SPEARFISH — Nathan (Nate) Rotert, Spearfish High School Class of 2013, will be inducted into the Spearfish High School Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020, during halftime of the Spearfish/Huron girls’ varsity basketball game on Friday, Feb. 7, in Spearfish.
Rotert was a multi-sport athlete at Spearfish Hih High School.
Here are Rotert’s accomplishments:
Wrestling: 6x SHS Wrestling Letter Winner 7th-12th grade; 116-15 career record; 4x State Qualifier; 4x State Placer (4th place 2010); 3x State Finalist (2nd place 2011); 2x State Champion (2012, 2013); 4-year Team Captain; USA National Cadet Freestyle (Fargo) Runner-up; only loss in finals to eventual 2018 Olympic Champion, Kyle Snyder (2011); USA National Jr. Duals Greco Team South Dakota 10-0 record; All- Tournament Team USA Freestyle and Greco Jr. Duals; 2x High School National Champion (National High School Coaches Association Virginia Beach) 10-0 record; USA Dream Team Classic All- Star Participant
Football: 4x SHS Football Letter Winner; 4-year starter playing both ways as middle linebacker and running back, along with kicking duties; 2x All State Running back; 2x Team Captain; Led the team in tackles all four seasons; Led the team in rushing yards junior and senior years; Selected to Argus Leader’s Elite 45 Senior Year; Selected to the South Dakota Senior All- Star Game
Track: 1x SHS Track and Field Letter Winner; Member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relays
College Wrestling at South Dakota State University: 4x SDSU Wrestling Letter Winner 99-37 career record and 50-14 dual record; 4x NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship National Tournament Qualifier; 2nd 4x National Qualifier in SDSU Division I Era History; Big 12 Conference 197-lb. Champion (2017-2018); Big 12 Conference 197-lb. Runner Up (2016-2017); Team Undefeated Big 12 Conference team Dual Champions (2017-2018); Team 12th-place NCAA Team Finish and Round of 12 Advancement (2017-2018); USA Wrestling Junior World Team Finalist and 1st Alternate (2014); 2x Team Captain (2016-2017, 2017-2018); 3x Academic All Big 12 Conference Wrestling First Team (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017-2018); Western Wrestling Conference All -Academic First Team (2014-2015); Western Wrestling Conference Coaches’ Honor Roll (2013-2014); 4x National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018); Dean’s List (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017); 4.0 grade point average (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019); Member of Phi Chapter, Phi Upsilon Omicron (2016- present); and SDSU Wrestling Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator (2018-Present).