FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State University has announced its 49th annual induction class for the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame. Eight individuals are slated for induction on Friday, Oct. 2. Tickets to the ceremony will go on sale in September.
Two-time national champion heavyweight wrestler Nick Severson is one of the inductees.
Other honorees are three-time All-America softball pitcher Lindsey (Graham) Gustafson, football All-America offensive tackle Chuck Klabo, seven-time All-America middle distance runner Dr. Andrew Moen, seven-time All-America track and field multi-events athlete Andi (Noel) Olsonawski, 19-time All-America sprinter Jill (Theeler) Schlekeway, women’s soccer all-time leading scorer Nicole (VandenBos) Hurt, and retired men’s track and field/cross country head coach Don Larson.
The induction is scheduled to be held on campus in the Nodak Insurance Basketball Performance Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the induction ceremony to start at noon. The class also will be recognized at halftime of the Oct. 3 homecoming football game vs. Illinois State.
NICK SEVERSON, wrestling, heavyweight (1998-2002)
Honors: Two-time NCAA Division II national champion at heavyweight in 2001 and 2002…Helped Bison capture the 2001 NCAA Division II national championship with a dramatic pin in 5:59 of South Dakota State’s Jon Madsen, the turning point in NDSU topping the Jackrabbits for the crown…Won 2002 North Central Conference individual title…Four-time NCC placewinner overall…Member of two conference championship teams…Inducted into the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016.
Stats/Notes: Posted a 70-22 career record including 32-8 in duals with 36 pins…Fashioned a 47-4 record with 23 pins over final two seasons including 23-0 in duals…Put up 9-7 record including 3-3 in duals with four pins at 197-pounds in 1998-99…Went 14-11 including 6-5 in duals with seven pins at heavyweight in 1999-00…Compiled 17-1 record including 11-0 in duals with eight pins at 285 in 2000-01…Rolled up 30-3 record including 12-0 in duals with 17 pins at 285 in 2001-02…Placed fourth at 2003 U.S. World Team Trials…Fifth at 2003 U.S. Greco-Roman Nationals…Fourth at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and eighth at 2011 U.S. Nationals.