HELENA — While the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for high school student-athletes to get recruited, Noah Kovick of Helena Capital found a way.
In front of friends, family, and his coaches, Kovick signed his letter of intent to wrestle for the North Dakota State Bison. When asked what he's most excited about for the next four years, Kovick said getting on the mat for an NCAA Division I school.
"Just getting to wrestle at the highest level you can in college, you know?" said Kovick. "Not many people can say they've wrestled Division I, and that's something I'm super excited for."
Kovick posted first- and third-place finishes in the past two Class AA state wrestling tournaments, and while Thursday was a special day, winning that state title will be his top wrestling memory for now.
"This is probably one of the top three but winning a state title is probably the best feeling I've had," said Kovick.
All that said, Kovick is still grateful for the opportunity to continue his wrestling career.
"I'm just super thankful for this opportunity to wrestle Division I," said Kovick.
Kovick said he plans to study Leisure and Parks.