MARSHALL, Minn. – Southwest Minnesota State University third-year head wrestling coach Chayse Jackson announced on Thursday eight high school and two transfer standouts have recently signed letters of intent to continue their academic and wrestling careers at SMSU.
Joining the program for the 2023-24 season include high school seniors Carlo Arreola from Chula Vista, Calif., Chance Burns from Grafton, N.D., Mason Buss from Florence, Ore., Chase Hanson from Fort Pierre, S.D., Cade Lierman from Colon, Neb., Kody Marschner from Braidwood, Ill., AJ Polansky from Belleville, Kan., and Caden Young from Clintonville, Wis., along with transfers Lorenzo Paez from Racine, Wis., and Adam Sylvester from Minneapolis, Minn.
“We are bringing in a wealth of experience from across the country with talented freshmen and transfers rounding out the class,” Jackson said. “I am extremely excited about this year’s class. They have a lot of potential, with several of them expected to find their way into our lineup in their first year. Each of these athletes have the mindset to be successful on the mat and in the classroom. I can’t wait to get them on campus and see them progress over the next few years.”
Arreola is a 2023 graduate of Granite Hills High School and is expected to compete at 125 pounds for SMSU. He was a two-time state qualifier and finished his senior season with a record of 27-8. A CIF champion, Arreola was ranked No. 11 in state of California as a senior and was also a two-time Masters place winner and two-time Fargo qualifier.
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