Sports activities Highlight: Clay Radenz
BISMARCK, ND (KFYR) – Clay Radenz won the £ 138 title in his junior year. Now he wants to end his high school wrestling career as a two-time national champion.
“That’s the plan. I feel like I’m going out there and anyone who kicks me on the mat will give them hell and just hammer sand,” said Radenz.
Century head coach Gerald Lamar has watched Radenz wrestle for the past 10 years.
“I think the biggest thing I’ve seen in him is the maturity that we have a lot of younger kids with, and what’s more, it’s about fun if you will and it’s going to be fun, but he’s year Come in for year that he’s in our room, you can only see that the time is the effort and I think the greatest thing is the commitment and the seriousness that he takes when he walks into the room. So maturity is what I’ve seen growing the most at Clay, and that’s huge, ”Lamar said.
Clay had set himself the goal of receiving a scholarship for Division I. The North Dakota State Bison gave Clay this opportunity.
“I had a couple of offers that you know, but NDSU were really people who kept going after me and talking to me, you know, and the state, and showing the locally grown things. They have a great program that will help them move up the DI rankings and I felt very good about it, ”said Radenz.
The Bison program allows Clay to compete with some of the best wrestlers in the country while staying close to home.
“The driving force behind Clay was which college program wrestles the best to the best of the best in North Dakota. And there really is only one, that is NDSU. It’s a Division 1 program and I think Clay always had the goal of being a Division 1 wrestler and to be with these guys on a regular basis he wants to wrestle the best. So, I think that was his main focus and drive. “Hey, if I want to be the best, I have to get into one of those programs where I can fight the best of the best,” Lamar said.
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