St. Cloud, Minn. – John Peterson stopped by the St. Cloud State athletic media relations office the other day to chat with 141-pounder Jarred Oftedahl. Check out the interview below.
Oftedahl was named the NSIC Wrestler of the Week on Monday, Dec. 4, after going 5-0 last week. He is 12-0 on the season at 141 pounds for SCSU and ranked No. 4 nationally in his weight class in Division II.
The No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State (5-0, 1-0 NSIC) hosts the 47th annual Holiday Inn and Suites Huskies Open on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse at 9 a.m. The Husky Open will feature many of the region’s top NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NJCAA programs and athletes. Tickets for this event may be purchased at the gate on the day of the tournament.
The teams scheduled to participate in the Husky Open this year include St. Cloud State, Mary, Southwest State, Northern State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Minnesota, Augsburg, St. Johns, Ridgewater CC, Rochester Tech, Northland CC and Itasca CC.
The Huskies Open features two awards presented annually during the tournament. The award that is presented to the outstanding wrestler of the day is the John Oxton Award, while the award presented to the wrestler with the most pins is the Jack Gause Award. Both awards are named after former SCSU wrestling coaches. St. Cloud State University wrestling would like to thank the St. Cloud Holiday Inn and Suites and All-Star Trophy for their support of this year’s Huskies Open.
The Huskies Open has also been designated as Parent’s Day and Military Appreciation Day for the Huskies this season.
Complete results from this tournament will be available throughout the day on www.trackwrestling.com.