Rathman and Sanders Garner All-NSIC Honors

Mankato, Minn. – A pair of Minnesota State wrestlers have been named to the 2018-19 Northern Sun Intercollegiate All-Conference Team.

Sophomore Kyle Rathman and junior Louie Sanders were named to the NSIC All-Conference Second Team.

Rathman, a native of Apple Valley, Minn., made his first appearance at the NCAA Division II national championship meet this year and earned All-America honors wrestling in the 149-lb division with a seventh-place finish. Rathman, who placed second at the NCAA DII Super Region V meet to earn a trip to nationals, concluded his second year with the Mavericks with a 19-5 mark and for his college career owns a 41-15 record.

Sanders, who hails from Truman, Minn., made his first appearance at the national meet this year where he went 1-2 while competing at 141 lbs. Sanders, who finished his junior season with a 15-7 record, earned a berth at nationals after placing second at the NCAA Super Region V meet.

NSIC Wrestler of the Year: Vince Dietz, R-Sr., 197, St. Cloud State
NSIC Rookie of the Year: Garrett Vos, R-Fr., 133, St. Cloud State
NSIC Coach of the Year: Steve Costanzo (13th Season) St. Cloud State

2018-19 NSIC All-Conference

First Team All-Conference WTYRSchoolHometown
Cole Jones125So.MSUMGrand Rapids, Minn.
Tate Barnhardt133Sr.UMaryBismarck, N.D.
Travis Swanson141R-Sr.SCSUCambridge, Minn.
James Pleski149R-Jr.SCSUStacy, Minn.
Cortez Arredondo157Sr.SMSUWest St. Paul, Minn. 
Brock Benitz165So.UIUMosinee, Wis.
Kolton Eischens174Jr.SCSUPierz, Minn.
Chance Helmick184R-Sr.SCSUBeatrice, Neb.
Vince Dietz197R-Sr.SCSUHomer Glen, Ill.
Zach Muller285R-Fr.SCSUWoodridge, Ill.
Second Team All-ConferenceWTYRSchoolHometown
Brett Velasquez125R-Sr.SCSUBennington, Neb.
Justin Folley133Jr.UIUMatteson, Ill.
Louis Sanders141Jr.MSUMadelia, Minn.
Kyle Rathman149So.MSUApple Valley, Minn.
Jake Barzowski157R-So.SCSUPark Ridge, Ill.
Devin Fitzpatrick165R-So.SCSUMahtomedi, Minn.
Lukas Poloncic174Sr.AUGIEGillette, Wyo.
Dalton Hahn184So.UIU Loganville, Wis.
Clayton Wahlstrom197Sr.AUGIECuster, S.D.
Triston Westerlund285Jr.UIUAlbert Lea, Minn.

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