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State champion wrestler Wenzel signs with Air Force Academy

Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 11:20 PM CST
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DAKOTA, Ill. (WIFR) - Division I talent runs through the veins of Dakota wrestling and Andrew Wenzel became the latest Indians athlete to make the jump.

The senior wrestler signed with the Air Force Academy at a small ceremony with friends and family on Wednesday.

Wenzel sais he chose the Falcons because he was very impressed by their athletes who are academically and athletically driven.

After winning a state title his sophomore season and a runner-up medal last year, Wenzel says he is only one in a long line of Dakota greats.

“Lucky for me, I grew up with a bunch of other athletes that went to Division I,” said Wenzel. “I grew up watching Josh Alber and Carver James and JJ Wolfe so I saw what they did and the work that they put in to get where they wanted to be. I knew that I had to put that same time and effort into the sport to get the results I wanted.”

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