By Matt Krumrie
The stage was set for another memorable finish to another successful St. Cloud State University wrestling season in March of 2020. The Huskies were ranked No. 1 in the nation and qualified nine wrestlers for the NCAA Division II national championships in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The beginning of a national pandemic due to the Coronavirus shut down all collegiate athletic competition, including all NCAA wrestling championships. It was heartbreaking for every wrestler and athlete in every sport, including those at SCSU. Head coach Steve Costanzo, now in his 15th leading the nation's top NCAA Division II wrestling program, talked about that in an open letter to fans in the offseason.
"Not only did we miss our NCAA championship tournament, but we also missed recognizing this team's amazing run and last year's senior class," said Costanzo. "Unfortunately, we won't get the championship back, nor will those athletes get relief from the NCAA to get that season back."