The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team will open its 2012-13 season on Nov. 10 with a trip to the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. The action begins at 9 a.m. in Hilton Coliseum.
This open tournament features some of the nation’s top NCAA Division I, II and III wrestlers. The tournament will also mark the official start of the season for the Huskies, which have finished as runner-up at the NCAA Division II tournaments in 2011 and 2012.
SCSU charted a perfect 21-0 dual match record in 2011-12 and brought home first place finishes from the 2012 NWCA DIvision II National Duals and the 2012 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 meet. The defending Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champs, SCSU will return four All-Americans to its roster this winter.
SCSU team captains for 2012-13 include seniors Jake Kahnke, Andy Pokorny, Shamus O’Grady, Kurt Salmen, Jacob D. Horn, Jacob R. Horn and Eric Ellington. The Huskies will be led once again by head coach Steve Costanzo.