St. Cloud State 33 Southwest Minnesota State 6

#1 St. Cloud State Wrestling Rolls to 33-6 Win Over Southwest Minnesota State

Canby, Minn. – The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team improved to 18-0, 5-0 NSIC with a 33-6 victory over Southwest Minnesota State University in a match wrestled at the Canby H.S. gymnasium on Jan. 28 in Canby, Minn.

The only lost two matches on the night to claim the victory. SCSU opened with a win at 125-pounds by Eric Forde to gain a 4-0 lead. At 141-pounds Matt Leibforth added a 7-3 victory to push the score to 7-3. Josh Howk added to his impressive pin total this winter with a win at 4:34, which made it 13-3. Howk now has 16 pins this season for SCSU, which ranks 2nd in Husky history.

At 157-pounds, Jacob R. Horn earned a major decison to push the SCSU lead to 17-3. #1 Tad Merritt added another win to his belt with a pin at 5:15 (15th pin of the year) and the score stood at 23-6. Merritt is now 27-2 this year for the Huskies.

#3 Derek Skala padded the lead to 26-6 with a win at 184-pounds, while Chris Brassell posted a win for the Huskies at 197-pounds. The match was completed by a major decision win by #1 Jake Kahnke at 285-pounds to make the final 33-6.

The Huskies will continue their 2011-12 season on Feb. 2 with a home match against local rival St. John’s University at 7 p.m. This match has been designated as Military Appreciation Night and all acitve military and veterans will be admitted free to this match. The Huskies will be wearing special camo singlets in the match and those singlets will be auctioned off after the match with all proceeds going to a designated military charity.

Tickets for this match can be purchased at the gate. For more information on this match call 320-308-2996.

St. Cloud State 33 Southwest Minnesota State 6
125 – Eric Forde maj. dec. Travis Borchert, 14-4, SCSU leads 4-0
133 – Justin Reinsma dec. Zach Stewart, 9-7 OT, SCSU leads 4-3
141 – Matt Leibforth dec. Ethan Hildebrandt, 5-2, SCSU leads 7-3
149 – Josh Howk pinned Codie Lane at 4:34, SCSU leads 13-3
157 – Jacob R. Horn maj. dec. Josh Anderson, 10-1, SCSU leads 17-3
165 – Jacob Begin dec. Dan Dick, 10-5, SCSU leads 17-6
174 – Tad Merritt pinned Trent Molacek at 5:15, SCSU leads 23-6
184 – Derek Skala dec. Micah Larson, 11-6, SCSU leads 26-6
197 – Chris Brassell dec. Martin Hagen, 6-4, SCSU leads 29-6
285 – Jacob Kahnke maj. dec. Cole Wilson, 11-2, SCSU leads 33-6