NU football vs. Minnesota, 10/20/18

Nebraska recruit Bryce Benhart (left) smiles as he watches the pregame warmups before the Huskers take on Minnesota at Memorial Stadium in October.

Bryce Benhart finished his high school wrestling career in style on Saturday evening. 

The 6-foot-9 Nebraska offensive tackle commit won the Minnesota Class 6A state championship in the heavyweight division with a dominating run. 

He won the title bout, 7-0, putting the finishing touches on a decorated high school career and undefeated senior season for Lakeville North High. 

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It's been a banner year for Benhart overall, as he helped lead Lakeville North to an unbeaten season and state championship on the football field as well. 

In between, he signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football for the Huskers. 

Benhart was ranked the No. 121 overall player in the nation (No. 14 tackle) by 247Sports and the No. 139 player (No. 18 tackle) by Rivals for the 2019 cycle. 

Another note: Benhart spent the winter around 285 pounds in order to make weight for wrestling. That was about the weight he worked at back in January when he spent a week in San Antonio for the All-American Bowl with fellow NU signees Wan'Dale Robinson, Ty Robinson and Noa Pola-Gates. 

That, though, is probably the lightest Benhart will be for the next several years. He'll transition back to a football workout program for the spring and will arrive on campus here in late May or early June. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


Sports writer

Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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