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SMSU WRESTLING: Vikings pull away from Mustangs in Friday dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After holding a one-point lead heading into intermission of the dual, the Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-4, 2-3 NSIC) were edged out by Augustana (6-2, 3-0 NSIC), who won the rest of the bouts outright for a 27-10 victory on Friday night in the Elmen Center.

The dual started at 184 in which the Vikings earned a decision victory for an early three-point lead. Jackson Ryan (197) then earned his third consecutive conference bout victory with a win by fall at 7:51 over AU’s Daniel Bishop.

The Vikings would pick up a decision victory at 285 to tie the dual at 6-6 before Hunter Pfantz (125) earned a victory by major decision at 11-3 over Ethan Cota for a 10-6 lead.

That would be the last bout victory for the Mustangs as the Vikings would win the rest of the bouts outright to secure the 27-10 victory.

Southwest Minnesota State travels to York, Neb., today to face Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and York College (Neb.) at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Augustana 27, SMSU 10

184 | Kolby Kost wins by decision (10-6) over Cole Hennen. AU 3, SMSU 0.

197 | Jackson Ryan wins by fall at 7:51 over Daniel Bishop. AU 3, SMSU 6.

285 | Steven Hajas wins by decision (6-2) over Andrew Petersen. AU 6, SMSU 6.

125 | Hunter Pfantz wins by major decision (11-3) over Ethan Cota. AU 6, SMSU 10.

133 | Jack Huffman wins by decision (9-4) over Jackson Stauffacher. AU 9, SMSU 10.

141 | Hunter Burnett wins by major decision (13-4) over Justin Sampson AU 13, SMSU 10.

149 | Jebben Keyes wins by decision (9-6) over Robert Shields. AU 16, SMSU 10.

157 | Jacob Tvinnereim wins by decision (4-1) over Nathan Moore. AU 19, SMSU 10.

165 | Bailey Neises wins by decision (9-4) over Jacob Backlund. AU 22, SMSU 10.

174 | Ben Kelvington wins by tech fall (17-2 4:33) over Hayden Voxland. AU 27, SMSU 10.

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