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OSU Wrestling: Alex Dieringer is Headed to the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club

Dieringer is switching up RTC’s.



Alex Dieringer announced Tuesday morning on The Bader Show that he’s leaving Stillwater for the University of Michigan to train at the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club with Sean Bormet and Sergei Beloglazov.

Dieringer joins the club’s senior-level freestyle roster and plans to compete internationally in the 86kg/189-pound freestyle weight class in the Olympic year.

He said nothing but positive things about his experience at OSU and Stillwater and credited the staff and John Smith for a wonderful experience. He said the move to Michigan “just feels right.”

“I want to thank OSU for everything they’ve ever done for me,” he said. “I won three national titles, Hodge Trophy, I’ve been on the national team every since I’ve been on the senior level. I can’t thank them enough.”

Dieringer’s long time girlfriend is from Michigan and is going to grad school at Michigan, which seems to have been a big factor in his decision.

Per Michigan’s release

“Alex is one of the most dominant NCAA wrestlers in recent decades,” said Michigan head coach Sean Bormet. “He is an explosive scorer and has some exceptional skillsets that have transitioned to International success. He is currently one of the top-rated wrestlers in the world, a serious gold medal contender and is a tremendous addition to our existing group of senior level wrestlers. I have always been impressed with Alex’s character and his approach to training and competing. We are eager for his arrival to Ann Arbor and to get to work.”


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