St. Cloud State picks up big win at St. John's

The No. 3 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (2-0) brought home a big 33-6 non-conference victory from No. 27 St. John's University on Dec. 12, in Collegeville, Minn.

The Huskies rolled to five consecutive wins to open the match and then capped the night with wins at 184-pounds, 197-pounds and 285-pounds to bring home the victory.

The night started with a 3-2 victory by Eric Forde at 125-pounds. Jared Kust followed with a 5-1 win at 133-pounds and then Matt Nelson gained a 14-3 major decision at 141-pounds. Brady Johnshoy scored a close 7-6 win at 149-pounds for the Huskies and Clint Poster chalked up the Huskies' first fall with a drop at 2:52 against SJU's Ryan Arne.

The Huskies lost matches at 165-pounds and 174-pounds before three-time All-American Shamus O'Grady rolled to a tech fall win at 3:00 (16-0) at 184-pounds. Chris Brassell gained his second dual win of the season with a 5-3 victory at 197-pounds. Jacob Kahnke ended the night with a fall at 2:17 against John Scepaniak of SJU at 285.

SCSU will continue its season on Dec. 15 with a 2 p.m. dual match at home against Minot State. The match has been designated as Youth Day and all youth (grades K-12) will be admitted for just $1 to the match at Halenbeck Hall. Tickets are available at the gate or by visiting

125: Eric Forde (SCSU) dec. John Wells, 3-2 [0-3]
133: Jared Kust (SCSU) dec. Dalton Sowers, 5-1 [0-6]
141: Matt Nelson (SCSU) major dec. Evan Guffey, 14-3 [0-10]
149: Brady Johnshoy (SCSU) dec. Cody Goldschmidt, 7-6 [0-13]
157: Clint Poster (SCSU) pinned Ryan Arne, 2:52 [0-19]
165: No. 10 Chris Stevermer (SJU) dec. Jack Barnes, 13-6 [3-19]
174: Nick Schuler (SJU) dec. Ben McPhail, 9-3 [6-19]
184: No. 3 Shamus O'Grady (SCSU) tech. fall No. 6 Mitch Hagen, 16-0/3:00 [6-24]
197: Chris Brassell (SCSU) dec. Ryan Michaelis, 5-3 [6-27]
285: No. 2 Jacob Kahnke (SCSU) pinned John Scepaniak, 2:17 [6-33]


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