No. 1 Huskies welcome No. 14 Storm to Halenbeck in first dual of the season

St. Cloud, Minn. – No. 1 St. Cloud State Wrestling meets No. 14 Lake Erie this Saturday, November 20th in the Huskies’ first dual of the 2021-22 season. The first bout is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. CST with coverage available on TrackWrestling and the NSIC Network. As a Military Night, all veterans and military members along with one guest will receive free admission while the first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free Huskies Wrestling schedule poster.

SCSU last faced the Storm at the 2018 NWCA National Duals, earning a massive 46-0 win over LEC in their first match of the tournament. The Huskies enter the season having won 69 straight duals, an NCAA DII record.

The Huskies begin their third-straight NCAA Championship defense after a pair of excellent showings at the Finn Grinaker and Dakota Wesleyan Opens. 15 wrestlers earned titles across the two opens along with 31 top-three finishes.

Five NWCA-ranked wrestlers occupy spots the Huskies’ probable lineup, with a signature tilt at 197 between No. 5 Noah Ryan and No. 6 Chris Droege in a rematch of last year’s seventh-place bout at the NCAA Championships. Ryan pinned Droege at 2:17 to score critical bonus points for SCSU on their way to the program’s fifth National Championship.

Probable Matchups – No. 1 St. Cloud State (0-0) vs No. 14 Lake Erie (0-0)
125 – Paxton Creese (5-0) OR Robby Horsman (7-1) vs Jordan Rodriguez (5-1)
133 – No. 2 Garrett Vos (7-1) OR Daniel Valeria (4-4) vs Corey Gamet (5-0)
141 – No. 1 Joseph Bianchini (7-0) vs Nate DeBoe (6-0)
149 – Jake Barzowski (5-0) OR Ezekial Williamson (6-4) vs Jack Haskin (5-1)
157 – No. 3 Colby Njos (6-1) OR Jimmy Pierandozzi (7-1) vs Jacob Potok (3-2)
165 – Devin Donovan (8-1) OR Jared Head (7-3) vs No. 7 James Penfold (6-0)
174 – Dominic Murphy (8-1) OR Shaeden Scheidt (6-3) vs John Penfold (3-1)
184 – No. 8 Billy Pitzner (5-1) OR Cade Linn (0-0) vs Brylan Clouse (4-2)
197 – No. 5 Noah Ryan (4-0) vs No. 6 Chris Droege (6-1)
HWT – Kaleb Haase (6-4) vs Ronnie D’Amico (5-1)

The Huskies will compete next at the Carolina Clash Duals on Saturday, December 4 in Greenwood, South Carolina.

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