Nazar Mironenko of Mifflinburg Area High School in Pennsylvania and Christian Stackhouse of Riverside High School in New Jersey have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and wrestle at North Dakota State University.
NDSU head coach Roger Kish made the announcement on Monday, Nov. 18, during the one-week early signing period. Both student-athletes are expected to join the Bison in the fall of 2014.
Mironenko won a Pennsylvania AA state title at 285 pounds as a sophomore in 2012, going 43-2 on the season. As a junior, he went 35-5 and captured a district championship, and he has been ranked among the nation's top 20 heavyweights entering his senior season. Mironenko was also a standout lineman for the Mifflinburg football team.
Stackhouse placed third in the 160-pound freestyle division at USA Junior Nationals in Fargo in July 2013. As a sophomore in 2012, he went 38-3 and was a New Jersey state tournament qualifier at 145 pounds. Stackhouse followed up with a 34-5 record at 152 pounds as a junior, and he is ranked 17th in the nation at 160 pounds entering his senior season.
NDSU will compete next in a triangular against Northern Iowa and Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill., on Nov. 23.