Huskies earn sixth straight Super Region V Championship

Seven wrestlers advance to NCAA Tournament

LinksMoorhead, Minn. – No. 2 St. Cloud State Wrestling won their sixth straight Super Region V Championship and advanced seven wrestlers to the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon in Moorhead, earning five individual Regional Titles along the way. No. 6 Paxton Creese (125), No. 1 Joseph Bianchini (141), Nicholas Novak (149), No. 3 Anthony Herrera (157), and No. 2 Noah Ryan (197) each won Super Region V Championships at their respective weights. No. 2 Kameron Teacher took second at heavyweight while No. 3 Garrett Vos earned third at 133 to round out the Huskies’ National Advancers.

St. Cloud State Head Coach Steve Costanzo had this to say:

“It feels good. We’re really proud of our program, we’re proud of the guys who wrestled here today. We had five champs, almost had six champs there – we have seven qualifiers, seven bullets going to the National Tournament. I’m certainly excited about those seven guys.”

“We had three head-to-head matchups with Augustana. Those were pivotal matchups for us in that final round – it decided the team championship. We had a champion at 141, 149 and 157, three in a row right there which was critical to have those matchups and win those matchups. Those three guys certainly did a great job. I commend all the guys that come in here and wrestle. This is a brutal tournament. We come into this tournament and everyone’s 0-0. No matter what you’ve done throughout the year, it really doesn’t mean anything. It really comes down to who shows up today, who wants it and who wants to go onto the next tournament. I’m certainly proud of our guys – really proud of them.”

Team Scores

  1. St. Cloud State 136.5
  2. Augustana 129.5
  3. UW-Parkside 82.5
  4. Northern State 73.5
  5. U-Mary 72.5
  6. Minnesota State 71.5
  7. Upper Iowa 44.0
  8. SMSU 41.5
  9. Minot St. 29.5
  10. MSUM 24.5
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NCAA Division II Super Region 5 Qualifier Results

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

125 – No. 6 Paxton Creese wins Super Region V Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Creese pins Dakota Henry (Upper Iowa) at 1:39
Semifinal: Creese by decision over Jaxson Rohman (Augustana), 6-0
Finals: Creese by decision over No. 4 Joe Arroyo (UW-Parkside) 5-3

133 – No. 3 Garrett Vos takes Third and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Vos by major decision over Joey Roti (UW-Parkside), 10-0
Semifinal: No. 8 Reece Barnhardt (U-Mary) by decision over Vos, 8-4
Cons. Semi: Vos by major decision over Isaiah Mlsna (Minnesota State), 8-0
Third Place Match: Vos by decision over No. 4 Kaden Anderlik (Upper Iowa), 9-2

141 – No. 1 Joseph Bianchini wins Super Region V Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Bianchini by tech fall of Hunter Hayes (MSUM) at 6:52, 21-4
Semifinal: Bianchini by major decision over Laken Boese (U-Mary), 16-3
Finals: Bianchini by major decision over Keaten Schorr (Augustana), 9-0

149 – Nicholas Novak wins Super Region V Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Novak by major decision over No. 11 Eric Faught (Upper Iowa), 8-0
Semifinal: Novak by decision over No. 8 Wyatt Turnquist (Northern State), 7-1
Finals: Novak by decision over Hunter Burnett (Augustana), 4-1

157 – No. 3 Anthony Herrera wins Super Region V Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Herrera by decision over Lucas Hodges (SMSU), 10-4
Semifinal: Herrera by decision over Ben Durocher (UW-Parkside), 8-4
Finals: Herrera by decision over Tyler Wagener (Augustana), 5-2

165 – Jared Head takes sixth

Quarterfinal: Head by decision over Ryan Steffen (Upper Iowa), 11-5
Semifinal: Miles Fitzgerald (Augustana) by major decision over Head, 15-7
Cons. Semi: Leo Mushinsky (U-Mary) by injury default over Head
Fifth Place Match: Kelby Hawkins (Northern State) by medical forfeit over Head

174 – No. 7 Dominic Murphy takes fourth

Quarterfinal: Murphy pins Cayden White (Minot State) at 5:32
Semifinal: No. 2 Cade Mueller (Augustana) by decision over Murphy, 5-2
Cons. Semi: Murphy by decision in TB1 over Max Bruss (U-Mary), 4-3
Third Place Match: No. 10 Job Ayala (UW-Parkside) by decision over Murphy, 8-4

184 – No. 6 Billy Pitzner takes sixth

Quarterfinal: Pitzner by decision over Treyton Cacek (Northern State), 6-5
Semifinal: Reece Woracheck (UW-Parkside) by decision over Pitzner, 4-2
Cons. Semi: Gage Roaldson (MSUM) by decision in SV1 over Pitzner, 7-5
5th Place Match: Kolby Kost (Augustana) by decision over Pitzner, 4-1

197 – No. 2 Noah Ryan wins Super Region V Championship and advances to NCAA Tournament

Quarterfinal: Ryan by major decision over Steven Abbott (MSUM), 13-2
Semifinal: Ryan by decision over Matt Kaylor (U-Mary), 4-1
Finals: Ryan by decision over Cole Huss (Northern State), 3-2

HWT – No. 2 Kameron Teacher (3-1) takes Second and advances to NCAA Tournament

Champ. Round 1: Teacher pins Jordan Baumler (Upper Iowa) at 4:02
Quarterfinal: Teacher pins Ben Hakes (UW-Parkside) at 1:50
Semifinal: Teacher by decision over Steven Hajas (Augustana), 7-6
Finals: No. 8 Darrell Mason (Minnesota State) by decision in TB1 over Teacher, 2-1

UP NEXT: The 2022 NCAA National Championships are set for March 11-12 in St. Louis, Missouri. Coverage will be found on TrackWrestling, with links available on the SCSU Wrestling page.

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