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SMSU WRESTLING: Mustangs return to the mat Sunday in Moorhead for Dragon Open

MARSHALL — The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team returns to the mat on Sunday in Moorhead for the Dragon Open, hosted by MSU Moorhead, starting at 10 a.m.

SMSU head coach Chayse Jackson expects 18 wrestlers to represent SMSU during the open.

Mustangs in the

Intermat rankings

Three Mustangs find themselves ranked inside the top 16 of the InterMat Wrestling DII National Rankings, updated Dec. 1 … After a 3-0 day to finish first at the Auggie Open on Nov. 20, Jackson Stauffacher jumped to No. 16 at 125 pounds … Caden Steffen is the highest ranked Mustang of the three, moving up a spot to fourth at 184 pounds … Jacob Dykes rounds out the individuals, slotting in at No. 16 at 285 pounds … SMSU has also entered the team rankings, moving into a tie at 21st in Division II. They are one of six teams from the NSIC ranked in the top 25.

SMSU Leaders:

Neil Hanson (8-3)

Hunter Pfantz (7-4)

Dillon McEachran (6-4)

Caden Steffen (5-1)

Carter Marx (5-3)

The Mustangs will open conference duals on Friday, Dec. 10, in Aberdeen, S.D., against Northern State at 7 p.m., and will open its home schedule on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. versus Upper Iowa.

SMSU Probable Wrestlers:

125- Ben Emrich

125- Jackson Stauffacher

13- Hunter Pfantz

141- Rees Lehman

141- Luke Peterson

149- Sean Howk

149- Robert Shields

149- Tyler Soltau

157- Lucas Hodges

165- Nathan Moore

165- Jace Paplow

165- Elijah Sterner

174- Kevin Bostwick

174- Brandon Lalla

174 Carter Marx

184- Caden Steffen

197- Dillon McEachran

285- Jacob Dykes

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic

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