Dylan Anderson of Apple Valley has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato in 2020-21.
Dylan Anderson started his season with a Daktronics Open championship last weekend in Brookings. Anderson went 4-0, including a 3-2 decision victory in the finals, to earn the season’s first Gopher Wrestling Match of the Week.
Dylan Anderson felt bad when his roommate and good friend, Owen Webster, went down with a knee injury in November. But he’s filled in admirably for Webster since as the 184-pound starter on the University of Minnesota wrestling team.
Anderson, the only three-time state place winner in Hudson High School history, currently leads the Gophers with 21 wins as a redshirt freshman. He stepped in for Webster at the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas in early December and beat Zen Ikihara of Air Force in his first match, 5-3. He went on to go 3-2 at the invite, including a close loss to No. 5 ranked Dom Abounader of Michigan.
“I got the opportunity to fill in for Owen at the Las Vegas Invite and had a pretty close match with Abounader and the coaches saw I have some skills that are valuable to the team,” he said. “I’m still not sure I’ll be starting when Owen comes back but I have to keep preparing as if I will.”
Anderson has been preparing for this opportunity all his life, beginning as a youth wrestler in Hudson with his good friend and future Raider teammate Sawyer Massie. He credits Massie and Raider head coach Chris Hansen for helping him become a better wrestler. Continue reading at www.hudsonstarobserver.com
Dylan Anderson earned Match of the Week after his last-second comeback victory in the Michigan State dual.