#1 St. Cloud State continues season with trip to BVU Open

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (4-0, 1-0 NSIC) will continue its 2019-20 season with a road trip to the BVU Open at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa on Dec. 7. The matches will begin at 9 a.m. at the BVU Open.

Of note, the Huskies were originally scheduled to wrestle at the Dragon Open on Dec. 7, but the team opted to switch venues and travel to the BVU Open this weekend. Live stats for the BVU Open will be available through TrackWrestling.com.

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SCSU announces new recruits for 2020-21

St. Cloud, Minn. ~ St. Cloud State University head coach Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of eight signees, who will join the Huskies’ roster in 2020-21.

“My staff and I are very excited to announce the newest additions to Huskies’ wrestling,” said head coach Steve Costanzo. “These guys embody the culture and standard we continue to build at SCSU and I believe they are inspired to be the best they can be in the classroom and on the mat.”

The group of new Huskies includes Blake Thomsen (Neola, Iowa), Bryan Fitzpatrick (Mahtomedi, Minn.), Cody Minor (Green Bay, Wisc.), Daniel Valeria (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Kaleb Haase (Morton, Minn.), Owen Bjerga (Motley, Minn.), Paxton Creese (Shakopee, Minn.) and Shaeden Scheidt (Canton, S.D.). Listed below is more information on each of the new SCSU recruits.

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St. Cloud State moves to number one spot in latest NCAA DII wrestling poll

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (4-0, 1-0 NSIC) claimed the number one spot in the latest NWCA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association top 25 poll, which was released on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

The Huskies earned 99 points in the national poll, while McKendree and Nebraska Kearney both placed in second with 72 points. Pitt-Johnstown, which opened the season with the preseason #1 ranking in the poll moved to number four in this week’s poll with 65 points. Earlier this season, the Huskies posted an impressive 31-6 victory over Pitt-Johnstown at the 2019 Northeast Duals on Nov. 9.

The remainder of the top 10 list was completed by Notre Dame of Ohio (55), Upper Iowa (46), Ashland (43), Lindenwood (41), Minnesota State (41) and West Liberty (38).

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St. Cloud State 42, Southwest Minnesota State 0

St. Cloud State wrestling rolls to 42-0 victory over SMSU

The #2 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (4-0, 1-0 NSIC) opened its 2019 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season with a big 42-0 victory over Southwest Minnesota State University on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in St. Cloud, Minn. at Halenbeck Hall.

Before a large Military Appreciation/Youth Night crowd, the Huskies dominated the match from start to finish as SCSU charted three falls on the night along with three major decisions to earn the league shutout.

The evening opened with a 16-3 major decision victory at 141-pounds by SCSU’s #11 Garrett Aldrich over SMSU’s Justin Sampson. In the second match of the night, #2 James Pleski posted a 5-2 decision win over Robert Shields of SMSU at 149-pounds.

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St. Cloud State wrestling to open NSIC campaign vs. SMSU

Nov. 20 – Military Appreciation Night/Youth Night

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (3-0, 0-0 NSIC) will open its 2019-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual match season on Wednesday, Nov. 20 with a 7:00 p.m. match against Southwest Minnesota State University. The match will take place in SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall and tickets may be purchased at the gate.

The match has been designated as Military Appreciation Night and Youth Night. As a show of appreciation to all those who serve and those who have served our country, St. Cloud State University will admit all active military and veterans along with a guest into the match for FREE. Just show your military ID and/or DD214 at the gate to receive this offer.

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SCSU wrestlers bring home bracket titles from Finn Grinaker Open

The St. Cloud State University wrestling team (3-0, 0-0 NSIC) traveled to the 2019 Finn Grinaker Open in Moorhead, Minn. on Nov. 16. SCSU post a strong showing in this open style meet with a pair of first-place finishes. No team scores were kept at this event and the meet was hosted by Concordia College-Moorhead.

SCSU Joey Bianchini scored a first-place finish in the 141-pound bracket with a 3-0 record. He brought home the title with a 10-3 win in the championship match against Kenny Jones of Northern State.

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