Sit down with a pair of South Dakota State newcomers in Jaxon Fitzgerald and Josh Casperson, along with senior John Nething II as they preview Sunday’s Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open.
Gopher Wrestling Head Assistant Coach Brandon Eggum reviews performances from last weekend’s open practice and previews Scott Schiller’s participation in this weekend’s NWCA All-Star Classic and the freshman class in the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open.
St. Cloud, Minn. – The #5 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team spent the weekend of Oct. 24-26 participating in team retreat at “Camp Courage.” In addition to preparing for the upcoming 2014-15 season at the retreat, the Huskies also helped lend a hand with fall chores around camp. Camp Courage is a non-profit camp for children and adults with disablities located near Maple Lake, Minn.
With the season quickly approaching, the Gopher Wrestling team worked tirelessly through another demanding week in the wrestling room, but also opened its doors to the public to showcase this year’s team in a series of matches.
St. Cloud State University has received a number five ranking in this year’s NCAA Division II wrestling preseason poll. Maryville (Mo.) earned the number one ranking in the NCAA Division II wrestling poll released by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.
Maryville received five first-place votes and finished with 151 points in balloting of head coaches from around the country, while SCSU had 121 points in the poll. The top five was completed by Ouachita Baptist (142), Nebraska-Kearney (134) and Notre Dame, Ohio (122). Rounding out the top 10 is McKendree (Ill.), Mercyhurst (Pa.), Western State (Colo.), Central Oklahoma and Lindenwood (Mo.).
Southwest Minnesota State wrestlers Jacob Begin and Cole Wilson are individually ranked in the preseason NCAA Division II National Wrestling Coaches Association poll.
Jacob Begin, a senior at 174 pounds with a career record of 73-25 is ranked No. 3 and coming off a campaign in which he went 25-9 and qualified for the NCAA Division II national tournament for the second consecutive season. Begin placed third at the NCAA Central Super Regional and was individually ranked by the NCAA for two weeks—ranked as high as No. 6. The Anoka, Minn., native was also named to the All-NSIC first team for first time after the 2013-14 season.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team volunteered to help run the Creative Care For Reaching Independence Superhero 5K Run & Walk ‘n’ Roll-a-thon earlier this fall.
Dragon wrestlers and coaches helped with the set up and take down for the event, which benefited the CCRI. The race began near the large shelter at Gooseberry Mound Park located at 100 22nd Ave South in Moorhead, Minn. The race ran along a trail along the beautiful Red River into Lindenwood Park in Fargo.
Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State senior Cody Quinn is rated third at 165 in the NCAA Division II wrestling preseason rankings.
Quinn, a Covington, Wash., native who received a medical redshirt season in 2013-14 due to an injury, went 27-8 in 2012-13 while earning All-America honors for his third-place finish. He was also an All-American in 2011-12 when he placed seventh while finishing the year with a 23-10 mark.
EDMOND, Okla. — Maryville (Mo.) earned its first-ever No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division II wrestling poll Monday as the Saints earned the favorite’s tag for the 2015 national championship, according to the pre-season rankings released by the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association.
Maryville, a fourth-year program that will serve as host institution for the 2015 NCAA Division II Wrestling Champion･ships in St. Louis next March, received five first-place votes and finished with 151 points in balloting of head coaches from around the country. The Saints return five All-Americans from last year’s third-place team in addition to an All-American from the season before and all six wrestlers are in the pre-season individual rankings.
InterMat NCAA Division III team and individual wrestling rankings for October 25, 2014.
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USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals – High School Divisions results. October 25, 2014 at Cedar Falls, Iowa.