Novak Named NSIC Wrestler of the Week

Novak defeated No. 4 Devin Bahr (NSU), improved to 15-0 on the season

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling junior 157-pounder Nick Novak (New Prague, Minn.) was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Wrestler of the Week, as announced on Monday. Novak earned a pair of wins in dual competition last week to extend his perfect junior season, helping SCSU beat two ranked opponents and improve to 6-0 on the season in NSIC competition.

St Cloud State Nick Novak
Nick Novak

Novak opened the week with a 5-2 win over No. 4-ranked Devin Bahr of Northern State, leading the way for a 25-13 win over the 18th-ranked Wolves. The Husky junior then finished his week with a 16-1 technical fall (4:46) over Sean Howk in a 44-3 win over the No. 25-ranked Mustangs. The wins were SCSU’s 17th consecutive dual win against both squads, extending a win streak that dates back to head coach Steve Costanzo’s first season in St. Cloud.

With the two victories, Novak improved to 15-0 on the season with bonus point victories in nine bouts (73.5 percent). The returning NCAA Champion at 157 pounds has one fall, one major decision, and a team-leading seven technical falls on the season.

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