Minnesota recruit Landon Robideau (photo courtesy of Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Last night, the #9 overall sophomore in the nation, Landon Robideau (St. Michael Albertville, MN), made his collegiate commitment via social media. Robideau announced that he will stay in-state and compete for Brandon Eggum's Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Robideau is currently ranked 10th at 132 lbs in MatScouts pre-Super 32 Rankings. He is expected to compete at that weight in Greensboro and is number eight in the preseeds.
Robideau is a two-time Fargo 16U freestyle national runner-up (2021 and 2022) and was third at UWW Cadet freestyle last spring.
Last year, as a freshman, Robideau won his first Minnesota state title. Minnesota allows middle schoolers to compete at the state tournament, so Robideau was a finalist as both a seventh and eighth grader.
There's plenty of time between now and when Robideau is expected to set foot on Minnesota's campus; however, as of now, he appears to be in the 141/149 lb range for the Gophers. Based on their current roster construction, that should be a solid fit, but plenty can change between now and then.
Robideau is the first wrestler from the Class of 2024 or 2025 to commit to Minnesota.
For all of the collegiate recruiting happenings, check out InterMat's Commitment Page.