St. Cloud State announces wrestling recruits for 2019-20

St. Cloud State head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo and his staff of assistant coaches has announced the latest additions to the Huskies’ wrestling program. Twelve student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the SCSU wrestling team for 2019-20: Nic Cantu (Albert Lea, MN), Jake Fitzpatrick (Mahtomedi, MN), Jackson Held (Royalton, MN), Robbie Horsman (Kasson, MN), Blake Legred (Bricelyn, MN), Colby Njos (Anoka, MN), Ezayah Oropeza (Burnsville, MN), Grant Parrish (Kasson, MN), Nick Pierce (St. Francis, MN), Tyler Ryan (Kenyon, MN), Brock Schlough (Menomonie, WI) and Ezekial Williamson (Twin Falls, ID).

“Our coaching staff worked really hard over the summer and fall to bring in a class that we thought could help the Huskies program carry on the rich tradition of wrestling at St. Cloud State,” Costanzo said. “These individuals are not only gifted on the wrestling mats, but in their communities and in the classroom. We are looking forward to working with them.”

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2019-20 Wrestling Recruits
Name: Nic Cantu
Hometown: Albert Lea, Minn.
High School: Albert Lea Area
Parents: Holly & Jaime Cantu
Intended Major: Health & Physical Education
Probable Weight Class: 125-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 Intermat Classic – 1st, 2017 MN HS State Tournament – 2A – 3rd, 2017 MN/USA State – GR – 1st, 2017 MN/USA State – FR – 1st, 2017 MN Christmas Tournament – 3rd.
Career Record: 98-10

Name: Jake Fitzpatrick
Hometown: Mahtomedi, Minn.
High School: Mahtomedi
Parents: Heidi & Brian Fitzpatrick
Intended Major: Business
Probable Weight Class: 133/141-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 Intermat Classic – 2nd, 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 2A

Name: Jackson Held
Hometown: Royalton, MN
High School: Royalton
Parents: Janet & Joe Held
Intended Major: Construction Management/Engineering
Probable Weight Class: 157/165-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 MN State Tournament – 1A – 4th, 2017 Northern Plains Region – GR – 6th, 2017 MN State Tournament Qualifier – 1A, 2016 Northern Plains Region – FS – 3rd, 2016 – MN/USA Wrestling State – 1st, 2016 – MN HS State Tournament Qualifier 1A, 2015 MN HS State Tournament Qualifier – 1A.
Career Record: 96-29

Name: Robbie Horsman
Hometown: Kasson, Minn.
High School: Kasson-Mantorville
Parents: Renee & Roger Horsman
Intended Major: Business
Probable Weight Class: 125-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 2A – 3rd, 2017 MN Christmas Tournament – 4th, 2017 MN HS State Tournament Qualifier – 2A, 2016 MN HS State Tournament Qualifier – 2A, 2015 MN Christmas Tournament – 4th
Career Record: 116-33

Name: Blake Legred
Hometown: Bricelyn, Minn.
High School: United South Central
Parents: Kari & Thomas Legred
Intended Major: Business
Probable Weight Class: 149-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 1A – 2nd, 2017 Rumble on the Red – 8th, 2017 MN HS State Tournament – 1A – 1st
Career Record: 115-37

Name: Colby Njos
Hometown: Anoka, Minn.
High School: Anoka
Parents: Mandy & Matt Njos
Intended Major: Athletic Training
Probable Weight Class: 157/165-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 World Team Trials – GR – 5th, 2018 Northern Plain Region – GR – 3rd, 2018 Northern Plains – FS – 2nd, 2018 USA Wrestling Nationals – 4th, 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 3A – 4th, 2017 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 2nd, 2017 – MN/USA Wrestling State – FS – 1st, 2017 – MN/USA Wrestling State – GR – 1st, 2017 MN HS State Tournament – 3A – 3rd, 2016 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 5th, 2016 MN HS State Tournament – 3A – 6th
WUSA Ranking: #16
Career Record: 138-21

Name: Ezayha Oropeza
Hometown: Burnsville, Minn.
High School: Rosemount
Parents: Linda & Dominic Martinez
Intended Major: Undecided
Probable Weight Class: 285-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 Intermat Classic – 1st, 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 3A – 2nd, 2017 Rumble on the Red – 5th
WUSA Ranking – #21
Intermat Ranking – #15

Name: Grant Parrish
Hometown: Kasson, Minn.
High School: Kasson-Mantorville
Parents: Lisa & Aaron Parish
Intended Major: Biomedical Sciences
Probable Weight Class: 184/197-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 MN HS State Tournament – 3A – 4th, 2017 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 2nd, 2017 USA Wrestling Nationals – FS – 6th, 2017 Northern Plains Region – GR – 1st, 2017 Northern Plains Region – FS – 1st, 2017 MN/USA Wrestling State – GR – 1st, 2017 MN/USA Wrestling State – FS – 1st, 2017 MN HS State Tournament Qualifier – 3A, 2016 MN Christmas Tournament – 3rd, 2016 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 6th, 2016 MN HS State Tournament Qualifier – 3A
WUSA Ranking: #23
Flowrestling: #18
Wrestling Insider News: #12
Career Record: 101-31

Name: Nick Pierce
Hometown: St. Francis, Minn.
High School: St. Francis
Parents: Jennifer & Billy Pierce
Intended Major: Business Finance
Probable Weight Class: 285-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 Northern Plains Region – GR – 2nd, 2018 Northern Plains Region – FS – 1st, 2018 MN State Tournament Qualifier – 3A, 2017 Northern Plains Region – FS – 1st, 2017 Northern Plains Region – GR – 1st, 2017 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 4th, 2017 USA Wrestling Nationals – FS – 6th, 2017 MN/USA Wrestling State – GR – 1st, 2017 MN/USA Wrestling State – FS – 1st

Name: Tyler Ryan
Hometown: Kenyon, Minn.
High School: Kenyon-Wanamingo
Parents: Molly & Matt Ryan
Intended Major: Bio Medical Science
Probable Weight Class: 174-pounds
Accomplishments: 2017 MN State Tournament – 1A – 1st, 2017 MSHSL Section – 2A – 1st, 2016 MN State Tournament Qualifier – 1A, 2016 MSHSL Section – 2A – 1st, 2015 MN/USA Wrestling State – 2nd

Name: Brock Schlough
Hometown: Menomonie, Wisc.
High School: Boyceville
Parents: Julie & Chad Schlough
Intended Major: Construction Management
Probable Weight Class: 157-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 WI State Tournament – D3 – 1st, 2017 WI State Tournament – D3 – 1st, 2016 WI State Tournament – D3 – 1st
WUSA Ranking: #21
Career Record: 132-5

Name: Ezekial Williamson
Hometown: Twin Falls, ID
High School: Jerome
Parents: Jamie & Dallas Williamson
Intended Major: Business
Probable Weight Class: 149-pounds
Accomplishments: 2018 Freakshow – 3rd, 2018 USA Wrestling Nationals – GR – 8th, 2018 ID State Tournament – 4A – 1st, 2017 ID State Tournament – 4A – 1st, 2016 ID State Tournament – 4A – 1st
WUSA Ranking: #11
Career Record: 124-14

“As part of my first recruiting class coaching at St. Cloud State, I have really enjoyed my experience of getting to know the student-athletes and their families,” said Coach Travis Holt. “From my experience as a former student-athlete, I found it interesting regarding the dynamics that go into recruiting individuals that fit the mold of a future Huskies wrestler. I really look forward to working with these group of individuals.”

“I am extremely excited to work with this upcoming class of Huskies wrestling recruits,” said Coach Brady Wilson. “Our goal with each recruiting class is to make our room as competitive as possible. I believe we have accomplished that goal.”
The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team will be back on the road Saturday, November 17 as they will send a select group to compete at the Finn Grinaker Open, Concordia College, Moorhead, 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.

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