DICKINSON, ND- Payson Dirk has signed a national letter of intent to join the Dickinson State University Wrestling team.
Dirk is a senior from Sturgis Brown High School, in Sturgis, South Dakota.
On the mat, Payson finished 2nd at the 2016 South Dakota A meet at 195 pounds. In 2015 Payson finished 3rd at the South Dakota State A meet.
Dirk plans to pursue a degree in physical education and be a teacher and coach. Dirk plans to wrestle in the 197 weight class. Dirk comes from the same Alma Matter as Head Coach Justin Schlecht. "It will be really fun wrestling for a coach that knows the Scooper program and knows all about hard work" said Dirk.
"DSU is a good fit for me and my goals," said Dirk when asked why he choose Dickinson.
"Payson will make a great fit at 197#'s and this weight class will give him a great opportunity to grow in the sport and be a strong presence in the future. Payson has a work ethic that is second to none and he is also a very strong student in the classroom. These are 2 attributes that we DSU look for in all of our student athletes" said Justin Schlecht, DSU Head Coach.