Intermat becomes the second major wrestling media outlet to peg the Bison recruiting class as the fourth-best in the nation this year. Amateur Wrestling News awarded the same ranking for NDSU in November.
NDSU’s incoming class features national Top 100 recruits Mitch Bengtson (St. Cloud Apollo HS,
Preston Lehmann (West Fargo HS, N.D.) and Clayton Ream (Holt HS, Minn. ). Mo.
Mitch Friedman (
); Kyle Gliva ( Oconto Falls,
Wis. ); Grant
Nehring ( Inver
Grove Heights, Minn. );
Tommy Petersen ( Kimball, Minn. );
Cole Sladek ( Lakeville, Minn. );
and Tommy Walton ( St. Michael, Minn. )
also signed National Letters of Intent in November to continue their education
and wrestle at NDSU. Fargo, N.D.
The Bison are coming off a 2012-13 season in which they won the Western Wrestling Conference regular season title and registered the first All-American in the program’s Division I era in Trent Sprenkle. Sprenkle was named the WWC’s Wrestler of the Year following his fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships, while NDSU head coach Roger Kish earned the league’s Coach of the Year honor.
2013 Intermat Recruiting Class Rankings
2. Virginia Tech
North Dakota State
North Carolina State
25. Cal Poly