2018 DSU Wrestling Recruiting Class
Head Coach Justin Schlecht has signed seven to the 2018 Blue Hawk wrestling team. “ Myself and the rest of the DSU Wrestling Coaching staff is excited about this group of student-athletes. They all bring great attributes that fit our current group of returners very well. We only graduated one senior and add to a strong young team of returners. Blue Hawk Wrestling has a bright future for the years to come. This great start to a recruiting class has a lot of excitement and dimension. All of these individuals are hard working guys with great goals ahead of them. DSU Wrestling will be an exciting group to be around and a part of with student-athletes like these.”
Rodolfo (Rudy) Guillen
Rudy will be joining DSU Wrestling in the Fall of 2018. Rudy is a transfer from University of Mary where he had a successful beginning to his collegiate career. He has been ranked as high as #2 in NCAA Div II. In High School Rudy was a two-time Georgia state placer that included a State Championship his Junior year at 145#’s. Rudy is also competitive with International Wrestling, in 2017 he placed 3rd in Greco-Roman at the Dave Schultz Tournament, earning him a US World Team Trials opportunity. Rudy is a Physical Education Major that does well in the classroom as well as the mat.
“ Rudy will help make an impact for the Hawks in the mid-weights next year. We are excited to have Rudy join the Hawk team.” Coach Schlecht
Cody will also join the Blue Hawk wrestling team in the fall of 2018. Cody is originally from Frenchtown Montana but attended North Idaho Junior College for the past 2 years. In High School Cody was a 4x State Placer. He is a member of the Montana National Guard. Cody is a History Education Major with a great GPA of 3.25. Cody will add experience and lots of competitiveness to the team in the mid-upper weights.
“Cody is a hard working individual that always looks to find an opportunity to improve himself no matter the kind of adversity he is dealt.” Coach Schlecht
“I chose DSU because the program and current team believes that if you keep working hard great opportunities will present themselves.” Cody Warner
Tristen Joins the Blue Hawk wrestling team from Buckeye Union High School in Arizona. Triston comes from a great family with excellent core values and a very good work ethic. Triston has learned very quickly in his short wrestling career beginning only in his freshman year. He has made lots of valuable gains. Triston is an Accounting major with great academic history.
“Triston will be a hard working individual on and off the mat that will develop into a bright college wrestling career.” Coach Schlecht
Koletan has the privilege of staying close to home and continuing to build the positive relationship with the local high school here in Dickinson, Koletan comes from Dickinson High. Koletan finished his Senior year with several team awards and a 5th place finish at the North Dakota State Tournament. Koletan is a Science major with the intention to work towards a career in the Chiropractic field. Koletan will add to the smaller weights in the wrestling room and do an excellent job of working hard on and off the mat to create an exciting future as a BlueHawk wrestler.
“Koletan is an exciting wrestler to be associated with. He can be very dynamic with his style and creates lots of big scoring opportunities.” Coach Schlecht
Leif Joins the Blue Hawk wrestling team from Alaska. Leif had a great high school career wrestling for Nome Alaska. While competing for the Nanooks he was a 2x Alaska State Champion. After High School Leif had a brief stint of going to college in Anchorage Alaska before realizing how important the sport of wrestling is to him and his future. Leif is dedicated in the weight room and always growing technically on the mat. Leif will Join the Hawks in the middle weights and add a high level of competitiveness. Leif is a Physical Education major.
“Leif is a great person and a very dedicated athlete. He has a great family support system that will help and allow him to accomplish great things while earning his degree and reaching his goals as a BlueHawk wrestler.”
“DSU is an excellent school to wrestle at and for while getting a great degree.” Leif Erickson
Devin will be joining the Blue Hawks in the fall of 2018. Devin will compete in the 184 lb weight class. Devin is a talented wrestler that works hard in the weight room, wrestling room and on the mat. Devin is a 3x SD state place winner, as well as a USA All-American. After Devin finished his great High School career he attended Chadron State College, where he competed as a varsity team member and gained some valuable experience. He was also on the Dean list while at Chadron State. Devin is a Criminal Justice major.
“I chose DSU because of the potential the team has and how I can contribute and be a part of that success.” Devin Stork
“ Devin is a great addition and will do a great job of fitting in with the work ethic the team has, he has high standards for himself and the other that surround him.” Coach Schlecht
Kyle Joins the BlueHawk team in the fall of 2018, he will also be entering into the TR Honors Program. Kyle is an excellent Student athlete that works hard and is determined to improve himself on and off the mat. Kyle has 101 Career High School wins and placed 4th at the Montana State High School tournament his Senior year. Kyle intends to major in Business. Kyle will add competetivness and depth to the upper weights to the Hawk Wrestling Squad.
“Wrestling and a good Education is important to me, So DSU seems like a great fit with a quality team of hard working guys.” Kyle Anderson
“Kyle is a blue collar type of working kid, he shows up early and leaves late with his work ethic and dedication to his academics and athletics.” Coach Schlecht