#1 Huskies to Host MSU, Moorhead and Travel to Ranger Duals

Thanks to a first place finish at the 2013 NWCA/Cliff Keen Division II National Duals on Jan. 12-13, the St. Cloud State University wrestling team (11-0, 1-0 NSIC) has gained its first number ranking of the season in the Division II national polls this week.

The Huskies topped the charts in the DIvision II Coaches’ poll with 160 points.  Notre Dame College of Ohio placed second in the poll with 152 points, while Central Oklahoma rounded out the top three with 143.5 points.  This marks the first time since the 2011-12 season that the Huskies have earned the number one spot in the DII national poll, as they move up from fourth place in the previous poll.

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NCAA Releases First DI, II, III Wrestling Awards Standings of the 2013 Season

By Laurie Cannon NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the initial standings for the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given at each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most tech falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons.

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SMSU looks to take down No. 19 Augustana in NSIC opener on Friday

The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team looks to take down No. 19 Augustana Vikings in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener set for Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the PE Gym in Marshall. The Mustangs will look to avenge its 20-15 loss to Augustana in Sioux Falls last season. SMSU hasn’t defeated Augustana since the 1998-99 season as the Vikings are currently riding a 12 dual match winning streak over the Mustangs.

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Division II Coaches Association Team & Individual Rankings – January 16

EDMOND, Okla. — St. Cloud State (Minn.) took over as the new No. 1 team in NCAA Division II wrestling, topping the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released Wednesday.

The Huskies captured the NWCA Division II National Duals title for the second consecutive year last weekend in Springfield, Ill. and received all eight first-place votes in balloting of head coaches from around the country to vault from fourth to first in the rankings.

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