Gopher wrestling recruit named best in nation

The Minnesota wrestling team will get a big boost in the future with the addition of Ohio wrestler C.P. Schlatter, who was recently named the top high school wrestler in the nation and the recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award.

Ohio prep wrestling star and Minnesota Gophers recruit C.P. Schlatter was recently named the recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award as the top prep wrestler in the nation.

Schlatter graduated from St. Paris Graham High School in Urbana, Ohio with a career record of 165-1 and as a four-time Ohio state champion. He won the 152-pound state title his senior season. His career record is the best in Ohio high school wrestling history.

The award, the most significant a prep wrestler can receive, is based on athletics, academics and citizenship. Schlatter graduated with a 4.06 GPA and was both a NHSCA and OHSCAA Academic All-American.

Schlatter was also a FILA Cadet National Champion and a NHSCA Senior National Champion. Schlatter won the Tulsa National Championship five times and the AAU National Wrestling Championships 10 times. Three times he was a Triple Crown Award Winner – winning at Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco.

Schlatter was also named Wrestler of the Year by the Springfield News, Dayton Daily News and Urbana News. He was twice named to the Asics All American Team and was also named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Wrestler of the Year.

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