St. Cloud State wrestling to face Minnesota State Moorhead and Minnesota State Mankato

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (15-0, 4-0 NSIC) will continue its travel this week with a pair of NSIC dual matches.  On Thursday, Feb. 1, SCSU will match up with Minnesota State Moorhead (1-6, 0-4 NSIC) at 7 p.m.  The Huskies will then complete their weekend with a 2 p.m. dual match at #16 Minnesota State Mankato (5-3, 3-2 NSIC) on Saturday, Feb. 3.

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Probable Starters for SCSU on Feb. 1 & 3:
125:  #5 Brett Velasquez (18-2) or Brandon Briggs  (8-4)
133: Adam Hedin (13-6) or Shiquan Hall  (10-1)
141: #3 Jarred Oftedahl   (20-2)
149: #1 James Pleski (18-1) or Jake Barzowski  (20-3)
157: #1 Larry Bomstad (20-1) or Brett Stolarzyk (5-5)
165: #6 Travis Holt (19-3) or Devin FitzPatrick  (16-3)
174: #3 Kolton Eischens  (23-2)
184: Tyree Overton (10-4) or Brady Nelson  (6-1)
197: #6 Vince Dietz (24-1)
285: #10 Lawrence Phillips (21-4)

St. Cloud State Wrestling News and Notes:

  • SCSU was ranked #1 in the latest NCAA DII national poll. Individually, Larry Bomstad (157) was ranked #1 in the nation, while Brett Velasquez was #5 at 125. James Pleski was ranked first at 149 and Jarred Oftedahl was ranked third at 141. Travis Holt is now ranked #6 at 165 and Kolton Eischens is ranked 3rd at 174. At 197, Vince Dietz earned a 6th place ranking and Lawrence Phillips was ranked #10 at 285.
  • SCSU captured its second consecutive NWCA DII National Duals championship on Jan. 4-5 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • SCSU is the six-time defending NSIC champions and has won league titles in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.
  • SCSU has not lost a dual match to Northern State since a 25-12 setback on Jan. 12, 2006. SCSU has not lost a dual match in NSIC action since an 18-13 loss at Augustana on Jan. 27, 2011.
  • SCSU owns a 15-0, 4-0 NSIC record this season. The Huskies have now won 24 consecutive dual matches dating back to 2016-17.
  • SCSU will continue its 2017-18 season with a trip to Minnesota State Moorhead on Feb. 1 and a match at Minnesota State Mankato on Feb. 3.
  • On Jan. 25, the Huskies charted a 42-3 win at Northern State. Of note, SCSU has wrestled 14 dual matches away from home and only one home dual in 2017-18.
  • SCSU will host the 2018 NCAA DII Super 3 Regional tournament at Halenbeck Hall on Feb. 23-24.
  • Shiquan Hall won the top spot in the 133-pound bracket at the North Country Open on Jan. 27 in Collegeville. He went 3-0 and that included a 3:45 pin against North Dakota State’s Sawyer Degen in the title bout.
  • #5 Brett Velasquez, Joel Salomon, #3 Jarred Oftedahl and #6 Vince Dietz all recorded falls during the Huskies’ 42-3 win at Northern State on Jan. 25.
  • The SCSU match on Feb. 8 at Halenbeck Hall has been designated as Alumni Night and the home match on Feb. 15 will be Senior Day in Halenbeck Hall.
  • The last time SCSU lost a match to Minnesota State Mankato was on Feb. 19, 2009.  The last time SCSU lost a match to Minnesota State Moorhead was Jan. 9, 2007.
  • Check out the current SCSU Team Stats for 2017-18

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