#1 St. Cloud State remains unbeaten in the NSIC with 27-12 win at UIU
A strong showing in the upper weights helped lead #1 St. Cloud State University to a big 27-12 victory at Upper Iowa University on Thursday, Dec. 9 in Fayette, Iowa.
The victory moved SCSU’s record to 15-1 and 6-0 in the always rugged NSIC, while Upper Iowa falls to 9-5, 5-3 NSIC this season.
The match was a roller coaster of emotions for SCSU fans as #5 Brett Velasquez opened the evening with a 6-3 win over Maleek Williams of UIU at 125-pounds.
UIU jumped out to a 9-3 with three consecutive wins. At 133-pounds, Josh Walker posted a 6-3 win over Mike Rhone to tie the score 3-3. Jordan Roths continued the trend with a 6-5 win over SCSU’s Travis Swanson at 141-pounds and UIU’s #7 Damian Penichet edged SCSU’s #10 James Pleski by a score of 4-3 at 149-pounds.
The Huskies got back into the win column with a pin by #9 Larry Bomstad at 157-pounds to tie the score 9-9. At 165-pounds, #10 Gabe Fogarty added a huge win for the Huskies with a 4-3 decision over #11 Colbey Vance of UIU.
In action at 174-pounds, UIU’s Dalton Westerlund upset SCSU’s #4 Clayton Jennissen by a score of 5-3. The Huskies then got back to business at 184-pounds with an 8-6 victory by #6 Uthman Rabiu over UIU’s Nick Baumler that made the tally 15-12.
To ice the match, SCSU’s #5 Vince Dietz charted a 5:49 pin over UIU’s Ryan Parmley to make it 21-12. The Huskies then sealed the deal at 285-pounds with a pin by #1 Austin Goergen at 4:13. This was Goergen’s 63rd pin of his career, which ties the team’s career pin record also set by Tad Merritt from 2008-12.
The Huskies will continue their 2016-17 season on Saturday, Feb. 11 with a 2 p.m. match at home against the University of Mary. SCSU will salute its 2016-17 season class during the match in Halenbeck Hall. Tickets for this match will be available at the gate.
#1 St. Cloud State 27 #19 Upper Iowa 12
125: Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Maleek Williams (UPIO) (Dec 6-3)
133: Josh Walker (UPIO) over Mike Rhone (SCS) (Dec 6-3)
141: Jordan Roths (UPIO) over Travis Swanson (SCS) (Dec 6-5)
149: Damian Penichet (UPIO) over James Pleski (SCS) (Dec 4-3)
157: Larry Bomstad (SCS) over Zak Benitz (UPIO) (Fall 6:59)
165: Gabe Fogarty (SCS) over Colbey Vance (UPIO) (Dec 4-3)
174: Dalton Westerlund (UPIO) over Clayton Jennissen (SCS) (TB-1 5-3)
184: Uthman Rabiu (SCS) over Nick Baumler (UPIO) (Dec 8-6)
197: Vince Dietz (SCS) over Ryan Parmely (UPIO) (Fall 5:49)
285: Austin Goergen (SCS) over Logan Hopp (UPIO) (Fall 4:13)