Wrestling adds six more
Head coach Chris Bono and the South Dakota State wrestling coaching staff announced the addition of six more student-athletes to next year's squad.
Chaas Delgado, Kyle Leet, Alex Macki, Austin Oyen, Jake Turk and Kyle White join an incoming class that is already touted as one of the best in the nation. Four of the additions are from the Midwest, while one is from the east and one is from the west.
Delgado, from Trinity, N.C., was a North Carolina state champion as a senior and placed seventh at two of the nation’s top tournaments (Super 32, Virginia Senior Nationals).
Leet, from Palo Verde H.S. in Las Vegas, Nev., was a state champion as a junior and placed third as a senior. He was the AAU Grand National Champion in folkstyle and freestyle and placed in numerous invitationals. Leet's career record was 162-37, including a 54-6 senior campaign. Team captain as a senior, he was voted team MVP in his final two seasons.
Macki, the first of two Iowa additions, placed fourth in the state as a senior and was a state qualifier as a junior. The Crainbridge product also placed fifth at the Corn Cob Nationals as a sophomore.
Oyen, of Crooks, S.D., finished his prep career with 217 victories, 130 by pin. He was a six-time letterwinner (varsity wrestler beginning in seventh grade), five-time state qualifier, four-time state finalist and two-time state champion (119 pounds in 2011, 132 in 2013). Oyen lost only eight matches combined in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In 198 high school matches, he did not wrestle one wrestle-back match. Oyen was a four-time Most Outstanding Wrestler (tournament award), two-time Most Inspirational (team award) and one-time Most Valuable (team award).
Turk was an Illinois state champion as a senior and placed fourth as a junior. An Elmhurst, Ill., product, he was also team captain.
White, from Manly, Iowa, finished his prep career with a 153-19 overall record. In his senior season he was state runner-up, fourth at Corn Cob Nationals and finished the season with a 52-2 mark. He was also state runner-up as a junior and placed sixth at Corn Cob Nationals.
“We are very excited about the quality of individuals we are bringing in during the spring signing period,” Bono said. “To go along with the young men who committed in the fall, this class is really set up to do some great things. I am excited about where SDSU wrestling is heading.”
The additions upped the incoming class to 13 and improved on the No. 6 ranking.