USA Today 2016-17 ALL-USA Wrestler of the Year: Gable Steveson, Apple Valley

Cashman and Berge also named to USA Today First Team

Steveson wrestled 42 times as a heavyweight for Apple Valley this winter. All but one ended the same way: with Steveson’s opponent flat on his back. With 41 pins in his perfect 42-0 season, Steveson took dominance to a new level. And that kind of dominance earned him the title of American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wrestler of the Year.

Steveson saved his biggest dominance for last. In the state final, the junior needed all of 11 seconds to pin Brandon Frankfurth of Anoka High, a victory that wrapped up the Eagles’ 12th consecutive Minnesota state team title. Continue reading at usatodayhss.com

Dragons add Division I transfers Dobler, Walton to wrestling program

MOORHEAD — The Minnesota State Moorhead wrestling program added two Division I transfers, head coach Kris Nelson announced Wednesday, April 19.

Weston Dobler, a 2015 West Fargo High School graduate, transferred from Oregon State and Tommy Walton, a 2013 Fargo North High School graduate, transferred from North Dakota State. Continue reading at www.inforum.com

Augustana and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority selected to host the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship

INDIANAPOLIS – Augustana University and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority were selected to host the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center March 13-14, 2020, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

The NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship was held at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in 2016 and was hosted by the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority.

“This is an exciting announcement for Augustana wrestling and the city of Sioux Falls,” Augustana director of athletics Slade Larscheid said. “We are extremely excited to work with the Sioux Falls Sports Authority and the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center to create a first-class student-athlete experience.” Continue reading