WATCH: Davies' Palmer commits to Bison football, Sheyenne's Renner captures national weightlifting title

Palmer is the first North Dakotan to commit to NDSU in the 2023 recruiting class.

Fargo Davies lineman Brennan Palmer.
Fargo Davies defensive lineman Brennan Palmer (53) has verbally committed to play football at North Dakota State.
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North Dakota State football reached into its backyard for one of its latest additions to the 2023 recruiting class.

Davies rising senior lineman Brennan Palmer announced his commitment to the Bison on Tuesday. At 6'4, 240 pounds, Palmer split time on the offensive and defensive lines for the Eagles last season. He collected 36 tackles, four for loss, and three sacks.

"It feels like a dream," Palmer said. "I've watched them all my life, I've been a fan all my life, and to be able to be a part of their team and part of their family is just crazy to me."

NDSU also added offensive tackle Nate Schneckloft out of North Scott High School in Iowa on Tuesday.

Another local high school weightlifter is bringing home some national championship hardware.


Sheyenne junior Nic Renner won a title in the 96 kilogram weight class at the USA Weightlifting National Championships on Monday night. His final results, lifting a combined 566 pounds in the snatch and clean and jerk, beat the runner-up by 63 pounds.

"It felt surreal because coming from nothing to the best just felt surreal compared to anything else," Renner said. "I came in here and just did what I did."

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Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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