St. Cloud State remains unbeaten with 42-3 win at Northern State
The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (15-0, 4-0 NSIC) maintained its unblemished dual match record this season with a big 42-3 victory at Northern State University on Thursday, Jan. 25 in Aberdeen, S.D.
The Huskies have now won 24 consecutive dual matches dating back to 2016-17 and they have not lost an NSIC dual match since the 2010-11 season. SCSU is the six-time defending NSIC champions and the Huskies recently captured the 2018 NWCA Division II National Duals title in Fort Wayne, Ind.
SCSU opened the match at Northern State with a three falls to gain an early 18-0 lead. At 125, #5 Brett Velasquez earned a fall at 6:14 followed by Joel Salomon’s fall at 1:43 in the 133 pound bout. Next up was #3 Jarred Oftedahl, who won at 141 pounds with a pin at 3:55.
At 149, #1 James Pleski added a 4-0 decision against NSU’s Billy Holtan before NSU’s Tanner Olson upset #1 Larry Bomstad at 165 by a 3-1 score in sudden death OT. The loss was SCSU’s lone setback of the night as #6 Travis Holt rallied with a 6-2 win at 165. In action at 174, Devin FitzPatrick tallied a 7-1 win in OT and Tyree Overton posted a 10-3 win at 184 for the Huskies.
The evening was wrapped up with a pin by #6 Vince Dietz at 197 pounds and a forfeit win for #10 Lawrence Phillips at 285-pounds.
The Huskies remain on the road with a Feb. 1 match at Minnesota State Moorhead followed by a Feb. 3 date at Minnesota State Mankato.
#1 St. Cloud State 42, Northern State 3
125: Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Jay Maxville (NOST) (Fall 6:14)
133: Joel Salomon (SCS) over Juan Castellanos (NOST) (Fall 1:43)
141: Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over Griffin Hieb (NOST) (Fall 3:55)
149: James Pleski (SCS) over Billy Holtan (NOST) (Dec 4-0)
157: Tanner Olson (NOST) over Larry Bomstad (SCS) (SV-1 3-1)
165: Travis Holt (SCS) over Paxton Mewes (NOST) (Dec 6-2)
174: Devin Fitzpatrick (SCS) over Kaden Campbell (NOST) (SV-1 7-1)
184: Tyree Overton (SCS) over Riley Lura (NOST) (Dec 10-3)
197: Vince Dietz (SCS) over Diego Gallegos (NOST) (Fall 5:26)
285: Lawrence Phillips (SCS) over (NOST) (For.)