Donny Longendyke | @The_Don285
Minnesota Storm 130 kg
Minnesota Training Center
Hometown: Vandnais Heights, MN
High School: White Bear Lake High School
College: University of Nebraska and Augsburg College
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Donny Longendyke had a successful high school career at White Bear Lake, during which he was a two-time state champ (2010, 2011) and three-time finalist. These accolades and his dominating style combined to make him the #1 recruit in the nation at heavyweight.
He decided to attend the University of Nebraska. During the 2011-2012 season, Longendyke won the Nebraska Redshirt of the Year award, going 34-10 in the heavyweight division.
Longendyke decided to leave Nebraska after the 2012-2013 season. Following a brief hiatus from the sport, Donny joined the Minnesota Training Center in the spring of 2014. His also decided to return to academics and is on pace to graduate from Augsburg College in the next few years.
In his first season competing for Augsburg College, Donny won an NCAA DIII Individual National Championship in March 2015. He also played a big role in securing Augsburg's 12th National Team Championship.
We are excited about Donny’s bright future in the sport. He has the agility and speed of a much smaller athlete, but the power of a true heavyweight. The Olympics in 2016 are certainly within striking distance for Donny.
Off the mat, Longendyke enjoys being outdoors, especially fishing and spending time on the lake.
High school wrestling highlights:
#1 ranked heavyweight in the country by InterMat
2-time Minnesota state champion
3-time Minnesota state finalist
Junior Nationals Greco-Roman finalist
Junior Nationals freestyle all American
Cadet Nationals freestyle Champion
Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman all American
College wrestling highlights:
2015 NCAA DIII Individual National Champion 2015
2015 Member of NCAA DIII Team National Champions at Augsburg College
University of Nebraska Redshirt of the Year Award 2011-12
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