MINNEAPOLIS — A trio of Minnesota redshirt freshmen have been named to Amateur Wrestling News’ All-Rookie Team including All-Americans Tony Nelson and Kevin Steinhaus, who were named to AWN’s All-Rookie First Team. David Thorn rounded out the Gophers’ honorees, earning a position on the All-Rookie Fifth Team.
Where are they going in 2011-12? – MN High School Recruits:
Three-time state champion Brandon Kingsley of Apple Valley has given a verbal commitment to attend the University of Minnesota and wrestle for the Gophers following his upcoming senior season.
Kingsley is a three-time state champion. He won the 140-pound Class AAA state championship this season as a junior. He won the 135-pound title as a sophomore and the 125 pound title as a freshman. He helped Apple Valley win state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Kingsley currently has a 170-6 record with 127 pins. He is ranked as the 11th overall junior recruit in the nation by InterMat.
Brandon’s brother Jordan is a recruit for the Gophers as well. He will be a freshman next season.
Kingsley’s parents are Sheila and Roger and his coach is Jim Jackson.
Brandon Kingsley Verbally Commits to the University of Minnesota – theguillotineflo.com
Where are they going in 2012-13? – MN High School Recruits:
March 17-19, 2011 at Philadelphia, PA