Scherber Leads SJU at Season-Opening Pointer Open

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Saint John’s wrestling opened its 2019-20 season with three on the podium on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.), fresh off his team-leading 27 wins as a freshman last season, went 4-1 at 174 pounds to take third. He received an opening-round bye and dropped his first match of the tournament via fall, but bounced back with vengeance, three consecutive pins, and defeated Chance Benadum of Central (Iowa) 8-5 in the third-place match.

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Minnesota 28, Cal State Bakersfield 9

Gophers Open Season with 28-9 Victory

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gopher wrestling program earned a 28-9 season-opening victory over Cal State Bakersfield on Friday night in Maturi Pavilion.

The Gophers won seven of the first ten individual bouts while five Minnesota natives (Patrick McKee, Mitch McKee, Carson Brolsma, Bailee O’Reilly, and Owen Webster) earned victories and three underclassmen (Patrick McKee, Brayton Lee, and Bailee O’Reilly) earned their first dual victories.

At 125-pounds Pat McKee opened the Gophers’ season up in exciting fashion with a pin only 57 seconds into the first bout of the 2019-20 season.

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St. Cloud State opens season with intrasquad exhibition

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – November is here, which means the St. Cloud State University wrestling season is finally upon us. The Huskies opened the 2019-20 season in outstanding fashion, as they partook in the exhibition match and unveiled the 2019 National Champions Banner in Halenbeck Hall Gymnasium Friday evening.

The Black/Red Intersquad meet allowed St. Cloud State to show off its incredible depth entering the upcoming 2019-20 season. The Black team, though, which featured six NCAA national qualifiers, was able to come away with the victory, beating the Red team by a final score of 40-0.

The Black team was dominant in its first two matches of the night, as Brandon Bettancourt (Clovis, Calif.) and #3 Garrett Vos (Bonifacius, Minn.) both won by decision. Bettancourt defeated Robby Horsman (Kasson, Minn.) by decision 13-5 before Vos recorded won of the most dominant wins of the night, beating Ashton Clark (Park Rapids, Minn.) by decision 19-4.

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Johnnie Wrestling Begins Season Saturday in Wisconsin

Saint John’s wrestling opens its 2019-20 season at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open. – Live Results on Trackwrestling

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES (Season Preview): There are 22 student-athletes on the 2019-20 Saint John’s University wrestling team.

On one side of the coin rest eight seasoned Johnnie seniors, including Becker, who finished with an impressive 26-4 record last season at 133 pounds and Novak, who posted a 15-8 record at 157 rounds. Both wrestlers took sixth at the 2019 NCAA Upper Midwest Regional and missed the national tournament by one round.

On the other side of the coin? Half of the Johnnies’ roster are freshmen, of which three placed at the Minnesota state high school tournament (six entrants total).

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