ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State 174-pounder Dominic Murphy has been named NSIC Wrestler of the Week following his dominant start to the Huskies’ NSIC schedule, pinning No. 5 Job Ayala at 2:33 in Friday’s 37-3 win over UW-Parkside. Entering the bout ranked No. 10 in the NWCA poll, Murphy scored an opportunistic pin of Ayala in a battle with one of the Rangers’ top athletes.
“I am very proud of Dominic’s consistent work ethic and competitive spirit,” said head coach Steve Costanzo, “He strives every day to do his best both in the classroom and on the wrestling mat. He is very deserving of receiving NSIC wrestler of the week honors.”
Murphy improved to 12-2, recording his sixth bonus-point win and third pin of the 2021-22 season. Notably, Murphy is the first wrestler to pin Ayala since 2019.
The Huskies continue their 2021-22 season with the NWCA National Duals on January 6-9.