No. 2-ranked St. Cloud State defeated Notre Dame (Ohio) 35-6 on Saturday afternoon in the championship match of the Division II National Duals in Louisville, Ky.
The Huskies (11-0) have won 39 consecutive dual meets, going back to 2016-17. This was their fifth title in the National Duals, and third in a row.
Brett Velasquez of SCSU opened the match vs. Notre Dame with an 8-0 major decision at 125 pounds, and two matches later, at 141 pounds, Travis Swanson pinned Kelen McKenna, ranked second, at 5:38 for a 10-3 lead. Devin Fitzpatrick of the Huskies also had a pin, at 165.
SCSU beat No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney 22-15 in the semifinals.
Auggies best in D-III
Top-ranked Augsburg defeated No. 3 Johnson & Wales University (R.I.) 20-13 in the title match of the Division III National Duals in Lexington. This was the Auggies' second straight National Duals title in a row and seventh in program history.
Augsburg (7-0) fell behind 10-3 through the first four matches but won five of the last six.
Tanner Vassar's 17-2 technical fall at 174 pounds put the Auggies ahead 14-10, and Ethan Hofacker's 2-0 decision at heavyweight clinched the outcome. He broke a scoreless tie in his match with a takedown with 10 seconds left.
Nichols opens strong
Maggie Nichols, a junior from Little Canada, won the all-around (39.750), vault (10.000) and balance beam (9.975) as No. 2 Oklahoma beat host Arkansas, ranked No. 12, 198.050 to 195.575 in its first women's gymnastics meet of the season.
Nichols is the defending NCAA all-around champion and co-national champion on bars and floor exercise.