DLBLC's Coy Spooner becomes first N.D. wrestler to sign with Coast Guard program

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DES LACS, N.D. - Des Lacs-Burlington/ Lewis and Clark's Coy Spooner is going to be the first North Dakota wrestler to join the Coast Guard's DIII program in New London, Connecticut.

Competing in college has been a goal for Spooner ever since he was a young wrestler. He discussed what it's taken to get this far.

"It took a lot of hard work, and it's not just hard work when it comes to wrestling in the wrestling room. It comes to out-of-season workouts. It comes down to being disciplined and being hard working in the classroom and being a leader.That was something I have always prided myself in, so I think the Coast Guard Academy's a perfect fit for me," Spooner said.

He's coming off a perfect junior season and state championship.