#1 St. Cloud State Wrestling Downs MSU, Moorhead 34-3
St. Cloud, Minn. – The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team moved to 12-0, 2-0 NSIC on the season with a convincing 34-3 win over NSIC rival Minnesota State, Moorhead (6-3, 1-1 NSIC) on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn. This was SCSU’s 38th consecutive dual match victory.
At 165-pounds Gabe Fogarty gained an 8-2 win for SCSU and Kurt Salmen posted a 6-3 win at 174-pounds to give the Huskies a 9-0 lead in the match. #2 Shamus O’Grady added some extra points to the tally with a big 16-4 major win at 184-pounds and then Mic Berg hit hard and hit fast with a 1:19 fall at 197-pounds.
In the match for 285-pounds, SCSU’s Caleb White coined a 9-3 win for the Huskies before teammate Eric Forde received a forfeit win at 125.
The Huskies lone loss of the night was at 133-pounds as Eric Ellington lost an exciting 9-8 tiebreaker in OT. SCSU got right back on track at 141-pounds with a 4-3 win by Jay Hildreth and then SCSU capped the evening with a 10-5 win by Josh Howk at 149-pounds.
SCSU will continue its 2013 season on Jan. 19 with a trip to Kenosha, Wis. for the Ranger Duals. SCSU is schedule to face Findlay, Indianapolis and McKendree at the tournament hosted by Wisconsin-Parkside.
St. Cloud State 34, MSU-Moorhead 3
125 Eric Forde (SCS) For Forfeit (M)
133 Walker, Philippe (M) dec Eric Ellington (SCS) 9-8 tb
141 Jay Hildreth (SCS) dec Vega, Angel (M) 4-3
149 Josh Howk (SCS) dec Portillo, Mariano (M) 10-5
157 Clint Poster (SCS) dec Bennett, Jacob (M) 5-2
165 Gabe Fogarty (SCS) dec Williams, Kerron (M) 8-2
174 Kurt Salmen (SCS) dec Munos, Jesse (M) 6-3
184 Shamus O’Grady (SCS) md Lewellen, Matthew (M) 16-4
197 Michael Berg (SCS) fall Moderow, Lucas (M) 1:19
285 Caleb White (SCS) dec Fugleberg, Gerad (M) 9-3