Alex Kocer earns at-large bid to NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS – South Dakota State University 149-pounder Alex Kocer was named Tuesday as an at-large selection to next week’s NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

SDSU JackrabbitsA junior from Wagner, Kocer will be making his second appearance at nationals, after also qualifying in 2014. Kocer, who finished fifth at last weekend’s Big 12 Wrestling Championship, has compiled a 24-10 overall record.

Kocer is the fifth Jackrabbit to earn a trip to nationals, joining his younger brother, David, at 174 pounds, along with 141-pounder Seth Gross, 157-pounder Cody Pack and Nate Rotert at 197 pounds. The five selections for SDSU are the most for the Jackrabbits at the Division I level, with the previous high of three in both 2013 and 2015.

The NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships will be held March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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