College Recruiting: Fuenffinger transferring from Rochester CTC to Minnesota State

Francis Fuenffinger is transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College to Minnesota State University Mankato next season. He was a three-time state qualifier for Hibbing, graduating in 2019.

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RCTC Yellowjackets Earn NWCA Scholar All-American Status

This past season the Rochester Community and Technical College Yellowjackets had a banner year on the mat winning their 8th straight MCAC Title and 3rd Non-Scholarship NJCAA National Championship. Not only did the Jackets get it done on the mat, but equally impressive is their aptitude for success in the classroom.

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Grappling With A Heavyweight Decision: Once considered his third sport, VonRuden surprises many by committing to wrestle in college

From the moment he could slide his tiny hand into a glove, baseball had always been Willie VonRuden’s primary sport. His innate love for the game was nurtured at a young age and eventually met by a set of physical tools that allowed him to shine in the center of the diamond.

Immediately taking the mantle as Medford’s ace pitcher during his freshman season in the spring of 2017, the lefty progressively developed the arm-strength that saw his velocity touch 85 miles-per-hour to go with a nasty set of off-speed pitches. He often buzzed through his level of competition without so much as breaking a sweat, once ringing up all 15 outs of a 5-inning game via strikeout.

Baseball was VonRuden’s athletic path, his ticket to the next level and his best chance at playing sports beyond high school.

His eventual college decision, though, would prove to be his ultimate curveball.

“It’s hard to say, but once I finished this past football season, I didn’t want anything to do with baseball,” VonRuden said. “It had been such a huge part of my life for so long and I just didn’t have that passion for it anymore. I threw my arm out last summer and it feels fine now, but that was really scary and I didn’t know how long I would last in college.” Continue reading at southernminn.com

College Recruiting: state placewinner Nirk and state entrant Denstad to Rochester Community and Technical College

Dylan Nirk of Westfield and Isaac Denstad of Caledonia/Houston have committed to wrestling for Rochester Community and Technical College next season.

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