Spartan wrestler buzzing his way to St. Ambrose’s new wrestling program

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Hunter Meyer

Hunter Meyrer signs with St. Ambrose to continue his wrestling career.

Sid Sharma, Feature Editor

State qualifier Hunter Meyrer signed with St. Ambrose’s new wrestling program to continue his career at a higher level.

Hunter Meyrer has been a varsity wrestler for four years at PVHS and served as team captain his senior year. He has dedicated his time to the craft, working on strengthening his mental toughness to hold both himself and his teammates accountable in the physically and mentally demanding wrestling season.

PV wrestling head coach Jacob Larsen has seen the senior captain grow as a class act student-athlete and leader. “He was always on time for practice and never missed any workouts. He pushed the team and didn’t hesitate to speak up when he needed to as a captain,” he said.

After the district wrestling tournament earlier this year, Meyrer received a text from the head wrestling coach of St. Ambrose, Bo Bettinson, congratulating him for qualifying for the state tournament. He asked Meyrer to visit the campus and talk more about their new wrestling program. 

After visiting and talking with Bettinson, Meyrer ultimately decided to sign with St. Ambrose wrestling to continue his career. “The reason I signed to St. Ambrose is because they have an amazing campus and very good programs I could major in, and I wanted to be able to get a good education that would help me in the future,” Meyrer explained.

Bettinson informed Meyrer, when he signed with St. Ambrose, that they expect their new program to get off to a good start. They want to be a dominant team right off the bat and are counting on the young wrestlers’ determination to be the best team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). 

Meyrer’s goal heading into his freshman year is to work hard and be very coachable. He has always believed that if he trusts his training and puts forth total effort, then the results will show. Although he is unsure what weight he will wrestle at, he will wrestle to the best to his ability.

Larsen is proud of Hunter’s accomplishments in high school and his impact on the PV wrestling program. “Hunter was exactly what the program needed as an athlete. He will be missed, and I look forward to watching him compete at the next level,” he reflected.

Meyrer is graduating from PVHS as a state qualifier, a title that many young athletes hope to achieve. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication and passion for the sport of wrestling.