St. Cloud State 49 Sioux Falls 0

SCSU records largest margin of victory over conference opponent since 2016

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 6 St. Cloud State Wrestling (8-1, 3-0 NSIC) recorded eight bonus point victories and won all 10 matches in a 49-0 win over Sioux Falls (1-5, 0-3 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon at the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls. The Huskies recorded four falls, three technical falls and a major decision in the victory to improve to 3-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) matches.

The Saturday bout was the first-ever match between the two programs as this is Sioux Falls’ first season of competition. The 49-0 win was the most points scored in a dual since the Huskies beat American International, 54-0 on Nov. 9, 2019, and the most in a conference dual since a 50-0 win over Minot State on Jan. 29, 2016.

Redshirt senior 133-pounder Caleb Meekins (Livonia, Mich.) started the bonus point exhibition for the Huskies, earning a first-period fall over Beau Klingensmith at 2:18. It was the first of four pins for Huskies, as Meekins was joined by redshirt junior 149-pounder Colby Njos (Anoka, Minn.), redshirt sophomore 174-pounder Bryce Dagel and heavyweight Elijah Novak (Foley, Minn.). Dagel and Novak both earned first-period falls, while Njos recorded his in the second period.

Junior 157-pounder Nick Novak (New Prague, Minn.) remained perfect on the season with a 16-1 technical fall over John Tyler, while graduate 157-pounder Anthony Herrera (Stansbury Park, Utah) and redshirt senior 197-pounder Dominic Murphy (Evergreen Park, Ill.) also recorded technical falls by a score of 17-1 and 16-0, respectively. Redshirt sophomore 141-pounder Alyeus Craig (Wichita, Kan.) posted a major decision victory in his bout at 141 points, winning 18-6 over Beau Beavers.

Redshirt sophomore 125-pounder Conor Knopick (Omaha, Neb.) and redshirt sophomore 184-pounder Tyson Meyer (Glenwood, Minn.) earned decision victories at 125 and 184 pounds, respectively.

Jan. 13, 2024 | Stewart Center | Sioux Falls, S.D.

No. 6 St. Cloud State 49, Sioux Falls 0
125: Conor Knopick (SCSU) dec. Paul Garcia (USF), 2-0
133: Caleb Meekins (SCSU) Fall Beau Klingensmith (USF), 2:18
141: No. 12 Alyeus Craig (SCSU) MD Beau Beavers (USF), 18-6
149: No. 8 Colby Njos (SCSU) Fall Cooper Sanders (USF), 3:34
157: No. 1 Nick Novak (SCSU) TF John Tyler (USF), 16-1 (7:00)
165: No. 7 Anthony Herrera (SCSU) TF Lincoln Fink (USF), 17-1 (5:42)
174: Bryce Dagel (SCSU) Fall Ashtin Johnson (USF), 1:49
184: Tyson Meyer (SCSU) dec. Daevon Vereen (USF), 5-1
197: No. 3 Dominic Murphy (SCSU) TF Isaiah Laguna (USF), 16-0 (4:17)
HWT: Elijah Novak (SCSU) Fall Rocky Wiedman (USF), 2:33

SCSU will return home for its next dual, as the Huskies host Minnesota State on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7:00 p.m. CT at Halenbeck Hall.

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