Scottsbluff’s Whiteley signs to wrestle at Augustana University

Scottsbluff’s Whiteley signs to wrestle at Augustana University
(RRN/Cottrell)
November 23rd, 2022 | Chris Cottrell

On Tuesday afternoon another Bearcat was at the signing table as senior Connor Whiteley made if official, he’ll be heading to wrestle at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“I really like their program, they have a good history. I created a really good bond with the coaches over time and just the team atmosphere is something I want to be a part of. I believe I can be taken to my best potential there.”

Augustana University competes at the Division-II level.

Whiteley was a second place finisher after suffering an injury for the Bearcats last year at the state tournament and he figures to be a key cog this year for a team that has high expectations.

“I don’t think my second place medal has moved since I got home from state. I’m not happy with it. I’m here to show people ‘what’s up’ this year. I’m not taking second, I’m going to take gold this year and that’s my goal.”

Whiteley added that despite some injuries that will hamper the team a little bit they expect to have a big season and challenge some of the best in Class B in Lincoln.

Whiteley plans to major in physical education at Augustana.

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