Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019

Big ‘A’ heads west – commits to the Bisons

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Adam Freimund

Harvard High School senior football player and wrestler Adam Freimund has committed to wrestle at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D.

Freimund won 137 matches in his four years on the varsity wrestling team. He was a two-time state wrestling qualifier and finished fifth in the 285-pound weight class at the IHSA Class 2A state wrestling meet this year.

Freimund said his trip to Fargo reminded him a lot of his home town.

“When I got there, it was nice and wide open. It wasn’t extremely busy,” he said. “It was calm and I like it calm. Harvard’s pretty laid back and so is Fargo.”

Freimund visited NDSU earlier this year and said the meeting with the coaching staff at NDSU was extremely positive.

“They treated me like royalty,” Freimund said. “All they did was feed me and feed me and feed me. I was afraid when I got back home coach Haak would ask ‘How did you gain 20 pounds in a week?’ They were super nice. They’re excited to have me there. I think that’s what helped me out a lot [with the decision] – them being excited to have me there.”

Harvard Hornets football and wrestling coach Tim Haak said Freimund and the wrestling program made a good choice.

“I believe it’s a good fit for Adam,” Haak said. “[North Dakota State] has a strong [agriculture] program. Adam is an independent young guy with high expectations. We wish him well.”

Freimund, who was a key fixture on the Harvard Hornets football team playing on both the offensive and defensive lines, said he will miss playing on the gridiron.

“I will definitely miss playing football,” Freimund said. “I kind of wanted to do football more than wrestling just because you can eat a little more, but I love both sports and I would have done my best in either one.”

Freimund will study agriculture and hopes to become a veterinarian or an agriculture teacher. He said he would like to coach if he becomes a teacher.