Three-time state champion Mitch Bengtson of Saint Cloud Apollo has given a verbal commitment to attend the University of North Dakota and wrestle for the Bison following his upcoming senior season.
Bengtson is a three-time state champion and one-time runner up. He was the Class AAA runner up at 126 pounds this past season as a junior. Prior to his runner up finish, he had racked up 179 consecutive wins, the most in Minnesota history. He won the 119-pound title as a sophomore, the 112-pound title as a freshman, and the 103-pound title as an eighth-grader.
Bengtson has had success in USA Wrestling competition. He was a Junior All-American placing second in Greco-Roman at 138 pounds less than two weeks ago in Fargo. Mitch placed fourth in Greco-Roman at the 2011 USA Wrestling National Championships. In 2010 Bengtson was a Cadet double All-American placing second in Greco-Roman and third in freestyle.
Bengtson currently has a 221-6 record (97.35 win percentage) and is ranked as the 20th overall senior recruit in the nation by InterMat. He is projected to wrestle at 141 in college.
Mitch is coached by his father Tim.
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Mitch Bengtson, Saint Cloud Apollo
2012 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Junior 138 DNP
2012 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Junior 138 2nd
2012 MN HS State Tournament 3A 11th 126 2nd 43-1
2011 Rumble on the Red AAA 11th 126 1st
2011 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Junior 130 DNP
2011 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Junior 125 4th
2011 Northern Plains Regional FS Junior 125 4th
2011 Northern Plains Regional GR Junior 125 1st
2011 MN HS State Tournament 3A 10th 119 1st 41-0
2010 Rumble on the Red 3A 10th 119 1st
2010 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 119 3rd
2010 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Cadet 119 2nd
2010 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 119 3rd
2010 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 119 1st
2010 MN HS State Tournament 3A 9th 112 1st 49-0
2009 Rumble on the Red 3A 9th 112 1st
2009 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 105 DNP
2009 MN HS State Tournament 3A 8th 103 1st 47-1
2009 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Cadet 105 3rd
2009 Rumble on the Red 3A 8th 103 1st
2008 MN HS State Tournament 3A 7th 103 5th 41-4
2007 Rumble on the Red 3A 7th 103 3rd
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