College Recruiting: state champion Lyden to University of Minnesota

Hunter Lyden of Stillwater Area has committed to wrestling for University of Minnesota following his upcoming junior and senior seasons.

Lyden is a three-time state placewinner, winning the Class AAA 152-pound title in 2020 as a sophomore. He placed third at 138 pounds as a freshman and fifth at 120-pounds as an eighth-grader.

Lyden was a USA Wrestling Cadet freestyle All-American in 2019 and most recently placed fourth at 160 pounds at the prestigious Super 32 Tournament in South Carolina in October. He is No. 2 on The Guillotine’s latest Pound-For-Pound Class of 2022 Rankings.

Lyden is projected to wrestle at 165 or 174 pounds for the Golden Gophers.

The Guillotine Wrestler Files
Hunter Lyden, Stillwater Area
2020 MN HS State Tournament 3A 10th 152 1st 48-2
2019 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 10th 152 2nd
2019 USA Wrestling Nationals FS 16U 152 6th
2019 Northern Plains Regional GR 16U 152 1st
2019 Northern Plains Regional FS 16U 152 1st
2019 MN HS State Tournament 3A 9th 138 3rd 52-4
2018 MN Christmas Tournament 3A 9th 138 3rd
2018 Northern Plains Regional GR Cadet 132 3rd
2018 Northern Plains Regional FS Cadet 132 1st
2018 MN/USA Wrestling State FS Cadet 132 1st
2018 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Cadet 132 1st
2018 MN HS State Tournament 3A 8th 120 5th 49-6
2017 Rumble on the Red 3A 8th 120 7th
2017 MN HS State Tournament 3A 7th 106 DNP 32-10

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