Daniel Kerkvliet of Simley announced on Twitter a verbal commitment to attend the University of Minnesota and wrestle for the Gophers following his high school career. Kerkvliet is a sophomore this year.
— Daniel Kerkvliet (@DgKerkjr) October 20, 2016
Kerkvliet is a three-time state entrant. He won the Class AA 170-pound title in 2016 as a freshman. He competed at 152 pounds as an eighth-grader and 120 pounds as a seventh-grader.
Kerkvliet placed third in Fargo this past summer at the USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle National Championships. Most recently He placed fourth at the prestigious Super 32 Open Tournament.
Kerkvliet is projected to wrestle at 197 pounds for the Gophers.
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Daniel Kerkvliet, Simley
2016 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Cadet 195 3rd
2016 Northern Plains Regional FS Cadet 195 1st
2016 MN HS State Tournament 2A 9th 170 1st 47-2
2015 MN Christmas Tournament 2A 9th 170 4th
2015 MN HS State Tournament 2A 8th 152 DNP 28-16
2014 MN HS State Tournament 2A 7th 120 DNP 21-16