(Neb.)-Eagles sign three outstanding Nebraska wrestlers
CHADRON – Three highly touted Nebraska high school wrestlers have signed National Letters of Intent to compete at Chadron State College, interim head wrestling coach Brett Hunter said Thursday.
Two of the signees – Central City’s Jake Anderson and Jacob Brown are ranked as the first and sixth best recruits in the state of Nebraska by Huskermat – and the other, Amherst’s Stuart Hircock is the 30th ranked recruit in the state.
“I’m incredibly excited about the potential these three young men possess,” Hunter said. “I’m already looking forward to working with them.”
Anderson, who is projected to wrestle at 149 or 157 pounds in college, has had a fantastic career for the Bison. He has a career record of 107 wins to just six losses and has won back-to-back state championships after finishing third as a freshman.
In addition to being listed as the top recruit in Nebraska, he’s ranked 24th in the country at 152 pounds by USA Wrestling Magazine. He was also a Grand National Triple Crown winner in the summer of 2012.
“In my opinion, Jake could arguably be the best recruit to step foot on a CSC wrestling mat,” Hunter noted. “He has the potential to be great in the college ranks.”
Brown, Anderson’s teammate at Central City who is expected to wrestle at 165 or 174 pounds at CSC, has also put together a distinguished high school career. He has a career record of 125 wins and 16 losses and has placed fifth and second at the Nebraska High School Wrestling Championship.
In addition to being the sixth-ranked recruit in Nebraska, he was the Rocky Mountain Nationals champion.
“Jacob has exactly what it takes to do amazing things at Chadron State,” Hunter said. “He is truly a student of the sport and is an extremely hard worker.”
Hircock also has a pair of high finishes at the state tournament – he was fifth as a sophomore and second last season – and he owns a record of 116 wins and 26 losses. He is also a member of the Nebraska Disney Dual Team.
“Stuart has developed into a special wrestler,” Hunter said. “He will bring a lot to our program because of his aggressive style of wrestling.”
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