College Recruiting: Fuenffinger transferring from Rochester CTC to Minnesota State

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.

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Rathman Named All-American; Mavericks Announce Team Awards

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.

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NWCA Division II Coaches Group Announces 2020 All-America Teams

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.

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2019-20 NSIC Winter All-Academic Teams Announced

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.

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