ST. CLOUD, Minn. – An NCAA DII leading nine wrestlers have been ranked at their classes in the first regular-season National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) poll of 2021-22. Reigning National Champion St. Cloud State moved to No. 2 in the polls, just one point behind Central Oklahoma. Joseph Bianchini remains the No. 1 wrestler at 141 pounds, Kameron Teacher holds his No. 2 rank at heavyweight, 157-pounder Colby Njos stays at No. 3 and Noah Ryan keeps his No. 5 nod at 197. Garrett Vos moved to No. 6 at 133 while Billy Pitzner stands at No. 9 at 184. No. 8 Devin Donovan, No. 10 Jake Barzowski, and No. 10 Dominic Murphy each made their debuts in the polls at 165, 149, and 174 respectively.
SCSU is 1-0 this season with a 33-6 win over then-No. 14 Lake Erie on November 20. The program’s nine NWCA-ranked wrestlers lead all NCAA DII teams, with no other program rostering more than seven. The Huskies are in Greenwood, South Carolina this weekend for the inaugural Carolina Clash Duals. Each of SCSU’s three dual opponents are receiving NWCA attention. St. Cloud State opens at 11:00 a.m. CT against No. 4 West Liberty followed by No. 18 UNC-Pembroke then closes with tournament host Lander, currently receiving votes in the poll. Live results are available via TrackWrestling with match-by-match coverage provided on Twitter via @SCSUHUSKIES_WR