SDSU wrestling facility approved by Regents

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — The South Dakota Board of Regents approved plans Thursday for South Dakota State University to move forward with a $4 million on-campus wrestling training facility.

The nearly 16,000-square-foot Kurtenbach Family Wrestling Center would be constructed on the southwest corner of the Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex. Former SDSU wrestler and coach Frank Kurtenbach provided the lead gift for the facility, which will feature four competition mats, plus a strength and conditioning area, locker rooms, team room, coaches’ offices and spaces for academics and nutrition.

Pending final approval by the South Dakota Legislature, construction of the two-story structure is tentatively scheduled to begin in spring 2021.

Naming opportunities still exist to support the project. Those interested in doing so can contact the SDSU Athletics Development Office at (605) 697-7475 or [email protected]. Donations to support the project can also be made through the SDSU Foundation.