2X State Champion Ethan Lizak Commits to Minnesota

Screen Shot 2013-10-14 at 11.30.20 PMThe Big Ten Conference has landed another one of Pennslyvania’s top prospects, this time however, its the Minnesota Gophers. Two-time PIAA Class AAA State Champion Ethan Lizak (Parkland High School) has made the choice to continue his career at the University of Minnesota. Lizak will only be the second PA native on the Minnesota wrestling roster joining Central Valley High School’s Alex Daugherty.

Lizak is an all-around talented wrestler who may be soft spoken off the mat but is aggressive on the mat. He enters his senior season at Parkland with a career record of (120-13) that includes a State runner-up finish his freshman season at 103 lbs., a State Championship his sophomore season at 106 lbs. and a State Championship last season at 113 lbs. This past summer Lizak raised his recruiting stock big time when he qualified for the United States World Team at 55 kg/110 lbs. Competing in Stillwater, Oklahoma Lizak won the FILA U.S. Junior World Team Championships in June before heading to Sofia, Bulgaria to compete in the FILA Junior World Championships. There Lizak dropped his first and only match of the tournament to Ruslan Gasimov of Azerbaijan.

Lizak predicts to compete at 125 lbs. for the Gophers and help contribute to one of the top Wrestling Programs in the Big Ten and NCAA.


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