Blooming Prairie’s Krell to wrestle at NDSU

BLOOMING PRAIRIE – Blooming Prairie senior Colton Krell thought he was having the best senior year he could imagine, but it got even better when he recently made his commitment to wrestle at Division I North Dakota State University next season.

Krell was pondering between wrestling at Rochester Community and Technical College or the University of Wisconsin when the Bison jumped in and captured his attention. Now he’ll be attending NDSU as a walk-on, with a chance to earn a scholarship in the future.

Krell is very familiar with NDSU’s roster and he used to wrestle with red-shirt freshman 174-pounder Michael Nelson, who is from Dover-Eyota.

“When NDSU called, I was instantly hooked,” Krell said. “I know who like half of the guys on the roster are and that’s a big pull for me. The North Dakota culture fits me better than any other school.” Continue reading at

Krell eats, sleeps, drinks his favorite sport

Colton Krell doesn’t ponder a thing when asked to name his No. 1 sports activity. It’s wrestling, by a bunch. Krell’s friends don’t hesitate in assessing his tastes, either.

Take the example of fellow Westfield (Blooming Prairie and Hayfield wrestling conglomerate) junior and best friend Dylan Nirk.

Nirk — a wrestler and football player like Krell — was asked how Krell likes to spend his time.

‘Wrestling,” Nirk said. Continue reading at