St. Cloud State Set to Wrestle at Luther Open

Huskies take the mat at 9:00 a.m. CT in Decorah, Iowa

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – No. 4 St. Cloud State Wrestling continues tournament competition at the Luther Open on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Decorah, Iowa. The event, hosted by Luther College at the Regents Center, is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. CT.

No. 4 St. Cloud State Wrestling enjoyed a strong start to its 2023-24 season, as seven Huskies earned titles in the open division while five finished first in the freshman/sophomore division at the Yellowjacket Open in Rochester on Nov. 4.

Nick Novak earned a technical fall and fall before earning an 8-2 decision to win a title at 157 pounds, while Alyeus Craig won by technical fall and fall to earn first at 141 pounds. At 125 pounds, Conor Knopick had a major decision and fall before winning by 5-0 decision in the title match.

Anthony Herrera won two matches by major decision to win at 165 pounds, while Bryce FitzPatrick had three bonus point victories, two technical falls and one fall, to win at 184 pounds. Bryce Dagel and Dominic Murphy also earned titles at 174 and 197 pounds, respectively.

St. Cloud State was selected to finish first in the NSIC Preseason Coaches Poll, while returning NCAA Champion junior 157-pounder Nick Novak was named the NSIC Preseason Wrestler of the Year, as selected by the league’s coaches. Novak went a perfect 27-0 while earning both Super Region V and NCAA Championships at 157 pounds. He added a 10-0 dual record to earn First Team All-NSIC honors while recording eight major decisions, three technical falls and two pins in his sophomore season.

The Huskies begin the season ranked No. 4 in the NWCA Coaches Poll, while six wrestlers were ranked in the top-12, led by Novak at No. 1 at 157 pounds. Anthony Herrera (165 pounds) and Dominic Murphy (197 pounds) checked in at No. 4 in their respective weight classes, while Colby Njos ranked at No. 7 in 149 pounds. At 133 pounds, Caleb Meekins checks in at No. 9, while Alyeus Craig ranked at No. 12 at 141 pounds.

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