The #1 St. Cloud State wrestling team participated at the 2011 Finn Grineker Open on Nov. 19. This open tournament was hosted by Concordia-Moorhead and no team scores were kept at the tournament.
The Huskies were paced in the tournament with a pair of first place finishes. At 174-pounds in the Gold Division, senior Tad Merritt earned top honors with a 4-0 record that included an 8-6 win in the title bout over Kurtis Julson of North Dakota State. Teammate Kurt Salmen placed third in the 174-pound bracket for SCSU.
At 197-pounds in the Gold Division, senior Lucas Munkelwitz scored a 4-0 record and brought home another title for the Huskies. Munkelwitz charted a 4-1 win over Martin Hagan of Southwest Minnesota State in the title match.
At 157-pounds, Jacob D. Horn placed third in the Gold Division and Josh Howk placed 3rd for the Huskies at 149-pounds. The Huskies also had a third place finish from Andy Pokorny at 133-pounds at the Concordia Open.