#1 St. Cloud State wrestling scores 38-3 victory over MSUM
St. Cloud, Minn. – The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (10-1, 2-0 NSIC) returned to NSIC action on Thursday, Jan. 19 with a big 38-3 victory over Minnesota State Moorhead (3-7, 0-3 NSIC) at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.
The victory was SCSU’s 46th consecutive NSIC dual match win. SCSU has won five consecutive NSIC championships and the Huskies have not lost a conference dual meet since Jan. 27, 2011 against Augustana.
The Huskies opened on a strong note with a quick pin at 1:27 by defending NCAA champ Brett Velasquez at 125-pounds. SCSU’s lone loss came at 133-pounds at Mike Rhone lost a hard fought 3-2 decision against Moorhead’s #3 ranked Blake Bosch.
SCSU retuned to the win column at 141-pounds with a 13-4 major decision win by #5 Matt Nelson and a 3-1 decision by James Pleski at 149-pounds.
In action at 157-pounds, SCSU’s Brett Stolarzyk gained bonus points with a 15-5 major victory and Josh Berg posted a 5:19 tech fall (17-0) at 165-pounds for the Huskies.
The wins continued at 174-pounds thanks to a 6-1 decision by #5 Clayton Jennissen and #6 Uthman Rabiu added points with a 12-6 decision over Moorhead’s Logan Rhode at 184-pounds. To wrap up the win, SCSU’s #3 Vince Dietz charted an 11-1 major decision at 197-pounds and SCSU’s Mike Hobbs gained a 1:54 pin at 285-pounds against MSUM’s Nader Abdullatif.
MSUM hosts Northern State on Jan. 27. It will be the home finale for MSUM and also will be Alumni Night and Senior Night.
The Huskies will continue their homestand on Saturday, Jan. 21 with a 2 p.m. NSIC dual match against Northern State University. The match has been designated as Military and Veterans Appreciation Day and all active military and veterans will be admitted to the match for free.
St. Cloud State 38 MSU-Moorhead 3
125: #1 Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Jared Goldsmith (MSM) (Fall 1:27)
133: #3 Blake Bosch (MSM) over Mike Rhone (SCS) (Dec 3-2)
141: #5 Matt Nelson (SCS) over Kristian Vazquez (MSM) (MD 13-4)
149: James Pleski (SCS) over Dylan Connell (MSM) (Dec 3-1)
157: Brett Stolarzyk (SCS) over Isaac Novacek (MSM) (MD 15-5)
165: Josh Berg (SCS) over Brayden Kuntz (MSM) (TF 17-0 5:19)
174: #5 Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Adam Blees (MSM) (Dec 6-1)
184: #6 Uthman Rabiu (SCS) over Logan Rhode (MSM) (Dec 12-6)
197: #3 Vince Dietz (SCS) over Cody Anderson (MSM) (MD 11-1)
285: Mike Hobbs (SCS) over Nader Abdullatif (MSM) (Fall 1:54)
SCSU is now 10-1, 2-0 NSIC
Minnesota State Moorhead is now 3-7, 0-3 NSIC