MAT RATS SECTION 8A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 8A PREVIEW
2018-2019

FAVORITES: FRAZEE HORNETS and the BAGLEY/GREENBUSHMIDDLE RIVER GATORS

DARK HORSES: FOSSTON-BAGLEY BROWLERS and the UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS
FRAZEE HORNETS
Head Coach: Clay Nagel
Enrollment: 208
Conference: Heart O’Lakes

24-8 Overall
Section 8 Champions
Class A State Runner Ups
14 Section Placers/10 Section Placers/Four State Placers
First Place: Wahpeton “Dan Unruh” Invite: 313 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 202 Pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals: 5-1
Second Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference: 218 Pts. 14 Placers

The Hornets of Frazee have back from 24-8 dual meet campaign and Class A runner up honors, six section place winners, including four state qualifiers, of which won state honors. They will also return six with a wide range experience. They should make a challenge to defend their section honors. Luke Tweeton (39-10 @ 220) earned fourth place state honors, Kaden Hiemenz (34-15 @ 132), Brett Graham (29-10 @ 182) and Gabe Drewes (29-15 @ 195) were state qualifiers. Look for them to be their key leaders thru out the season. They did graduate eight section place winners, including six state qualifiers, three of which earned state honors

Returning Wrestlers:
Luke Tweeton 11th 39-10 2nd Sec./4th State/AC
Kaden Hiemenz 10th 34-15 1st Section/AC
Brett Graham 11th 29-10 1st Section/AC
Gabe Drewes 12th 29-15 2nd Section/AC
Anthony Malikwoski 12th 29-1
Ricky Roforth 12th 18-28 6th Section
Christian Carlson 10th 14-27 5th Section
Lucas Valstad 11th 12-14
Mason Newling 11th 7-11
Howard Solem 10th 4-2
Coleton Borah 11th 6-4
Brock Barlund 10th 5-2
Jake Nagel 8th 3-8

Graduates:
Tanner Schermerhorn 45-6 1st Sec./4th State/AC (159-22 Career)
Mitchael Miller 46-4 1st Sec./5th State/AC (107-31 Career
Tanner Eischens 38-8 1st Section/AC (144-39 Career)
Landon Byer 33-14 2nd Section/AC (79-29 Career)
Hudson Hiemenz 31-15 2nd Section/AC (60-41 Career)
Tanner Tappe 28-6 1st Sec./2nd State (77-40 Career)
Logan Wacker 15-18 4th Section (48-50 Career)
Carter Shipman 24-21 3rd Section (25-21 Career)
GREENBUSH/BADGER/MIDDLE RIVER GATORS
Head Coach: Todd Bergeron
Enrollment: 116 Greenbush/Middle River/61 Badger
Conference: Independent

16-9 Overall Duals
Section 8A Runner Ups
Eleven Section Placers/Seven State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Third Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite” 135.5 Pts 6 Placers
First Place: Larimore, ND Invite: 202.5 Pts. 10 Placers
Third Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz” Invite: 165.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Second Place TRF “US Army, Mn National Guard: 149 Pts. 9 Placers

The Gators of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River should make a strong challenge for section honors. They have back from their 16-9 dual meet campaign, nine section place winners, including six state qualifiers, two earned medals and seven with experience. They will have eight back with 20 wins plus, this should give them one of the better balanced teams in the state. Owen Novacek (44-5 @ 138) earned fourth place honors, Dominik Vacura (30-7 @ 220) earned sixth place honors, Tony Olson (24-17 @ 106) Joe Dezelar (24-17) and Caleb Vacura (10-16) were state qualifiers. Andy Dostal (31-13), Avery Augustson (23-16, Brandon Pries (21-16) should be their key leader thru out the season

Returning Wrestlers:
Owen Novacek 12th 44-5 2nd Sec./4th State
Dominik Vacura 10th 30-7 1st Sec./6th State
Andy Dostal 11th 31-13 3rd Section
Zach Evans 11th 29-13 2nd Section
Joe Deselar 11th 24-17 1st Section
Tony Olson 10th 24-17 2nd Section
Avery Augustson 12th 23-16 3rd Section
Brandon Pries 12th 21-16
Garrett Underberg 10th 13-14 Injured
Caleb Vacura 9th 10-16 2nd Section
Jacob Bergsnev 11th 6-19
Brogan Beito 8th 4-8
Colton Gust 11th 3-2
Ethan Waage 9th 3-5 5th Section
Derrick Corneluisen 12th 2-6
Dawson Beito 10th 1-1

Graduates:
Bryce Bergeron 32-12 1st Section (109-56 Career)
Tyler Isane 27-12 Injured (56-52 Career)
Austin Maustad 8-18 5th Section

FOSSTON-BAGLEY PROWLERS
Head Coach: Pat Wolfe
Enrollment: 177 Fosston/247 Bagley
Conference: North Star

17-7 Overall Duals 3-2 North Star
Final Four Section 8A
Twelve Section Placers/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
First Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite: 205.5 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: FB “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 148 Pts. 9 Placers
First Place: Mayville Portland “Patriot” Duals 3-0
Third Place: WHAN “Wolf Pack” Invite: 145 Pts. 8 Placers

The Brawlers should make a strong challenge not only for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign, but possibly for section honors. They have back from their 17-7 dual meet campaign, eight section place winners, including two state qualifiers and eight with a wide range of experience. Carter Sorenson (33-9 @ 126), Teigen Hextell (23-15 @ 170), Jacob Lomen (33-10), Henry Burrack (26-10) and Christian Schmidt (25-19) should be their key leaders thru out the season. Look for this young team to make great strides of improvement over the course of the season. They did graduate five including four section place winners, of which one was a state qualifier and he earned state honors.
Returning Wrestlers:
Carter Sorenson 10th 33-9 2nd Section/AC
Jacob Lomen 11th 33-10 3rd Section/AC
Henry Burrack 11th 26-10 3rd Section/AC
Christian Schmidt 12th 25-19 5th Section
Teigen Hextell 12th 23-15 2nd Section/AC
Alex Munter 11th 17-13 4th Section
Dane Schoenborn 10th 11-13
Keegan Senger 9th 11-25
Tyler Maruska 12th 6-11
Kaden Kappedal 12th 6-23 5th Section
Evan Chalich 10th 6-9 6th Section
Noah Hanson 12th 3-7
Kaden Sanford 8th 3-5
Gabe Berry 12th 2-1
Camden Daniel 11th 1-3

Graduates:
Jake Ubert 38-5 1st Sec./4th State/AC (148 Wins School)
Brayden Sorenson 29-17 3rd Section/AC (98 Wins)
Alex Wolfe 30-16 5th Section
Cole Olson 26-17 3rd Section/AC (86 Wins)
Nick Anderson 10-5

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS
Head Coach: Jacob Oyster
Enrollment: 189 Menagha/120 Sebeka
Conference: Park Region

7-15 Overall 3-2 Park Region
Eight Section Placers/One State Qualifiers
First Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite;151 Pts. 11 Placers
Sixth Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 113 Pts 7 Placers
Seven Place: Park Region Conference: 81 PTs. 7 Placers
Twenty-Third Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 38 Pts. 3 Placers
Sixteenth Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals:

The Warriors should make a challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign. They have back from their 7-15 dual meet campaign, seven section place winners and nine with a wide range of experience. Jared Seibert (32-9), Isaac Tellers (19-12) and Ethan Hendrickson (20-9) should be their key leaders thru out the season. They did graduate three last spring, including one state qualifier.
Returning Wrestlers:
Jared Seibert 12th 32-9 3rd Section/AC
Ethan Hendrickson 9th 20-9 3rd Section
Isaac Tellers 12th 19-12 3rd Section
Gator Bettin 12th 17-20
Eion Ness 9th 16-19
Brock Kako 12th 13-23 4th Section
Hank Tellers 8th 12-15
Dakota Meech 10th 12-25 5th Section
Ethan Trout 11th 11-23 5th Section
Torrey Carlson 9th 6-19
Hunter Skaro 10th 2-5
Tucker Holmer 11th 3-6
Mason Bradley 12th 2-3
Gabe Hendrickson 8th 2-2
Dominick Fuller 10th 1-2
Dylan Rasmussan 9th 1-14

Graduates:
Toby Hintzman 33-4 1st Section/AC (116-74 Career)
Bridger Bettin 12-8
Cade LaCoe 5-9 (43-59 Career)
CROOKSTON PIRATES
Head Coach: Wes Hanson
Enrollment: 286
Conference: North Star

12-5 Overall Duals
Ten Section Placers/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Fifth Place: Wahpeton “Dan Unruh” Invite” 110 Pts. 7 Placers
Second Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 150 Pts. 9 Placers
First Place: Mahmoman “Cougar” Duals
Fifth Place Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 105 Pts. 8 Placers
Third Place: Grand Rapids “Skip Nalan” Invite: 163.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Tenth Place: TRF “Arm Forces/National Guard” Invite:

The Pirates have back from their 12-5 season, five section place winners, including two state qualifiers, including a place winner and five with experience. Lukas Meier (36-9 @ 145) earned fifth place state honors and Zach Brown (37-6 @ 106) a state qualifier. They did graduate six last spring, including five section place winners, one was a state qualifier.

Returning Wrestlers:
Zach Brown 10th 37-6 1st Section/AC
Lukas Meier 12th 36-9 2nd Sec./5th State/AC
Damian Hodgson 12th 26-13 3rd Section/AC
Cameron Weiland 10th 23-16 4th Section
Ethan Boll 8th 21-12
Nolan Dana 10th 18-24 6th Section
Cameron Hulst 11th 14-13
Braxton Volker 8th 6-18
Ethan Bowman 8th 3-2
Andrew Macgregor 10th 1-4

Graduates:
Colton Weiland 28-8 1st Section/AC (145-68 Career)
Jake Wagner 28-17 3rd Section/AC (67-59 Career)
Luke Trandem 22-24 4th Section
Collin Leckie 11-20 6th Section
Luis Argueta 7-14 6th Section
Jake Davidson 3-11

ROSEAU RAMS
Head Coach: Aaron Rose
Enrollment: 305
Conference: North Star

Dual Meet Records Unknown
Fifth Place: FB “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 110 Pts. 7 Placers
Fifth Place: Crookston “Rodd Olson” Invite: 125.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Seventh Place: Central Cass “Letterman” Invite: 135.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: TRF “Army Forces/National Guard” Invite: 97.5 Pts 5 Placers
Sixth Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 94 Pts. 8 Placers

The Rams have back seven section place winners, including a state qualifier, that earned state honors and four with experience. Chandler Mooney (43-3 @ 145) earned third place honors and Ben Olson (30-8), Race Knochenmus (24-12), Dale Grindahl (25-14), Brodie Wensloff (26-18) and Sawyer Klatt (21-11) should be their key leaders

Returning Wrestlers:
Chandler Mooney 12th 43-3 1st Sec./3rd State
Ben Olson 10th 30-8
Brodie Wensloff 12th 26-18 4th Section
Dale Grindahl 12th 25-14 4th Section
Race Knochennus 10th 24-12 4th Section
Sawyer Klatt 11th 21-11 5th Section
Conner Eidsmoe 10th 16-17
Owen Gross 12th 7-17 6th Section
Kyle Bliss 12th 2-15
Brutus Grindahl 11th 1-7 6th Section
Bodee Hovda 8th 1-2
Graduates:
Riley Eidsmoe 15-8 2nd Section (115-63 Career)
Hunter Ziska 9-20 4th Section
Owen Gross 5-14

FERTILE/BELTRAMI FALCONS
Head Coach: Chad Hitchen
Enrollment: 124
Conference: North Star

5-10 Overall Duals
Six Section Placers/One State Qualifier
Eight Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 61 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place: FB “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 62 Pts. 4 Placers
Sixth Place: Barnesville “Trojans” Invite: 83 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Larimore, ND Invite: 72 Pts. 4 Placers

The Falcons will have back four section place winners, including one state qualifier and twelve with a wide range of experience. This young team should continue to make strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. Look for them to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. Hunter Hitchen, Daunte Yost and Alex Smith should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wresters:
Hunter Hitchen 11th 21-16 2nd Section
Daunte Yost 10th 22-14 4th Section
Alex Smith 12th 18-9
Levi Qualley 9th 11-14 6th Section
Damian Sudvangen 11th 11-20 5th Section
Seth Lavalier 9th 4-4
Gabe Horgeshimer 11th 4-13
Izaah Bennefeld 11th 4-6
Hunter Bjerk 11th 3-2
Justin Boit 12th 4-19
Jude Olson 9th 2-8
Wesley Romberg 8th 3-2
Ivan Nephew 11th 3-4
Alex Haas 8th 2-1
Micah Tollefson 11th 3-0
Jasper Olson 11th 3-0

Graduates:
Ross Hamre 20-16 4th Section
RED LAKE COUNTY CENTRAL MUSTANGS
Head Coach: Kyle Dudycha
Enrollment: 87
Conference: North Star

Dual Meet Records Unknown
Ninth Place: FB “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 48 Pts. 5 Placers
Eleventh Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 43 Pts. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Fertile “Northwest” Invite: 46 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Damon Ferguson 8th 17-9 4th Section
Tristyn Ferguson 10th 13-13 4th Section
George Duden 10th 12-17 5th Section
Paul DeHate 9th 8-20
Gunnar Sundeen 8th 2-15
Oscar Duden 8th 1-15

Graduates:
Nick Pahlen 12-5 3rd Section
Bryce Bergerson 1-14
MAHNOMEN-WAUBUN COUGERS
Head Coach: John Short
Enrollment: 113 Mahnomen/108 Waubun
Conference: Independent

Dual Meet Records Unknown
Seventh Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite: 72 Pts. 6 Placer
Tent Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 44 Pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Adam Syverson 12th 23-17 4th Section
Chase Dorman 12th 18-19 4th Section
Garret Eiynck 10th 15-20 5th Section
Will Olson 9th 13-24 6th Section
Kris Cukla 8th 12-17 6th Section
Shae Yates 11th 6-17
Blake Gerey 9th 5-19

Graduates:
Nick Podlak 26-15 2nd Section
Sam Olson 25-12 3rd Section

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MAT RATS SECTION 6A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 6A PREVIEW
2018-2019

FAVORITES: BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE and the WEST CNTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

DARK HORSES: OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS and the NEW YORK MILL EAGLES

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE
Head Coach: Billy Wagner
Enrollment: 109 BH/132 Verndale/162 Parkers Prairie
Conference: Park Region

10-10 Overall 2-6 Park Region
Final Four Section 6A
Nine Section Placers/Five State Qualifiers/Two Placers
Fourth Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” 146 Pts. 19 Placers
Third Place: Barnesville “Trojan” Invite: 180.5 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth place: Park Region Conference 142 Pts. 9 Placers
Third Place BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” invite: 151 Pts. 9 Placers
Ninth Place: TRF “Arm Services Army National Guard: 92.5. 7 Placers
Twelfth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 103.5 Pt. 3 Placers

The crew from Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie must be considered one of the favorites in one that is possibly most balanced section in the state this season. They have back from their 10-10 dual meet campaign eight section place winners, including four state qualifiers of which one earned a state championship. They will have eight back with a wide range of experience and only one graduation last spring. They should be a very balanced team; their key leaders should include: Craig Orlando (42-3 @ 285) earned a state championship, Devin Dean (37-16 @ 145), Trevor Arceneau (33-19 @ 132) and Gideon Ervasti (25-18 @ 152) were state qualifiers and Quinn Kern (33-11) with previous state tourney experience and Mason Schroeder (20-17). In addition there is Zavier Grefe a 12th grader move in from Rocori with a great deal of experience.

Returning Wrestlers:
Craig Orlando 11th 42-3 1st Sec./State Champ/AC
Devin Dean 12th 37-16 2nd Section/AC
Quinn Kern 12th 33-11 3rd Section/AC
Trevor Arceneau 12th 33-19 2nd Section/AC
Gideon Ervasti 9th 25-18 2nd Section/AC
Mason Schroeder 10th 20-17 All Conference
Deaven Captain 8th 20-24 5th Section
Jason Koehn 10th 13-24
Carter Rokes 11th 14-30
Brock Peterson 10th 12-29 4th Section
Xavier Grefe 12th 10-11 (Transfer Rocori)
Chase Graba 11th 10-18
Reese Thompson 9th 7-10
Aiden Larson 10th 9-6
Hunter Dean 10th 5-4
Tyler Eggert 10th 6-22
Derik Kimber 11th 2-21
Grant Thompson 8th 1-0

Graduate:
Holt Truax 43-1 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (182-53 Career)

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Brandon Gruchow
Enrollment: 176 WCA/103 Brandon-Evansville/61 Ashby
Conference: Park Region

17-4 Overall 5-1 Park Region
Section 6A Runner Up
Fourteen Section Placers/Six State Qualifier/Two State Placers
Second Place: Park Region Conference: 182 Pts. 14 Placers
Second Place: WCA “ Grant County” Invite: 194 Pts. 13 Placers
Fifth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 119 Pts. 5 Placers
Second Place: Morris “Dr. Busian” Invite: 165 Pts. 14 Placers

The Knights of West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville should be a strong challenge to get back to the state tourney. They will have back from 17-4 dual meet campaign, nine section place winners, including three state qualifiers and three with experience. They did graduate seven last spring, including five section place winners, three were state qualifiers, of which two were state place winners. Kaleb Getz (28-10 @ 126) Anthony Sykora (30-14 @ 106) and Wyatt Olson (32-13 @ 195) all state qualifiers and Jordan Lohse (27-16) and Hunter Mickelsen (14-10) should be their key leaders. They did graduate seven last spring, including five section place winners, three were state qualifiers and they all earned state medals.

Returning Wrestlers:
Wyatt Olson 12th 32-13 2nd Section/AC
Anthony Sykora 8th 30-14 2nd Section/AC
Kaleb Getz 11th 28-10 1st Section/AC
Jordan Lohse 10th 27-16 4th Section/AC
Hunter Mickelsen 12th 14-10 4th Section
Alex Butcher 12th 14-11 3rd Section
Devin Stone 11th 16-19 4th Section
Reubens Swanson 9th 10-25 4th Section
Hunter Hanson 12th 10-20 5th Section
Kade Olson 11th 4-9
Brett Duncan 11th 3-13
Colton Lindquist 9th 1-1

Graduates:
Kaden Spindler 44-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC (187-54 Career)
Levin Larkin 38-8 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (151-73 Career)
Mason Nibbe 29-11 1st Section/AC (96-92 Career)
Chris Onstad 25-14 5th Section (63-57 Career)
John Barber 10-22 5th Section
Chase Veldhouse 2-1
Aiden Winter 1-2
OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Scott Hart
Enrollment: 138 BL/123 Henning/145 Underwood
Conference: Park Region

20-8 Overall 6-2 PARK REGION
Class A 5th State Class C
Section 6A Champions
Fourteen Section Placers/Five State Qualifiers/Three State Placers
First Place: FB “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 216 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 195 Pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Park Region Conference: 174 Pts 12 Placers
First Place: TRF “Arm Forces/Army/National Guard: 162 Pts. 10 Placers
Second Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” Invite: 206 Pts. 13 Placers
Six Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals: (4-2)

The Bulldogs of Ottertail Central will have back from 20-8 dual meet campaign, Section 6A and Consolation Champion in Class A State. They should make a strong bid to defend those section 6A honors. Six section place winners, including one state qualifier and five with a great deal of experience. In addition to that one section place winner from two years ago will rejoin the team this season. Zane Swanson (34-15 @ 152) their lone state qualifier back, Wyatt Thorson (33-13), Matt Hendricks (21-18), Hayden Hart (26-26) and the return of Max Naddy (24-16 and 4th in the Section two years ago) should be their key leaders thru out this season. They did graduate eight last spring, including eight section place winners, four state were state qualifiers and all four earned state medals.
Returning Wrestlers:
Zane Swanson 11th 34-15 1st Section/AC
Wyatt Thorson 11th 33-13 4th Section/AC
Matt Hendricks 11th 21-18 3rd Section
Hayden Hart 11th 26-26 6th Section
Max Naddy 12th 24-16 4th Section (2 yrs Ago)
Laredo Bugbee 11th 21-21 3rd Section
Hunter Doll 12th 14-23 6th Section
Noah Schleske 11th 9-11
Brien Boser 9th 7-13
Cain Buehler 12th 3-3
Nick Gardin 11th 3-5
Reed Leabo 10th 3-5

Graduates:
Ben Naddy 39-1 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (150-17 Career)
Nate Hart 47-3 1st Sec./4th State (152-42 Career)
Marc Hendricks 40-11 1st Sec./6th State/AC (100-77 Career)
RJ Ehlert 33-15 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Alex Erlandson 25-19 4th Section
Jace Leabo 28-19 5th Section
Kevin Tierney 18-22 4th Section
Ramon Lopez-Moen 11-21 6th Section
NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES
Head Coach: Eric Niemi
Enrollment: 182
Conference: Park Region

12-4 Overall 4-3 Park Region
Final Four Section 6A
Eleven Section Placers/Six State Qualifiers/One State PlaceewFouth Place Place: Central Cass “Lettermans” Invite: 149 Pts. 8 Placers
Fourth Place: Crookston “Rod Olson” Invite: 135 Pts. 8 Placers
Second Place: NLS “Wildcats” Invite: 136 Pts. 10 Placers
Fifth Place: Park Region Conference: 126 Pt. 10 Placers

The Eagles of New York Mills will have back from their 12-4 dual meet campaign eight section place winners, including five state qualifiers. With just three wrestlers that graduated, three were section place winners, one earned a state medal, they could have more numbers back. Matt Frost (32-10 @ 138), Dane Niemi (34-9 @ 106), Bren Salo (27-17 @ 126), Carter Haman (25-16 @ 120) and Gabe Geiser (23-16 @ 113 were all state qualifiers and Dylan Fischer (35-10) should be their key leaders thru out the season. If they can get their weights spread out they should make a strong challenge too for section honors.

Returning Wrestlers:
Dylan Fischer 12th 25-10 3rd Section/AC
Dan Niemi 9th 34-9 1st Section/AC
Matt Frost 12th 32-10 2nd Section/AC
Bren Salo 9th 27-17 2nd Section
Carter Haman 12th 25-16 2nd Section/AC
Gabe Geiser 11th 23-16 2nd Section
Logan Small 11th 13-12 3rd Section
Elliot Mann 11th 7-21
Alex Sandoval 11th 2-13 6th Section

Graduates:
Jake Erckenbrack 36-5 1st Sec./6th State/AC
Charlie Fox 20-18 3rd Section
Brandon Wirre 14-23 5th Section
BARNESVILLE TROJANS
Head Coach: Scott Snoble
Enrollment: 225
Conference: Heart O’Lakes

4-14 Overall 2-3 Heart O’Lakes
Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Eight Place: Central Cass “Letterman” Invite: 115 Pts. 8 Placers
Nine Place: Wahpeton “Dan Unruh” Invite: 84 Pts. 4 Placers
Fourth Place: Barnesville “Trojan” Invite: 128.5 Pt. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 121 Pts. 7 Placers
Fourth Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference 90 Pts. 7 Placers

The Trojans had many injury issues last season, back from their 4-14 dual meet season they have three section place winners, including one state qualifier and seven others with a wide range of experience. Jackson Poeping (24-20 @ 220) their lone state qualifier, Chase Brenner (39-8) and Preston Snobl (32-10) should be their key leaders thru out the season. They graduated three last spring, including three section place winners, of which one earned a state championship.

Returning Wrestlers:
Chase Brenner 12th 39-8 3rd Section/AC
Preston Snobl 12th 32-10 4th Section/AC
Jackson Poepping 12th 24-20 2nd Section
Hunter Anderson 11th 14-16
Brady Knoll 10th 12-19
Tanner Kadrmas 11th 9-14
John Roller 8th 4-7
Wyatt Roller 10th 2-29
Nathan Rehder 12th 2-24
Cole Swenson 10th 1-5

Graduates:
Brady Tweeton 44-1 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (191-34 Career)
Alex Jenison 23-21 5th Section
Tyler State 14-20 6th Section
STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS
Head Coach: Mark Carlson
Enrollment: 311
Conference: Mid-State

10-9 Overall 3-2 Mid-State
Fourth Section Placers/One State Qualifier/One State Placer
First Place: WHAN “Wolve Pack” Invite: 185 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” Invite: 119.5 Pts. 9 placers
Eight Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” 99.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Ninth Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 80.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixteen Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 89.5 Pts. 4 Placers

The Cardinals will have back from their 10-9 dual meet season, three section place winners, including a state place winner and six others with a wide range of experience. Owen Bjerga (38-7 @ 138) earned sixth place state honors, veterans with state tourney experience; Spencer Miller (33-2) was 43-3 2 years ago with a 43-3 record and Blayne Dumprope (20-11) as state qualifier two years ago with a 26-16 record. Brayden Christensen (19-14) and Payton Bjerga (23-17 should be their key leaders thru out the season. They did graduate four seniors, including one section place winner. Look for this young team to continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. The should challenge those dual meet numbers from last year.

Returning Wrestlers:
Owen Bjerga 11th 38-7 1st Sec./6th State/AC
Spencer Miller 12th 33-2 All Conference
Payton Bjerga 10th 23-17 4th Section
Blayne Dumprope 12th 20-11
Shaine Gugenberger 12th 10-13
Sam Jennissen 10th 7-14
Josiah Paskewitz 12th 5-2
Logan Weite 10th 4-8

Graduates:
Kyle Serich 23-14 3rd Section
BradenTyrell 26-13
Isaac Swensrud 17-18
Jonathan Lisson 19-26

BORDER WEST BUCCANEERS
Head Coach: Paul Frisch
Enrollment: 112 Wheaton/84 Clinton-Graceville/28 Herman-Norcross
Conference: Independent

11-8 Overall Duals
Six Section Place Winners
Seventh Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 72 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: Minnewaska “Laker” Invite” 86 Pts 7 Placers

The Buccaneers will have back three section place winners and nine with a wide range of experience. This young team should make strides of improvement during the course of the season. Look for them to challenge their dual meet numbers from last season. Mason Zimmel, Jace Olson, Micheal Dennis and Isaac Deal should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Mason Zimmel 12th 19-13
Jace Olson 11th 16-19 6th Section
Micheal Dennis 11th 14-24 4th Section
Isaac Deal 12th 14-17
Eli Larson 8th 9-27
Jacob Adelman 10th 8-11
Lance Nelson 12th 8-17 6th Section
Sam Stafford 11th 7-14
Issac Ebnet 10th 8-10
Ethan Nachbor 10th 6-6
Michael Niesen 11th 4-24
Marshall Vold 10th 1-0

Graduates:
Jason Murphy 29-7 3rd Section
Cedric Barnes 19-17 3rd Section
Mark McCarthy 19-20
Jacob Sanasak 16-17
Calvin Freeberg 4-14
BRECKENRIDGE COWBOYS
Head Coach: Tom Haire
Enrollment: 212
Conference: Heart O’Lakes

8-10 Overall Duals 2-2 Heart O’Lakes
Six Section Placers
Seventh Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference: 65 Pts. 6 Placers
Eight Place: Wahpeton “Dan Unruh” Invite: 85.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Fifth Place: Barnesville “Trojans” Invite: 86 Pts. 6 Placers
Eleventh Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk’ Invite: 55 Pts. 5 Placers
Six Place: Morris “Dr. Busian” Invite: 64.5 Pts. 7 Placers

The Cowboys will have back from 8-10 dual meet campaign, four section place winners and five others with a great deal of experience. Look for the Cowboys to challenge their dual meet numbers from last season. They should move up in their conference standings. They be a spoiler down the road, as I look for big strides of improvement from this team. Zach Haire, Daniel Erlandson, Tanner Differding and Aidan Ruddy should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Zach Haire 12th 30-12 5th Section
Daniel Erlandson 10th 26-7 3rd Section
Tanner Differding 12th 25-16 3rd Section
Aidan Ruddy 9th 13-15 5th Section
Dylan Pearson 12th 13-20
Austin Snoble 12th 4-11
Zane Mikkelson 8th 3-15
Bryant Hasse 10th 3-16
Isaac Thoeness 11th 1-18

Graduates:
Mason Meyer 33-9 3rd Section (77-90 Career)
Gage Diaz 23-23 5th Section (54-59 Career)
Carter Gilles 21-20 (44-62 Career)
Mason Vig 3-14
WADENA-DEER CREEK WOLVERINES
Head Coach: Brian Roberts
Enrollment: 227
Conference: Park Region

3-15 Overall Duals 0-6 Park Region
Five Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Ninth Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 54 Pt. 5 Placers
Ninth Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 41 Pts. 4 Placers
Ninth Place: Park Region Conference: 23 Pts. 2 Placers

The Wolverines will have four section place winners and three with experience back. This young team should continue to make strides of improvement. They will fill in with some of their young wrestlers early in the season. Cody Wheeler and Jayson Young should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Cody Wheeler 11th 24-18 6th Section
Simon Snyder 8th 8-18
Jayson Young 11th 18-17 6th Section
Jericho Baker 11th 7-13 6th Section
Logan Wegscheid 11th 8-25
Braeden Sibert 12th 3-11 6th Section
Koby Endres 8th 3-11

Graduates:
Steven Erkenbrack 31-10 2nd Section/AC
Mitchel Haman 3-15
PELICAN RAPIDS VIKINGS
Head Coach: Harold Holt
Enrollment: 201
Conference: Heart O’Lakes

6-13 Overall Duals 0-4 Heart O’Lakes
Four Section Place Winners/Two State Qualiiers
Fifth Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite” 134 Pts. 9 Placers
Eight Place: WCA “Grant County” 61.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Eight Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite: 61.5 Pts 5 Placers
Tenth Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” Invite: 60 Pts. 5 placers
Seventh Place: North Branch “Viking” Invite: 66 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place: Heart O’Lakes Conference: 78 pts. 8 Placers
Thirteen Place: TRF Armed Forces/National Guard” 37 Pts. 3 Placers

The Vikings will have back three section place winners, including one state qualifier and thirteen with a wide range of experience. Look for this young team to continue to improve over the course of the season. Matt Ziebell, Zane Brosowski and Matt Osborne should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Matt Ziebell 11th 35-15 2nd Section/AC
Zane Brosowske 12th 23-22 4th Section
Matt Osborne 11th 12-14 6th Section
James Furey 12th 12-20
Tommy Thach 10th 11-11
Sebastain Centeno 9th 9-19
Maxwell Dykhoff 11th 10-26
Carson McNeal 9th 4-10
Noah Ziebell 12th 3-11
Zach Partlow 10th 2-6
Jacob Willits 10th 2-11
Noah Kapenya 10th 2-10
Daniel Diaz 8th 1-5
Sebastian Rosita 9th 1-6
Mark LaPoint 10th 1-3
Parker Sanchez 8th 1-0

Graduate:
Casey Haugrud 39-7 2nd Section/AC (102-44 Career)

MAT RATS SECTION 5A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 5A PREVIEW
2018-2019

FAVORITES: LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE-BROWERVILLE WOLVES and the MINNEWASKA LAKERS

DARK HORSES: BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS and the KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG SAINTS

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE-BROWERVILLE WOLVES
Head Coach: Jacob Lorentz
Enrollment: 2230 LPGE/140 Browerville
Conference: Park Region

24-3 Overall Duals 6-0 Park Region
Fourth Place Class A State
Section 5A Champions
Fourteen Section Placers/Five State Qualifiers, Two State Placers
First Place: WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 207 Pts. 12 Placers
First place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 199 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: PP/BHV “Night Hawk” Invite: 219 Pts. 13 Placers
First Place: Park Region Conference: 191.5 Pts. 13 Placers

The Wolves of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville should be a favorite to defend their Section 5A honors and possible a challenge for state honors. They have back from their outstanding 24-3 dual meet campaign ten section place winners, including three state qualifiers and four with a great deal of experience. The will have seven back with 20 plus wins, including four with 30 wins plus. They key leaders should include; state place winners; Carter Meiners (39-8 @ 106) earned fifth place and Mason Gode (41-9 @ 126) earned sixth place, Justin Crandall (36-9 @ 113), Hans Holmquist (29-15), Levi Line (28-19), Landon Gode (34-16), Caleb Pesta (22-26), Nye Becker (25-25) and Ted Stacy (13-11). The Wolves did graduate six last spring, including four section place winners, of which two were state qualifiers.
Returning Wrestlers:
Mason Gode 10th 41-9 1st Sec./6th State/AC
Carter Meiners 10th 39-8 2nd Section/5th State/AC
Justin Crandall 11th 36-9 1st Section
Landon Gode 9th 34-16 3rd Section
Hans Holmquist 10th 29-15 3rd Section/AC
Levi Line 11th 28-19 4th Section
Nye Becker 11th 26-25 3rd Section
Caleb Pesta 11th 22-26 5th Section
Riley Thom 11th 17-15
Austin Carr 11th 20-19 5th Section
Ted Stacey 11th 13-11 6th Section
Cael Lorentz 10th 7-5
Gabe Pesta 9th 4-2
Trey Lancaster 9th 1-0

Graduates:
Keegan Cavallero 37-13 1st Section/AC (116-98 Career)
Dalton Butler 37-14 3rd Section/AC (123-107 Career)
Thomas Pesta 37-13 5th Section (108-86 Career)
Devan Lange 28-16 2nd Section (51-39 Career)
Tate Urman 6-8

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS
Head Coach: Jack Mueller
Enrollment: 180
Conference: Central Minnesota

20-3 Overall 5-1 Central Minnesota
Final Four Section 5A
Eleven Section Placers/Six State Qualifiers/Four State Placers
Second Place: BBE “Jaguar: Invite: 172 PTs 13 Placers
Third Place: WCA “Grant County” Invite:159 Pts. 11 Placers
Tenth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 108.5 Pts. 4 Placers
First Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 200.5 Pts. 11 Placers
First Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 247 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: NLS “Wildcat” Invite” 177.5 Pts. 12 Placers

The Jaguars of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa should make a strong challenge for possible honors in what could be a very balanced Section 5A dual meet campaign. They have back from their great dual meet season of 20-3. They will return seven section place winners, including four state qualifiers, of which three were state place winners. Canon Swanson (47-3 @ 120) earned second place state honors, Tyler Bents (46-8 @ 132) earned third place state honors, Blaine Fischer (40-16 @ 113) earned sixth place and Tyler Jensen (35-15 @ 126) was a state qualifier. Dylan T. Kampsen (33-14), Walker Bents (29-21) and Mark Jenniges (27-22) should all be key leaders thru out the season. Look for this young team to continue to make huge strides thru the course of the season. They did graduate five last spring, including four section place winners, two state qualifiers, including a state champion.

Returning Wrestlers:
Canon Swanson 11th 47-3 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Tyler Bents 12th 46-8 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Blaine Fischer 9th 40-16 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Tyler Jensen 9th 35-15 2nd Section
Dylan T. Kampsen 10th 33-14 5th Section/AC
Mark Jenniges 10th 27-22 4th Section
Walker Bents 9th 29-21 4th Section/AC
Taiton Linder 11th 16-30
Thaniel Cebulla 12th 7-20
Isaac Kampsen 12th 2-10
Tristan Guzier 9th 2-0

Graduates:
Adam Jaeger 34-10 1st Sec./State Champ (173-47 Career)
Isaiah Gilbert 41-10 2nd Section/AC (114-78 Career)
Trevor Kern 33-17 4th Section/AC (76-68 Career)
Seth Roering 22-27 5th Section (45-45 Career)
Joe Thompson 13-25
MINNEWASKA AREA LAKERS
Head Coach: Chip Rankin
Enrollment: 285
Conference: West Central

17-12 Overall Duals
Final Four Section 5A
Eight Section Placers/Three State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Willmar “Cardinal” Invite: 133 Pts. 10 Placers
Second Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 182 Pts. 11 Placers
Second Place: West Central Duals: (3-1)
Eighteenth Place: Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invite: 81 Pts. 4 Placers

The Lakers of Minnewaska should make a strong challenge for possible Section 5A honors, as his young team has back from their 17-12 dual meet campaign eight section place winners, including three state qualifiers and thirteen with a wide range of experience. Tyler Van Luik (37-4 @ 195), Tyson Meyer (36-4 @ 170) and  Mason Blair (32-11) Jacob Swalla (30-17) Easton McCroy (27-17) and Jackson Stadsvold (23-13) should be their leaders thru out the season. They will have seven back with 20 wins plus, four with 30 wins plus. Look for this young team to continue to make huge strides of improvement, if they stay healthy they could be one of the top class A teams in the state. The Lakers didn’t graduate anyone last spring.

Returning Wrestlers:
Tyler VanLuik 11th 37-4 1st Section
Tyson Meyer 10th 36-4 2nd Section
Grant Hendren 12th 31-7 1st Section (Moved to Lakeville South)

Mason Blair 11th 32-11 4th Section
Jacob Swalla 10th 30-17 3rd Section
Easton McCrory 9th 27-17 5th Section
Ryan VanLuik 10th 21-18
Jackson Stadsvold 10th 23-13
Max Reichmann 10th 22-22
Dylan Jergenson 11th 14-19 (2yrs ago/Injured)
John Harlander 12th 9-16 5th Section
David Lilenthal 10th 8-15
Caden Koziol 9th 6-15
Tanner Steffen 12th 8-17
Dalton Friedrick 9th 8-14
Mateo Arredndo 11th 7-22
Nathan Rankin 9th 6-4
Jacob Lien 9th 3-4
Nick Ankeny 8th 2-0
Jacob Blair 9th 3-7
Adam Larson 11th 2-4
Cade Fish 12th 1-3

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG SAINTS
Head Coach: Wes Haglund
Enrollment: 145
Conference: Independent

14-6 Overall
Section 5A Runner Up
Nine Section Placers/Five State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: SCM “Early Bird” Invite: 168 Pts. 11 Placers
Third Place: Willmar “Cardinal” Invite: 156 Pts. 13 Placers
Fourth Place: Morris “Dr. Busian” Invite: 136.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Third Place: Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite” 154 Pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 137.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Sixteenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 74 Pts. 5 Placers

The Fighting Saints of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, should challenge for a top four spot. They have back from their 14-6 dual meet campaign, that was filled with injuries thru out the season. Six Section place winners, including two state qualifiers and nine with a wide range of experience. Will Magaard (46-1 @ 106) earned state championship honors and Dylan Rudningen (25-7 @ 152) was a state qualifier and Jared Carlson (28-16) and Coy Gunderson (30-14) should be their key leaders thru out the season. This young team, if they stay healthy should make many strides thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Will Magaard 11th 46-1 1st Sec./State Champ
Dylan Rudningen 12th 25-7 2nd Section
Coy Gunderson 9th 30-14 4th Section
Jared Carlson 12th 28-16 4th Section
Chase Magaard 8th 21-10
Marc Collins 11th 16-16 4th Section
Richard Jones 10th 18-19 6th Section
Luke Hoefer 11th 12-17
Ethan Peters 12th 8-18
Brandon Kallstrom 10th 4-12
Aiden Miller 11th 3-6
Brody Forsell 10th 3-13
Mason Olson 10th 3-4
Michael John Doubek11th 2-12
Levi Sweere 11th 1-3

Graduates:
Jonathon Tostenson 36-7 2nd Section (155-65 Career)
Caleb Collins 37-5 1st Section (167-73 Career)
Ryan Torkelson 2913 2nd Section (63-43 Career)

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Tim Roberg
Enrollment: 264
Conference: Central Minnesota

16-14 Overall Duals 4-2 Central Minnesota
Eleven Section Placers/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: North Branch “Vikings” Invite: 183 Pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Paynesville “Bulldogs” Invite: 157 Pts. 13 Placers

The Bulldogs have back from their 16-14 dual meet campaign seven section place winners, including one state qualifier and five with a great deal of experience. Shawn Rue (39-14 @ 132) state qualifier, Daltin Christinsen (25-15), Craig Schmitz (28-15), Weston Roberg (27-11) and Riley Messer (21-20) should be their key leaders thru out the season. Look for steady improvement from this young team. They did graduate six last spring, including four state place winners, including one state qualifier, who was a state place winner. They should make a challenge for one of top four spots in what should be a very good section dual meet campaign

Returning Wrestlers:
Shawn Rue 12th 39-4 2nd Section
Craig Schmitz 10th 28-15 3rd Section
Weston Roberg 11th 27-11 3rd Section
Daltin Christinsen 11th 25-14 3rd Section
Steve Peichel 11th 15-5
Riley Messer 11th 21-20 6th Section
Brett Mages 11th 15-13 6th Section
Shawn Pinske 11th 15-17
Julian Chaves 11th 9-11
Duncan McNabb 10th 7-3 3rd Section
Eric Sanquist 12th 6-6

Graduates:
Grant Ludwig 37-8 1st Sec./5th State/AC (103-60 Career)
Tayler Veldkamp 20-19 6th Section/AC
Jerod Veldkamp 11-22 6th Section
Lucas Peterson 9-12 4th Section
Cameron Schmidt 7-23
Lucas Holtz 3-23
BENSON BRAVES
Head Coach: Scott Thompson
Enrollment: 210
Conference: West Central

9-13 Overall Duals 3-6 West Central
Five Section Placers/Two State Qualifiers
Seventh Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 164 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Willmar “Cardinal” Invite: 73 Pts. 4 Placers
Fifth Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 105.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” Invite” 105 Pts. 7 Placers

The Braves of Benson could make a challenge for a top four spot, they have back from a 9-13 dual meet campaign four section place winners, including two state qualifiers and fifteen with a wide range of experience. Dylan Stewart (25-20 @ 182) and Hunter Mondor (8-6 @ 120) both state qualifiers, Jared Knutson (35-50) and Wyatt Mages (13-7) should be their key leaders. They did graduate two last spring, including one section place winner.

Returning Wrestlers:
Jared Knutson 12th 35-5 3rd Section/AC
Dylan Stewart 12th 25-20 2nd Section
Hunter Mondor 12th 8-6 2nd Section
Mike Nagler 12th 18-23
Grant Evenson 11th 16-21
Wyatt McGee 12th 13-7 5th Section
Adam Koosman 10th 13-12
Brady Ascheman 12th 10-9
Mason Abner 11th 8-15
Aiden Sylte 11th 7-24
Kaden Kurkosky 9th 4-21
Aiden Sylte 10th 8-11
Adam Zosel 10th 5-3
Preston McGee 8th 5-23
Nathan Bulduc 9th 2-11
Kellen Schmidt 10th 3-0
Reece Larson 8th 1-5
Colby Hogrefe 11th 1-13

Graduates:
Aaron Zosel 34-9 4th Section/AC (116-78 Career)
Drake Pierce 1-9
QUAD CONTY COBRAS
Head Coach: Justin Tongen
Enrollment: 189 Yellow Medicine East/126 Renville County West
Conference: Independent

7-18 Overall Duals
Six Section Placers/Two State Qualifiers
Fourth Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 144 Pts. 8 Placers
Ninth Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite” 53 Pts. 6 Placers
Fifth Place: Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invite: 82.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Fifth Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 111 Pts. 10 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Ayden Friese 12th 30-13 2nd Section
Jack Howard 11th 23-17 4th Section
Luke Kluver 10th 23-18 5th Section
Sam Ohliger 11th 13-28 4th Section
Jaiden Jimenez 10th 12-2
Hunter Wolf 11th 7-15
Abel Chaparro 10th 5-16
Cole Fischer 10th 5-24
Angel Jimenez 11th 4-7
Hunter Wilke 10th 4-12
Javier Jackson 9th 3-14
Jacob Grund 12th 1-19
Nolan Hildahl 8th 1-1

Graduates:
Bryce Schmidt 34-8 2nd Section (50-29 Career)
Tristen Todd 8-27
Kyle Miller 1-2

BOLD WARRIORS
Head Coach: Matt Zupke
Enrollment: 187
Conference: West Central

6-17 Overall Duals 1-6 West Central
Seven Section Placers/One State Qualifier
Sixth Place: HLWW “Lakers” Invite: 68.5 Pts 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Anthony Maher 11th 27-12 6th Section
Tim Peppel 10th 26-12 5th Section
Hayden Tersteeg 12th 17-10 3rd Section
Jesse Manderschied 10th 15-23 4th Section
Brady Ridler 11th 13-12 6th Section
Hunter Ridler 8th 7-14
Matthew Dooner 11th 6-23
Jordan Amberg 11th 5-17
Neil Young 8th 5-4
Jaden Hubesch 12th 4-15
Blake Flann 11th 1-4
Kyle Kostohryz 12th 2-1

Graduates:
Nicholas Compton 26-13 3rd Section/AC
Austin Einerson 30-8 1st Section/AC (61-27 Career)
Jack Peppel 6-4
OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS
Head Coach: Joey Andreasen
Enrollment: 222
Conference: Park Region Conference

5-18 Overall Duals 0-6 Park Region
Four Section Placers/Two State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Six Place: SCM “Early Bird” Invite: 86.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Sixth Place: LPA “Terry Teiken” Invite: 79 Pts. 5 Placers
Eight Place: Park Region Conference: 65 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Nathan Kulzer 11th 24-13 3rd Section/AC
Dominic Strom 12th 15-13 6th Section
Duncan Vandergon 10th 12-17
Brock Faber 10th 14-19
Triston Stoetzel 12th 9-13
Kole Drevlow 8th 9-16
Garett Radtke 9th 4-18
Carsten Jacobson 9th 3-22
Tyson Hagadon 8th 3-2

Graduates:
Gage Zieske 44-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (137-23 Career)
Colton Waldvogel 37-3 1st Sec./4th State (142-56 Career)
Jeran Baker 17-18
ORTONVILLE TROJANS
Head Coach: Joe Eustice
Enrollment: 157
Conference: Independent

7-13 Overall Duals
Two Section Place Winners
Seventh Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 90.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Eight Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 59 Pts. 4 Placers
Nine Place: BHV/PP “Knight Hawk” Invite: 78.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Eleventh Place: NLS “Wildcat” Invite” 53 Pts. 4 Placers
Six Place: Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite: 59 Pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Danny Eastman 12th 26-16
Deaven Boots 10th 22-16
Thomas Eustice 10th 19-24
Austin Eastman 10th 12-28
Nathan Ehrenberg 10th 8-17
Ty Scofield 12th 6-30
Jacob Cloos 8th 5-8
Adam Strei 9th 7-13
James Conrad 9th 7-7
Zane Tookthescchield 9th 1-2

Graduates:
Benjamin Eustice 30-12 4th Section (127-81 Career)
Elijah Cloos 32-9 3rd Section (127-71 Career)
Dustin Veen 12-10 (38-31 Career)

MAT RATS SECTION 4A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 4A PREVIEW
2018-2019

FAVORITES: ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVER CITY FALCONS and the SIBLEY EAST WOLVERINES

DARK HORSES: KIMBALL AREA CUBS and the HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS
Head Coach: Mike Amsden
Enrollment: 220
Conference: West Central

26-9 Overall 5-1 West Central
Section 4A Champions
Twelve Section Place Winners/Six State Qualifiers
First Place West Central Duals (3-0)
First Place ACGC “Falcon” Duals: (3-0)
Fifth Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 1114 Pts. 8 Placers
Second Place Freshman State Duals
Nineteenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 59 Pts. 4 Placers

The Falcons of ACGC have back from 26-9 dual meet campaign and Section 4A honors nine section place winners, including five state qualifiers and five others with a great deal of experience. They have eight back with 17 wins plus. The key leaders should include their state qualifiers; Kelvin Andrade-Ponce (37-10 @ 106), Ramzee Molinaro (40-10 @ 120), Tanner Berghuis (34-14 @ 220), Jake Mortenson (28-12 @ 113), Hayden Strauman (27-17 @126) and Taylor Fester (24-12), Skye Powers (28-18) and Brady Holien (17-4). Look for the Falcons to possibly challenge for state Class A honors, as they should have one of the most balanced teams thru out the state. The
Falcons did graduate five starters, including section place winner, of which one was a state qualifier.

Returning Wrestlers:
Ramzee Molinaro 11th 40-10 2nd Section/AC
Kelvin Andrade-Ponce11th 37-10 1st Section/AC
Tanner Berghuis 11th 34-14 1st Section
Hayden Strauman 10th 29-17 2nd Section/AC
Jake Mortensen 9th 28-12 1st Section/AC
Skye Powers 12th 28-18 4th Section/AC
Taylor Fester 10th 24-12 3rd Section
Logan Sherwood 11th 11-12
Brady Holien 9th 17-4
Chase Arndt 11th 9-9
Trevejs Lauren 9th 7-6
Logan Strauman 9th 2-1
Jaxon Behm 9th 1-0
Brennen Arndt 11th 2-2
Zach Bagley 9th 1-0

Graduates:
CJ Toedter 33-15 1st Section
Levi Lund 25-18 4th Section
Cullen Lewis 19-12 5th Section
Jonathon Behm 10-13 4th Section
Jordan Schultz 10-10
SIBLEY EAST WOLVERINES
Head Coach: Chris Koob
Enrollment: 325
Conference: Minnesota River

23-5 Overall Duals
Section 4A Runner-Up
Twelve Section Place Winners/Ten State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Second Place: St. James “Paul Krueger Classic” Invite: 130 Pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: NYA “Central” Invite: 189 Pts. 10 Placers
Second Place: Sibley East “Wolverine” Duals: 3-1
Third Place: Minnesota River Conference: 101 Pts. 12 Placers
Fourth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 43 Pts. 5 Placers

The Wolverines of Sibley East should make a strong challenge for a return to the Section 4A championship. They have back from a very good 23-5 dual meet campaign, four section place winners including three state qualifiers and eight with experience. The key leaders should be their state qualifiers; Drayton Morton (35-10 @ 106), Derek Steele (34-17 @ 113) and Lincoln Carpenter (34-17 @ 138). Look for them to make big strides of improvement thru the course of the season. The Wolverines did graduate eight seniors last spring, including seven state qualifiers, two of which were state place winners

Returning Wrestlers:
Drayton Morton 9th 35-10 2nd Section
Derek Steele 10th 34-17 2nd Section
Lincoln Carpenter 11th 34-14 2nd Section
Colten Harens 12th 9-15 5th Section
Tucker Hendrycks 9th 12-21
Jose Felipe 12th 10-13
Jacob Hernandez 10th 11-7
Keegan Effertz 10th 4-4

Graduates:
Dayne Morton 44-3 1st Sec./State Champ
Tommy Wentzloff 46-5 1st Sec./6th State
Andrew Schauer 39-7 1st Section
Logan Tesch 33-13 1st Section
Tim Lewis 25-11 2nd Section
Thomas Battcher 21-12 2nd Section
Austin Streich 18-13 2nd Section
Paul Schmidt 10-16 6th Section

KIMBALL EXPRESS
Head Coach: David Joseph
Enrollment: 206
Conference: Central Minnesota

7-15 Overall 3-3 Central Minnesota
Final Four Section 4A
Eleven Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Third Place Albany “Purple Pride” Invite: 154 Pts. 12 Placers
Fifth Place: GSL “Don Hall” Invite: 75 Pts. 9 Placers
Fourth Place: NLS “Wildcat” Invite: 113 Pts. 9 Placers
Eight Place: Rogers “Holiday” Invite: 87.5 6 Placer
Seventh Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 87.5 Pts. 6 Placers

The Cubs of the Kimball Area should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign. Back from their 7-15 dual meet campaign, they have nine section place winners, including two state qualifiers and three with experience. Their key leaders will be returning state place winner; Zach Holtz (40-8 @ 145) earned fourth place state honors and Austin Donnay (16-27 @ 152). Section place winners; Alex Nelson, Carter Holtz and Cody Leither and Zack Schiefelbein. Zack did suffer an off season injury and may not be back

Returning Wrestlers:
Zack Holtz 10th 40-8 1st Sec./4th State/AC
Michael Donnay 12th 26-17 3rd Section
Zack Schiefelbein 12th 25-21 4th Section
Alex Nelson 10th 23-21 3rd Section
Cody Leither 9th 16-22 4th Section
Austin Donnay 10th 16-27 2nd Section
Carter Holtz 9th 16-23 3rd Section
Brandon Guggisberg 10th 11-26 5th Section
Nicholas Bowen 9th 9-28 6th Section
Auston Hanon 9th 4-3
Brett Schiefelbein 8th 2-1
Caden Guggisberg 8th 1-1

Graduates:
Payton Schiefelbein 36-8 1st Section/AC (129-76 Career)
Ben Zipoy 30-7 2nd Section/AC (74-67 Career)
Jakob Zobeck 3-24

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS
Head Coach: Joe Puncochar
Enrollment: 288
Conference: Central Minnesota

8-17 Overall 2-4 Central Minnesota
Final Four Section 4A
Nine Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Sixth Place: Chisago Lakes “Holiday” Invite” 90.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Sixth Place: Minnewaska “Lakers” Invite: 104 Pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: NYA “Central” Invite: 69 Pts. 5 Placers
Tenth Place: HLWW “Laker” Invite: 57.5 Pts. 4 Placers

The Lakers of Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted should make a strong challenge for top four honors. This very young team has back from their 8-17 dual meet campaign, nine section place winners, including one state qualifier and six others with a great deal of experience. Collin Boese (27-11 @ 132), Mitchell Mallak, Eric Williams, Danny Mosford and Casey Diers should be their key leaders thru out the season. Look for this young team to make big strides of improvement thru the course of the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Collin Boese 8th 27-11 1st Section
Eric Williams 10th 25-15 3rd Section
Mitchell Mallak 8th 23-9 3rd Section/AC
Danny Mosford 10th 20-18 3rd Section
Casey Diers 10th 20-22 4th Section
Ryan Tuchtenhagen 11th 10-25 4th Section
Hunter Decker 10th 5-18 6th Section
Isaac Busse 9th 4-9 6th Section
Remington Albright 11th 2-8
Isaac Cain 8th 4-3
Brandon Knott 8th 4-2
Liam Eberhard 11th 1-16
Blake Peterson 11th 1-2
Jakob Duske 8th 1-2

Graduates:
Elijah Riemer 33-10 3rd Section
Elijah Larson-Cherrier 4-4

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS EAGLES
Head Coach: Dan Berg
Enrollment: 246
Conference: Central Minnesota

1-20 Overall Duals 0-6 Central Minnesota
Five Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Eight Place: SCM “Early Bird” Invite: 74 Pts. 7 Placers
Seventh Place: Litchfield “Dragon” Invite: 40 Pts. 4 Placers
Seventh Place: Willmar “Cardinal” Invite: 64 Pts. 7 Placers
Eight Place: NYA “Central” Invite” 59 Pts. 8 Placers
Fifth Place: Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite” 78 Pts 5 Placers
Seventh Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 51 Pts 6 Placers
Eight Place: NLS “Wildcat” Invite” 72 Pts 7 Placers

Look for the Eagles of Eden Valley-Watkins to possibly make a challenge for one of those top four in this dual meet campaign. They will have five section place winners back, including one state qualifier. Taylor Ludwig (30-15 @ 126), Trevyn Ludwig, Zach Nistler and Ethan Kay should be their key leaders.

Returning Wrestlers:
Taylor Ludwig 11th 30-15 1st Section
Zach Nistler 11th 33-18 3rd Section
Trevyn Ludwig 12th 28-21 3rd Section/AC
Sam Nistler 8th 14-13
Ethan Kay 12th 19-28 3rd Section
Gavin Mathies 10th 9-18
Carter Mathies 10th 5-11 6th Section
Ryan Schueller 9th 2-7
Payton Thul 12th 4-32
Nick Stetzel 9th 2-2
Gavin Caron 8th 1-1
Ian Nistler 9th 1-2
Jackson Geislinger 9th 1-1

Graduates:
Matt Schindler Injured (112-53 Career)
Jack Bates 4-23
Aaron Holmberg 2-6
Cody Hunt 0-1

NORWOOD YOUNG AMERICA RAIDERS
Head Coach: John Michels
Enrollment: 314
Conference: Minnesota River

5-13 Overall 1-3 Minnesota River
Four Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Nine Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 69 Pts 5 Placers
Seventh Place: KW “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 81 Pts 4 Placers
Eleventh Place: NYA “Central” Invite: 33 Pts. 3 Placers
Five Place: Minnesota River Conference: 46.5 Pts. 7 Placers

The Raiders will have three section place winners back, including two state qualifiers and ten with a wide range of experience. Look for them to improve on their dual meet marks from last season. This is a young team overall, look for steady improvement from them thru the course of the season. Joash Lord, Sam Meeker and Bryce Homan should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Joash Lord 12th 32-11 2nd Sec./6th State
Sam Meeker 12th 26-14 1st Section
Bryce Homan 10th 12-8
Jared Kleindel 12th 12-25
Ike Elgren 12th 12-23
Isaac Elgren 12th 8-20
Sean Franch 10th 7-6
Wyatt Lemke 12th 4-4
Blake Kimpling 10th 5-11
Brady Poppler 10th 2-1
Terrance Eddings 10th 1-2
Brady Poppler 10th 1-2 5th Section

Graduates:
Joe Hennen 22-19 2nd Section
Curtis Umess 2-16
Pisces Tek 2-18

ST. AGNES AGGIES
Head Coach: Brent Odenbrett
Enrollment: 266
Conference: Tri-Metro

8-22 Overall Duals 4-3 Tri-Metro
Seven Section Place Winners
Sixteenth Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite” 20.5 Pts. 2 Placers

The Aggies will have back six section place winners, one All Conference performer and two with a great deal of experience. They had just on graduate last spring, so look for big improvement over the course of the season from the Aggies. They should challenge those dual meet marks. They could move up in the conference standings. Elie Body, Dominic Cummings, Josh Hernandez, Tommy Jackson and Isaac Schmidt should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Elie Body 11th 23-10 3rd Section/AC
Dominic Cummings 12th 23-16 5th Section/AC
Josh Hernandez 11th 17-21 5th Section/AC
Tommy Jackson 12th 18-22 All Conference
Isaac Schmidt 9th 17-18 6th Section
Antoine Suggs 11th 12-26 6th Section
Joe Lewis 12th 11-21 4th Section
Gabe Scott 11th 10-9
Johnny Cummings 8th 9-21

Graduate:
Jared Scott 19-19 4th Section/AC

MINNEAPOLIS NORTH COMMUNITY POLARS
Head Coach: Brandon McAfee
Enrollment: 258
Conference: Minneapolis City
3-16 Overall 3-3 Minneapolis City
Four Section Place Winners
Twelfth Place: Fridley “Don Meyers” Invite: 40.5 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Kehyan Porter 12th 18-14 2nd Section
Brandon Tucker 12th 17-14
Mckeylan Thompson 12th 12-15 5th Section
Demarko Beaman 12th 13-9
Jordan Keung 8th 11-15 6th Section
Devante Moore 11th 6-6 5th Section
Jeremiah Grady 11th 7-10
Javarius Robinson 10th 6-12
TRINITY SCHOOL AT RIVER RIDGE TRI HAWKS
Head Coach: Pat Murphy
Enrollment: 212
Conference: Tri-Metro

4-9 Overall Duals 2-5 Tri-Metro
Five Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifers/One State Placer
Tenth Place: GSL “Don Hall” Invite” 21.5 Pts. 2 Placers
Ninth Place: Trinity “Tri-Hawks” Invite” 58 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Aiden Willard 11th 17-12 1st Section
Jon DeMarais 11th 16-15 3rd Section/AC
Kirk Adbebe 11th 13-16 4th Section/AC
Luke Borman 11th 12-15 6th Section/AC
Jack Michaud 11th 7-15
Thomas Nicklaus 10th 3-12

Graduates:
Jack Ridgway 30-9 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
SPECTRUM STING
Head Coach: Darrel Skog
Enrollment: 318
Conference: Tri-Metro

7-12 Overall Duals 2-3 Tri-Metro
Five Section Place Winners
Eight Place Edina “Hornet” Invite” 63 Pts. 7 Placers
Twelfth Place: HLWW “Lakers” Invite: 42.5 Pts 4 Placers

The Sting will have back four section place winners and twelve with a wide range of experience. Look for them to challenge those dual meet marks from last season. They could also move up in their conference standings. Look for strides of improvement from the Sting thru out the season. Ethan Aune, Adam Devi, Gavin Gould, Logan Schumacher and Thomas Deboer should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Ethan Aune 12th 23-18 5th Section
Adam Devine 12th 23-21 5th Section
Gavin Gould 9th 20-19
Logan Schumacher 10th 27-21 6th Section
Thomas Deboer 10th 19-15 6th Section
Jacob Aune 10th 8-16
Desmond Orton 12th 6-25
Daniel Greenberg 8th 6-14
Jacob Kettelhodt 12th 7-31
Desmon Orton 12th 5-22
Wyatt Ward 9th 4-13
Caleb Rogers 11th 4-5
Keagan Wilson 12th 5-7
Andrew Deboer 11th 3-31
Alex Russell 9th 2-9
Jairus Sorenson 8th 1-1

Graduate:
Conner Sharp 19-23 5th Section

MAT RATS SECTION 3A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 3A PREVIEW
2018-2019
FAVORITES: TRACY-MILROY-BALTON/WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE PANTHERS and the MINNEOTA VIKINGS

DARK HORSES: CANBY LANCERS and the WABASSO/RED ROCK CENTRAL BOBCATS
TRACY-MILROY-BALATON/WESTBROOK-WALNUT GROVE PANTHERS
Head Coach: Karl Campbell
Enrollment: 216 TMB/106 W-WG
Conference: Independent

30-3 Overall Duals
Third Class A State
Section 3A Champions
Thirteen Section Place Winners/Six State Qualifiers
First Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 237 Pts. 12 Placers
Fifth Place: Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals: 5-1
Eight Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 102.5 Pts. 4 Placers

The Panthers of TMB/WB should be considered a favorite in this dual meet campaign. They will be returning from 30-3 dual meet campaign and third place honors in State Class A nearly their whole lineup. They will have eleven section place winners back, including four state qualifiers and six others with a great deal of experience. They will have eight back with 19 wins plus. State qualifiers Derrick Ellingson (37-7 @ 126), Anthony Oxford (36-7 @ 145), Ayden Horner (45-6 @ 106), Tyler Timm and Sam Bauer, Jace Paplow, Trevor Eisfeld and Levi Ellingson all with 20 wins or more, should be their key leaders. With this two graduating last spring, they maybe one of the favorites in Class this season.
Returning Wrestlers:
Ayden Horner 9th 45-6 2nd Section
Trevor Eisfeld 11th 41-4 3rd Section
Anthony Axford 12th 36-7 2nd Section
Dereck Ellingson 12th 37-7 2nd Section
Jace Paplow 11th 37-10 3rd Section
Levi Ellingson 11th 28-16 4th Section
Sam Bauer 12th 22-8 5th Section
Tyler Timm 11th 17-21 2nd Section
Austin Axford 12th 19-17 6th Section
Sawyer Schwartz 111th 14-8
Tyler Vanderndriessche 12th 14-22 6th Section
Caden Johnson 9th 11-21 5th Section
Luis Perez 12th 11-14
Derek VanDam 12th 9-11
Jayden Torgeson 10th 5-13
Travis Willhite 8th 2-2

Graduates:
Austin Buchholz 33-13 2nd Section
Nash Mayer 10-5 2nd Section

MINNEOTA VIKINGS
Head Coach: Joel Skillings
Enrollment: 186
Conference: Independent

18-9 Overall Duals
Section 3A Runner Up
Eleven Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Second Place: BBE “Jaguar” Invite: 190.5 Pts. 14 Placers
Second Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 184 Pts. 12 Placers
Twenty-Second Place: Fargo “Rumble on the Red” 67 Pts.

The Vikings of Minneota will return from their 18-9 dual meet campaign, eleven section place winners, including four state qualifiers. This includes two medal winners last year and six others with a great deal of experience. Cole Vanoverbeke (39-11 @ 152) earned third place and Teddy Pesch (32-11@ 132) earned fifth place , Shawn Buysse (31-12 @ 182) qualified , Eric Carrasco (19-15 @ 106), qualified, Kade Lozinski, Blake Reisss, Jonah Gruenes and Josh Laleman all should be key leaders. They will have eight back with 18 wins plus, this should give the Vikings a very balanced lineup. If the Vikings get their match ups they will give the Panthers a strong challenge for section honors.
Returning Wrestlers:
Cole Vanoverbeke 12th 39-11 2nd Sec./3rd State
Teddy Pesch 12th 32-11 2nd Sec./5th State
Shawn Buysse 12th 31-12 2nd Section
Blake Reiss 11th 26-16 5th Section
Kade Lozinski 9th 24-16 5th Section
Jonah Gruenes 9th 21-15 4th Section
Eric Carrasco 10th 19-15 1st Section
Austin Kloos 11th 18-18 5th Section
Josh Laleman 12th 18-20 6th Section
Layne Lozinski 12th 14-20 6th Section
Jackson Esping 9th 13-21 5th Section
Justin Johnson 10th 5-9
James Sednalske 9th 2-8
Barry Gronke 10th 1-7
Truman Wambeke 9th 1-6

Graduates:
Trent Esping 26-4 Injured (160-46 Career)
Brant Buysse 19-6 Injured (86-17 Career)
Kyle Banks 19-20 3rd Section

CANBY LANCERS
Head Coach: Gary Stoks
Enrollment: 150
Conference: Independent

17-6 Overall Duals
Final Four Section 3A
Nine Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Second Place: Benson “Braves Classic” Invite: 217 Pts. 13 Placers
Second Place: Watertown, SD Duals
First Place: Osakis “Silverstreaks” Duals: (3-0)
Sixth Place: Foley “Tom Keating” Invite: 99 Pts. 10 Placers
Eleventh Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 92 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place: Hutchinson “Tiger” Invite: 92.5 Pts. 10 Placers

The Lancers of Canby will return from their 17-6 dual meet campaign nine section six section place winners, including three state qualifiers, one state champion and five with a great deal of varsity experience. Jaden Kindopp (37-11@ 170) earned the state championship, Denver Noyes (26-14 @ @ 220) and Kaleb Greenman (30-21 @ 138) all state qualifiers, Evan Stoks, Josh Steffen and Jake Wagner should be their key leaders. They will have eleven back with 14 wins plus, along with all the experience they should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this section dual meet campaign. The Lancers did graduate three section place winners, including one state place winner.

Returning Wrestlers:
Jaden Kindopp 12th 37-11 2nd Sec./State Champ.
Evan Stoks 12th 32-9 4th Section
Kalib Greeman 11th 30-21 2nd Section
Denver Noyes 11th 26-14 1st Section
Jake Wagner 10th 26-19
Tanner Drietz 10th 22-23 6th Section
Parker Viessman 11th 21-25
Kyler Nothem 12th 16-23
Alex Full 11th 16-25
Josh Steffen 10th 15-16 4th Section
Noah Steffen 12th 14-28

Graduates:
Josh Hansen 44-8 2nd Sec./5th State
Payton Viessman 25-21 3rd Section
Brandon Moeller 16-24 4th Section

WINDOM/MOUNTAIN LAKE COBRAS
Co-Head Coaches: Travis Elg/Nick Kulseth
Enrollment: 235/Windom/132 Mountain Lake
Conference: Big South

9-10 Overall
Ten Section Placer Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Third Place: GSL “Don Hall” Invite: 139 Pts. 9 Placers
Third Place: Wagner/Plankington South Dakota: 167 Pts. 10 Placers
Sixth Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 115.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Eleventh Place: Big South Conference: 75.5 Pts. 4 Placers

Look for the Cobras of Windom/Mountain Lake to make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign. They have back from their 9-10 dual meet season, ten section place winners, including thee state qualifiers, two were place winners. They will return ten with some experience, with no graduates last spring, they should be looking forward to a great season. The leaders will be Brett Willaby (41-14 @ 113) earned third place state honors, Alex Borsgard (40-6 @ 138) earned fifth place honors, Zack Spinks (29-11 @ 145) was a qualifier, Kade Sammons (25-10), Jesse Jepsen (25-10) and Jabari Carlton (17-11).

Returning Wrestlers:
Brett Willaby 11th 41-4 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Alex Borsgard 12th 40-6 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Zach Spinks 12th 29-11 1st Section/AC
Kade Sammons 10th 25-10 3rd Section/AC
Jesse Jepsen 12th 25-10 4th Section/AC
Trenton Renquist 10th 19-15 5th Section
Jabari Carlton 12th 17-11 5th Section
Micah Holmberg 9th 16-20
Eli Mutz 11th 13-17 6th Section
Hunter Ekstrom 12th 10-18
Alex Altman 9th 5-11 6th Section
Osmar Roman Parada12th 6-18
Emilio Garcia DeLaCreuz 11th 5-6
Caden Swododa 9th 3-13
Esteban Sandoval 11th 1-0
Josh Samdal 11th 2-8 6th Section
Joel Salgado 11th 1-2
Keith Swenson 10th 2-7
Kaden Haberman 9th 1-4
Mark Quiring 9th 1-0

WABASSO/RED ROCK CENTRAL BOBCATS
Co-Head Coaches: Brett Bartholomaus/Cole Cooreman
Enrollment: 130 Wabasso/122 Red Rock Central
Conference: Red Rock

The Bobcats of Wabasso/Red Rock Central should make a challenge for a top four spot. They will return from their 17-7 dual meet campaign seven section place winners and seven with experience. They should be led by Jared Schroepfer (32-5 @ 160) a state qualifier, Mason Irbeck (28-10), Derek Werner (21-12) and Josh Hesse (20-15). They did graduate three section place winners, including one state place winner.

17-7 Overall
Ten Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Third Place NYA “Raiders” Invitational: 160 Pts. 10 Placers
Six Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 171.5 Pts. 5 Placers
Third Place: Dell Rppaids, SD Duals

Returning Wrestlers:
Jared Schroepfer 12th 35-5 1st Section
Mason Irbeck 10th 38-10 4th Section
Derek Werner 11th 21-12 3rd Section
Lance Wagner 11th 15-9
Josh Hesse 11th 20-15 5th Section
Luke Wagner 12th 15-18
Carter Benz 10th 14-22
Damian Osland 10th 13-5 6th Section
Calvin Anderson 11th 11-8 5th Section
Vander Mathiowetz 8th 10-18
Austin Irbeck 12th 7-3
Cabe Martin 10th 6-7
Sam Welch 9th 3-11 6th Section
Sam Genger 9th 1-6

Graduates:
Nick Altermatt 35-2 1st Sec./3rd State (121-35 Career)
Isaac Schmiesing 29-5 3rd Section (41-14 Career)
Kyle Jacobson 27-8 3rd Section (39-18 Career)
JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL HUSKIES
Head Coach: Nate Hanson
Enrollment: 327
Conference: Big South

Overall Duals Unknown 3-3 Big South West
Ten Section Placers/Two State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Third Place: JWP “Mike Fasnacht Memorial” Invite: 153 pts.10 Placers
Third Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 130.5 Pts. 6 Placers
Seventh Place: St. James “Paul Krueger Classic” 84 Pts 74 Placers
Twelfth Place: Big South Conference: 61.5 Pts. 4 Placers

The Huskies will have seven section place winners back and two with experience. Look for this young team to make strides of improvement over the course of the season. Ethan Hendrickson, Aaron Munoz and Payton Handevidt should be their key leaders thru out the season.
Returning Wrestlers:
Ethan Hendrickson 11th 29-14 3rd Section
Aaron Munoz 11th 24-16 3rd Section
Payton Handevidt 9th 14-6 3rd Section
Mathew Mohning 12th 18-23 3rd Section
Sam Dunker 11th 13-14 5th Section
Elvin Edlin 12th 12-23 6th Section
Cole Kapplinger 11th 10-18 6th Section
Caleb Vancura 8th 9-19
Trace Michelson 9th 3-11

Graduates:
Jacob Tvinnereim 48-6 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Dalton Wagner 13-0 1st Sec./State Champ
Zach Poelaert 16-14 3rd Section
Preston Mix 7-30
ST. JAMES AREA SAINTS
Head Coach: Jacob Johnson
Enrollment: 267
Conference: Big South East

7-14 Overall 1-4 Big South East
Four Section Place Winners
Fourth Place: St. James “Paul Krueger Classic” Invite: 101 Pts. 8 Placers
Nine Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 70.5 Pts. 4 Placers
Ten Place: Big South Conference: 81 Pts. 7 Placers

The Saints will have back three section place winners, including one state qualifier and twelve others with a wide range of experience. Look for them to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season and likely move up in the conference standings. They should continue to improve of the course of the season. Look for them to possibly upset someone along the way. Sam Kulseth, Tellin Johnson, Troy Parulski and Jacob Brey should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Sam Kulseth 12th 34-8 1st Section/AC
Tellin Johnson 11th 24-8 3rd Section/AC
Troy Parulski 11th 23-16 5th Section
Jacob Brey 12th 16-11
Wyatt Westcott 11th 16-18
Landon Hoppe 12th 12-22
William Rehm 12th 7-13
Austin Knickrehm 10th 7-20
Alex Hanson 11th 3-9
Erik Morales Banda 11th 2-15
Lucas Anderson 11th 3-0
Cesar Olivares 10th 2-0
Josh Olivares 10th 2-1
Adrian Campas 10th 1-1
Espinoza Isaac 11th 1-0

Graduates:
Nick Rodrigues 21-19 5th Section
Noah Sandmeyer 21-13
Riley Sandmeyer 4-2
ADRIAN AREA DRAGONS
Head Coach: Gregg Nelson
Enrollment: 164
Conference: Red Rock

4-14 Overall
Five Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Seventh Place Dell Rapids “To of the Ridge” Invite: 93 Pts. 5 Placers
Fifteenth Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 36 Pts. 3 Placers

The Dragons will have back five section place winners back, including two state qualifiers and four with experience. Look for this young team to continue to make strides of improvement. They should improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. Logan Taylor, Scott Edwards and Jesus Anaya should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Logan Taylor 11th 27-7 2nd Section
Scott Edwards 11th 25-7 2nd Section
Jesus Anaya 9th 15-10 6th Section
Chandler Combs 12th 14-20 3rd Section
Preston Nelson 10th 12-15
Logan Sherer 10th 10-13 6th Section
Isaac Bullerman 9th 7-11
Dominiq Canales 11th 5-16
William White-McEliece 9th 1-8

PIPESTONE AREA ARROWS
Head Coach: Brian Bos
Enrollment: 262
Conference: Big South

10-7 Overall 3-3 Big South West
Eight Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Three State Placers
Third Place: Big South Conference: 121.5 Pts. Six Placers

The Arrows will have back three section place winners, including one state qualifier and seven with experience. Look for strides of improvement form this very young team. Grant Budden, Jesse Fenton and Eric Lange should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Grant Budden 11th 27-12 2nd Section/AC
Jesse Fenton 12th 23-14 4th Section
Eric Lange 11th 19-23 4th Section
Roger Smidt 8th 6-22
Carson Wepf 12th 5-16
Tyler DeGroat 9th 4-13
Nate Bobendrier 9th 3-14
Angel Campos 12th 4-9
Mason Krakow 11th 3-10
Izak Wixon 9th 2-3

Graduates:
Michael Suda 40-3 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (232-13 Career)
Hunter Burnett 44-2 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (126-2 Career)
Garrett Ploeger 38-9 1st Sec./4th State/AC (182-66 Career)
Jordan Baatz 9-16 4th Section
Jamison Anderwal 19-21 4th Section/AC (60-69 Career)

MADELIA/TRUMAN/MARTIN LUTHER JAYHAWKS
Head Coach: Darren Gifferson
Enrollment: 135 Madelia/48 Truman/55 Martin Luther
Conference: Valley

No Dual Meet Records Reported
Eight Place BEA “Dick Maher” Invite: 7 Pts. 1 Placer
Ninth Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 16 Pts. 2 Placers
Seventh Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 20 Pts. 2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Bach Mar 10th 11-1
Carlos Garia 10th 4-22
Ralph Miller 8th 2-13
Aiden Rathman 10th 1-15

MAT RATS SECTION 2A PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 2A PREVIEW
2018-2019

FAVORITES: KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS and the BLUE EARTH AREA BUCCUNEERS

DARKHORSES: MAPLE RIVER EAGLES and the JWP/WEM GRIZZLIES

KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Matt Ryan
Enrollment: 245
Conference: Hiawatha Valley

19-11 Overall 7-2 Hiawatha Valley
Section 2A Champions
Thirteen Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/One State Placer
First Place: KW “Dave Mauseth Memorial” Invite: 242 Pts. 14 Placers
First Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 169 Pts. 12 Placers
Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals (3-3)

The Knights of Kenyon-Wanamingo should be a favorite in this section dual meet campaign. They have back from the 19-11 dual meet campaign twelve section place winners, including five state qualifiers. Along with three with a great deal of experience, they will have nine back with 20 wins plus. Their leaders will be a pair of defending state champions, Tyler Ryan (42-3) won honors at 152 two years ago and two Time champs Jeron Matson (38-3 @ 113) last season, won honors two years ago at 113. Seth Brossard (35-2 @ 145), Nathan Bauer (38-7), Jesse Jackson 32-14, Owen Scheffler (25-20) and Tyler Craig (22-21), Bray Olson (25-18) @ 120 and Alec Johnson (19-24 @ 126) should be their leaders. They could challenge to state tourney honors, with what should be a very balanced lineup. They graduated just two last spring, two section place winners, of which one was a state medal winner

Returning Wrestlers:
Tyler Ryan 12th Injured 42-3 State Champ 2 yrs.
Jeron Matson 12th 38-3 1st Section
Seth Brossard 12th 35-2 1st Section
Nathan Bauer 12th 38-7 4th Section
Jesse Jackson 12th 32-14 3rd Section
Kaya Lindell 12th 31-10 3rd Section
Bray Olson 10th 25-18 2nd Section
Owen Scheffler 11th 25-19 5th Section
Alec Johnson 10th 19-24 2nd Section
Tyler Craig 10th 22-21 4th Section
Carter Quam 10th 18-25 5th Section
Owen Hilke 10th 16-21 4th Section
Jaeden Johnson 8th 14-9
Logan Meyers 10th 7-22
Armani Tucker 10th 3-2
Isaiah Thompson 10th 2-10

Graduates:
Logan Quam 29-9 1st Sec./6th State
Cole Johnson 21-18 3rd Section
BLUE EARTH AREA BUCCANEERS
Head Coach: Randy Wirtjes
Enrollment: 302
Conference: South Central

20-10 Overall 4-1 Big South
Ten Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/Two State Place Winners
Fifth Place: Blue Earth Area “Dick Maher” Invite: 127 Pts. 12 Placers
Fifth Place: Big South Conference: 11 Pts. 8 Placers
Eighteenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 64.5 Pts. 3 Placers
Second Place: Sibley East “Wolverine” Duals: 3-\1
The Buccaneers of Blue Earth have back from their 20-10 dual meet campaign, including six section place winners and with a great deal of experience. They did graduate six last spring, so their younger wrestlers will need to step up. The key leaders should include, Davis Sunken (32-13 @ 113), Caleb Beeler (28-17), Max Ehrich (25-8), Koby Nagel (23-13), Jaxen Klinkner (28-19) and Dominick Whitlow (17-13). They did graduate seven last spring, all section place winners, including two state qualifiers.
Returning Wrestlers:
Davis Sunken 11th 32-13 3rd Section
Caleb Beeler 11th 28-17 4th Section/AC
Max Ehrich 10th 25-8 3rd Section/AC
Jaden Klinkner 11th 28-19 4th Section
Koby Nagel 10th 23-13 3rd Section
Dominic Whiteow 12th 17-13 3rd Section
Akeira Morrow 12th 19-25
Jack Frundt 11th 16-23
Isaac Martinez 12th 11-13
Jacob Beehler 11h 3-1
Cole Warmker 10th 3-7
Eric Anderson 12th 3-6
Adam Schavey 9th 2-8
Nick Lawrence 9th 1-3
Ty Peterson 10th 1-2

Graduates:
Zach Buseman 42-7 1st Sec./5th State/AC (184-68 Career)
Trevor Oppedal 34-6 1st Sec./3rd State/AC (80-43 Career)
Joe Schavery 25-14 1st Section/AC (51-34 Career)
Rylee McGuire 6-14 4th Section/
Jordan Huse 20-23 All Conference
Damian Cornelio 1-5
WESTFIELD RAZORBACKS
C0-Head Coaches: Chad Gimbel/Shane Masching
Enrollment: 173 Blooming Prairie/201 Hayfield
Conference: Gopher
11-8 Overall 4-1 Gopher
Seven Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/Four State Placer
First Place: Westfield “Dave Erickson Hall of Fame” Invite: 151.5 Pts. 10 Placers
First Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 166.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Third Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 134.5 Pts. 7 Placers

The Razorbacks of Westfield have back from their 11-8 dual meet campaign four section place winners including two state qualifiers and nine with a great deal of experience. Colton Krell (38-4 @ 160) earned second place state honors and Dylan Nirk (30-8 @ 220) was a qualifier, Seth Peterson and Payton Simon should be their key leaders. They did graduate three state place winners, but look for their younger wrestlers to make steady improvement thru the course of the season.
Returning Wrestlers:
Colton Krell 11th 38-4 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Dylan Nirk 11th 30-8 2nd Section/AC
Seth Peterson 12th 21-13 6th Section
Payton Simon 12th 13-16 6th Section
Tristan Rieken 12th 8-6
Joe Pirkl 10th 6-12
Keegan Bronson 9th 5-20
Cole Christianson 10th 3-10
Alex Phenix 9th 2-2
Tyler Archer 9th 3-10
Cael Becker 10th 1-6
Isaac Fernandez 11th 1-11

Graduates:
Ethan Arett 32-10 2nd Sec./4th State/AC (130-61 Career)
Mitchell Owswald 34-7 2nd Sec./4th State/AC (95-58 Career)
Morgen Oswald 34-7 1st Sec./5th State/AC
MAPLE RIVER EAGLES
Head Coach: Dan Robbins
Enrollment: 281
Conference: Gopher

19-4 Overall 5-0 Gopher
Eleven Section Place Winner/Three State Qualifiers
First Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 179 Pts. 12 Placers
First Place: Tartan “Clash of the Titans” Invite” 224.5 Pts. 14 Placers
Fourth Place: Blue Earth Area “Dive Maher” Invite: 148 Pts. 11 Placer
First Place: Sibley East “Wolverine” Duals: 4-0
Sixth Place: Mankato East “ Cougars” Invite: 131.5 Pts. 11 Placers
Tenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 95.5 Pts. 4 Placers

The Eagles of Maple River should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign. They have back from their 19-4 dual meet marks four section place winners, including one state qualifier and six others with varsity experience. They did graduate six last spring, all were 20 plus match winners. Trevor Pearson (35-12 @ 113), Wyatt Simon (34-11), Nathan Trio (30-18) and the addition of Caden Ochsendorf (27-14) state qualifier 2 years ago for Blue Earth. should be their key leaders thru out the season.
Returning Wrestlers:
Trevor Pearson 11th 35-12 2nd Section/AC
Wyatt Simon 11th 34-11 3rd Section/AC
Nathan Trio 11th 30-18 5th Section

Caden Ochsendorf 10th 27-14 (2 yrs ago) State Qualifier
Bowden Simon 9th 21-23
Cooper Ochsendorf 8th 14-17
Ethan Evenson 9th 12-11
Nathan Evenson 9th 12-11
Bryan Garlow 12th 4-14 6th Section
Thane Decker 9th 2-0

Graduates:
Lincoln Arndt 24-8 2nd Section (137-50 Career)
Nathan Moore 36-7 3rd Section/AC (112-58 Career)
Cody Walters 27-16 2nd Section/AC (48-54 Career)
Reise Hanson 26-15 4th Section/AC (64-56 Career)
Bill Karels 28-12 4th Section (36-19 Career)
Connor Thorn 25-16 4th Section (47-36 Career)
Logan Ziegler 24-19 5th Section (38-37 Career)

LAKE CRYSTAL/WELCOME MEMORIAL AREA KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Andre Harnitz
Enrollment: 228 LCWM/105 Nicollet
Conference: Valley

Eight Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Second Place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 127 Pts. 10 Placers
Fifth Place: Gopher/Valley Conference 125.5 Pts. 10 Placers
Sixth Place: St. James “Paul Krueger Classic” Invite: 85 Pts. 6 Place
Seventh Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” invite: 96.5 Pts. 5 Placers

The Knights have six section place winners back including one state qualifier; Avery Northquest (30-10 @ 170) and Trayton Hewitt (25-11) along with five others with a great deal of experience.

Returning Wrestlers:
Avery Northquest 11th 30-10 1st Section
Trayton Hewitt 11th 25-11 3rd Section
Tyler Ash 12th 22-18 5th Section
Tucker Wills 10th 19-21 6th Section
Bryer Larson 10th 11-14 5th Section
Matt Thofson 11th 8-25 5th Section
Seth Gronholz 10th 2-17
Dougray Siebenahler 11th 1-2
Seth Rosin 10th 2-17
Camden Ludeman 9th 1-26

Graduates:
Jeremiah Colon 35-5 2nd Section/AC (163 Career Wins)
Aiden Begnaud 13-18 5th Section

JWP/WEM GRIZZLIES
Head Coach: Adam Roesler
Enrollment: 191 JWP/220 WEM
Conference: Gopher

The Grizzlies have back from their 11-9 dual meet campaign, five section place winners and eight with some experience. Jaden Taylor (28-11) should be their leader thru out the season.

6-14 Overall Duals 1-5 Gopher
Eight Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Place
Fourth Place: Gopher/Valley Conference 133.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Six Place: JWP “Mike Fasnacht Memorial” 101.5 Pts. 10 Placers
Seventh Place: BEA “Dick Maher” Invite: 74 Pts. 7 Placers
Ninth Place: Northfield “ Raiders” Invite: 77 Pts. 4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jaden Taylor 11th 28-11 3rd Section
Ethan Rider 10th 12-18 6th Section
Tucker Rients 11th 15-24 5th Section
Kurtis Crosby 10th 11-26 6th Section
Jack Morsching 10th 6-18 6th Section
Donald Carlson 12th 6-26
Dalton Klampe 12th 3-9
Jacob Carlson 11th 6-9
Dylan Samlaska 10th 5-25
Ross Hammer 12th 2-9
Cody Cadin 8th 3-1
Jaxson James 11th 3-17

Graduates:
Will Storch 42-1 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (145-45 Career)
Braydon Johnson 34-7 2nd Sec./AC (113-71 Career)
Adam Rients 34-11 2nd Sec./AC (110-57 Career)
Brady Ruschmeyer 7-6
Andrew Larson 0-3 Injured

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

No Dual Meet Records Reported
Seven Place: GSL “Don Hall” Invite: 67.5 Pts. 8 Placers
Six Place: TCU Invite: 47 Pts. 5 Placers
Sixth Place LCWM “Knights” Invite: 59 Pts. 7 Placers
Fourth Place Minnesota River Conference: 54 Pts. 11 Placers
Eight Place: Mankato East “Cougars” Invite: 43 Pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Jorge Hernandez 12th 39-10 1st. Sec./5th State
Tommy Supton 11th 21-19
Jake Wacher 12th 14-15
Dalton Pauly 11th 18-13 5th Section
Will Medina 12th 13-24 6th Section
Alan Eotvos 12th 9-24
Ethan Genelin 10th 9-19
Jordan Grinde 9th 8-31
Rylee Christian-Fredrickson 12th 6-25
Spencer Latzke 8th 6-15
Andy Genelin 8th 4-19
Isaias Sanchez 9th 6-18
James Loewe 8th 3-21
Santiago Beltran 12th 3-8
Tyler Miller 9th 1-24
Lane Gullickson 8th 1-1

UNITED SOUTH CENTRAL REBELS
Head Coach: Robert Routh
Enrollment: 169
Conference: Gopher
8-7 Overall 1-4 Gopher
Five Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier/One State Placer
Seventh Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 93 Pts. 9 Placers
Ninety Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 84.5 Pts. 7 Placers
Fourteen Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite” 44 Pts. 5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Blake Legred 12th 39-6 1st Sec./2nd State
Bryce Sonnek 10th 21-13 3rd Section
Mason Elvebak 11th 18-16 4th Section
Micah Hanson 10th 17-15 4th Section
Jacob Billings 11th 15-21
Alan Ealvos 12th 9-24
Konner Harpestad 9th 8-5
Jacob Cory 12th 8-17
Kameron Luttcke 12th 5-1
Ethan Elvebak 9th 6-19
Matt Beyer 9th 5-16
Joe Bonsack 10th 3-10
Ethan Koehler 8th 1-0

Graduates:
Hunter Johnson 26-10 5th Section
Levi Thisius 15-16
David Garza 10-15
MEDFORD TIGERS
Head Coach: Dennis Whitman
Enrollment: 237
Conference: Gopher
9-5 Overall 3-2 Gopher
Six Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Third Place: KW “Dave Mauseth” Invite: 174 Pts. 11 Placers
Third Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 139.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Third place: LCWM “Knights” Invite: 111.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Tenth Place: Lake City “Tigers” Invite: 83 Pts. 7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Willie VonRuden 11th 35-5 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Charley Elwood 8th 26-4 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Larron Hoffman 8th 10-8
Tate Hermes 8th 11-9
George McCarthy 9th 17-14
Zach Wetmore 11th 5-24
Brennon Hoffman 10th 4-8 6th Section
Alex Helgeson 8th 3-0
Dylan Heiderscheidt 8th 2-7

Graduates:

NEW RICHLAND HEARTLAND/ELLENDALE/GENEVA PANTHERS
Head Coach: Shawn Larson
Enrollment: 229
Conference: Gopher

3-7 Overall 0-5 Gopher
Five Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier
Second Place: Robbinsdale Cooper “Hawk” Invite: 146.5 Pts. 9 Placers
Sixth Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 96 Pts. 8 Placers
Eight Place: St. James “Paul Krueger Classic” 47 Pts. 4 Placers
Twelve Place: JCC “Pizza Ranch” Invite: 55 Pts. 3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Tyler Jacobson 12th 24-11 2nd Section
Argo Gushwa 11th 17-11 5th Section
Quinten Arndt 12th 10-6 5th Section
Andrew Reich 11th 12-18 6th Section
Teddy Gushwa 10th 15-5
Ralph Roesler 9th 9-8
Thor Routh 10th 13-14
Clay Stenzel 9th 12-15
Nikolas Petsinger 9th 9-21
Nick Staloch 10th 7-14
Makota Misgen 8th 7-19
Brayden Hill 10th 3-14

Graduates:
Cole Staloch 25-13 3rd Section
Brendon Strand 9-14
Chad Erickson 6-16
ST. CLAIR/MANKATO LOYOLA CYCLONES
Head Coach: Todd Huxford
Enrollment: 180 St. Clair/143 Mankato Loyola
Conference: Valley

No Dual Meet Records Reported
Seventh Place: JWP “Mike Fasnacht Memorial: 89 Pts. 5 Placers
Eight Place: GSL “Don Hall” Invite: 28 Pts. 5 Placers
Eight Place: Gopher/Valley Conference: 56.5 Pts 5 Placers
Fifth Place: Rochester Century “Panther” Invite: 51.5 Pts. 6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:
Gage Baker 12th 22-23 5th Section
Lucas Kruse 11th 15-28 4th Section
Chase Baker 11th 15-29
Jack Klinder 10th 16-27
Dylan Thompson 10th 6-11

Graduates:
David Loeffler 33-12 2nd Section
Aaron Drummer 32-12 4th Section

MAT RATS SECTION 5AAA PREVIEW 2018-2019

MAT RATS SECTION 5AAA PREVIEW
2018-2019
FAVORITES: ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS and the WAYZATA TROJANS

DARK HORSES: MAPLE GROVE CRIMSON and the BUFFALO BISON

ST. MICHAEL ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Josh Joriman
Enrollment: 1,804
Conference: Mississippi 8

20-4 Overall Duals 5-0 Mississippi 8
Class AAA State Champions
Section 5AAA Section Champions
Fourteen Section Placers/Eight State Qualifiers/Four State Placers
First Place: Mississippi 8 Conference: 239 pts. 13 Placers
First Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 210.5 pts. 14 Placers
First Place: East Ridge “Ruckus” Invite: 231 pts. 11 Placers
Second Place: Monticello “ Magic” Duals: (3-1)
First Place: 9th Grade State Ind. Champions
First Place” 9th Grade State Dual Champions
Fifteenth Place: Mn. Christmas Invite: 108.5 pts. 2 Placers

The Knights have back from their 20-4 dual meet campaign, conference, section and state honors eight section place winners. This includes five state qualifiers, two of which earned state tourney medals. Along with four others with some state tourney experience. Look for this young team to challenge those very good dual meet marks from last season. The Knights should make a strong challenge to defend their conference and section honors. With eight back with 19 win plus, they should have a pretty balanced team with good talent spread thru out the lineup. Brandon Psyk (44-9), Wyatt Lidberg (41-11) Carl Leuer (39-13), Nathan Nygaard (35-8, Isaiah Misna (29-15) and Dylan Hanson (25-19) should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Brandon Psyk 12th 44-9 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Wyatt Lidberg 11th 41-11 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Carl Leuer 11th 39-13 1st Section/AC
Nathan Nygaard 12th 35-8 1st Section/AC
Isaiah Misna 10th 29-15 3rd Section/AC
Dylan Hanson 12th 25-19 3rd Section/AC
Hayden LeMonds 11th 19-16 2nd Section
Owen Vike 10th 19-16 4th Section
Johnny Misna 10th 12-8
Cole Becker 9th 9-4
Boudin Sperr 11th 2-4
Koby Dehn 11th 1-3

Graduates:
Patrick McKee 52-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC (184-11 Career)
Nolan Schmitz 41-9 2nd Section/AC
Gabe Anderson 40-13 1st Sec./6th State/AC (57-34 Career)
Kyle Elkie 25-24 3rd Section (57-59 Career)
Cole Jann 25-20 3rd Section/AC (40-37 Career)
Allen Winters 31-23 2nd Section (55-52 Career)
MAPLE GROVE CRIMSON
Head Coach: Troy Seubert
Enrollment: 2,170
Conference: Northwest Suburban

18-6 Overall Duals 6-0 Northwest Suburban
Section 5AAA Runner Up
Fourteen Section Placers/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place: Maple Grove “Crimson” Invite: 190 pts. 12 Placers
Third Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman Memorial” 145 pts. 9 placers
First Place: Minnetonka “Skippers” Invite: 201.5 pts. 14 Placers
Seventeenth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 66.6 pts. 3 Placers
Fourth Place: South St. Paul “Pete Veldman” Invite: 171 pts. 12 Placers

The Crimson have back from a good 18-6 dual meet campaign, five section place winners, including one state qualifiers. They will have five with a great deal of experience back too, this should give them good balance thru out their lineup. They could challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. The Crimson should make a challenge to defend their conference honors. Look for them to make a strong challenge for top four spot in this section dual meet campaign. Gavin Peterson (44-13), Evan Hull (33-7) and Dylan Schultz (26-14) should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Joey Thompson 11th 50-0 1st Sec./State Champ/AC  (Transferred to Totino Grace)
Gavin Peterson 11th 44-13 2nd Section/AC
Evan Hull 12th 33-7 3rd Section/AC
Dylan Schultz 10th 26-14 4th Section
Max Johnson 8th 19-18 3rd Section
Weston Doubler 12th 16-17
Alex Aitkin 10th 14-13
A J Aitkin 10th 11-11
Johan Rodvik 11th 9-15
Sam Quiroz 12th 8-16

Graduates:
Isaac Boehmer 38-14 1st Section
Adam Skogman 39-13 1st Section
Aacoda Aitkin 34-11 3rd Section
Tyler Rengel 19-18 5th Section
Simeon Paynter 14-26 5th Section
Jacob Hebert 17-21 5th Section

WAYZATA TROJANS
Head Coach: Eric Swensen
Enrollment: 3,120
Conference: Lake Conference

15-10 Overall 4-0 Lake Conference
Twelve Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Third Place: Osseo “Ken Droegemueller” Invite: 146 pts. 11 Placers
First Place: BCCA “Centuer” Invite: 205.5 pts. 12 Placers
Sixth Place: East Ridge “Ruckus” Invite: 102.5 pts. 5 Placers

The Trojans have back from their 15-10 dual meet campaign ten section place winners, including one state qualifier that earned a state medal. They will also have back five others with a wide range of experience. This should give them a very balanced lineup, with good talent spread thru out. They should challenge those dual meet numbers from season. Look for the Trojans to make a challenge to defend their conference honors and make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign.

Returning Wrestlers:
Cael Swenson 10th 37-7 2nd Sec./4th State
Cayden Homme 10th 33-14 4th Section
Royce Hogue 11th 32-13 4th Section
Parker Cary 12th 29-13 4th Section
Cole Clardelli 11th 24-20 4th Section
Matt Hogue 10th 15-5 4th Section
Matt Willerius 12th 13-24 5th Section
Max Bunning 12th 19-22 4th Section
Jac Carver 11th 12-18 6th Section
Lucas Ojeda 10th 9-13
A V Riley 11th 9-17
Parker Volff 10th 6-10
Gage Knutson 11th 4-12 6th Section
Elliot Omlid 12th 3-11
Tyler Johnson 12th 2-1

Graduates:
Mitchell Hogue 45-10 1st Section/AC (87-38 Career)
Cameron Johnson 24-22 4th Section
Josh Harrah 6-12

BUFFALO BISON
Head Coach: Ben Presler
Enrollment:1,725
Conference: Mississippi 8

8-7 Overall Duals 1-4 Mississippi 8
Thirteen Section Place Winners/ Three State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
Final Four Section 5AAA
Fifth Place: Mississippi 8 Conference: 127 pts. 11 Placers
Sixth Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman Memorial” 112 pts. 7 Placers
Fourth Place: Buffalo “Bison” Invite: 164.5 pts. 12 Placers
Second Place: MW “Leopold-Haglund” Invite: 201 pts. 13 Placers

The Bison will have back from their 8-7 dual meet campaign, eight section place winners, including two state qualifiers, including one that earned a state medal. They will have back three with experience too, and should give them a pretty balanced lineup. The Bison should challenge those dual meet numbers form last season. Look for them to move up in their conference standings. They could challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign. Riley Habisch, Ryan Scherber and Thomas Samson should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Riley Habisch 12th 32-6 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Ryan Scherber 10th 31-9 2nd Section/AC
John Dahlheimer 10th 13-15 6th Section
Thomas Samson 12th 16-14
Owen Herbst 9th 14-16 4th Section
Taavi Larson 11th 14-16 6th Section
Hunter Hendricks 12th 11-19 5th Section/AC
Anthony Urbanski 12th 10-10 4th Section
Nathan DesMarais 12th 9-13 6th Section
Jacob Metz 12th 3-9
Chris VanLith 10th 1-1

Graduates:
Jacob Scherber 34-2 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (144-40 Career)
Josh Anderson 17-16 4th Section (59-99 Career)
Ben Ruhr 15-5 3rd Section (72-37 Career)
Caleb Drews 17-14 6th Section (76-71 Career)
Seamus Filkins 9-18 5th Section
OSSEO ORIOLES
Head Coach: David Ahmed
Enrollment: 1,620
Conference: Northwest Suburban

8-15 Overall Duals 3-2 Northwest Suburban
Eight Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers
Fifth Place: Osseo “Ken Droegenmueller” Invite: 107 pts. 10 Placers
Tenth Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman Memorial” 81 pts. 6 Placers
Third Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 125 pts. 7 Placers
Third Place: Elk River “Elks” Invite: 127 pts. 9 Placers
Eleventh Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 65.5 pts. 5 placers

The Orioles will have back five section place winners, including two state qualifiers and five with a great deal of experience. They should challenge their dual meet marks from last season. Look for the Orioles to move up in the conference standings and possibly make a challenge for one of those top four spots in this dual meet campaign. Jagger Schack, Jacob Meissner and Jack White should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Jagger Schack 10th 31-15 2nd Section
Jacob Meissner 12th 30-15 3rd Section/AC
Jack White 11th 23-15
Rufus Summerville 12th 21-22 All Conference
John Lunstrom 9th 18-22 All Conference
Asian Ngom 12th 14-25
Wyatt Doubler 10th 12-20 5th Section
Thomas Cornell 10th 5-18 6th Section
Taylor Meissner 12th 4-4 2nd Section
Jack Cornell 12th 5-19
Vincent Toleno 9th 3-13
Conner Spanier 10th 2-21

Graduates:
Adam Lanners 34-10 2nd Section/AC (138-86 Career)
Abraham Kamara 30-9 3rd Section/AC (45-19 Career)
Adolphus Summerville 20-19 6th Section
Eric Lundstrom 17-10
ROGERS ROYALS
Head Coach: Jacob Kolar
Enrollment: 1,472
Conference: Mississippi 8

12-10 Overall Duals 3-3 Mississippi 8
Nine Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Fourth Place: Delano “Tiger” Invite: 157 pts. 9 Placer
Third Place: Rogers “Royal Rumble” Duals: (3-1)
Fifth Place: Osseo “Ken Droegenmueller” Invite: 107 pts. 10 Placers
First Place: Chisago Lakes “Holiday” Invite: 184 pts. 12 Placers
Sixth Place: Mississippi 8 Conference: 120.5 pts. 10 Placers
Fourth Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 122 pts. 8 Placers
Third Place: Buffalo “Bison” Invite: 172 pts. 13 Placers

The Royals will have back five section place winners, including three state qualifiers and seven with a great deal of experience. Look for the Royals to possibly challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The Royals should make steady improvement during the course of the season. Jacob Born, Sam Essendrup, Wil Yasseri and Donovan Skauimiak should be their key leaders thru out the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Jacob Born 12th 33-11 2nd Section/AC
Sam Essendrup 11th 32-17 2nd Section
Wil Yasseri 10th 29-16 2nd Section/AC
Danovan Skauimiak 12th 17-15
Ryan Lund 9th 15-21 5th Section
Nolan Erickson 12th 15-30
Gavin Eicher 12th 14-29 6th Section
Ryan Lund 8th 12-19
Blake Helling 12th 8-28
Evan Braesch 11th 5-8
Chris Dietl 9th 4-13
Kameron Krist 8th 4-5

Graduates:
Bret Wilson 43-6 1st Sec./6th State/AC (176-37 Career)
Anthony Lenz 24-22 5th Section/AC (48-87 Career)
Tommy Anderson 23-11 4th Section
Jon Krumsieg 21-21 6th Section
Travis Sinclair 14-7
MOUND WESTONKA WHITE HAWKS
Head Coach: Todd Munsterteiger
Enrollment: 614
Conference: Wright County Conference

14-19 Overall Duals 0-5 WCC
Six Section Placers Winners/Two State Qualifiers
Third Place: Fridley “Don Meyers” Invite: 141 pts. 10 Placers
Eleventh Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 73 pts. 9 Placers
Eleventh Place: Northfield “Raider” Invite: 72.5 pts. 5 Placers
Fifth Place: MW “Leopold/Haglund” Invite: 112 pts. 11 Placers

The White Hawks will have six section place winners back, including two state qualifiers and 15 with a wide range of experience. They didn’t have anyone graduate last spring, so look for them to challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The White Hawks should move up in the WCC East standing. If they spread their weights out, they should have a pretty balanced team, with a great deal of talent thru out their lineup. They will have 13 back with 11 wins plus. The White Hawks could possibly make a challenge for a top four spot in this dual meet campaign, it they get their matchups. Ben Schmalz (45-6), Ethan Devore (33-17), Kris Kurtz (33-17), Noah Lietzau (32-17) and Tyler Stevenson (23-24) should be their key leaders thru out their season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Ben Schmalz 12th 45-6 2nd Section/AC
Ethan Devore 12th 33-17 2nd Section
Kris Kurtz 12th 33-17 3rd Section
Noah Lietzau 11th 32-17 6th Section/AC
Tyler Stevenson 10th 23-24 5th Section
Ryan Lezer 12th 17-20 5th Section
Brock Munsterteiger 12th 16-25
Ryan Fitz 11th 17-17
Seth Anderson 11th 16-19
Jack Dioszeghy 12th 13-13
Josh Hadden 11th 9-24
Shane Stevenson 12th 10-24
Ortiz Witschorik 11th 12-21
Ben Bernal 12th 11-11
Owen Rostis 10th 6-13
Jacob Maas 9th 5-8
Devon Wilson Noethe10th 4-5
Lance Munsterteiger 10th 6-2
Mitchel Nolen 10th 1-3
Mark Rose 10th 1-1
Carter Nelson 9th 1-1

ROBBINSDALE ARMSTONG FALCONS
Head Coach: Bill McCloskey
Enrollment: 1,699
Conference: Northwest Suburban

2-14 Overall Duals 1-5 NWS
Seventh Place: Fridley “Don Meyers” Invite: 73 pts. 6 Placers
Eleventh Place: Chisago Lakes “Holiday” Invite: 28 pts. 3 Placers
Ninth Place: NYA “Central” Invite: 38 pts. 3 Placers
Thirteenth Place: HLWW “Laker” Invite: 35 pts. 3 Placers

The Falcons will have back 12 with a great deal of experience, with them graduating just one, they should improve on their dual meet numbers. This young team should be looking forward to making steady strides of improvement over the course of the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Ben Mennenga 12th 26-9
Logan Ehlenz 12th 12-18
Diego Terriquez 8th 10-22
Caleb Ley 11th 10-20
Devin Ankeny 10th 9-22
Brendon Ha 10th 9-22
James Ohm 10th 7-23
John Ohm 11th 6-19
Amauri Easley 9th 6-13
Zach Baca 11th 6-10
Mark Smith 12th 5-15
Daniel Michuta 12th 1-1

Graduates:
Hank Mohamed 7-21

PARK CENTER PIRATES
Head Coach: Justin Miller
Enrollment: 1,301
Conference: Northwest Suburban

3-13 Overall 1-5 NWS
Two Section Placers
Sixth Place: Trinity “Tri-Hawk” Invite: 85 pts. 5 Placers
Seventh Place: SCL “Crusader” Invite: 91 pts. 6 Placers
Eighth Place: Maple Grove “Crimson” Invite: 58 pts. 4 placers
Eighth Place: HLWW “Laker” Invite: 63 pts. 5 Placers
Twelfth Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 26 pts. 2 Placers
Seventh Place: BCCA “Centuer” Invite: 70.5 pts. 5 Placers
Tenth Place: South St. Paul “Pete Veldman” Invite: 35 pts. 4 placers

The Pirates will have back one section place winner and six with experience back. Look for them to fill with their lineup with some of their younger wrestlers. The Pirates should show steady improvement during the course of the season.

Returning Wrestlers:
Zeph Yang 11th 23-18 3rd Section
Alvin Vue 11th 14-9
Jason Flores 12th 9-11
Gbolahan Oyetwinds 11th 5-16
Gavin Engles 12th 4-19
Jason Somers 10th 4-9
Ismael Kante 9th 4-6

Graduate:
Aaron MacMardo 30-13 3rd Section