St. Cloud State Adds Nine to 2024 Signing Class

Huskies’ 2024 recruiting class increases to 17

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling head coach, Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of nine student-athletes to the Huskies’ strong 2024 recruiting class. Landyn Crance (Union City, Mich.), Brandon Eusebio (San Diego, Calif.), Isaiah Foster (Wahoo, Neb.), Patrick Kubisa (Hopkins, Minn.), Dominic Mann (Kasson, Minn.), La’Ron Parks (South Euclid, Ohio), David Platt (Hibbing, Minn.), Gabriel Smith (Pullman, Wash.) and Jeroen Smith (Pullman, Wash).

Along with their new additions, the Huskies signed eight additional standouts for 2024-25 in the fall of this past year. Hudson Burnett (Pipestone, Minn.), Vance Barz (Sauk Rapids, Minn.), Mason Carpenter (Oshkosh, Wis.), Led Edblad Cambridge, Minn.), Austin Grzywinski (West St. Paul, Minn.), Brody Hart (Neenah, Wis.), Jayce Luna (Bettendorf, Iowa) and Hunter Robbins (Canton, Ill.).

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New elbow surgery technique developed at Mayo Clinic helps wrestler get back on the mat

Tommy John surgery is not just for baseball pitchers. Ask Kylie Donat of Bemidji, Minnesota.

Kylie is an 18-year-old high school swimmer, track and field athlete, and wrestler. She has been wrestling since 2021, the first year that girls’ wrestling was a sanctioned high school sport in Minnesota. By 2023, Kylie was favored to win her weight class at the state championship.

Then came the practice that changed everything.

In January 2023, her wrestling partner threw her down on the mat. Kylie tried to catch herself, but her left elbow bent awkwardly, and she heard popping sounds. A week later, she used the Heimlich technique on a teammate who was choking on her food. The maneuver worked, fortunately, but it made Kylie’s injury – to her medial ulnar collateral ligament – worse. Continue reading at →