Two Jacks Bring Home Titles From UWW Meet

OMAHA, Neb. – South Dakota State University wrestlers Tanner Sloan and Spencer Trenary each won age-group titles during competition at the 2020 United World Wrestling Junior and U23 Nationals held over the weekend at the Convention Center at CHI Health Center.

With their victories, Sloan and Trenary, who were competing as members of the Jackrabbit Wrestling Club, earned bids to the 2021 Senior World Team Trials and 2021 Junior World Team Trials, respectively.

Sloan, a native of Alburnett, Iowa, posted a 3-0 record to win the 97-kilogram weight class in the U23 Freestyle division. He opened the tournament with a 9-6 victory over Jacob Boyd and advanced to the championship bout with a 15-4 win over Duncan Lee.

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NSIC Sets Viking Schedule with Six Competitions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Augustana University have announced a six-dual wrestling schedule for 2021.

The dual schedule has the Vikings competing three times at home inside the Elmen Center with three competitions on the road.

Augustana, entering its 18th season under the direction of former National Champion Jason Reitmeier, begins its season new NSIC associate member, Wisconsin-Parkside, on Jan. 7 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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‘This is what I dreamed about’: Byron’s Petersen commits to NDSU wrestling

Maxwell Petersen will reunite with his older brother, Mitchel, at North Dakota State University. The Byron junior didn’t love wrestling at first, but he grew to fall in love with the sport. Now, he’ll be a Division I wrestler.

North Dakota State University wrestling has a code of conduct.

If you walk into the wrestling room wearing a different team’s t-shirt, you’re good as gone. You’re kicked out of the room and you’re not allowed to wrestle that day.

The pride and toughness that North Dakota State really stood out to Maxwell Petersen. When he learned about that code, he knew then and there that NDSU was the place he wanted to be. The University of Minnesota came in and pushed for Petersen to be a Gopher, but no one wanted Petersen more than the Bison. Continue reading at →

SCSU inks four student-athletes

St. Cloud, Minn. – St. Cloud State University head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo has announced the Huskies wrestling team’s 2021 recruiting class Wednesday with the addition of three high school standouts and one junior college standout.

The signees, who plan to enroll at SCSU next fall include Augustus Donovan, Anthony Herrera, Tyson Meyer, Nicholas Novak. “We look forward to bringing in these fine student-athletes to the Huskies wrestling program,” Costanzo said. “These young men are all outstanding students in the classroom and have displayed a lot of potential on the mat. We look forward to helping these individuals reach their full potential.”

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MSHSL Releases Wrestling Guidance and Information

The Minnesota State High School League released guidance and information for the 2020-2021 wrestling season. Information covered in the released document includes practice protocols, equipment usage (mats, water bottles, workout clothing), locker room use, masks/face coverings, official’s uniform and equipment, site set-up, pre-competition protocols, competition protocols, and post-match protocols.

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Gophers to Compete at U23 and UWW Junior Nationals

Six University of Minnesota wrestlers will compete at the 2020 U23 & UWW Junior Nationals at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb., this Saturday and Sunday. Junior Jake Allar, sophomores Patrick McKee, Baylor Fernandes, Kasper McIntosh and Matt Ramos and alum Mitch McKee will compete for spots in the 2021 U23 and Junior freestyle team trials.

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NSIC Announces 2020-21 Wrestling Schedules

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The NSIC has announced its wrestling (and basketball) schedules for the 2020-21 academic year. The schedules were approved by the NSIC Board of Directors with the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches, and staff as the top priority. Wrestling schedules will begin in January and schools will follow NCAA Sports Science Institute (SSI) guidelines for competition.

To mitigate COVID-19 exposure, schools will only compete against one opponent each week of the season.

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