St. Cloud State 26, Southwest Minnesota State 10

#4 St. Cloud State Cruises to 26-10 Win Over SMSU

St. Cloud, Minn. – The #4 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-1, 5-0 NSIC) notched its ninth consecutive victory with a 26-10 win over visiting Southwest Minnesota State University (10-5, 4-2 NSIC) on Thursday, Feb. 6 on the mats in Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.

SCSU HuskiesThe Huskies dominated the dual meet at the lower weight classes to claim the victory against the Mustangs. SCSU opened the night at 125-pounds with an 18-6 major decision by Tanney Johnshoy, which was followed by a 10-6 victory by SCSU’s #2 ranked Andy Pokorny over the Mustang’s #8 ranked Justin Reinsma.

At 141-pounds, the Huskies extended their lead to 10-0 with a 2-1 win by Matt Nelson over SMSU’s Ethan Hildebrandt. At 149-pounds, the Huskies’ Josh Howk scored a 10-2 major decison win over Beau Buysse of SMSU to make it 14-0. To cap the first half of the dual, SCSU sophomore Clint Poster claimed a pin at 3:00 against SMSU’s Codie Lane, to give the Huskies a commanding 20-0 lead.

SMSU rallied with a major decision win at 165-pounds and a victory at 174-pounds to make it 20-7. The Mustangs finished their scoring with a victory at 184-pounds to make it 20-10 heading into the final two matches of the evening. At 197-pounds, SCSU senior Chris Brassell got the offense back on track with a 4-1 win over SMSU’s Micah Larson. To end the evening, #3 ranked Austin Goergen rallied to win a 6-4 victory over SMSU’s Cole Wilson.

Wilson will look to record his 20th win of the season tomorrow night when the Mustangs look to get back on the winning track versus Northern State at home at 7 p.m.

The Huskies will continue their 2013-14 campaign on Friday, Feb. 7 with a home match at Halenbeck Hall against #17 ranked Augustana College. The match has been designated as Youth/Prep Night and all youth in grades K-12 will be admitted to the match for just $1. Tickets for this match can be purchased at the gate at Halenbeck Hall.

#4 St. Cloud State 26, Southwest Minnesota State 10
125 – Tanner Johnshoy (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Antonio Meikel (Southwest Minnesota State) 18-6
133 – #2 Andrew Pokorny (St. Cloud State) won by decision over #8 Justin Reinsma (Southwest Minnesota State) 10-6
141 – #4 Matt Nelson (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Ethan Hildebrandt (Southwest Minnesota State) 2-1
149 – Josh Howk (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Beau Buysse (Southwest Minnesota State) 10-2
157 – #5 Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) won by pin over Codie Lane (Southwest Minnesota State) 3:00
165 – Kyle Begin (Southwest Minnesota State) won by major decision over #7 Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State) 12-0
174 – Jacob Begin (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Clayton Jennissen (St. Cloud State) 9-2
184 – Andrew Rodas (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Cody Tibbetts (St. Cloud State) 8-2
197 – Chris Brassell (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Micah Larson (Southwest Minnesota State) 4-1
285 – #3 Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Cole Wilson (Southwest Minnesota State) 6-4

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