St. Cloud State University redshirt senior Shamus O’Grady (Coon Rapids) has been named as the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 11.
O’Grady earned the NSIC weekly award by winning the top spot in the 184-pound bracket at the 2012 Iowa State Harold Nichols Cyclone Open on Nov. 10.
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O’Grady scored a perfect 4-0 record at the tournament, which opened the year for the Huskies. A three-time All-American, O’Grady won the title with a 6-3 decision over Jeff Koepke of Division I rival University of Illinois.
On the way to the title, O’Grady started his day with an 18-3 tech fall win over unattached Jahusa Marsh. In the quarterfinals, O’Grady charted a 10-2 major decision win over returning All-American Mark Fiala of #1 ranked Nebraska-Kearney. In the semi’s, O’Grady scored a huge 11-6 victory over the University of Illinois’ Tony Dallago, who entered the meet ranked ninth in the nation at the NCAA Division I level.
The #2 ranked Huskies will continue their season on Nov. 17 with a trip to the Finn Griniker Open in Moorhead, Minn. Of note, this marks the first Husky in 2012-13 to win NSIC Wrestler of the Week honors.