#1 St. Cloud State wrestling rolls to big win at SMSU
The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (1-0, 1-0 NSIC) kicked off its 2016-17 dual match and NSIC schedule with a big 36-3 victory at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. on Thursday, Dec. 1.
The five-time defending NSIC champs, St. Cloud State won nine of the 10 matches to bring home the victory. The Huskies got things rolling at 125-pounds with a 9-0 major decision by Brandon Briggs over SMSU’s Taylor Curtis.
The victories continued at 133-pounds with a 6-4 win by Jarred Oftedahl and at 141-pounds with a 10-0 major decision by Matt Nelson over SMSU’s Zach Beaumaster. SMSU’s lone victory came at 149-pounds with a 7-4 victory by Cortez Arrendondo over Taner Trembley.
The Huskies rebounded at 157-pounds with a 17-1 tech fall by Travis Holt and a 15-10 victory by Josh Berg at 165-pounds. Clayton Jennissen continued the run for the Huskies with a 10-1 major decision win at 174-pounds followed by a 4-2 win by rookie Kyle Betourne at 184-pounds. SCSU wrapped up the victory with a 15-2 major decision win by Vince Dietz at 197-pounds and an injury default win by Mike Hobbs at 285-pounds.
SCSU will continue its season on Dec. 3 with a trip to the UNI Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday, Dec. 3. Complete results of the match at SMSU are listed below.
St. Cloud State 36, Southwest Minnesota State 3
125: Brandon Briggs (SCS) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (MD 9-0)
133: Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over Cameron Henning (SMS) (Dec 6-4)
141: Matt Nelson (SCS) over Zachary Beaumaster (SMS) (MD 10-0)
149: Cortez Arredondo (SMS) over Taner Trembley (SCS) (Dec 7-4)
157: Travis Holt (SCS) over Jake Slocun (SMS) (TF 17-1 5:59)
165: Josh Berg (SCS) over Kegen Fingalsen (SMS) (Dec 15-10)
174: Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (MD 10-1)
184: Kyle Betourne (SCS) over Cole Hennen (SMS) (Dec 4-2)
197: Vince Dietz (SCS) over Jackson Ryan (SMS) (MD 15-2)
285: Michael Hobbs (SCS) over Andrew Petersen (SMS) (Inj. 2:03)