Huskies open NSIC season with road dual at No. 9 UW-Parkside

St. Cloud, Minn. – No. 2 St. Cloud State Wrestling travels to No. 9 UW-Parkside on Friday for their first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual of the season. The Huskies and Rangers will begin at 6:30 p.m. CST in Kenosha.

Video streaming will be provided by the Parkside Sports Network, available through a link on the SCSU Wrestling page, along with match-by-match coverage provided on Twitter via @SCSUHUSKIES_WR

The reigning NSIC Champions defeated UW-Parkside 26-9 last season in Kenosha, winning seven of 10 bouts including major decisions by Joseph Bianchini and Kameron Teacher. SCSU enters the dual 4-0 on the season fresh off a 3-0 performance at the Carolina Clash. Each of the Huskies’ four wins has come against nationally-recognized foes – No. 14 Lake Erie, No. 4 West Liberty, No. 18 UNC-Pembroke, and RV Lander.

Friday’s dual features plenty of exciting potential bouts, beginning with a big tilt for Paxton Creese as he squares off with No. 3 Joe Arroyo. Creese defeated No. 2 Nick Daggatt (UNC-Pembroke) last weekend by a 6-5 decision and lost to No. 1 Cole Laya (West Liberty) by just a takedown at the Carolina Clash. No. 8 Devin Donovan and No. 10 Dominic Murphy each have ranked matches against No. 4 Shane Gantz and No. 5 Job Ayala at 165 and 174 respectively.

Probable Matchups – No. 2 St. Cloud State (4-0) at No. 9 UW-Parkside (0-1)
125 – Paxton Creese (7-1) vs No. 3 Joe Arroyo (1-0)
133 – No. 6 Garrett Vos (10-1) OR Daniel Valeria (5-4) vs Joey Roti (5-4)
141 – No. 1 Joseph Bianchini (11-0) vs Subhan Umar (9-3) OR Cayden Henschel (5-3)
149 – No. 10 Jake Barzowski (8-1) vs Nathan Hensley (6-4) OR Jalen Spuhler (8-3)
157 – No. 3 Colby Njos (9-1) vs Ben Durocher (9-3)
165 – No. 8 Devin Donovan (10-2) vs No. 4 Shane Gantz (9-0)
174 – No. 10 Dominic Murphy (11-2) vs No. 5 Job Ayala (10-1)
184 – No. 9 Billy Pitzner (8-1) OR Cade Linn (2-0) vs Reece Worachek (7-2)
197 – No. 5 Noah Ryan (7-0) vs Rodsean Graham (5-4) OR Ben Hakes (0-0)
HWT – Kaleb Haase (6-8) vs Nate Lloyd (5-4) OR Lloyd Reynolds (5-4)

This will be the last dual the Huskies will wrestle prior to the NWCA National Duals on January 6-7.

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