St. Cloud, Minn. – The #3 St. Cloud State University wrestling team opened its 2012-13 dual season with a 32-3 victory over non-conference rival #12 Concordia-Moorhead (1-2) on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall.
The victory was SCSU’s 27th consecutive dual match win and the Huskies dominated from start to finish in the match. The Huskies opened the night with a 10-3 win by Eric Forde at 125-pounds and then rolled with four more wins at 133-pounds (Jared Kust), 141-pounds (Jay Hildreth), 149-pounds (Josh Howk) and 157-pounds (Clint Poster).
CC’s lone points were picked up at 165-pounds with a 6-4 win by Jake Krogstad over SCSU’s Jack Barnes. SCSU got back on track with an 8-4 victory by SCSU’s Ben McPhail at 174-pounds. #3 ranked Shamus O’Grady added a 12-8 win for the Huskies at 184-pounds and Chris Brassell rolled to a 12-6 win at 197.
Senior Jacob Kahnke, who is ranked #2 in the nation, finished the evening with a fall victory at 5:48 at 285-pounds.
The Huskies will continue their 2012-13 dual season on Dec. 12 with a match at nearby St. John’s University in Collegeville.
Concordia will now head south to participate in the Gator Duals in New Orleans, La. On Sunday, Dec. 16 beginning at 9 a.m. The Cobbers will square off against Elmhurst, Simpson and Luther. Elmhurst is currently ranked third in Division III while Luther is 16th.
#3 St. Cloud State 32, #12 Concordia 3
125 – Eric Forde, SCSU dec. Gabe Foltz, CC 10-3
133 – Jared Kust, SCSU dec. Jake Kostik, CC 6-2
141 – Jay Hildreth, SCSU dec. Chae Austvold, CC 6-1
149 – Josh Howk, SCSU dec. Kyle LeDuc, CC 8-5
157 – Clint Poster, SCSU tech. fall Kevin Fynboh, CC 17-1 4:50
165 – Jake Krogstad, CC. dec. Jack Barnes, SCSU 6-4
174 – Ben McPhail, SCSU dec. Peter Harrison, CC 8-4
184 – Shamus O’Grady, SCSU dec. Chris Harrison, CC 12-8
197 – Chris Brassell, SCSU dec. Dan Pike, CC 12-6
285 – Jacob Kahnke, SCSU fall Cody Kasprick, CC 5:48