SPRINGFIELD, Ill --No. 3 St. Cloud State defeated No. 1 Newberry 23-12 to claim the championship of the National Duals. Earlier in the day, the Huskies defeated Upper Iowa University 22-13 to advance to the championship bout.

Seniors Tad Merritt (165/174), Derek Skala (184), and Lucas Munkelwitz (197) and junior Jake Kahnke (285) all had two wins on the day.

NATIONAL DUAL RESULTS
1. St. Cloud State
2. Newberry
3. Upper Iowa
4. Nebraska-Kearney
5. Augustana (S.D.)
Complete Bracket

Merritt pinned Wade Gobin of Upper Iowa in 4:35 and won a major decision over Sean Byrnes of Newbery, 12-1.

Skala decisioned Mitch Schultz of Upper Iowa 10-4 and defeated Mitch Brown of Newberry 4-2 in overtime.

Munkelwitz gained a 6-2 decision over Carl Broghammer of Upper Iowa and won 6-0 over John Reed of Newberry.

Kahnke had two major decisions on the day. He beat Luke Stika of Upper Iowa 11-0 and Jake Elkins of Newberry 19-8.

Against Newberry, the Huskies won four of the last five weights as the match was tied 9-9 after the first five weights.