High School Milestones – Friday, March 5, 2021

  • 205th Win (School Record) – Dominik Vacura, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 125th Win – Trevor Radunz, Pierz, 11th, 132 pounds
  • 125th Win – Christian Noble, Big Lake, 11th, 120 pounds
  • 125th Win – Grant Louwagie, Marshall, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 100th Win and 50th Pin – Dylan Schultz, Osseo, 12th, 145 pounds
  • 75th Win – Chase Vought, Farmington, 12th, 152 pounds
  • 75th Win – Parker Venz, Farmington, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 60th Win – Alex Joedemann, Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield, 120 pounds
  • 60th Win – Ross Boser, Pierz, 12th, 160 pounds
  • 60th Win – Spencer Wambeke, Marshall, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Will Kapanke, St. Croix Lutheran Academy, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Ben Hansen, ROCORI, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 50th Win – Lucas Schiell, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 10th, 120 pounds
  • 50th Win – Aiden Wolfe, Fosston-Bagley, 9th, 113 pounds
  • 50th Win – Mason Doucette, Becker, 11th, 152 pounds

Turriff Earns NSIC Elite 18 Award

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State’s Trevor Turriff was named the 2020-21 NSIC Elite 18 Award winner for wrestling.

Turriff joins Carah Drees (2021- WBB), Alex Goettl (2019 – FB), Amber Kral (2019 – SB), Maggie Knier (S&D 2017-18, 2018-19 & 2019-20) and Erica Ellstrom (S&D 2016-17) as NSIC Elite 18 Award winners from Minnesota State.

As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration, the NSIC Elite 18 Award was instituted to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the NSIC Championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The NSIC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point from the regular season championship team or an All-NSIC performer.

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NWCA Division III Poll – March 5

Manheim, PA – On Friday the National Wrestling Coaches Association released their final Division III individual rankings prior to next week’s NWCA Division III National Wrestling Championships. These rankings do not include a team tournament poll as there will be no team scoring kept at the national tournament.

Only athletes entered into the Division III tournament are eligible for ranking in the top 12 which will serve as the tournament’s preseeds.  Brackets are now available on FloWrestling.

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National Girls High School Rankings

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling on Friday released the newest national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2020-21 season.
This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 8-12, and athletes from all 50 states are eligible for selection.

It has been a busy time in girls high school wrestling, with numerous states completing their season and hosting their girls state championships.

As of this week, the following states have already hosted their official state sanctioned championships, or their unofficial recognized state championships: Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ohio, Utah, North Dakota, Florida, Montana, Idaho, Georgia, Nebraska, South Carolina, Iowa, Alabama and Indiana. The results from these state tournaments had major impact on this month’s rankings. There were also some big open high school events held during the month.

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High School Milestones – Thursday, March 4, 2021

  • 250th Win – Jaxson Rohman, Fairmont/Martin County West, 12th, 126 pounds
  • 150th Win – Zach Voelz, Glencoe-Lester Prairie, 12th, 152 pounds
  • 125th Win – Adam Neumann, Annandale/Maple Lake, 12th, 182 pounds
  • 125th Win – Roman Cortez, South St. Paul, 12th, 138 pounds
  • 100th Win – Elijah Novak, Foley, 11th, Hwt
  • 100th Win – Rocco Visci, Big Lake, 12th, 132 pounds
  • 100th Win – Tanner Burmeister, Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran, 11th, 170 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Austin Schlangen, Eden Valley-Watkins, 11th, 285 pounds
  • 50th Pin – Deagen Captain, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie, 10th, 120 pounds
  • 75th Win – Grant Sussner, Chaska/Chan, 12th
  • 60th Win – Hudson Burnett, Pipestone Area, 9th, 113 pounds
  • 60th Win – Micah Diaz, South St. Paul, 12th, 132 pounds
  • 60th Win – Andrew Joedemann, Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield, 106 pounds
  • 25th Pin – Hayden VanderVoort, Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 10th, pounds
  • 50th Win – Zach Remer, Mille Lacs, 8th, 106 pounds
  • 50th Win – Treyton Card, Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart, 10th, 126 pounds
  • 50th Win – Wally Scherer, Delano, 12th, 138 pounds

NDSU at Big 12 Championships This Weekend

The North Dakota State wrestling team travels to Tulsa, Okla., this weekend for the Big 12 Championships on Saturday, March 6, and Sunday, March 7, at the BOK Center.

Six North Dakota State wrestlers are seeded in the top eight in their weight classes for this week’s championship. NDSU sophomore 157 Jared Franek is No. 3, while senior 165 Luke Weber slots in at No. 4. The Bison have three No. 7 seeds in sophomore 141 Dylan Droegemueller, freshman 197 Owen Pentz and junior 285 Brandon Metz, while junior 149 Jaden Van Maanen has a No. 8 seed.

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Jackrabbits Pairings Set For Big 12 Championship

IRVING, Texas — Pairings for the 2021 Big 12 Wrestling Championship were announced Wednesday, with six seeded South Dakota State University wrestlers receiving opening-round byes.

One of the Jackrabbits receiving a bye was top-seeded 197-pounder Tanner Sloan. He will face the winner between eighth-seeded Kayne Hutchison of Air Force and Utah Valley’s Ashton Seely later in Saturday’s opening session. Sloan enters the two-day tournament undefeated with a 13-0 mark.

SDSU’s pair of third-seeded wrestlers, 133-pounder Zach Price and 141-pounder Clay Carlson, are both slated to wrestle in the opening round. Price, 11-2 overall, squares off against Anthony Madrigal of Oklahoma for the right to face sixth-seeded Job Greenwood of Wyoming in the second round.

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