#1 St. Cloud State wrestling brings home 45-0 victory at Minnesota State Moorhead
The undefeated and #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 5-0 NSIC) continued its success in the NSIC this season with a 45-0 shutout at Minnesota State Moorhead on Thursday, Feb. 1 in Moorhead, Minn.
The Huskies dominated the dual match with three falls, two tech falls and two major decisions. The victory extends SCSU’s winning streak to 25 duals matches dating back to 2016-17. St. Cloud State will continue its 2017-18 season on Feb. 3 with a 2 p.m. match at #16 Minnesota State Mankato.
In action at Moorhead, SCSU opened the night with an 8-5 win by #5 Brett Velasquez at 125-pounds. Shiquan Hall continued to chart impressive numbers with a 14-4 major decision at 133-pounds, while #3 Jarred Oftedahl coined SCSU’s first fall of the night with a pin at 2:11 against Moorhead’s Zach Scott at 141-pounds.
At 149-pounds, #1 James Pleski rolled to a 24-8 tech fall win and Brett Stolarzyk scored a 16-2 major decision win at 157 pounds. At 165-pounds, Devin Fitzpatrick added a 3-2 decision win over MSUM’s Weston Dobler. #3 Kolton Eischens returned to the lineup for the Huskies and looked very sharp with an 18-3 tech fall vs. MSUM’s Adam Blees.
#8 Brady Nelson scored a 10-4 win at 184-pounds and #6 Vince Dietz at 197-pounds carded a fall at 1:59. To cap the night, #10 Lawrence Phillips tallied his 12th pin of the season with a fall at 1:05 in action at 285-pounds.
The Dragons will be back in action on Saturday night when they travel to Aberdeen, S.D. to face the Northern State Wolves. They will be back at home on Feb. 10 when they host the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs.
#1 St. Cloud State 45, MSU-Moorhead 0
125: #5 Brett Velasquez (SCS) over Cole Jones (MSM) (Dec 8-5)
133: Shiquan Hall (SCS) over Seth Hutchison (MSM) (MD 14-4)
141: #3 Jarred Oftedahl (SCS) over Zach Scott (MSM) (Fall 2:11)
149: #1 James Pleski (SCS) over Riley Byklum (MSM) (TF 24-8 5:36)
157: Brett Stolarzyk (SCS) over Patrick Freeman (MSM) (MD 16-2)
165: Devin Fitzpatrick (SCS) over Weston Dobler (MSM) (Dec 3-2)
174: #3 Kolton Eischens (SCS) over Adam Blees (MSM) (TF 18-3 5:59)
184: #8 Brady Nelson (SCS) over Mitchell Kotschevar (MSM) (Dec 10-4)
197: #6 Vince Dietz (SCS) over Preston Lehmann (MSM) (Fall 1:59)
285: #10 Lawrence Phillips (SCS) over Jordan Magnuson (MSM) (Fall 1:05)