omaha
4. Victor Carazo, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
5. Tim Darling, Kutztown (Pa.)
6. Shamus O’Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
7. Ben Becker, Minnesota State
8. Mason True, Findlay (Ohio)
184 Pounds
1. Bryant Blanton, Newberry (S.C.)
2. Charlie Pipher, Western State (Colo.)
3. Aaron Norgren, Minnesota State
4. Aaron Denson, Nebraska-Omaha
5. Mic Berg, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
6. Brady Anderson, Mary (N.D.)
7. Ryan Becerra, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
8. Tanner Keck, Central Oklahoma
197 Pounds
1. Donovan McMahill, Western State (Colo.)
2. Ty Copsey, Augustana (S.D.)
3. Mitch Knapp, West Liberty (W.Va.)
4. Luke McPeek, Adams State (Colo.)
5. Jarrett Edison, Central Oklahoma
6. Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
7. Frank Morgan, King (Tenn.)
8. Daniel Stevenson, Findlay (Ohio)
285 Pounds
1. Jacob Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2. Charlie Alexander, Western State (Colo.)
3. Ben Hohensee, Nebraska-Kearney
4. Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
5. Taylor Escamilla, Nebraska-Omaha
6. J.D. Ramsey, West Liberty (W.Va.)
7. Chris Dempsey, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
8. Brian Rodas, Southwest Minnesota

Southwest Minnesota State at Sioux Falls Triangular

Mustang Wrestling Picks up Two Wins at Sioux Falls Triangular

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team was victorious tonight at the University of Sioux Falls Triangular with USF and Wayne State College Club Team tonight. The Mustangs defeated Wayne State 58-0 before taking down USF 227-10 on their home mat.

Southwest Minnesota State picked up seven pins against the Wayne State club team. Justin Reinsma continued to roll picking up his third pin of the season and a 12-6 decision over Chaz Fredericksen of USF. Reinsma improves to 12-4 on the season.

The Mustangs finished the dual against Wayne State with seven pins. Devin Terry at 141 pounds, David Albrecht at 149 pounds, Logan McAlpin at 165, Billy Fate at 174, CD Johnson at 184 and heavyweight Todd Klemz all won by pin against Wayne State on the way to a 58-0 shutout of the Wildcats.

SMSU then took on host USF and came away with a 27-10 victory. Travis Borchert started out the match with a close 8-7 decision loss at 125 pounds to Brandon Goodwin. The Mustangs would then take seven of the next eight weight classes cruising to a 27-10 win.

157-pound red shirt freshman Casey Field picked up his first pin of the season taking down Tom Thompson of USF just 48 seconds into the second period. Billy Fate picked up a major decision at 174 pounds defeating USF’s Tal Bakke 15-0.

Southwest Minnesota State will pick up action this weekend at the Buena Vista Open in Storm Lake, Iowa at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

December 8, 2010 at Sioux Falls, SD

Southwest Minnesota State 58, Wayne State (Neb.) 0
125 Travis Borchert (SMSU) wins by forfeit, 6-0
133 Justin Reinsma (SMSU) pinned Craig Dennis (WSC), (0:26)
141 Devin Terry (SMSU) pinned Trent Brichacek (WSC), (0:19)
149 David Albrecht (SMSU) pinned Matthew Peter (WSC), (2:18)
157 Casey Field (SMSU) wins by forfeit, 6-0
165 Logan McAlpin (SMSU) pinned Allyn Gonsor (WSC), (2:40)
174 William Fate (SMSU) pinned Tahner Thiem (WSC), (4:12)
184 CD Johnson (SMSU) pinned Rob Peter (WSC), (1:03)
197 Martin Hagen (SMSU) major dec. Matt Bates (WSC), 16-3
HWT Todd Klemz (SMSU) pinned Tim Campton (WSC), (0:59)

Southwest Minnesota State 27, University of Sioux Falls 10
125 Brandon Goodwin (USF) dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 8-7
133 Justin Reinsma (SMSU) dec. Chaz Fredericksen (USF), 12-6
141 Devin Terry (SMSU) dec. Joe Goolsby (USF), 9-5
149 David Albrecht (SMSU) major dec. Clint McKee (USF), 16-4
157 Casey Field (SMSU) pinned Tom Thompson (USF), (2:48)
165 Travis Godbersen (USF) major dec. Logan McAlpin (SMSU), 9-1
174 William Fate (SMSU) major dec. Tal Bakke (USF), 15-0
184 CD Johnson (SMSU) dec. Casey Finnicum (USF), 9-5
197 Martin Hagen (SMSU) dec. Shea Klooster (USF), 4-2
HWT Joe Skow (USF) dec. Erik Berdahl (SMSU), 5-3

Southwest Minnesota State 18, Morningside 18

SMSU Wrestling Fights to an 18-18 Draw with Morningside College

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (1-0-1) opened the 2010-11 home season with a draw against the No. 16 ranked NAIA member Morningside College (Iowa) (2-0-1) tonight at the PE Gym in Marshall. The Mustangs found themselves behind 18-15 heading into the final match of the evening at 285 pounds, before SMSU’s Todd Klemz came away with an 11-7 decision over Tyler Thompson to tie the meet 18-18.

The Mustangs fell behind early after 125-pounder Seife Kenea was pinned at 1:27 of the first period by Kory Kistner giving the Morningside Mustangs a 6-0 lead. The Mustangs fired right back when Justin Reinsma picked up a pin for SMSU at 4:48 to win at 133 pounds.

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Southwest Minnesota State 34 St. Olaf 10

November 19, 2010 at Northfield, Minn. (Skoglund Center)

Southwest Minnesota State 34, St. Olaf 10
125 – Siefe Kenea (SMSU) def. Zach Miller (StO), 11-4
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) def. Ian Pepple (StO), 11-3
141 – Ryan Timmerman (StO) def. Robert Morris (SMSU), 8-0
149 – David Albrech (SMSU) def. Alex Evan (StO), Fall 2:17
157 – Jacob Begin (SMSU) def. Justin Skillings (StO), Fall 4:18
165 – Josef Waples (StO) def. Sam Bonsu (SMSU), Fall 3:25
174 – Zak Coates (SMSU) def. Joseph Pesta (StO), 7-1
184 – C.D. Johnson (SMSU) def. Collin Jergenson (StO), 5-1
197 – Erik Berdahl (SMSU) def. James Noneman (StO), Fall 2:21
285 – Todd Klemz (SMSU) def. Sahmad Nakumbe (StO), 5-2

The Guillotine – January 1, 2010

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