Throughout the off-season, we’re going to be getting to know returning NCAA Division I wrestlers from around the country. We sent questionnaires to every program in the country and will be sharing the results throughout the long trek to next fall. You can find them all whenever you like under the Getting to Know tag.
Name: Tyler McNutt
School: North Dakota State University
Class (for 2017-18): Redshirt Junior
After serving as a spot starter during his redshirt freshman campaign first at 165, then later at 174, McNutt claimed the 184-pound slot as his own last season for the Bison. The former Missouri state champion for Benton High School went 14-14 including a three-match winning streak in conference duals to close the regular season. While the postseason didn’t go as he might have hoped, McNutt returns next season to an experienced North Dakota State line-up looking to build on their fourth place finish in last season’s Big 12 tournament.
Rate your 2016-17 season on a scale of 1-10?
What are you working on this off-season?
Getting stronger, better technique in the positions I struggle in, more mental toughness.
Do you plan to wrestle freestyle or Greco in the off-season?
What was the most interesting class you took this year?
Studio Class for Architecture
If you could wrestle one person, living or dead, who would it be?
If you could change one rule in college wrestling what would it be?
Change stepping out to a point like how freestyle and Greco are wrestled.
If you weren’t a wrestler, is there another sport or competitive activity you’d have pursued?
When the season ended, what is the one food you had to eat?
Ice Cream Shake from Krolls
What is your major and what would you like to do with it when you graduate?
Architecture. Currently, leaning toward the residential side of designing houses.