The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (14-0, 6-0 NSIC) rolled to a convincing 33-3 victory over #17 Minnesota State University on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Mankato, Minn.
SCSU won nine of 10 matches in the NSIC dual, which is the Huskies’ 62nd consecutive victory dating back to the 2016-17 season. The Huskies will now prepare for a trip to the Dan Parker Open, which will be hosted by UW-Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wisc. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
The Huskies’ lone loss of the day at MSU was a setback at 125-pounds, but #2 Garrett Vos quickly got things rolling with a tech fall win at 6:21 (18-0) over MSU’s Cole Gille at 133-pounds.
In a match between nationally-ranked wrestlers, SCSU’s #5 Garrett Aldrich scored a 4:29 fall over #9 Louie Sander of MSU at 141-pounds. A spotlight match of the day featured #2 James Pleski against MSU’s #3 Kyle Rathman at 149-pounds. A takedown by Pleski in the third period lifted him to a 3-1 victory over Rathman.
The wins continued at 157-pounds as #2 Jake Barzowski rolled to a 5-3 victory over MSU’s Cooper Siebrecht to push the SCSU lead to 17-3. At 165-pounds, #3 Devin FitzPatrick added bonus points with an 11-2 victory over MSU’s Logan Saltou. In a see-saw battle at 174-pounds, #3 Kolton Eischens battled through to gain a close 9-6 decision over MSU’s #10 Zach Johnson, which moved the SCSU lead to 24-3.
At 184-pounds, SCSU’s #2 Tyree Overton added another Huskies’ win with an 11-4 victory over MSU’s Trevor Turriff, and #9 Noah Ryan scored a 10-3 win over MSU’s Matt Blome at 197-pounds. The match was concluded at 285-pounds with a 7-2 victory for SCSU’s Ezayah Oropeza against MSU’s Max Villnow.
The Mavericks will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 6, when they host MSU Moorhead at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies compete next at the Don Parker Open in Eau Claire, Wisc. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
St. Cloud State 33, Minnesota State 3
125 – Trenton McManus (MSU) dec. Robby Horsman (SCSU), 7-4
133 – #2 Garrett Vos (SCSU) tech fall Cole Gille (MSU) 18-0 @ 6:21
141 – #5 Garrett Aldrich (SCSU) fall #9 Louie Sander (MSU) 4:29
149 – #2 James Pleski (SCSU) dec. #3 Kyle Rathman (MSU), 3-1
157 – #2 Jake Barzowski (SCSU) dec. Cooper Siebrecht (MSU) 5-3
165 – #3 Devin FitzPatrick (SCSU) maj. dec. Logan Saltou (MSU) 11-2
174 – #4 Kolton Eischens (SCSU) dec. #10 Zach Johnson (MSU) 9-6
184 – #2 Tyree Overton (SCSU) dec. Trevor Turriff (MSU) 11-4
197 – #9 Noah Ryan (SCSU) dec. Matt Blome (MSU), 10-3
285 – Ezayah Oropeza (SCSU) dec. Max Villnow (MSU) 7-2