SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs drop tight battle with U-Mary

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State won two bouts by tech fall and had one pin but let a two-point lead slip away with a loss by decision in the final bout of the night as the University of Mary came away with a 20-19 win on Friday night in the PE Gym.

Taylor Curtis (125) suffered a tough loss by sudden victory to begin the night for SMSU and U-Mary earned a win by tech fall to go ahead 8-0 after the first two bouts.

Trent Butcher (141) controlled his bout from start to finish and earned a 14-7 win by decision to get SMSU on the board. Justin Haneke (149) then earned his ninth pin of the season to give SMSU a 9-8 lead.

U-Mary won three straight bouts beginning with the 157 weight class to go ahead 17-9 with just three bouts remaining.

The Mustangs looked like they’d taken all of the momentum back with back-to-back tech falls to edge out a 19-17 lead with the heavyweights as the only remaining bout.

Cole Hennen (184) defeated Jackson Schichel 15-0 which was followed by a 16-1 win by Jackson Ryan (197) to put SMSU in front.

Andrew Petersen, nursing a lower body injury, was even with Dominic Tudor at 2-2 before eventually falling 6-2 in the final bout of the evening.

Southwest Minnesota State will return to action tomorrow afternoon as they host Minot State beginning at 3 p.m. in the PE Gym.

SMSU vs U-Mary Results

125 Nate Humann (Mary) over Taylor Curtis (Southwest Minnesota State) (SV-2 3-2)

133 Tate Barnhardt (Mary) over Brock Buysse (Southwest Minnesota State) (TF 17-2 7:00)

141 Trent Butcher (Southwest Minnesota State) over Hunter Eckert (Mary) (Dec 14-7)

149 Justin Haneke (Southwest Minnesota State) over Reed Cronin (Mary) (Fall 3:19)

157 Jared Reis (Mary) over Cortez Arredondo (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 3-2)

165 Phillip Springsteen (Mary) over Kegen Fingalsen (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 9-2)

174 Austin Eichmann (Mary) over Griffin Osing (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 2-1)

184 Cole Hennen (Southwest Minnesota State) over Jackson Schichel (Mary) (TF 15-0 7:00)

197 Jackson Ryan (Southwest Minnesota State) over Emmitt Brooks (Mary) (TF 16-1 4:38)

285 Dominic Tudor (Mary) over Andrew Petersen (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 6-2)

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications