St. Cloud State wrestling matches at Ranger Duals canceled

The St. Cloud State University wrestling matches scheduled for Jan. 18 at the Ranger Duals in Kenosha, Wisc. have been canceled due to pending snow and travel conditions. SCSU was scheduled to compete against Findlay and UW-Parkside at the Ranger Duals on Jan. 18. No make-up date has been scheduled for these matches.

The #1 ranked Huskies will return to action on Jan. 24 with a road match at Minot State and a match at the University of Mary on Jan. 25. SCSU currently owns a 10-0, 2-0 NSIC record in 2019-20.

#1 St. Cloud State wrestling travels to Ranger Duals on Jan. 18

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (10-0, 2-0 NSIC) will continue its 2019-20 season on Saturday, Jan. 18 with a trip to the Ranger Duals. This one-day tournament will be hosted by Wisconsin Parkside and it will take place in Kenosha, Wisc. The Huskies will open the tournament with a match against the University of Findlay at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 18. SCSU will then complete the trip with a 12:00 p.m. dual match against host Wisconsin Parkside. Both Findlay and UWP received votes in the latest NCAA DII wrestling poll, while SCSU leads the poll with 111 points.

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

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.

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#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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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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#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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