St. Cloud State wins National Dual
Huskies beats top-ranked Newberry in final round
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|
|3. Upper Iowa|
|5. Augustana (S.D.)|
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.