SCSU wrestling still ranked No. 1

The St. Cloud State wrestling team stayed at No. 1 in the latest Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released Tuesday.

The Huskies are 17-0 in duals this season and 4-0 in the NSIC. The program is on a 43-match winning streak. SCSU won the national duals title earlier this month in Springfield, Ill. SCSU received all eight first-place votes in the poll and had 160 points.

Individually, Andy Pokorny is still No. 1 at 133 pounds and Shamus O’Grady is No. 1 at 184. Eric Forde is No. 4 at 125 pounds, Clint Poster is No. 8 at 157 and Jake Kahnke is still No. 2 at heavyweight.

The Huskies are host to the University of Mary on Friday in an NSIC dual. The dual starts at 7 p.m.

Division II newcomer Notre Dame (Ohio) earned all eight second-place votes and stayed No. 2 with 152 points, followed by seven-time Division II champion Central Oklahoma, Newberry (S.C.) and Pittsburgh-Johnstown, which jumped from 11th to fifth.
 
Rounding out the top 10 is Upper Iowa, defending national champion Nebraska-Kearney, Findlay (Ohio), Colorado Mesa and Minnesota State-Mankato.  Mercyhurst (Pa.) moved into the poll at No. 13 after being unranked two weeks ago.
 
The top 20 poll, with points and each team’s last ranking following by the individual rankings at each weight:
 
Rank School (State) Points Last Ranking
1. St. Cloud State (Minn.) 160 1st

2. Notre Dame (Ohio) 152 2nd
3. Central Oklahoma 143 3rd
4. Newberry (S.C.) 130 4th
5. Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.) 115 10th
6. Upper Iowa 113 6th
7. Findlay (Ohio) 104 8th
8. Nebraska-Kearney 99 12th
9. Colorado Mesa 82 9th
10. Minnesota State-Mankato 80 13th
11. Grand Canyon (Ariz.) 77 11th
12. Kutztown (Pa.) 73 7th
13. Mercyhurst (Pa.) 71 NR
14. Wisconsin-Parkside 66 5th
15. Augustana (S.D.) 41 18th
16. Indianapolis (Ind.) 29 17th
17. Fort Hays State (Kan.) 28 14th
18. North Carolina-Pembroke 26 T20th
19. Ashland (Ohio) 21 15th
20. Ouachita Baptist (Ark.) 19 T20th

Others receiving votes: Adams State (Colo.), Lake Erie (Ohio), San Francisco State (Calif.), Southwest Minnesota, West Liberty (W.Va.)

Individual Rankings
 
125 Pounds
1.         Jesse Hillhouse, Colorado State-Pueblo
2.         Kyle McCrite, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
3.         Alex Johns, Indianapolis (Ind.)
4.         Eric Forde, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
5.         Jeff Vesta, Newberry (S.C.)
6.         Ben Sergent, Findlay (Ohio)
7.         Max Byrd, Ashland (Ohio)
8.         Jerry Huff, Adams State (Colo.)
 
133 Pounds
1.         Andy Pokorny, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2.         Trevor Franklin, Upper Iowa
3.         Casy Rowell, Central Oklahoma
4.         Michael Labry, Ashland (Ohio)
5.         Justin Reinsma, Southwest Minnesota
6.         Daniel DeShazer, Nebraska-Kearney
7.         Jose Matos, Gannon (Pa.)
8.         Dave Fogle, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
 
141 Pounds
1.         Daniel Ownbey, North Carolina-Pembroke
2.         Trevor Johnson, Mary (N.D.)
3.         Ryan Fillingame, Adams State (Colo.)
4.         Naveed Bagheri, San Francisco State (Calif.)
5.         C.J. Napier, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
6.         Josh Myers, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
7.         Dave Cawley, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
8.         B.J. Young, Newberry (S.C.)

149 Pounds
1.         Jordan Basks, Central Oklahoma
2.         John Rivera, Notre Dame (Ohio)
3.         Nate Herda, Augustana (S.D.)
4.         Cameryn Brady, Indianapolis (Ind.)
5.         Keenan Hagerty, Maryville (Mo.)
6.         Raufeon Stots, Nebraska-Kearney
7.         Deral Brown, Newberry (S.C.)
8.         Bobby Ward, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
 
157 Pounds
1.         Dillon Bera, Wisconsin-Parkside
2.         Chase White, Nebraska-Kearney
3.         Cory Dauphin, Central Oklahoma
4.         Bobby Williams, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
5.         Taylor Knapp, Newberry (S.C.)
6.         Braden Turner, East Stroudsburg State (Pa.)
7.         Jeffery Pelton, Notre Dame (Ohio)
8.         Clinton Poster, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
 
165 Pounds
1.         Joey Davis, Notre Dame (Ohio)
2.         Matt Vandermeer, Lake Erie (Ohio)
3.         Cody Quinn, Minnesota State-Mankato
4.         Wade Gobin, Upper Iowa
5.         Blake Ridenour, Newberry (S.C.)
6.         Isaiah Jimenez, San Francisco State (Calif.)
7.         Chase Nelson, Nebraska-Kearney
8.         Mason True, Findlay (Ohio)
 
174 Pounds
1.         Mike Williams, North Carolina-Pembroke
2.         Elliot Copeland, Western State (Colo.)
3.         Eric Burgey, Notre Dame (Ohio)
4.         Brendon Eichmann, Minnesota State-Mankato
5.         Patrick Martinez, Nebraska-Kearney
6.         Kelly Henderson, Central Oklahoma
7.         Jake Cramer, Tiffin (Ohio)
8.         Jarrod Purvis, Adams State (Colo.)

184 Pounds
1.         Shamus O’Grady, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
2.         Adam Walters, Findlay (Ohio)
3.         Dallas Smith, Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)
4.         Aaron Norgren, Minnesota State-Mankato
5.         Mitch Schultz, Upper Iowa
6.         Travis McKillop, Pittsburgh-Johnstown (Pa.)
7.         Matt Gille, Wisconsin-Parkside
8.         Kyle Piat, Western State (Colo.)

197 Pounds
1.         Carl Broghammer, Upper Iowa
2.         Matt Baker, Maryville (Mo.)
3.         Joe Brandt, Ashland (Ohio)
4.         Tanner Kriss, Fort Hays State (Kan.)
5.         Tyson Searer, East Stroudsburg (Pa.)
6.         Jayd Docken, Augustana (S.D.)
7.         Davion Willis, Wisconsin-Parkside
8.         Vinny Campanile, Kutztown (Pa.)
 
285 Pounds
1.         Matt Meuleners, Northern State (S.D.)
2.         Jake Kahnke, St. Cloud State (Minn.)
3.         Tyrell Fortune, Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
4.         James Malechek, Wisconsin-Parkside
5.         Orlando Scales, Notre Dame (Ohio)
6.         Ziad Haddad, Kutztown (Pa.)
7.         Andrew Tumlin, Findlay (Ohio)
8.         Cody Dauphin, Central Oklahoma

Andy Rennecke

About Andy Rennecke

A sports writer for the St. Cloud (Minnesota) Times newspaper who covers St. Cloud State athletics with a focus on football, women's basketball and men's basketball. I also cover the St. Cloud Rox of the Northwoods League. Follow Andy Rennecke at https://twitter.com/AndyRennecke
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