St. Cloud State Adds Nine to 2024 Signing Class

Huskies’ 2024 recruiting class increases to 17

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling head coach, Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of nine student-athletes to the Huskies’ strong 2024 recruiting class. Landyn Crance (Union City, Mich.), Brandon Eusebio (San Diego, Calif.), Isaiah Foster (Wahoo, Neb.), Patrick Kubisa (Hopkins, Minn.), Dominic Mann (Kasson, Minn.), La’Ron Parks (South Euclid, Ohio), David Platt (Hibbing, Minn.), Gabriel Smith (Pullman, Wash.) and Jeroen Smith (Pullman, Wash).

Along with their new additions, the Huskies signed eight additional standouts for 2024-25 in the fall of this past year. Hudson Burnett (Pipestone, Minn.), Vance Barz (Sauk Rapids, Minn.), Mason Carpenter (Oshkosh, Wis.), Led Edblad Cambridge, Minn.), Austin Grzywinski (West St. Paul, Minn.), Brody Hart (Neenah, Wis.), Jayce Luna (Bettendorf, Iowa) and Hunter Robbins (Canton, Ill.).

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Huskies to hold annual Golf Classic on August 23

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling has announced its 18th Annual SCSU Wrestling Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 23, at the Wapicada Golf Club in Sauk Rapids.

The event is a four/five-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon, with all processed benefitting the St. Cloud State Wrestling program. The cost to play is $120 per person (groups of five will be charged an additional $25 for the extra cart). The registration covers green fees, golf cart, meal, door gift, and more. Additional meals may be purchased for $20.

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Pair of Gophers Reach Challenge Finals at U23 Nationals and U20 World Team Trials

MINNEAPOLIS – All five Minnesota wrestlers made at least the semifinals, with two advancing to the finals, this past weekend at the 2024 U23 Nationals and U20 World Team Trials in Geneva, Ohio.

The Golden Gopher representatives competed in the Challenge aspect of the tournament, hoping to earn a berth in a best-of-three championship matchup.

Minnesota redshirt freshman Max McEnelly was one of two Gophers to reach the Challenge Finals. He had no problem in his opening match as he cruised past Lars Michaelson (Nwwc) in the U20 World Team Trials 86kg quarterfinals, 10-0, in just 1:49. McEnelly then moved on to the Challenge finals thanks to an 11-0 win at 4:35 over Tate Naaktgeboren (Cyclone Regional Training Center C-RTC). A hard-fought contest in the finals saw McEnelly go down to Joshua Barr (Nittany Lion Wrestling Club), 4-1.

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Swensen finishes second at U23 Nationals

GENEVA, Ohio —South Dakota State wrestler Cael Swensen recorded a runner-up finish in the 74-kilogram division in freestyle competition over the weekend at the 2024 U23 Nationals held at SPIRE Institute.

A native of Plymouth, Minnesota, and a two-time NCAA qualifier, the fourth-seeded Swensen moved into the championship round with five consecutive victories during competition on Saturday. After winning his first four matches by a combined total of 40-0, Swensen knocked off top-seeded Matthew Bianchi of the Arkansas Regional Training Centers, 3-2, in semifinal action.

That set a best-of-three series Sunday against Hunter Garvin of Iowa, in which the second-seeded Garvin recorded a sweep by claiming the first bout, 10-9, followed by a 14-1 (VSU1) victory in 2 minutes and 45 seconds.

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Olympic gold medal wrestler Gable Steveson signing with Bills

Gable Steveson, an Olympic gold medalist and one of the most dominant college wrestlers in NCAA history, is jumping to the NFL to sign with the Buffalo Bills, his agent Carter Chow told ESPN.

Steveson is signing the standard rookie three-year deal, and he now will set out to join Bob Hayes as the only athlete ever to win a Super Bowl ring and an Olympic gold medal.

Steveson said he knows the learning curve will be steep but is excited for the opportunity. Continue reading at →