The St. Cloud State wrestling team is the 2016 NCAA Division II national champion for the second consecutive season.
Huskies Wrestling defeated 30 teams March 11-12 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, including runner-up Notre Dame College, South Euclid, Ohio, (82 points) and third-place finisher University of Nebraska- Kearney (78.5 points). Gifts to the SCSU Foundation in support of wrestling helped support their championship season.
Each of the seven Huskies in the tournament earned All-American honors, led by frosh redshirt Brett Velasquez, who is the individual national champion at 125-pounds. The Bennington, Nebraska native recorded a 5-0 win over Willy Bohince of Mercyhurst in the title match.
For his work this season, Coach Steve Costanzo was named the 2016 Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.