MSU wrestlers ready for shortened season

The college wrestling season has already been delayed and shortened. There are no guarantees for a regular season, let alone a regional or national tournament.

But for a few hours each day, Minnesota State senior Kyle Rathman can show up at the wrestling room and work on his skills, not worrying about academics or the pandemic.

“I’ve been really looking forward to practices,” Rathman said. “I really did miss it. It sucks (while you’re practicing), but when you look back, you appreciate these opportunities that can help you grow as a wrestler and be successful away from the mat.”

Minnesota State, which has been practicing twice a day since late November, opens the season with a road trip to Minot State on Jan. 7. The Mavericks were ranked 13th in Division II and fourth of the 10 teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference preseason coaches’ poll. Continue reading at →