#1 St. Cloud State Wrestling Rolls to to 38-3 Win Over NSU
St. Cloud, Minn. – The #1 ranked St Cloud State University wrestling team (19-0, 6-0 NSIC) continued its 45-match dual match winning streak with a strong 38-3 victory over Northern State University (4-10, 1-5 NSIC) on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Halenbeck Hall.
The lone setback of the day from the Huskies was in the first match as NSU’s Tony Bruno charted a 6-5 win over SCSU’s Daniel Polanco at 125 pounds. Those were the only points charted by the Wolves on the evening as the Huskies rolled through the next nine matches with victories.
At 133-pounds, #1 ranked Andy Pokorny improved to 16-1 on the season with a 3:14 pin over Tyler Frost of NSU. At 141-pounds, SCSU’s Jay Hildreth gained an 11-3 win and teammate Josh Howk was impressive with a quick fall at :43 against NSU’s Grant Steen at 149.
#8 Clint Poster moved his season mark to 27-3 with an 8-0 major decision win at 157 pounds, while Gabe Fogarty earned a tech fall at 5:28 (16-0) at 165 pounds. Ben McPhail also gained extra points with a major at 174 and #1 Shamus O’Grady notched a 10-6 win for the Huskies at 184.
To complete the evening, SCSU’s Chris Brassell marked an 8-3 win at 197 and Caleb White ended the scoring with a 5-2 win at 285-pounds for the Huskies.
SCSU will continue their campaign in the NSIC on Sunday, Feb. 10 with a 2 p.m. match at #6 Upper Iowa in Fayette, Iowa. Fans can listen to the coverage live on the KVSC Sports Stream from UIU (www.kvsc.org)
#1 St. Cloud State 38, Northern State 3
125 – Anthony Bruno (NSU) dec. Daniel Polanco (SCSU), 6-5
133 – #1 Andy Pokorny (SCSU) fall Tyler Frost (NSU) 3:14
141 – Jay Hildreth (SCSU) maj. dec. Ian Muirhead (NSU) 11-3
147 – Josh Howk (SCSU) pin Grant Steen (NSU) :43
157 – #8 Clint Poster (SCSU) maj. dec. Gavin Larsen (NSU) 8-0
165 – Gabe Fogarty (SCSU) tech fall Blake Lundgren (NSU) 5:28 (16-0)
174 – Ben McPhail (SCSU) maj. dec. Anthony Navarro (NSU) 16-5
184 – #1 Shamus O’Grady (SCSU) dec. Chad Gibson (NSU) 10-6
197 – Chris Brassell (SCSU) dec. Baker Haar (NSU) 8-3
285 – Caleb White (SCSU) dec. Dustin Caspers (NSU) 5-2