Willie Bastyr of Lakeville South has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season.
Grant Peirce of BLHS/Hutchinson has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season.
Roman Gilbert of Eastview (Apple Valley, Minn.) has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season.
Francis Fuenffinger is transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College to Minnesota State University Mankato next season. He was a three-time state qualifier for Hibbing, graduating in 2019.
Josh Piechowski of Stillwater Area has committed to wrestling for Minnesota State University Mankato next season.
Mankato, Minn. — Minnesota State junior Kyle Rathman has been named All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Rathman, who posted a 16-4 record and was 6-2 vs. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference competition on the season, earned a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II national championship tournament after finishing second at this year’s NCAA Division II Super Region 5 tournament. The Apple Valley, Minn., native who sports a career record of 57-19, is now a two-time All-American after posting a seventh-place finish at the national tournament as a sophomore in 2018-19.
Minnesota State, which went 10-3 in dual action in 2019-20, finished second in the NSIC this year and was fourth at the NCAA Division II Super Region 5 tournament.
The Mavericks also announced their individual award recipients for the year.
Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division II All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DII Student-athletes by naming the All-Americans based on their achievements in the national championship, however, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic the championships were canceled.
All-American honors were based on each wrestler’s overall body of work through the super-regional tournaments and up to the national championships.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced that 50 wrestlers have earned NSIC All-Academic honors for the 2019-20 winter athletic season; 22 wrestlers were named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, while 28 earned NSIC All-Academic Team honors.