Spearfish athletes sign letters of intent

SPEARFISH, S.D. – A state wrestling champion and a standout girls basketball player from Spearfish are the latest students-athletes to make their college intentions known.


Max Sailor, Minot State University

Max Sailor signed a national letter of intent on Thursday to wrestle next year at Minot State University.

Sailor is a two-time state wrestling champion.

He won the state title at 132 pounds in 2019 and last season, he captured another state title at 138 pounds.

The Spearfish senior plans to major in physical science.

“Definitely a big part of it is all my family live in there,” Max Sailor said. “I really like the team atmosphere and the coaches. I know some people that already go there that I use to wrestle with and some other kids from South Dakota also go there.”


Erin Rotert, Dakota Wesleyan University

Meanwhile, Spearfish senior Erin Rotert also signed a letter of intent on Thursday to compete in women’s basketball at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell.   

The 5-foot-9 forward was a member of the Spartans girls basketball team that was 8-12 last year, but finished the regular season strong winning four out of their final six games.

Rotert looked at a few other schools before deciding to sign with Dakota Wesleyan where she plans to major in criminal justice.    

“Well I went to visit and coach Christensen and the assistant coaches were super welcoming,” Erin Rotert said. “I got the chance to watch the team play South Dakota State University last year. I really liked the way they played. Overall, I just loved the university itself. It was a perfect fit for me.”

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