#1 St. Cloud State opens season in top order with 31-3 victory
The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (1-0, 1-0 NSIC kicked off its 2020-21 season with a solid 31-3 victory at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. on Jan. 7.
The Huskies only lost one match on the evening to gain improve upon their NCAA DII record of 65 consecutive dual match victories, which includes a winning streak dating back to a 22-17 loss vs. Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 2017.
The night opened with an 11-4 win by SCSU Jared Head over UMary’s Anthony Velasquez. The Huskies then extended their lead to 6-0 with a 6-3 victory by #1 ranked Devin FitzPatrick over UMary’s #5 Braydon Huber at 165-pounds.
SCSU’s lone setback on the night came with a close 1-0 loss by #9 Devin Donovan against Mary’s Max Bruss at 174-pounds. SCSU quickly got back on track at 184-pounds thanks to a 7-1 win by William Pitzner over UMary’s Grant Litke. The win pushed SCSU’s lead to 9-3.
At 197-pounds, #4 Noah Ryan added points for SCSU with a 6-3 win over Mary’s Matt Kaylor. The Huskies’ first bonus points of the match were provided by #1 ranked Kameron Teacher, who won his first career match as a Husky with a 14-3 major decision over Mary’s Emmitt Brooks at 285-pounds.
In action at 125-pounds, Paxton Creese also gained his first dual win for the Huskies with a 19-2 tech fall at 5:18 against Mary’s Jeremy Leintz. The wins continue at 133-pounds with a 5-2 decision by Sam Spencer and at 141-pounds with a 12-5 victory by #4 ranked Joey Bianchini. To ice the decision, SCSU’s Garrett Aldrich rolled to a 12-4 major decision victory over Trevor Fauver at 149-pounds to make the final tally 31-3.
The Huskies will be back home at Halenbeck Hall on Thursday, January 14 for a 7 p.m. match against NSIC rival Minot State. Fans can watch all the action this season on the NSIC Network, which is a FREE video streaming service.
St. Cloud State 31, University of Mary 3
157: Jared Head (SCSU) over Anthony Velazquez (MARY) (Dec 11-4)
165: Devin Fitzpatrick (SCSU) over Braydon Huber (MARY) (Dec 6-3)
174: Max Bruss (MARY) over Devin Donovan (SCSU) (Dec 1-0)
184: William Pitzner (SCSU) over Grant Litke (MARY) (Dec 7-1)
197: Noah Ryan (SCSU) over Matt Kaylor (MARY) (Dec 6-3)
285: Kameron Teacher (SCSU) over Emmitt Brooks (MARY) (MD 14-3)
125: Paxton Creese (SCSU) over Jeremy Leintz (MARY) (TF 19-2 5:18)
133: Sam Spencer (SCSU) over Laken Boese (MARY) (Dec 5-2)
141: Joey Bianchini (SCSU) over Logan Mahoney (MARY) (Dec 12-5)
149: Garrett Aldrich (SCSU) over Trevor Fauver (MARY) (MD 12-4)