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Ten Years of: South Dakota State Wrestling (2013-22)

2021 NCAA All-American Clay Carlson (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

Welcome to a new, regular feature for InterMat! Every day, for the next few months, we'll look into the recent history of a DI wrestling program with our "Ten Years of…" feature. Even if you're a die-hard supporter of a particular school, there will be good information you may have forgotten. For others, it's a quick way to learn about a program you may not be familiar with. We're going in alphabetical order for this one, so next up is...South Dakota State!

NCAA Qualifiers (38)

2022


#7 Clay Carlson (141 lbs), #12 Cade DeVos (174 lbs), #12 Tanner Sloan (197 lbs), #22 AJ Nevills (285 lbs)


2021

#22 Danny Vega (125 lbs), #14 Zach Price (133 lbs), #15 Clay Carlson (141 lbs), #18 Cade DeVos (157 lbs), #13 Tanner Sloan (197 lbs)


2020

#12 Henry Pohlmeyer (149 lbs), #22 Tanner Cook (165 lbs), #12 Zach Carlson (184 lbs), #11 Tanner Sloan (197 lbs)


2019

#22 Henry Pohlmeyer (149 lbs)


2018

Connor Brown (125 lbs), #1 Seth Gross (133 lbs), Henry Pohlmeyer (141 lbs), #13 Luke Zilverberg (157 lbs), #11 David Kocer (174 lbs), Martin Mueller (184 lbs), #8 Nate Rotert (197 lbs)


2017

#2 Seth Gross (133 lbs), Alex Kocer (149 lbs), Luke Zilverberg (165 lbs), David Kocer (174 lbs), #9 Nate Rotert (197 lbs)


2016

Seth Gross (141 lbs), Alex Kocer (149 lbs), #7 Cody Pack (157 lbs), David Kocer (174 lbs) #15 Nate Rotert (197 lbs)


2015

#5 Cody Pack (157 lbs), Nate Rotert (197 lbs), JJ Everard (285 lbs)


2014

Alex Kocer (149 lbs), Cody Pack (157 lbs), Joe Brewster (165 lbs)


2013

Cody Pack (157 lbs)


NCAA Champions

Seth Gross (133 - 2018)


NCAA All-Americans

2021: Clay Carlson (141 - 8th)

2018: Seth Gross (133 - 1st), Luke Zilverberg (157 - 8th), David Kocer (174 - 7th)

2017: Seth Gross (133 - 2nd), Alex Kocer (149 - 8th)


NWCA All-Americans

Henry Pohlmeyer (149 - Second Team)

Zach Carlson (184 - Second Team)

Tanner Sloan (197 - Second Team)


NCAA Round of 12 Finishers

Clay Carlson (2022 - 141)

Zach Price (2021 - 133)

Tanner Sloan (2021 - 197)

Nate Rotert (2018 - 197)

Seth Gross (2016 - 141)

Cody Pack (2015, 2016 - 157)


Conference Champions

Big 12


2018: Seth Gross (133), Nate Rotert (197)

2017: Seth Gross (133)


WWC

2015: Cody Pack (157), JJ Everard (285)

2014: Alex Kocer 149), Cody Pack (157)


Dual Record

2021-22: 13-4

2021: 5-6

2019-20: 12-6

2018-19: 3-10

2017-18: 14-2

2016-17: 14-5

2015-16: 14-6

2014-15: 11-8

2013-14: 6-8

2012-13: 5-12


Conference Tournament Placement

Big 12


2021-22: 6th

2021: 8th

2019-20: 4th

2018-19: 10th

2017-18: 3rd

2016-17: 3rd

2015-16: 4th


WWC

2014-15: 3rd

2013-14: 5th

2012-13: 5th


NCAA Tournament Team Placement

2021-22: 44th (3.5 points)

2021: 26th-tie (15.5 points)

2019-20: No Tournament

2018-19: No Team Score

2017-18: 12th (42 points)

2016-17: 16th (28.5 points)

2015-16: 39th-tie (7.5 points)

2014-15: 53rd-tie (1.5 points)

2013-14: No Team Score

2012-13: No Team Score


Head Coaching History

Damion Hahn (2018 - Present)

Chris Bono (2012 - 2018)


Best Lineup (Comprised of Wrestlers from 2013-22)

125 - Danny Vega: 2021 NCAA Qualifier, 2021 Big 12 4th Place

133 - Seth Gross: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#1 and #2 seeds), 2018 NCAA Champion, 2x NCAA All-American (1,2), 2x Big 12 Champion, 2020 NCAA Qualifier for Wisconsin

141 - Clay Carlson: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#7 and #15 seeds), 2021 NCAA All-American (8th), 2022 Big 12 3rd Place

149 - Alex Kocer: 3x NCAA Qualifier, 2017 NCAA All-American (8th), 2014 WWC Champion

157 - Cody Pack: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#5 and #7 seeds), 2x NCAA Round of 12 Finisher, 2016 Big 12 Runner-Up, 2x WWC Champion

165 - Luke Zilverberg: 2x NCAA Qualifier (#13 seed), 2018 NCAA All-American (8th), 2018 Big 12 3rd Place

174 - David Kocer: 3x NCAA Qualifier (#11 seed), 2018 NCAA All-American (7th), 2018 Big 12 Runner-Up

184 - Zach Carlson: 2020 NCAA Qualifier (#12 seed), 2020 NWCA First Team All-American, 2020 Big 12 Runner-Up

197 - Nate Rotert: 4x NCAA Qualifier (#8, #9, and #15 seeds), 2018 NCAA Round of 12 Finisher, 2018 Big 12 Champion, 2x Big 12 Finalist

285 - AJ Nevills: 2022 NCAA Qualifier


Recruiting

Number of Big Boarder's Per Year


2022: #66 Bennett Berge (MN), #125 Kail Wynia (MN), #163 Luke Rasmussen (SD), #208 Caleb Thoennes (MN), #209 Christian Noble (MN), #247 Brock Fettig (ND)

2021: #14 Alek Martin (OH), #59 Derrick Cardinal (MN), #71 Cael Swensen (MN), #97 Roman Rogotzke (MN), #224 Isaac Klinkhammer (SD), #265 Connor Gaynor (IL)

2020: #111 Joey Thompson (MN), #186 Lucas Anglin (SD)

2019: #48 Cade DeVos (IA), #78 Spencer Trenary (IA), #83 Tanner Jordan (OH)

2018: #74 Alex Lloyd (MN), #89 Clay Carlson (MN)

2017: #63 Kevin Vough (OH), #74 Connor Brown (MO)

2015: #78 Anthony Cefolo (NJ), #85 Brett Bye (SD), #139 Cam Sykora (MN)

2014: #139 Spencer Derefield (IA)

2013: #72 Nate Rotert (SD), #91 Collin Holler (IL), #132 Paul Mascarenas (NM)

For past teams:

Air Force

American

Appalachian State

Arizona State

Army West Point

Binghamton

Bloomsburg

Brown

Bucknell

Buffalo

Cal Poly

Campbell

Central Michigan

Chattanooga

Clarion

Cleveland State

Columbia

Cornell

CSU Bakersfield

Davidson

Drexel

Duke

Edinboro

Franklin & Marshall

Gardner-Webb

George Mason

Harvard

Hofstra

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Iowa State

Kent State

Lehigh

Lock Haven

Maryland

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Missouri

Navy

NC State

Nebraska

North Carolina

North Dakota State

Northern Colorado

Northern Illinois

Northern Iowa

Northwestern

Ohio

Ohio State

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State

Oregon State

Penn

Penn State

Pittsburgh

Princeton

Purdue

Rider

Rutgers

Sacred Heart

SIU Edwardsville

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