Blooming Prairie senior Colton Krell is a state champion Awesome Blossom and a state titlist as a Razorback. His next nickname to conquer will be Bison after committing to wrestle at Division I North Dakota State University. Krell was a guest on the AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show recently.

He capped his stellar prep wrestling career with a state individual title in March at Xcel Energy Center. Krell won the 195-pound title as a member of the Westfield Razorbacks, which is a coop between Blooming Prairie and Hayfield. He is the first BP wrestler to ever win a state title.

In the state wrestling finals, Krell beat top-seed Luke Tweeton 7-3, but was concerned about being thrown right up to the final seconds. Afterward, Krell wanted "to go hug the coaches and hug my family. That's about all that was on my mind."

Krell placed at state four times and was a two-time finalist. He called on that experience plus talking with his brother, Dalton Henderson, who won a state wrestling title ten years ago with Owatonna. Krell said Henderson told him, "You've already been there...Being there before, it really makes it a lot easier to go back out there...It really calms the nerves."

Krell was also a member of the dominating defensive and offensive lines for the state champion football team, a first for Blooming Prairie as well. He called it "It was the time of my life right there...It was just a huge accomplishment for the town...The entire team was excited. We are all able to have a blast together."

He made his college decision in early May. He said he knows quite a few of the wrestlers on the NDSU roster and liked the feel of Fargo, ND as a rural community to attend college. He expects to red-shirt his first year.

Krell is very honest and humble, which I think you will get from listening to our full interview by clicking on his name below.


Krell and his Awesome Blossom football teammates lead off the gallery below.


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