Mankato, Minn. — The Minnesota State wrestling team has been picked to finish second in the 2021-22 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Wrestling Coaches’ Poll.
The Mavericks garnered a total of 68 points and one first-place vote in the poll. St. Cloud State topped the poll with 81 points and nine first-place votes.
Senior Kyle Rathman was named Minnesota State’s Athlete to Watch for the upcoming season. A three-time All-American, the Apple Valley, Minn., native went 12-2 in 2020-21 and placed seventh at last year’s NCAA Division II tournament. Rathman, who stands 69-21 for his college career is a three-time NSIC All-Academic selection.
Minnesota State opens its season this weekend, sending wrestlers to the Yellow Jacket Open in Rochester, Minn., Saturday. Minnesota State’s 2021-22 schedule is located HERE.
2021-22 NSIC WRESTLING PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL
1 St. Cloud State (9) 81
2 Minnesota State (1) 69
3 Upper Iowa 66
4 Augustana 58
t5 Northern State 45
t5 Parkside 45
7 University of Mary 33
8 Minot State 21
9 MSU Moorhead 17
10 Southwest Minnesota State 15
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