The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (12-1, 3-0 NSIC) continued their dual match success in 2016-17 with a convincing 51-0 victory over cross county rival Saint John’s University (6-3) on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.
The Huskies dominated from start to finish with 10 consecutive bout victories starting with a 21-6 tech fall win by #6 Brett Velasquez at 125 pounds. SCSU gained a forfeit at 133-pounds before Travis Swanson posted a pin at 141-pounds to give SCSU an early 17-0 lead after three bouts.
In action at 149-pounds, James Pleski charted an 18-2 tech fall win over SJU’s Jake Fernholz. SCSU scored three more points with a decision by Brett Stolarzyk at 157-pounds and #9 Gabe Fogarty posted a 10-2 major decision win at 165-pounds.
The Huskies closed the match with four consecutive matches that featured extra points for the Huskies. At 174-pounds, #4 Clayton Jennissen improved to 21-5 on the season with a 19-3 tech fall and #5 Uthman Rabiu added another pin to his tally with a fall at 2:29 at 184-pounds. #3 ranked Vince Dietz chipped in another six points with his fall victory at 4:49 at 197-pounds. In the final tilt of the night, SCSU’s #1 ranked Austin Goergen coasted to a 16-0 tech fall win at 285-pounds. On the season, Goergen owns an 18-0 record.
The Huskies will continue their 2016-17 season with a trip to the North Country Open on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. The all-day open meet is slated to begin at 9 a.m. SCSU’s next home bout will take place on Feb. 3 with a 7:00 p.m. dual against NSIC rival Minot State University.
Tickets for the Minot match are available at the gate, and all SCSU students get into the match free.
St. Cloud State 51, Saint John’s 0
125: Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Anthony Hennen (SJM) (TF 21-6 6:17)
133: Mike Rhone (SCS) over (SJM) (For.)
141: Travis Swanson (SCS) over Andrew Smith (SJM) (Fall 5:49)
149: James Pleski (SCS) over Jake Fernholz (SJM) (TF 18-2 4:17)
157: Brett Stolarzyk (SCS) over Jerod Novak (SJM) (Dec 4-1)
165: Gabe Fogarty (SCS) over Jack Barsody (SJM) (MD 10-2)
174: Clayton Jennissen (SCS) over Michael Wagner (SJM) (TF 19-3 5:11)
184: Uthman Rabiu (SCS) over Glenn Castro (SJM) (Fall 2:29)
197: Vince Dietz (SCS) over Robert Tait (SJM) (Fall 4:49)
285: Austin Goergen (SCS) over Colin Fisher (SJM) (TF 16-0 3:28)
SCSU is 12-1, 3-0 NSIC
SJU is 6-3