State champion wrestler and incoming Owatonna High School senior Cade King announced his commitment to Division I South Dakota State University Wednesday via his Twitter account (@cader101).

King went 44-0 during the 2017-18 season, winning the state title at 182 pounds. He dominated his competition at Xcel Energy Center with a tech fall, major decision and two decisions, beating Calvin Sund of Prior Lake 6-4 in the championship bout.

King wrestled at 152 pounds as a sophomore at the 2017 tournament and finished second to Alex Crowe in the finals, losing a 6-4 decision. In 2016, his first season as a Husky, King did not place as a freshman in the 132 pound class. King represented Waseca at the 2015 state wrestling tournament and took home the third place medal as an eighth grader.

King is fourth on the all-time win list for Owatonna wrestlers and fourth on the career takedowns list. He could end his prep career at the top of both lists.

Track Wrestling reports King was a second-place finisher at the Northern Plains Regional in Greco-Roman competition this May in Rochester.

It's a little ironic that King would commit to SDSU. Recent Owatonna grad and three-time state champion Peyton Robb originally committed to the JackRabbits then changed to Nebraska after SDSU went through a coaching change.

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