Huskies recruit class grows to 12

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo announced the addition of three more student-athletes to their strong 2021 recruiting class. Alyeus Craig (Wichita, Kan.) and Gabriel Rangel (Bettendorf, Iowa) have signed a National Letters of Intent with the Huskies while Sebastian Zamorano (St. Paul, Minn.) has signed an Acceptance of Admission letter.

Along with Craig, Rangel and Zamorano – nine additional stand-outs have announced their intentions to continue their education at SCSU in the fall: Mac Copeland (Bennett, Colo.), Augustus Donovan (Richland Center, Wis.), Anthony Herrera (Stansbury Park, Utah), Isaac Grams (Bloomington, Minn.), Nate Rocheleau (Gering, Neb.), Nicholas Lopez (Huntley, Ill.), Paul Ruff (Gering, Neb.), Tyson Meyer (Glenwood, Minn.) and Nicholas Novak (New Prague, Minn.). All have signed with Huskies wrestling earlier this past year.

“Aleus is an excellent addition to Huskies wrestling,” said Costanzo. “He is an extreme competitor who competes at the highest levels. A force in the top position, Craig will look to make an immediate impact with SCSU wrestling in the lower weight classes.”

Alyeus Craig | Wichita, Kan. | Valley Center High School

  • 106-12 high school record (last three seasons)
  • 2020 KWCA 5A Senior Wrestler of the Year
  • 2021 KSHSAA 5A State Champion at 126-pounds
  • 2020 KSHSAA 5A State Runner-up at 126-pounds
  • 2021 KUSAW State Champion in GR & FR
  • 2021 KSHSAA Sub State/Regional Champion
  • 2021 63rd Annual Rocky Welton Invite Champion
  • Intended Major: Undecided
  • Parents: Joe Craig & Megan Corrad

“Gabe is a veteran upper weight wrestler from NAIA powerhouse Grandview College,” said Costanzo. “He has competed in college at weight classes from 174-pounds to the 285-pound weight classes. A powerful young man, he will add great leadership and experience to our room.”

Gabriel Rangel | Bettendorf, Iowa | Davenport Assumption High School/Grand View College

  • 2021 CBC Collegiate Invite – 2nd at 184-pounds
  • 2020 Doane College Open – 1st at 184-pounds
  • 2020 Grand View College Open – 2nd at 184-pounds
  • 2019 Corn Cob Nationals – 1st at 190-pounds
  • 91-10 high school record (last two years)
  • 2015 IHSAA 2A State Championships: 3rd (285-pounds)
  • 2014 IHSAA 2A State Championships: 3rd (182-pounds)
  • Intended Major: Masters of Business Administration
  • Parents: Ricardo & Ericka Rangel

“Sebastian is a nice addition to Huskies wrestling,” said Costanzo. “He had the privilege of being coached by Justin Smith (former MSU-Mankato, National Champion) in high school. Zamorano will be a great teammate and asset to our room this fall.”

Sebastian Zamorano | St. Paul, Minn. | Woodbury High School

  • 60-29 high school record (last two years)
  • 2021 MSHSL 3AAA-4AAA State Prelims – 4th place at 160-pounds
  • 2020 MSHSL 3AAA State Qualifier at 152-pounds
  • 2020 MSHSL 3AAA Individual Section Tournament – 2nd place at 152-pounds
  • Intended Major: Science
  • Parents: Rodrigo & Jackie Zamorano

St. Cloud State wrestling is coming off their third straight NCAA DII National Championship. Huskies wrestling also claimed their tenth consecutive NSIC Conference Championship and fifth consecutive Super Regional Championship.

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