The #2 nationally ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team (0-0, 0-0 NSIC) will open its 2015-16 dual match season on Tuesday, Nov. 24 with a road match at nearby rival St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. at 7 p.m.
The Huskies completed their 2014-15 season with a 17-2 overall record and a perfect 8-0 NSIC record. SCSU is the four-time defending NSIC champion and the Huskies also claimed their first NCAA Division II national title in 2015 under the leadership of head coach Steve Costanzo.
SCSU owns a seven-match winning streak against St. John’s and in 2013-14, the Huskies scored a 38-0 win over the Johnnies at Halenbeck Hall. In 2012-13, the Huskies posted a 33-6 win over SJU in their last trip to Collegeville. SJU is 0-1 this season, which includes a 31-12 loss against Southwest Minnesota State on Nov. 18.
The following is a listing of SCSU’s probable starters for the upcoming match at SCSU.
Brett Velasquez,125,RFr,2-1,”Bennington, NE/Bennington”
Jarred Oftedahl,133,RSo,4-4,”Chaska, MN/Benilde-St. Margaret”
Travis Swanson,141,RFr,4-2,”Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti”
Jay Hildreth,149,RSr,6-3,”Council Bluffs, IA/Lewis Central”
Travis Holt,157,RSo,3-2,”Stanchfield, MN/Cambridge-Isanti”
#1 Clint Poster,165,RSr,8-0,”Pierz, MN/Pierz”
Clayton Jennissen,174,RJr,7-3,”Cambridge, MN/Cambridge-Isanti”
Garrett Miller,184,Sr,2-1,”Kellogg, MN/Plainview-Elgin-Millville”
VJ Giulio,197,RSr,2-1,”American Falls, ID/American Falls”
#1 Austin Goergen,285,RJr,5-0,”Caledonia, MN/Caledonia Area”
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