South Dakota State wrestling coach Damion Hahn announced that five high school standouts — all of whom have each won two or more state titles — have signed National Letters of Intent, indicating they will enroll at SDSU next fall and compete for the Jackrabbit wrestling program.
The signees are:
- Thomas Dineen, 197 pounds, Hancock, Minnesota (Benson High School);
- Colin Dupill, 149-157 pounds, Greeneville, Tennessee (Greeneville High School);
- Marcus Espinoza-Owens, 165 pounds, Bountiful, Utah (Viewmont High School);
- Moses Espinoza-Owens, 157 pounds, Bountiful, Utah (Viewmont High School)
- Brady Roark, 125 pounds, Seneca, Missouri (Seneca High School).
Dineen has earned back-to-back Class A state championships in the 195-pound weight class for Benson High School, going a combined 85-0 during his sophomore (38-0) and junior (47-0) seasons. Overall, Dineen holds a 154-14 career prep record and first qualified for the state tournament as an eighth-grader. He placed fifth at 182 pounds as a freshman.
An all-around athlete, Dineen also has been an all-conference and all-district performer in football as a defensive lineman and has earned numerous all-conference accolades in track and field individually in the 400 meters and as a member of relay teams.
A member of the National Honor Society, he plans to major in human biology.
Dupill has won state titles at three different weight classes heading into his senior season at Greeneville High School. His first two state titles were won in Virginia at 132 and 145 pounds while wrestling for Bealeton-based Liberty High School. After moving to Tennessee, Dupill won a 152-pound Class A state championship, ending his junior year with a 40-5 record.
Dupill’s Greeneville High School squad also claimed the state team title during the 2021-22 season.
Marcus and Moses Espinoza-Owens
Twin brothers Marcus and Moses Espinoza-Owens have each won two state titles while wrestling for Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah. Marcus holds a 105-12 record after winning Class 5A state titles at 152 pounds as a freshman (32-5 record) and 165 pounds his junior season (44-3). He also was state runner-up in the 160-pound weight class his sophomore season, finishing with a 29-4 record.
Moses claimed consecutive titles at 152 pounds (30-4) as a sophomore and 157 pounds (40-2) this past winter en route to a 96-16 career mark. He added a runner-up finish at 145 pounds as a high school freshman, ending the year with a 26-10 record.
Roark is a three-time state finalist who has won consecutive state titles at 106 pounds as a sophomore and 120 pounds as a junior for Seneca High School. He has compiled a 135-4 record over the past three seasons, posting a 43-1 record as a sophomore and completing a perfect 48-0 season as a junior. In addition to his two high school state championships, Roark was crowned 106-pound champion in the sophomore division at the 2021 NHSCA High School Nationals.
A three-time academic all-state honoree, Roark intends to pursue a major in engineering.
In addition, Hahn announced that three-time Utah state champion Riggin Boger has been accepted for admission to South Dakota State and also will join the Jackrabbit wrestling program next fall.
A native of Francis, Utah, Boger won Class 2A individual titles at 132 pounds as a freshman and 160 pounds as a sophomore for Altamont High School before moving on to win a Class 3A state title at South Summit High School last winter. He holds a 115-18 combined record over the last three seasons, including a 36-6 mark as a junior in which 32 of his victories were by fall (14) or technical fall (18).
In addition, Boger has won state titles at the club level in both freestyle and Greco-Roman competition. He plans to major in exercise science.
ABOUT SDSU WRESTLING
The Jackrabbits ended the 2021-22 campaign with a 13-4 dual record and sent four wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Championships. SDSU, which was ranked 22nd by Intermat and 25th by the National Wrestling Coaches Association in preseason polls, opens its season Saturday at the Bison Open in Fargo, North Dakota.