Minnesota Wrestling Round Table

Listen to the latest episode of the Minnesota Wrestling Round Table Podcast brought to you by KNUJ Radio out of New Ulm, Minn. The Round Table includes Larry Baumgardt, Chuck Albrecht, and Host Jim Bartels.

Check out interviews with Minnesota State Coach Jim Makovsky and NYWA’s Curt Olson.

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Trio of Mavericks Lock Up All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestling Honors

Mankato, Minn. — A trio of Minnesota State wrestlers have been named Northern Sun Intercollegiate All-Conference for their performances over the course of the 2020-21 season.

Kyle Rathman, a senior who stands 6-0 on the season and is currently rated #2 in the country at 149, was named All-NSIC First Team. Rathman, a native of Apple Valley, Minn., was a second team selection last year.

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2020-21 NSIC All-Conference Teams Announced

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The 2020-21 NSIC Wrestling All-Conference teams were announced as the regular season concluded last week. The all-conference teams were selected by the league coaches with the top point receivers at each weight class being named first team and the second being named to the second team. The NSIC Wrestler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year will be selected by the league coaches and announced following the NCAA Championships.

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Minnesota State Rated 11th in NWCA Poll

Mavericks Post 5-1 Regular-Season Mark for 2020-21

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State enters the 2020-21 postseason rated 11th in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Poll announced Friday, Feb. 19.

The Mavericks, who finished the regular season with a 5-1 mark in dual action, were tied for 10th in the last NWCA poll.

Minnesota State has three individuals who are rated in the top ten individual rankings.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 19, 2021

Manheim, PA – There is a new #1 in the NCAA Division II wrestling world heading into Super Regionals, with Nebraska-Kearney jumping from #3 to the #1 spot in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Rankings, released Friday morning by the Association.

The Lopers moved to the top spot with 92 total points behind nine ranked wrestlers, with the only weight class not featuring a Nebraska-Kearney wrestler being heavyweight. Matt Malcom leads the ranked Lopers, sitting atop the 165 weight class. The nine ranked UNK wrestlers are also most by any team in the poll, with #4 Gannon also putting nine wrestlers in the individual rankings.

Lindenwood moved into the #2 spot with 78 total points, with previous top-ranked St. Cloud State in the three-spot with 73 points. Gannon (65 points) and McKendree (64 points) held their rankings at #4 and #5, respectively, while Central Oklahoma, Ashland, West Liberty, Adams State and Mercyhurst round out the top 10.

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Minnesota State 20 Wisconsin Parkside 15

Mankato, Minn. — 10th-rated Minnesota State got bonus points in three of its matches in claiming a 20-15 win over #22 Wisconsin-Parkside in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling action in Mankato Thursday night.

The Mavericks won five individual matches in the dual victory in the last action of the regular season and will enter the postseason having constructed a 5-1 overall record and a 5-1 mark in NSIC action.

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Minnesota State Moves into a Tie for Tenth in NWCA Poll

Mavericks Stand 4-1 for 2020-21

Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State is tied for tenth in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Poll announced Friday, Feb. 5.

The Mavericks, who stand 4-1 on the year after Thursday night’s 26-10 win over the University of Mary, were rated 13th in the last NWCA poll.

Minnesota State has three individuals who are rated in the top ten individual rankings.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – February 5, 2021

Manheim, PA – St. Cloud State remains atop the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II Coaches Rankings, in the newest edition of the poll released Friday by the Association.

The Huskies tallied 100 total points behind seven wrestlers ranked in the #12 in their respective weight classes, with three of those student-athletes sitting at #1 individually. Nebraska-Kearney retained the #2 spot with a poll-high nine ranked individuals.

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