St. Cloud State University senior James Pleski, a resident of Stacy, Minn. and graduate of Forest Lake High School, has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week for the week of Jan. 6-12.
Pleski charted a perfect 4-0 record as SCSU won its fourth consecutive NWCA DII National Duals title on Jan. 10-11 in Louisville, Kentucky. He opened the tournament with a 4-3 win over Maryville’s Tyler Stegall at 149 pounds and then carded a 3-2 victory over No. 5 ranked Chris Donathan of Tiffin in the second match on Jan. 10.
On Jan. 11, Pleski added a key 3-1 overtime win over Central Oklahoma’s Zach Moore at 149 and then finished his perfect tourney run with a critical 6-4 overtime win over #12 Juwan Edmond of McKendree in the championship dual on Jan. 11. The points posted by Pleski were needed as the Huskies narrowly defeated #5 McKendree 17-16 in the title bout.