BURNSVILLE, MINN. – The St. Cloud State University wrestling team is pretty used to coming out on top. Tuesday’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Preseason Poll was no exception. The Huskies were once again picked to finish atop the conference standings, while senior Devin FitzPatrick (Mahtomedi, Minn. / Mahtomedi) was selected as the NSIC’s Preseason Wrestler of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday morning.
St. Cloud State was the unanimous selection to win the conference, as the team earned all nine first place votes (coaches cannot vote for their own team) to finish atop the poll with 81. Upper Iowa received the other lone vote for first place, as the Peacocks finished behind the Huskies in the rankings with 68 points, and Augustana was voted third with 66 points.