Berge rallies from five-point deficit to earn spot in U20 World Finals

SOFIA, Bulgaria – Bennett Berge put together a big comeback win in the semifinals of the 2022 U20 World Championships and will wrestle for gold on Wednesday in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tomorrow’s medal matches begin at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. U.S. ET) live on FloWrestling. Continue reading at teamusa.org →

Berge heads off to U20 World Championships

Incoming South Dakota State wrestler Bennett Berge will compete next week in the 2022 U20 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A native of Mantorville, Minnesota, Berge is entered in the 86-kilogram weight class of the men’s freestyle division. The competition gets underway Tuesday morning (Aug. 16) with qualification rounds, followed by semifinal matches later that afternoon. The championship bout is set for the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 17.

Video coverage of the U20 World Championships is available through FloWrestling.org (subscription required).

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Bennett Berge Set to Compete at U20 World Championships

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Bennett Berge doesn’t spend much time away from the mat.

“Right when schools over I got out here and started training. Right after world team titles it was another two weeks off the mat,” Bennett Berge said.

That two weeks enough time for him to refocus.

“Reset then got focused again to go get ready and win a world title,” Berge said. View/continue reading at kttc.com →

Kasson-Mantorville’s Bennett Berge Named 2022 Mr. MN Wrestler

The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association annually presents the Mr. Minnesota High School Wrestler award to the senior that best exemplifies the highest ideals of high school wrestling in Minnesota. Judging is based on past performances, citizenship, academics, leadership, and adherence to MSHSL rules. This year the committee is proud to recognize Kasson-Mantorville’s five-time state champion, Bennett Berge.

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History made! Kasson-Mantorville’s Bennett Berge wins fifth state title

The senior is one of just seven wrestlers in the state of Minnesota to capture five individual state titles.

ST. PAUL — Bennett Berge etched his name into the record books on Saturday.

With another dominating performance, the Kasson-Mantorville High School senior became just the seventh wrestler in the state of Minnesota to capture five individual state titles, winning by technical fall in the Class AA 195-pound championship against Simley’s Soren Herzog on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.

For Berge, it’s hard for him to fathom.

“As an eighth-grader, I just wanted one,” Berge said. “Five years later, I have five.” Continue reading at postbulletin.com →

‘I’m small-town, not a city kid:’ K-M’s Bennett Berge goes with family ties, commits to South Dakota State

Bennett Berge, the youngest of three brothers who have had standout careers at Kasson-Mantorville, has made a verbal commitment to wrestle at South Dakota State University. He’ll join older brother Brady, an assistant coach for the Jackrabbits, there in the fall of 2022.

The youngest brother from a family synonymous with Kasson-Mantorville wrestling has made his decision.

It was, at least in part, made with family in mind.

KoMets senior Bennett Berge announced today that he will do his college wrestling at Division I South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. Continue reading at postbulletin.com →

The Guillotine – January 14, 2021

The January 14, 2021 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Mind Over Matter – Reid Ballantyne | The Benefits of Change – Garrison Solliday | Family Ties – Bennett Berge | Lace ‘Em Up – Watching Wrestling | Camps-Clinics-Training | MWCA Report – Positively Impacting Young People | High School Rankings | Officially Speaking – MSHSL Covid Rules | Too Good To Be True? – SAO | Performance Nutrition – Staying Focused Amidst Challenges | Mini-Wins Lead To Major Growth – Matt Everson and Saint Thomas Academy | Ask The Doc – Control The Risk | Where Have They Gone? – Tyler Tubbs.

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