C-I’s Travis Holt signs with SCSU Wrestling

C-I’s Travis Holt at the April 26 signing celebration with parents Dawn and Al Hanson (seated), C-I Wrestling Coach Neil Jennissen, and his sister, Greta Holt.  Photo by Greg Hunt

C-I’s Travis Holt at the April 26 signing celebration with parents Dawn and Al Hanson (seated), C-I Wrestling Coach Neil Jennissen, and his sister, Greta Holt. Photo by Greg Hunt

Cambridge-Isanti senior Travis Holt signed on to wrestle next season for St. Cloud State wrestling, with a rolls & juice ceremony held for him April 26. Holt leaves Bluejacket wrestling with a solid legacy: 3rd in career team points (760), 3rd in career falls (79), 4th in career wins in a C-I singlet (152), along with placing in the career top-10 in takedowns, 2-point & 3-point nearfalls.

Holt will be joining a Huskie wrestling program that finished 2nd in NCAA Div. II the past two seasons and in the top-5 the past five winters. He sees 157 pounds as a potential weight slot for him on the team, with the 165 lb. weight a possibility in the future.

“The Huskies have a pretty good guy at 157 in red-shirt freshman Clint Poster of Pierz who was 4th in the nation this year. Fogarty from Scott West is also a good red-shirt freshman at the weight. I saw the team in one dual this winter and went over to see (former C-I teammate) Clayton Jennissen and a bunch of the other freshmen compete in an open tourney,” said Holt. “Besides wrestling, I’m interested in going into math education, and they have a good education program at SCSU. It’s close to home, and I’m a big family guy.”

“I remember watching Travis Holt, Ty Tischer and Ty Torgerson scrap it out many times back as youth wrestlers and in our practices. I knew Travis would be good because he always had determination and wrestled a very fast pace,” recalled C-I wrestling coach Neil Jennissen. “What’s been neat to see is how Travis has gotten better ever year because of his hard work.”

A hard-working student-athlete on pace to graduate with distinction, Holt also was Mississippi 8 Football’s “Defensive Back of the Year” last season and is a strong 400m runner & triple jumper on the C-I track squad.

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