College Recruiting: two-time state entrant Simmonds to Augustana University
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana wrestling head coach Jason Reitmeier announced the signing of Nathan Simmonds Tuesday. Simmonds, a senior at Martin County West High School in Truman, Minnesota, will enroll as a freshman at Augustana in the fall of 2020.
“Our coaching staff and athletes are excited to have Nathan join our team next fall,” Reitmeier said. “Nathan is a great athlete who excels in all positions. Nathan has had success in all styles of wrestling and has a passion for the sport. We love his attitude and skillset and look forward to working with him next year.”
Simmonds qualified for state during his sophomore and junior seasons at Martin County West. During his junior season, the team was the section runner-up and during his sophomore season, they were the state runner-up.
Simmonds was born on Oct. 5, 2000, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. He currently resides in Truman, Minnesota, with his parents, Margo and Brannon, and siblings, Torrey, Connor, Paige, Brenden, Alex, and Brynne. Nathan’s hobbies include hiking and being outdoors. After graduating from Martin County West in May of 2020, Nathan wants to major in athletic training and minor in athletic science at Augustana with hopes of getting his masters in athletic training as well.
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Nathan Simmonds, Fairmont/Martin County West
2019 USA Wrestling Nationals GR Junior 160 DNP
2019 Northern Plains Regional GR Junior 170 3rd
2019 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Junior 160 4th
2019 MN HS State Tournament 2A 11th 160 DNP 40-10
2018 Redwood River Riot 2A 11th 160 3rd
2018 MN/USA Wrestling State GR Junior 152 6th
2018 MN HS State Tournament 2A 10th 152 DNP 21-12
2017 Redwood River Riot 2A 10th 152 3rd
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