A pair of multi-time state wrestling champions for Owatonna are changing their college colors. Current senior Peyton Robb, a three-time state champion, is switching from South Dakota State University according to The Guillotine wrestling website. The Jackrabbits made a coaching change, leading to Robb's desire to wrestle elsewhere. Two-time state champ Brandon Moen is leaving Eastern Michigan after one season after the school announced it was eliminating wrestling as part of a cost cutting move.

Robb announced on Twitter that he "received permission to contact" other coaches and was then "granted my full release...I'm beyond happy to announce my commitment to the University of Nebraska." He thanked SDSU for "being understanding."

Robb was a four-time finalist at the Minnesota State High School League wrestling tournament, winning titles as a freshman at 106 pounds, a sophomore at 120 and a senior at 160. He was second as a junior at 145 pounds. Robb also won a pair of title at the World Pan American Games last summer.

 

@OPPJon reports that Moen will wrestle for Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Detroit Free Press reported in March that EMU was eliminating several varsity sports due to budget shortfalls.

 

 

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