College Recruiting: 3X state champion Lance Benick to Arizona State

Lance Benick of Totino-Grace has given a verbal commitment to attend Arizona State and wrestle for the Sun Devils following his upcoming senior season.

Benick is a three-time state champion. He won the 195-pound Class AA state championship this past season as a junior. He won the 195-pound title as a sophomore and the 182 pound title as a freshman.

Benick has a 125-4 high school record over his last three seasons and is ranked as the 12th overall senior recruit in the nation by InterMat.

Benick has had great success in freestyle and Greco-Roman competition. He was a 2014 Junior national freestyle runner-up in Fargo and he won folkstyle, freestyle and Greco-Roman Cadet National titles in 2013. He also represented the United States at the 2013 FILA Cadet World Championships in freestyle.

Benick is projected to wrestle at 197 pounds in college.

Lance Benick of Totino-Grace. Photo by Mary Christen.
Lance Benick of Totino-Grace. Photo by Mary Christen.

The Guillotine Wrestler Files
Lance Benick, Totino-Grace
2014 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Junior 195 2nd
2014 FILA Nationals FS Cadet 187 3rd
2014 MN HS State Tournament 2A 11th 195 1st 48-0
2013 MN Christmas Tournament 2A 11th 195 1st
2013 FILA World Championships FS Cadet 220.5 DNP
2013 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 220 1st
2013 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Cadet 220 1st
2013 FILA Nationals FS Cadet 220.5 1st
2013 FILA Nationals GR Cadet 220.5 2nd
2013 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Junior 220 1st
2013 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Junior 220 1st
2013 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Junior 195 1st
2013 MN HS State Tournament 2A 10th 195 1st 43-1
2012 Rumble on the Red 2A 10th 195 1st
2012 MN Christmas Tournament 2A 10th 195 2nd
2012 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 195 1st
2012 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Cadet 195 1st
2012 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 220 1st
2012 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 220 1st
2012 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Junior 195 1st
2012 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Cadet 195 1st
2012 MN HS State Tournament 2A 9th 182 1st 34-3
2011 Rumble on the Red 2A 9th 182 3rd

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