SMSU WRESTLING: SMSU ready for Doane University Open Saturday

MARSHALL – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team is preparing to compete at the Doane University Open in Crete, Neb., on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

SMSU will send 13 wrestlers and 10 unattached wrestlers to the teams’ fourth and final open of the 2018-19 season.

SMSU has a 0-1 record overall and in the NSIC, following a loss to conference favorite St. Cloud State on Nov. 29.

SMSU placed eight wrestlers at the Buena Vista Open last week in Storm Lake, Iowa. Cole Hennen (184), led the team going 3-1 to take third, followed by Ben Emrich (125) who went 2-2 to earn fourth, Cortez Arredondo (157) and Griffin Osing (174) went 5-1 to both take home fifth, Hunter Connor (185) went 2-2 to earn sixth, Ben Thompson (197) went 5-1 to also earn sixth place, Andrew Petersen (285) went 5-1 to earn seventh, and Justin Haneke (149) went 3-2 to finish at eighth place.

SMSU Projected Line-up

125 Willie Meine

125 Ben Emrich Unattached

133 Brock Buysse

133 Hunter Pfantz Unattached

141 Riley Altenburg Unattached

141 Justin Sampson Unattached

141 Lorenzo Diaz Unattached

149 Justin Haneke

149 Jordan Biehn

157 Cortez Arredondo

157 Zach Beaumaster

157 Jordan Peterson Unattached

157 Nathan Moore Unattached

165 Kegen Fingalsen

165 Nick VonRuden

165 Hayden Voxland Unattached

184 Cole Hennen

184 Hunter Connor Unattached

197 Jackson Ryan

197 Ben Thompson

197 Jacob Dykes Unattached

285 Andrew Petersen

285 Gage Wevley

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