SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs open season at DWU Open Saturday

MITCHELL, S.D. The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team opened the 2016-17 season on Saturday competing at the Dakota Wesleyan Open (S.D.).

Cole Hennen and Griffin Osing each recorded third-place finishes to lead the Mustangs. Hennen finished 5-1 at 184 pounds, while Osing also finished with a 5-1 record at 174. Hennen earned the third-place finish with a 14-6 major decision over an opponent from Iowa Western C.C. with Osing picking up a 4-2 win in the third-place match over Parker Jackson from Concordia-Moorhead.

Cortez Arredondo placed fourth at 149 with a 5-2 record.

SMSU returns to action on Thursday as they host Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) for its home dual opener at the PE Gym starting at 7 p.m.

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SMSU Final Records

125: Willie Meine 2-2; Taylor Curtis 1-2

133: Cameron Henning 1-2

141: Cody Peters 0-1; Zach Beaumaster 2-2; Jordan Biehn, 0-2

149: Trent Butcher 1-2; Cortez Arredondo 4-2 (4th place); Kyle Green 1-2

157: Jake Slocum 1-2; Alec Engler 2-2; Adam Knutson 0-2

165: Kegen Fingalsen 4-2; Cody Heitman 1-2

174: Nick Esping 0-2; Griffin Osing 5-1 (3rd place)

184: Cole Hennen 5-1 (3rd place)

197: Jackson Ryan 1-2; Ben Thompson (1-2)

285: Andrew Petersen 2-2