St. Cloud State 43, Saint John’s 3

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (6-0, 1-0 NSIC) scored a 43-3 victory at St. John’s University on Thursday, Dec. 28 in Collegeville, Minn.

The Huskies won nine of the 10 matches at SJU, with the lone setback coming at 133-pounds. SCSU opened the match with a 12-4 victory by #2 Brett Velasquez at 125-pounds. Ryan Rodorigo added a 15-6 major decision at 141 and Jake Barzowski added a 16-4 win over Anthony Hennen at 149.

scsulogoAt 157, #1 Larry Bomstad scored a 15-5 major decision over Jerod Novak of SJU. SCSU’s Devin FitzPatrick added a forfeit win at 165-pounds for the Huskies and Alex Anaya pinned SJU’s Dan Gainer at :42 to pick up the win at 174.

At 184-pounds, Tyree Overton scored a 9-6 win over #10 Luke Dodd of SJU. The wins continued to roll in for SCSU at 197-pounds with a pin by #9 Vince Dietz over SJU’s Nick Pegelow at :30. The match was completed by a pin at 1:18 by #10 Lawrence Phillips over SJU’s Quincy Spiering at 285.

SJU is next in action on Jan. 6 at the Ridgewater College Open in Willmar, Minn.

SCSU will continue its 2017-18 season on Jan. 4-5 with match at the NWCA Division II National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind. SCSU placed first at the NWCA DII National Duals in 2017.

No. 1 St. Cloud State (SCSU) 43, Saint John’s (SJU) 3
125: Brett Velasquez (No. 2, SCSU) major dec. Noah Becker, 12-4 [0-4]
133: Andrew Smith (SJU) dec. Shiquan Hall, 5-4 [3-4]
141: Ryan Rodorigo (SCSU) major dec. Anthony Hennen, 15-6 [3-8]
149: Jake Barzowski (SCSU) major dec. Brandon Ortman, 16-4 [3-12]
157: Larry Bomstad (No. 1, SCSU) major dec. Jerod Novak, 15-5 [3-16]
165: Devin FitzPatrick won by forfeit [3-22]
174: Alex Anaya (SCSU) pinned Dan Gainer, 0:42 [3-28]
184: Tyree Overton (SCSU) dec. Luke Dodd (No. 10), 9-6 [3-31]
197: Vince Dietz (No. 9, SCSU) pinned Nick Pegelow, 0:30 [3-37]
285: Lawrence Phillips (No. 10, SCSU) pinned Quincy Spiering, 1:18 [3-43]

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