Jackrabbit wrestling adds four

Two standout high school wrestlers have signed National Letters of Intent, indicating they will enroll at South Dakota State University this fall and compete for the Jackrabbit wrestling program.

The signees are:

  • Quinlan Morgan, 197 pounds, Arden Hills, Minnesota;
  • Cale Seaton, 133 pounds, Iowa City, Iowa.

Morgan is a two-time Class AAA state qualifier at Mounds View High School in the Twin Cities Metro area. He earned his first trip to state as a sophomore in the 170-pound division, then recorded a third-place finish at 195 pounds a year ago. He is nearing the 150-win mark for his prep career.

He also has competed extensively in the USA Wrestling circuit, posting a sixth-place in the 195-pound weight class at Fargo Nationals to earn All-America honors in the Greco-Roman division. He also placed fourth at 215 pounds while competing in the Super 32 Tournament this past fall in South Carolina.

Morgan’s father, Marty, wrestled at Minnesota and won an individual national championship at 177 pounds in 1991. Morgan plans to pursue a degree in business economics.

Seaton has medaled three times at the Iowa state championships, highlighted by winning a Class 3A state title at 126 pounds in 2023. He previously placed third at 113 and 120 pounds as a freshman and sophomore, respectively. He entered his senior season at City High with a 95-9 career record.

A member of the National Honor Society and a three-time academic all-state honoree, Seaton plans to major in dairy science.

In addition, prep standouts Grant Kress and Tyson Peach have been accepted for admission to South Dakota State and plan to further their athletic and academic pursuits with the Jackrabbits in the fall of 2024.

Kress, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is in search of his fourth consecutive berth in the Iowa state tournament while wrestling at Linn-Mar High School. He entered his senior season with a 90-15 career record after placing seventh at 145 pounds as a sophomore and second at 152 pounds his junior season. He is projected to wrestle at either 165 or 174 pounds at SDSU.

In addition, Kress earned a state title in freestyle in 2023 and made his third trip to Fargo Nationals this past summer. An academic award winner, he plans to pursue a degree in Spanish.

A native of Milton, Wisconsin, Peach compiled a combined record of 97-10 between his sophomore and junior seasons while competing first at Kimberly High School, followed by wrestling at Milton High School. He placed fourth at 126 pounds at the 2022 Class D1 state tournament and finished fifth in the 132-pound weight class last season.

Peach also has won two Wisconsin state titles in freestyle competition and has been named to the Wisconsin National Dual Team on two occasions. He is a three-time all-academic selection and plans to major in mechanical engineering.

South Dakota State, coached by Damion Hahn, is a member of the Big 12 Conference for wrestling and is coming off a 2022-23 season in which the Jackrabbits qualified a school-record eight wrestlers for the NCAA Division I Championships.

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