St. Cloud State University will salute its 2019 NCAA Division II national champion wrestling team during a celebration reception at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13. All SCSU fans, students and staff are invited to this event, which will take place in the University’s Atwood Memorial Center and admission is free.
Fans will have an opportunity to hear comments from the national champion coaches and athletes along with a chance to check out the NCAA championship trophy, and congratulate the team.
The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (20-0, 8-0 NSIC) finished its perfect season by capturing the 2019 NCAA Division II team championship on March 8-9 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Huskies finished the tournament with a team score of 95.5 points, while Wheeling Jesuit was in second place at 87.5 and McKendree placed third at 83.0. The top five was completed by Notre Dame (OH) with 77.5 points and Nebraska-Kearney with 71.0.
This marked the fourth time since 2015 that the Huskies have won the NCAA Division II national championship. SCSU also claimed the NCAA title in 2015, 2016 and 2018, all under the leadership of head coach Steve Costanzo.
The Huskies will need to add another shelf to its trophy case as SCSU captured its eighth consecutive NSIC title in 2018-19 and also won the 2019 NWCA DII National Duals tournament and the 2019 NCAA Division II Super V regional crown.
The Huskies have not lost a dual meet since Jan. 14, 2017 (48 consecutive dual victories). SCSU has also won the NCAA DII Regional title in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012 and 2011. At the NCAA championships, St. Cloud State has been impressive (see chart below) and the Huskies have also won NWCA DII National Duals championships in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013 and 2012.
Recent NCAA DII Championship Finishes for the Huskies:
2011 – 2nd – NCAA DII
2012 – 2nd – NCAA DII
2013 – 2nd – NCAA DII
2014 – 6th – NCAA DII
2015 – 1st – NCAA DII
2016 – 1st – NCAA DII
2017 – 2nd – NCAA DII
2018 – 1st – NCAA DII
2019 – 1st – NCAA DII