Bono, Kocers aiming high for SDSU wrestling this season

BROOKINGS — On a team that’s seemingly always getting younger, Chris Bono knows where to look for veteran leadership on his South Dakota State University wrestling team.

Wagner natives Alex and David Kocer are those wrestlers.

“They’re our leaders. They’re our veterans, that’s what we call the Kocer boys,” Bono said this week. “They’re doing a heck of a job mentoring the young guys and they’re the reason that for so many of our young guys, the winning culture that we have is all they know.”

Bono said All-American aspirations should be on the mat for both. Continue reading at