St. Cloud State wrestling to compete at NCAA Regional on Feb. 29

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 8-0 NSIC) will enter postseason competition on Saturday, Feb. 29 with a trip to the 2020 NCAA Division II Super 5 Region championships at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.

This tournament serves as a qualifier for the upcoming 2020 NCAA Division II wrestling championships, which will take place on March 13-14 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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SCSU ranked number one in latest NCAA DII poll

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 8-0 NSIC) maintained its hold on the top spot in the latest NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association national team poll, which was released on Feb. 21.

The Huskies posted 104 points in the poll with nine individually ranked wrestlers. McKendree was ranked second with 82 points and Pitt Johnstown was third with 69 points. Notre Dame (Ohio) and Central Oklahoma (61) completed the top five in the poll. NSIC rival Upper Iowa was ranked eighth with 44 points and Minnesota State was 18th with 21 points.

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NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Rankings – February 21, 2020

The NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association Top 25 and Individual Rankings have been released for February 21, 2020.

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#1 SCSU wrestling claims NSIC crown with 27-3 victory over Augustana

The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (16-0, 8-0 NSIC) claimed the outright Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship for 2019-20 with a 27-3 victory over Augustana University (10-4, 6-2 NSIC) on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.

SCSU collected wins at nine weights in the victory over the Vikings, which helped the Huskies clinch their ninth consecutive NSIC title. SCSU has now won NSIC titles in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The Huskies have also won 76 consecutive NSIC dual matches dating back to an 18-13 loss to Augustana on Jan. 27, 2011. The victory also marked the Huskies’ 64th overall consecutive dual match victory dating back to a loss to Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 2017.

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#1 St. Cloud State wrestling completes regular season vs. Augustana

The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (15-0, 7-0 NSIC) will complete its 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 19 with a home match against NSIC rival Augustana University (10-3, 6-1 NSIC). The match at SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall is slated for 7:00 p.m. and tickets are available at the gate on the night of the match. All SCSU students get in FREE to this match.

The evening will also include a salute to the 2019-20 SCSU seniors. This group of three seniors includes Kolton Eischens (Pierz, Minn.), Tyree Overton (Rock Island, Ill.) and James Pleski (Stacy, Minn.).

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#1 St. Cloud State clinches 9th consecutive NSIC wrestling championship

The #1 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (15-0, 7-0 NSIC) continued its amazing string of success by clinching at least a share of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship for the ninth consecutive season thanks to a 29-9 victory over #10 Upper Iowa (12-5, 5-3 NSIC) on Thursday, Feb. 13 at SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall in St. Cloud, Minn.

SCSU has now claimed NSIC titles in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. The last loss for the Huskies in NSIC competition was an 18-13 loss to Augustana on Jan. 27, 2011 and the Huskies can claim the NSIC title outright with a victory over the Vikings in the regular-season finale on Feb. 19 in Halenbeck Hall. Both Augustana and Minnesota State currently own 5-1 conference records.

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