#4 SCSU Wrestling Advances to Semi’s of NWCA Duals

The #4 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (9-0, 1-0 NSIC) moved into the semifinals of the 2013 NWCA Division II National Duals with a pair of victories on Saturday, Jan. 12 in Springfield, Ill.

In first round action at the NWCA Duals, the Huskies posted a big 40-7 win over North Carolina-Pembroke. The Huskies then rolled to a convincing 29-12 victory over NSIC rival Upper Iowa in the quarterfinals. Of note, SCSU was ranked #2 in this year’s NSIC preseason poll, while Upper Iowa gained the top spot in the 2012-13 NSIC preseason poll.

SCSU HuskiesThe Huskies will continue their defense of their NWCA Duals title with a match at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13 against UW-Parkside at the Prairie Capital Center in Springfield, Ill. UW-Parkside upset top seed Nebraska-Kearney in the first round by a score of 18-13. In the second round, UW-Parkside added a 26-13 win over Findlay.

In other first round matches, Findlay defeated MSU, Mankato 18-13, Upper Iowa defeated Kutztown 23-15, Central Oklahoma defeated Minot State 44-0, Grand Canyon edged Limestone 33-7, Notre Dame beat Augustana 34-3 and Newberry defeated Fort Hays 28-9.

The Huskies have now won 35 consecutive dual match victories dating back to the 2010-11 season. Listed below are the complete SCSU results from its first two matches today at the NWCA Duals. Fans can listen to the matches at the National Duals on the KVSC Sport Stream (www.kvsc.org) with John O. Peterson making the call from the Land of Lincoln.

FIRST ROUND

St. Cloud State 40, North Carolina Pembroke 7
125 – SCSU Eric Forde (St. Cloud State) over Jake Smith (North Carolina Pembroke) Pin 2:15
133 – Eric Ellington (St. Cloud State) over Dontae Brown (North Carolina Pembroke) Dec 3-1
141 – Daniel Ownbey (North Carolina Pembroke) over Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) Dec 8-4
149 – Josh Howk (St. Cloud State) over Reggie Allen (North Carolina Pembroke) Pin 2:08
157 – Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) over Justin Pencook (North Carolina Pembroke) Maj 13-0
165 – Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State) over Richard Kerekes (North Carolina Pembroke) Pin 1:20
174 – Mike Williams (North Carolina Pembroke) over Kurt Salmen (St. Cloud State) Maj 9-0
184 – Shamus O`Grady (St. Cloud State) over Thomas Fowler (North Carolina Pembroke) Pin 2:35
197 – Chris Brassell (St. Cloud State) over Brach Walker (North Carolina Pembroke) Dec 8-7
285 – Jake Kahnke (St. Cloud State) over Chris Giddens, Jr. (North Carolina Pembroke) Pin 2:49

QUARTERFINALS

St. Cloud State 29, Upper Iowa 12
125 – Eric Forde (St. Cloud State) over Chris Paulus (Upper Iowa) Dec 5-1
133 – Andrew Pokorny (St. Cloud State) over Trevor Franklin (Upper Iowa) Dec 8-5
141 – Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) over Matt Paulus (Upper Iowa) Dec 4-3
149 – Jordan Rinken (Upper Iowa) over Jacob D. Horn (St. Cloud State) Dec 4-3
157 – Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) over Bryce Lumzy (Upper Iowa) TF 19-2
165 – Wade Gobin (Upper Iowa) over Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State) Dec 2-0
174 – Kurt Salmen (St. Cloud State) over Blake Sorensen (Upper Iowa) Pin 4:07
184 – Shamus O`Grady (St. Cloud State) over Mitch Schultz (Upper Iowa) TF 18-0
197 – Carl Broghammer (Upper Iowa) over Chris Brassell (St. Cloud State) Pin 6:57
285 – Jake Kahnke (St. Cloud State) over Jeremy Brazil (Upper Iowa) Maj 10-2

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