SEWARD, Neb. – Seward native and Aquinas Catholic High School (David City, Neb.) standout Alexander Reimers will make up part of head coach Dana Vote’s recruiting class of 2015-16, as announced by the Concordia University wrestling program. Heavily recruited throughout the GPAC landscape, Reimers owns a prep record of 87-22 entering his senior season for the Monarchs.
“Anytime you can pick up a local kid that is going to impact your lineup it’s huge,” Vote said. “I feel Alexander has a huge upside and is going to make an impact on our team immediately.”
Reimers has produced impressive results in his first three seasons on the mat at the Nebraska Class C level. As a junior, he placed third in the 195-pound bracket at the state championships following a district runner-up finish. Reimers also claimed a fifth-place state finish (160 pounds) as a sophomore while also winning a district title and finishing runner up at the Centennial Conference tournament. In his freshman season, Reimers won the Centennial Conference 145-pound title on the way to a fourth-place district finish and state championships qualification.
In addition, Reimers has earned high school All-America status twice in his career via runner-up finishes at the Midwest Classics and the Brute Nationals. The Columbus Telegraph chose Reimers as one of this winter’s “Super Seniors.”
A well-rounded student-athlete, Reimers has garnered Academic All-State recognition, as selected by the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA), in each of his first three high school seasons.
Reimers, who is likely to compete at 197 pounds as a Bulldog, will look to add to the success of other recent recruits who did not have to travel far to make their way to the Concordia wrestling room. Both Ken Burkhardt Jr. (Milford, Neb.) and Austin Fehlhafer (Seward) paid immediate dividends by qualifying for the NAIA national championships as freshmen in 2014.
Reimers is coached at Aquinas by Nebraska Scholastic Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame member Tony Horacek. Alexander is the son of Jeff and Trish Reimers.
Now in his third season at the helm of Concordia wrestling, Vote has steadily built up the program into one ready to make a splash on the national stage. The Bulldogs are ranked 10th in the NAIA and first in the North Group. They possess seven nationally-ranked individuals and return five of their six national qualifiers from last season.
Reimers at Aquinas Catholic High School
Junior: 26-2 (195 pounds); district runner-up; third-place state championships finish
Sophomore: 37-6 (160 pounds); Centennial Conference runner up; district champion; fifth-place state championships finish
Freshman: 24-14 (145 pounds); Centennial Conference champion; fourth place at districts; state championships qualifier