Morton caps off career at Sibley East with 3 state titles

Plans to wrestle for Gophers next season

ARLINGTON — While he finished his senior year of high school wrestling a win shy of his fourth state championship, Drayden Morton still has gold in his sights when it comes to his wrestling future.

Morton fell to United North Central’s Ethan Hendrickson in the Class A 145-pound state championship match at Xcel Energy Center on March 5, but the Sibley East senior has a lot to look forward to as he plans to continue his wrestling career next season as a Golden Gopher at the University of Minnesota.

Morton was recruited by the Gophers after going on a recruiting trip last fall.

“I feel like it’s the right place,” Morton said. “I’ve been practicing up there with the [Gopher Wrestling Club] RTC over the past summer and I just feel like it’s the right place and the best place for me to become the best wrestler I can.” Continue reading at nujournal.com →