SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU to host back-to-back NSIC duals this weekend

MARSHALL – Southwest Minnesota State returns to its NSIC schedule this weekend with back-to-back duals against U-Mary and Minot State on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Match Info

– SMSU vs U-Mary- today, 7 p.m. (PE Gym)

– SMSU vs Minot State- Saturday, 3 p.m. (PE Gym)

– Live results for both matches will be available via

– Links for live video of both matches can be found from

– Tickets for both matches can be purchased from

Last Time Out

– SMSU went 1-1 last week, with the largest win under Head Coach, Jesse Nelson in a 54-0 win over DWU followed by a 25-13 road loss at Upper Iowa.

– The Mustangs’ win over DWU was the first time SMSU had shutout an opponent since defeating Minot State, 40-0 back in 2013-14.

– The win over DWU was the first time SMSU had put up 50 points in a match since defeating St. Thomas 50-3 back in 2000.

– SMSU took advantage of three wins by forfeit against DWU.

– SMSU earned four wins as a team at Upper Iowa, but the Peacocks would pull away late.

– Taylor Curtis earned a 19-7 major decision on Wednesday night against DWU.

– Kegen Fingalsen, Griffin Osing, Cole Hennen and Jackson Ryan strung together four straight pins in the Mustangs big win over DWU.

– Cortez Arredondo (15-6) went 2-0 for SMSU wrestling at 157 with a 13-5 major decision vs DWU and a 2-1 decision at UIU.

– Fingalsen and Hennen also went 2-0 on the weekend with wins by decision at UIU to follow their respective wins by fall vs DWU.

SMSU Season Leaders

– Justin Haneke (149) holds a 15-7 overall record on the year with eight total pins.

– Andrew Petersen (HWT) has a 15-7 record on the season with three pins.

– Cortez Arredondo (157)- has a 15-6 record on the season with a 3-1 record against NSIC opponents.

– Taylor Curtis (125)- has a 12-8 record on the season and is 2-2 in the Northern Sun.

SMSU Probable Lineup

– 125: Taylor Curtis

– 133: Brock Buysse

– 141: Trent Butcher

– 149: Justin Haneke

– 157: Cortez Arredondo

– 165: Kegen Fingalsen

– 174: Griffin Osing

– 184: Cole Hennen

– 197: Jackson Ryan

– 285: Andrew Petersen or Ben Thompson

SMSU vs U-Mary Match Notes

– U-Mary 2017-18 Record: 5-5, 2-2 NSIC

– Head Coach: Adam Aho (5th season)

– Tate Barnhardt was the No. 9 ranked wrestler at 133 in the latest DII wrestling rankings.

– Hunter Eckert ranks No. 8 at 141 in the latest rankings .

– Rudy Guillen was tabbed as the No. 8 ranked wrestler for the 149 weight class in the latest DII rankings.

– Phillip Springsteen was ranked No. 11 in the latest DII rankings at 165.

– Dom Tudor ranks No. 7 at 285 in the latest DII rankings.

– SMSU is 8-2 all-time against U-Mary with four straight victories.

– The Mustangs have won 8 of 9 duals versus U-Mary dating back to the 2008-09 season.

– SMSU overcame an early 10-0 deficit against U-Mary and came away with a 20-16 win last season in Bismarck, N.D.

– The Marauders snapped a 3-match losing streak with a 19-16 walk-off win at MSU Moorhead last Sunday.

– Dominic Tudor captured the 285 match in sudden victory overtime to secure the win last week.

– UMary is now in the midst of a three-match road stretch, which continues at SMSU and Augustana this weekend.

– The Marauders slipped out of the national Top 25 but are the top team in the receiving votes category.

– In the Region 3 poll released last week the Marauders are ranked 8th out of 15 teams.

U-Mary Probable Lineup

– 125: Nate Humann

– 133: Tate Barnhardt

– 141: Hunter Eckert

– 149: Reed Cronin

– 157: Jared Reis

– 165: Phillip Springsteen

– 174: Austin Eichmann

– 184: Jackson Schichel

– 184: Jake Green

– 197: Emmitt Brooks

– 285: Dom Tudor

SMSU vs Minot State Match Notes

– Minot State 2017-18 Record: 2-12, 0-3 NSIC

– Head Coach: Evan Forde (3rd season)

– The Mustangs are 6-1 all-time against Minot State and have won five straight duals over the Beavers.

– SMSU won last season’s dual, 22-16 on the road in Minot, N.D.

– The Beavers’ only win in the all-time series was a 24-12 win over SMSU back in the 1972-73 season.

– Minot State competed in the Kutztown Duals last weekend, losing all five duals on the trip.

– Keegan Berry (184) posted a 5-0 record, four wins and a forfeit win, at the Kutztown Duals last week.

– Mitchell Eull (285) had a 4-1 record during the tournament in Kutztown, improving to 20-3 on the season.

– The Beavers will take on Augustana on Friday night before traveling to take on SMSU on Saturday.

Minot State

Probable Lineup

– 125: Dean Arevalo

– 133: Michael Rangel

– 141: Jered Sublet

– 149: Tanner Crissler

– 157: Zach Berry

– 165: Carlos Toledano

– 174: Parker Osterman

– 184: Keegan Berry

– 197: Briley Crissler

– 285: Mitchell Eull

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