Nagel signs letter to wrestle for Gophers

With the current season on pause, Little Falls senior wrestler Gabe Nagel focused his eyes even further in the future.

Nagel signed his letter of intent to wrestle at Division I University of Minnesota, Nov. 17.

“Now signing and making it official, it is definitely starting to feel more real,” Nagel said. “I’ll be a Gopher in a year, and I’ll be down there wearing the maroon and gold. It is kind of a cool feeling.”

Nagel had verbally committed to the Gophers prior to last winter. It was following a Class 3A State Title as a sophomore in 2019. Nagel has been training with the Gophers for nearly a year now, and though practices have been different, due to COVID-19, Nagel said that the Gophers have been there for him. Continue reading at →

Vacura officially pins his spot to NDSU

In recent years, Gator Head Wrestling Coach Isaac Novacek just knew his team was in good shape to win a dual if it led going into the 220-pound weight class. Why?

He was sending out a now two-time state champion Dominik Vacura.

Unlike those Gator dual victory chances going into 220, it chances of wrestling this winter are not as certain. Regardless of what happens this winter, it is certain that Vacura, a senior, will be taking his wrestling talents to North Dakota State University in Fargo next year after signing his letter of intent to wrestle for the NSDU Bison, a Division I program, in the Greenbush-Middle River School gym on November 18. Continue reading at →

Augustana Signs Eight For 2021-22

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team had eight student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Augustana, head coach Jason Reitmeier announced Monday. The eight athletes will enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2021.

“I am excited to announce our early signees for the signing class of 2021,” Reitmeier said. “Everyone in this class comes in with many accolades, both athletically and academically. We are truly proud of their prior accomplishments and even more excited to see what they accomplish in the future at Augustana.

“After focusing last year on the upper weights we really tried to bring in the best student-athletes in the lower-to-middle weights that could complement, help and add to our current roster. I think we have done that with this group, adding in a lot of talent, energy, positivity, and exceptional work ethic in all areas of their lives.”

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