Blooming Prairie’s Krell to wrestle at NDSU

BLOOMING PRAIRIE – Blooming Prairie senior Colton Krell thought he was having the best senior year he could imagine, but it got even better when he recently made his commitment to wrestle at Division I North Dakota State University next season.

Krell was pondering between wrestling at Rochester Community and Technical College or the University of Wisconsin when the Bison jumped in and captured his attention. Now he’ll be attending NDSU as a walk-on, with a chance to earn a scholarship in the future.

Krell is very familiar with NDSU’s roster and he used to wrestle with red-shirt freshman 174-pounder Michael Nelson, who is from Dover-Eyota.

“When NDSU called, I was instantly hooked,” Krell said. “I know who like half of the guys on the roster are and that’s a big pull for me. The North Dakota culture fits me better than any other school.” Continue reading at www.austindailyherald.com

NDSU 10th in NWCA Top 30 All-Academic Team Standings, Four Wrestlers Scholar All-Americans

MANHEIM, Pa. — North Dakota State University was ranked No. 10 in the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division I Top 30 All-Academic team standings announced Thursday, April 30, while NDSU 197-pound senior Cordell Eaton headlined a group of four Bison named to the NWCA Scholar All-American individual list.

Eaton, a redshirt senior Long Grove, Iowa, would have made his first NCAA appearance. He won the 197-pound true sixth place match to earn the AQ at the Big 12 championship. Eaton went 4-2 at the Big 12 tournament and stands at 15-12 overall. He is a two-time NWCA Scholar All-American and was named the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Dylan Droegemueller, a redshirt freshman from Champlin, Minn., would have made his first trip to the NCAA tournament. He had a 3-2 record and battled through the 141 loser’s bracket to place fourth at the Big 12 championship. Droegemueller has a 15-10 record with five major decisions, three pins, and a tech fall.

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Cordell Eaton Named Big 12 Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year

IRVING, Texas – North Dakota State 197-pounder Cordell Eaton was named the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the conference announced its 2020 Winter Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

Eaton, a redshirt senior from Long Grove, Iowa, his the second NDSU wrestler to receive the award, joining former teammate and two-time recipient Clay Ream (2017, 2018).

Eaton qualified for his first NCAA tournament this season. He won the 197-pound true sixth place match to earn the AQ at the 2020 Big 12 Championship. Eaton went 4-2 at the Big 12 tournament and finished 15-12 overall.

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Sykora, Franek, and Fogarty Honored as NWCA announces 2020 Division I All-America Teams

MANHEIM, Pa. – North Dakota State 133 Cam Sykora earned second-team All-American honors, and 157 Jared Franek and 165 Andrew Fogarty were honorable mention as the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2020 Division I All-American teams.

Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI 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 conference tournaments and up to the national championships.

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NWCA Division I Coaches Group Announces 2020 All-America Teams

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association has announced the 2020 Division I All-American teams. Each year the NWCA recognizes the outstanding work of the DI 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 conference tournaments and up to the national championships.

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