Despite injury, Moen commits to Division I Eastern Michigan

In late February, Brandon Moen was perhaps the most highly sought-after uncommitted wrestling recruit in the entire state. The 195-pound Owatonna junior had just defeated Moorhead’s Samuel Grove to capture the Class AAA state championship and big time colleges started calling.

Moen had heard from Division III programs for years, but after a spectacular 2015-16 campaign, in which he finished 46-2, he started gaining serious interest from essentially every Division II program in the state and was on the short list of several Division I teams as well, including the University of Minnesota.

“The recruiting process was interesting because there was a bunch of people contacting me,” Moen said. “There was a lot of D-III and D-II schools, but that wasn’t really my goal.” Continue reading at