Huskies Capture Third Place at 2014 NWCA DII National Duals

Des Moines, Iowa – The #5 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (8-1, 0-0 NSIC) brought home a third place finish for the 2014 NWCA Division II National Duals on Sunday, Jan. 12. The two-day tournament in Des Moines, Iowa featured the nation’s top Division II wrestling programs and the Huskies finished with a big 22-14 win over #3 ranked Central Oklahoma in the bout for third place.

The Huskies advanced in the tournament on Jan. 11 with a 32-6 win over Colorado State Pueblo and a 37-3 win over #7 Kutztown. In the semifinal bout on Jan. 12, SCSU opened the NWCA Division II National Duals with a 23-16 loss to #1 Notre Dame College of Ohio.

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A Most Heavenly Weekend In Iowa

Cobbers place 2nd at National Duals

DES MOINES, Iowa – It wasn’t quite heaven but Iowa was awfully good to No.6-ranked Concordia at the prestigious NWCA National Duals Meet. The Cobbers knocked off the No.2-ranked Augsburg in the national semifinals before falling to No.1-ranked Wartburg in the championship match.

Concordia finished their national breakout weekend by going 3-1 and beating teams ranked 11th, 3rd and 2nd in the latest NWCA national poll. The second-place finish is the highest ever by a Cobber team at the prestigious NWCA National Duals Meet. It was only the second time in the history of the meet that Wartburg didn’t face Augsburg in the title bout. CC is now 9-2 on the season.

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Augsburg finishes fourth at NWCA D-III National Duals

DES MOINES, Iowa — The No. 2-ranked Augsburg College wrestling team finished in fourth place at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals, presented by Hibiclens and The Marines, on Sunday at the Iowa Events Center. After claiming two victories on Saturday — a 34-8 win over Elmhurst College (Ill.) and a 16-15 win over No. 9-ranked Coe College (Iowa) — the Auggies fell 21-15 in the semifinals to No. 6-ranked Concordia-Moorhead and 25-9 in the third-place match to No. 4-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater on Sunday.

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St. Cloud State Advances to Semifinal Showdown at NWCA Duals

Des Moines, Iowa – The #5 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (7-0, 0-0 NSIC) has advanced to the semifinal round of the 2014 NWCA Division II National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa. The Huskies moved ahead in the tournament thanks to a 32-6 win over Colorado State-Pueblo in the first round and a 37-3 victory over #7 Kutztown in the tournament quarterfinals on Jan. 11.

The two victories place the Huskies in a semifinal showdown against top seed and number one ranked Notre Dame College of Ohio on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Notre Dame advanced to Sunday’s match with a 33-3 win over UW-Parkside and a 36-6 win over Ouachita Baptist on Jan. 11.

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Concordia-Moorhead Recap From Day 1 At NWCA National Duals

Kasprick Closes Out Opening-Day Wins At NWCA National Duals

DES MOINES, Iowa —The Yankees had Mariano Rivera, the 2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox had Jonathan Papelbon and No.6-ranked Concordia has Cody Kasprick. The Cobber closer finished off both team wins for Concordia on the opening day of the NWCA Division III National Duals.

Kasprick posted falls in both matches at 285 in Concordia’s wins over nationally ranked opponents UW-La Crosse and Wabash (Ind.). Kasprick won the match against No.11-ranked UW-La Crosse after the team score was tied at 16-16 heading into the final bout. He then pinned his opponent to seal the Cobbers’ 22-13 win over No.3-ranked Wabash.

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