NCAA WRESTLING: SMSU has five still alive in Super Region 3

EDMUND, Okla. – Five Southwest Minnesota State University wrestlers advanced to compete today the NCAA Central Super Region 3 Tournament, hosted by the University of Central Oklahoma.

Kyle Begin, the only Mustang wrestler left undefeated, won his first two bouts at 165 pounds to advance a championship semifinal bout versus Ty Loethen (Central Missouri). Begin won the 174 pound crown last year at the Super Region 3 Tournament.

Besides Begin, SMSU has four remaining wrestlers that are trying to work their way back through the consolation bracket – Justin Reinsma (133), Jacob Begin (174), Micah Larson (197) and Cole Wilson (285).

Ethan Hildebrandt (141), Beau Buysse (149), Codie Lane (157) and Travis Peralta (184) were eliminated on the first day of the tournament.

Reinsma was bumped from the championship bracket by a sudden-victory loss to No. 5 Daniel DeShazer in the quaterfinals.

Reinsma advanced to wrestle today in a consolation quarterfinal bout after pinning No. 11 Symon Seaton (Fort Hays State) in 4:04. Reinsma will face No. 8 Morgan Engbrecht of Augustana. Reinsma defeated him earlier this season 6-4.

The championship semifinals and finals matches will be held today, along with the consolation semfinals, third- and fifth-place matches, beginning at 9 a.m.

Live updates of today’s action can be found online at www.smsumustangs.com or fans can follow along on Twitter (@SMSUmustangs).

The top five wrestlers in each weight bracket advance to the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 14-15.

NCAA SUPER REGION 3 TOURNAMENT

At University of Central Oklahoma

Edmund, Okla.

SMSU Results

Pigtail Round

Friday

133: (5) Justin Reinsma (SMSU) decision (17) Kris Workman (Newman) 8-4.

First Round

Friday

125: (7) Blake Bosch (MSUM) major decision (10) Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 9-0. 133: (5) Justin Reinsma (SMSU) decision (12) Shane Novak (MSUM), 6-3. 141: (1) Joshua Myers (OBU) pinned (16) Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU), 4:38. 149: (6) Jay Hildreth (SCSU) major decision (11) Beau Buysse (SMSU), 12-2. 157: (3) Clint Poser (SCSU) major decision(14) Codie Lane (SMSU), 9-0. 165: (1) Kyle Begin (SMSU) decision(16) Devon Fenstermaker (TSU), 8-2. 174: (3) Jacob Begin (SMSU) major decision (14) Anthony Navarro (NSU), 14-3. 184: (7) Travis Peralta (SMSU) decision (10) Josh Ploof (UCM), 5-1. 197: (8) Micah Larson (SMSU) decision (9) Justin Rentschler (TSU), 6-0. 285: (10) Michael Lowman (AUG) decision (7) Cole Wilson (SMSU), 5-2.

Championship Bracket

Quarterfinal Round

Friday

133: (4) Daniel DeShazer (UNK) sudden victory (5) Justin Reinsma (SMSU), 5-3. 165: (1) Kyle Begin (SMSU) major decision (8) Luke Roth (LIND), 11-3. 174: (6) Josh Rodriguez (FHSU) sudden victory 1 over (3) Jacob Begin (SMSU), 3-1. 184: (2) John McArdle (LIND) decision (7) Travis Peralta (SMSU), 9-4. 197: (1) Romero Cotton (UNK) pinned (8) Micah Larson (SMSU), 4:34.

Semifinal ROUND

Today

165: Bout 233: (1) Kyle Begin (SMSU) vs. (5) Ty Loethen (UCM)

Finals

Wrestlebacks

First Round

Friday

125: (10) Antonio Meikel (SMSU) pinned (15) Antonio Patterson (Minot State), 2:27. 141: (8) Dustin Reed (UCO) major decision (16) Ethan Hildebrandt (SMSU), 12-4; Hildebrandt eliminated. 149: (14) Isaac Novacek (MSUM) major decision (11) Beau Buysse (SMSU), 16-7; Buysse eliminated. 157: (17) Brennan Johnson (UCM) decision (14) Codie Lane (SMSU), 5-3; Lane eliminated. 285: (7) Cole Wilson (SMSU) decision (15) Jonah Westbury (U-MARY), 3-1.

Second Round

125: (8) Josh Breece (UCO) pinned (10) Antonio Meikel (SMSU), 0:52; Meikel eliminated. 133: (5) Justin Reinsma (SMSU) pinned (11) Symon Seaton (FHSU), 4:04. 174: (3) Jacob Begin (SMSU) pinned (13) Chase Wrisinger (TSU), 2:34. 184: (15) Matthew Lewellen (MSUM) decision (7) Travis Peralta (SMSU), 3-2; Peralta eliminated. 197:(8) Micah Larson (SMSU) decision (10) O’Dell Lee (OBU), 11-6. 285: (7) Cole Wilson (SMSU) pinned (16) Gerad Fugleberg (MSUM), 2:44.

Quarterfinals

133: Bout 220: (5) Justin Reinsma (SMSU) vs. (8) Morgan Engbrecht (AUG). 174: Bout 239: (3) Jacob Begin (SMSU) vs. (16) Parker Swanson (AUG). 197: Bout 248: (5) Joe Gomez (NSU) vs. (8) Micah Larson (SMSU). 285: Bout 252: (5) Cody Dauphin (UCO) vs. (7) Cole Wilson (SMSU)

SMSU Individual Records

125: Antonio Meikel 1-2 (eliminated); 133: Justin Reinsma 3-1; 141: Ethan Hildebrandt 0-2 (eliminated); 149: Beau Buysse 0-2 (eliminated); 157: Codie Lane 0-2 (eliminated); 165: Kyle Begin 2-0; 174: Jacob Begin 2-1; 184: Travis Peralta 1-2 (eliminated); 197: Micah Larson 2-1; 285: Cole Wilson 2-1.