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Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« on: May 21, 2009, 08:35:16 PM »
The University of Minnesota’s wrestling recruiting class of 2009 was recently ranked No. 1 in the nation by Wrestling Insider News Magazine.
Also listed in the top five in WIN Magazine’s ranking is No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 Nebraska, No. 4 Oklahoma, and No. 5 Virginia Tech. Minnesota is one of three Big Ten teams listed in the top 10, with Iowa coming in at No. 8 and Michigan ranked No. 10.

Many of the nation’s top seniors made college commitments before the 2008-09 season started, but several key seniors waiting until the spring signing period to choose their school. In the November rankings, the Gophers stood at No. 5, but were bumped up to No. 1 after the spring signing of Tony Nelson, a two-time Minnesota state champion (197, Hwt.) out of Cambridge-Isanti High School. The 2009 Minnesota Class AAA state champion, Nelson posted a 47-0 record as a senior, including a staggering 35 wins by fall. He also captured the 2009 National Wrestling Championship in the 215-pound class, going 6-0 during the tournament with three pins. In the national championship match, Nelson pinned his opponent in 30 seconds.

Nelson joins seven other recruits who committed to the Gophers in the fall 2008 signing period. The rest of the Minnesota recruiting class includes Jake Kettler (Ramsey, Minn.), Alec Ortiz (Newberg Ore.), Bart Reiter (Gilbertville, Iowa), Pat Smith (Chaska, Minn.), Kevin Steinhaus (Pennock, Minn.), David Thorn (St. Michael, Minn.) and Danny Zilverberg (Wayzata, Minn.).

More here: http://www.gophersports.com//ViewArticl ... ID=3741513
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 08:37:53 PM »
man, thats a big haul.

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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 08:57:54 PM »
PS was ranked really, really low, as they only had Ruth as a confirmed sign.  I think their stock went up substantially with the twins being added of late.  Waiting to see who else they might pick up...
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 09:45:56 PM »
Ohio State and Penn State are wildcards depending on Taylor which no one has info on

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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 09:49:53 PM »
Yes will help someone
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009, 10:04:16 PM »
Nelson was not a 2x champ, he was a 1xer. He lost to the Prior Lake kid in last years finals. I forget his name, but he was the best to ever come out of Prior Lake, espcially at an upper weight.
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 10:17:11 PM »
Kahnke, who is at Old Dominion now.  May be transferring to Mankato State According to his HS Coach.
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 10:21:03 PM »
He signed with SCSU, but you got to admit he was their best, right?
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 10:22:09 PM »
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He signed with SCSU, but you got to admit he was their best, right?

Best from Prior Lake? Hmmm
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009, 10:24:22 PM »
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PS was ranked really, really low, as they only had Ruth as a confirmed sign.  I think their stock went up substantially with the twins being added of late.  Waiting to see who else they might pick up...


pipe, the twins are for the 2010 class though. these rankings are for kids on campus this coming fall.
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 12:03:10 AM »
so any david taylor update. Hes not my friend on facebook cut me some slack

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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2009, 01:38:15 AM »
I'd be interested to know where Oregon St ranks. They had a pretty good class as well.
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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2009, 07:10:25 AM »
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Quote from: "pipewrench"
PS was ranked really, really low, as they only had Ruth as a confirmed sign.  I think their stock went up substantially with the twins being added of late.  Waiting to see who else they might pick up...


pipe, the twins are for the 2010 class though. these rankings are for kids on campus this coming fall.

Thanks Du....brain fart on my part...

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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2009, 05:12:58 PM »
benfiel is 95 percent sure hes going to okie state

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Re: Wrestling Recruiting Class Ranked No. 1
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2009, 08:53:32 PM »
So what was the reason for Benifiel leaving Northwestern?