MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead head wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced the signing of five recruits for the 2017-18 season. Joining the Dragons next fall are Justin Dravis of Park Rapids, Minn.; Luke Hastings of Hillsboro, N.D.; Bailey Mennis of Madison, S.D.; Remington Meager of Long Prairie, Minn.; and Mason Schulz of Bismarck, N.D.
“The one thing that we liked about all four of the signees is that they continue to wrestle in the offseason and are dedicated to getting better daily,” Nelson said. “Their year-round wrestling will help them make a much smoother transition into college wrestling. I am excited to add these individuals to our program and look forward to watching them in their senior season.”
Here is a look at the Dragon wrestling recruits:
Justin Dravis (165/174, Park Rapids, Minn./Park Rapids Area HS)
Has a 154-43 career record heading into senior year…finished third in the state as a junior after finishing fourth as a sophomore…five-time cadet and junior Minnesota Storm national team member.
Luke Hastings (165, Hillsboro, N.D./Hillboro HS)
Two-time state champion…three-time state finalist…five-time state qualifier…six-year letterwinner in wrestling…also lettered in football…competed for team ND wrestling team.
Bailey Mennis (141/149, Madison, S.D./Madison HS)
Two-time state placewinner in South Dakota, placing third in 2013 and fifth in 2015…three-time state qualifier…has 154 career wins entering senior year…holds school single-season record for wins (44)…two-time team captain…two-time region champ.
Remington Meagher (157, Long Prairie, Minn./Long Prairie-Grey Eagle HS)
Competes for Minnesota Storm team in spring and summer for six seasons…placed fifth in the section in 2013…finished third at Prairie Conference tournament in 2015…also competed at USA Wrestling Nationals…also lettered in football and track.
Mason Schulz (141, Bismarck, N.D./Century HS)
State champion in 2016 at 132 pounds…two-time WDA champion…132-19 career record…four-year letterwinner…has 235 career takedowns…competed for the Mandan Wrestling Club and Gorilla Wrestling Club…also two-time state champion in football.