St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo and his staff of assistant coaches has announced the latest addition to the Huskies’ wrestling program. Mason Phillips (Eau Claire, Wisc./North H.S.) has signed an acceptance of admission letter to attend SCSU in the fall.
“Mason is a great addition to the Huskies wrestling program,” said Costanzo. “He had a stellar high school career for North High School and is a prime example of living a championship lifestyle as he not only excelled on the mat, but in the classroom.”
Phillips will graduate from Eau Claire North High School in June 2018. He was a four-time WIAA DI state place winner. Phillips placed fifth in 2015, fourth in 2016, fourth in 2017 and earned his first state title this past February at 138-pounds. Additionally, he earned All-America honors by placing seventh at the 2017 WUSA Pre-Season Nationals at 138-pounds. A 2018 Academic All-State recipient, Phillips had a career mark of 171-13. He will be pursuing a business marketing degree at SCSU and is the son of Brian and Jeanine Phillips.
Four additional student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent in the spring and will join the SCSU wrestling team for 2018-19: Brandon Betancourt (Clovis, Calif.), Joseph Bianchini (Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Ben Naddy (Henning, Minn.) and Elijah Osit (Oak Park, Ill.).
Tanner Eischens (Detroit Lakes, Minn.), Eric Halverson (Pewaukee, Wisc.), Sam Naddy (Henning, Minn.) and Colton Weiland (Crookston, Minn.) all signed acceptance of admissions letters to attend St. Cloud State University in the fall.
The addition of these student-athletes will join a crew of early Huskies wrestling commitments from the fall: Kyle Betourne (St. Cloud, Minn.), Luke Clark (Dresser, Wisc.), Boone Giulio (American Falls, Idaho), Chance Helmick (Hickman, Neb.), Gannon Hughes (Oswego, Ill.), Jacob Mandt (Chatfield, Minn.), Cameron Riggs (North Platte, Neb.), Josh Velasquez (Bennington, Neb.) and Holden Youngs (Monticello, Minn.).
The Huskies claimed its third NCAA championship in 2018 and also won the NCAA DII Super 3 Regional and the NSIC championship in 2018. The Huskies posted a 19-0 record and won their seventh consecutive NSIC crown this winter along with a top finish at the 2018 NWCA DII National Duals under the leadership of head coach Steve Costanzo and head assistant coach Brady Wilson.