Huskies Bring Home Mid-Atlantic Duals Championship

SCSU pushes win streak to 52 consecutive dual victories

The #5 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (5-0, 0-0 NSIC) captured the championship at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Duals on Sunday, Jan. 5, in Ashland, Ohio. The Huskies earned the top spot at the eight-team tournament by posting a trio of victories over Gannon, Indianapolis and host Ashland University.

The Huskies opened the day with a 33-6 victory over #20 Gannon, which marked SCSU’s 50th consecutive dual match win. SCSU started the day with a 3-1 win by Tanner Johnshoy at 125-pounds over Gannon’s Matt Turek. Zach Stewart then added a 5-2 decision at 133-pounds and Mike Rhone gained his first win as a Husky with a 7-3 decision at 141-pounds.

SCSU HuskiesSCSU sealed the victory with wins a pin by Clint Poster at 157-pounds and another pin by Ryan Zumwalt at 165-pounds. The Huskies’ Clayton Jennissen scored a major decision win at 174-pounds to make it 25-3 before Chris Brassell (197) and Austin Goergen (285) ended the match with a pair of major decision wins for the Huskies.

In the semi-finals, SCSU posted an exciting 27-15 win over #8 Indianapolis. The Huskies kept things close in the lower weights as Andy Pokorny collected a 15-0 technical fall at 133-pounds and Poster added a key 11-3 major decision at 157-pounds to make it 15-9 in favor of Indy.

SCSU started its impressive comeback in the dual win with a pin by Jennissen at 174-pounds. The Huskies continued its late match roll at 184-pounds with a 3-2 win by Dylan Braun that made it 18-15 in favor of SCSU. At 197-pounds, Brassell posted a 3-2 decision and then Goergen iced the result with a big pin at 285-pounds to make the final team score 27-15.

In the championship dual, the Huskies rolled to a 36-6 victory over #16 Ashland. Johnshoy started the ball rolling with a pin at 125-pounds for the Huskies, which was followed by Pokorny’s 5-3 win in OT against #3 ranked Mike Labry of Ashland.

Matt Nelson scored a decision win for SCSU at 141-pounds and Jay Hildreth gained a forfeit win at 149-pounds. Poster made it a perfect 3-0 record on the day with his win at 157-pounds and Zumwalt won at 165-pounds to make the score 24-0.

The Huskies finished the trip to Ohio with a forfeit win by Brassell at 197-pounds and another pin at 285 for Goergen.

Next weekend, the Huskies will return to action with a trip to the 2014 NWCA Division II National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa. SCSU is the two-time defending NWCA Division II National Duals champions.

Quarterfinals
#5 SCSU 33, #20 Gannon 6
125 – Tanner Johnshoy (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Matthew Turek (Gannon) 3-1.
133 – Zach Stewart (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Adam Weinell (Gannon) 5-2.
141 – Mike Rhone (St. Cloud State) won by decision over John Marotto (Gannon) 7-3.
149 – Eric Lewandowski (Gannon) won by decision over Josh Howk (St. Cloud State) 5-4.
157 – Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) won by pin over Nathaniel Ross (Gannon) 6:12.
165 – Ryan Zumwalt (St. Cloud State) won by pin over Casey Pace (Gannon) 3:11.
174 – Clayton Jennissen (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Christopher Matthews (Gannon) 13-2.
184 – Zachary Zelcs (Gannon) won by decision over Dylon Braun (St. Cloud State) 2-1.
197 – Chris Brassell (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Gunner Loughman (Gannon) 10-1.
285 – Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Nick Budd (Gannon) 10-2

Semifinals
#5 SCSU 27, #8 Indianapolis 15
125 – Alex Johns (Indy) dec. Tanner Johnshoy (SCSU), 3-1
133 – Andy Pokorny (SCSU) tech fall Josh Kiefer (Indy), 4:03/15-0
141 – Jordan Kiefer (Indy) pins Matt Nelson (SCSU) 3:28
149 – Cameron Brady (Indy) def. Jay Hildreth (SCSU) 4-2 OT
157 – Clint Poster (SCSU) maj. dec. Sheldon Struble (Indy) 11-3
165 – Jeff Weiss (Indy) dec. Ryan Zumwalt (SCSU) 5-3 OT
174 – Clayton Jennissen (SCSU) pins Shelby Mappes (Indy)
184 – Dylan Braun (SCSU) dec. George Lopez (Indy) 3-2
197 – Chris Brassell (SCSU) dec. Taylor Scott (Indy) 3-2
285 – Austin Goergen (SCSU) pins Evan Wooding (Indy) 6:00

Championship Match
#5 SCSU 36, #16 Ashland 6
125 – Tanner Johnshoy (St. Cloud State) won by pin over Johnny Maurice (Ashland) 4:53.
133 – Andrew Pokorny (St. Cloud State) won in sudden victory 1 over Michael Labry (Ashland) 6-4.
141 – Matt Nelson (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Robert Mason (Ashland) 6-2.
149 – Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) .
157 – Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Kyle Burns (Ashland) 6-0.
165 – Ryan Zumwalt (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Zebulan Beam (Ashland) 7-3.
174 – Luke Cramer (Ashland) won by decision over Clayton Jennissen (St. Cloud State) 4-2.
184 – Bryson Hall (Ashland) won by decision over Dylon Braun (St. Cloud State) 7-2.
197 – Chris Brassell (St. Cloud State) won by forfeit over Unknown (Unattached) .
285 – Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) won by pin over Tyler Houska (Ashland) 5:31.

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