St. Cloud State 23 Northern State 19

#1 St. Cloud State Wrestling Scores 23-19 win at Abedeen

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State wrestling team scored a 23-19 victory at Northern State on Jan. 13 in Aberdeen. S.D. The victory improved SCSU’s record to 12-0 on the season in 2011-12.

SCSU opened the match with a 2-0 OT win by Dylan Wright of SCSU at 125-pounds. Zach Stewart of SCSU gained a forfeit vicotry to help SCSU gain a 9-0 lead at 133-pounds. The points continued for SCSU with a 10-2 win by Matt Leibforth over Terrance Fox of Augustana at 141-pounds.

At 149-pound. Beau Voegeli scored an 11-9 win over Josh Howk of SCSU. Neil Sell and Blake Lungren gained wins for the Wolves at 157-pound and 165-pounds.

At 174 pounds, SCSU’s Tad Merritt posted an 18-0 major decision at 174-pounds, while Chad Gibson charted a 7-2 win over Kurt Salmen of SCSU at 184. Mic Berg scored a 1:23 pin fall for the Huskies at 197. At 285, NSU’s Matt Meuleners added a 14-0 win over Calen White of SCSU.

The Huskies will continue their weekend on the road with a Jan. 15 date at Noon against Mary in Bismarck, N.D.

St. Cloud State 23 Northern State 19
125 Dylan Wright, SCS, dec. OT Anthony Bruno, NOST, 2-0
133 Zach Stewart, SCS, forf.
141 Matt Leibforth, SCS, maj. dec. Terrrance Fox, NOST, 10-2
149 Beau Voegeli, NOST, dec. OT Josh Howk, SCS, 11-9
157 Neil Sell, NOST, pinned Jacob R. Horn, SCS, 3:29
165 Blake Lundgren, NOST, dec. Dan Dick, SCS, 11-6
174 Tad Merritt, SCS, maj. dec. Donnie Bowden, NOST, 18-5
184 Chad Gibson, NOST, dec. Kurt Salmen, SCS, 7-2
197 Michael Berg, SCS, pinned Baker Haar, NOST, 1:23
285 Matthew Meuleners, NOST, maj. dec. Caleb White, SCS, 14-0

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