St. Cloud State announces new additions for 2018-19

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo and his staff of assistant coaches has announced the latest additions to the Huskies’ wrestling program. Five student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the SCSU wrestling team for 2018-19. The group includes Luke Clark (Dresser, Wisc.), Boone Giulio (American Falls, Idaho), Gannon Hughes (Oswego, Ill.), Jacob Mandt (Chatfield, Minn.) and Cameron Riggs (North Platte, Neb.).

“We are very excited to add these five additions to our program,” said Costanzo. “These young men are all high character individuals that will add strong depth to an already talented squad. All five individuals could add an immediate impact in their respective weight classes.”

Clark hails from nearby St. Croix Falls High School where he is a two-time WIAA D3 state place winner. In 2017, he placed fourth at the WIAA D3 State Championships at 170-pounds with a 40-3 mark. In 2016, Clark placed sixth at the WIAA D3 State Championships at 160-pounds. He has captured three WIAA D3 Region One titles and two WIAA D3 Section One Championships. In addition, Clark earned All-American honors in 2017 by placing fifth at the USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals and has accumulated an overall mark of 109-18. He is the son of Dan and Tracey Clark. Continue reading

NDSU Hosts #3 Oklahoma State in Big 12 Conference Dual

North Dakota State (0-2, 0-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host No. 3-ranked Oklahoma State (2-0, 0-0 #Big12WR) in a Big 12 Conference dual at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, in the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex … Each NDSU dual this season will be broadcast by BEK Sports and streamed live on gobison.com … Jordan Hassler and NDSU senior associate AD Jack Maughan will describe the action … Live scoring will be provided through TrackWrestling.com. Continue reading

McKee and Kroells Set for U23 World Championships

With the University of Minnesota wrestling team set to take the holiday weekend off, one of the biggest wrestling events of the year will be taking place in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the U23 World Championships.

There will be one current and one former Gopher that will be competing for a medal in the freestyle event. Current sophomore Mitch McKee will compete in 61-kilograms after qualifying in Rochester, Minn. in October. Three-time All-American Michael Kroells will be making his first international tournament after qualifying in Rochester. Continue reading

Jackrabbits take on No. 12 Arizona State

BROOKINGS, S.D. – For the second time in as many duals, the South Dakota State University wrestling team will face a ranked opponent. Sunday, the Jackrabbits will travel to Tempe, Arizona, for a matchup against 12th-ranked Arizona State.

Action is scheduled to begin at noon Mountain Time (1 p.m. Central) at Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU campus. The dual is to be televised on the Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Arizona, with live video streaming available at Pac-12.com or via the Pac-12 Now app.

SDSU, ranked 16th in the latest NWCA/USA Today poll, dropped its dual opener Nov. 17 to sixth-ranked Minnesota, 20-12. Arizona State, meanwhile, is 1-2 in duals after meeting three ranked opponents so far this season. The Sun Devils dropped a Nov. 10 decision to third-ranked Michigan, 21-18, then were defeated by second-ranked Ohio State, 31-12, on Nov. 12. ASU cracked the win column with a 32-6 home victory over No. 22 Pittsburgh on Nov. 19. Continue reading