MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minnesota State University Moorhead head wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced that Blake Bosch has been named as an assistant coach on the Dragon staff.
One of the most decorated wrestlers in MSUM history, Bosch wrapped up a stellar four-year career for the Dragons this past March. He finished as the national runner-up at 133 pounds at the Division II Wrestling Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Bosch was the seventh Most Dominant Wrestler in Division II, according to awards announced by the NCAA earlier this week.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my four years competing for MSUM and developing a lot of relationships with a lot of people around all of campus,” Bosch said. “Now I’m excited to move forward and give back some of the support and guidance I received from many, many people to the next generation of Dragons as an assistant coach. It will be a great experience for me to learn from Coach Nelson in a new way, since he has had such a large impact on my life already. I also feel that I will have a positive impact and be able to relate very well with the guys on the team that I have already developed relationships with and future guys coming in.”
He finished the season 32-2 and was the national runner-up at 133 pounds. Bosch recorded 15 pins on the season and was the highest scorer at 133 pounds of all D2 wrestlers. He finished his career as a three-time All-American, two-time Super Region 3 champion and was the 2016-17 NSIC Wrestler of the Year.
“Blake will be a tremendous asset for our program and will be involved in all areas of the program,” Nelson said. “He was an outstanding college wrestler that knows what it takes to be successful at the D2 level. I’m confident he will do a great job passing on his knowledge of the sport to the team and bring a competitive edge as a workout partner for the lower weight classes.”
Bosch had a career-record of 115-35 at MSUM and is second in all-time victories at the school. He was a two-time MSUM Male Athlete of the Year.