Omaha Skutt wrestler Nic Stoltenberg commits to Nebraska

Omaha Skutt's Nicholas Stoltenberg celebrates his third individual state wrestling title.

Less than a month after committing to Wisconsin, Omaha Skutt’s Nic Stoltenberg had a change of heart.

On Saturday the three-time individual state champion announced his commitment to Nebraska.

“Nebraska has always been my goal,” the Skutt senior said. “I hadn’t signed with Wisconsin yet, so nothing was official. When Nebraska reached out to me it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass.”

Despite two individual state championships, Stoltenberg didn’t receive a lot of Division I interest prior to his senior season.

“I didn’t really have a lot of coaches reach out to me, especially at the Division I level, until right before my senior season,” Stoltenberg told The World-Herald in April. “I just waited patiently until people would reach out to me.”

After a third state championship in February, interest heated up even more. He wasn’t able to visit Wisconsin prior to committing because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time he chose the Badgers over offers from Arizona State and Purdue.

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