#1 St. Cloud State Wrestling Scores Win Over #3 Upper Iowa
The #1 ranked St. Cloud State wrestling team enjoyed a historic afternoon in Halenbeck Hall as the Huskies posted a 19-12 victory over #3 ranked Upper Iowa University on Feb. 12. The victory improved SCSU’s season record to 20-0 this season, which set a new team standard for wins in a single season.
The old record of 19 wins was set during the 2010-11 season, and the Huskies will conclude the dual meet schedule of the 2011-12 season with a match at NSIC rival Minnesota State on Feb. 16 in Mankato.
Before a big crowd on Alumni/Senior Day in Halenbeck Hall, the dual match against UIU opened at 197-pounds. The Peacocks’ #4 Carl Broghammer scored a 1-0 win over SCSU’s Chris Brassell at 197-pounds to start the day.
At 285-pounds, #1 ranked Jake Kahnke of SCSU tied the match for the Huskies with a 2-0 decision over #6 ranked Zach Rosol of UIU.
The Peacocks rebounded at the lower weights with a victory at 125-pounds and 133-pounds, before the Huskies made it 9-6 with a 9-6 win by Jay Hildreth over UIU’s Duane Richardson at 141.
Junior #3 Jacob D. Horn returned to the mats against UIU’s Jordan Rinken after an injury layoff. Horn got right back on track in the match with a big 5-2 victory at 149-pounds for SCSU. His victory tied the match at 9-9.
At 157-pounds, Josh Howk lost an 8-2 decision to Winston Robbins of UIU that made the tally 12-9 in favor of UIU.
The Huskies sealed the deal with three consecutive wins at 165-, 174- and 184-pounds. #1 ranked Tad Merritt started the ball rolling with a 16-9 victory at 165-pounds over UIU’s Blake Sorensen.
At 174-pounds #3 Shamus O’Grady also returned to the mats after an injury layoff on Sunday. O’Grady looked sharp in his 6-3 victory over #6 Wade Gobin of UIU. To finish the match, senior Derek Skala carded an impressive 15-5 major decison win over #4 Mitch Schultz of UIU at 184-pounds.
St. Cloud State 19 Upper Iowa 12
197 – Carl Broghammer (UIU) dec. Chris Brassell (SCSU), 1-0
285 – Jake Kahnke (SCSU) dec. Zach Rosol (UIU) 2-0
125 – Kyle Pedretti (UIU) dec. Dylan Wright (SCSU) 3-2
133 – Trevor Franklin (UIU) dec. Andy Pokorny (SCSU) 3-1
141 – Jay Hildreth (SCSU) dec. Duane Richardson (UIU) 9-6
149 – Jacob D. Horn (SCSU) dec. Jordan Rinken (UIU) 5-2
157 – Winston Robbins (UIU) dec. Josh Howk (SCSU) 8-2
165 – Tad Merritt (SCSU) dec. Blake Sorensen (UIU) 16-9
174 – Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) dec. Wade Gobin (UIU) 6-3
184 – Derek Skala (SCSU) Major Dec. Mitch Schultz (UIU) 15-5