Petersen Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

IRVING, Texas – North Dakota State wrestler Max Petersen has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon.

Petersen claimed an individual title at the Bison Open after three wins in the 149-pound bracket. After defeating Minnesota’s Theo Cha in his opener, Petersen then gained control of his match with No. 11 Kellyn March before winning by injury late in the first period.

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Minnesota standouts help win NHCSA National Duals

Four Minnesota wrestlers helped Team Kong United win the National High School Coaches Association (NHCSA) National Duals held on May 29-31 in Virginia Beach, VA.

The three day event featured over 160 teams from around the country and included over 80 nationally ranked wrestlers.

Minnesota state champions Blake West of Shakopee, Max Petersen of Byron, Quayin Short of Simley, and Gavin Layton of Coon Rapids wrestled for Team Kong United, which had 15 wrestlers from nine different states competing on their championship team.

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