The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team opened its 2017-18 season with the annual Black/Red Classic on Thursday, Nov. 2 in Halenbeck Hall.
Team Black won the intrasquad match by a 28-6 tally over Team Red. The dual serves as an opportunity for the SCSU coaches to access talent for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
The match opened with a 14-5 major decision win by #2 ranked Brett Velasquez at 125 for Team Black. Garrett Vos added a win for Team Red at 133-pounds, followed by five consecutive victories by Team Black. Those wins were scored by #7 Jarred Oftedahl at 141, #1 James Pleski at 149, #1 Larry Bomstad at 157, Travis Holt at 165 and Kolton Eischens at 174.
Austin Rake broke Team Black’s win streak with a victory at 184 for Team Red, before #9 Vince Dietz gained a 3-2 decision for Team Black at 197. The match was wrapped up by Lawrence Phillips with a victory at 285. See the complete scores for the dual match below.
SCSU will open its 2017-18 season on Nov. 11 with a trip to the Dakota Wesleyan Open. Of note, SCSU will host this season’s NCAA DII Super 3 Regional in Halenbeck Hall on Feb. 23-24, 2018.
Black/Red Classic Results
Black 28, Red 6
125 – #2 Brett Velasquez (Black) maj. dec. Brandon Briggs (Red), 14-5
133 – Garrett Vos (Red) dec. Shiquan Hall (Black), 10-4
141 – #7 Jarred Oftedahl (Black) dec. Travis Swanson (Red), 7-6
149 – #1 James Pleski (Black) dec. Jake Barzowski (Red), 3-2
157 – #1 Larry Bomstad (Black) fall Teddy Pierce (Red), 1:37
165 – Travis Holt (Black) dec. Devin Donovan (Red), 7-1
174 – Kolton Eischens (Black) dec. Devin Fitzpatrick (Red), 6-5 OT
184 – Austin Rake (Red) dec. Riley Vanik (Black), 3-1
197 – #9 Vince Dietz (Black) dec. Noah Ryan (Red), 3-2
285 – Lawrence Phillips (Black) dec. Brady Reigstad (Red), 30