FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University head wrestling coach Roger Kish today announced the addition of volunteer assistant Gage Hutchison to the coaching staff. Hutchison will work with the upper weight divisions.
“I’m honored to be able to join such a well-established staff, and be given the opportunity to be a part of something really special here in Fargo,” said Hutchison.
Hutchison, a native of Buchanan, Michigan, recently completed a four-year career at Eastern Michigan University that included three NCAA tournament appearances and 94 wins. He was a two-time Mid-America Conference runner-up at heavyweight for the Eagles.
Hutchison compiled a 94-59 record including 28 pins at Eastern Michigan. He went 39-21 in duals including 18-13 in the MAC. One of his career highlights was placing fourth at the 2017 Midlands Championships. He reeled off six straight wins at the Midlands including four over nationally-ranked opponents and a career best 10-second pin.
A two-sport athlete at Buchanan High School, Hutchison was a two-time undefeated state champion including a 56-0 record with 40 pins as a senior. He was also a four-time all-conference performer in Michigan.
Hutchison graduated from Eastern Michigan in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
North Dakota State finished the 2017-18 season with a 7-10 record overall including top 20 wins over then No. 18-ranked Central Michigan and No. 12 Cornell. NDSU was 1-7 in the Big 12 Conference. The Bison finished fifth at the Big 12 Championships.
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