Rhinelander clinic to feature one of country’s top wrestlers
For the Tomahawk Leader
RHINELANDER – Area wrestlers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the top wrestlers in the country.
Alex Dieringer completed his second season on staff with the University of Michigan wrestling program. A three-time NCAA champion and Hiodge Trophy winner, Dieringer serves as the Wolverines’ recruiting and video coordinator.
Dieringer captured three NCAA titles during his career at Oklahoma State from 2013 to 2016, winning at 157 pounds as a sophomore before claiming back-to-back 165-pound titles in 2015 and 2016. Following his senior season, he was awarded the Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate wrestler. He was a four-time NCAA All-American, taking third place at 157 pounds as a freshman.
Dieringer compiled a 133-4 record in college, including a perfect 66-0 mark over his last two seasons, and earned bonus points in more than 70% of his wins with 45 career falls. He was a four-time Big 12 champion, becoming just the seventh wrestler in Cowboy program history to win four conference titles. He was named OSU’s Male Athlete of the Year.
A five-year member of the U.S. National Freestyle team since his college graduation, Dieringer has excelled internationally at the senior level, capturing gold medals at three international tournaments, silver and bronze at two others. He captured the U.S. Open freestyle title at 174 pounds in 2019 and previously took third at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team trials. He is a two-time Junior World Team member, capturing world silver at 163 pounds in 2013.
The clinic featuring Dieringer, made possible by the Hodag Wrestling Club, will be held at the Hodag Dome, 863 Hodag Dome Dr., Rhinelander, on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost for the clinic is $20.00 per wrestler, to be paid at the clinic. Email [email protected] to register.