#1 St. Cloud State wrestling claims 4th consecutive NWCA DII National Duals title

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) will be bringing home its fourth consecutive title from the NWCA Division II National Duals tournament thanks to an exciting 17-16 win over #5 McKendree in the title match on Saturday, Jan. 11. The NWCA DII Duals were held this year in Louisville, Kentucky and this marks the sixth time that SCSU has won the title (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013 and 2012).

In a see-saw battle between two of the nation’s top NCAA DII squads, SCSU opened the match with a loss at 125 pounds as #2 Marcus Povlick posted an 8-2 win over SCSU’s Brandon Betancourt. The Huskies quickly replied at 133 pounds with a 5-4 victory by #2 Garrett Vos over Christian Mejia.

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Augsburg 2nd at NWCA D-III National Duals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team suffered a 24-15 loss to No. 2-ranked Wartburg College (Iowa) in the finals of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals championships, after advancing to the finals with a 22-10 win over No. 4-seed Loras College (Iowa) on Saturday at Freedom Hall.

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St. Cloud State to face McKendree in NWCA title match

SCSU defeated Central Oklahoma in the semifinals

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (9-0, 2-0 NSIC) punched its ticket to the championship match of the NWCA Division II National Duals thanks to a 22-12 win over #6 Central Oklahoma on Saturday, Jan. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Huskies will now match up with #5 McKendree in the title match of the NWCA National Duals tournament at 2 p.m. CT on Jan. 11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Augsburg Women to wrestle for 7th place at NWCA National Duals

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Augsburg University wrestling team will compete for seventh place at the inaugural NCAA women’s bracket at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals, after going 1-2 in its matches on Friday at Freedom Hall. Augsburg opened with a 28-16 loss to Presbyterian (S.C.), then edged Adrian (Mich.) 25-24 before falling to Gannon (Pa.) 35-11.

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#1 Huskies continue winning ways in Louisville with 39-3 victory

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (8-0, 2-0 NSIC) punched its ticket to the semifinals of the 2020 NWCA Division II National Duals with an impressive 39-3 vicory over #7 ranked Tiffin University on Friday, Jan. 10. The NWCA tournament is being held on Jan. 10-11 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Huskies will now face #6 University of Central Oklahoma in the semifinals of the NWCA DII National Duals on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. In the other semifinal match scheduled for Jan. 11, #4 Nebraska-Kearney will face #5 McKendree. To reach the semi’s, Nebraska-Kearney beat #2 Pitt-Johnstown 24-16, Central Oklahoma defeated Notre Dame (Ohio) 28-10 and McKendree edged #8 Upper Iowa.

In the victory over Tiffin, SCSU kicked off the match with a 14-8 win by Robby Horsman over Tiffin’s Ray Adams III. At 133, #2 Garrett Vos posted a big 13-1 major decision win over Tiffin’s Richetshaye Puente. At 141, #4 Garrett Aldrich added bonus points for the Huskies with a quick 1:07 fall over Tiffin’s Dylan Mansor.

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St. Cloud State sets new NCAA DII dual match win record with victory over Maryville

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (7-0, 2-0 NSIC) broke its own NCAA Division II record for consecutive dual wins on Friday, Jan. 10 with a solid 30-4 decision over Maryville University. The match was SCSU’s first match of the day at the 2020 NWCA Division II National Duals tournament, which is being held this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

The victory was SCSU’s 55th consecutive win, which breaks the old NCAA DII record of 54 consecutive wins set by the Huskies from Jan. 30, 2011 to Jan. 12, 2014. SCSU’s current win streak dates back to a 22-17 loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 2017. Since that time, SCSU has charted two consecutive undefeated seasons under the leadership of head coach Steve Costanzo, and the Huskies currently own a 7-0 record in 2019-20.

St. Cloud State will now advance in the NWCA Duals bracket with a quarterfinal showdown against #7 ranked Tiffin University on Friday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. (CT) on Freedom Hall’s Mat 7 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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#1 SCSU to defend NWCA DII National Duals title this weekend

The three-time defending NWCA DII National Duals champion St. Cloud State University will be participating at the 2020 NWCA DII National Duals this coming weekend at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 2020 U.S. Marine Corps NWCA Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships presented by ARMS Software and Defense Soap hosted by NUWAY takes place January 10-11 with Louisville as the host for the second straight year.  Over 92 teams will be wrestling this weekend in this multi-divisional tournament along with 19 NCAA Division II teams.

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