Huskies score big win over Newberry in first round at NWCA Duals

The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team helped head coach win his 200th career victory as a college coach with the Huskies 43-3 win over Newberry in the first round of the 2016 NWCA Division II National Duals on Friday, Jan. 8. The tournament is being held in Fort Wayne, Ind. and the Huskies next opponent will be Lake Erie College at 3 p.m. (ET) on Jan. 8. Lake Erie opened the tournament with a 47-1 win over Central Missouri.

The victory moves Costanzo’s record as a college coach to 200-56-2 and it improves SCSU’s record in 2015-16 to 3-0, 0-0 NSIC. He has served as a head coach in college wrestling for 17 seasons and he owns a 139-26 during his 10 seasons at SCSU. Prior to his tenure at SCSU, Costanzo was the head coach at Dana College from 1996-2006.

In the match against Newberry, SCSU’s Brett Velasquez got things rolling with a 14-6 major decision over Newberry’s Trung Dupng at 125-pounds. The wins continued with a 10-3 decision at 133-pounds by Jarred Oftedahl and Matt Nelson gained a tech fall (17-0) at 141 pounds for the Huskies.

In action at 149-pounds, Jay Hildreth rolled to an 11-2 major decison win over Zach Dobbins of Newberry and Travis Holt of SCSU gained a 3:55 fall against Alex Rice of Newberry at 157. #1 Clint Poster added his 19th win of the season with a 4:41 pin at 165-pounds and Vince Dietz of SCSU posted a 3:00 fall victory at 174-pounds.

SCSU completed the run with a 3-1 OT win by V.J. Guilio at 197-pounds and a fall victory at 1:18 by #1 ranked 285-pounder Austin Goergen. This was Goergen’s 13th fall of the season and the win improved his record to 16-0.

NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals Results on Trackwrestling

St. Cloud State 43 Newberry 3
125 – Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State) over Trung Duong (Newberry) Maj 14-6
133 – Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) over Jordan Simpson (Newberry) Dec 10-3
141 – Matt Nelson (St. Cloud State) over Nick Lankford (Newberry) TF 17-0
149 – Jay Hildreth (St. Cloud State) over Zach Dobbins (Newberry) Maj 11-2
157 – Travis Holt (St. Cloud State) over Alex Rice (Newberry) Fall 3:55
165 – Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) over Lukas Gilmore (Newberry) Fall 4:41
174 – Vince Deitz (St. Cloud State) over Dennis Flores (Newberry) Fall 3:00
184 – Huston Evans (Newberry) over Uthman Rabiu (St. Cloud State) Dec 9-3
197 – VJ Giulio (St. Cloud State) over Cody Brundage (Newberry) SV-1 3-1
285 – Austin Goergen (St. Cloud State) over Mike Kennedy (Newberry) Fall 1:18

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