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Jeff Kolpack, Published October 25 2012

Fargo North's Walton commits to NDSU wrestling

FARGO – Fargo North senior Tommy Walton followed his instinct that was developed at a young age. He always wanted to be a Division I wrestler, and on Thursday, he took the first step in making that dream come true.

He verbally committed to North Dakota State and will sign a letter of intent during the early signing period that starts Nov. 14.

“I want to give D-I a shot and see what it’s like,” Walton said. “I’ve always pictured myself wrestling Division I. As I got older, I considered other options, but I stayed with it.”

Walton won a North Dakota state title at 106 pounds last year and was runner-up at 103 two years ago. He also excelled in the USA Wrestling tournament, finishing runner-up in the Cadet Greco-Roman division two years ago.

Walton said he also considered Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. His father, Steve Walton, is a former Bison wrestler.