St. Cloud State Gains Two Wins at NWCA DII National Duals

The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (8-0) opened action at the 2011 NWCA Division II Duals on Jan. 8 with a 32-6 victory over Limestone. The National Duals are being hosted this year by the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. SCSU also earned a 27-9 win over UNC-Pembroke in second round action to earn a spot in the tournament semifinals on Jan. 9 against Augustana.

In the match against Limestone, the Huskies opened with a 4-0 win by Dylan Wright over Bradon Feix of Limestone at 125-pounds.

At 133-pounds, SCSU’s Westy Hanson lost a tough 3-2 decision against Michael Magaha of Limestone. At 141-pounds, SCSU’s Gabe Suarez posted a technical fall over Limestone’s Matthew Hall. Suarez won 18-2 at the 5:00 mark of the match.

At 149-pounds, Jacob R. Horn rolled to a 6-5 win for the Huskies over Theran Goodale, and SCSU’s Josh Joriman scored a 16-0 tech fall (4:00) over LU’s Jeremy McPhearson at 157-pounds.

At 165-pounds, Tad Merritt continued to impress in 2010-11 with a 4:32 pin for SCSU against LU’s Chris Didyoung. At 174-pounds, SCSU’s Shamus O’Grady added another with an 11-2 decision over LU’s Bryce Sopko.

In action at 184-pounds, SCSU’s Mic Berg lost a 6-4 match against LU’s Casey Bradley. At 197-pounds, SCSU’s Lucas Munkelwitz added a 6-2 win over Josh Sprewell, and at 285-pounds, SCSU’s JakChris Brassell scored a 6-0 win over LU’s Chris Weber.

In the 2nd round today, SCSU captured a 27-9 win over North Carolina-Pembroke. This moves SCSU’s record to 9-0 and it provides the Huskies with a trip to the tournament semifinals on Jan. 9. SCSU will face Augustana on Jan. 9, while Nebraska-Omaha and Newberry meet in the other semifinal match. on Jan. 9.

In the match against UNC-P, the Huskies gained victories from Eric Ellington at 133-pounds, Jacob D. Horn at 149-pounds, John Sundgren at 157-pounds, Shamus O’Grady at 174-pounds, Mic Berg at 184-pounds, Lucas Munkelwitz at 197-pounds and Jake Kahnke at 285.

Listed below are the complete results from the NWCA Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa

SCSU 32, Limestone 6
125- Dylan Wright (SCSU) def. Brandon Feix (LU) 4-0
133 – Mike Magaha (LU) def. Weston Hanson (SCSU) 3-2
141-Gabe Suarez (SCSU) tech fall Matt Hall (LU) 18-2 (5:00)
149-Jacob R. Horn (SCSU) def. Theran Goodale (LU) 6-5
157-Josh Joriman (SCSU) tech fall Jeremy McPhearson (LU) 16-0 (4:00)
165 – Tad Merritt (SCSU) fall Chris Didyoung (LU) 4:32
174-Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) major decision Bryce Sopko (LU) 11-2
184 – Casey Bradley (LU) def. Mic Berg (SCSU) 6-4
197 – Lucas Munkelwitz (SCSU) def. Josh Sprewell (LU) 6-2
285-Chris Brassell (SCSU) def. Charles Weber (LU) 6-0

SCSU 27, North Carolina-Pembroke 9
125 – Russ Weakley (UNCP) def. Zach Stewart (SCSU) 8-6
133 – Eric Ellington (SCSU) def. Timdarius Thurston (UNCP) 9-5
141 – Tyquan Easton (UNCP) def. Gabe Suarez (SCSU) 5-3
149 – Jacob D. Horn (SCSU) def. Brendon Parker-Risk (UNCP) 8-6
157 – John Sundgren (SCSU) fall Pat Foxworth (UNCP) 2:15
165 – Mike Williams (UNCP) def. Tad Merritt (SCSU) 7-6
174 – Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) tech fall Jordan Ford (UNCP) 19-2 (5:02)
184 – Mic Berg (SCSU) def. Shiheem Bryant (UNCP) 8-4
197-Lucas Munkelwitz (SCSU) def. John Sturrock (UNCP) 11-4
285-Jake Kahnke (SCSU) major decision John Sturrock (UNCP) 15-5

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