Mavericks add 13 to Roster

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State wrestling coach Jim Makovsky has announced that 13 student-athletes have joined the Maverick wrestling team.

“Overall, it’s exciting to have such a large class of guys coming in together. We are confident that we’ve attracted the right type of student-athlete that will contribute to the overall mission of our program. Some of these wrestlers will be called on right away to contribute but they will all definitely make an impact on the culture of the program and raise the competitiveness within the wrestling room. We are hopeful we will wrestle this year, we’re looking forward to the season starting – whenever that is,” assistant coach Ty Eustice said.

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NSIC Cancels Fall Competition & Championships; Suspends All Sports Competition Through December 31

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – In light of the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to direct all institutions and conferences to meet specific requirements to conduct fall sports and the NCAA Division II Presidents Council’s announcement that all NCAA Division II fall championships are canceled, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Board of Directors has canceled NSIC fall competition & championships, and has suspended all athletic competition through December 31, 2020.

The NSIC recognizes the value an NCAA championship experience provides for student-athletes and that was a factor in the analysis. However, health and safety concerns prevailed in the league’s decision. Additionally, current recommendations for testing, exposure, and quarantine make it very difficult for a season to be successfully completed at an institution or across the conference without severe disruptions.

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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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