College Recruiting: four-time state champion Berge to South Dakota State University

Bennett Berge of Kasson-Mantorville has committed to wrestling for South Dakota State University following his upcoming senior season.

Berge is a four-time state champion. He won the Class AA 182-pound title in 2021 as a junior, the 170-pound title as a sophomore, the 160-pound title as a freshman, and the 138-pound title as an eighth-grader.

Berge was a USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle national champion in 2019 and was a Junior Freestyle fourth-place finisher last month. He was runner-up at the prestigious Super 32 Tournament in South Carolina this past October and was a Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion in 2019.

Berge is No. 1 on The Guillotine’s latest Pound-For-Pound Class of 2022 Rankings.

Berge is projected to wrestle at 184 pounds for the Jackrabbits.

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Bennett Berge, Kasson-Mantorville
2021 MSHSL State Tournament 2A 11th 182 1st 29-0
2020 MSHSL State Tournament 2A 10th 170 1st 43-1
2019 Minnesota Christmas Tournament 2A 10th 170 1st
2019 USA Wrestling Nationals FS 16U 182 1st
2019 Northern Plains Regional FS 16U 182 1st
2019 MSHSL State Tournament 2A 9th 160 1st 42-4
2018 Minnesota Christmas Tournament 2A 9th 160 3rd
2018 MSHSL State Tournament 2A 8th 138 1st 42-8
2016 Minnesota Christmas Tournament 2A 7th 106 6th

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