Tyler Zeimen, of Cherokee, has signed a letter of intent to continue his football and wrestling careers at Northwestern College next fall.
Zeimen is a 5’10”, 180-pound running back and linebacker who lettered four years for the Washington High School football team. Zeimen accounted for 66 tackles, two for a loss, and earned first team all-district honors for the second consecutive year this past season. For his career, he totaled 181 tackles and 260 rushing yards. Zeimen is the son of Mike and Lori.
“We are excited to have Tyler join our program,” commented Northwestern head coach Matt McCarty. “He is a young man that really stood out at our camp and that we feel will be an excellent addition to Northwestern.”
In his fourth season competing for the Washington wrestling team, Zeimen currently sports a 139-34 career record heading into the final half of his senior season. Zeimen is already a three-time state qualifier and holds the school record for pins in a season (34) and pins for a career (102). He owns an impressive 20-0 record so far this season and is an honor roll student. Zeimen plans to major in physics/chemistry and education at Northwestern.
“We are excited to get Tyler on board with our Red Raider wrestling program,” said Northwestern head coach Rik Dahl. “We have been watching this young man and working with him through our Zapas program since he was a freshman. He is explosive and is always in attack mode when he is on the mat. Tyler knows how to win and loves to get matches done early as is seen in his 100+ pins in a career. We welcome his tenacity and competitive drive to the fold and look forward to seeing what the next 4-5 years brings.”