No. 4 Huskies Wrestling Showcased at Black & Red Classic

Team Red comes away with 23-16 win at annual intrasquad match

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Team Red came away with a 23-16 win over Team Black at the 2023 Black & Red Classic as No. 4 St. Cloud State Wrestling kicked off the start of the 2023-24 campaign on Thursday evening at Halenbeck Hall. The match was filled with bonus-point matches, as eight of 12 matches were decided by eight or more points.

Conor Knopick opened the scoring for the black team, scoring a technical fall in the opening bout to give team black a quick 5-0 lead. Team red responded quickly however, as Sam Spencer earned an 8-0 major decision over No. 9 Caleb Meekins to bring the score back to 5-4.

Team black responded on their own, winning three consecutive matches with two coming way via bonus points, as No. 12 Alyeus Craig (4-0 decision), Nolan Throne (8-0 major decision) and No. 1 Nick Novak (9-1 major decision) each came away victorious. The wins would give the black team a 16-4 lead, but it would be the final win of the night for the team, as the red team would sweep the final five matches of the evening.

No. 4 Anthony Herrera began the five-match win streak following intermission by beating Ethan Hendrickson by major decision, 13-2, followed by back-to-back decision victories from Bryce Dagel and Bryce FitzPatrick. At 197, No. 4 Dominic Murphy put points on the scoreboard with a 21-6 technical fall win before Elijah Novak earned a 11-3 major decision at heavyweight to close the match.

In exhibition matches, Colton Bornholdt (6-4 decision) and Cole Glazier (11-0 major decision) earned victories at 149 and 174, respectively.

Team Red 23, Team Black 16
Nov. 2, 2023 | Halenbeck Hall | St. Cloud, Minn.
125: Conor Knopick (Black) TF Dominic Ducato (Red), 18-1 at 4:21
133: Sam Spencer (Red) MD No. 9 Caleb Meekins (Black), 8-0
141: No. 12 Alyeus Craig (Black) dec. Phillip Kue (Red), 4-0
149: Nolan Throne (Black) MD Luke Studer (Red), 8-0
157: No. 1 Nick Novak (Black) MD Blake Legred (Red), 9-1
165: No. 4 Anthony Herrera (Red) MD Ethan Hendrickson (Black), 13-2
174: Bryce Dagel (Red) dec. Logan Vaughan (Black), 5-1
184: Bryce FitzPatrick (Red) dec. Tyson Meyer (Black), 7-2
197: No. 4 Dominic Murphy (Red) TF Brendan Lockart (Black), 21-6 at 7:00
HWT: Elijah Novak (Red) MD Dylan Bravo-Packer (Black), 11-3
Exh. 149 – Colton Bornholdt (Red) dec. Aoci Bernard (Black), 6-4
Exh. 174 – Cole Glazier (Black) MD Mac Copeland (Red), 11-0

The Huskies will open the season on Saturday at the Yellowjacket Open in Rochester, Minn. Wrestling is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. CT.

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