St. Cloud State University redshirt junior James Pleski (Stacy, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week for Nov. Nov. 26-Dec. 2. Pleski was a leading force in the #1 Huskies (6-0, 1-0 NSIC) perfect 5-0 record over the last week, which included four wins at the Newberry Duals tournament and an NSIC season-opening win over Southwest Minnesota State.
Pleski posted a perfect 5-0 record in action at 149-pounds for the Huskies. The NCAA DII runner-up at 149-pounds last year, Pleski opened the week with a 5:51 fall against Jordan Biehn of SMSU on Nov. 29 in Marshall, Minn.
He continued his winning ways with a 12-0 major decision win over Micah Marcin of Queen’s University in the first round of the Newberry Duals on Dec. 2. He added a forfeit win against Limestone at the Newberry Duals to continue his winning streak. In action against No. 12 Newberry, Pleski added bonus points with a 23-8 tech fall vs.David Giantono at 149. He completed the week with an 18-6 major decision over Justin Chenoweth of #9 Western State Colorado.
Pleski currently owns a 9-1 record this season and is ranked #2 in the nation in the latest NCAA DII individual polls at 149-pounds.
St. Cloud State has won NCAA DII national team titles in 2015, 2016 and 2018, and the Huskies have also won seven consecutive NSIC conference championships. The Huskies will continue their 2018-19 season on Wednesday, Dec. 5 with a 7 p.m. home match against NSIC rival Minot State. The match has been designated as Military Appreciation Night at SCSU and all active military and veterans will be admitted to the match for FREE. For more information on tickets or the match, please call 1-877-SCSUTIX or 320-308-2137.
Of note, all SCSU students get into all regular season home matches for FREE in 2018-19. So come on out and cheer for your #1 ranked Huskies!