Morton caps off career at Sibley East with 3 state titles

Plans to wrestle for Gophers next season

ARLINGTON — While he finished his senior year of high school wrestling a win shy of his fourth state championship, Drayden Morton still has gold in his sights when it comes to his wrestling future.

Morton fell to United North Central’s Ethan Hendrickson in the Class A 145-pound state championship match at Xcel Energy Center on March 5, but the Sibley East senior has a lot to look forward to as he plans to continue his wrestling career next season as a Golden Gopher at the University of Minnesota.

Morton was recruited by the Gophers after going on a recruiting trip last fall.

“I feel like it’s the right place,” Morton said. “I’ve been practicing up there with the [Gopher Wrestling Club] RTC over the past summer and I just feel like it’s the right place and the best place for me to become the best wrestler I can.” Continue reading at nujournal.com →

Brotherly Advice – Nathan Rose

By Brian Jerzak

As a young kid he didn’t even want to wrestle. Now he is preparing for his senior season and a run at a third straight state championship. Sibley East 195 pounder, Nathan Rose, went from nervous about even participating in the sport to one of the best high school wrestlers, not only in Minnesota, but in the nation.

“My brothers both wrestled, but I didn’t want to,” said Rose. “I thought I was going to hurt somebody. I thought it was like WWE, but they talked me into it one year.”

Rose, who started wrestling in kindergarten, had success right away. His first year he was second in the NYWA, then two years later he started a run of three straight titles.

“When I was young I only lost a handful of times.”

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The Guillotine – June 7, 2013

The June 7, 2013 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: All Inclusive – Sibley East | InterMat Division I Recruiting Class Rankings | Patience Pays – Chisago Lakes.

More content in this issue: MN/USA Wrestling Kids and Cadets State Action | Lace ‘Em Up | MWCA Report | MWCA Bartelma Hall of Fame | Ask The Doc | Officially Speaking | High School Career Records | MN/USA Wrestling Kids and Cadets State Championships | Camps, Clinics, and Training | Where are they going? MN HS Recruits | Chandler inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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