Goergen wrestler of the week at St. Cloud

Austin Goergen
Austin Goergen

St. Cloud State University redshirt freshman Austin Goergen was selected as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s wrestler of the week Jan. 6.

A resident of Caledonia and graduate of Caledonia High School, Goergen charted a 3-0 record at 285-pounds to help lead the No. 5 St. Cloud State wrestling team (5-0) to a first place finish at the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Duals in Ashland, Ohio, on Jan. 5.

Goergen posted two falls and a major decision in his three matches at the duals. He opened the day with a 10-2 major decision victory over Nick Budd of Gannon. The victory capped SCSU’s 33-6 win over No. 20 Gannon.In the semi-finals, Goergen posted a critical pin at 6:00 over Indianapolis’ Evan Wooding. The victory helped seal SCSU’s 27-15 dual win over No. 8 Indianapolis.

To finish the day, Goergen scored a pin at 5:31 over Ashland’s Tyler Houska. The pin provided SCSU with six points in its 36-6 victory over No. 16 Ashland in the tournament’s championship bout.

Goergen owns a 12-4 record this season for the Huskies.

St. Cloud State continued its 2014 season Jan. 11-12 at the NWCA Division II National Duals in Des Moines, Iowa. The Huskies are the two-time defending NWCA Division II National Duals champions and they entered tournament action as the #5 ranked Division II team in the nation.