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SMSU WRESTLING: Four Mustangs reach day two at NCAA Regional

ST. CLOUD – Cortez Arredondo picked up a pair of victories, including defeating the No. 3 ranked individual at 157 pounds, to help pace the Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team at the Super Region 3 Championships on Friday hosted by St. Cloud State University.

Arredondo is the lone Mustang undefeated in the championship and has advanced to the championship round semifinals on Saturday. He is one of four Mustangs still alive in the two-day championship. Day two action begins today at 11 a.m.

Arredondo opened the day with a 10-2 major decision over Bruce Lemon from Augustana, before earning a 4-3 decision over third-ranked Larry Bomstad from St. Cloud State.

At 174 pounds, Griffin Osing lost his first match to Jordan Gundrum from Upper Iowa, before rebounding with a win by fall over Sam Pennington from Lindenwood (Mo.). He then moved to today’s action by earning a forfeit victory in the consolation second round.

Jackson Ryan at 197 pounds is still alive heading into the consolation third round today. He picked up 15-6 major decision over Emmitt Brooks from U-Mary in the first round, before losing 5-3 to Clayton Wahlstrom from Augustana in the quarterfinals. He stayed alive by closing the day with a 13-8 win over Luke Diener from McKendree (Ill.).

Heavyweight Andrew Petersen also advanced to today’s action. He received a first-round bye, before losing in overtime to Mitchell Eull from Minot State. Petersen bounced back with a 10-3 win over Jordan Magnuson from MSU Moorhead to advance to the consolation third round.

The top four individuals from each weight class advance to the NCAA Division II Championships on March 9-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

First Round Results

125 | Marcus Povlick (McKendree) def. Taylor Curtis (SMSU), 9-1, Major Decision

133 | Brayden Curry (Augustana) def. Brock Buysse (SMSU), 7-2, Decision

141 | Keaten Schorr (Augustana) def. Trent Butcher (SMSU), 4-0, Decision

149 | Justin Haneke (SMSU) def. Kaleb Warner (Central Missouri), Fall, 5:31

157 | Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) def. Bruce Lemon (Augustana), 10-2, Major Decision

165 | Jesse Reser (Central Missouri) def. Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU), 9-2, Decision

174 | Jordan Gundrum (Upper Iowa) def. Griffin Osing (SMSU), Fall, 6:06

184 | Cole Hennen (SMSU) def. Keegan Berry (Minot State), 8-0, Major Decision

197 | Jackson Ryan (SMSU) def. Emmitt Brooks (U-Mary), 15-6, Major Decision

285 | Andrew Petersen (SMSU), BYE

Championship Quarterfinals (Friday)

149 | James Pleski (St. Cloud State) def. Justin Haneke (SMSU), 12-4, Major Decision

157 | Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) def. Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud State), 4-3, Decision

184 | Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) def. Cole Hennen (SMSU), 7-5, Decision

197 | Clayton Wahlstrom (Augustana) def. Jackson Ryan (SMSU), 5-3, Decision

285 | Mitchell Eull (Minot State) def. Andrew Petersen, TB-1, 2-1 OT, Decision

Wrestle-Backs: First Round (Friday)

125 | Taylor Curtis (SMSU) def. Max Newbury (Drury), 14-4, Major Decision

133 | Daide Agnew (Central Missouri) def. Brock Buysse (SMSU), 8-4, Decision

141 | Trent Butcher (SMSU), BYE

165 | Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU), BYE

174 | Griffin Osing (SMSU) def. Sam Pennington (Lindenwood), Fall, 2:59

Wrestle-Backs: Second Round (Friday)

125 | Andrew McFall (Minnesota State) def. Taylor Curtis (SMSU), 4-2, Decision

141 | Will Roark (Maryville) def. Trent Butcher (SMSU), 10-3, Decision

149 | Nate Trepanier (Lindenwood) def. Justin Haneke (SMSU), Tech Fall, 4:26, 19-2

165 | Qiante Wagner (McKendree) def. Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU), Fall, 4:28

174 | Griffin Osing (SMSU) def. Jacob Brune (Drury), M. forfeit

184 | Jackson Schichel (U-Mary) def. Cole Hennen (SMSU), M. forfeit

197 | Jackson Ryan (SMSU) def. Luke Diener (McKendree), 13-8, Decision

285 | Andrew Petersen (SMSU) def. Jordan Magnuson (MSU Moorhead), 10-3, Decision

Wrestle-Backs: Third Round (Today) – 11 a.m.

174 | Griffin Osing (SMSU) vs. Lukas Poloncic (Augustana)

197 | Jackson Ryan (SMSU) vs. Jared McKindley (Lindenwood)

285 | Andrew Petersen (SMSU) vs. Christian Boyles (McKendree)

Championship Semifinal (Today) – 11 a.m.

157 | Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) vs. Daniel Close (Minnesota State)

Content courtesy of SMSU Athletic Communications

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