State Champion Alex Erpelding and six more sign with Itasca

Alex Erpelding of Staples-Motley has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Itasca community college next fall. Erpelding was the Class A 170-pound state champion in 2017 and was a runner-up in 2016. He placed fifth his sophomore year and was a state entrant his freshman year. Erpelding will likely wrestle at 184 pounds next season.

Alex Erpelding of Staples-Motley. Photo by Mark Beshey.

Sam Truen of Minneapolis South has also signed a Letter of Intent to wrestle for the Vikings next year. Truen placed fifth at Class AAA 170 pounds in 2016. Truen is transferring to Itasca from Northern State. He will likely wrestle at 165 or 174 pounds.

Ethan Kiehm of Minneapolis Washburn has signed on to wrestle with the Vikings next season. Kiehm is a two-time state entrant. Kiehm is expected to compete at 149 pounds.

Adrian Bearheart from Unity High School in Wisconsin signed a Letter of Intent and will be wrestling for Itasca next fall. Adrian was a Wisconsin state entrant and is looking to wrestle at 149/157.

Derek Johnson, a former teammate of Bearheart at Unity and current Engineering student at Itasca Community College, has also committed to wrestle for the Vikings next season. Johnson is expected to compete at 141 pounds.

itaslogoKyle Lundberg, an Itasca local from Grand Rapids, has signed on to wrestle for the Vikings. Lundberg is a two-time state entrant and section champion. He is expected to wrestle at 125-pounds next season.

Scott Jones-Zidarich, lifelong teammates with Lundberg, has signed his Letter of Intent and is ready to compete as a Viking next year. “Iユm very pleased to have the duo of local talent in the room,” commented Itasca Coach Nic Wilkes. “Grand Rapids High School has produced some solid wrestlers over the years and Iユm happy to have these two as my first set of locals in the room. I can imagine itユll boost the spectating in Mullins Hallモ. Jones-Zidarich is expected to wrestle at 157 next season.

Itasca Community College has 17 incoming recruits for the 2017-2018 season thus far.

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