St. Cloud State 41 Northern State 3

#1 St. Cloud State wrestling pins 41-3 loss on #14 Northern State

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (11-1, 3-0 NSIC) continued its success in league play during the 2016-17 season with a convincing 41-3 win over NSIC rival #14 Northern State University (4-6, 0-2 NSIC) on Saturday, Jan. 21 in St. Cloud, Minn.

The Huskies dominated from the start and only lost a match at 197-pounds to gain the victory, which marks SCSU’s 47th consecutive title in conference dual match competition. SCSU is the reigning five-time NSIC champion and has not lost a league dual meet since the 2010-11 season.

To kick start the day, #6 Brett Velasquez tallied an 18-2 tech fall over Matthew Leier of Northern State. SCSU earned six more points with a forfeit at 133-pounds and Travis Swanson posted a 15-3 major decision win for SCSU at 141-pounds.

scsulogoIn a key match at 149, the Huskies James Pleski charted a 7-5 victory over the nation’s #2 ranked wrestler Tyler Stenberg of Northern State.

At 157-pounds, Brett Stolarzyk earned a 5-4 decision against Blake Perryman of NSU. At 165-pounds, SCSU’s #9 ranked Gabe Fogarty made quick work of NSU’s Ben Fichter with a fall at :47.

SCSU’s #4 ranked Clayton Jennissen scored a 6-0 win at 174-pounds and #5 ranked Uthman Rabiu posted a fall at 1:22 against NSU’s David Murphy.

In SCSU’s lone loss, #3 Vince Dietz battled into overtime before falling by a close 3-2 tally to 2016 NCAA runner up Joe Gomez of NSU at 197-pounds. To round out the day, SCSU’s Michael Hobbs-Perrone charted a 20-5 tech fall against NSU’s Harrison Townsend.

SCSU will continue their homestand with a match against cross county rival St. John’s University at 7 p.m. in Halenbeck Hall. The match has been designated as Youth/Middle School/Prep Night at SCSU. All students in grades 12 and under will be admitted to the match for just $1.00. Tickets can be purchased at the gate and all SCSU students get in FREE.

#1 St. Cloud State 41 #14 Northern State 3
125: Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Matthew Leier (NOST) (TF 18-2 6:40)
133: Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over (NOST) (For.)
141: Travis Swanson (SCS) over CJ Voegeli (NOST) (MD 15-3)
149: James Pleski (SCS) over Tyler Stenberg (NOST) (Dec 7-5)
157: Brett Stolarzyk (SCS) over Blake Perryman (NOST) (Dec 5-4)
165: Gabe Fogarty (SCS) over Ben Fichter (NOST) (Fall 0:47)
174: Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Tanner Olson (NOST) (Dec 6-0)
184: Uthman Rabiu (SCS) over David Murphy (NOST) (Fall 1:22)
197: Joe Gomez (NOST) over Vince Dietz (SCS) (TB-2 3-2)
285: Mike Hobbs (SCS) over Harrison Townsend (NOST) (TF 20-5 6:40)

St. Cloud State 11-1, 3-0 NSIC
Northern State 4-6, 0-2 NSIC

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