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No. 1 St. Cloud State tops Northern State, extends winning streak to 53

The No. 1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling remained undefeated in 2019-20 with a 29-9 victory at Northern State on Friday, Dec. 13 in Aberdeen, S.D.

SCSU opened the match at 149 with a 7-2 victory by Joey Bianchini over NSU's No. 8 Caden Moore. At 157, SCSU's No. 2 James Pleski lost a 7-5 match against James Burks of Northern State before the Huskies' Brock Schlough replied with a big 7-1 victory over NSU's Billy Holtan at 165.

At 174-pounds, No. 3 ranked Kolton Eischens continued his solid start in 2019-20 with a 5:55 fall over NSU's Tanner Wiese. At 184-pounds. No. 3 Tyree Overton collected a 6-4 victory over NSU's Marcus Placide.

In action at 197-pounds, Noah Ryan charted a 5-2 win over NSU's Diego Gallegos and No. 11 Ezayah Oropeza posted a 6-2 win over NSU's Caleb Lefferdink at 285. Back at 125-pounds, SCSU's Robby Horsman added bonus points with a 6:58 tech fall over NSU's Landen Fischer by a 20-5 tally.

SCSU took a forfeit loss at 133-pounds before capping the night with an 8-6 victory at 141-pounds by No. 7 ranked Garrett Aldrich over NSU's Kenny Jones.

SCSU has now won 53 consecutive dual matches and is just one win away from tying the team's current record (also an NCAA DII record) of 54 consecutive dual wins from Jan. 30, 2011 to Jan. 12, 2014. SCSU's last dual loss was against Indianapolis on Jan. 14, 2017. On the topic of streaks, SCSU has not lost a conference match since Jan. 27, 2001 against Augustana and the Huskies have not lost a home dual match since Feb. 14, 2010 against Upper Iowa.

The Huskies will continue their 2019-20 season on Jan. 5 with a home dual meet at Halenbech Hall against Western Colorado.

Results:
149 Joey Bianchini (St. Cloud State) over Caden Moore (Northern State) (Dec 7-2) 0 3
157 James Burks (Northern State) over James Pleski (St. Cloud State) (Dec 7-5) 3 0
165 Brock Schlough (St. Cloud State) over Billy Holtan (Northern State) (Dec 7-1) 0 3
174 Kolton Eischens (St. Cloud State) over Tanner Wiese (Northern State) (Fall 5:55) 0 6
184 Tyree Overton (St. Cloud State) over Marcus Placide (Northern State) (Dec 6-4) 0 3
197 Noah Ryan (St. Cloud State) over Diego Gallegos (Northern State) (Dec 5-2) 0 3
285 Ezayah Oropeza (St. Cloud State) over Caleb Lefferdink (Northern State) (Dec 6-2) 0 3
125 Robby Horsman (St. Cloud State) over Landen Fischer (Northern State) (TF 20-5 6:58) 0 5
133 Dayne Morton (Northern State) over Unknown (For.) 6 0
141 Garrett Aldrich (St. Cloud State) over Kenny Jones (Northern State) (Dec 8-6) 0 3
Team Score: 9 29

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