ST. CLOUD, Minn. — McPherson High graduate and NCAA Division II national champion Tim Prescott was voted by the league coaches Thursday as the 2014-15 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Wrestler of the Year.
Prescott, who wrestles for St. Cloud State University of Minnesota, toppled No. 1-ranked T.J. North of Augustana 3-2 in the 125-pound national championship match after losing to him twice earlier this season.
Prescott defeated the top-three ranked wrestlers on his way to the title. He finished the year with a 21-8 record.
Naturally, he was selected first-team NSIC at 125 pounds. He also was named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week after helping St. Cloud State to the team title as well.
“I want to thank everyone that supported me all this way and thank God for my abilities being able to wrestle this season,” Prescott said last week after he won the national title. “It's an honor to be a part of this team. The reason why I came to this team is because they've been in the running almost every year and kept falling short. I find myself with my career the same way. I fell short quite a bit, right near that title every time. I knew they were going to be just as hungry as I am, pushing each other to the top. Just to be a part of sealing the deal for the team is phenomenal, I'm speechless. It's great.”
Prescott finally broke through against North, who was the expected champion.
“I knew going into the match I'd have my hands full,” Prescott said. “He gave me two losses throughout the year and at regionals two weeks ago. I knew what he had and I knew what I could do. I worked with coach throughout the past couple weeks, going in and taking care of business. I just ending up coming out on top. There's not much else to say about that. I mean, great opponent, very tough kid, doesn't stop, keeps attacking, you know, he brings the best out of me.”