St. Cloud State 34 Augustana 3

No. 1 St. Cloud State Downs Augustana 34-3 To Capture Seventh Straight NSIC Title

St. Cloud, Minn. – The No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (19-0, 9-0 NSIC) celebrated Senior Day with a 34-3 win over visiting Augustana (11-4, 6-2 NSIC) on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn. The win gave SCSU its seventh NSIC Wrestling Conference Championship.

St. Cloud opened the match with four straight decisions by #5 Brett Velasquez over Brandon Carroll at 125, Adam Hedin over Brayden Curry at 133, #3 Jarred Oftedahl over Keaten Schorr at 141 and #1 James Pleski over Oscar Ramirez-Hernandez Jr. at 149 to go up 12-0.

scsulogoThe lead increased to 18-0 as #1 Larry Bomstad earned a 6-0 win over Bailey Neises at 157 as injury caused the Augustana wrestler to not be able to continue.

SCSU’s #6 Travis Holt then picked up a 13-1 major decision over Regan Bye at 165 to increase the margin to 22-0.

At 174, #3 Kolton Eischens earned a thrilling 4-3 decision over Lukas Poloncic to push the lead to 25-0.

Augustana’s lone points of the night came next with #7 Aero Amo picking up an 11-7 decision over Tyree Overton at 184 to put the score at 25-3.

At 197, #6 Vince Dietz earned a 7-2 decision over Clayton Wahlstrom to increase the margin to 28-3.

In the last match of the evening at 285, #10 Lawrence Phillips recorded a fall over Luke Nohns to make the final score 34-3.

St. Cloud State’s wrestling program next hosts the NCAA DII Super 3 Region from Feb. 23-24 at Halenbeck Hall.

#1 St. Cloud State 34 Augustana 3
125 – #5 Brett Velasquez (SCS) (22-2) Over Brandon Carroll (AU) (Dec. 5-2)
133 – Adam Hedin (SCS) (15-6) (SCS) Over Brayden Curry (AU) (Dec. 7-5)
141 – #3 Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) (24-2) Over Keaten Schorr (AU) (Dec. 4-1)
149 – #1 James Pleski (SCS) (22-1) Over Oscar Ramirez (AU) (Dec. 8-2)
157 – #1 Larry Bomstad (SCS) (22-2) Over Bailey Neises (AU) (6-0 Inj. 0:16)
165 – #6 Travis Holt (SCS) (21-3) Over Regan Bye (AU) (MD 13-1)
174 – #3 Kolten Eischens (SCS) (26-3) Over Lukas Poloncic (AU) (Dec. 4-3)
184 – #7 Aero Amo (AU) (9-2) Over Tyree Overton (SCS) (10-6) (Dec. 11-7)
197 – #6 Vince Dietz (SCS) (27-2) Over Clayton Wahlstrom (AU) (Dec. 7-2)
285 – #10 Lawrence Phillips (SCS) (25-4) Over Luke Nohns (AU) (TF 0:00)

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