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The National Wrestling Coaches Association released their first team and individual rankings of the year today, with three Northern State Wolves earning a spot. In addition, NSU is receiving votes in the top-25 team poll. 


Dayne Morton (133) is the top ranked wrestling for the Wolves, sitting at No. 8, while James Burks rounds out the top-10 at 157 pounds. Marcus Placide grabs the No. 12 spot at 184 pounds. The trio went 24-7, 16-3, and 27-7 overall a season ago. 


Northern is set to open the season on Thursday, January 7 at Upper Iowa University.