Ryan Blees Eighth at U23 World Team Trials

The U23 World Team Trials started as badly as possible for Bismarck native Ryan Blees.  Wrestling for the Southeast Regional Training Center based in Blacksburg, VA where he will enter his senior season for the Virginia Tech Hokies this season, Blees was pancaked and pinned by Wisconsin’s Cole Martin after taking a leg shot and…

Ryan Blees Registered for U23 Freestyle Nationals

Virginia Tech’s Ryan Blees, a four time North Dakota State champion, is entered in the 70 KG weight class for the Southeast Regional Training Center at U23 nationals.  Winners of each weight class will represent the United State at the U23 World Championships this fall.  Blees, who competed at 149 pounds for the Hokies and…

Mandan’s Isaac Berger Verbals to Mary

The University of Mary’s incoming freshman class continues to grow as they have received a verbal commitment from Mandan two-time state champion Isaac Berger.  Berger was a state champion this season at 152 pounds and projects as a college 157/165. During his senior season, Berger finished with a 46-4 record, with runner-up finishes at the…

Davies State Champ Baguma Headed to Northland Tech

North Dakota Class A 285 pound state champion Andre Baguma is headed to Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls, MN. Baguma, who had a stellar season for the Fargo Davies Eagles that was capped with an overtime victory over Minot’s Elijah Huff in the state finals, is headed to Northland with teammate…

Dawson Zerr Headed to Minot State

Minot State has added two-time North Dakota State champion Dawson Zerr to the recruiting class of 2018. Zerr won his second state championship in February at 138 pounds with an impressive third period rideout over West Fargo’s J.J. Harms. Zerr is projected to wrestle at 157 for Head Coach Evan Forde, who has made practice…

Lorenzo De La Riva Transferring to NDSU

The Bison just landed an impact transfer as CSU Bakersfield wrestler Lorenzo De La Riva will be transferring to North Dakota State next season. De La Riva will have two seasons to compete for NDSU. A former NCAA qualifier, De La Riva has compiled a 31-25 record over his first two seasons at 165 pounds.…