St. Cloud State Black/Red Classic

St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud State University wrestling team kicked off the 2010-11 season at the annual Black/Red Classic on Friday, Nov.5, in Halenbeck Hall.  The Red team outscored the Black team 19-13 in front of over 200 SCSU wrestling fans.

Before the match, the Huskies honored two former St. Cloud State University greats: John Barrett (1987 Alum) and Nick Wilkes (2009 Alum).  Both men served as honorary coaches respectively for the team event.

St. Cloud State wrestling is gearing up for Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Saturday, Nov. 13, in Ames, Iowa.  The Huskies are currently ranked #2 in the latest 2010-11 pre-season NCAA Div. II poll.  In the highly competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, the Huskies were selected #1 in the coaches’ 2010-11 pre-season poll.

Wrestle-Off Results
125 – Dylan Wright, decision Zach Stewart, 2-1
133 – Westy Hanson, decision Eric Ellington, 2-1
141 – Gabe Suarez, decision Matt Leibforth, 3-2
149 – Jacob D. Horn, decision Jacob R. Horn, 6-3
157 – Joey Falde, maj. decision Michael Kairouz, 11-3
165 – Tad Merritt, maj. decision Kurt Salmen, 16-5
174 – Shamus O’Grady, decision Ben McPhail, 4-1
184 – Mic Berg, decision Erik Rogness, 4-1
197 – Open
285 – Jacob Kahnke, winner by fall Chris Brassell, 2:45
149 (Exh.) – Chad Kubach, decision Josh Howk, 5-2

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