NSIC sends 28 Wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The NSIC won all ten weight classes, with St. Cloud State claiming six, at the 2018 NCAA Super Region V Championships, held at Alex Nemzek Hall on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead. The NSIC will send 28 wrestlers on to the NCAA Championships on March 8-9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The #1 ranked St. Cloud State University wrestling team captured its third consecutive regional title. The Huskies dominated the team scoring with 161 points, while Minnesota State was second with 86 points and Upper Iowa third with 75.

SCSU will send all nine of its wrestlers to the upcoming NCAA Division II national championships.

The NCAA Super Regional V was made up of the nine NSIC wrestling school and Wisconsin Parkside. The top three in each weight class advanced to nationals.

Super Regional V National Qualifiers:

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1st Place - Brett Velasquez of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Maleek Williams of Upper Iowa
3rd Place - Cole Jones of MSU Moorhead

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1st Place - Garrett Vos of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Justin Folley of Upper Iowa
3rd Place - Tate Barnhardt of Mary

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1st Place - Travis Swanson of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Louie Sanders of Minnesota St.
3rd Place - Jered Sublet of Minot St.

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1st Place - James Pleski of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Kyle Rathman of Minnesota St.
3rd Place - Pernevlon Shepperd of Wis.-Parkside

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1st Place - Cortez Arredondo of Southwest Minn. St.
2nd Place - Jake Barzowski of St. Cloud St.
3rd Place - Colin Ayers of Augustana (SD)

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1st Place - Devin Fitzpatrick of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Brock Benitz of Upper Iowa
3rd Place - Logan Saltou of Minnesota St.

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1st Place - Kolton Eischens of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Connor Price of Wis.-Parkside
3rd Place - Phillip Springsteen of Mary

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1st Place - Chance Helmick of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Kaden Campbell of Northern St.
3rd Place - Griffin Osing of Southwest Minn. St.

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1st Place - Vince Dietz of St. Cloud St.
2nd Place - Nick Baumler of Upper Iowa
3rd Place - Clayton Wahlstrom of Augustana (SD)

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1st Place - Jordan Will of Minot St.
2nd Place - Jordan Magnuson of MSU Moorhead
3rd Place - Gerardo Jaime of Mary