ST. CLOUD, MINN. – In the wonkiness of a year that was 2020-21, there was one thing that remained constant: the St. Cloud State University wrestling team. The Huskies continuously proved their dominance and greatness throughout their shortened season, winning their 10th consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) title and third straight NCAA Championship. On Friday, two individuals were recognized as the top in the conference, as Kameron Teacher (Grove City, Ohio / Central Crossing) was named the NSIC Wrestler of the Year and Steve Costanzo the NSIC Coach of the Year.
Teacher is the third consecutive Husky to be named the NSIC Wrestler of the Year, and he did so after dominating on the mat all season long. A four-time All-American at 285 pounds, Teacher made his long awaited debut for St. Cloud State and posted a perfect 13-0 record in 2020-21. He was crowned the NCAA Champion at 285 pounds on March 20 after earning a key 6-5 decision victory Western Hunt in the championship bout and clinched the Huskies third consecutive national championship in the process. He is the first St. Clodu State wrestler to win an individual national championship since Brett Velasquez did so in 2015-16.