NCAA WRESTLING: Reinsma, Begin ranked in poll

EDMOND, Okla. – Southwest Minnesota State wrestlers Justin Reinsma and Jacob Begin were individually ranked in the latest NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association poll on Wednesday.

Justin Reinsma, a senior at 133 pounds, is ranked No. 8 with his 17-9 record.

Reinsma is a two-time All-America selection and was named All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference second team last season.

This season, Reinsma has claimed the 133 pound title at the Jimmie Open, fourth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open, and sixth at the Finn Grinaker/Cobber Open.

Jacob Begin, a senior at 174 pounds, is ranked No. 6 with his 12-5 record in his first season wrestling at 174 pounds. Last season he qualified for the NCAA tournament and was named All-NSIC second team with a record of 17-5 at 165 pounds. He was ranked has high at No. 5 by the NCAA at 165 pounds last season. Begin currently rides a six-bout winning streak. Begin was ranked No. 7 in last week’s edition.

Southwest Minnesota State (5-2, 2-0 NSIC) will travel to Kearney, Neb., for four duals at the Midwest Duals hosted by Nebraska Kearney at 9 a.m. Saturday.

SMSU will battle Newman, No. 4 Nebraska-Kearney, No. 6 Fort Hays (Kan.) State and Bethany (Kan.).