SMSU Announces Early Signing

MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University head wrestling coach Jesse Nelson announced on Monday that Jace Paplow from Dundee, Minn., has signed a letter of intent to continue his academic and wrestling career at SMSU.

Paplow, a senior 174-pounder at Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School, has acquired many accolades in his high school career. As a junior in 2018-19, he was the Section 3A champion, placed third at the state tournament and was named to the 2019 Minnesota State Academic All-State Wrestling third team.

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Minnesota West signs three

Head Coach Randy Baker at Minnesota West CTC in Worthington has announced the signing of three area wrestlers to a Letter of intent for 2020-2021.

Standout heavyweight Scot Edwards from nearby Adrian Area HS was the first to sign. A two-time state entrant and the Class A heavyweight state runner-up last year for Adrian, Edwards finished 28-2 after a 25-7 sophomore campaign. Edwards enters the 2019-20 season ranked #2 behind last year’s champ. He looks to get an Associate of Arts degree at Minnesota West CTC.

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Kerkvliet announces intention to wrestle at Penn State

What many assumed would happen since the day he left Ohio State’s wrestling program has finally happened: former cadet world freestyle champion Daniel Kerkvliet announced Thursday that he intends to wrestle at Penn State.

Kerkvliet announced his plans to transfer away from Ohio State just days before the start of the season, fresh after spending a week in Budapest at the U23 World Freestyle Championships with Penn State wrestlers Bo Nickal and Brady Berge, along with members of the Penn State coaching staff traveling to support their athletes on the U23 team.

It was apparently a fruitful recruiting trip for the Nittany Lions, as the trip appeared to precipitate the former No. 1 overall recruit’s decision to leave Ohio State and ultimately wrestle for Cael Sanderson. Ohio State alumnus Kyle Snyder is currently training at the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club in search of another Olympic title, and will be one of several world-class heavyweight training partners in the room with Kerkvliet. Continue reading at www.elevenwarriors.com