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Wild acquire defenseman Brad Hunt from the Golden Knights

Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the NHL club has acquired defenseman Brad Hunt and a sixth-round selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Minnesota's 2019 conditional fifth-round pick. In addition, the Wild reassigned defenseman Louie Belpedio to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

 

Hunt, 30 (8/24/88), has recorded seven points (2-5=7) in 13 games with Las Vegas this season. The 5-foot-9, 187-pound native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, set a career-high with 18 points (3-15=18) in 45 games with the Golden Knights last season. He owns 34 points (7-27=34) in 91 career NHL contests over six seasons with Edmonton, St. Louis, Nashville and Vegas. The left-shot defenseman collected 209 points (57-152=209) in 287 career AHL games (2011-2017). He also skated in four seasons with Bemidji State University, totaling 112 points (24-88=112) in 150 games (2008-2012). The blueliner originally signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton in 2013 and made his NHL debut Jan. 3, 2014 at Anaheim.

 

Belpedio, 22 (5/4/96), skated in two games with Minnesota after being recalled from Iowa on Jan. 18. He has tallied 10 points (3-7=10) in 40 games with the Wild this season. He ranks first amongst team defensemen in shots (80) and T-2nd in goals and penalty minutes (PIM). The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Skokie, Ill., also ranks second amongst AHL rookie defensemen in PIM (42), fourth in shots and is one of 11 League rookie defensemen with at least one game-winning goal.

The Minnesota Wild visits the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 8:30 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.


SD media prep basketball poll week of Jan. 21st

Boys
Class AA
1. Lincoln (22) 9-0 110 1
2. O’Gorman 8-4 74 5
3. Yankton 9-2 66 2
4. Brandon Valley 6-2 58 4
5. Stevens 8-5 10 3
Receiving votes: Huron 8, Roosevelt 4.
Class A
1. Tea Area (21) 11-1 109 1
2. SF Christian (1) 10-0 89 2
3. St. Thomas More 9-1 61 3
4. Red Cloud 9-2 36 4
5. Pine Ridge 8-2 20 5
Receiving votes: Tiospa Zina 10, Dakota Valley 5.
Class B
1. White River (12) 12-0 99 3
2. Clark/Willow Lake (10) 8-0 94 2
3. Bridgewater-Emery 9-2 71 1
4. Sully Buttes 8-1 36 RV
5. Aberdeen Christian 11-1 17 5
Receiving votes: Viborg-Hurley 8, Timber Lake 4, Hanson 1.

Girls 
Class AA
1. O’Gorman (22) 10-1 110 1
2. Brandon Valley 8-2 77 3
3. Harrisburg 9-1 67 2
4. Stevens 9-3 30 4
5. Brookings 7-2 25 RV
Receiving votes: Lincoln 21.
Class A
1. Lennox (20) 11-1 108 1
2. Winner (2) 10-0 85 2
3. Vermillion 9-1 50 3
4. McCook Central/Montrose 10-0 25 RV
T-5. West Central 10-0 23 RV
T-5. Belle Fourche 12-1 23 4
Receiving votes: St. Thomas More 14, Miller 1, Hamlin 1.
Class B
1. Ethan (22) 9-0 110 1
2. Warner 9-2 69 3
3. De Smet 10-1 62 4
4. Corsica-Stickney 10-1 51 2
5. Faith 11-0 34 5
Receiving votes: Irene-Wakonda 2, Avon 1, Bridgewater-Emery 1.


Northern Swim team will not travel to Moorhead due to weather

The Northern State University swim team will not travel to the MSU Moorhead Dragon Invite schedules for today and tomorrow. Due to poor weather conditions, Northern will forego traveling to the event.

 

Next up for the Wolves is the UMary Sprint Pentathlon next Saturday, January 26.


Games postponed tonight 1/18/19

Aberdeen Central boys @ huron
Aberdeen Girls vs. Huron
Northwestern @ Leola/Frederick DH 
Redfield/Doland @ Sisseton DH
 


Vikings hire Stefanski as next offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings have named Kevin Stefanski offensive coordinator.

 

“Kevin is a smart young coach with a bright future,” said Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer. “I’m happy to have him take over the offensive coordinator job. His work ethic and teaching ability have been obvious to me behind the scenes since I came here five years ago. He’s well respected by coaches and players both and I know he’s up to the task.”

 

Stefanski, the longest-tenured coach on the Vikings staff, completed his 13th season with the club in 2018 and has coached quarterbacks, tight ends and running backs in his dozen-plus seasons with the team. Stefanski served as the quarterbacks coach in 2017 and 2018 before being elevated to interim offensive coordinator for the final three games of the 2018 season.

 

In Stefanski’s first season working with quarterback Kirk Cousins, the veteran had a career year setting season bests in completion percentage (70.1 percent) and passing touchdowns (30) and threw the fewest interceptions (10) since becoming a full-time starter in 2015. Cousins reached benchmarks under the tutelage of Stefanski that no other quarterback in NFL history had, becoming the first ever to throw for at least 4,000 yards, at least 30 passing touchdowns, 10 or fewer interceptions and complete at least 70.0 percent of his passes in a season.

 

In Week 15 vs. the Dolphins, Stefanski’s first game as interim offensive coordinator, he guided the Vikings offense to a season-high 41 points and 418 yards of offense in a win over Miami. In his second game calling plays, a 27-9 road win at Detroit, Stefanski led the offense to 340 yards of offense and 27 points, giving the Vikings consecutive games of at least 27 points and at least 100 rushing yards for only the second time in a single season since Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach in 2014.

 

From 2009-13, Stefanski served as the Vikings assistant quarterbacks coach prior to coaching tight ends (2014-15) and running backs (2016) in Minnesota.

 

Stefanski started his Vikings career working directly with then-Head Coach Brad Childress on administrative duties and special projects from 2006-08. Stefanski became acquainted with Childress during Philadelphia Eagles training camp in 2005 while working with the team’s operations department.

 

Stefanski spent the 2005 season at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, as assistant director of football operations. He coordinated all aspects of the Quaker football team’s day-to-day operations of the football team.

 

A team captain as a senior in 2004, Stefanski was part of one of the most successful stretches in the history of the Quakers football program. The team won Ivy League titles in 2000, 2002 and 2003, and the squad went undefeated in league play during 2002 and 2003.

 

Twice honored as an Honorable Mention All-Ivy choice in 2002 and 2004, he was named Penn’s Defensive Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2000. During Stefanski’s tenure, the squad posted a 42-7 overall record and a 32-3 mark in Ivy League play. When Stefanski was a senior, the Quakers went 10-0 to become the 1st undefeated Penn team in a decade.

 

Stefanski holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Pennsylvania and attended St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia. The Stefanski family has made a name in athletics as Kevin’s father, Ed, was a standout in basketball at Penn and works in the Detroit Pistons front office. He has previously held executive positions with the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.

 

Stefanski and wife, Michelle, reside in Edina with their children, Will, Gabe and Juliet.

 

 

Stefanski’s Background

Player

2000-04.................... Pennsylvania // DB

Coaching/Administration

2005.......................... Pennsylvania // Football Operations

2006-08.................... Minnesota Vikings // Assistant to the Head Coach

2009-13.................... Minnesota Vikings // Assistant Quarterbacks

2014-15.................... Minnesota Vikings // Tight Ends

2016.......................... Minnesota Vikings // Running Backs

2017-18.................... Minnesota Vikings // Quarterbacks (Interim Offensive Coordinator for the final three games of 2018)

2019.......................... Minnesota Vikings // Offensive Coordinator


Executive staff recommends delaying start of 6-man football in SD

The Executive Staff of the SDHSAA will recommend postponing the addition of Six-Man Football
for the 2019 & 2020 seasons at next week’s regularly-scheduled Board of Directors Meeting in Pierre.
“When surveyed in 2017, over 40 schools from our membership indicated an interest in the addition of six-man football beginning with the 2019 season,” noted John Krogstrand, Assistant Executive Director for the SDHSAA.

 

“Over twenty school districts had serious conversations about going the six-man route for this
coming fall. Despite that, only a handful have indicated a serious commitment to participating in six man for the upcoming two seasons. We feel it is best to suspend the addition of a six-man football class for the time being, and continue with our current classification structure and regulations.”

 

The SDHSAA Board of Directors voted in June of 2018 to begin offering six-man football as a sanctioned offering this coming fall.

A full agenda for the upcoming January meeting of the SDHSAA Board of Directors will be available later this week at SDHSAA.com.


South Dakota media prep basketball poll week of Jan. 7th

Boys
Class AA
1. Lincoln (23) 7-0 115 2
2. Yankton 7-1 91 1
3. Huron 6-1 63 3
4. Stevens 6-2 46 4
5. Brandon Valley 4-2 13 RV
Receiving votes: Sturgis 8, O’Gorman 6, Washington 3


Class A
1. Tea Area (19) 7-1 109 1
2. SF Christian (4) 6-0 96 2
3. St. Thomas More 6-0 69 3
4. Red Cloud 8-1 43 5
5. Pine Ridge 6-2 19 4
Receiving votes: Parker 4, Tiospa Zina 2, Aberdeen Roncalli 2, Dakota Valley 1


Class B
1. Bridgewater-Emery (17) 7-1 104 1
2. Clark/Willow Lake (6) 6-0 94 2
3. White River 7-0 76 3
4. Timber Lake 6-0 44 4
5. Aberdeen Christian 8-0 23 5
Receiving votes: Sully Buttes 4


Girls 
Class AA
1. O’Gorman (12) 5-1 99 2
2. Harrisburg (9) 6-0 92 3
3. Brandon Valley (2) 5-1 73 1
4. Stevens 7-1 38 4
5. Washington 6-1 22 5
Receiving votes: Brookings 19, Lincoln 2


Class A
1. Lennox (17) 7-1 107 2
2. Winner (3) 7-0 84 3
3. St. Thomas More (3) 6-1 76 1
4. Vermillion 6-0 37 5
5. Hamlin 6-0 21 RV
Receiving votes: Belle Fourche 8, Vermillion 8, Miller 2, Aberdeen Roncalli 2


Class B
1. Ethan (21) 5-0 113 1
2. Warner (2) 6-1 82 2
3. De Smet 7-0 68 3
4. Corsica-Stickney 6-0 55 4
5. Faith 6-0 24 5
Receiving votes: Tripp-Delmont/Armour 2, White River 1.


Timberwolves fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

 The Minnesota Timberwolves announced this afternoon that they have relieved Tom Thibodeau of his duties as President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach, effective immediately. Additionally, Andy Greer has been released of his duties as Assistant Coach.

 

“We would like to thank Tom for his efforts and wish him all the best,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt them necessary to move our organization forward.”

 

Scott Layden will remain in his role as General Manager and will run the day-to-day operations of the basketball department and Assistant Coach Ryan Saunders will assume the role of interim head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.


Vikings owner Zygi Wilf confirms Zimmer and Spielman returning despite disappointing season

Following the Minnesota Vikings season, several questions have already been answered about the future of administrative staff.  Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has already dispelled any notion that General Manager Rick Spielman or head coach Mike Zimmer would be let go, giving both men a vote of confidence in a public statement.  Zimmer himself also addressed rumors he had considered retiring following the 2018 season.  Zimmer responded “absolutely not” in a text message to members of the media. 


Wild defenseman Matt Dumba to miss three months after undergoing surgery

Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton on Wednesday announced defenseman Matt Dumba underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured right pectoralis muscle by Dr. Brad Nelson at TRIA Orthopaedic Center. Dumba is expected to miss a minimum of three months.

Minnesota begins a two-game road trip Thursday at the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.


Twins to retire Joe Mauer's #7

The Minnesota Twins have also announced with the retirement of longtime Twins great Joe Mauer, his number will go with him.  The Twins will retire Mauer’s #7 next summer in a ceremony at Target Field.  Mauer’s #7 will be the 8th number retired by the organization.  He will be enshrined next to Twins legends including Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hirbek, Kirby Puckett and more. 


Former state high school star Slaughter transferring to USD

A former South Dakota prep volleyball star is returning to South Dakota to continue her collegiate volleyball career.  Former Harrisburg standout Sami Slaughter will transfer to the University of South Dakota, according to Coyotes head coach Leanne Williamson.  Slaughter has two years of eligibility remaining and is returning to South Dakota after spending two seasons at the University of Nebraska.  She appeared in 10 matches for the Huskers this past season and helped Nebraska win a national championship in 2017.  Slaughter was named the volleyball Gatorade player of the year in 2016. 


Twins announce Caravan schedule for 2019

The 2019 Case IH Twins Winter Caravan stops in more than 40 communities throughout Twins Territory between Monday, January 14 and Thursday, January 24.

 

Twins Winter Caravan is one of the longest running and most extensive offseason team caravans in professional sports. It features teams of current and former players visiting schools, hospitals, corporations and service clubs during the day with a traditional "hot stove" program each evening.

Twins Winter Caravan tours will be led by members of the Treasure Island Baseball Network and Fox Sports North broadcast teams including Bert Blyleven, Dick Bremer, Dan Gladden, Cory Provus and Kris Atteberry.

 

Preliminary 2019 Twins Winter Caravan routes and personalities are below (schedule and players are subject to change). Specific times and locations within those communities will be announced in the coming weeks on this page and updated as events are confirmed.

Week 1, Route 1 (January 14-17)

Trevor Hildenberger, Stephen Gonsalves, Jack Morris, Cory Provus

MONDAY, JAN. 14

  • Yankton, SD - Public Day Stop
    • Location - Mount Marty College
    • Time - 10:00am
  • Sioux Falls, SD - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Augustana University
  • Sioux Falls, SD - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Elmen Center at Augustana University
    • Time - 6:30pm
    • Tickets distributed by KSOO-AM 1000 AM/MIDCO
      • Midco Customer Experience Center
      • 5111 S. Louise Avenue Sioux Falls
      • M-F, 8am - 7pm
      • Sat 10am - 2pm

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

  • Watertown, SD - Private Day Stop
  • Pipestone, MN - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Pipestone High School
  • Worthington, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Worthington Event Center
    • Time - 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

  • Lamberton, MN - Public Day Stop
    • Location - Valley View Manor Nursing Home
  • Tracy, MN - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Veterans Memorial Center
  • Wilmar, MN - Public Night Stop
  •  
    • Location - Willmar Community Center
    • Time: 6:30pm
    • Tickets available at Walts Soft Cloth Car Wash, and KDJS, K95.3, and KRVY.       

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

  • Minneapolis, MN - Public Day Stop
    • Location - Mercado Central
    • Time - 12:00pm
  • WCCO Let's Kick Hunger - Public Stop
    • Location - Mall of America
    • Time - 5:00pm
  • St. Paul Hot Stove Banquet

Week 1, Route 2 (January 14-17)

Jake Cave, Tyler Austin, Dick Bremer

MONDAY, JAN. 14

  • St. Paul, MN - Private Day Stop
    • School of Excellence
  • Rochester, MN - Private Hospital Stop
    • Location - Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hostpital
  • Rochester, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Apache Hotel
    • Time - 6:00pm

TUESDAY, JAN. 15

  • Owatonna, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Albert Lea, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Iowa Falls, IA
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16

  • Austin, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Winona, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD

THURSDAY, JAN. 17

  • Wabasha, MN - Public Day Stop
    • Location - National Eagle Center
    • Time - 10:00am
  • Red Wing, MN - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Twin Bluff Middle School
  • Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Treasure Island Resort and Casino
    • Time - 5:30pm
    • Tickets - Free to the Public

Week 2, Route 1 (January 21-24)

José Berríos, Eddie Rosario, Rocco Baldelli, Kris Atteberry (Taylor Rogers and Ehire Adrianza - Thursday only)

MONDAY, JAN. 21

  • WCCO - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Cambria Showroom
  • Bloomington - KMOJ Public Day Stop
    • Location - Southtown Lanes
    • Time - 10:00am
  • Madison Lake, MN - Public Day Stop - Ice Fishing Tournament
    • Location - The Landing on Madison Lake
    • Time - 11:00am
    • Tickets available at KTOE (507-345-4537) and The Landing Restaurant
  • Mankato, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - The Kato Ballroom
    • Time - 6:00pm
    • Tickets - Tickets available at KTOE (507-345-4537)

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

  • New Ulm, MN - Private Day Stop
    • School Stop
  • Hutchinson, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • St. Cloud, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

  • Little Falls, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Wadena, MN
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Bemidji, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Bemidji Eagles Club
    • Time - 6:00pm

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

  • Aitkin, MN - Private Day Stop
    • School Stop
  • Duluth, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Grandma's Sports Garden
    • Time - 6:00pm

Week 2, Route 2 (January 21-24)

Miguel Sanó, Mitch Garver, Bert Blyleven, Dan Gladden

MONDAY, JAN. 21

  • Minot, ND
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - TBD
  • Bismarck, ND - Public Night Stop
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - 6:30pm

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

  • Valley City, ND - Public Day Stop
    • Location - TBD
    • Time - 12:00pm
  • Fergus Falls, MN - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Bigwood Event Center
    • Time - 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 

  • Fergus Falls, MN - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Fergus Falls Veterans Home
  • Barnesville, ND - Public Day Stop
    • Location - Valley Care and Rehab
    • Time - 11:00am
  • Grand Forks, ND - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Alerus Center
    • Time - 6:30pm

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

  • Thief River Falls, MN - Private Day Stop
    • Location - Digi-Key Electronics
  • Fargo, ND - Public Night Stop
    • Location - Sanctuary Events Center
    • Time - 5:30pm

Week 2, Route 3 (January 23)

Alex Kirilloff and Cory Provus

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    • Location - Eastbank Venue and Lounge
    • Time - 5:30pm
    • Tickets - Buy Online

Northern volleyball assistant Patridge accepts head caching job at Southern Arkansas

Northern State volleyball assistant coach Lindsey Patridge is leaving the program and accepting the head coaching job at Southern Arkansas.  Patridge has been with the Wolves volleyball program for three seasons.  Southern Arkansas is a Division II university located in Magnolia Arkansas. 


SDSU extends head football coach John Steigelmeier for five more years

Just days after North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman left North Dakota State for Kansas State, South Dakota State sured up  its head coach for another five years.  Longtime Jacks head football coach John Steigelmeier has agreed to a five year extension with SDSU, keeping him in Brookings through 2023.  Steigelmeier has been in Brookings for 22 seasons and compiled a record of 158-99.  He is the winngest coach in program history. 


North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman accepts Kansas State job

North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman has accepted the head coaching job at Kansas State University.  He will replace longtime Wildcat head coach Bill Snyder who is retiring at the age of 79.  Klieman has been the head coach at North Dakota State since 2014.  During that time the Bison have won three of the last four NCAA FCS Football National Championships and have compiled an overall record of 67-6, 36-4 in conference play.  The Bison take on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits with a trip to the national championship game on the line Friday.  Klieman will continue to coach the Bison through the end of the season. 


Northern hires Gorski to be the next head women's soccer coach

Northern State Director of Athletics, Josh Moon, announced this afternoon the hiring of Ryszard (pronounced RI-SHARD) Gorski, the second head women's soccer coach in program history. Gorski takes helm of the Wolves after two seasons as the assistant coach at Bemidji State and 11 years coaching collegiately.
 
"We are very excited to welcome Ryszard and his wife Betsy to the Wolves family," explained Moon. "Ryszard has a proven track record of success and has helped take the Bemidji State program to new heights over the past two years."
 
"I'd like to thank President Dr. Timothy DownsJosh Moon, and Zach Flakus for this incredible opportunity," noted Gorski. "Their collective leadership and vision for the student-athlete experience perfectly aligns with my own. There is a buzz surrounding Northern State and the direction of the athletics department, and my family and I cannot wait to be a part of it. Anyone can see the exciting direction of NSU Athletics, the soccer program, and the surrounding campus and community."
 
In his two seasons at BSU, the Beavers proved to be an emerging program in the NSIC, finishing second in 2017 and winning the league championship this past season. Bemidji State made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances and compiled a 33-2-6 record. As the primary goalkeepers coach, Gorski worked with 2017 NSIC Goalkeeper of the Year, Catherine Arneson and 2018 Goalkeeper of the Year Anna Fobbe. Fobbe earned USC All-Region second team honors, D2CCA All-Region honors, and was named the Google Cloud Academic All-American® of the Year.
 
Gorski added, "For me to be able to come into an environment, to come into a setting with such tremendous vision and determination, to lead the soccer program into the future as we build a culture of excellence, is an opportunity I could not pass on. We are going to have a program that is built around student-athlete success on and off the field."
 
Prior to his time in Bemidji, Gorski was the Director of Goalkeeping at the Valparaiso Soccer Club in Phoenix, Ariz. and the head soccer coach at South Mountain Community College, where he oversaw all aspects of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
 
"Coach Gorski is a great hire," noted Deputy Director of Athletics, Zach Flakus. "He has a strong soccer background and came highly recommended. NSU has so much momentum right now, both athletically and academically. We had over 60 applicants for the position and the new soccer facility, residence halls, science building and future regional sports complex show the investment the community has in NSU. It has a huge impact on people looking at opportunities on campus and in Aberdeen. We look forward to getting Coach Gorski on staff and working with Wolves Soccer."
 
Gorski spent 2014 at NCAA Division I Hofstra University, as an assistant coach working primarily with the goalkeepers for the men's soccer program. He led goalkeeper training and development, oversaw academic and social enrichment of all their student-athletes, and was the director of the Hofstra College ID Summer Camp.
 
"I would also like to thank Tracy Dill and the entire athletics department at Bemidji State University," described Gorski. "My wife and I will always be thankful for the support that was provided for us while in Bemidji as Coach Stone and I built Beavers soccer into a championship program. I truly wish the team and the department all the success in the future."
 
From 2008-11, Gorski also worked as an assistant coach/goalkeeper coach with the women's and men's soccer programs at NCAA Division I Fordham University. His efforts led to Fordham goalkeeper, Ryan Meara, being drafted 31st overall in the 2012 MLS Draft by the New York Redbulls. The 2009 Fordham Women's Soccer team was recognized by the NCAA for a successful Academic Progress Rate and qualified for the Atlantic-10 Playoffs, in two-of-three seasons.
 
Gorski started his collegiate coaching career at NCAA Division II Saint Leo University in 2006 as an assistant coach for the men's program. In his two seasons, the Lions qualified for the Sunshine State Conference Tournament each season.
 
"We were looking for a leader who had a clear plan to take our program to the next level and we have found that with Ryszard," Moon added. "He brings a very diverse background - coaching at multiple levels throughout the country, playing at the Division I level and professionally, and has developed a tremendous network that will provide an immediate positive impact on Northern State soccer."
 
The Aberdeen, Scotland native also has a significant club soccer background, serving as the Director of Goalkeeping at Albertson Soccer Club in Long Island, N.Y. (2015-16), at Sereno Soccer Club in Phoenix, Ariz. (2011-14), and Central Pasco United Soccer Club in Land O'Lakes, Fla. (2006-08).
 
Gorski played collegiately at NCAA Division I Long Island University-Brooklyn, where he posted a 29-18-11 career record with 22 shutouts and a 0.87 goals-against-average as a 3-year starter. He was an All-Northeast Conference (NEC) first team selection and was named to the All-New York Region Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Selected as a captain for his senior season, Gorski led the Blackbirds to the NEC Championship and the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 20 years. He established and still holds the school record shutout streak of 621 minutes.
 
Following his collegiate playing career, Gorski played professionally for Huntly FC in the Scottish Highland League. He also spent time playing in the USL-Player Development League, with Cascade Surge, DFW Tornados, Cocoa Expos, Palm Beach Pumas, Brooklyn Knights, and New Jersey Rangers. He was selected to play for the Great Britain University team in the World University Games in both Turkey (2005) and Serbia (2009).
 
Gorski is a 2005 graduate of LIU-Brooklyn with a bachelor's degree in Business Management. He went on to receive his Masters of Business Administration from Saint Leo University in 2008, as well as an associate's degree from Scottsdale Community College in sports nutrition and personal training in 2013.
 
Gorski holds a United States Soccer (USSF) 'B' license, a NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma and a NSCAA National Diploma.
 
Ryszard and his wife, Betsy are expecting their first child in the spring.


NHL awards Seattle an expansion franchise to begin play in 2021-22

The NHL has announced it has awarded the city of Seattle an expansion franchise which will enter the league 2021-2022.  That brings the total number of teams in the NHL up to 32.  The decision was made by the league’s board of governors by a unanimous vote.  The cost to enter the league will be $650 million.    


Hotshots announce additions to roster

The Hub City Hotshots of the Expedition League today announced six signings to the 2019 roster, including four players and two interns. Returning from the 2018 squad is shortstop Daniel Rodriguez.


Returning for the 2019 season are:

 

Daniel Rodriguez, a junior shortstop from Spring Hill (AL) College. Rodriguez appeared in 34 games with the 2018 Hotshots, hitting .312 with three home runs and 19 RBI to go along with six stolen bases.

New additions to the 2019 roster include:

 

Andrew Gallegos, a freshman infielder from Olympic (WA) College, and a native of Bremerton, WA.

 

Bryan Ramirez, a freshman infielder from Olympic (WA) College, and a native of Brigham City, UT.

 

Hunter Frericks, a junior outfielder from Minnesota State-Mankato and a native of Mankato, MN.
Joining the Hotshots summer staff are the first of 10 projected interns. They are:

 

John Strasheim, Baseball Operations Intern; Strasheim is a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a native of Milwaukee, WI. His field of study is in Supply Chain Management and he has worked with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA in player operations.

 

Joshua Wakefield, Baseball Operations Intern; Wakefield is a junior at Grove City (PA) College and a native of Palmyra, PA. His field of study is Mathematics and he has worked with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts as well as serving on Grove City College’s Activity Board.


Both interns will assist Coach Jacob Jarreau in all areas related to team operations including statistical analysis, scorekeeping, travel needs and day-to-day functions necessary to make the Hotshots successful on the field.


The Hotshots and the Expedition League begin their second season on May 24, 2019 and schedule information will be released in early December. For information on the Expedition League visit www.expeditionleague.com and for more information on the Hotshots visit www.hubcityhotshots.com.


Wolves women's basketball signs three

Northern State University head coach Paula Krueger announced today the addition of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season and her first Northern State signing class. Katie Entzi (Edgeley, N.D.), Kennedy Harris (Mandan, N.D.), and Laurie Rogers (Aberdeen, S.D.) signed national letters of intent and will join the Wolves next fall.

 

“We are excited to add this regional talent to our roster,” noted Krueger. “They are not only excellent basketball players, but amazing students as well.”

 

Katie Entzi •  Edgeley, N.D. •  Edgeley Public

Katie Entzi is a 6-foot, forward out of Edgeley Pubic Schools. She is a 5-year starter and team captain for the Rebels under head coach Rory Entzi. She has accumulated nearly 1600 points in five seasons, as well as 885 rebounds, 230 steals, and 182 assists. Entzi is a 4-time all-conference and all-district honoree. She was named second team all-state and to the state all-tournament tea. Entzi is also an all-conference and all-district selection in volleyball. She is the daughter of Rory and Melissa Entzi.

 

Krueger on Entzi:

“Katie is strong and brings great length and scoring ability to the forward spot. Katie shoots the ball well and has a solid mid-range game. Her size also gives her the ability to play inside.”

 

Kennedy Harris •  Mandan, N.D. •  Mandan HS

Kennedy Harris is a 5-foot-6, guard out of Mandan High School. She is a 4-year starter and team captain for the Braves under the direction of head coach Abby Thomas. Harris has averaged double figures the past three season, including a career high 15.4 points per game last season. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game a season ago. As a sophomore, she was named to the WDA All-Conference team, and went on to earn North Dakota All-State honors as a junior. Harris is also an all-conference softball and volleyball player for Mandan High School.  She is the daughter of Kari and Jason Harris.

 

Krueger on Harris:

“Kennedy brings great game savvy to our point guard position. She has the ability to see the court and deliver the ball. Couple that with her speed and ability to shoot the three and we have a very complete guard.”

 

Laurie Rogers •  Aberdeen, S.D. •  Warner HS

Laurie Rogers is a 6-foot-2, forward out of Warner High School. She is a 3-year starter and team captain for the Monarchs under the direction of head coach Stewart Bohle. Rogers has scored in double figures all three seasons on varsity, averaging a career high 18.9 points per game as a junior. She also averaged a double-double, notching 10.6 rebounds per game last season. Rogers is a 3-time all-conference selection, 3-time Aberdeen American News All-Area team member, and 2-time first team all-state recipient. She is also an all-conference volleyball player for the state runner-up Monarchs. She is the daughter of Dean Rogers.

 

Krueger on Rogers:

“Laurie is a gifted athlete who has been a powerhouse at the low block. She also has the ability to stretch the floor and use her speed and jumping ability from the forward spot.”


Two Saints volleyball players named to All-NSAA conference teams

The 2018 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) announced its All-Conference Volleyball Teams and postseason awards Thursday evening as Joely Roe (SR/Filer, ID) earned First-Team honors, while teammate Olivia Stet (SR/Henderson, NV) landed on the Second-Team  Awards were given out during the honors banquet on the eve of the North Star Volleyball Conference Postseason Tournament at Viterbo (Wis.).

Lydia Xu of Viterbo was chosen as the NSAA Volleyball Player-of-the-Year and Most Valuable Offensive Player-of-the-Year.  Jayden Warner of Mayville State was selected as its conference's Defender-of-the-Year.  Olivia Galas of Bellevue earned the North Star's Setter-of-the-Year and Freshman-of-the-Year.

Amy Veenhof of Dakota State was selected as the North Star Athletic Association's Volleyball Coach-of-the-Year. 

A total of 14 players are listed on the 2018 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference First-Team.  Eight players are named on the Second-Team All-Conference distinction. 

The NSAA All-Conference teams and postseason awards were selected by the league coaches.

Below are the complete listings of 2018 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference First- and Second-Teams and postseason awards:

2018 North Star Athletic Association Volleyball Postseason All-Conference & Postseason Awards

First-Team All-Conference

Name

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Lydia Xu

MB

Sophomore

Viterbo (Wis.)

Shanghai, China

Aubrey Aspen ^!

MB/RS

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Sparta, Wis.

Shayla Scanlan $%!

RS/MB

Senior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Plattsmouth, Neb.

Clarissa Olson %!

MB

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Valley City, N.D.

Miah Garant !

MH/RS

Sophomore

Viterbo (Wis.)

Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Jayden Warner

L

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Mayville, N.D.

Olivia Galas

S

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Bellevue, Neb.

Barbara Briceno

OH/RS

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Lima, Peru

Joely Roe !

L

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Filer, Idaho

Katie Frohmader

OH

Sophomore

Viterbo (Wis.)

Fort Atkinson, Wis.

Kyra Platzek

OH

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Ridgeland, Wis.

Samantha Zell

MH/OH

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Huron, S.D.

Madi Evans

L

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

Kadara Marshall

MB

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Hilo, Hawaii

  

Second-Team All-Conference

Name

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Paige Benson

OH

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

Hankinson, N.D.

Jana Mehus

S

Sophomore

Mayville State (N.D.)

Finley, N.D.

Victoria Johnson

MH

Freshman

Mayville State (N.D.)

Roseau, Minn.

Andrea Carson

OH

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Ord, Neb.

Chloe Jakscht

S

Junior

Viterbo (Wis.)

East Troy, Wis.

Olivia Stet

OH

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Henderson, Nev.

Siera Skow

OH

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Hartford, Wis.

Sarah Williams

OH

Freshman

Waldorf (Iowa)

Poway, Calif.


11 Saints named to All-NSAA conference teams

The 2018 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football All-Conference Teams were announced Monday by the conference office with eleven Saints earning the honor including First-Team members in (TE) Maurice Whiters (JR/Raaytown, Missouri) and (WR) Logan Weisser (SR/Frederick, South Dakota), Second Team in (QB) Austin Eggl(SR/Minot, North Dakota), (OL) Mark Ramirez (SR/Rio Rico, Arizona), (OL) Jacob Tarrell (JR/Hot Springs, South Dakota), (LB) Ty Fox (JR/Pueblo, Colorado), and (K) Jaiden Machuca(SO/Parker, Colorado), and Honorable Mention in (RB) Nathan Jones (SR/Britton, South Dakota), (WR) Dylan Paulsen (JR/Aurora, Colorado), (DB) Davian Neitz (SR/Murrieta, California), and (DL) Sam Wendt (JR/Long Beach, California). The All-Conference teams and postseason awards were voted by the league coaches.

Hilton Joseph of Waldorf (Iowa) was chosen to the Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Offensive Most Valuable Player. Curt Boeke of Dakota State (S.D.) and Jay Liggins of Dickinson State (N.D.) were named to Co-Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

WU's Josh Littrell was voted as the league's Coach-of-the-Year.

Dickinson State won the 2018 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football conference title for the fourth straight year. The Blue Hawks, ranked No. 16 in the final NAIA Football Coaches' Top 25 national poll, earned the North Star's automatic bid to the national playoffs and will visit Northwestern (Iowa) in the first round.

Below is the entire list of the first-team, second-team, honorable mention and postseason awards:

2018 Dacotah Bank/NSAA Football All-Conference and Postseason Awards:

First-Team All-Conference Offense Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

QB

Hilton Joseph

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Miami, Fla.

RB

Brodie Frederiksen

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Madison, S.D.

RB

Bo Evans

Freshman

Waldorf (Iowa)

Northport, Ala.

OL

Devin Schwanz

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Plentywood, Mont.

OL

Robert Mosley

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Tampa, Fla.

OL

Brandon Schmit

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Jackson, Minn.

OL

Pat Nevin

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Auburn, Calif.

OL

JohnL Jones

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Fridley, Minn.

TE

Maurice Whiters

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Raytown, Mo.

WR

Don Jones

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Stockbridge, Ga.

WR

Mason Leighton

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

Madison, S.D.

WR

Logan Weisser

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Frederick, S.D.

 

First-Team All-Conference Defense Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

DL

Curt Boeke

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Clear Lake, S.D.

DL

Tyler Masat

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Redfield, S.D.

DL

Hunter Slemmons

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Fargo, N.D.

DL

Austin Erickson

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Devils Lake, N.D.

LB

Daniel Moreno

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Alhambra, Calif.

LB

Kevin Brown

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Windsor, Calif.

LB

Arron Martin

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Baxter, Minn.

LB

Ryan Dozier

Senior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Covington, Wash.

DB

Jay Liggins

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Bismarck, N.D.

DB

Cain Boschee

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Kalispell, Mont.

DB

Travon Smith

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Phoenix, Ariz.

DB

Derick VandeBossche

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Lusk, Wyo.

 

First-Team All-Conference Special Teams Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

K

Landon Arredondo

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

P

Caleb Nielsen

Freshman

Dakota State (S.D.)

Lincoln, Neb.

Returner

Louis Quinones

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

  

Second-Team All-Conference Offense Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

QB

Austin Eggl

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Minot, N.D.

RB

Louis Quinones

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

RB

Amad Andrews, Jr.

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Pasadena, Calif.

OL

Dahlton Wasankari

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Wasilla, Alaska

OL

Jeff Fisher

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Baker, Mont.

OL

Drew Heiser

Sophomore

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Dickinson, N.D.

OL

Mark Ramirez

Senior

Presentation (S.D.)

Rio Rico, Ariz.

OL

Jacob Tarrell

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Hot Springs, S.D.

TE

Jordan Walker

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Baker, Mont.

WR

Jake Peterson

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Larimore, N.D.

WR

Trent Momon

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Hempstead, Texas

WR

Ryan Martinez

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Kansas City, Mo.

  

Second-Team All-Conference Defense Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

DL

Devin Quinn

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Marion, Iowa

DL

John Trout

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Prescott Valley, Ariz.

DL

Tyler Gay

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Bottineau, N.D.

DL

Darius Graves

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Colorado Springs, Colo.

LB

Ty Fox

Junior

Presentation (S.D.)

Pueblo, Colo.

LB

Marcus Vanden Bosch

Sophomore

Dakota State (S.D.)

Madison, S.D.

LB

Riley Fredrickson

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Wasilla, Alaska

LB

Ricky Flowers, Jr.

Junior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Oakland, Calif.

DB

James Jackson, Jr.

Freshman

Waldorf (Iowa)

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

DB

Andrew Hanretty

Junior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Rolla, N.D.

DB

Cameron Newsome

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Century, Fla.

DB

MaCoy Yeakel

Freshman

Waldorf (Iowa)

Kanawha, Iowa

 

Second-Team All-Conference Special Teams Position

Name

Class

School

Hometown

K

Jaiden Machuca

Sophomore

Presentation (S.D.)

Parker, Colo.

P

Marc Wagner

Senior

Valley City State (N.D.)

Jamestown, N.D.

Returner

Roderick Ashford

Junior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

San Diego, Calif.


Northern men's basketball sign two on national signing day

Northern State University head coach Paul Sather announced today the addition of two student-athletes for the 2019-20 season. Jaden Graham (Lewistown, Mont.) and Jaylen Robinson (Hamilton, Ohio) signed national letters of intent and will join the Wolves next fall.

 

“Our program is excited to announce the signing of Jaden Graham and Jaylen Robinson,” noted Sather.

 

Jaden Graham •  Lewistown, Mont. •  Fergus HS

Jaden Graham is a 6-foot-5, 175-pound guard/forward out of Fergus High School. He is a 3-year starter for the Golden Eagles under the direction of head coach Scott Sparks. Graham averaged 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore, and 16.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a junior. He holds a career field goal percentage of 47.2, while averaging over two steals and one block per game last season. Graham is a 2-time all-state and 2-time all-conference recipient, while also earning the team’s MVP award. He is the son of Jimmy and Anna Graham.

 

Sather on Graham:

“Jaden is a versatile wing player that can score at three levels, but also has the skill set and feel to make plays to get his teammates great shots. He is a very long and athletic player, which will serve him well on the defensive side of the floor. Jaden does a great job in the classroom and is a perfect fit for Northern State University and the community of Aberdeen.”

 

Jaylen Robinson •  Hamilton, Ohio •  Hamilton HS

Jaylen Robinson is a 6-foot-1, 165-pound guard out of Hamilton High School. He is a 3-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Big Blue under the direction of head coach Kevin Higgins. Robinson averaged 17.7 points per game, shooting 34.9 percent from the arc and 81.2 percent from the foul line a season ago. He was named to the All-GMC first team and the All-City second team in 2018, as well as the All-Southwest Ohio honorable mention team in 2017 and 2018. He is the son of Jamie and Stephen Robinson.

 

Sather on Robinson:

“Jaylen is a playmaking point guard that comes from one of the best conferences in the Cincinnati area. He has been impactful with his high school program at Hamilton since his sophomore year and has developed into a high-level scorer that can make plays on both ends of the court. He loves to compete and has a chance to be a great defensive player as well. The Northern State community will love watching him play and the competitive spirit he plays brings to the court.”

 

 


Northern Volleyball signs four on national signing day

Northern State University head coach Brent Aldridge announced today the addition of four student-athletes for the 2019-20 season. Hanna Reiff (Chester, S.D.), Makenna Steffel (Bird Island, Minn.), Kylee Van Egdom (Sioux Falls, S.D.), and Keri Walker (Grafton, Wis.) signed national letters of intent and will join the Wolves next fall.

 

“This class of players is very need specific,” explained Aldridge. “All of these players brings a specific skill set to our program that will have an impact in the future of Wolves Volleyball. The first thing that I like about this class is they are all very GOOD people. They are highly competitive players on the court and in the classroom, and will continue to uphold the high standard of excellence that Wolves volleyball has come to expect. I feel like they will not only push our existing players in practice but will also compete for playing time next fall. I am excited that these players have decided to come be a part of our Wolves volleyball family and challenge the nation’s finest competition in the Northern Sun Conference.”

 

Hanna Reiff •  Chester, S.D. •  Chester Area HS

Hanna Reiff is a 5-foot-8, defensive specialist out of Chester Area High School. She is a 4-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Pegasus under head coach Jean Benson. Reiff averaged nearly 10.0 digs a set as a junior, accumulating over 2800 digs in her career. In 2017, she was named to the South Dakota All-State first team, and State B All-Tournament team. Reiff is an All-BEC first team selection, MaxPreps All-American underclassman, and 2018 South Dakota All-Star. She holds the State Class B record for digs during the state tournament with 101, averaging 9.18 per set in 2017. Chester won the 2015 South Dakota State Championship, and has reached the title match in three of her four seasons. She is the daughter of Scott and Deanna Reiff, and sister of current Wolves junior Jenna Reiff.

 

 

Makenna Steffel •  Bird Island, Minn. •  BOLD HS

Makenna Steffel is a 6-foot, outside hitter out of BOLD High School. She is a 5-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Warriors under head coach Brittney Keltgen. Steffel has accumulated over 890 kills and 180 blocks for BOLD. She is a 3-time all-conference honoree, 3-time KNUJ Player of the Week, 3-time all-section pick, 3-time academic all-conference, 2-time all-area recipient, and 2018 all-state selection. In 2018, she was named to the West Central All-Conference team as the conference MVP. The Warriors earned the 2018 West Central Conference Championship. She is the daughter of Tami and Randy Steffel.

 

 

Kylee Van Egdom •  Sioux Falls, S.D. •  Sioux Falls Christian HS

Kylee Van Egdom is a 5-foot-10, outside hitter from Sioux Falls Christian High School. She is a 4-year starter and 3-year team captain for the Chargers. Van Egdom has recorded 1,282 kills, 970 digs, 324 aces, and 138 blocks in her career, all while holding a 4.0 GPA. She is a 3-time all-conference and all-state selection, as well as a 2016 AAU All-American. The Chargers won the 2015 and 2017 South Dakota State Championships. She is the daughter of Scott and Candace Van Egdom.

 

 

Keri Walker  •  Grafton, Wis. •  Living Word Lutheran

Keri Walker is a 6-foot, setter/right side out of Living Word Lutheran. She is a 4-year starter and 2-year team captain for the Timberwolves under head coach Dawn Walker. In the past three seasons, Walker has averaged over 5.0 kills per set. She has accumulated over 1700 kills, 280 aces, 240 blocks, 660 digs, and 750 assists. Walker is a 5-time all-conference recipient, 4-time West Bend Daily News all-county honoree, 2-time all-state honorable mention selection, 2-time state all-tournament team member, first team all-state pick, and AVCA Player of the Week. She was named the 2018 Co-Player of the Year in the Midwest Classic Conference. She is the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Walker.


Wolves freshman Kolton Roth named NSIC wrestler of the week

 Northern State freshman, Kolton Rothwas announced this afternoon as the NSIC Wrestler of the Week following his 6-0 record to kick-off the 2018-19 season.
 
Quick Hits on the Wolves
- NSU defeated Concordia Moorhead in the 2018-19 season opener (23-14) and tallied four top-3 finishes from the DWU Open
- The Wolves recorded 23 decision wins, four major decisions, four technical falls, and 15 victories by fall on the week
Kolton Roth and Kaden Campbell led the team against Concordia Moorhead with 10-2 major decision victories, while tallying the decisive decision victory for the Wolves
- Roth went on to win the 141-pound weight class at the DWU Open going 5-0, including a victory by fall over No. 7 Adam Hedin of St. Cloud State
- Campbell took third at 184-pounds at DWU notching four victories by fall and one technical fall
Dayne Morton finished third at 125-pounds at DWU with a 6-1 record on the week, including a decision victory versus CC
Caden Moore took second at DWU in the 149-pound weight class, with a close 3-2 loss to James Pleski of SCSU in the finals
 
NSIC Wrestler of the Week
Kolton Roth (141, Fr., Graettinger, Iowa / Graettinger Terril HS) – Northern State
- Led the Wolves with a 6-0 record on the week, en route to the 141 pound title at the Dakota Wesleyan Open
- Opened his NSU career with a 10-2 major decision win over Bret Wilson of Concordia College
- Went 5-0 from DWU with two pins, one major decision, and two decisions
- Defeated No. 7 Adam Hedin of St. Cloud State by fall at 0:34 in the semifinal round
- Recorded an 18-10 major decision win over Hunter Burnett of Augustana in the finals
- Tallied four wins over NSIC opponents at the DWU Open


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