St. Cloud State Wrestling at NCAA Championships – Day 1

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team finished the first day of action in first place at the 2015 NCAA Division II championships on Friday, March 13 at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.

The Huskies stand in first place after the end of the first day with 47.0 team points, while Nebraska Kearney is in second place with 44.5 points. The remainder of the top five in the tournament includes Maryville with 42.5 points, Mercyhurst with 40.0 points and Ouachita Baptist with 33.5 points.

SCSU HuskiesAll six of SCSU wrestler will advance to action on Saturday, which also means all six SCSU wrestlers will bring home All-America honors in 2015. Tim Prescott (125), Clint Poster (157), Gabe Fogarty (165) and Austin Goergen (285) have all advanced in the winner’s bracket and will wrestle in the tournament semi-finals on Saturday. SCSU’s Mike Rhone (133) and Larry Bomstad (149) lost their first round matches but have advanced through two rounds in the consolation bracket.

The action on Saturday, March 14, will begin at 10 a.m. The championship matches on March 14 are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Fans can listen to the matches live on the KVSC Sports Stream

Visit The Guillotine College Tournament Time Page for brackets, results, and live video links.

Listed below are the results from the first day of action at the NCAA championships.

First Round Results:
125 – Tim Prescott (SCSU) wins by Tech Fall vs. Travis Laxton (Coker), 17-2 – 7:00
133 – Daniel DeShazer (Nebraska Kearney) dec. Mike Rhone (SCSU), 5-3
149 – Nick Goebel (FIndlay) dec. Larry Bomstad (SCUS), 8-1
157 – Clint Poster (SCSU) dec. Nolan Kistler (California Baptist), 6-2
165 – Gabe Fogarty (SCSU) dec. Louden Gordon (Notre Dame, OH), 10-6
285 – Austin Goerge (SCSU) dec. Luke Fleming (Findlay), 3-0

Championship Bracket – Quarterfinal Round:
125 – Tim Prescott (SCSU) dec. Willie Bohince (Mercyhurst) 5-2
157 – Clint Poster (SCSU) tech fall Francis Mizia (Mercyhurst) 18-2 (6:49)
165 – Gabe Fogarty (SCSU) dec. Juan Stimpson (UNC Pembroke) 7-1
285 – Austin Goergen (SCSU) dec. Andy Welton (Mercyhurst) 6-5

Consolation Bracket – First Round:
133 – Mike Rhone (SCSU) dec. Karl Lightner (Shippensburg) 8-5
149 – Larry Bomstad (SCSU) fall Spencer Rutherford (Central Oklahoma) 1:02

Consolation Bracket Second Round:
133 – Mike Rhone (SCSU) dec. Sam White (Notre Dame, Ohio) 9-3
149 – Larry Bomstad (SCSU) fall Keenan Haggerty (Maryville) 1:15

Top 10 Team Standings after 1st Day:
1. St. Cloud State 47.0
2. Nebraska-Kearney 44.5
3. Maryville University of St. Louis 42.5
4. Mercyhurst University 40.0
5. Ouachita Baptist University 33.5
6. McKendree University 32.5
7. Notre Dame College 26.5
8. Western State Colorado University 25.5
9. Tiffin University 23.5
10. Colorado Mesa University 23.0

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