NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 19, 2021

Manheim, PA – There is a new #1 in the NCAA Division II wrestling world heading into Super Regionals, with Nebraska-Kearney jumping from #3 to the #1 spot in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Rankings, released Friday morning by the Association.

The Lopers moved to the top spot with 92 total points behind nine ranked wrestlers, with the only weight class not featuring a Nebraska-Kearney wrestler being heavyweight. Matt Malcom leads the ranked Lopers, sitting atop the 165 weight class. The nine ranked UNK wrestlers are also most by any team in the poll, with #4 Gannon also putting nine wrestlers in the individual rankings.

Lindenwood moved into the #2 spot with 78 total points, with previous top-ranked St. Cloud State in the three-spot with 73 points. Gannon (65 points) and McKendree (64 points) held their rankings at #4 and #5, respectively, while Central Oklahoma, Ashland, West Liberty, Adams State and Mercyhurst round out the top 10.

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St. Cloud State 33 Upper Iowa 6

No. 1 Huskies dominate en route to 10th NSIC Title

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Domination: the exercise of control or influence over someone or something; the state of being so controlled.

Aka: the St. Cloud State University wrestling team.

The Huskies exercised control in almost every way possible Thursday evening, as they dominated the No. 19 Upper Iowa University Peacocks in their 33-6 win. The victory secured yet another perfect regular season for No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State (5-0, 5-0 NSIC) and clinched the team’s tenth consecutive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Regular Season Title, an accolade the Huskies shared with Northern State University this season.

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No. 1 St. Cloud State hosts No. 19 Upper Iowa in final regular season dual

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – It all comes down to one final regular-season dual for the No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team. After six weeks of postponements, schedule changes, and uncertainty, the Huskies will wrestle in their final regular-season dual of 2020-21 on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. in Halenbeck Hall. St. Cloud State’s foe will be none other than Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) rival Upper Iowa University.

The Huskies maintained their No. 1 ranking in the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) top-25 poll after earning a 26-9 win over No. 25 UW-Parkside. St. Cloud State’s opponent will once again be nationally ranked, as Upper Iowa moved to No. 19 in the latest rankings, released last Friday.

A limited number of fans will be able to attend Thursday evening’s dual, and both live stats and video will be available for those who cannot attend in person. As in past weekend, family members of both the Huskies and Peacocks will be in attendance at a capacity of 150 individuals. Attendees will be expected to wear masks throughout the entirety of the dual and will be contacted 24 hours prior to the match.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 5, 2021

Manheim, PA – St. Cloud State remains atop the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Coaches Rankings, in the newest edition of the poll released Friday by the Association.

The Huskies tallied 100 total points behind seven wrestlers ranked in the #12 in their respective weight classes, with three of those student-athletes sitting at #1 individually. Nebraska-Kearney retained the #2 spot with a poll-high nine ranked individuals.

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St. Cloud State University 26 University of Wisconsin-Parkside 9

No. 1 Huskies stay undefeated with 26-9 win at UW-Parkside

KENOSHA, WIS. – The grind never ends for the No. 1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team. After defeating No. 11 Minnesota State University last week, the Huskies faced another ranked opponent Thursday evening, this time the No. 25 University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Once again, St. Cloud State proved why it’s the No. 1 team in the nation, as the Huskies took down the Rangers 26-9 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

St. Cloud State opened the match with a victory already in place, as UW-Parkside was forced to forfeit at 133 pounds. While wrestling fans didn’t have a chance to see No. 1 Garrett Vos (Bonifacius, Minn. / Waconia) in action, there was plenty of entertainment for Huskies fans, as things got off to a unique and interesting start. Rather than a typical opening at 125 pounds, Thursday’s dual opened with the heavyweights in the first match of the evening. The change, though, seemingly had no effect on No. 1 Kameron Teacher (Grove City, Ohio / Central Crossing), who opened the dual with a resounding 8-0 major decision victory over the Rangers Nate Lloyd.

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St. Cloud State faces No. 25 UW-Parkside in key NSIC dual

KENOSHA, WIS. – The grind never ends for the No. 1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team. After a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) showdown with No. 11 Minnesota State University last week, the Huskies hit the road to face yet another nationally ranked opponent in conference play. This time, St. Cloud State’s opponent will be none other than the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the newest member of the NSIC.

This is No. 25 UW-Parkside’s first full season as a member of the NSIC, though the team only competes in the sport of wrestling. After switching conferences a few years ago, the Rangers joined the NSIC for wrestling, as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Conference (GLIAC) doesn’t sponsor the sport. The first year in the rugged NSIC hasn’t been easy for UW-Parkside, as the team record currently stands at 1-3 with losses to Augustana, Northern State and No. 16 Upper Iowa.

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St. Cloud State 25 Minnesota State 13

Pins lead Huskies to 25-13 win over Minnesota State

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Wrestling duals between St. Cloud State University and Minnesota State University Mankato are always intense, maybe none more so than Thursday evening.

In a dual that included 11 nationally ranked wrestlers, both Huskies and Mavericks fans were on the edge of their seats in Halenbeck Hall waiting to see whether or not one team would extend history or another would stop it. It was the St. Cloud State fans that went home happy Thursday evening, as two tech falls and a handful of hard-fought wins by decisions led the Huskies to a 25-13 win over the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) rival Minnesota State.

It was clear this would be one of the closest matches for the season for St. Cloud State, as the Mavericks earned an early win, as Trenton McManus defeated Paxton Creese (Shakopee, Minn. / Shakopee) by decision 8-3 at 125 pounds. However, the Huskies couldn’t be held scoreless for long, as Garrett Vos (Bonifacius, Minn. / Waconia) proved why he’s the No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 133 with a 6-2 win of his own to tie the score at 3-3.

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St. Cloud State hosts Minnesota State in first home dual

ST. CLOUD, MINN. – The St. Cloud State University wrestling team is coming home.

After two dual matches on a road and an early season cancellation, the Huskies will compete in Halenbeck Hall for the first time in 2021. The team’s first home opponent: Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) rival Minnesota State, currently the No. 11 ranked team in Division II.

The dual is set to begin at 7 p.m. in the Halenbeck Hall Gymnasium. At this time, St. Cloud State will allow a limited number of family members for both the home and visiting teams to attend the match, with no more than 150 people in the gym. For those who cannot attend, the match will be streamed live on the NSIC Network, and fans can also follow along via TrackWrestling.

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