St. Cloud State’s Clint Poster named National Wrestler of the Week

NEWBERRY, S.C. – The second National Wrestler of the Week award presented some tough choices, and ultimately two wrestlers stood out. This week’s winners are St. Cloud State’s Clint Poster Findlay’s Nick Goebel .

Poster also earned NSIC Wrestler of the Week honors after winning first place honors in the 157 lbs. bracket at the 2014 Harold Nichols Open at Iowa State University on Nov. 8 in Ames, Iowa.

SCSU HuskiesPoster began his title run with a first round bye and followed that with a 5-0 decision victory versus Leivon Lewis of Ellsworth CC. In the next round, Poster tallied a 7-0 win against Tagen Lambotte of Iowa and then charted a medical forfeit versus Chase White of Nebraska-Kearney. In the semifinals, Poster added a fall at 2:16 against Daniel Woiwor of Iowa State. In the championship bout, Poster rolled to a 6-2 win against Joe LaVallee of the University of Missouri.

On the day, Poster scored a perfect 5-0 record for the Huskies. For his efforts, Poster was also named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Wrestler of the Week this week. A resident of Pierz and grad of Pierz High School, Poster is a two-time All-American and is currently ranked number two in the nation this season among NCAA Division II wrestlers in the 157-pound bracket.

As a team, SCSU is ranked #5 in the nation among DII squads and is the three time defending NSIC champions. The Huskies placed sixth at the 2014 NCAA Division II championships and finished as the NCAA Division II runner-up in 2011, 2012 and 2013.