ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Head Wrestling Coach, Steve Costanzo has announced the Huskies wrestling schedule for 2018-19. The season starts in November with ranking matches, includes visits from NCAA top-20 opponents Northern State University (Prep Night) and Minnesota State – Mankato (Senior Night). The season ends with nationals in Cleveland, OH to highlight St. Cloud State University wrestling schedule.
“The schedule once again is packed with major challenges for our student-athletes to best prepare them for the NCAA Championships in March,” said head coach Steve Costanzo. “It’s important to get the right looks from our opponents and get our wrestlers ready to win at the NCAA’s.
St. Cloud State University Wrestling finished their 2017-18 campaign winning their third NCAA DII National Championship in the past four years and had six individuals claim NCAA All-American honors. The Huskies, which sent ten student-athletes to the NCAA Championships last March, opens on Thursday, Nov. 1 with Annual Black/Red Classic. The event will help determine early season placing on the depth chart.
”Returning NCAA All-Americans and NCAA qualifiers Vince Dietz, Kolton Eischens, Devin FitzPatrick, Adam Hedin, Tyree Overton, Lawrence Phillips, James Pleski, Brett Velasquez and transfer Chance Helmick have the ability to perform very well with this schedule. Perhaps the most notable opportunities for our wrestlers to compete in will be at the Newberry Duals, NWCA National Duals and the Ranger Duals in December and January,” said Costanzo. “We will get a chance to get a number of different individuals in our line-up at those times.”
SCSU’s first home dual is on Thursday, Nov. 15 against Chadron State College. This will be the first time competing against the Eagles in Halenbeck Hall. The Huskies close out the regular season on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD before heading to postseason action at Minnesota State – Moorhead for the NCAA DII Regional Championships (Feb. 23).
Ticket information for all home games is available by calling the SCSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-SCSUTIX or visit www.scsutickets.com. Remember, SCSU student get into all regular season home games for free in 2018-19!