Harvard senior Adam Freimund has accepted an offer to wrestle at NCAA Division I North Dakota State on an athletic scholarship next year.
Freimund finished his high school wrestling career Saturday at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington with a 3-0 decision over Oak Park’s Rick Schnickel at 295 pounds. It was one of Harvard’s three victories in a 49-12 loss in the Class 2A Dual Team State Wrestling Tournament. Oak Forest went on to take third place.
Freimund was 40-3 for his dual season and finished fifth in the Class 2A State Individual Tournament at 285 pounds. He pinned Taylorville’s Blake Hooper in 1:42 in the fifth-place match.
The successful wrestling season and scholarship cap an outstanding senior year for Freimund, who was an offensive and defensive line starter for the Hornets’ Class 4A football playoff quarterfinal team.
Freimund was a Northwest Herald All-Area second-team selection at defensive line.
“He had a tremendous [wrestling] season after being a state qualifier last year,” Harvard coach Tim Haak said. “[North Dakota State] had made him an offer and he said he’d decide after the season was over. He gave them his commitment this weekend. It’s a real tribute to what he’s done in high school, he’s turned into a great leader for us.”
Haak said Freimund planned to major in agriculture and wrestle for the Bison.