MAT RATS SECTION 2A PREVIEW (2019-2020)

MAT RATS SECTION 2A PREVIEW (2019-2020)
FAVORITES: BLUE EARTH AREA BUCCANEERS and the KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS

DARK HORSES: MAPLE RIVER EAGLES and the MEDFORD TIGERS
KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Nathan Lexvold
Conference: Hiawatha Valley

25-10 Overall 7-2 Hiawatha Valley
Class A State Runner Up
Section 2A Champions
Twelve Section Place Winners/Nine State Qualifiers/Five State
First Place: KW “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 240 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 197 pts. 12 Placer
Sixth Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Carter Quam 11th 30-13 3rd Section
Bray Olson 11th 23-19 1st Section
Alec Johnson 11th 23-18 2nd Section/AC
Dillon Bartel 8th 21-21
Owen Hilke 11th 20-22 2nd Section
Tyler Craig 11th 18-27 4th Section
Isiah Thompson 11th 17-11
Logan Meyers 11th 9-23
Owen Scheffler 12th 7-14 6th Section
Kiefer Olson 8th 5-8
Armani Tucker 11th 4-3
Jaedin Johnson 9th 4-6
Wyatt Rauk 9th 3-19
Daniel VanEpps 11th 2-2
Trent Foss 8th 2-7

Graduates:
Seth Brossard 48-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (158-23 Career)
Tyler Ryan 34-2 1st Sec./State Champ/AC. (155-26 Career)
Jesse Jackson 47-2 1st Sec./3rd State/AC. (105-37 Career)
Jeron Matson 30-1 1st Sec./State Champ (197-12 Career)
Kaya LIndell 29-10 1st Sec./3rd State (96-47 Career)
Nathan Bauer 29-10 2nd Section (83-38 Career)

BLUE EARTH AREA BUCCANEERS
Head Coach: Randy Wirtjes
Conference: South Central/Big South

24-10 Overall Duals 3-2 Big South
Section 2A Runner Up
Fourteen Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers
First Place: Minnetonka “Skippers” Duals (4-0)
Seventh Place: Big South Conference 96.5 pts. 7 Placers
Ninth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 87 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jaxon Klinkner 12th 38-10 2nd Section
Ty Peterson 11th 37-9 2nd Section
Davis Sunken 12th 34-13 2nd Section
Max Ehrich 11th 32-15 3rd Section
Koby Nagel 12th 32-18 2nd Section
Caleb Beeler 12th 26-18 4th Section
Jacob Beeler 12th 19-25 6th Section
Nick Frank 11th 17-18 6th Section
Ian Cornelia 11th 15-11 4th Section
Logan Johnson 11th 14-19 5th Section
Carson Sturtz 9th 11-23 4th Section
Luke Mertens 11th 11-10 5th Section
Nick Lawrence 10th 6-16 5th Section

Graduate:
Dominic Whitlow 32-16 1st Section

MAPLE RIVER EAGLES
Head Coach: Dan Robbins
Conference: Gopher

18-6 Overall Duals 5-0 Gopher
Final Four Section 2A
Eight Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers
Second Place: Tartan “Clash of the Titans” Invite: 167 pts. 11 Placers
Second Place: Rochester Century “Panther” Invite: 156.5 pts. 10 Placers
Fifth Place: Mankato East “Cougar” Invite: 107 pts. 11 Placers
Sibley East “Wolverine” Duals: 4-0
Seventh Place: PEM Invite: 113 pts. 9 Placers
Tenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 86 pts 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Wyatt Simon 12th 39-7 2nd Sec./5th State/AC
Caden Ochsendorf 12th 35-9 3rd Section
Nathan Trio 12th 35-11 1st Section
Bowden Simon 10th 34-18 2nd Section/AC
Cooper Ochsendorf 9th 32-15 3rd Section/AC
Trevor Pearson 12th 32-12 3rd Section
Ethan Evenson 10th 32-14
Jared Latusek 12th 15-22
Thayne Decker 10th 11-29 5th Section
Skyler Jenkins 10th 5-20
Eston Battles 10th 5-23
Braxton Simon 8th 2-5
Brady Walters 11th 3-3
Dylan Dogen 10th 1-1

Graduates:
Bryan Garlow 17-17 6th Section
Seth Swehla 1-5

MEDFORD TIGERS
Head Coach: Dennis Whitman
Conference: Gopher

10-2 Overall Duals 4-1 Gopher Conference
Eight Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/Three State Placers
Third Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 103.5 pts. 7 Placers
Fifth Place: Kenyon-Wanamingo “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 114 pts. 7 Placers
Fifth Place: Stewartville “Tigers” Invite: 94.5 pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: Buffalo “Bison” Invite: 84.5 pts. 6 Placers
Eighth Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 89 pts. 5 Placers
Eighth Place: JWP “Mike Fasnact” Invite: 62.5 pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Charlie Elwood 9th 35-2 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Willie VonRuden 12th 32-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Tate Hermes 9th 26-13 4th Section
Alex Helgeson 9th 24-12 2nd Section
Brennon Hoffman 11th 19-15 3rd Section
Garron Hoffman 9th 17-18 5th Section
Zach Wetmore 12th 12-20
Curtis Fiction-Babock 9th 10-13
Gavin’s Hermes 11th 9-5 5th Section
Dylan Heiderscheidt 9th 6-3 5th Section
Evan Schweishal 9th 4-5
Karl Neuman 9th 2-5
Dillon Bartasch 9th 2-5
George McCarthy 9th 2-2
NEW RICHLAND HEARTLAND/ELLENDALE/GENEVA PANTHERS
Head Coach: Shawn Larson
Conference: Gopher

8-11 Overall Duals 3-2 Gopher Conference
Eleven Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Four Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 93 pts. 11 Placers
Eighth Place: Century “Panther” Invite: 78 pts. 6 Placers
Eighth Place: Stewartville “Tiger” Invite: 76 pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Nickolas Petsinger 10th 21-21 5th Section
Thor Routh 11th 18-21 5th Section
Ralph Raesler 10th 17-19 3rd Section
Argo Gushwa 12th 17-20 4th Section
Andrew Reich 12th 14-17 5th Section
Clay Stenzel 10th 11-18 5th Section
Annabelle Petsinger 8th 11-23 5th Section
George Roesier 8th 8-21
Connor Okland 11th 7-21 6th Section
Makota Misgen 9th 7-25 6th Section
Aden Berg 9t 1-4

Graduates:
Tyler Jacobson 26-14 2nd Section (73-72 Career)
Quinten Arndt 31-12 2nd Section/AC (52-39 Career)

WESTFIELD RAZORBACKS
C0-Head Coaches: Chad Gimbel/Shane Masching
Conference: Gopher

4-17 Overall Duals 0-5 Gopher
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Seventh Place: Stewartville “Tigers” Invite: 83.5 pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Hayfield “Dave Erickson” Invite: 82 pts. 6 Placers
Tenth Place Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 64 pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Colton Krell 12th 38-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Dylan Nirk 12th 27-11 2nd Section/AC
Keegan Bronson 10th 20-20 4th Section
Lane Lambke 11th 14-11 4th Section
Dylan Ehmke 11th 13-15 4th Section
Tyler Archer 10th 12-20 6th Section
Alex Phenix 10th 7-14
Cade Christianson 9th 2-9
Ethan Ehlers 10th 2-7
Cody Nirk 9th 1-5
Cael Becker 11th 1-17
Sam Pirkl 9th 1-3

Graduate:
Tristan Rieken 19-7 injured/AC (52-24 Career)
LAKE CRYSTAL/WELCOME MEMORIAL AREA KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Andre Harnitz
Conference: Valley

Dual Meet Record Unknown
Seven Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Sixth Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 80 pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: TCU Invite: 72 pts. 8 Placers
Fourth Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 59 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Avery Northquest 12th 28-8 2nd Section
Trayton Hewitt 12th 22-12 3rd Section
Tucker Wills 11th 20-17 2nd Section
Matt Thofson 12th 15-13 4th Section
Ean Gillman 10th 11-22
Alex Sullivan 11th 9-20
Seth Rosin 11th 7-24 6th Section
Dougray Giebenahler 12th 6-7
Camden Ludeman 10th 6-21
Bryce Larson 11th 6-11
Tristan Jones 12th 5-10 6th Section
Dominic Rosin 10th 4-3
Alex Harnitz 10th 2-5
Griffin Simenez 8th 1-4
Johnathon Fischer 11th 1-1

Graduates:
Tyler Ash 13-16 6th Section
Dylan Conner 2-14

JWP/WEM GRIZZLIES
Head Coach: Adam Roesler
Conference: Gopher

3-17 Overall 1-4 Gopher
Five Section Place Winners
Ninth Place: JWP “Mike Fasnacht” Invite: 29 pts. 4 Placers
Ninth Place: Norwood Young America “Central” Invite: 23 pts. 1 Placer

Returning Wrestlers:
Ethan Rider 11th 15-11
Brant Meichert 12th 14-11
Jaxson James 12th 13-16 4th Section
Tucker Rients 12th 11-19 6th Section
Jacob Karsten 12th 8-10 6th Section
Michael Sheehy 12th 5-7
Ted Carlson 11th 5-16
Kurtis Crosby 11th 5-16
Theo Misha 12th 4-14
Jack Cahill 9th 3-8
Cody Cowdin 9th 3-5
Gavin Krause 8th 2-6
Jake Morshing 11th 2-5
Ethan Greewald 9th 1-15
Jayden Taylor 12th 1-3

Graduates:
Donal Carlson 8-17 6th Section
Dalton Klampe 7-27 6th Section

LESUER-HENDERSON GIANTS
Head Coach: Mike May
Enrollment: 282
Conference: Minnesota River

Overall Dual Meet Record Unknown
Three Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Sixth Place: TCU Invite: 77 pts. 5 Placers
Eighth Place: Glencoe-Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invite: 51 pts. 4 Placers
Eighth Place: Mankato East “Cougar” Invite: 56 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Tommy Supton 12th 24-17 3rd Section
Sam Supton 8th 13-24
Ethan Senelin 11th 13-21
Jordan Grinde 10th 9-22
James Loewe 9th 9-27
Kade Thompson 11th 7-14
Andy Senelin 9th 7-21
Isaias Sanchez 11th 7-14
Dalton Pauley 12th 2-1 Injured

Graduates:
Jorge Hernandez 33-5 1st Sec./3rd State
Jacob Wacker 25-13 3rd Section
UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL REBELS
Head Coach: Dan Dylla
Conference: Gopher

Overall Dual Meet Record Unknown
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Tenth Place: Hayfield “Dave Erickson” Invite: 67 pts. 4 Placers
Fifteen Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 41 pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Bryce Sonnek 11th 28-10 1st Section
Micah Hanson 11th 28-12 4th Section
Mason Elvebak 12th 23-9 3rd Section
Jacob Billings 12th 33-14 3rd Section
Conner Ehlert 12th 16-20 4th Section
Ethan Elvebak 10th 20-17

Graduates:
Blake Legred 41-5 1st Sec./2nd State
ST. CLAIR/MANKATO LOYOLA CYCLONES
Head Coach: Todd Huxford
Conference: Valley

2-19 Overall Duals
Two Section Place Winners
Eighth Place: TCU Invite: 43 pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Stewartville “Tigers” Invite: 52 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Simon Kruse 9th 25-4
Jack Klinder 11th 18-24
Eli Kruse 8th 16-21 3rd Section
Lukas Kuse 12th 14-25
Jacob Schimek 8th 10-20
Chase Baker 12th 10-27
Anthony McDoough 12th 7-17
Bryan Bennett 12th 2-13
Parker Osmonson 8th 2-0

Graduate:
Gage Baker 28-12 4th Section/AC (86-109 Career)

MAT RATS SECTION 1A PREVIEW (2019-2020)

MAT RATS SECTION 1A PREVIEW (2019-2020)

Favorites: DOVER-EYOTA EAGLES and the GMLOS BULLDOGS

Dark Horses: CHATFIELD GOPHERS and the GOODHUE WILDCATS

DOVER-EYOTA EAGLES
Head Coach: Brian Lehnertz
Conference: Three Rivers

14-8 Overall 6-2 Three Rivers
Twelve Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier/One State Placer
Second Place: Ellsworth, Wis. Invite: 183 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: KW “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 186 pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 156.5 pts. 11 Placers
Seventh Place: Hayfield “Vikings” Invite: 124 pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Taylor DeFrang 12th 41-8 2nd Sec./4th State/AC
Gavin Gust 9th 38-10 3rd Section/AC
Brodie Kellen 9th 38-10 3rd Section/AC
Trenton Thesing 10th 23-17 6th Section
Blake Lehnertz 11th 23-14 5th Section/AC
Reece Lemke 12th 20-18 6th Section
Tyler Shea 11th 20-22
Spencer Welsh 11th 11-20 6th Section
Jacob Dessner 9th 9-8 3rd Section
Gavin Dobelstein 12th 8-5 5th Section
Tyler Mix 9th 8-11
Colton Tragstad 11th 5-12
Landon Lehnertz 8th 6-4
Carson Mitchell 9th 3-13
Colton Treyton 10th 3-12
Jackson Duellman 9th 2-1

Graduates:
Marcus Otomo 34-6 1st Sec./6th State/AC (104-60 Career)
Michael Nelson 45-3 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (168-66 Career)
Teigen Miller 19-24 4th Section (64-63 Career)
Spencer Honsey 7-18
GMLOS BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Randy Smith
Conference: Three Rivers

15-7 Overall Duals 6-3 Three Rivers
Eleven Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Champion
First Place: FCLMC “Holiday” Invite: 227.5 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Stewartville “Tigers” Invite: 178 pts. 11 Placers
First Place: Wisconsin Dells Invite: 210 pts. 12 Placers
Forth Place: South Winneshiek, Iowa Invite: 160 pts. 11 Placers
Third Place: Tartan “Clash of Titans” Invite: 165.5 pts. 8 Placers
Fifth Place: Hayfield “Vikings” Invite: 134 pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Christian Jacobson 11th 36-11 5th Section/AC
Daniel Smith 11th 34-10 Injured
Cohen Wiste 9th 33-8 2nd Section/AC
Noah Gayles 11th 32-9 3rd Section/AC
Anthony Romero 11th
Donavon Felten 10th 27-9 3rd Section
Reed Voigt 11th 27-15 4th Section
James Jacobsen 9th 23-18 6th Section
Wes Soltau 10th 20-19
Cameron Sneed 11th 19-21 5th Section
Isiah Morse 11th 17-18
Corbin Ludemann 8th 16-19 5th Section
Nolan Skifter 12th 10-10 6th Section
Lucas Winfield 11th 5-6
Colton Gardner 8th 1-1

Graduates:
Jackson Hale 41-13 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (161-40 Career)
Clayton Luthe 38-5 1st Section/AC (105-49 Career)
Marcus Chaves 2-3
GOOHUE WILDCATS
Head Coach: Josh Grant
Conference: Hiawatha Valley

27-9 Overall Duals 5-4 Hiawatha Valley
Nine Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Four State Placers
Section 1A Champions
First Place: Chicago Lakes “Holiday” Invite: 206 pts. 14 Placers
Third Place: Bi-State Classic: 164.5 pts. 8 placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Baxter O’Reilly 11th 44-11 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Maddox O’Reilly 10th 33-14 AC
Ryley Christianson 11th 25-22 4th Section
Makae O’Reilly 10th 24-13 4th Section
Cody Lohman 10th 18-22 5th Section
Lucas Bortz 10th 13-16
Ryan Bortz 10th 11-16
Ethan Breuer 10th 7-14
Kyle Schoenfelder 12th 6-10 4th Section
Collin Meyer 9th 1-0

Graduates:
Kelby O’Reilly 49-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC (178-35 Career)
Kaleb O’Reilly 46-5 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (198-59 Career)
Kodee O’Reilly 44-10 1st Sec.5th State/AC (111-32 Career)
Travis Gadient 27-16 (98-69 Career)
Bjorn Otterness 14-3 (62-37 Career)
Bradyn Hinsch 7-12
Chatfield Gophers
Head Coach: Travis Bartels
Conference: Three Rivers

9-7 Overall Duals 6-1 Three Rivers
Final Four 1A
Eight Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: FCLMC “Holiday” Invite: 198.5 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 139 pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: WEM/JWP “Mike Fasnacht” Memorial: 114.5 pts. 7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Cael Bartels 12th 34-10 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Seth Goetzinger 11th 29-9 1st Section/AC
AJ Karver 11th 26-10 3rd Section/AC
Tate Karver 11th 17-19 6th Section
Grady Schott 10th 16-13 6th Section/AC
Cody Guenther 11th 13-16 AC
Jacob Stephas 12th 10-12
Campbell Berge 11th 7-9
Sulley Ferguson 9th 7-21
Luke Ihrke 12th 3-11
Mason Clemens 10th 2-9 6th Section
Luke Carrier 9th 1-5
Kaplan Schott 8th 2-12

Graduates:
Davontae Goldsmith 21-14 3rd Section/AC
Nathan Goldsmith 25-11 3rd Section/AC
Chase Ketterhagen 12-19
ZUMBROTA-MAZEPPA COUGARS
Head Coach: Luke Steffen
Conference: Hiawatha Valley

16-9 Overall Duals 8-1 Hiawatha Valley
Seven section place winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
First Place: Glencoe/Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invite: 168.5 pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Kennedy “Eagles” Duals:
Third Place: Buffalo “Bison “ Invite: 120.5 pts. 10 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Michael Majerus 12th 40-10 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
John Poulin 12th 26-19 2nd Section
Beau Jurrens 11th 27-16 AC
Ethan Kovars 11th 25-10 2nd Section/AC
Gabe Tupper 10th 16-19
Cole Poncelet 12th 17-18
Luke Krier 12th 14-22 6th Section
Ethan Scheill 10th 14-19
Ben Roberts 12th 5-19
Tanner Mancilman 12th 3-6
Brennan Sheda 10th 1-11

Graduates:
Jacob Bennett 39-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC (194-64 Career)
Tyler Soltau 32-17 4th Section/AC (66-59 Career)
Matt McKinney 23-17 4th Section
Trey Lexvold 6-24
Jack Hoglund 7-7

ST. CHARLES FIGHTING SAINTS
Head Coach: Mike Mathison
Conference: Three Rivers

Unknown Dual records
Seven Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Section Place: Hayfield “Dave Erickson” Invite: 160 pts. 10 Placers
Fifth Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 105.5 pts. 8 placers
First Place: Dacorah “Vikings” Duals: (4-1)
Fifth Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 114 pts. 9 placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Logan Wendt 12th 40-6 2nd Sec./4th State/AC
Jeff Thoreson 10th 31-11 3rd Section
Carter Mathison 10th 15-18 5th Section
Connor Simon 11th 16-18
Chance Kobs 9th 8-15
Gavin Boyum 10th 7-17
Riley Ferden 11th 6-19
Jake Stokes 11th 3-2
Micheal Jorgenson 10th 2-3

Graduates:
Mark Buringa 22-1 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Tyler Mathison 31-13 4th Section/AC
Joe Dayland 24-18 5th Section
Teagan Young 24-11 4th Section
Jersey Thoreson 24-15

CALEDONIA/HOUSTON WARRIORS
Head Coach: Shay Mahoney
Conference: Three Rivers

13-7 overall Duals 4-0 Three Rivers East
Section 1A Runner Up
Ten Section Place Winners/Six State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Second Place: PEM Invitational: 182.5 pts. 9 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Brandon Ross 10th 36-10 4th Section
Isaac Denstad 12th 33-11 2nd Section/AC
Alec Francis 12th 28-12 2nd Section
Tucker Ginther 9th 24-17 2nd Section
Jack Strub 11th 19-23 6th Section
Isaac Blocker 8th 18-8
Jed Kasten 12th 12-9 3rd Section
Isaiah Forrester 12th 8-3
Owen Denstad 8th 3-3
Jordan Beeman 8th 2-3
Colton Halverson 11th 1-2

Graduates:
Kyle Cavanaugh 40-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Payton Schott 31-13 2nd Section/AC
Ryan Wagner 32-9 3rd Section
Nick McCabe 10-6 2nd Section/6th State
Jacob Cripps 14-25
Aaron Francis 8-10
WABASHA-KELLOGG FALCONS
Head Coach: Ron Sanders
Conference: Three Rivers

2-12 Overall Duals 1-7 Three Rivers
Five Section Place Winners/One state Qualifier/One State Placer
Seventh Place: KW “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 92 pts. 7 Placers
Thirteenth Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 62 pts. 4 Placers
Eighth Place: Rogers “Mattness Holiday” Invite: 76.5 pts. 6 Placers
Eleventh Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 62 pts. 4 Placers
Tenth Place” PEM Invite: 51 pts. 3 Placers
Twelfth Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 64 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Nolan Rommel 12th 30-9 3rd Section
Chris Cushman 9th 18-22 5th Section
Jon Frazier 11th 10-16
Jack Rodeghier 10th 9-16
Terrik Miller 10th 6-27
Dallas Burns 10th 2-1
Nate Irish 9th 1-14
Dante Ragone 8th 1-4

Graduates:
Tagen Miller 44-5 2nd Sec./3rd State/AC (190-60 Career)
(32 Falls)
Tanner Sanderson 20-28 6th Section
Devin Beier 23-20 6th Section
TRITON COBRAS
Head Coach: Mark Evjen
Conference: Hiawatha Valley

10-16 Overall Duals
One Section Place Winner
Seventh Place: Hopkins “Paul Bengtson” Invite: 88 pts. 6 Placers
Fifth Place: Trinity Invite: 96 pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Colby Dobbs 11th 25-13
Mason Barker 11th 24-9
Corbin Gielser 10th 22-8 5th Section
Kody Rssmussen 12th 22-13
Hunter Shadow 11th 10-17
Owen Garness 9th 10-13
Alex Naze 8th 11-10
Austin Adreon 9th 9-13
Leon Schlichting 9th 6-13
Grady Klankowski 9th 2-1

Graduates:
Trey Theobald 17-15
Kaleb Strom 12-16
Weston Voeltz 4-3
Anthony Avery 3-1
FILLMORE CENTRAL FALCONS
Head Coach: Joe Cullen
Conference: Three Rivers

Dual Record Unknown
Four Section Place Winners
Eighth Place: LaCrosse, Wis. 69.5 pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place: FCLMC “Holiday” Invite: 79 pts. 6 Placers
Seven Place: Flanagan, Iowa 79 pts. 6 Placers
Fourteenth Place: PEM Invite: 37 pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Caden Anderson 11th 23-17 4th Section
Cale Anderson 11th 22-20 5th Section
Brandon Knutson 12th 18-21
Michael Barett 12th 17-20 5th Section
Stefan Nikoloski 12th 15-24 4th Section
Orion Gass 9th 16-19
Carter Hovland 9th 9-26
Pablo Ruen 11th 6-18
Devin Throendel 11th 2-19
Harley Wead 12th 1-2
Connor Wingert 8th 1-3
Nick Disteal 10th 1-1

MAT RATS SECTION 8AA PREVIEW 2019-2020

MAT RATS SECTION 8AA PREVIEW
2019-2020

FAVORITES: DETROIT LAKES LAKERS and the PERHAM YELLOWJACKETS

DARK HORSES: PEQUOT LAKES-PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD CREW and the PIERZ PIONEERS
DETROIT LAKES LAKERS
Head Coach: Rob Ullyott
Conference: Mid-State
Section 8AA

The Lakers will have back from their Section 8AA runner up team nine section place winners, including four state qualifiers, of which they return a state champion and seven others with a great deal of experience. Look for the Lakers to challenge those very good dual meet marks of 27-4 from last season. They did graduate four seniors, including thee state qualifiers. Look for them to challenge for section dual meet honors and possible for AA state honors. They are the favorite to defend their conference honors. The key leaders thru out he season should include: Isaiah Thompson, Blake Weber, Brody Ullyott, Cade Jackson, Jordan Skansen and Cade Okeson all with 30+ wins.

27-4 Overall Duals 5-0 Mid-State
Section 8AA Runner Up
Thirteen Section Place Winners/Seven State Qualifiers/State Champ
First Place: Fosston/Bagley “Alfred Olson” Invite: 276 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: TRF “Army/National Guard” Invite: 181.5 pts. 13 Placers
First Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 217.5 pts 13 Placers
Second Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 174 pts. 8 placers
Second Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals
First Place: Mid-State Duals
Second Place Freshman Region

Returning Wrestlers:
Isaiah Thompson 12th 45-3 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Brody Ullyott 11th 36-13 3rd Section/AC
Cade Jackson 9th 36-12 1st Section/AC
Cade Okeson 9th 35-9 2nd Section/AC
Blake Weber 12th 35-11 3rd Section/AC
Jordan Skadsem 12th 33-12 3rd Section/AC
Blaine Henderson 11th 28-18 3rd Section/AC
Bradley Swiers 10th 24-12 2nd Section
Andrew Annette 11th 21-23 5th Section
Garett Nelson 11th 17-21
Andrew Barnett 11th 9-6
Carson Wold 11th 8-7
Clint Anderson 10th 4-7
Cale Abraham 9th 5-7
Tyson Ullyott 9th 3-3
Thad Schlauderaff 11th 1-7

Graduates:
Noah Olds 41-11 2nd Section/AC (119-47 Career)
Fabyon Greer 30-5 1st Section/AC (126-49 Career)
Brennen Sather 32-20 4th Section/AC (63-56 Career)
Charles Barnett 30-12 2nd Section/AC (70-53 Career)
PERHAM YELLOWJACKETS
Head Coach: David Vetsch
Conference: Heart O’Lakes
Section 8AA

The Yellowjackets will have back from the section championship team seven section place winners, including five state qualifiers, of which two were won state honors. They will also have six with a range of experience. They will be hard pressed to improve on their awesome dual meet campaign of 31-2 from last season. They graduated seven section place winners, including five state qualifiers, of which four earned state honors. Look for the Yellowjackets to make a challenge for section honors and to defend their conference honors despite the huge loss thru graduation. Their key leaders should include: Dawson Kellogg, Jack Fudge, Owen Werner, Gabe Bellefeuille and Brian Ramos thru out the season.

31-2 Overall Duals 5-0 Heart O’Lakes
Section 8AA Champions
State Class AA Third Place
Fourteen Section Place Winners/Ten State Qualifiers/Six State Place Winners/State Champ
First Place: Fargo “Rumble on The Red” Invite: 175.5 pts. 8 Placers
Second Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 168.5 pts. 13 Placers
First Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals
First Place: Grand Forks “Sertoma” Duals (4-0)
First Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference: 251 pts. 14 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Dawson Kellogg 12th 45-6 1st Sec./4th State
Jack Fudge 11th 46-6 1st Section/AC
Gabe Bellefeuille 12th 37-19 2nd Sec./6th State
Owen Werner 12th 37-10 1st Section/AC
Brian Ramos 10th 29-16 2nd Section
Aaron Lorentz 12th 16-7
Garett Covington 11th 14-10
Blake Lorentz 10th 13-9 6th Section
Rowdy Lindquist 12th 12-16 5th Section/AC
Braydon Roch 8th 5-8
Dom Gottwalt 12th 2-4
Isaac Lung 12th 2-8
Colton Hackel 10th 2-2

Graduates:
Ty Moser 46-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (196-30 Career)
Zachary Peterson 50-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (207-45 Career)
Dylan Fudge 44-7 2nd Sec/2nd State/AC (202-60 Career)
Leighton Rach 39-11 2nd Sec./4th State/AC (148-72 Career)
Blaze Brady 43-9 2nd Section/AC (63-15 Career)
Matthew Bush 13-25 3rd Section
Colton Satter 11-11 4th Section
Colton Kostynich 14-7

THIEF RIVER FALLS PROWLERS
Head Coach: Kenny Geiser
Conference: North Star
Section: 8AA

The Prowlers will have back from their 20-7 dual meet campaign and their final four team seven section place winners, including two state qualifiers, along with nine with a wide range of experience. They did graduate five seniors last spring, including two state qualifiers, one did earn state honors. Look for this young team to continue to improve and very possibly challenge those dual meet numbers from last year. They should make a strong challenge for a repeat final four in what should be a balanced section. Their key leaders should included, Jake Davis, Cole Johnson, Cody Wienen, Griffin Lundeen, Mason Iverson, Brody Kasprick and Brandon Zuniga thru out the season.

20-7 Overall Duals
Final Four Section 8AA
Ten Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
First Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 213.5 pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 167 pts. 6 Placers
First Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 167.5 pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 170.5 pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: TRF “Army/National Guard” Invite: 155.5 pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: WHAN “Wolfpack” Invite: 141 pts. 11 Placers
Second Place: Grand Forks “Sertoma” Duals (3-1)
Fourth Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Jake Davis 12th 47-7 2nd Section
Cole Johnson 12th 42-8 1st Section
Cody Wienen 10th 35-13 5th Section
Griffin Lundeen 8th 31-16 3rd Section
Mason Iverson 11th 30-17 3rd Section
Brady Kasprick 10th 25-6
Brandon Zuniga 11th 23-18 6th Section
Kale Geiser 9th 22-27 4th Section
Ethan Lane 8th 12-14
Aaron Bruggeman 12th 9-16
Isaac Johnson 12th 4-11
Jolson Sargent 10th 2-4
Jackson Ingrum 9th 2-0
Alex Lancto 12th 1-11
Riley Poissant 8th 1-2

Graduates:
Cade Lundeen 50-2 1st Sec./3rd State (218-49 Career)
Brendan Peralta 30-8 2nd Section (122-52 Career)
Kyle Miller 27-16 5th Section (91-73 Career)
Cody Sele 10-16 (63-102 Career)
Kevin Jensen 13-28
PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW
Head Coach: Travis Hoffarth
Enrollment: 494 Pequot Lakes/190 Pine River-Backus
Conference: Mid-State
Section 8AA

The Road Crew will have back from their good 18-10 dual meet campaign eight section place winners and eight others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate three seniors, of which two were section place winners. They could possibly challenge those dual meet records from last season. They might make a challenge in this section dual meet campaign, one that should be a very balanced. If the Road Crew stays healthy they have a very good season, the key leaders should include: Jake Poehler, Connor Tulenchik, Kennan Dahl, Josh Pettit, Caleb Ruhr, Evan Koenig and Owen Carlson to be their key leaders thru out the season.

18-10 Overall 4-1 Mid-State
Ten Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
First Place: LPA “Terry Teigen” Invite: 184 Pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 185 Pts. 12 Placers
Seventh Place: Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 112 Pts. 10 Placers
Fifteenth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 77 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jake Poehler 12th 39-9 4th Section/AC
Connor Tulenchik 10th 35-10 2nd Section/AC
Caleb Ruhl 10th 29-14 4th Section
Josh Pettit 12th 29-17 4th Section
Keenan Dahl 12th 26-18 4th Section
Evan Koering 12th 26-19 4th Section
Owen Carlson 10th 22-24 6th Section
Myca Reynolds 12th 17-19
Austin Staricha 10th 15-14
Grant Thompson 9th 10-14
Caleb Knapp 9th 9-16 5th Section
Finnegan O’Dell 10th 8-12
Matthew Foster 9th 6-15
Riley Peters 8th 4-9
Chance Abraham 8th 3-2
Logan Mejdrich 10th 1-0

Graduates:
Harley Large 24-13 5th Section (48-35 Career)
Tim Ryan 16-13 6th Section (49-46 Career)
Riley Wilson 18-9 Injured (51-37 Career)

PIERZ PIONEERS
Head Coach: Skip Toops
Conference:  Granite Ridge
Section 8AA

The Pioneers will be moving into the Granite Ridge Conference after competing in the Central Minnesota Conference for several years. The Pioneers did graduate a lot of very talented wrestlers last spring, a total of eight seniors, including three state qualifiers and four section place winners. They will have back three section place winners along with seven with a great deal of experience. Their key leaders should include, Trevor Radunz and Brandon Funk. If they continue to improve and stay healthy thru out the season, they could possible challenge those dual Meet numbers from last season.

18-10 Overall 6-0 Central Minnesota
Final Four Section 8AA
Ten Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: New London Spicer “Wildcat” Invite: 168.5 Pt. 11 Placers
Fifth Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 133.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Seventh Place: Rick Lee Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Trevor Radunz 10th 35-9 3rd Section/AC
Brandon Funk 12th 21-22 3rd Section
Ross Boser 11th 16-25 6th Section
Riley Hokins 12th 10-27
Tanner Young 12th 13-15 AC
Jacob LeBlanc 9th 6-17
Brandon Schlegel 11th 5-15
Cael Becker 11th 4-12
Frank Tobertin 10th 3-8
Blake Brutger 9th 3-6

Graduates:
Jake Andres 41-6 1st Section/AC (169-44 Career)
Reese Kapsner 38-6 1st Sec./6th State/AC (167-56 Career)
Carson Huls 38-8 2nd Section/AC (111-34 Career)
Brandon Tomala 31-12 6th Section
Jacob Gotvald 24-19 4th Section
Austin Dickmann 18-9 4th Section/AC
Sebastian Warzeka 17-7 Injured/AC
Austin Radunz 11-5 5th Section
DILWORTH-GLYNDON FELTON REBELS
Head Coach: David Kosen
Conference: Heart O’Lakes
Section: 8AA

The Rebels will have back form their 9-6 dual meet campaign six section place winners and five others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. They could challenge their dual meet marks from last season if they continue to improve. Their key leaders should include; Carter Schmidt, Hunter Fischer, Brodie Strand, Logan Tucker and Zander Jensen thru out the season.

9-6 Overall Duals
Eight Section Place Winners
Third Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference 110.5 pts. 9 Placers
Second Place: Hillsboro Duals (4-1)
Fourth Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite: 129.5 pts. 7 Placers
Fourteenth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 84.5 pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: HLWW “Lakers” Invite: 57.5 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Carter Schmidt 12th 29-11 5th Section
Brodie Strand 10th 21-18 5th Section
Hunter Fischer 11th 20-18
Logan Tucker 12th 18-16 4th Section
Cade Sogge 12th 17-20 5th Section
Zander Jenson 11th 16-13 6th Section
Preston Johnson 11th 15-16 3rd Section
Dawson Zatz 11th 14-23
Tristan Olson 12th 9-12
Camden Mustatia 8th 5-10
Colton Zutz 8th 3-4

Graduates:
Jack Fuchs 41-7 3rd Section/AC
Dylan Taves 16-10 5th Section
Bryce Anderson 7-4
ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS
Head Coach: Alden Stuchen
Enrollment: 1120
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AA

The Cardinals will have back five section place winners, including two state qualifiers and four others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate two seniors last spring, including one section place winner. But look for this young team to continue to improve thru out the season, they should improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They have a new look this season, they will be in Section 8AA, where they could possible challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section. Look for Ryan Borris, AJ Sparr, Blaze Nelson, JP Rodel and Alex Runge to be their key leaders thru out the season.

7-11 Overall 2-5 Central Lakes
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 135 Pts. 8 Placers
Fourth Place: Howard Lake/Waverly “Lakers” Invite: 115.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Third Place: Mora “Mustang” Invite: 118 Pts. 12 Placers
Sixth Place: Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite: 102 Pts. 8 Placers
Seventh Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 77 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 74 Pts. 4 Placers
Twenty-Second Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 37.5 Pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ryan Borris 12th 36-11 2nd Section/AC
AJ Sparr 11th 26-18 6th Section
Blaze Nelson 9th 13-12 2nd Section
Alex Runge 11th 22-21
JP Rodel 11th 21-23 6th Section
Cody Vatnsdal 9th 5-8 6th Section
Kelly Johnson 9th 17-21
Kyler Miller 11th 15-21
Cody Richardson 10th 6-22

Graduates:
Trappier Botz 20-11 3rd Section (55-44 Career)
Jack Roth 6-15
UNITED CLAY BECKER BADGERS
Head Coach: TBA
Conference: Heart O’Lakes
Section: 8AA

The UCB Badgers will have back four section place winners and eleven others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate seven seniors last spring, including three section place winners. If this team continues to improve and stay healthy they could improve on their good dual marks from last season. Their key leaders should include Sam Helgeson, Wyatt Durham, Zach Cole, Nathan Sperr, Jacob Beaudine-Schlick and Ryan Sperr thru out the season.

12-6 Overall Duals
Seven Section Place Winners
Third Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 137 pts. 8 Placers
Second Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 134.5 pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite: 142.5 pts. 9 Placers
Fourth Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference: 102.5 pts. 9 Placers
Third Place: Hillsboro Duals: (3-2)

Returning Wrestlers:
Sam Helgeson 11th 28-6 4th Section
Wyatt Dunham 10th 20-14 6th Section
Ryan Sperr 9th 16-9
Nathan Sperr 12th 16-14
Zach Cole 11th 15-15 5th Section
Andrew Wetli 11th 11-16 6th Section
Jack Beaudine-Schlick 12th 13-11
Tanner Weyer 11th 7-13
Jackson Mikkelsen 8th 6-17
Carlton Hamre 10th 6-9
Xavier Strehlow 10th 6-9
Landon Bergrove 11th 4-11
Taylor Johnson 9th 4-2
Darrin Kroshus 10th 3-7

Graduates:
Garrett Peterson 29-8 4th Section/AC
Sanden O’Connell 18-13
Hunter Magnusson 17-12
Joe Stuhaug 18-6
Bailey Johnson 12-14 6th Section
TJ Hines 9-7 6th Section
Jack Mattson 3-6

ROSEAU RAMS
Co-Head Coaches: Scott Mooney/Tony Jensen
Conference: North Star
Section: 8AA

The Rams will have back four section place winners, including a pair of state qualifiers and two with some experience. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including two state qualifiers, with one earning state honors. Look for this young team to fill with some of their junior varsity and middle school wrestlers. They should show signs of improvement thru the course of the season. Their key leaders should include: Sawyer Klatt, Ben Olson, Race Knochenmus and Connor Eidsmoe thru out the season.

Overall Dual Record Unknown
Seven Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 117.5 pts. 7 Placers
Fourth Place: Fosston/Bagley “Alfred Olson” Invite: 100 pts 7 Placers
Sixth Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 114 pts. 6 Placers
Eighth Place: Casselton “Central Cass Lettermans” Invite: 122 pts. 7 Placers
Seventeenth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 74 pts. 2 Placers
Ninth Place: TRF “Army/National Guard” Invite: 77 pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ben Olson 11th 39-6 2nd Section
Sawyer Klatt 12th 34-9 2nd Section
Race Knochenmus 11th 33-10 3rd Section
Connor Eidsmoe 11th 13-18 5th Section
Brutus Grindahl 12th 8-10
Bovee Hovda 9th 2-1

Graduates:
Chandler Mooney 46-1 1st Sec./2nd State
Dale Grindahl 32-14 2nd Section
Kyle Bliss 1-10 6th Section
FERGUS FALLS OTTERS
Head Coach: Adam Schlepp
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AA

The Otters will have back three section place winners, including a state medal winner and twelve others with a great deal of experience. If this team stays healthy and they continue to improve they will improve on those dual meet numbers and they will upset someone before the season’s end. They did graduate three section place winners. They will be looking for key leadership from Dustin Portales, Kaden Hartwell, Eli Sorum, Damon Britten and Jacob Widness.

4-18 Overall 0-7 Central Lakes
Six Section Placers/One State Qualifier/One State Placer
Sixth Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 93 Pts. (5 Placers)
Seventh Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 91 Pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Dustin Portales 12th 35-4 1st Sec./4th State/AC
Kaden Hartwell 11th 30-8 3rd Section
Damon Britten 12th 12-20
Eli Sorum 12th 13-7
Jacob Widness 9th 11-23 6th Section
Caden Olson 11th 5-21
Caden Roberts 9th 2-13
Lance Joe Graff 9th 4-20
Ethan Leopold 9th 3-17
Sam Sorum 10th 4-20
Juan Jay Rodriguez 12th 2-27
Lucas Oliphant 10th 3-23
Braeden Wagner 12th 2-28

Graduates:
Justin Boyd 21-19 6th Section
Cole Fromming 9-30 6th Section
Tyson Back 4-13 6th Section

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE
Head Coach: Vaughn Glasener
Conference: West Central
Section: 8AA

The Coop will have back two section place winners and twelve others with a wide range of experience. They did graduate one senior last spring, a Section place winner. Look for this young team to continue to improve thru out the season. They will be hard pressed to move up in the WCC standings, as it will be balanced. The section 8AA dual meet campaign will be a very balanced battle. Their leaders should include Karter Wensmann, Coy Sjogren, Josh Brinkman and Lazaro Garcia thru out the season.

Overall Duals Unknown  0-7 WCC
Three Section Place Winners
Eighth Place: SCM Invite: 46 Pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 74 Pts. 4 Placers
Ninth Place: New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invite: 37 Pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Karter Wensmann 12th 21-18 4th Section
Josh Brinkman 10th 17-19
Lazaro Garcia 12th 8-4
Josh Brinkman 10th 17-19
Coy Sjogren 11th 8-17 5th Section
Anthony Morales 10th 7-0
Gregory Weiers 12th 4-9
Ed Rangel 11th 2-9
Mitchell Christen 9th 2-21
Abraham Lora 11th 2-5
Jacob Canfield 11th 1-17
Moe Martinez 11th 1-6

Graduate:
Sam Sjogren 31-8 3rd Section/AC (45-76 Career)

MAT RATS SECTION 6AA PREVIEW 2019-2020

MAT RATS SECTION 6AA PREVIEW
2019-2020

FAVORITES: DASSEL COKATO/LITCHFIELD and the BECKER BULLDOGS

DARK HORSES: BIG LAKE HORNETS and the ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING
DASSEL COKATO/LITCHFIELD
Head Coach: Bryan Clemen/Dan Buker
Enrollment: 577
Conference: Wright County
Section 6AA

This is a newly formed coop will have back twelve section place winners, including six state qualifiers and thirteen with a wide range of experience. They will have ten with 20+ plus wins on their roster and a couple others that were injured surely would have been 20+ match winners. They did graduate nine seniors last spring including six state qualifiers, of which two earned state honors. Look for this team if they stay healthy to put up good dual numbers and make a strong challenge for conference honors. This will really make this section a very balanced one, look for them to make a strong challenge for section dual meet honors. If they can get their weights spread out thru out the lineup. Their key leaders should include: Jade Link, Noah Halonen, Will O’Brien, Beau Nelson, Josh DeBoer, Eddie Simes, Jerry Simes, Bryce Penk, Alex Joedeman and Devin Steinhaus three out the season.

12-8 Overall 4-2 Wright County
Final Four Section 6AA
Eleven Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: Delano “Tigers” Invite: 156.5 Pts. 10 Placers
First Place: Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Lakers” Invite: 180 Pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 121.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Fifth Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 138 Pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 115.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Fourth Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 120.5 Pts. 5 Placers

10-11 Overall 4-3 Wright County
Eight Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Fourth Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 160.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Sixth Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 107 Pts. 8 Placers
Seventh Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 99 Pts. 5 Placers
Seventh Place: Mankato East “Cougars” Invite: 71.5 5 Placers
Eighth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 88 Pts. 3 Placers
Returning Wrestlers:
Jude Link 10th 36-12 3rd Section
Noah Halonen 12th 32-18 2nd Section/AC
Beau Nelson 11th 29-16 1st Section
Will O’Brien 11th 28-20 4th Section/AC
Josh DeBoer 12th 25-14 2nd Section/AC
Jerry Simes 11th 31-11 2nd Section/AC
Eddie Simes 10th 31-12 2nd Section/AC
Bryce Penk 11th 20-18 5th Section
Alex Joedeman 11th 22-17 2nd Section
Aryan Penk 11th 20-7 AC
Devin Steinhaus 10th 19-8 AC/Injured
Andrew Joedeman 11th 15-13 6th Section
Carson Amundson 10th 16-23
Sam Marx 10th 13-12
Alex Stenberg 11th 12-14
Monte Gillman 8th 10-9 5th Section
Jace Butcher 11th 8-16 5th Section
Hayden Hoenemann 10th 7-9
Devin Campbell 11th 5-15
Gabe Nelson 9th 4-9
Brandon Rokala 10th 4-10
Gergio Martinez 12th 9-20
Carter Block 12th 6-12
Mason St. Pierre 11th 2-17
Corey Maxson 11th 1-4
Ben Almazan 11th 1-2
TJ Christenson 8th 1-0
Graduates:
Jacob Schmitz 47-4 1st Sec./5th State/AC (130-59 Career)
Preston Bradley 42-10 1st Section/AC (152-39 Career)
Christian Johnson 17-25 6th Section
Logan Nelson 33-4 1st Sec./5th State/AC (172-42 Career)
Chase Liestman 39-1 1st Section/AC (119-28 Career)
Isaac Rick 10-18 5th Section
Max Tibbitts Injured (20-25 Career
Issac Cannon 2-5
Ben Zabel 4-14

BECKER BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Matt Aho
Enrollment: 822
Conference: Mississippi 8
Section 6AA

The Bulldogs will be new to the Mississippi 8 Conference after competing in the Granite Ridge for a few years. The Bulldogs had a great season last year, despite a couple of key injuries. The eight section place winners, including four state qualifiers of which two were state place winners, along with eight others with varsity experience. They did graduate six seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. Look for the Bulldogs if they stay healthy thru the fall sports and thru out the season to challenge those dual marks from season. They should make a challenge for honors in both conference and the section. Their key leaders thru out the season should include; Jake Nelson, Brayden Weber, Lukas Paulson, Ethan Anderson, Caden Dewall and Kyle Rish.

22-3 Overall Duals 5-1 Granite Ridge
Section 6AA Runner up
Ten Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Third Place”Chicago Lakes” Wildcats” Invite: 105 Pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 144 Pts. 9 Placers
Fourth Place: South St. Paul “Veldman” Invite: 168 Pts. 11 Placers
Fifth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 152.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Second Place: Glencoe-Silver Lake “Panther” Duals
Seventh Place: Delano “Tigers” Invite: 119.5 Pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jake Nelson 12th 42-5 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Brayden Weber 11th 38-8 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Lukas Paulson 11th 36-7 1st Section/AC
Ethan Anderson 10th 36-8 1st Section/AC
Caden Dewall 11th 34-2 3rd Section/AC
Kyle Rish 11th 34-12 3rd Section
Mason Doucette 10th 17-21 3rd Section/AC
Reid Kraus 12th 11-11 5th Section
Kaden Rish 8th 10-9
Adam Jurek 9th 7-7
Ethan Duncombe 9th 6-9
Kolbe Braun 12th 4-6
John Stangler 12th 5-8
Lakken Braun 11th 2-8
Tyson Richer 9th 2-2
Ryan Nelson 10th 1-2
Dylan Raedanger 10th 1-10
Dylan Kolby 9th 1-0

Graduates:
Logan Jurek 34-8 3rd Section/AC (92-58 Career)
Nicholas Goth 22-17
Kevin Andres 16-6 Injured (78-60 Career)
Alex Berglund 10-11
Lincoln Carlson 8-12 5th Section
Jacob Berning 0-2 Injured (56-46 Career

BIG LAKE HORNETS
Head Coach: Ryan Prom
Enrollment: 835
Conference: Mississippi 8
Section 6AA

The Hornets will have back from a good season eight section place winners and four others with varsity experience. They have seven wrestlers back with twenty wins or more. They did graduate three section place winners last spring, including a pair of state qualifiers of which was a medal winner. They should make a strong challenge to improve on those good dual meet numbers from last season. Also assuming their will be continued improvement they should make a strong challenge for conference honors and a top four spot in what should be a pretty balanced section. Look for Christian Noble, Rocco Visci, Cade Sixberry, Jayden McLearen, Dillon Brown, Tyler Dehmer, Luke Schumacher and Ridley Mullen to be key leaders thru out the season.

15-11 Overall Duals 3-2 Mississippi 8
Final Four Section 6AA
Eleven Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Three State Placers
Second Place: Big Lake “Hornets” Invite: 187.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: Mississippi 8 Tournament: 121.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Fourth Place: Hutchinson “Tigers” Invite: 83.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invite: 103.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Region Championship 9th Grade Duals
Third Place State 9th Grade State Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Christian Noble 10th 44-2 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Cade Sixberry 12th 29-6 Injured/AC
Jayden McLearen 11th 25-14 3rd Section/AC
Rocco Visci 11th 25-7 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Dillon Browen 10th 23-10 4th Section
Tyler Dehmer 10th 21-16 4th Section
Riley Mullen 10th 20-20
Luke Schumacher 10th 14-7 4th Section
Nick Merten 11th 16-19 5th Section
Cash Sixberry 10th 9-3
Wyatt Christian 10th 4-23 6th Section
Brett Bordwell 10th 2-0
Conner Gass 12th 1-4
Dante Visci 10th 1-1

Graduates:
Charlie Gellerman 39-8 2nd Sec./4th State/AC (91-37 Career)
Ryan Helgoe 18-7 2nd Section (67-93 Career)
Lance Christensen 9-32 6th Section
ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING
Head Coach: Ben Youngs
Enrollment: 492
Conference: Wright County
Section 6AA

The Lightning will have back from their 14-11 dual meet campaign ten section place winners, including three state qualifiers and eight with a wide range of experience. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including one section place winner. Look for this young team to continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should challenge those dual meet numbers from season. They could move up on the conference standings and they should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should including: Adam Neumann, Jed Weser, Jack Klug, Keller Kenning, Zane Brown and Linus Brown thru out the season.

14-11 Overall Duals
Eleven Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers
Fifth Place: Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invite: 106 Pts. 9 Placers
Eighth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 92 Pts. 8 Placers
Eleventh Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 73 PTs. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Adam Neumann 11th 32-10 2nd Section/AC
Kessler Kenning 11th 26-15 3rd Section
Jed Wester 8th 24-10 2nd Section
Jack Klug 11th 21-10 2nd Section
Zane Brown 11th 21-18 6th Section
Zach Pribyl 10th 11-16 5th Section
Linus Brown 12th 10-14
Alex Klatt 10th 7-11 6th Section
Jackson Bunde 11th 8-10
Riley Hall 9th 8-11
Logan Arnold 11th 7-7
Alex Klatt 10th 7-11 6th Section
Ben Schuldt 11th 4-25
Hunter Holewa 11th 2-18
Shay McClory 8th 2-10
Casper Cooper 9th 3-5
Mitch Koss 9th 2-1
Matt Aasen 9th 1-2
Noah Gindele 9th 1-0

Graduates:
Daniel Luna 21-14 3rd Section
Cole Patch 24-13 (47-41 Career)
Nick Moe 6-16

ROCORI SPARTANS
Head Coach: Dustin Kramer
Enrollment: 732
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 6AA

The Spartans will have back from last season four section place winners, including one state qualifiers and six others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate one senior last spring, he was a section place winner. Look for this young team to continue to improve on their dual meet marks from last season. If they stay healthy they should be a spoiler in the Central Lakes Conference and in a new look for the Spartans in a very balanced Section 6AA. Their leaders should include: Austin Moscho, Ben Primus, Brock Humbert, Carter Thelen and Luke Hemmesch.

10-17 Overall 1-6 Central Lakes Conference
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: SCM Invite: 110 Pts. 9 Placers
Ninth Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 93 Pts. 7 Placers
Twenty-Eighth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 30 Pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Austin Moscho 8th 33-11 2nd Section/AC
Ben Primus 10th 25-14 AC
Carter Thelen 11th 20-13
Luke Hemmesch 10th 15-25
Brock Humbert 12th 13-7 4th Section
Grady Minnerth 8th 9-11 6th Section
Ben Hanson 11th 8-20
Ryan Kunz 11th 8-18

Graduates:
Nate Evens 21-23 6th Section (48 Career Wins)

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS
Head Coach: Alden Stuchen
Enrollment: 1120
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AA

The Cardinals will have back five section place winners, including two state qualifiers and four others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate two seniors last spring, including one section place winner. But look for this young team to continue to improve thru out the season, they should improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They have a new look this season, they will be in Section 8AA, where they could possible challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section. Look for Ryan Borris, AJ Sparr, Blaze Nelson, JP Rodel and Alex Runge to be their key leaders thru out the season.

7-11 Overall 2-5 Central Lakes
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 135 Pts. 8 Placers
Fourth Place: Howard Lake/Waverly “Lakers” Invite: 115.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Third Place: Mora “Mustang” Invite: 118 Pts. 12 Placers
Sixth Place: Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite: 102 Pts. 8 Placers
Seventh Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 77 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 74 Pts. 4 Placers
Twenty-Second Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 37.5 Pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ryan Borris 12th 36-11 2nd Section/AC
AJ Sparr 11th 26-18 6th Section
Blaze Nelson 9th 13-12 2nd Section
Alex Runge 11th 22-21
JP Rodel 11th 21-23 6th Section
Cody Vatnsdal 9th 5-8 6th Section
Kelly Johnson 9th 17-21
Kyler Miller 11th 15-21
Cody Richardson 10th 6-22

Graduates:
Trappier Botz 20-11 3rd Section (55-44 Career)
Jack Roth 6-15
ALBANY HUSKIES
Head Coach: Alex Even
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 6AA

The Huskies will have a good number of their starters returning this season. Look for them to challenge those dual meet numbers from last season, very likely improve on them. They will return seven Section Place winners and eight others with a great deal of experience. Look for Riley Rakotz, Dustin Schmitt, Peyton Linn and William Mergen to be their key leaders. This group if they stay healthy and continue to improve to possibly challenge for top four spot in what should be a very tough section. The Huskies did graduate two state qualifiers, including one state placer.

9-13 Overall Duals 1-4 Granite Ridge
Nine Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Fourth Place: Big Lake “Hornet” Invite: 157 Pts. 13 Placers
Second Place: Albany “Purple Pride” Invite: 153 Pts. 12 Placers
Fifth Place: SCM Invite: 108 Pts. 11 Placers
Eighth Place: Elk River “Elks” 91 Pts. 3 Placers
Seventh Place: Belgrade-Brooken-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 82 Pts. (6 Placers)

Returning Wrestlers:
Riley Rakotz 12th 31-17 3rd Section
Dustin Schmitt 12th 35-15 AC
Peyton Linn 12th 27-21 4th Section
William Mergen 11th 24-19 3rd Section
Hunter Tate 10th 19-23 4th Section
Carson Holthaus 9th 13-23 4th Section
Devin Hansen 9th 11-25
Will Blattner 10th 10-6
Tate Hoffarth 11th 8-26 4th Section
Connor Winkels 11th 8-17
Logan Harren 10th 7-21
Joseph Schmitt 8th 4-13
Declan Crumley 10th 3-19 6th Section
Cole Mouslolf 10th 2-4
Andrew Huckempohler 11th 1-27

Graduates:
Gabe Zierden 45-5 1st Section/3rd State/AC
Wyatt Mergen 24-21 2nd Section/AC
Carter Fish 1-7

SPECTRUM STING
Head Coach: Darrell Skog
Conference: Tri-Metro
Section: 6AA

The Sting will have back from last season five section place winners and two with a great deal of experience. They did graduate three seniors, so look for the Sting to fill with junior varsity and middle school wrestlers. Their key leaders should include Gavin Gould, Thomas Deboer and Andrew Deboer.

6-14 Overall Duals 3-2 Tri-Metro
Eight Section Placer Winners
Third Place: Tri-Metro Conference: 145.5 pts. 10 Placers
Fourth Place: Edison “ Tommie” Invite: 124 pts. 12 Placers
Eighth Place: Mora “Mustang” Invite: 55.5 pts. 4 Placers
Tenth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 19 pts. 3 Placers
Twelfth Place: Edina “Hornet” Invite: 23 pts. 4 Placers
Fifteenth Place: HLWW “Lake” Invite: 29.5 pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Gavin Gould 10th 26-17 4th Section/AC
Thomas Deboer 11th 23-17 5th Section
Andrew Deboer 12th 10-25 6th Section
Ari Wilson 11th 7-13 4th Section
Edwin Markey 12th 4-8 6th Section
Daniel Greenburg 9th 3-7
Tyler Murset 10th 3-19

Graduates:
Adam Devine 23-16 4th Section
Ethan Aune 25-17 5th Section
Jacob Kettelhodt 7-22 6th Section

ZIMMERMAN THUNDER
Head Coach: Pat Burch
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 6AA

The Thunder just don’t have any numbers in the practice room, they will have back three section place winners, including one state qualifier and three others with experience. Unless they can fill in with some of their middle school wrestlers, don’t look for much improvement with this squad. Joe Gardas, Ryan Bouley and Aiden Pardino should be their key leaders thru out the season.

8-11 Overall Duals 0-6 Granite Ridge
Three Section Placers/One State Qualifier
Fifth Place: Fridley “Don Meyer” Invite: 97 Pts. 7 Placers
Tenth Place: Big Lake “Hornets: 49 Pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Joe Gardas 10th 31-6 1st Sec./AC
Aiden Pardino 10th 24-18
Ryan Bouley 11th 21-20 5th Section
Donald Peters 11th 13-16 5th Section
Cody Frederick 12th 5-20
Sam Freeberg 12th 12-27
MONTICELLO MAGIC
Head Coach: Jason Thompson
Enrollment: 1061
Conference: Mississippi 8
Section 6AA

The Magic will have three section place winners and three others with some varsity experience back. They did graduate three seniors, they have struggled with numbers the past couple of years, but look for the Magic to fill in with some of their middle school kids. Jesse Midas, Quinn McCala and Nelson Anderson should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Dual Meet Record Unknown
Four Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Fifth Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 87 Pts. 7 Placers
Ninth Place: Mississippi 8 Conference: 46 Pts. 3 Placers
Eleventh Place: Big Lake “Hornets” Invite: 44 Pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jesse Midas 12th 34-12 1st Section/AC
Quinn McCalla 10th 30-19 3rd Section
Nelson Anderson 10th 22-23 5th Section
Jacob Cole 11th 8-16
TJ Dumbuya 10th 4-12
John Humphrey 12th 2-7

Graduates:
Alec Smieja 14-22 5th Section
Alex Hansen 10-25
Tristan South 8-20

MAT RATS SECTION 7AA PREVIEW 2019-2020

MAT RATS SECTION 7AA PREVIEW
2019-2020

FAVORITES: MORA MUSTANGS and the FOLEY FALCONS

DARK HORSES: GRAND RAPIDS THUNDERHAWKS and the PRINCETON TIGERS
FOLEY FALCONS
Head Coach: Scott Gorecki
Enrollment: 553
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 7AA

The Falcons will be looking for a big season from some of their young wrestlers. They will have back two state qualifiers and eight section place winners along with six with a great deal of experience. They could challenge their good dual meet marks from last season. They would need to stay healthy thru out the season. They should challenge to defend their Granite Ridge Conference championship. It will be a new look for them in the Section. They will be moving from Section 6AA to Section 7AA, where there may not be as many balanced teams. But they will face some strong challenges from their rivals the Mora Mustangs along with the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks and the Princeton Tigers. They will have eight back with nineteen wins or more. They did graduate four seniors, including three section place winners. The key leaders should be state qualifiers; Connor Thorsten and Logan Thorsten and Levi Jacobson, who was injured in the team section. Look for big seasons from Elijah Novak, Isaiah Fitch, Ethan Oswald, Evan Milejczak and Hunter Gorecki.

31-5 Overall 6-0 Granite Ridge
Section 6AA Champions
Thirteen Section Place winners/Three State Qualifiers, One State Placer
First Place: Chicago Lakes “Wildcats” Duals (4-0)
Second Place: “Tom Keating” Memorial Invite: 166 Pts. 11 Place Winners
Fourth Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 149 Pts. 10 Place Winers
Sixth Place: 9th Grade State Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Connor Thorsten 12th 45-6 1st Sec./6th State/AC
Logan Thorsten 11th 31-19 2nd Section/AC
Levi Jacobson 10th 29-3 Injured/AC
Elijah Novak 10th 26-7 3rd Section/AC
Isaiah Fitch 12th 24-5 AC
Ethan Oswald 12th 23-18 AC
Hunter Gorecki 11th 20-16 4th Section/AC
Evan Milejczak 11th 19-18 4th Section/AC
Michael Rothfork 12th 13-7 3rd Section
Sutherlin Schmit 12th 12-11
Alex Jennissen 8th 11-5
Alex Vait 11th 9-8 5th Section
Max Henne 12th 21-21 4th Section
Mike Moulzolf 11th 8-7
Caden Ruhoff 10th 7-14 4th Section
Evan Miller 9th 2-2 6th Section
Levi Henry 11th 5-11
Andrew Knutson 11th 4-8
Eion Johnson 12th 2-3
Cole Rudnitski 9th 1-2
Joe Javonovich 11th 3-4

Graduates:
Mark Dierkes 39-7 2nd Section/AC (75-24 Career)
Max Lefebvre 36-11 3rd Section/AC (60-26 Career)
Carter Svihla 30-16 4th Section/AC (47-43 Career)
Noah Keller 6-3
MORA MUSTANGS
Head Coach: Thomas Youngblom
Enrollment: 425
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 7AA

The Mustangs had a tough season last year with many injuries, but they did put it together at the end of the season. They earned a team trophy at the State Class AA Duals. They did graduate a big bunch of seniors last spring, including five state qualifiers. They will return seventeen with now state tournament experience. Look for the Mustangs, if they stay healthy to make a strong challenge to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They will have three state qualifiers that will be returning, four section place winners and five with a great deal of experience. They will have nine back with our teen wins for more. Look for Tanner Grangruth, Avery Nelson and Tucker Hass to be their key leaders, along with Dom Adams, Connor Gmahl and Cody Haggberg. The Mustangs should make a strong challenge to defend their Section 7AA Dual title.
20-10 Overall 4-3 Granite Ridge
Section 7AA Champions
Fifth Place Class AA State
Twelve Section Place Winners/ Eight State Qualifiers
Second Place: Mora “Mustang” Invite: 173.5 Pts. 13 Placers
Third Place: Albany “Purple Pride” Invite: 78 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Ellsworth, Wis. Invite: 112 Pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Dom Adams 11th 28-16 3rd Section
Avery Nelson 9th 30-18 2nd Section
Connor Gmahl 9th 20-12 3rd Section/AC
Trainer Grangruth 11th 21-15 1st Section
Tucker Hass 9th 23-23 2nd Section
Cody Haggberg 11th 21-18
Collin McCarthy 12th 21-17 4th Section
Trevor Thielen 11th 14-25 6th Section
Parker Voss 12th 12-21
Tommy Schroeder 11th 21-23
Brock Falhena 8th 15-15
Sam Udstuen 11th 10-5
Dylan Nelson 11th 8-6
Cael Sjodin 10th 5-15
Tommy Nosbush 11th 3-5
Anthony Nelson 9th 1-3
Cole Gmahl 9th 1-3

Graduates:
Jon Smith 33-10 1st Section/AC (136-82 Career)
Austin Voss 29-11 1st Section/ (59-30 Career)
Danny Schroeder 29-8 2nd Section/AC (74-40 Career)
Jake Nowling 21-7 2nd Section (65-45 Career)
Ryan Nosbush 15-3 2nd Section/AC (129-18 Career)
Jace Morneu 5-8
Idris Anderson 0-5
GRAND RAPIDS THUNDERHAWKS
Head Coach: Mike Schauer
Conference: Mat King
Section: 7AA

The Thunderhawks will have back from their very successful dual meet campaign seven section place winners, including one state qualifier and seven others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate six seniors last spring, including four state place winners, two were state qualifiers and one medal winner. They could challenge those very good dual meet marks if they get spread out in their weights and they stay healthy. They should challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very well balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Connor Wakefield, Dusty Wilke, Zach Wilkerson, Nate Burdick, Clayton Lehman, and Dan Walters thru out the season.

25-6 Overall 3-1 Mat King
Eleven Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
First Place: Superior “ Spartan Classic” Invite: 267.5 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: Grand Rapids “Skip Nolan” Invite: 205.5 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 167.5 pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Eau Clair, Wis. “Holiday” Duals: (16 Teams)
Fifth Place: Chicago Lakes “Holiday” Invite: 151 pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: Edina “Hornets” Invite: 122 pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Connor Wakefield 10th 36-15 1st Section
Zach Wilke 10th 33-19 4th Section
Nate Burdick 12th 32-20 3rd Section
Dusty Wilke 10th 31-17 3rd Section
Clayton Lehman 10th 27-17 4th Section
Phillip Keenen 10th 23-16
Tyler Prebeck 11th 21-22 6th Section
Dan Walters 12th 20-14
Jake Gilhousens 12th 13-12 6th Section
Dominick Wuethrich 10th 9-27
Noah Brendin 11th 6-4
Brayden Jones 11th 6-6
Parker Nelson 12th 4-9
Tim Jobe 10th 4-11

Graduates:
Kellen Schauer 54-1 1st Sec./2nd State
Brendin Morlan 44-8 2nd Section
Ziek Riendeau 28-22 6th Section
Jasper Lindquist 20-18 4th Section
Zack Riendeau 9-8
Cody Sisco 0-4

PRINCETON TIGERS
Head Coach: Brian Hellman
Conference: Mississippi 8
Section 7AA

The Tigers will have eleven section place winners back from last seasons final four team along with six others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate two section place winners last spring, and look for the Tigers to improve on their dual meet records and to possibly challenge to up level conference teams. They should make a challenge for another final four team in the section, along with Foley, Mora and Grand Rapids. Look for Kyle Boeke, Landen Parent, Zack Wells, Parker Adkins, Kaleb Adkins and Dan Haubenchild to be their key leaders through out the season.

6-7 Overall Duals
Final Four Section 7AA
Thirteen Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Third Place Andover “Husky” Invite: 125 Pts. 7 Placers
Fifth Place: Lakeville North “Panthers” Invite: 122 Pts. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: Mississippi 8 Conference 102 Pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 104 Pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 95 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 88 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Kyle Boeke 11th 44-5 1st Sec/4th State/AC
Zack Wells 11th 39-7 1st Section/AC
Parker Adkins 9th 33-14 1st Section
Landon Parent 11th 24-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Kaleb Adkins 12th 24-11 4th Section
Dane Haubenchild 12th 21-18 3rd Section
Keith Ellingson 10th 18-13 6th Section
Jake Whitcomb 11th 18-15 4th Section
Malachi Kolhoff` 11th 17-14 4th Section
Josh Marshall 12th 14-19 5th Section
Kaden Olson 10th 15-23
Braden Nienaber 12th 11-17 5th Section
Ethan Ballweber 9th 9-4
Zach Marshall 10th 7-8
Riley Paetznick Huhtala 9th 6-14
Noah Vanderbeek 9th 4-2
Nate Miller 11th 1-12

Graduates:
Luke Chase 18-15 5th Section
Kyle Zimmerman 14-22 5th Section

HBBING BLUEJACKETS
Head Coach: Ray Pierce
Conference: Mat King
Section: 7AA

The Bluejackets will have back from their final four team nine section place winners, including two state qualifiers and five others with some experience. They did graduate three section place winners last spring, including a pair of state qualifiers. Look for them to challenge their dual meet marks from last season. They could make a challenge for one of those top four spots in what should be a very balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: David Platt, Jagger Greenwood, John Larrabee, Mauricio Fridlund, Bryson Larrabee, and Dominic Cementina thru out the season.

10-16 Overall Duals 2-2 Mat King
Twelve Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: Grand Rapids “Skip Nolan” Invite: 167 pts. 10 Placers
Fourth Place: Norwood Young America “Central” Invite: 141.5 pts. 10 Placers-
Second Place: North Branch “Viking” Invite: 151 pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals
Sixth Place: Coon Rapids “Board/Hyland” Duals
Tenth Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 86 pts. 4 Placers
Twelfth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 86 pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
David Platt 11th 42-12 1st Sec./6th State
Jagger Greenwood 12th 29-17 2nd Section
John Larrabee 12th 23-22 3rd Section
Bryson Larrabee 9th 19-24 3rd Section
Mauricio Fridlund 11th 18-24 5th Section
Dominic Cementina 9th 18-24 5th Section
Josh Cannata 12th 11-19 6th Section
Christopher Tureson 12h 10-22 4th Section
Cooper Henrickson 8th 8-12
Owen Hendrickson 11th 7-15
Hunter Sayre 11th 7-34 6th Section
James Tilson 12th 6-4
Garrett Kawola 11th 2-7
Micah Schmelzer 11th 1-1

Graduates:
Francis Fuenffinger 41-5 2nd Section (115-52 Career)
Zach Neuman 39-11 1st Section (110-43 Career)
Cole Verichak 20-13 4th Section (67-87 Career)

MILACA/FAITH CHRISTIAN WOLVES
C0-Head Coaches: Mitch Vedders/Clay Hoeck
Enrollment: 460 Milaca/20 Faith Christian
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 7AA

The Wolves graduated just one senior last spring, they will have back six section place winners, including three state qualifiers and seven with a great deal of experience. Look for them to improve on those dual meet numbers from last season. If they do continue to improve and stay healthy they could possibly challenge for a top four spot in this section. Look for Ian Hanson, Garrett Hall, Bodee Zens, Ian Hanson and Brody Ash to be their key leaders thru out the season.

4-12 Overall Duals 1-5 Granite Ridge
Seven Section Placers/Three State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Paynesville “Bulldogs” Invite: 105 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 80.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Eleventh Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 52 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ian Hanson 12th 25-10 2nd Section
Garrett Hall 12th 26-9 2nd Section/AC
Bodee Zens 11th 23-11 1st Section
Ian Hanson 12th 25-10
Brody Ash 11th 18-15 3rd Section
Austin Moilet 12th 14-13
William Danilyuk 10th 12-15
Gibson Kragt 11th 10-16 AC
Jack Schoenborn 9th 8-11
Jack Nord 9th 5-19 5th Section
Logan Ash 9th 2-6
Owen Vanderplaats 9th 3-14
Peyton Black 12th 5-12
David Goebel 10th 2-15
Tanyon Black 9th 2-4
Bryce Salgren 11th 1-11
Colby Zens 9th 1-2

Graduates:
Ben Hanson 14-19 5th Section

CLOQUET/ESKO/CARLTON LUMBERJACKS
Head Coach: Al Denmen
Conference: Great River
Section: 7AA

The Lumberjacks will have back from last season seven section place winners and five others with a range of experience. They graduated just one senior last spring, which was a section place winner. They could challenge their dual numbers from last season. Look for the Lumberjacks to challenge for conference honors. They will be hard pressed to challenge for a top four spot in what should be a pretty balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Tyler Harms-Synkiew, Jordan Allen, Griffin Fjeld, Zeb Wehr, Deehen Fjeld, Reese Sheldon and Sam Bolling thru out the season.

Overall Duals Unknown
Eight Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Second Place: Great River Conference: 186 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: Superior “Spartan Classic” Invite: 164 Pts. 8 Placers
Second Place: Chicago Lakes “Takedown Cancer” Invite: 117 Pts. 12 Placers
Fifth Place: Lakeville North “Panthers” Invite: 122 Pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Tyler Harms-Synkiew 12th 35-9 2nd Section/AC
Griffin Fjeld 12th 34-15 3rd Section/AC
Jordan Allen 12th 34-11 5th Section/AC
Zeb Wehr 12th 30-19 3rd Section/AC
Deeken Fjeld 10th 26-13 4th Section/AC
Reese Sheldon 9th 25-11 5th Section
Alex Peterson 10th 24-16
Sam Bolling 12th 21-19 4th Section
Cooper Abbett 9th 15-19
Graman Neumeyer 10th 13-19
Gage Stankiewicz 11th 8-23
Alex Yrjanson 9th 8-5
Dylan Marciulonlus 8th 4-13
Warren Hietala 8th 3-3

PINE CITY/HINCKLEY-FINLAYSON
Head Coach: Milo Allen
Conference: Great River
Section 7AA

The Dragons will have back from last season six section place winners including two state qualifiers and four others with a great deal of experience. This team should challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. Look for them to make a strong challenge to defend their conference honors. They will be hard pressed to make a challenge in what should be a pretty balanced section. The key leaders should include: Will Fix, Justin Matson, Gavin Rockstroh, Brody Clark, Jacob LIndahl, Tim Johnson and Joel Preston thru out the season.

Overall Dual Record Unknown
Nine Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers
Second Place: Hopkins “Paul Bengston” Invite: 158 Pts. 10 Placers
First Place: Great River Conference: 187 Pts. 13 Placers
Ninth Place: Big Lake “Hornets” Invite: 51.5 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Will Fix 12th 34-11 2nd Section/AC
Gavin Rockstroh 10th 31-13 5th Section/AC
Justin Matson 10th 23-14 2nd Section
Brody Clark 10th 19-21 6th Section
Jacob Lindahl 10th 17-24 6th Section
Tim Johnson 10th 16-27
Joel Preston 12th 14-23
Luke Knudson 11th 10-27 5th Section
Kenny Vo 12th 8-29
Ali Pulley 12th 4-8

Graduates:
Lukas Kemen 26-24 6th Section
Robert Decker 25-16 2nd Section
Cory Basta 23-10 4th Section

 

PROCTOR/HERMANTOWN RAILS
Head Coach: Dave Mcnamee
Conference: Great River
Section 7AA

The Rails will have back three section place winners and nine with a range of experience. The graduated one senior las spring, so look for this young team to challenge their dual meet marks. Their key leaders will include: Zak McPhee, Henry RIngdahl, Alex PcPhee, Owen Mooers and Gabe Castleman thru out the season.

Overall Dual Meet Records Unknown
Three Section Place Winners
Sixth Place: Great River Conference: 92 Pts. 7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Zack McPhee 8th 39-9 3rd Section/AC
Henry RIngdahl 11th 23-11 5th Section
Owen Mooers 12th 15-21 6th Section
Alex McPhee 11th 14-2
Gabe Castleman 11th 11-16
Robert Laakso 10th 10-16
Jonah Helget 10th 7-13
Logan Vepypers 11th 6-16
Zach Johnson 11th 4-17
Logan Follett 11th 3-8
Jacob Story 12th 2-8
Daniel Luhm 11th 1-1

Graduate:
Dawson Jones 5-5

Graduate:
Hunter Senarighi 24-22 4th Section

VIRGINIA BLUE DEVILS
Head Coach: Dennis Benz
Conference: Mat King
Section: 7AA

The Blue Devils will have back from their successful dual meet campaign of 13-10 three section place winners and nine others with a range of experience. They did graduate three section place winners last spring, so it may be tough to improve on those dual meet marks. This is a young team, look for them to make steady strides of improvement thru out the season. Their key leaders should including Gavin Benz, Nolan Campbell, Dylan Marcon, Damion Tapio and Teddy Olvanti thru out the season.

13-10 Overall 1-3 Mat King
Six Section Place Winners
Fourth Place: Rush City “Tigers” Invite: 140 pts. 11 Placers
Fifth Place: WHAN “Wolfpack” Invite: 121.5 pts. 9 Placers
Sixth Place: Grand Rapids “Skip Nolan” Invite: 109 pts. 8 Placers
Fifth Place: Ashland “Northland” Invite: 87.5 pts. 7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Gavin Benz 10th 32-13 3rd Section
Nolan Campbell 9th 29-21 6th Section
Teddy Olivanti 12th 23-21
Damion Tapio 8th 18-6 5th Section
Asher Hedblon 10th 20-18
Jacob Burress 10th 18-26
Dylan Marcon 10th 17-11
Milgwen Tuchell 10th 12-11
Steven Niece 10th 6-14
Zane Bennett 10th 2-24
Ryan Wenzel 12th 1-2
Carter Logan 11th 1-2

Graduates:
Anthony Hall 29-10 3rd Section
Carter Crandall 28-5 3rd Section
Tommy Carmody 25-13 4th Section
NASHWAUK-KEEWATIN/GREENWAY TITANS
Head Coach: Chad Snider
Conference: Mat King
Section: 7AA

The Titans will have back one section place winner and nine others with experience. Look for this young team to continue to make strides of improvement thru to the season. Their leaders should be: Aiden Duffy, Brennen Perkovich and Carter Wilson.

1-18 Overall Duals 0-4 Mat King
Three Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Ninth Place: Grand Rapids “Skip Nalan” Invite: 58 pts. 4 Placers
Seventh Place: Fosston/Bagley “Alfred Olson” Invite: 52 pts. 4 Placers
Ninth Place: Mora “Mustang” Invite: 85.5 pts. 4 Placers
Ninth Place: WHAN “Wolfpack” Invite: 48 pts. 3 Placers
Fifteenth Place: TRF “Army/National Guard” Invite: 19 pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Aiden Duffy 8th 9-14 6th Section
Brennen Pekovich 8th 7-24
Carter Wilson 11th 5-20
Alex Milstead 12th 4-7
Noah Matthis 12th 4-10
Dominick Holcomb 10th 3-21
Sobering Woodman 8th 2-8
Careese Milstead 8th 2-4
Mason Marx 9th 2-4
Elizabeth Wold 10th 1-8

Graduates:
Mathew Jeska 29-10 1st Section
Kole Platt 16-3 1st Section
Tristan Corrow 17-18
Bryce Smith 9-2

MAT RATS SECTION 2AA PREVIEW 2019-2020

MAT RATS SECTION 2AA PREVIEW
2019-2020

FAVORITES: SCOTT WEST PANTHERS and the TRI-CITY UNITED TITANS

DARK HORSES: DELANO TIGERS and the HUTCHINSON TIGERS

SCOTT WEST PANTHERS
Co-Head Coach: Darren Ripley/Jerold Stauffacher
Conference: Minnesota River
Section: 2AA

Overall Duals 14-1 Minnesota River 4-0
Ten Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/Five State Placers
Section 2AA Runner Up
First Place: Minnesota River Conference: 132 pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Fargo “Rumble on The Red” Invite: 133.5 pts. 6 Placers
First Place: Eastview Duals
Second Place: Independence Iowa Duals
First Place River Valley, Wis “Rick Lawinger” Invite: 244 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: Farmington “Koda Classic” Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Jeff Demmers 12th 44-9 2nd Sec.3rd State/AC
Hunter Struffert 12th 34-15 5th Section
Zach Tracy 10th 30-15 3rd Section
Tory Pumper 10th 26-22 4th Section
Luke Fogarty 11th 25-19 5th Section/AC
Kent Rasmussen 12th 20-19
Colton Kerkow 12th 9-17
Jacob Hill 12th 7-7
Blake Runar 11th 6-10
Ashton Holbrook 10th 6-8
Landon Church 9th 5-8
Colton Bahr 12th 4-2
Adam Kelvington 11th 3-4
Cole Callahan 11th 2-5
Jack John Wiess 11th 1-6
Gavin Faber 10th 1-4

Graduates:
Justin Stauffacher 46-6 1st Sec./3rd State
Calvin Menke 45-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Tyler Shackle 44-6 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Jon Huss 37-13 1st Sec./6th State
Jeffery Kasper 21-17 4th Section/AC
Justin Backlund 7-15
TRI-CITY UNITED TITANS
Co-Head Coach: Paul Norgren/Shaun Timmerman
Conference: Minnesota River
Section: 2B

20-5 Overall
Final Four Section 2AA
Eight Section Place Winners
Third Place: TCU “Titans” Invite: 202 pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: Fairbual “Dick Schiels” Invite: 138 pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: Minnesota River Conference: 128 pts. 10 Placers
Thirteenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 79 pts. 4 Placers
First Place: GSL “Panther” Duals:

Returning Wrestlers:
Jose Reyes 12th 41-8 4th Section/AC
Caleb Whipps 10th 40-7 3rd Section/AC
Cole Franek 9th 27-19
Adam Fredrickson 12th 26-19 6th Section
Caden O”Malley 9th 23-23
Brandon Balma 12th 23-22
Zach Balma 9th 22-21
Riley O’Malley 11th 22-20 6th Section
Robert Bastyr 10th 5-19
Marco Reyes 9th 4-4
Brody Rud 11th 3-6

Graduates:
Nick Johnson 42-7 3rd Section/AC (143-55 Career)
Sam Miller 34-14 3rd Section/AC (64-60 Career)
Tyler Schroer 26-12 3rd Section/AC (50-37 Career)
Steven Miller 27-17 5th Section
Kody Glende 2-7
DELANO TIGERS
Head Coach: Jeff Olson
Conference: Wright County Conference
Section: 2AA

13-10 Overall 2-2 Wright County Conference
Seven Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Four State Placers
First Place: Fridley “Don Meyers” Invite: 223.5 pts. 12 Placers
First Place: Delano “Tigers” Invite: 181.5 pts. 11 Placers
First Place: North Branch “Vikings” Invite: 181 pts. 13 Placers
Nineteenth Place: Fargo “Rumble on The Red” Invite: 50.5 pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Carson Tschudi 11th 37-6 2nd Sec./5th State/AC
Edward Hajas 12th 34-5 1st Sec./3rd State
Tyson Kroells 12th 32-9 5th Section
Matt Baker 12th 29-7 3rd Section
Eric Rasmussen 12th 17-25
Clete Scherer 10th 16-6 4th Section
Wally Scherer 11th 14-12
Aiden Quest 11th 11-20
Weston Russek 11th 10-5
Spencer Poll 12th 7-0
Hayden Lynch 12th 7-28
Leo Vanderlinde 10th 7-19
Cael Olson 8th 6-13
Dylan McIntire 11th 5-2
Easton Benich 11th 1-4
Jorge Diaz 11th 1-3

Graduates:
Reier Sjomeling 25-9 1st Sec./6th State (87-27 Career)
Ethan Quast 13-4 (73-36 Career)
Jack Russell (14-7 Career)
Georg Horobin 4-5
HUTCHINSON TIGERS
Head Coach: Todd Card
Conference: Wright County Conference
Section: Section 2AA

13-5 Overall Duals 1-3 Wright County Conference
Final Four Section 2AA
Nine Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
First Place: Litchfield “Dragons” Invite: 192 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 177 pts. 8 Placers
First Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 194.5 pts. 9 Placers
First Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 219.5 pts. 10 Placers
Second Place: Hutchinson “Tigers” Invite: 153.5 pts. 12 Placers
First Place: Albany “Purple Pride” Invite: 245 pts. 14 Placers
Third Place: Park “Wolf Pack” Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Cody Kurth 12th 34-8 3rd Section/AC
Cale Luthens 11th 34-12 3rd Section
Alex Nelson 12th 31-13 3rd Section
Grant Peirce 12th 29-15 4th Section
Tristan Lange 11th 26-7 5th Section
Payton Jepsen 12th 18-22
Trenton Card 9th 12-22
Michael Farrell 11th 3-11

Graduates:
Christian Kurth 41-3 1st Sec./3rd State
Tate Card 36-6 3rd Section/AC
Jordan Stenzel 32-11 3rd Section
Tuckerson Gifferson 29-8 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Marcus Smahel 22-20
Jonah Nelson 12-9

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS
Co-Head Coaches: Kurt Becker/Bill McDonald
Conference: Wright County Conference
Section 2AA

The Royals will have back from last years team three section place winners including a state place winner and seven with a wide range of experience. They did graduate five seniors last spring, including four section place winners, of which one earn state honors. They could challenge those dual meet numbers from last season if they stay healthy and they can fill in with their middle school kids. Austin Gabbert, Ashton Congdon, Tanner Burmeister, Tanner Hilten and Jackson Meyer should be their key leaders thru out the season.

11-7 Overall 5-1 Wright County
Seven Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Third Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 156.5 Pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: Glencoe/Silver Lake “Panthers” Invite: 137.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Second Place: Mankato East “Cougars” Invite: 129 Pts. 11 Placers
Fifth Place: Delano “Tigers” Invite: 129.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: Hutchinson “Tigers” Invite: 61 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Austin Gabbert 11th 36-3 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Ashton Congdon 10th 22-19 6th Section
Tanner Burmeister 10th 22-19
Tanner Hilten 12th 16-20 6th Section
Hunter Stein 10th 13-21
Jackson Meyer 12th 11-14
Riley Hertzog 12th 8-7
Jackson Drakos 10th 7-16
Jaden Palmer 9th 2-13
Patrick Duske 9th 1-4

Graduates:
Carter Entinger 38-4 2nd Sec./3rd State/AC (149-44 Career)
William Eiskamp 23-10 4th Section (52-49 Career)
Tommy Stoldt 20-12 6th Section (39-37 Career)
Alex Pearce 16-9 6th Section (36-34 Career)
Dylan Matter 13-20

MANKATO WEST SCARLETS
Head Coach: Lee Burg
Conference: Big Nine
Section: 2AA

13-10 Overall Duals 6-4 Big Nine
Seven Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: Norwood Young America “Central” Invite: 182.5 pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: Mankato East “Cougar” Invite: 122.5 pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: Chaska “Ethan Herman Memorial” Invite: 113 pts. 7 Placers
Third Place: Minnetonka “Skippers” Invite: (3-2)
Seventeen Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 66.5 pts. 3 Placers
Twenty-sixth Place: Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invite: 40 pts. One Placer

Returning Wrestlers:
Charlie Pickell 12th 47-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Wyatt Block 11th 32-14 2nd Section/AC
Noah Langzaen 12th 24-13 4th Section
Gannon Rosenfeld 10th 23-18 6th Section
Mason Theissen 12th 22-17
Damian Riewe 9th 15-15
Dylan Novak 10th 14-15
Matthew Pipes 12th 14-23 6th Section
Evan Ehmke 10th 7-18
Landon McMichael 10th 5-9
Brody Koberoski 8th 5-24

Graduates:
Avery Miller 26-16 4th Section
Rhett Wiebers 23-16 5th Section
Caleb Meger 7-20

ST. PETER SAINTS
C0-Head Coach: Keith Hanson/Ryan Timmerman
Conference: Big South
Section: 2AA

12-6 Overall 4-1 Big South
Nine Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier/One State Placer
First Place: Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invite: 175 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Delano “Tiger” Invite: 150.5 pts. 12 Placers
Eighth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 93 pts. 6 Placers
Thirteen Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 79 pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Eli Hunt 12th 32-10 1st Sec./6th State/AC
Wareke 12th 27-14 5th Section
Michael Connor 12th 23-13 5th Section
Xavier Schugel 12th 18-14 6th Section
Kole Guth 10th 18-15 5th Section
Brogan Hanson 10th 16-15 5th Section
Noah Hunt 11th 15-13 5th Section
Amir Loredo-Hollon 9th 13-8
Noah Fogal 11th 9-17
Nathan Pettes 11th 5-18
Cole Filand 8th 3-0
Hunter McCann 11th 3-6
Cody Seifert 12th 2-0
Cade Horner 12th 1-2
Leighton Robb 8th 1-2

Graduates:
Matthew Pettis 24-11 4th Section/AC (148-53 Career)
Gage Laredo-Holton 25-7 4th Section/aC
Hayden Thole 14-17

WASECA BLUEJAYS
Head Coach:
Conference: Big South
Section: 2AA

5-5 Overall Duals
Five Section Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Champ
Second Place: Kenyon-Wanamingo “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 189 pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: Norwood Young America “Central “ Invite: 161.5 pts. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: Hayfield “Erickson” Invite: 124.5 pts 8 Placers
Sixth Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 104 pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Big South Conference: 85 pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Mason Gehloff 11th 31-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Jacob Hertzog 12th 22-7 2nd Section/AC
Marcus Hansen 11th 20-15 5th Section/AC
Luke Osweiler 11th 20-11 2nd Section
Christian Rodriquez 9th 18-14 6th Section/AC
Blake Wendland 12th 17-16
Oliver O’Brien 9th 12-10
Tyler Klnger 11th 11-14
Denver Daniel 12th 10-9
Daniel Kuhns 11th 5-21
Payton Garza 9th 2-13
Payton Hasch 9th 1-9
Kaden Johnson 8th 1-0

Graduate:
William Norton 8-17
GLENCOE/SILVER LAKE/LESTER PRAIRIE PANTHERS
Head Coach: Lance Wurm
Conference: Wright County Conference
Section 2AA

The Panthers will have back four section place winners and eleven others with a wide range of experience. They did graduate two seniors last spring, you should be looking for this young team to improve on those dual meet numbers from last season. The conference should be very balanced as well as this section dual meet campaign. They should be led by Carter Ruschmeier, Zachary Voelz, Sawyer Varpness, Jace Cacka, Riley Butcher and Brent Lipke thru out the season.

5-19 Overall 0-6 Wright County
Four Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Fifth Place: Ogilvie “Lions” Invite: 141.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: New London-Spicer “Wildcat” Invite: 114 Pts. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: Glencoe/Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invite: 73.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Eleventh Place: Chaska/Chanhasson “Ethan Herman” Invite: 56 Pts. 4 Placers
Third Place Freshman Region: 85.5 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Zachary Voelz 11th 33-12 6th Section
Carter Ruschmeier 10th 28-15 2nd Section
Sawyer Varpness 12th 27-15 4th Section
Jace Cacka 9th 23-16 6th Section
Riley Butcher 10th 16-24
Brent Lipke 10th 15-16
Carter Ziegler 11th 9-11
Keegan Lemke 10th 9-13
Dawson Varpness 9th 7-22
Zach Wanou 11th 3-7
Aaron Higgins 9th 3-9
Logan Lambrecht 9th 3-11
Joey Barrett 11th 1-3
Mason Dietel 11th 1-0
Jaxin Anderson 9th 1-1

Graduates:
Cody Roe 25-16
Joe Knudten 4-29

MANKATO EAST COUGARS
Head Coach: Jon Dierkes
Conference: Big 9
Section: 2AA

7-14 Overall Duals 3-7 Big Nine
Five Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Third Place: Mankato East “Cougar” 124 pts. 9 Placers
Fourth Place: Northfield “Raiders” Invite: 113.5 pts. 6 Placers
Thirty-ninth Place: Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invite: 21 pts. 1 Placer

Returning Wrestlers:
Kolbinger Baier 12th 35-7 2nd Section/AC
Riley Flemming 11th 27-11 4th Section/AC
Braden Hendel 11th 26-13 4th Section
Sebastian Munera 12th 20-15
Spencer Ruedy 11th 19-10 2nd Section
Seth Hardesty 12th 8-19
Griffin Gartzke 12th 4-14

Graduate:
Noah Parish 34-6 3rd Section/AC

MAT RATS SECTION 8AAA PREVIEW 2019-2020

MAT RATS SECTION 8AAA PREVIEW
2019-2020
FAVORITES: BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS/WILLMAR CARDINALS
DARK HORSES: SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES/SAUK RAPIDS RICE STORM
BEMIDJI LUMERJACKS
Head Coach: Rance Bahr
Conference: Matt King
Section 8AAA

The Lumberjacks will have back from their 21-11 dual meet campaign and section and state honors six section place winners and fifteen others with a wide range of experience. They did graduate seven seniors last spring, including six section place winners, of which three earned state honors. Despite the number of graduates they should have an experienced team. They also earned honors, their freshman were region dual champions and they earned second in the state freshman dual campaign. They could challenge those dual numbers from years season. Look for the Lumberjacks to make a strong challenge for both section honors and state honors. However this section should be more balanced than it has for a few years. Their key leaders should include, Colton Hindricks, Chase Smith, Joe Hudson, Seth Newby, Darren Roth, Thade Osborn and Dane Jorgensen thru out the season.

21-11 Overall
12 Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Section 8AAA Champions
Fourth Place Class AAA State
First Place: Melrose “SCM Early Bird” Invite: 178 Pts. 11 Placers
Third Place Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 153 Pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Thief River Falls “Army/Air Force” Invite: 157 Pts. 8 Placers
Fifth Place: Bemdiji “Rick Lee” Duals: Pool B Champion
First Place: Freshman Region Duals
Second Place: Freshman State Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Joe Hudson 12th 35-14 3rd Section
Seth Newby 9th 32-15 3rd Section
Chase Smith 12th 22-11 3rd Section
Darren Roth 11th 16-23
Thade Osborn 10th 15-14
Clay Olsen 9th 15-25 6th Section
Dane Jorgensen 9th 13-16 4th Section
Caleb Bahrain 11th 9-6
Colton Hindricks 11th 8-2
Logan Willard 10th 8-24 6th Section
Cale Newby 11th 7-6
Aidan Helwig 12 6-11
Clay Olson 12th 3-8

Seth Sisneros 11th 2-4
JD Kondos 11th 2-8
Nate Schwinghammer 10th 2-0

Graduates:
Chance Hendricks 41-12 2nd Sec./4th State (158-78 Career)
Peter Moen 37-10 2nd Sec./5th State (83-52 Career)
Kaleb Beam 37-6 1st Sec./5th State (92-33 Career)
Alan Wuori 34-15 3rd Section (71-39 Career)
Nic Geiger 34-17 3rd Section (78-47 Career)
Bryce Golden 15-7 5th Section (76-61 Career)
Nate Golden Injured (101-62 Career)

Alex Lazello 9th 2-6
Codie Desrosier 10th 2-3
Nikita Uvarov 5-3
Alex Lazello 2-6

WILLMAR CARDINALS
Head Coach: Ed Oehlers
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AAA

The Cardinals have back from last season six section place winners, including four state qualifiers and five others with experience. They maybe hard pressed to challenge their dual meet numbers from last season, but if they stay healthy and continue to improve they could make a challenge in both the conference and for a possible final four in again what should be a very balanced section. They did graduate seven seniors last spring, including six section place winners, four were state qualifiers and all earned state tourney medals. Look for Kaden Steed, Josh Miley, Ethan Roux, Caden Carlson, Braeden Erickson and Jack Roehl to be their key leaders thru out the season.

13-3 Overall Duals 7-0 Central Lakes
Section 8AAA Runner Ups
Twelve Section Place Winners/Eight State Qualifiers/Five State Placers
Academic State Champions
Second Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 162.5 Pts. 10 Placers
First Place: Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invite: 243 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: Buffalo “Bison” Invite: 239.5 Pts. 14 Placers
Fourth Place: Minnesota Christmas Invite: 175.5 Pts. 6 Placers
First Place: Hutchinson “Tigers” Invite: 173.5 Pts. 14 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Josh Miley 12th 30-7 1st Section/AC
Kaden Streed 11th 29-13 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Ethan Roux 12th 22-14 2nd Section/AC
Braeden Erickson 9th 23-8 1st Section/AC
Caden Carlson 11th 22-13 4th Section/AC
Jack Roehl 12th 17-13
Jonas Anez 10th 12-14 4th Section
Mason Swanson 10th 6-12
Marco Sanchez 9th 3-13
Max Gatewood 10th 2-4
Lonnie Sanchez 10th 2-2
Peter Coverdeel 10th 1-0

Graduates:
Cael Carlson 42-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (182-16 Career)
Lincoln Shinn 34-3 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (157-54 Career)
Andrew Reigstad 35-3 2nd Sec./3rd State/AC (105-57 Career)
Charlie Farhat 29-11 2nd Sec./6th State/AC (82-24 Career)
Grant Deegan 25-13 3rd Section/C (48-37 Career)
Alex Backes 19-11 3rd Section/ (32-29 Career)
Dylan Gaue 2-2

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES
Head Coach: Cody Olson
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AAA

The Sabres will have back six section place winners, and seven with a great deal of varsity experience. They did graduate eight from their 15-7 and final four team eight last spring, including three section place winners, two of which were state qualifiers and one earned a state medal. The Sabres could make a strong challenge for both conference and another possible final four, if they continue to improve and stay healthy. Dylan Enriquez, Andy Heckman, Sam Fernholz and Jack Engle should be their key leaders thru out the season.

15-7 Overall Duals 5-2 Central Lakes
Final Four Section 8AAA
Nine Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers, One State Placer
First Place: Big Lake “Hornet” Invite: 215.5 Pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 148.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Second Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 192.5 Pts. 11 Placers
First Place” Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite: 217.5 Pts. 13 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Dylan Enriquez 10th 37-5 3rd Section/AC
Sam Fernholz 12th 33-12 4th Section
Andy Heckman 12th 25-11 4th Section
Jack Engle 12th 21-11 5th Section
Austin Lipinski 10th 18-18 4th Section
Avery Koula 11th 13-26
Austin Frauenholtz 11th 8-18 5th Section
Theron Dohm 11th 7-20
Spencer Johnson 10th 5-3
Dutch Norby 110h 3-4
Chandler Kenning 12th 1-2
Dylan Joyce 12th 1-4
Brett Thayer 11th 1-4

Graduates:
Cole Fibranz 42-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (153-31 Career)
Jackson Penk 39-3 1st Section/AC (138-32 Career)
Nick Pelach 31-14 Injured/AC (158-40)
Tim Stpehens 18-21
Matthew Lindstrom 11-22 6th Section
Cody Neitzke 11-14
Alex Moritz 9-17
Brendan Schwartz 1-0

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM
Head Coach: Cole Wilson
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AAA

The Storm will return from last season six section place winners, including one state qualifier and six others with a great deal of experience. Look for them to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They should be a strong challenge for any of their Central Lakes Conferences rivals. If they stay healthy and continue to improve they should make a challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section. The key leaders should include; Jared Spohn, Benjamin Gilbertson, Andrew Wollak Dante Haywood, Hunter Farnick and Cole Ackerman.

15-9 Overall 4-3 Central Lakes
Eight Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
First Place: Richfield “Charley Turner” Duals
Third Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 128.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Eighth Place: Eastview “Lightning” Invite: 104 Pts. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman” Invite: 90 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 72.5 Pts. 7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jared Spohn 12th 35-5 1st Section/AC
Benjamin Gilbertson 12th 25-17 6th Section
Andrew Wollak 11th 25-14 5th Section
Dante Haywood 9th 21-15 3rd Section/AC
Hunter Farnick 12th 20-17 3rd Section
Joey Hoeschen 11th 18-19
Sawyer Simmons 8th 17-15
Ben Konz 12th 9-19 5th Section
Zander Pelton 10th 6-20
Aden Rollins 11th 4-14
Matt Krepp 11th 4-7

Graduates:
Jacob Ackerman 32-12 3rd Section/AC (89-51 Career)
Marcus Santillana 26-17 6th Section/AC (64-84 Career)
Jacob Kruger 7-21
BRAINERD WARRIORS
Head Coach: Mickey White
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AAA

The Warriors had a very good season despite a couple of big injuries. They have back from that team four section place winners and eight with a wide range of experience. They did graduate eight seniors last spring, including four state qualifiers. They will be hard pressed to challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. They could make a challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include; Cade Barrett, Arlie Danielson Kyle Eschenbacher, Isaiah Jillson, Tucker Peterson and Forest Gibson. Look for steady improvement from this crew and for a possibly upset before the seasons end.

19-11 Overall 6-1 Central Lakes
Final Four Section 8AAA
Nine Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
First Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 182 Pts. 13 Placers
First Place: Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invite: 175 Pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Mound-Westonka “Haglund/Leapold” Invite: 162.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Fourth Place: Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz” Invite: 148.5 Pts. 10 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Cade Barrett 12th 32-11 3rd Section/AC
Arlie Danielson 12th 28-7 Injured/AC
Isiah Jillson 9th 29-20 5th Section
Kyle Eschenbacher 11th 28-18 5th Section
Forest Gibson 11th 23-19 5th Section
Tucker Peterson 12th 15-6
Gabe Wagner 10th 13-10
Blake Wgeishofski 12th 9-15
Tommy Daniels 10th 4-25
Caleb Kramer 12th 2-5
Cole Ostrowksi 12th 1-1
Latham Jillson 9th 1-1

Graduates:
Kyle Patnode 42-8 1st Section/AC (116-36 Career)
Brad Patnode 36-15 2nd Section/AC
Denny Busbey 35-12 2nd Section/AC
Braden Kramer 38-11 1st Section/6th State/AC
Morgan Gibson 28-16 4th Section/AC (106-82 Career)
Mark Boran 7-14
Isaiah Boberg 5-16
Jon Nelson 1-7

ST. COUD TECH TIGERS
Head Coach: Bob Boeck
Conference: Central Lakes
Section 8AAA

The Tigers struggled with numerous injuries last year, back from that team are nine section place winners, including two state qualifiers and five others with a wide range of experience. They did graduate two seniors last spring, including a section place winner. This crew should challenge and likely improve on their dual meet numbers from last season if they stay healthy. Look for Taylor Hugg, Jaxon Kenning, and Logan Hanson to be their key leaders thru out the season.

6-10 Overall 3-4 Central Lakes
Ten Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Second Place: Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invite: 141 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: Osseo “Orioles” Duals
Sixth Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 75.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Tenth Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 91.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Ninth Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 68 Pts. 5 Placres

Returning Wrestlers:
Taylor Hugg 12th 39-7 1st Section/AC
Logan Hanson 12th 28-12 6th Section/AC
Jaxon Kenning 8th 28-12 2nd Section/AC
Carlos Agee 12th 25-15 4th Section
Jack Latterell 12th 18-23 5th Section
Nick Hamak 10th 12-17 5th Section
Tucker Hugg 9th 8-17 5th Section
Aiden Orth 9th 7-15
Spencer Gustin 11th 5-10 4th Section
Andy Johnson 10th 5-7
Brett Kayfes 12th 4-12
Isaiah Green 12th 5-0 Injured (2yrs. Ago/33-9/2nd Sec./5th State
Aaron Voigt 12th Injured (2 yrs. ago/12-10/6th Section
Graduates:
Tyler Zachman 25-18 5th Section/AC
Drew Kiffmeyer 9-5 Injured

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
Head Coach: Mike Hendrickson
Conference: Granite Ridge
Section 8AAA

The Flyers struggled thru a great deal of injuries last season and they did graduate four seniors last spring, including three with over thirty wins, that includes one state place winner. The Flyers will return three Section place winners, including a state champion and seven with a great deal of experience. The Flyers may be hard pressed to improve on those dual meet marks, if they stay healthy and continue to improve they could. Look for Gabe Nagel, Austin Litke and Simon Pantzke to be their key leaders thru out the season.

16-18 Overall Duals 3-3 Granite Ridge
Five Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Sixth Place: Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invite: 105 Pts. 8 Placers
Fifth Place: Stillwater “Ponies” Duals:
Sixth Place: Osseo “Orioles” Duals
Eleventh Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 83.5 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Gabe Nagel 9th 46-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Austin Litke 10th 33-11 4th Section/AC
Simon Pantzke 12th 28-8 3rd Section
Kole Kern 12th 12-22
Bryce Utley 11th 10-31
Nathan Kludt 11th 12-18
Charles Steadman 12th 6-23
Eli VanRisseghem 10th 4-18
Trent Krumke 10th 3-3
Evan Kimman 10th 2-2
Justin Morrin 11th 2-2
Peyton Carll 11th 1-12

Graduates:
Grant Litke 45-4 1st Sec./4th State/AC (137-57 Career)
Sam Nagel 31-8 4th Section/AC (67-34 Career)
Luke Venske 33-10 5th Section (51-24 Career)
Kelley Kern 7-12
MOORHEAD SPUDS
Head Coach: Gerad Fugleberg
Conference: Independent
Section 8AAA

The Spuds will return four section place winners, including one state qualifier and five others with some experience. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including one state medal winner. If the Spuds can fill some weights with junior varsity wrestlers, they could challenge their dual meet numbers from last season. This is a very balanced section however, it will be to make a challenge for a top four spot. Their key leaders should include; Ryan Luthi, Hayden Nesland, Zander Risdul and Evan Frankhanel thru out the season.

5-14 Overall
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Fourth Place: Jamestown “Knights of Columbus” Invite: 136.5 Pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Moorhead “Gadberry” Duals: 158.5 Pts. 12 Placers
Eighth Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 98.5 Pts. 8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ryan Luthi 12th 33-15 2nd Section
Hayden Netland 12th 24-23 4th Section
Xander Risdal 12th 21-26 6th Section
Landon Berry 12th 11-27 6th Section
Evan Frankhanel 10th 11-17
Ethan Jerome 12th 9-15
AJ Dimo 10th 8-2
Zach Frankhanel 8th 6-14
Jack Newcomb 11th 5-11
Griffin Quade 8th 4-21
Chris Vego 11th 2-16
Moayad Abdi 8th 1-3

Graduates:
Riley Schock 46-8 2nd Sec./6th State
Jacob Larson 17-15 4th Section
Tyler Sobernatz 16-20

BUFFALO BISON
Head Coach: Ben Presler
Conference: Lake Conference
Section 5AAA

The Bison struggled with injuries and low numbers last season, they did graduate seven seniors last spring, including four section place winners, of which one was a state champion. They have back two state qualifiers and eight with some varsity experience. If they stay healthy and can fill in with some junior varsity and middle school wrestlers they should be looking ahead to a competitive season. They should be led by Ryan Scherber and Owen Herbst thru out the season.

Final Four Section 5AAA
Six Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Fourth Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman” Invite: 120 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Mound-Westonka “Leopold/Heglund” Memorial: 102.5 Pts. 10 Placers
Seventh Place: Mississippi 8 Conference 84 Pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ryan Scherber 11th 39-7 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Owen Herbst 10th 36-10 2nd Section
Austin Carter 11th 5-15
Sully Scherber 11th 5-6
Brennan Halderson 10th 2-4
Riggs Tuchtenhagen 9th 2-5
Macray Kloke 10th 2-4
Matthew Carlson 8th 1-7
John Dahlheimer 11th 1-3

Graduates:
Riley Herbst 39-0 1st Sec./State Champion/AC
Nathan DesMarais 25-15 5th Section/AC
Jacob Metz 16-14 4th Section
Thomas Samson 14-14 5th Section
Hunter Hendricks 8-6
Toby Ritter 5-7
Erin Bersie 2-16