St Cloud State 36, Augustana 3

#2 Huskies Defeats Vikings 36-3

St. Cloud, Minn. – The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-1, 8-0 NSIC) defeated Augustana by 36-3 score on Friday night, Feb. 19, on Senior Day at Halenbeck Hall. The Huskies have now won 44 consecutive NSIC dual matches dating back to an 18-13 loss to Augustana on Jan. 27, 2011.

SCSU opened the match against Augustana with a close 6-4 victory by Larry Bomstad (17-3) over Shawn Halstead (13-8) at 157.

The Huskies stretched the lead to 7-0 after a 10-1 major decision by #1 Clint Poster (31-1) over Mitch Rechtzigel (10-9) at 165.

SCSU HuskiesThe lead reached 10-0 on #4 Clayton Jennissen (25-6) 5-2 decision over Tim Weber (19-11) at 174.

Augustana fought back to make the score 10-3 as #4 Aero Amo (29-1) earned a 5-2 decision over #8 Uthman Rabiu (17-7) at 184.

SCSU got their first pin of the night to make the score 16-3 at 197 with V.J. Giulio (19-4) pinning Clayton Wahlstrom (10-11) at 1:07.

In action at 285-pounds, #5 Austin Goergen (28-1) gained an 8-0 major decision over Michael Lowman (20-8) to increase the score to 20-3.

Brett Velasquez (18-2) earned the Huskies their second pin of the night at 125-pounds in a time of 5:34 over Duncan Stoebner (6-5).

Jarred Oftedahl (21-9) put the SCSU up 29-3 with his 9-7 decision over David Potratz (13-11) at 133.

Matt Nelson (12-6) earned a major decision 12-2 win over Brandon Charbonneau (11-8) at 141-pounds.

At 149-pounds, #5 Jay Hildreth (26-4) dispatched Augustana’s Colin Ayers (16-6) with a 10-3 decision to complete the 36-3 victory.

The Vikings return home to Sioux Falls to host the NCAA Super Region 3 Championships on Feb. 27 and 28. The top five wrestlers in each weight class will receive bids to the NCAA Championships on March 11 and 12 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The Huskies also compete next at the 2015 NCAA DII Super Regional 3 Championships.

St. Cloud State 36 Augustana 3
157 – Larry Bomstad (SCS) over Shawn Halestead (Augustana) (Dec 6-4)
165 – #1 Clint Poster (SCS) over Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana) (MD 10-1)
174 – #4 Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Tim Weber (Augustana) (Dec 5-1)
184 – #4 Aero Amo (Augustana) over #8 Uthman Rabiu (SCS) (Dec 5-2)
197 – V.J. Giulio (SCS) over Clayton Wahlstrom (Augustana) (Fall 1:07)
285 – #5 Austin Goergen (SCS) over Michael Lowman (Augustana) (MD 8-0)
125 – Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Duncan Stoebner (Augustana) (Fall 5:34)
133 – Jarred Oftendahl (SCS) over David Potratz (Augustana) (Dec 9-7)
141 – Matt Nelson (SCS) over Brandon Charbonneau (Augustana) (MD 12-2)
149 – #5 Jay Hildreth (SCS) over Colin Ayers (Augustana) (Dec 10-3)

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