St. Cloud State 23 U Mary 13

St. Cloud State Clinches NSIC Championship with Win over U Mary

Huskies clinch 12th NSIC title in the last 13 seasons, finishes dual season 14-1 and 9-0 in NSIC duals

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – No. 5 St. Cloud State Wrestling (14-1, 9-0 NSIC) erased a 10-0 deficit after three matches to come back and defeat No. 13 U Mary (11-5, 6-3 NSIC), 23-13, on Sunday afternoon at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud. With the win, SCSU closed out its conference dual schedule with a perfect 9-0 mark to clinch a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Regular Season Championship, its 12th NSIC title in the last 13 seasons.

In addition to its 12th conference title in the last 13 seasons, the Huskies won their 17th overall conference championship in program history and recorded its 12th undefeated conference record in dual competition under head coach Steve Costanzo. SCSU is now 19-0 all-time against UMary, winning every dual since its first match on Feb. 16, 2007.

After dropping the first three matches of the dual, redshirt sophomore 141-pounder Alyeus Craig (Wichita, Kan.) swung the momentum back into SCSU’s favor by defeating Kaden DeCoteau, 12-0. The win began a five-match win streak for the Huskies with redshirt junior 149-pounder Colby Njos (Anoka, Minn.), junior 157-pounder Nick Novak (New Prague, Minn.), graduate 165-pounder Anthony Herrera (Stansbury Park, Utah) and freshman 174-pounder Cole Glazier (Kasson, Minn.) to follow. Njos, Herrera, and Glazier won by major decision, while Novak and Glaizer both recorded wins over ranked opponents. Novak defeated No. 11-ranked Braydon Huber, 7-0, while Glazier earned arguably the most impressive win of the dual, beating No. 8-ranked Max Bruss, 13-4.

Redshirt senior 197-pounder Dominic Murphy (Evergreen, Ill.) closed out the match for the Huskies with yet another win over a ranked opponent, beating No. 6-ranked Matt Kaylor, 13-3.

Feb. 18, 2024 | Halenbeck Hall | St. Cloud, Minn.

No. 5 St. Cloud State 23, No. 13 U Mary 13
HWT: No. 8 Luke Tweeton (MARY) dec. Elijah Novak (SCSU), 2-0
125: Jaden Verhagen (MARY) dec. No. 7 Conor Knopick (SCSU), 8-5
133: No. 5 Reece Barnhardt (MARY) MD Caleb Meekins (SCSU), 12-4
141: No. 12 Alyeus Craig (SCSU) MD Kaden DeCoteau (MARY), 12-0
149: No. 8 Colby Njos (SCSU) MD Kaden Renner (MARY), 16-4
157: No. 1 Nick Novak (SCSU) dec. No. 11 Braydon Huber (MARY), 7-0
165: No. 10 Anthony Herrera (SCSU) MD Leo Mushinsky (MARY), 9-1
174: Cole Glazier (SCSU) MD No. 8 Max Bruss (MARY), 13-4
184: No. 11 Wyatt Lidberg (MARY) dec. Tyson Meyer (SCSU), 7-3
197: No. 4 Dominic Murphy (SCSU) MD No. 6 Matt Kaylor (MARY), 13-3
Extra 165: Ethan Hendrickson (SCSU) MD Joe Muchinsky (MARY), 14-0
Extra 174: Bryce Dagel (SCSU) MD Dante Roggio (MARY), 15-2

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SCSU will now head to postseason competition, first with the NCAA Super Region V Tournament on Saturday, March 2. The tournament is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. CT in Minot, N.D.

Information regarding single dual and season tickets can be found at scsutickets.com. For all the latest on St. Cloud State Wrestling, stay tuned to SCSUHuskies.com and follow the team on X (Twitter), Instagram, and Facebook.

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