NSIC Preseason Rankings

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The NSIC preseason wrestling rankings have been announced and defending NCAA DII National Champions of St. Cloud State top the rankings with 76 points. Augustana was second with 47 points followed by Minnesota State with 35 and Upper Iowa with 30.

The NSIC returns seven All-Americans from last season, including Tim Prescott of St. Cloud State, who won the National Championship at 125 pounds. National runners-up Austin Goergen (285, SCSU) and TJ North (125, Augie) also return to the mat in 2015-16. Other returning All-Americans include Clint Poster (157, SCSU), Gabe Fogarty (165, SCSU), Joe Gomez (197, NSU) and Blake Bosch (133, MSUM).

The 2015-16 NSIC Wrestling schedule gets underway on November 1 with teams competing at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D. NSIC duals begin December 11 when Upper Iowa travels to the University of Mary.

The 2016 NCAA Super Region #3 Championships will be hosted by Augustana and will take place at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Feb. 27-28. The NCAA National Championships will be hosted by the NSIC and the Sioux Falls Sports Commission at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on March 11-12.

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1,St. Cloud State,76
3,Minnesota State,35
4,Upper Iowa,30
5,MSU Moorhead,20
6,Northern State,15
7,Southwest Minnesota State,8
8,Minot State,6
[/eztable]All points were figured from the top 5 individuals in each weight class.
The following point system was used: First = 10, Second = 7, Third = 4, Fourth = 2 & Fifth = 1.

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125,1,Tim Prescott,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,2,TJ North,Sr.,Augustana
,3,Garrett Wagsness,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,4,Shane Novak,Jr.,MSU Moorhead
,5,Landyn VanOverbeke,So.,SMSU
,6,Trevor Schultz,Jr,Minnesota State
,7,Carson Henry,Sr.,Northern State
,8,Jason Huger,So.,Minot State
,9,Josh Jensen,Fr.,U-Mary
133,1,Blake Bosch,Jr,MSU Moorhead
,2,Matt Paulus,Sr.,Upper Iowa
,3,Jarrod Oftedahl,So.,St. Cloud State
,4,Tyler Funk,Fr.,Minnesota State
,5,Tate Barnhardt,Fr.,U-Mary
,6,Antonio Meikel,So.,SMSU
,7,David Potratz,So.,Augustana
,8,Colton Nichols,So.,Minot State
,9,Ben Cauffman,Fr.,Northern State
141,1,Alphonso Vruno,Sr.,Minnesota State
,2,Jeremiah Peterson,Sr,Augustana
,3,Matt Nelson,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,4,Jordan Roths,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,5,Tanner Crissler,So.,Minot State
,6,Kristian Vazquez,Fr.,MSU Moorhead
,7,Rodolfo Guillen,Fr,U-Mary
,8,CJ Voegeli,Jr.,Northern State
,9,Trent Butcher,So.,SMSU
149,1,Jay Hildreth,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,2,Jacob Anderson,Jr.,Augustana
,3,Cody Haugen,So.,Minot State
,4,Isaac Novacek,Jr.,MSU Moorhead
,5,Damian Penichet,Fr.,Upper Iowa
,6,Tyler Stenberg,Jr.,Northern State
,7,Dylan Herman,So.,Minnesota State
,8,Cody Reed,Jr.,SMSU
,9,Jakob Weisbrod,Fr.,U-Mary
157,1,Clint Poster,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,2,Shawn Hatlestad,Jr,Augustana
,3,Garret Hoffner,Jr.,MSU Moorhead
,4,Jordan Rinken,Jr,Upper Iowa
,5,Marcus Polak,Sr.,Minot State
,6,Grant Steen,Jr.,Northern State
,7,Brent Evans,Fr.,Minnesota State
,8,Dane Fischer,So.,U-Mary
,9,Patrick Kelly,So.,SMSU
165,1,Gabe Fogarty ,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,2,Adam Cooling,Jr.,Minnesota State
,3,Sean Havlovic,Jr.,Northern State
,4,Zak Benitz,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,5,Paul Michaelson,So.,U-Mary
,6,Adam Blees,Fr.,MSU Moorhead
,7,Bruce Lemon,So.,Augustana
,8,Colton Vekved,So.,SMSU
,9,Carlos Toledano,So.,Minot State
174,1,Clayton Jennissen,Jr,St. Cloud State
,2,Tim Weber,Sr.,Augustana
,3,Darick Vancura,Jr,Minnesota State
,4,Colbey Vance,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,5,Anthony Navarro,Sr.,Northern State
,6,Mason Courtright,Jr,Minot State
,7,Riley Nagel,Sr.,U-Mary
,8,Brayden Kuntz,Fr.,MSU Moorhead
,9,Griffen Osing,Fr.,SMSU
184,1,Aero Amo,So.,Augustana
,2,Corey Abernathy,So.,Minnesota State
,3,Dalton Westerlund,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,4,Austin Warren,Jr.,MSU Moorhead
,5,Uthman Rabiu,Jr.,St. Cloud State
,6,Brody Goen,Sr.,SMSU
,7,David Murphy ,So.,Northern State
,8,Briley Crissler,So.,Minot State
,9,Jonathan Pelach,Fr.,U-Mary
197,1,Joe Gomez,Jr.,Northern State
,2,Vj Giulio,Sr.,St. Cloud State
,3,Scott Vandeloo,Sr.,Minnesota State
,4,Ryan Parmely,Fr.,Upper Iowa
,5,Tom Devito,Sr.,U-Mary
,6,Lane Lettau,So.,Augustana
,7,Tiger Paasch,So.,Minot State
,8,Tristan Ezell,So.,SMSU
,9,Cody Anderson,Fr.,MSU Moorhead
285,1,Austin Goergen,Jr.,St. Cloud State
,2,Cole Wilson,Sr.,SMSU
,3,Logan Hopp,Jr.,Upper Iowa
,4,Michael Lowman,Jr.,Augustana
,5,Malcolm Allen ,Sr.,Minnesota State
,6,Mitch Eull,Jr.,Minot State
,7,Travis Smith,Sr.,U-Mary
,8,Benjamin Button,Fr.,MSU Moorhead

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