St. Cloud State’s Garrett Vos named NSIC Wrestler of the Week

St. Cloud State University sophomore Garrett Vos (Bonifacius, Minn./Waconia H.S.) has been selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 4-10.

In action at 133-pounds, Vos opened his 2019-20 season with a 2-0 record at the 2019 Journeymen Northeast Duals in Troy, N.Y. on Nov. 9. Vos carded an 11-6 win over No. 1 ranked Tyler Warner of Pitt-Johnstown to highlight his day. He also posted a 5:43 fall against Hayden Brown of Johnson & Wales, and received a forfeit win over American International in the first dual of the day for SCSU.

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Vikings Selected To Finish Fourth In The 2019 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Augustana wrestling team has been picked to finish fourth in the NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll by tallying 41 points. The NSIC also selected junior Ben Kelvington as Augustana’s Preseason Player to Watch.

“I am excited to see the progress our young guys have made since last year and also the leadership the upperclassmen have shown,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “With 15 guys that were redshirted or out last season due to injury, the competition and intensity has been extremely high. Our athletes and staff are excited about this team and this season.”

In addition to three newcomers, the Vikings return 26 wrestlers from last year’s roster that finished fifth in the NSIC, fifth at the Super Region V Championships, and 13th at nationals. While the roster only features three seniors, 12 of the 26 returners redshirted last season and are eligible to compete this season.

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SMSU ranked ninth in NSIC Preseason Poll

BURNSVILLE, MINN. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team is picked to finish ninth in the annual Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ poll released on Thursday.

St. Cloud State, the eight-time defending NSIC Champion, was chosen once again, as the favorite to win the conference with eight first-place votes and 64 points total. Upper Iowa comes in second at 53 points, Minnesota State at third with 52 points, and one first-place vote, Augustana follows in fourth place with 41 points overall, UMary comes in at fifth with 37 points, Northern State at sixth with 29 points, MSU Moorhead at seventh with 23, Minot State at eighth with 13 and SMSU comes in at ninth with 12.

Jesse Nelson begins his 13th season as head coach of the Mustangs and has 32 athletes on the roster that includes six seniors, three juniors, five sophomores, eight redshirt freshmen and 10 true freshmen. The Mustangs return four wrestlers who competed at the NCAA Super Regional last February.

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Mavericks Ranked Third in NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Minnesota State wrestling enters the 2019-20 season ranked third in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

St. Cloud State, which received eight first-place votes, is rated first and followed by Upper Iowa, Minnesota State, Augustana, University of Mary, Northern State, MSU Moorhead, Minot State, and Southwest Minnesota State.

Top returnees for Minnesota State include junior Kyle Rathman (Apple Valley, Minn.) senior Zach Johnston (Waukee, Iowa) and senior Matthew Blome (Mount Horeb, Wis.), who all have a history of earning All-America honors. Rathman posted a seventh-place finish in earning All-America honors at last year’s national tournament at 149 lbs. He finished with a team-high 19 wins and enters 2019-20 owning a 41-15 career record.

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St. Cloud State earns top spot in 2019-20 NSIC preseason poll

St. Cloud State, the eight-time defending NSIC Champions, was the unanimous choice to win the league in the 2019-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference preseason wrestling coaches’ poll.

The Huskies had 64 points and all eight first-place votes (coaches cannot vote for their own team) to rank 11 points ahead of Upper Iowa, which was second with 53 points. Minnesota State was third with 52 points and a first-place vote while Augustana was fourth with 41 points.

St. Cloud State University senior James Pleski, a three-time All-American at 149-pounds, was named as an NSIC Wrestler to Watch in 2019-20 for the Huskies.

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Vikings Selected To Finish Fourth In The 2019 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

Ben Kelvington named Preseason Player to Watch

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Augustana wrestling team has been picked to finish fourth in the NSIC Preseason Coaches’ Poll by tallying 41 points. The NSIC also selected junior Ben Kelvington as Augustana’s Preseason Player to Watch.

“I am excited to see the progress our young guys have made since last year and also the leadership the upperclassmen have shown,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “With 15 guys that were redshirted or out last season due to injury, the competition and intensity has been extremely high. Our athletes and staff are excited about this team and this season.”

In addition to three newcomers, the Vikings return 26 wrestlers from last year’s roster that finished fifth in the NSIC, fifth at the Super Region V Championships, and 13th at nationals. While the roster only features three seniors, 12 of the 26 returners redshirted last season and are eligible to compete this season.

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SMSU wrestlers honored with Academic All-NSIC

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced the 2018-19 Winter All-Academic team with five Southwest Minnesota State University wrestlers being recognized.

To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher, while NSIC All-Academic Team members must have a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher.

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