#1 St. Cloud State ends weekend trip with victory at Mary
The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team continued its drive for a seventh consecutive NSIC championship with a 32-6 victory at the University of Mary on Saturday, Jan. 20. The victory improved SCSU’s record to 14-0, 3-0 NSIC, while Mary moved to 4-5, 1-2 NSIC.
The Huskies will travel to Northern State for an NSIC dual match in Aberdeen, S.D. on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
In action at Mary, #5 Brett Velasquez opened the action with an 8-2 decision against Nate Humann of Mary at 125-pounds. At 133-pounds, SCSU’s Adam Hedin lost a close 6-2 match against #9 Tate Barnhardt of Mary.
SCSU got back on track at 141-pounds at #3 Jarred Oftedahl rolled to an 11-0 major decsion and #1 James Pleski posted a 4-1 win over Mary’s Reed Cronin at 149. #1 Larry Bomstad remained undefeated this season with a 5-2 victory at 157-pounds and #6 Travis Holt lost a 5-2 decision against #11 ranked Phillip Springsteen of Mary.
The Mary rally was shortlived as Devin Fitzpatrick edged Mary’s Austin Eichmann by a 3-2 tally at 174. The Huskies then rolled to three consecutive wins in the upper weight brackets to ice the team victory. #8 Brady Nelson added extra points with a 10-1 major decision at 184-pounds and #6 Vince Dietz scored a forfeit win at 197. In the final bout of the day, #10 Lawrence Phillips registered a fall at 4:33 against Mary’s Dominic Tudor.
SCSU has now won 23 consecutive dual matches dating back to 2016-17. SCSU wrestling fans should mark Feb. 23-24 on their calendars as the Huskies will host the 2018 NCAA Division II Super 3 Regional in Halenbeck Hall.
#1 St. Cloud State 32, Mary 6
125: #5 Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Nate Humann (MARY) (Dec 8-2)
133: #9 Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Adam Hedin (SCS) (Dec 6-2)
141: #3 Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over Hunter Eckert (MARY) (MD 11-0)
149: #1 James Pleski (SCS) over Reed Cronin (MARY) (Dec 4-1)
157: #1 Larry Bomstad (SCS) over Jared Reis (MARY) (Dec 5-2)
165: #11 Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over #6 Travis Holt (SCS) (Dec 5-2)
174: Devin Fitzpatrick (SCS) over Austin Eichmann (MARY) (Dec 3-2)
184: #8 Brady Nelson (SCS) over Jackson Schichel (MARY) (MD 10-1)
197: #6 Vince Dietz (SCS) over (MARY) (M. For.)
285: #10 Lawrence Phillips (SCS) over Dominic Tudor (MARY) (Fall 4:33)