The Collegian

Jacks mount comeback for first dual win

Jacks mount comeback for first dual win

Brady Nicolaus, Sports Reporter

December 16, 2018


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CORVALLIS, Ore. – It took a comeback, but the South Dakota State Jackrabbits earned its first win in the Damion Hahn era, defeating Oregon State 19-17. It was the first time the Jackrabbits wrestled as a team since losing to Minnesota 35-6 in late-November. While the day began with a rocky with...

Jackrabbits routed in second dual of the season

Jackrabbits routed in second dual of the season

Brady Nicolaus

November 18, 2018


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A young dual team for South Dakota State was unable to find success in Frost Arena on Saturday night, where they dropped a 45-6 decision to the No. 4 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The night began with South Dakota State freshman Gregory Coapstick’s matchup against Oklahoma State junior Nick Piccinini...

Hahn-dling transition: Hahn hopes for wrestling success

Hahn-dling transition: Hahn hopes for wrestling success

Carson Herbert

November 14, 2018


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Damion Hahn had never stepped foot in the state of South Dakota before being named the head coach of the state’s lone Division I wrestling program in April 2018. After head coach Chris Bono left for a head coaching position at the University of Wisconsin, SDSU’s athletic director, Justin Sel...

South Dakota State, Arizona State wrestlers to face off at Pentagon

South Dakota State, Arizona State wrestlers to face off at Pentagon

May 3, 2018


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THE SANFORD PENTAGON South Dakota State University and Arizona State University will hit the mat for a wrestling dual at the Sanford Pentagon on Nov. 11. The two programs are bringing back two recently crowned national champion wrestlers in Seth Gross (SDSU) and Zahid Valencia (ASU). Gross became SDS...

Top five sports moments of 2017-18

Top five sports moments of 2017-18

Andrew Holtan

April 25, 2018


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With finals next week and this being The Collegian’s last issue of the school year, I decided to take a look back at this year’s five most memorable moments in South Dakota State sports. 1. Seth Gross wins SDSU’s first-ever Division I Wrestling Championship Junior wrestler Seth Gross came up short i...

Jacks wrestling in new ‘Hahns:’ meet next head coach

Jacks wrestling in new ‘Hahns:’ meet next head coach

Trenton Abrego

April 18, 2018


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Damion Hahn started a new job on Monday. The job? South Dakota State’s new head wrestling coach. Hahn previously served as an assistant coach for 12 years at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and wrestled at the University of Minnesota in college. Q: How excited are you to take over a program tha...

Wrestling names Hahn new head coach

Wrestling names Hahn new head coach

Trenton Abrego

April 9, 2018


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South Dakota State announced Monday afternoon Damion Hahn will be its next wrestling head coach. Hahn was formerly an assistant coach and associate head coach at Cornell University for 12 years. During his tenure at Cornell, the Big Red won 11 Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association titles. ...

Issue: Bono stepped down as wrestling head coach to go to the University of Wisconsin.

Issue:  Bono stepped down as wrestling head coach to go to the University of Wisconsin.

Editorial Board

April 4, 2018


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Chris Bono left South Dakota State for a new job last week. He announced his move to the University of Wisconsin of the Big Ten March 24, not long after Seth Gross won SDSU’s first NCAA Division I Championship. It all happened so fast. There was some confusion, a little bit of heart break, but ultimately...

Candidates to watch on during search for Jacks’ new wrestling head coach

Candidates to watch on during search  for Jacks’ new wrestling head coach

Trenton Abrego

April 4, 2018


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As the search for Chris Bono’s replacement continues, here’s a look at some of the possible candidates that could fill in the position nicely for SDSU wrestling. Mike Zadick, Iowa State Associate Head Coach The Great Falls, Montana, native, Zadick, has put together an impressive resume, both on ...

Bono heads to Wisconsin, reflects on time at SDSU

Bono heads to Wisconsin, reflects on time at SDSU

Trenton Abrego

March 26, 2018


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It’s official. Chris Bono will not be the head coach for the South Dakota State wrestling team next season and will instead head to Madison, Wisconsin to coach the Wisconsin Badgers. Bono will fill the void left by the resignation of the former Badger legend, Barry Davis, who was the head coach at Wi...

Bono leaves SDSU for Wisconsin

Bono leaves SDSU for Wisconsin

Trenton Abrego

March 24, 2018


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Chris Bono, who engineered the South Dakota State wrestling rebuild, will not return for his seventh year as the Jackrabbits head coach. The 2017 Big 12 Coach of the Year Bono will instead head to the Big 10 to take over as the head coach of the Wisconsin Badgers. Wisconsin lost their head coac...

Athlete of the Week: Seth Gross

Athlete of the Week: Seth Gross

Andrew Holtan

March 21, 2018


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Year: Junior Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota Major: Computer Science The South Dakota State wrestling team participated in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Tournament March 15 to 17. Seth Gross won the 133-weight class and was the first SDSU wrestler to win an NCAA Division I Championship. H...