One-on-One with Steve Costanzo

Coach Steve Costanzo has built the St. Cloud State wrestling program into a Division II wrestling power. After finishing in the top eight at the NCAAs for six consecutive seasons (2009-2014), with three straight runner-up finishes (2011-2013), St. Cloud State finally broke through this year and won the school’s first national championship in any sport. It was Costanzo’s second national championship as a coach. He guided Dana College to a national championship at the NAIA level in 2006 before taking over as head wrestling coach at St. Cloud State.

InterMat caught up with Costanzo and talked to him about his team and the season, whether he has aspirations of coaching at the Division I level, what the reinstatement of Northern State’s wrestling program means to the sport, Joey Davis’ greatness, Mike Denney’s success and more. Continue reading at