Former Oklahoma State wrestler Alex Dieringer announced on Twitter that he has signed with Nike Wrestling.
This season, Dieringer won his third consecutive NCAA national championship and second straight at 165 pounds to cap his collegiate wrestling career on an 82-match win streak, dating back to January 2014. He went 33-0 his senior season with 27 bonus-point victories, including 12 falls - 10 in the first period - eight major decisions and seven technical falls. He only allowed one takedown all season.
For his efforts, he won the 2016 Dan Hodge Trophy, given annually to the most outstanding collegiate wrestler. He joins heavyweight Steve Mocco (2005) as the only Cowboys to win the award. Dieringer went 133-4 overall during his career and only loss to Derek St. Johns of Iowa, an eventual national champion, at the national tournament. He's the 16th three-time NCAA national champion, 14th four-time All-American and seventh four-time conference champion in program history.
After his career at OSU, Dieringer made the U.S. National Team by placing third at 74 kilograms at the Olympic Trials.