Monett wrestler Ethan Davis signed a national letter of intent to play for the Northern Illinois Huskies Wednesday night. Davis chose Northern Illinois over Arizona State and Old Dominion University.
"I feel good about my decision," said Davis. "I really liked the coaching staff, and I believe they can push me to become a better athlete. Going to Northern Illinois will help me accomplish my goals of winning a NCAA championship."
In his three-year tenure with Monett, Davis has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments. He is a two-time Missouri and district champion, three time state qualifier, a state and district runner-up and has been named three times to the Missouri Wrestling Association's All-State Academic team.
Davis has compiled an overall record of 133-2 in his three years at Monett and still has his senior season to add to his résumé.
"Ethan is a great athlete," said Monett Wrestling Coach Daryl Bradley. "The sky is the limit for this young man. His style of wrestling is a good fit for the college game and having the distraction of recruiting gone, it should help him focus on being the best wrestler he can be."
Davis said that his fear of losing is a key factor in his competitiveness. His "never quit" attitude has helped him become one of the best wrestlers in Missouri. Northern Illinois offered something that pleased every one in his family.
"My mom likes the academic side of the university," added Davis. "My dad and I like the athletic aspects. They have a brand new weight room, and my future teammates will push me hard to be come better."
Davis is still undecided on a major.