South Dakota State University Is Striving For Maximum Effort
By Matt Krumrie
South Dakota State University wrestling fans will see a lot of familiar faces in the 2021-2022 lineup. Several returning regulars from last year's team that tied for 26th at the NCAA Division I championships are switching weights.
Leading the way is one wrestler who has been a stalwart at 141 and is staying at 141 - Clay Carlson. A Minnesota state champion from Willmar, Carlson earned All-American honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA DI championships last year. Carlson won 20 matches last season and now has 41 wins in his two years as a starter. Combined with the 29 matches he won in his redshirt freshman season, Carlson has amassed an impressive 70 wins as a Jackrabbits wrestler in three seasons.