St. Cloud State 39, Southwest Minnesota State 4

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (1-0, 1-0 NSIC) scored a big 39-4 victory over Southwest Minnesota State University (0-1, 0-1 NSIC) in the Huskies’ 2017-18 dual match season opener at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn. on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Before a large Prep Nigh crowd, the Huskies dominated the Mustangs with their lone setback coming at 184-pounds after SCSU had rolled up a 30-0 lead against SMSU.

scsulogoThe night opened with a tech fall win at 125-pounds by #1 Brett Velasquez and it was followed at 133-pounds by a 15-4 major decision by Adam Hedin over SMSU’s Brock Buysse. In action at 141, #4 Jarred Oftedahl tallied a 7-0 decision before #3 James Pleski turned in an 8-4 decision over SMSU’s Cortez Arrendondo at 149.

The wins kept coming with a trio of tech fall victories by #1 Larry Bomstad at 157, Travis Holt and 165 and Kolton Eischens at 174. Cole Hennen of SMSU gained his squad’s lone win with an 11-3 major decision against SCSU’s Austin Rake. The Huskies rallied at 197 with a pin by #8 Vince Dietz at 2:47 before #12 Lawrence Phillips ended the match with a solid 4-1 decision over SMSU’s Andrew Petersen.

Southwest Minnesota State returns to the mat on Saturday competing at the Buena Vista Open.

The Huskies will continue their 2017-18 season on Dec. 3 with a trip to the Newberry Duals in Newberry, S.C. SCSU will face UNC-Pembroke, Limestone, Newberry and Coker at the tournament. Fans can follow the action on

#1 St. Cloud State 39, Southwest Minnesota State 4
125: #1 Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Taylor Curtis (SMS) (TF 15-0 7:57)
133: Adam Hedin (SCS) over Brock Buysse (SMS) (MD 15-4)
141: #4 Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over Trent Butcher (SMS) (Dec 7-0)
149: #3 James Pleski (SCS) over Cortez Arredondo (SMS) (Dec 8-4)
157: #1 Larry Bomstad (SCS) over Justin Haneke (SMS) (TF 21-3 6:48)
165: Travis Holt (SCS) over Cody Heitman (SMS) (TF 16-0 2:25)
174: Kolton Eischens (SCS) over Griffin Osing (SMS) (TF 20-2 6:15)
184: Cole Hennen (SMS) over Austin Rake (SCS) (MD 11-3)
197: #8 Vince Dietz (SCS) over Jackson Ryan (SMS) (Fall 2:47)
285: #12 Lawrence Phillips (SCS) over Andrew Petersen (SMS) (Dec 4-1)

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