College Recruiting: state champion West to Northern Illinois University

Blake West of Shakopee has committed to wrestling for Northern Illinois University following his upcoming senior season.

West is a two-time state placewinner. He won the Class AAA 113-pound title in 2020 as a junior. He placed fifth at 106 pounds as a freshman while competing for Owatonna.

West was a USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle finalist in 2019 and is No. 13 on The Guillotine’s latest Pound-For-Pound Class of 2021 Rankings.

West is projected to wrestle at 125 pounds for the Huskies.

The Guillotine Wrestler Files
Blake West, Shakopee
2020 MN HS State Tournament 3A 11th 113 1st 51-1
2019 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 11th 113 2nd
2019 USA Wrestling Nationals FS Junior 106 2nd
2019 UWW World Team Trials FS Cadet 48kg 3rd
2019 Northern Plains Regional GR Junior 106 1st
2019 Northern Plains Regional FS Junior 106 1st
2019 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Junior 113 1st
2019 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Junior 113 1st
2019 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Junior 106 1st
2018 Rumble on the Red 3A 10th 106 1st
2018 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 10th 106 1st
2018 Northern Plains Regional GR Cadet 100 1st
2018 Northern Plains Regional FS Cadet 100 3rd
2018 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 100 1st
2018 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 100 1st
2018 USA Wrestling Nationals Folk Cadet 100 4th
2018 MN HS State Tournament 3A 9th 106 5th 46-5
2017 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 9th 106 4th

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