06/02/12 - 3:59pm
Recent Nikiski graduate Kaden Spurgeon was looking at wrestling in South Dakota when he got a suggestion from assistant coach Dylan Hooper.
Why not try Division II powerhouse St. Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minn.?
Spurgeon, a two-time Class 1-2-3A state champion, sent the Huskies a tape of him in action.
“They immediately said I should fly down there,” said Spurgeon, the son of Jimmy and Kristina Spurgeon of Nikiski. “They paid for my ticket and all my expenses. They showed interest.”
On the early March trip, Spurgeon also got to know the team.