#3 St. Cloud State rolls to a 38-3 win over Minnesota State Moorhead
Huskies tie team record for wins in a season!
St. Cloud, Minn. – The #3 St. Cloud State University wrestling team tied a team record for dual meet victories with a 38-3 win over Minnesota State, Moorhead on Jan. 30 at Halenbeck Hall. Before a large Alumni Day gathering at the match, the Huskies tallied their 15th win of the season, which ties the team record for dual match wins in a season that was set in 1964-65.
SCSU is now 15-2 on the season, and the Huskies will next host Northern State on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., and Mary on Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. Both matches will be held in Halenbeck Hall and tickets can be purchased at the gate. As always, all SCSU students are admitted FREE to all regular season home matches with a valid SCSU student ID.
MSUM’s lone points were tallied in the opening match of the day as Corey Ulmer posted a 7-0 win over SCSU’s Dylan Wright at 125-pounds.
The Huskies turned on the pressure after that setback with a 13-4 major decision win by Eric Ellington over MSUM’s Evan Forde at 133-pounds. SCSU charted a pin by Gabe Suarez at 141-pounds. Suarez took care of business at 4:20 against MSUM’s Connor MacGregor.
Jacob D. Horn added another major decision win for SCSU at 149-pounds with a 12-3 victory over MSUM’s Tyler Steinwand. At 157-pounds, John Sundgren scored a 7-2 decision over MSUM’s Tallen Wald.
SCSU’s #2 ranked Tad Merritt joined the major decision crowd with a 13-2 victory over Tyler Kivel of MSUM at 165-pounds. The Huskies then iced the match at 174-pounds with a big 21-6 tech fall win (7:00) by Shamus O’Grady over MSUM’s Jacob Bennett.
To complete the run, SCSU’s Mic Berg gained a 9-4 decision over MSUM’s Kody Kalkbrenner at 184-pounds. SCSU’s Lucas Munkelwitz added the Huskies’ second fall of the day with a 1:48 pin over MSUM’s Brian Woelfel at 197-pounds. At 285-pounds, SCSU’s Jake Kahnke (ranked #1 in the nation) coined a 6-2 decision win over MSUM’s Jon Swart to complete the score at 38-3 in favor of SCSU.
A highlight of the day was the introduction of the SCSU wrestling alumni in attendance at the match during intermission. This large contingent of SCSU wrestling alumni were spotlighted by the SCSU announcer and the day was completed with a post-match reception at D.B. Searle’s in downtown St. Cloud. This group included representatives from all eras of Husky wrestling dating back to the 1950s.
St. Cloud State 38 MSU-Moorhead 3
125 Corey Ulmer (MSU) DEC Dylan Wright (SCSU) 7-0
133 Eric Ellington (SCSU) MD Evan Forde (MSU) 13-4
141 Gabriel Suarez (SCSU) FALL Connor MacGregor (MSU) 4:20
149 Jacob D. Horn (SCSU) MD Tyler Steinwand (MSU) 12-3
157 John Sundgren (SCSU) DEC Tallen Wald (MSU) 7-2
165 Tad Merritt (SCSU) MD Tyler Kivel (MSU) 13-2
174 Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) TF5 Jacob Bennett (MSU) 21-6 7:00
184 Michael Berg (SCSU) DEC Kody Kalkbrenner (MSU) 9-4
197 Lucas Munkelwitz (SCSU) FALL Brian Woelfel (MSU) 1:48
285 Jake Kahnke (SCSU) DEC Jon Swart (MSU) 6-2