SCSU advances to semifinals with two wins at NWCA Duals

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team dominated the first day of competition at the 2018 NWCA Division II National Duals tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Jan. 4. The Huskies opened the event with a 46-0 win over #15 Lake Erie College and then punched their ticket to the semifinal round with a solid 32-6 victory over #9 Indianapolis.

In action against Lake Erie, the Huskies impressed from start to finish in the match. Adam Hedin (133), #4 Jarred Oftedahl (141), #7 Kolton Eischens (174) and #10 Lawrence Phillips (285) all gained falls in the match. Jake Barzowski added extra points with a tech fall at 149, while major decisions were added by #2 Brett Velasquez (125) and #1 Larry Bomstad (157). Big wins were also charted by Devin Fitzpatrck at 165 with a 5-4 decision against #5 ranked Nick Vandermeer of Lake Erie, and Brady Nelson, who gained a 4-1 win over #8 ranked Tyler Hughes of Lake Erie at 184.

scsulogoIn the quarterfinals, the Huskies took revenge on Indianapolis, which was the lone team to post a dual victory against the Huskies in 2016-17. The Huskies gained a quick 7-0 lead with victories at 125 and 133 by Velasquez and Hedin respectively. At 141, #2 Nick Crume of Indianapolis handed #4 ranked Oftedahl his first loss of the season with a 6-2 decision. SCSU returned to the driver’s seat with a major decision win by #5 James Pleski at 149 and a pin by #1 ranked Bomstad at 157. At 165, #8 ranked Travis Holt added extra points with a tech fall win and Eischens scored a 7-3 victory at 174.

In another upset win at 184, SCSU’s Tyree Overton added a 5-3 decision win over #11 ranked Brody Conner of Indy. At 197, #9 Vince Dietz iced the team win with a 9-1 major decision over Indy’s Jordan Collins. At 285, Lawrence Phillips suffered a close 7-6 loss against #4 ranked Dylan Faulkenberg of Indianapolis.

The Huskies will now advance in the NWCA DII National Duals bracket to face #12 Nebraska Kearney on Friday, Jan. 5. at 11:00 a.m.

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Championship Round 1:

St. Cloud State defeated Lake Erie College 46-0
125 – Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State) over Blake Glogouski (Lake Erie College) Maj 9-0
133 – Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) over Forrest Glogouski (Lake Erie College) Fall 3:58
141 – Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) over Sean O`Hearon (Lake Erie College) Fall 2:33
149 – Jake Barzowski (St. Cloud State) over John Siemasz (Lake Erie College) TF 17-1
157 – Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud State) over Andrew Lieb (Lake Erie College) Maj 11-2
165 – Devin Fitzpatrick (St. Cloud State) over Nick Vandermeer (Lake Erie College) Dec 5-4
174 – Kolton Eischens (St. Cloud State) over Santino Lucas (Lake Erie College) Fall 4:02
184 – Brady Nelson (St. Cloud State) over Tyler Hughes (Lake Erie College) Dec 4-1
197 – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) over Jesse Palser (Lake Erie College) Dec 1-0
285 – Lawrence Phillips (St. Cloud State) over Chris Droege (Lake Erie College) Fall 0:39


St. Cloud State defeated Indianapolis 32-6
125 – Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State) over Nick Brady (Indianapolis) Dec 7-3
133 – Adam Hedin (St. Cloud State) over Dillon Hurst (Indianapolis) Maj 11-3
141 – Nick Crume (Indianapolis) over Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) Dec 6-2
149 – James Pleski (St. Cloud State) over Elliott Molloy (Indianapolis) Maj 15-6
157 – Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud State) over Tony Vaughn (Indianapolis) Fall 2:00
165 – Travis Holt (St. Cloud State) over Austin Robbins (Indianapolis) TF 16-1
174 – Kolton Eischens (St. Cloud State) over Luke Kriech (Indianapolis) Dec 7-3
184 – Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) over Brody Conner (Indianapolis) Dec 5-3
197 – Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State) over Jordan Collins (Indianapolis) Maj 9-1
285 – Dylan Faulkenberg (Indianapolis) over Lawrence Phillips (St. Cloud State) Dec 7-6

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