The decision has been made and the weight is off the shoulders of Perham wrestler Ty Moser. Moser announced on Oct. 18 that he will further his wrestling career and education at North Dakota State University.

The two-time third place Class AA finisher and 150-match winner said it came down to North Dakota State University, Duke and Stanford. He said it was relieving and exciting to make the announcement.

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“It’s been a place for awhile. We have been in contact with them for about a year now,” Moser said. “Over the course of time that we have gotten to know them, it has felt like home to me. At the end of the day, it wasn’t an easy decision, but it’s a comfortable decision that I’m excited about.”

Moser said he really liked the coaches at NDSU. He said being close to home will be nice and he’ll have an awesome support system nearby to help him through the next four years. He really liked the atmosphere and said it made it easier to decide.

Moser said the recruiting process was a fun process and opened his eyes to a lot of things.

“At the end of the day, it was challenging to have to pick one school, but it was a fun process, nonetheless,” Moser said.

Moser is one of the key anchors on the Yellowjacket wrestling team and has helped the Yellowjackets to a fourth-place team finish last year and a pair of consolation championships. He’s glad the decision is now made.

“Now, the focus can just be on wrestling and succeeding on that level and when the time comes to make the transition to the next level up,” Moser said.

Moser said it was a cool experience to visit Stanford and Duke and they opened his eyes.

“It was a cool experience seeing the differences in the places like that and small-town Minnesota,” Moser said.

Moser said he is excited to compete in the Big 12 with NDSU.

“I’ll embrace them and am really excited to compete against some of the best wrestlers in the country, eventually,” Moser said. “I wanted to choose a school where I knew I was going to be challenged and it would be hard to succeed. Obviously, with NDSU in a power five conference, I knew I would be there and that definitely factored in the decision as well.”