South Dakota State 17 Wyoming 16

SDSU outlasts Wyoming, 17-16

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State and Wyoming each won five matches, but it was Danny Vega’s technical fall in the opening bout of the wrestling dual that proved to be the difference in a 17-16 Jackrabbit victory Sunday afternoon at Frost Arena.

With their fifth consecutive win, the Jackrabbits improved to 6-3 overall and 3-0 in Big 12 Conference duals. Wyoming, which received votes in the latest coaches’ poll, dropped to 4-7 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12.

A junior from Tucson, Arizona, Vega scored the first eight points of his 125-pound match against Jacob Svihal on a takedown, two-point near-fall and four-point near-fall. He wound up with an 18-3 technical fall midway through the second period after tallying an escape, takedown and another four-point near-fall.

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#1 St. Cloud State wrestling claims 4th consecutive NWCA DII National Duals title

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) will be bringing home its fourth consecutive title from the NWCA Division II National Duals tournament thanks to an exciting 17-16 win over #5 McKendree in the title match on Saturday, Jan. 11. The NWCA DII Duals were held this year in Louisville, Kentucky and this marks the sixth time that SCSU has won the title (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013 and 2012).

In a see-saw battle between two of the nation’s top NCAA DII squads, SCSU opened the match with a loss at 125 pounds as #2 Marcus Povlick posted an 8-2 win over SCSU’s Brandon Betancourt. The Huskies quickly replied at 133 pounds with a 5-4 victory by #2 Garrett Vos over Christian Mejia.

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Augsburg 2nd at NWCA D-III National Duals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team suffered a 24-15 loss to No. 2-ranked Wartburg College (Iowa) in the finals of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals championships, after advancing to the finals with a 22-10 win over No. 4-seed Loras College (Iowa) on Saturday at Freedom Hall.

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Southwest Minnesota State 24 MSU Moorhead 15

Mustangs finish 2-0 on weekend with dual victory over Dragons

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team (2-3, 2-2 NSIC) finished the weekend 2-0 with a 24-15 victory over MSU Moorhead (0-3, 0-2 NSIC) on Saturday afternoon in Nemzek Hall.

This was the first back-to-back conference victories for the Mustangs since the 2016-17 season when the Mustangs defeated Minot State and UMary.

The Mustangs started the dual off with a 6-0 lead as Justin Sampson (141) earned a victory by fall at 6:32 over MSUM’s Mason Schultz.

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