NDSU Welcomes 11 New Additions

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling head coach Obenson Blanc announced the addition of 11 student-athletes to the roster for the upcoming 2023-24 season on Friday, Sept. 1. The class includes ten freshmen and one junior college All-American.

“I am very excited and honored to have this group of young men join our Bison Wrestling family,” said Blanc. “This is my first recruiting class as a head coach and my staff and I are eager to help mold these young men into future leaders within their communities. This is a very talented and hard-working group from eight different states and I am proud to say that their character, values, and mentality align well with our team culture and expectations on and off the mat.”

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SMSU Announces 2023 Signing Class

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University third-year head wrestling coach Chayse Jackson announced on Thursday eight high school and two transfer standouts have recently signed letters of intent to continue their academic and wrestling careers at SMSU.

Joining the program for the 2023-24 season include high school seniors Carlo Arreola from Chula Vista, Calif., Chance Burns from Grafton, N.D., Mason Buss from Florence, Ore., Chase Hanson from Fort Pierre, S.D., Cade Lierman from Colon, Neb., Kody Marschner from Braidwood, Ill., AJ Polansky from Belleville, Kan., and Caden Young from Clintonville, Wis., along with transfers Lorenzo Paez from Racine, Wis., and Adam Sylvester from Minneapolis, Minn.

“We are bringing in a wealth of experience from across the country with talented freshmen and transfers rounding out the class,” Jackson said. “I am extremely excited about this year’s class. They have a lot of potential, with several of them expected to find their way into our lineup in their first year. Each of these athletes have the mindset to be successful on the mat and in the classroom. I can’t wait to get them on campus and see them progress over the next few years.”

Arreola is a 2023 graduate of Granite Hills High School and is expected to compete at 125 pounds for SMSU. He was a two-time state qualifier and finished his senior season with a record of 27-8. A CIF champion, Arreola was ranked No. 11 in state of California as a senior and was also a two-time Masters place winner and two-time Fargo qualifier.

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USF Men’s Wrestling Adds 24 to Inaugural DII Program Roster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The University of Sioux Falls head men’s wrestling coach Matt Meuleners has announced the addition of 24 student-athletes that will join the Cougar Wrestling program this upcoming fall.

This year’s recruiting class will feature 24 student-athletes from nine states including Arizona (1), California (1), Iowa (3), Idaho (1), Minnesota (6), Nebraska (6), Oregon (1), South Dakota (4) and Wyoming (1).

Recruits from Minnesota include Lane Fink, Lincoln Fink, Ashtin Johnson, Mitch Koss, Timothy Lacina, and Jroc Solheim.

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St. Cloud State Wrestling adds seven to 2023 signing class

Huskies’ 2023 recruiting class increases to 11 standout wrestlers

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling head coach Steve Costanzo has announced the addition of seven student-athletes to the Huskies’ strong 2023 recruiting class. Dylan Bravo-Packer (Fort Lupton, Colo.), James Burks (Omaha, Neb.), Nathan Fury (Wichita, Kan.) Ethan Hendrickson (Menahga, Minn.), Conor Knopick (Omaha, Neb.), Brendan Lockart (Great Falls, Mont.) and Vittorio Massa (River Falls, Wis.) have all signed with the Huskies wrestling program ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.

Along with their new additions, the Huskies signed four additional standouts for 2023-24 in the fall of this past year. Colton Bornholdt (New Prague, Minn.), Dominic Ducato (Carpentersville, Ill.), Cole Glazier (Kasson, Minn.) and Derek Johnson (Hoxie, Kan.) help round out an impressive 2023 signing class.

“Our recruiting goal as a staff is to always add depth, competition and character to an already talented roster,” said Coach Costanzo, “I applaud the efforts of coach Brady Wilson and coach Jake Barzowski for their many hours of work on trying to bring in the best student-athletes to St. Cloud State University. We are very excited to get started with this team in 2023-24!”

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