Huskies Announce 2018-19 Schedule

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Head Wrestling Coach, Steve Costanzo has announced the Huskies wrestling schedule for 2018-19. The season starts in November with ranking matches, includes visits from NCAA top-20 opponents Northern State University (Prep Night) and Minnesota State – Mankato (Senior Night). The season ends with nationals in Cleveland, OH to highlight St. Cloud State University wrestling schedule.

“The schedule once again is packed with major challenges for our student-athletes to best prepare them for the NCAA Championships in March,” said head coach Steve Costanzo. “It’s important to get the right looks from our opponents and get our wrestlers ready to win at the NCAA’s.

St. Cloud State University Wrestling finished their 2017-18 campaign winning their third NCAA DII National Championship in the past four years and had six individuals claim NCAA All-American honors. The Huskies, which sent ten student-athletes to the NCAA Championships last March, opens on Thursday, Nov. 1 with Annual Black/Red Classic. The event will help determine early season placing on the depth chart. Continue reading

CSU Bakersfield head coach and Gopher All-American Manny Rivera – GG45

The Guillotine Grapevine goes on the road to Daytona Beach, Florida to check in with All-American Golden Gopher Manny Rivera. The California native is entering his second year as the head wrestling coach at CSU Bakersfield.

Rivera talks about his time in Minnesota, getting recruited to Minnesota, interactions with J Robinson and Joe Russell and finally punching through to place as a senior.

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Jackrabbit wrestling schedule revealed

Duals against six teams that finished in the top 25 of the team standings at last season’s national championships highlight South Dakota State’s 2018-19 wrestling schedule, which was announced Wednesday.

“We are excited to be able to offer fans the opportunity to see the team contend against top-notch competition,” first-year head coach Damion Hahn said. “It is a tough schedule that will prepare us for the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.”

The Jackrabbits, who finished a program-best 12th at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on the strength of seven national qualifiers and three All-Americans, including defending 133-pound national champion Seth Gross, are slated to open the season Nov. 4 by hosting the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open. The individual tournament moves to a new venue this year in the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Continue reading

St. Cloud State names 2017-18 Senior Athletes of the Year

St. Cloud State University Intercollegiate Athletics has named Andrea Bryson (Appleton, Wisc./North H.S.) and Larry Bomstad (Lake Lillian, Minn./Atwood-Cosmos-Grove City H.S.) as its 2017-18 Senior Athletes of the Year.

The Senior Athlete of the Year award is presented annually to the Huskies’ top male and female senior student-athletes. The award is determined by a vote of the Athletic Department’s coaches and staff. Continue reading