CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 21ST ANNUAL SEASON SUMMARY

CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 21ST ANNUAL SEASON SUMMARY

Top Teams in AAA, AA and A and The Top Individuals in the AAA, AA and A.

MAT RATS AAA TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
21-4 Duals
Class AAA State Runner up
Section 5AAA Champions
Mississippi 8 Dual Meet Champions
Mississippi 8 Conference Tournament Champions
Fourteen Section Place Winners
Eleven State Qualifiers (Ten Section Champions)
Six State Tourney Place Winners/Three State Champions
First Place STMA “Knights” Invitational: 298.5 Points 14 Placers
First Place Prior Lake “Laker” Duals: 4-0 (Farmington, Simley, Prior Lake)
First Place Rochester “All Forces” Christmas Invite: 224 Pts. 9 Placers (32 Teams)
Fourth Place Wisconsin ” Cheesehead” Invite: 459 Pts. 13 Placers (27 Teams)
Second Place East Ridge “Ruckus” Invitational: 191 Points 14 Placers

MAT RATS AAA MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS
15-10 Duals
Final Four 7AAA
5-0 East Division of Mississippi 8 Conference
Ten Section Place Winners
Four State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place Cottage Grove “Wolf Pack” Duals: 3-1
Tenth Place Rochester “All Forces” Christmas Invite: 69 Points (32 Teams)
Second Place CBI “Blue Jacket” Invitational: 185 Points 14 Placers
Third Place Mississippi 8 Conference Tournament: 170.5 Points 13 Placers)

MAT RATS TOP AAA INDIVIDUALS

106 Patrick McKee St. Michael-Albertville 10th 46-2 State Champion
113 Cael Carlson Willmar 9th 40-6 State Runner Up
120 Rylee Molitor Sartell 11th 39-3 State Runner Up
126 Ben Bogart Alexandria 11th 30-12 Fourth State
132 Monty Frederiksen Cambridge-Isanti 12th 30-10 Third Section
138 Mitchell McKee St. Michael-Albertville 12th 49-0 State Champion
145 Austin Brenner St. Cloud Tech 10th 35-4 Fourth State
152 Jake Allar St. Michael-Albertville 11th 45-3 State Champion
160 Colten Carlson Willmar 12th 45-1 State Champion
170 Cole Schreder St. Cloud Tech 12th 41-3 Fourth State
182 Lucas Jeske St. Michael-Albertville 12th 45-3 Second State
195 Sam Grove Moorhead 11th 40-3 Second State
220 Evan Foster St. Michael-Albertville 11th 40-8 Second State
285 Andrew Piehl Rogers 12th 43-0 State Champion

MAT RATS AA CO-TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

FOLEY FALCONS
32-1 Duals
Class AA State Runner Up
Section 6AA Champions
Granite Ridge Conference Dual Champions
Thirteen Section Place Winners
Six State Qualifiers/Two State Placers
First Place Foley “Falcon” Duals
First Place Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 205.5 Points 13 Placers
First Place Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 260 Pts. 13 Placers
Falcons Quadrangular (3-0)
First Place Forest Lake “Ranger” Duals: (3-0)
First Place Hutchinson “Tiger” Invite: 201 Points 13 Placers

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS
20-4 Duals
Section 6AA Runner
First Place (Tie) Wright County Conference Duals (West Devision)
Nine Section Place Winners
Four State Qualifiers/One State Place Winner
Third Place Litchfield “Dragon” Invitational: 185 Points 12 Placers
Fourth Place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 121 Pts. 9 Placers
First Place Paynesville “Bulldog” Invitational: 234 Points 13 Placers
First Place Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invite: 247.5 Pts. 13 Placers
First Place Orono “Spartan” Invitational: 214.5 Points 13 Placers

MAT RATS AA C0-MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
12-8 Duals
First Place Park Region Conference: 183 Points 12 Placers (10 Teams)
Park Region Conference North Dual Champion
Park Region Conference Overall Dual Champion
Ten Section Place Winners
Four State Qualifiers/Three State Placers
Second Place Fosston “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invite: 173.5 Points 11 Placers
Third Place West Central Area “Grant County” Invite: 156.5 11 Placers 10 Teams
Third Place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 124.5 Points 7 Placers Top 4
Second Place TRF “Army National Guard Prowler” Invite: 161 9 Placers 18 Teams

ALBANY HUSKIES
3-3 Granite Ridge Conference
9-10 Overall Duals
Five Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
First Place New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invitational: 163 Points 13 Placers
Second Place Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational: 166.5 Points 14 Placers
Fourth Place Elk River “Elks” Invitational: 134.5 Points 12 Placers
Eight Place Big Lake “Hornets” Invitational: 82.5 Points 6 Placers (12 Teams)
Eight Place Litchfield “Dragons” Invitational: 75 Points 7 Placers
Osakis “Silver Streaks” Duals: (2-1)

MAT RATS TOP AA INDIVIDUALS
106 Ben Naddy Ottertail Central 10th 41-1 Third State
113 Prestin Bradley Dassel Cokato 9th 36-6 Fourth State
120 Quinn Youngs Annandale/Maple Lake 10th 38-6 Fourth State
126 Drew VanVleet Mora 12th 34-6 Second Section
132 Tanner Vassar Annandale/Maple Lake 12th 38-8 Fourth State
138 Peter Nelson St. Cloud Apollo 11th 37-5 Second State
145 Nate Adkins PL/PR/B 12th 43-3 Fifth State
152 Dru Kuchenbaker Milaca 12th 36-2 Third State
160 Connor Hoff Litchfield 12th 39-3 Fifth State
170 Mitch Kotschevar Albany 12th 39-5 Section Champion
182 Spencer Elwell Foley 12th 44-4 Second State
195 Saylor Schmit Foley 10th 41-4 Second State
220 Wyatt Yoemans Bemidji 12th 36-10 Fourth State
285 Casey Vesledahl Becker 12th 35-4 Fourth State

MAT RATS A TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

PIERZ PIONEERS
28-7 Duals
State Class A Third Place
Section 7A Champions
Central Minnesota Conference Dual Champions
Fourth Section Place Winners
Eleven State Qualifiers/Three State Place Winners
Second Place Foley “Falcon” Duals: (2-1)
Second Place Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 188.5 Point 11 Placers 14 Teams
First Place Cambridge-Isanti “Blue Jacket” Duals: (3-1)

MAT RATS A C0-MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2015-2016 SEASON

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS
13-7 Duals
Section 6A Runner Up
Thirteen Section Place Winners
Five State Qualifiers/Two State Place Winners
Third Place WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 140 Points 8 Placers
New York Mills Quadrangular: (3-0)
Eleventh Place Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational: 110 Points 6 Placers 37 Teams
Third Place Prairie Valley “Night Hawk” Invitational: 154 Points (10 Placers)
Fourth Place Mid-State/HOL Conference: 129 Points 8 Placers (12 Teams)
First Place WHAN “Wolf Pack” Invite” 210 Points 13 Placers (12 Teams)

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
15-4 Duals
Section 5A Runner Up
Twelve Section Place Winners
Three State Qualifiers/One State Place Winner
First Place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 152 Points 11 Placers
Fifth Place WCA “Grant County” Invite: 122 Points 9 Placers (11 Teams)
Eighth Place WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite: 90 Points 8 Placers
Second Place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 13 Points 8 Placers
Second Place Prairie Valley “Night Hawk” Invitational: 203 Points 11 Placers
Third Place Park Region Conference Tournament: 157 Pts. 10 Placers (10 Teams)

MAT RATS TOP A INDIVIDUALS
106 Canon Swanson Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 8th 30-8 Sixth State
113 Shawn Rue Paynesville 9th 34-6 Section Champion
120 Noah Becker LPGE/Browerville 12th 40-1 Third State
126 Kaden Spindler West Central Area 10th 38-11 Fourth State
132 Thomas Stageberg New London-Spicer 12th 34-1 State Champion
138 Brendon Coyer Osakis 12th 37-7 Fourth State
145 Tom Tellers United North Central 12th 37-6 Second State
152 Jerod Novak Aitkin 12th 37-7 Second State
160 Noah Landrus Aitkin 12th 43-1 State Champion
170 Brett Kapsner Pierz 11th 22-6 Fifth State
182 Josh McKeown Prairie Valley 11th 38-5 Third State
195 Sam Erckenbrack New York Mills 12th 38-3 Fifth State
220 Manuel Garcia BOLD 12th 42-2 State Champion
285 Colton Kinney KMS 12th 29-9 Section Champion

Roger Mischke
The Mat Rat
Guillotine Writer
Class A State Ratings Editor
USA Wrestling Magazine State Editor
KNSI Radio Amateur Baseball/Wrestling Beat Writer
email: matrat@midco.net

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Central Minnesota Mat Rats Section and State Tourney Report (21st Annual)

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Section and State Tourney Report (21st Annual)

Update records thru the section and State tourneys

Coaches, please send me a season summary including the following information:
• List of all Varsity Wrestlers:
o Name
o Grade
o Wins and Losses Records (Ind. Stats isn’t needed)
o Section and State Placement
o All-Conference Honors
• Summary of Tournaments (Example: 2nd place 129 Points 8 place winners):
o Team Placing
o Points
o Number of Place Winners

**Career Record of your seniors

If you want to share your end of the season booklets, I do enjoy seeing those, but I am mainly interested in the above information. Contact me for a mailing address if you have a book to share. Please email to matrat@midco.net Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke

MISSISSIPPI 8 CONFERENCE

There are thirty-six state qualifiers and eleven state place winners from the Mississippi 8 Conference, this included four state championships. The Knights of Saint Michael-Albertville earned second place in the AAA State dual tournament.

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
The Knights had three shut outs in their Section 5AAA Dual Sections; they defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 84-0, Maple Grove 71-0 and Wayzata 67-0. They had eight wrestlers that were 3-0 at the section duals. Patrick McKee, Mitchell McKee, Jake Allar, Evan Ronsen, Brando Psyk, Wyatt Bice, Donnie Leuer and Evan Foster. The Knights had an outstanding Section 5AAA Individual tournament performance, with all fourteen placing. They had eleven state qualifiers, including ten section championships by: Mitchell McKee, Patrick McKee, Jake Allar, Lucas Jeske, Evan Ronsen, Evan Foster, Donnie Leuer, Zach Nygaard, Cody Schoen and Wyatt Bice. Zach Dehmer earned second place to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Zac Schoen, Jake Ross and Garret Ailts all earned third place. The Knights earned second place in the AAA dual meet tournament with their quarterfinal win over Section 6AAA champion Minnetonka 55-15 and Section 7AAA champion Anoka 35-25 in the semifinals. They fell just short to their Section 2AAA rivals Apple Valley 31-26. Mitchell McGee, Jake Allar and Garrett Ailts were all 3-0, Patrick McKee and Evan Foster were both 2-0 and Donnie Leuer, Lucas Jeske and Evan Ronsen were 2-1 at the state tournament duals. The Knights won three state championships, by Mitchell McGee at 138, he was 49-0, Jake Allar at 152, he was 45-3 and Patrick McKee at 106, he was 46-2 on the season. Lucas Jeske earned second place at 182, he was 45-2 and Evan Foster earned second place at 220, he was 40-6 and Evan Ronsen earned fifth place at 195, he was 41-6 on the season.

ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints topped Elk River in the quarterfinals of the Section 7AAA duals 46-30 and in the semifinals they defeated AAA Lean and Mean rival Cambridge-Isanti 36-31. In the championship they fell short, as they were defeated by No. 3AAA ranked Anoka 58-7. Tony Struntz and Cole Kirpach both won all three of their section dual meet matches. The Fighting Saints had a good tournament performance with twelve place winners and four state qualifiers at the Section 7AAA tournament. They won three section championships by; Mason Hall, Tony Struntz and Cole Kirpach and Tanner Kunshlier earned his ticket to the state as he earned second place. Mitchell Wilson earned third place and six earned fourth place; Levi Ross, Kyle Lindefelser, Anthony Hoglund, Luke Pipinski, Dylan Bigelbach and Zach Bonte and Coleton Petrucci took fifth place. The Fighting Saints had two medal winner, Tony Struntz earned fourth place at 160, he was 36-7 on the season and Cole Kirpach earned sixth place at 170, he was 31-14 on the season.

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS
The Blue Jackets topped Blaine in the Section 7AAA Duals 47-28 and then dropped a very close dual to No. 11AAA ranked St. Francis in the semifinals 36-31. Tate Torgerson, Monty Fredericksen, Drake Frikken, Jake Olson and Jett Serie won both of the section dual matches. The Blue Jackets had a good tournament performance with ten place winners and four state qualifiers at the Section 7AAA tournament. Two section championships were won by Tate Torgerson and Drake Frikken and earned second place were Monty Frerderiksen and Jake Olson. Jordan Driscol, Casey Schlickenmayer and Will Flemister all earned third place. Jared Ddoty earned fourth place, Luke Rambow earned fifth place and Jett Serie took sixth place. The Blue Jackets had one medal winner, Drake Frikken earned fifth place at 182, he was 39-9 on the season.

BUFFALO BISON
The Bison topped Osseo in the Section 5AAA Duals quarterfinals 60-15 and in the semifinals they dropped a very close dual to Wayzata 34-32, just missing an opportunity to wrestle in the championship. Jacob Scherber, Adam Treptau, Ben Buhr, Thomas Samson and Charlie DesMaries all won both of their section dual matches. The Bison had a very good tournament performance at the Section 5AAA Individual tournament with twelve place winners and four state qualifiers. Adam Treptau, Jacob Scherber, Charlie DesMaries and Riley Habisch all earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Six third places were earned by: Ben Ruhr, Jared Meyer, Thomas Samson, Cole Scherber, Caleb Drews and Fletcher Durand. Seamus Filkins earned fourth place and Hunter Hendricks took sixth place. The Bison had one medal winner, Adam Treptau earned sixth place at 195, he was 30-7 on the season.

PRINCETON TIGERS
The Tigers topped North Branch in their preliminary Section 7AA dual 64-9 and they dropped their quarterfinal dual to long time rival Milaca 37-27 in a very good dual. Kyle Boeke, Alex Robbilard, Tim Bialka, Jessie McClay, Justin Zahner, Nathan Hellman and Brent Chambers all won both of their section dual meet matches. The Tigers had a very good tournament performance at the Section 7AA tourney with eight place winners, including six state qualifiers. Brent Chambers and Nathan Hellman both won section championships and Kyle Boeke, Tim Bialka, Preston Burch and Colton Hellman all earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Justin Zahner earned fourth place and Jesse McClay earned fifth place.

BIG LAKE HORNETS
The Hornets defeated Zimmerman in their Section 6AA preliminary dual 45-21 and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by the No. 10AA Litchfield 45-12. Joe Morris, Parker Millam, Cole Sixberry and Wyatt Juhl all won both of their section dual matches. The Hornets had eight place winners at the Section 6AA tournament. Ben Morris, Cole Sixberry and Wyatt Juhl all earned third place and Caleb Juhl earned fifth place. Bryce Muprhy, Nash O’Leary, Parker Millam and Cade Sixberry all took sixth place.

MONTICELLO MAGIC
The Magic topped St. Cloud Apollo in their Section 6AA preliminary dual 48-33 and in the quarterfinals, they were defeated by AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 61-6. Kyle Nathan and Donavan Lil won both of their section dual matches. The Magic had six section place winners, including two state qualifiers. Jake Bourgeois and Jakob Thompson both earned second place and Andrew Mergen earned third place. Cooper Hanson earned fourth place and Carsten Scherber and Kyle Nathan both earned fifth place.

CHISAGO LAKES WILDCATS
The Wildcats topped Rush City/Braham in their preliminary Section 7AAA dual 47-18 and they dropped their quarterfinal dual to No. 9AA ranked Mora 42-27. Aaron Sistrunk, Teddy Pierce, Kyle Schoenecker, Ryan Stenson, Derek Kluge and Adam Kluck all won both of their section dual matches. The Wildcats had a very good Section 7AA tournament performance with nine place winners, including four state qualifiers. Teddy Pierce and Kyle Schoenecker both won section championships and Aaron Sistrunk and Adam Klick both earned second place. Ryan Stenson earned third place, Derrick Kluge and Zach Carlson both earned fourth place. Dustin Kluge and Nathan Graeve both earned fifth place. The Wildcats had one medal winner, Teddy Pierce earned third place at 138, he was 37-4 on the season.

ROGER ROYALS
The Royals dropped Section 5AAA preliminary dual to Maple Grove 36-25. The Royals had a good Section 5AAA performance with ten place winners including two state qualifiers. Andrew Piehl was section champion and Bret Wilson earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Jake Born and Zac Aanerud both earned third place and Brandon Wilson, Sam Essendrup and Dominic Skawiniak all earned fourth place. Lee Santiago earned fifth place and Jack Kammers and Hunter Derouin both took sixth place. The Royals had one medal winner, a state championship earned by Andrew Piehl at 285, his season record was 43-0.

NORTH BRANCH VIKINGS
The Vikings dropped their Section 7AA preliminary dual to Princeton 64-9. The Vikings had three Section 7AA place winners, Jack Anderson earned third place and Austin Sonneck and Ryan Senne both earned fifth place.

GRANITE RIDGE CONFERENCE

There are twenty one state qualifiers and seven state place winners from the Granite Ridge Conference. The Foley Falcons earned second place honors in the AA State dual tournament.

FOLEY FALCONS
The Falcons had a very impressive performance in the Section 6AA Duals; they defeated Dassel Cokato in the quarterfinals 49-9 and in the semifinals they defeated AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 33-15. In the championship they defeated No. 10AA ranked Litchfield 29-19. This dual was tied 16-16 after 170 and the Falcons closed it out in their upper weights. Nathan Garceau, Noah Lefebvre, Driston Schyma, Spencer Elwell, Saylor Schmidt and Mitchell Trigg won all three of their section dual matches. The Falcons had a very good Section 6AA tournament performance with thirteen place winners and six state qualifiers. Spencer Elwell, Saylor Schmit, Nathan Garceau and Noah Lefebvre all won section championships. Driston Schyma and John Dierkes both earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Simon Bryce earned third place, Ryan Dunlap, Mitch Rothfork, Taylor Jurek, Mitch Trigg and Tristan Bemboom all earned fourth place and Clayton Lewandowski took sixth place. The Foley Falcons earned second place in the AA State Dual tournament with their quarterfinal win over Section 8AA champions Perham 33-18 and in the semifinals they defeated Section 4AA champions Simley 31-28, for the first time in school history. They had to overcome a forfeit and a default for their win over Simley. In the championship they came up just short to Section 1AA champions and nationally ranked Kasson-Manterville 37-21. Noah Lefebvre and Saylor Schmit both were 3-0, Spencer Elwell, Mitchell Trigg and Austin Loehrer were all 2-0 and Nathan Garceau and Mitch Rothfork were 2-1 in the state dual matches. The Falcons had two medal winners, by Spencer Elwell, he earned second at 182, he was 43-4 and by Saylor Schmit, he earned second at 195, he was 42-4 on the season.

MORA MUSTANGS
The Mustangs defeated three rivals on their way to the Section 7AA Dual championship, with a win over Chisago Lakes in the quarterfinals 42-27 and in the semifinals over a tough Hibbing team 41-21. In the championship they defeated their big rivals; Milaca 40-22 in a very good dual. Ryan Nosbush, Konrad Blood, Drew VanVleet and Tyler Tober won all three of their section dual matches. The Mustangs had a good Section 7AA tournament performance with eleven place winners and three state qualifiers. Kevin Brockner won the section championship and Tyler Tober and Drew VanVleet both earned second place. Ryan Nosbush, Ethan Prachar, Josh Bohnen and Ethan Simpson all earned third place and Konrad Blood and John Smith both earned fourth place. Tommy Nosbush earned fifth place and Nick Kelling took sixth place.

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
The Flyers had a very impressive performance, but just fell short of their goal of Section 8AAA Dual champions. They topped rival Alexandria 39-27 in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals they defeated AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech in a very close dual; 42-38. In the championship they nearly pulled an upset of the No. 7AAA ranked Willmar 34-30. This dual was decided at heavy weight, the outcome wasn’t determine till the last few seconds of the match. Justin Jenks and Billy Winkelman both were 3-0 in their section dual meet matches. The Flyers had a good Section 8AAA tournament with ten place winners, including four state qualifiers. Lane Rutten, Gage Blechinger, Justin Jenks and A. J. Jenks all earned second place for their tickets the state tourney. Gabe Nagel and Billy Winkelman both earned third and Trevin Larson earned fourth place. Mickel Schultz earned fifth place and Simon Pantzke and Grant Litke both took sixth place. The Flyers had two medal winners, by Justin Jenks, he earned third place at 170, he was 30-3 and Gage Blechinger earned sixth place at 285, he was 23-10 on the season.

MILACA WOLVES
The Wolves had a very good Section 7 Dual tournament; as they earned second, they defeated rival Princeton in the quarterfinals 37-27. and AA Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 45-24 in the semifinals. In the championship they were defeated by Granite Ridge Conference rival No. 9AA ranked Mora 40-22. Reece Sandberg and Dru Kuchenbaker won all three of their section dual meet matches. The Wolves had a very good Section 7AA tournament performance with nine place winners, including five state qualifiers. Dru Kuchenbaker, Jon Hall and Dylan Nelson all won section championships and Reece Sandberg and Neil Hanson both earned second place. Kyle Starr earned third place Logan Majerus earned fourth place and Gage Thomas and Alex Chidester both took sixth place. The Wolves had one medal winner by; Dru Kuchenbaker, he earned third place at 152, his season record was 36-2.

ALBANY HUSKIES
The Huskies had a good performance in the Section 6AA Duals with as they defeated Rockford in the preliminary dual 63-9 and in the quarters they were defeated by AA Lean and Mean Delano 41-27. They Huskies won five matches and were close in two others, so they nearly split the fourteen matches. Marcus Mergen, Gabe Zierden, Mitch Kotschevar, Hunter Mergen and Tyler Baird won all three of their section dual matches. The Huskies had five Section 6AA place winners including two state qualifiers. Mitch Kotschevar won the section championship and Tyler Baird earned second place. Gabe Zierden earned fourth place, Lucas Womack earned fifth place and Jacob Hudock took sixth place.

BECKER BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs were defeated in their preliminary dual of the Section 6AA Dual tournament by Dassel Cokato 34-25. They actually split matches seven each in the Dassel Cokato dual. The Becker Bulldogs had three section place winners including on state qualifier, Casey Vesledahl won the section championship. Josh Lumley and Jacob Berning both earned fourth place. The Bulldogs had one medal winner, Casey Vesledahl, he earned fourth place at 285, he was 35-4 on the season.

ZIMMERMAN THUNDER
The Thunder were defeated in their preliminary dual of the Section 6AA Dual tournament by Big Lake 45-21. The Thunder had a good section 6AA tournament with six place winners including one state qualifier. Trent Milles won the section championship, Justin Robinson, Chase Rosby and Kaleb Kliever all earned fifth place. Kadin Hakola and Evan Carr both took sixth place. The Thunder had one medal winner, Trent Milles, he earned fifth place at 138, he was 31-4.

CENTRAL LAKES CONFERENCE

There are twenty two state qualifiers and thirteen state place winners, including one state champion from the Central Lakes Conference. The Willmar Cardinals earned fourth place in the AAA dual tournament.

WILLMAR CARDINALS
The Cardinals had a very good team performance with three big wins to earn the championship of the Section 8AAA. In the quarterfinals they defeated Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell 32-34. This dual wasn’t decided till the heavyweight match, in a very good dual. In the semifinals they topped AAA Lean and Mean and a conference rival Brainerd 41-24. In the championship they defeated AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls in a very close dual 34-30. The outcome of this dual was in doubt till the final seconds ticked of the clock. Israel Navarro, Cael Carlson, Lincoln Shinn, Logan Walkow, Colten Carlson and Brady Reigstad won all three of their section dual matches. The Cardinals had a good Section 8AAA tournament performance with eleven section place winners, including six state qualifiers. Colten Carlson, Israel Navarro, Logan Walkow, Cael Carlson and Brady Reigstad all won section championships and Lincoln Shinn earned second place for his ticket to the state tourney. Clay Carlson earned third place, Josh Miley earned fifth place and Josiah Swanson, Andrew Reigstad and Nate Lawrence all took sixth place. The Cardinals earned fourth place in the AAA State Dual tournament with their quarterfinal win over Section 1AAA Farmington 37-30, they were defeated by the Section 2AAA champions Apple Valley 46-24 in the semifinals. In the third place dual they were defeated by the Section 7AAA champions Anoka 42-23. Israel Narvarro, Clay Carlson and Colten Carlson were all 3-0, Logan Walkow and Brady Reigstad were both 2-0 and Cael Carlson went 2-1 in the state dual matches. The Cardinals earned five medals in the state individual tournament. Colten Carlson won the championship at 160, he was 45-1 on the season. Brady Reigstad earned second place at 285, he was 40-4 on the season. Cael Carlson earned second place at 113, he was 39-7 on the season. Israel Navarro earned third place at 106, he was 38-2 on the season and Logan Walkow earned fifth place at 152, he was 39-10 on the season.

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS
The Tigers topped AAA Lean and Mean rival Moorhead 48-26 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8AAA duals. The Tigers lower weights did an outstanding job, along with the whole team. In the semifinals they came up just a little short, as they were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls 42-38. The outcome wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match. Alex Kern, Dallas Hooper, Graham Nistler and Cole Schreder won both of their section dual matches. The Tigers had a very good Section 8AAA Individual tournament performance with nine place winners, including six state qualifiers. Cole Schroeder, Austin Brenner and Graham Nistler all won section championships. Alex Kern and Tyler Hugg both earned second place to punch their ticket to the state tourney. Congratulations to Cole Schroeder on breaking the school record for career wins with 123. The Tigers earned three medals at the state tournament; by Cole Schroeder, he earned fourth place at 170, his record on the season was 41-3. Austin Brenner earned fourth place at 145, his record on the season was 35-4. Alex Kern earned fourth place at 120, his record on the season was 38-8.

BRAINERD WARRIORS
The Warriors defeated Central Lakes Conference rival Rocori 40-39 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8AAA duals. They split matches, seven a peice, it was actually tied 39-39, but Brainerd won on Criteria #8, most first points scored in the dual. The Warriors were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls in the semifinals 41-24. Braden Kramer and Andy Schlosser won both of their section dual matches. The Warriors had ten section 8AAA place winners, including two state qualifiers. Brad Patnode and Cole Kubesh both earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Andy Schlosser and Drew Robinson both earned third place and C. J. Wohl earned fourth place. Drew Breun and Max Boran both earned fifth place and Morgan Gibson and Braden Kramer both took sixth place.

ROCORI SPARTANS
The Spartans were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean conference rival 40-39 by Brainerd. They actually tied, but lost on the #8 criteria most first points scored. They split matches with seven each, but the first take downs they were out score on by two. The Spartans had a good Section 8AAA tourney with nine place winners, including three state qualifiers. Nick Warne, Ben Hoffman and Ryan Vigil all punched their tickets to the state tourney by earning second place. Gunnar Feldhege and Dalton Calfas both earned fourth place, James Mann and Zavier Grefe both earned fifth place, Cole Steil and Seth Miller both took sixth place. The Spartans earned one state medal; by Nick Warne, he earned fifth place at 145, he was 31-8 on the season.

SARTELL SABRES
The Sabres defeated Sauk Rapids in their preliminary dual of the Section 8AAA Duals 37-31. This dual wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match, it was a very intense dual between two very big rivals. The Sabres were defeated by the No. 7AAA ranked Willmar 42-34, in another dual where the final outcome wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match. Rylee Molitor, Nick Pelach, Jake Fernholz, Avery Startz and Hunter Haugeto all won both of their section dual matches. The Sabres had nine section place winners including one section champion; Rylee Molitor. Nick Pelach earned third place and his 60th career win and Tyler Snoberger earned third place. Cole Firbranz earned fourth place, Jake Fernholz, Tyler Hubert and Hunter Haugeto all earned fifth place and Sam Fernholz and Avery Startz both took sixth place. The Sabres earned one state tourney medal, by Rylee Molitor, he earned second place at 120, he was 39-2 on the season.

SAUK RAPIDS STORM
The Storm were defeated in the Section 8AAA preliminary dual by cross town rival Sartell 37-31. The outcome of this dual wasn’t determined till the heavy weight match. This was a very good between two huge rivals. The Storm had seven section place winners, including one section champion, Hunter Rajkowski. Zac Spohn and Luke Barringer both earned third place, Jared Spohn, Brady Vait and Tony Bemboom all earned fourth place and David Nelson took sixth place. The Storm earned one medal at the state tourney by: Hunter Rajkowski, he earned sixth place at 126, he was 30-11 on the season.

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS
The Cardinals were defeated in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals by AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls 39-27. The Cardinals had eight section place winners, including one state qualifier, Ben Bogart. He earned second place to punch his ticket to the state tourney. Blake Olhausen, Chandler Cole and Quinten Kluver-Longfellow all earned third place and Mitch Kremer earned fourth place. Tyler Kliendl and Deryk Neu both earned fifth place and Adam Johnson took sixth place. The Cardinals earned one medal at the state tourney by: Ben Borgart, he earned fourth at 126, he was 30-12 on the season.

ST. CLOUD APOLLO EAGLES
The Eagles were defeated in their preliminary dual of the Section 6AA Duals by Monticello 48-33. The Eagles did wrestle a very good dual as they won six matches in this dual. The Eagles had four section place winners, including one state qualifier. Peter Nelson earned second place, Alex Pachan earned third place, Brett Kirchner earned fourth place and Aiden Schiltz took sixth place. The Eagles earned one state tourney medal; by Peter Nelson, he earned second place at 138, his season record was 37-5.

FERGUS FALLS OTTERS
The Otters were defeated in their preliminary dual of the Section 8AA Duals by Thief River Falls 72-9. The Otter had three section place winners including one state qualifier, Seth Langbehn. Spencer Sikkink and Eric Tysdahl both earned fifth place.

WEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE

There are seventeen state qualifiers and four state place winners, including one state champion from the West Central Conference.

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONTEVIDEO UNITED
The United crew were defeated by AA Lean and Mean rival Quad County 35-25 in a very intense dual. The United crew had a good section 3AA tourney with ten place winners, including four state qualifiers. Bailey Eickhoff was a section champion, Peyton Mortenson, David Nelson and Donny Bothun all earned second place and their ticket to the state tourney. Trevin Johnson and Matt Henricksen both earned third place and Mason Hutt earned fourth place. Cole Bungarden and Colton Struxness both earned fifth place and Austin Schmitt took sixth place. The United Crew earned one state medal; by Bailey Eickhoff, he earned sixth place at 126, his season record was 33-7.

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS
The Falcons defeated Trinity of River Ridge 58-21 in their Section 5A Quarterfinal dual and in the Semifinals they topped Norwood Young America 41-29. IN the championship they cam up a little short, as they were defeated by the No. 7A ranked Sibley East 39-27 in a very good dual. The Falcons did win six of the fourteen matches in a very good dual performance. Rylan Molinaro, Shane Whitcomb, Cameron Whitcomb and Jacob Whitcomb won all three of their section dual matches. The Falcons had an awesome Section 4A Individual tournament with all fourteen placing, including five state qualifiers. Rylan Molinaro, Brennan Holien and Cameron Whitcomb all won section championships and Tanner Fester and Tanner Berghuis both earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tourney. The Falcons earned one state medal; by Rylan Molinaro, he earned sixth place at 126, his season record was 31-7.

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE
The coop defeated Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus in the Section 8AA quarterfinal dual 33-31. The outcome of this dual was determined at the heavy weight match, in a very intense performance. The coop was defeated by the No. 7AA ranked Perham 73-0, as Perham got on roll and everything went their way. The Coop had eight section 8AA place winners including one state qualifier. Jordan Winter won the section championship, Will Funk earned third place and Roberto Raya earned fourth place. Nate Loxtercamp earned fifth place, Jimmy Thomas, Brad Hellerman, Bryce Stalboerger and Sam Sjogren all took sixth place.

BENSON BRAVES
The Braves defeated Osakis in their Section 5A quarterfinal dual 33-32, the outcome wasn’t determined till the heavy weight match. They were defeated in the semifinals by the No. 6A ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 57-6. This dual despite the final score were several intense matches. Aaron Zosel and Mitch Koosman won both of their section dual matches. The Braves had eight section place winners including four state qualifiers, Grant Ascheman and Mitch Koosman both won section championships. Jared Knutson and Aaron Zosel both earned second place for their trips to the state tourney. Hunter Mondor, Adam Zosel, Dan Lenarz and Ross Grussing all earned fifth place. The Braves earned one medal at the state tourney by: Grant Ascheman earned fifth place at 145, his season record was 34-8.

MORRIS AREA/HANCOCK/CHOKIO-ALBERTA TIGERS
The Tigers defeated Fosston-Bagley in their Section 8AA preliminary dual 44-25 and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by the No. 8AA ranked Perham 68-6. Trenton Nelson and Chase Metzger won both of their section dual matches. The Tigers had six section 8AA place winners including one state qualifier, Jared Rohloff. He earned second place, Travis Ostby earned third place and Trenton Nelson and Toby Sayles earned fourth place. Chase Metzger earned fifth place and Gage Wevley took sixth place.

MINNEWASKA LAKERS
The Lakers were defeated in the Section 5A preliminary dual by Paynesville 51-23. The Lakers had Section 5A place winners, Mason Blair and Tyson Meyer earned fourth place. Weston Lardy and Spencer Winter both took sixth place.

BOLD WARRIORS
The Warriors defeated Madelia-Truman in their Section 3A preliminary dual 45-24 and they were defeated by the No. 1A ranked Minneota 66-6. Austin Tersteeg and Manual Garcia won both of their section dual matches. The Warriors had a good Section 3A tournament with seven place winners, including two state qualifiers. Manual Garcia won the section championship and Jake Rauenhorst earned second place. Austin Tersteeg earned third place and Zach Foesch earned fourth place. Drew Maher earned fifth place and Anthony Maher and Logan Nissen both took sixth place. The Warriors earned a state tourney medal. Manual Garia defended his state title at 220, his season record was 42-2.

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CONFERENCE

There are twenty three state qualifiers and six state place winners from Central Minnesota Conference. The Pierz Pioneers earned third place honor in the state dual tourney.

PIERZ PIONEERS
The Pioneers had three impressive wins over their Section 7A foes to earn the championship. In the quarterfinals they defeated Ogilvie 82-0 and in the semifinals they defeated Deer River 62-6. In the championship they defeated Class A Lean and Mean rival Aitkin 57-13. Austin Rudunz, Jake Andres, Brandon Tomala, Brandon Ortman, Andrew Tomala, Brett Kapsner, Teddy Dehler and David Skiba won all three section dual matches. The Pioneers had an awesome performance as they had all fourteen place at the Section 7A tournament, including eleven state qualifiers. Kolton Eischens, Brandon Ortman, Brett Kapsner, Teddy Dehler, Matt Kummet, Reese Kapsner and Jalen Jansen all won section championships. Andrew Tomala, Lane Girtz, David Skiba and Jake Andres all earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Brandon Tomala, Logan Lease and Austin Radunz all earned fourth place. The Pioneers had an impressive team performance in their quarterfinal dual, as they defeated the No. 5A seeded and Section 5A champions Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 44-22. In the semifinals they lost to the No. 1A seeded and Section 2A champions, Kenyon-Wanamingo 34-21. In the third place match, they had a very impressive performance, as they defeated the No. 2A seeded, Section 3A champions and defending champions Minneota 39-16. Brandon Ortman, Kolton Eischens, Lane Girtz, Brett Kapsner and Teddy Dehler all were 3-0 and Jake Andres went 2-1 in the state tourney dual matches. The Pioneers earned three Individual medals, as the Pioneers continued to impress. Kolton Eischens earned third place at 152, his season record was 44-3. Teddy Dehler earned fourth place at 220, his season record was 42-3. Brett Kapsner earned fifth place at 170, his season record was 22-6.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS
The Jaguars dropped their section 5A quarterfinal dual to Royalton/Upsala 36-27. They had a good Section 5A tournament with ten place winners, including four state qualifiers. Cody Schramel, Ben Thompson, Canon Swanson all won section championships and Tyler Bents earned second place to earn their trips to the state tourney. Adam Jaeger and Joe Reller both earned third place and Isaiah Gilbert and Trevor Kern both earned fourth place and Orien Reutzel took sixth place. The Jaguars had a great state tourney performance, as they earned three state tourney medals. Ben Thompson earned third at 195, his season record was 33-4. Cody Schramel earned sixth place at 152, his season record was 34-7. Canon Swanson earned sixth place at 106, his season record was 30-8.

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS EAGLES
The Eagles defeated their big rival in the quarterfinals of the Section 4A duals, Kimball Area 49-25. They dropped their semifinal dual to No. 7A ranked Sibley East 52-20. Everett Eken, Logan Donnay, Tyler Dockendorf and Phillip Carter all won both of their section dual meet matches. The Eagles had a very good Section 4A tournament with thirteen section place winners, including four state qualifiers. Tyler Dockendorf, Logan Donnay, John Salzl and Tyler Ludwig all earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tourney. Matt Schindler and Carter Phillip both earned third place, DeShawn Haag and Aaron Holmberg earned fourth place. Zach Nistler earned fifth place, Trevin Ludwig, Everett Eken, Tanner Cleland and Matt Utsch all took sixth place.

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs defeated Minnewaska Area 51-23 in the preliminary dual of the Section 5A duals. They dropped their quarterfinals to Class A Lean and Mean Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 53-28. Shawn Rue, Jared Veldkamp, Connor Meagher, Cameron Schmitz and Patrick Kranz all won both of the section dual matches. The Bulldogs had a good section 5A tournament with six place winners, including one state qualifier. Shawn Rue won the section championship, he also had his 50th Career Fall. Grant Ludwig and Alex Mages both earned third, Patrick Kranz earned fourth and Connor Meagher and Lucas Peterson both took sixth place.

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS
The Huskers defeated New London-Spicer in the Section 5A preliminary dual 37-24. In the quarterfinals they were defeated by the No. 6A ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 78-0. They had a good Section 5A tournament with seven section place winners, including one state qualifier. Tony Kierstead earned second place for his ticket to the state tourney, Walker Nienaber and Nolan Prokott both earned third place. Aaron Maleska and Brandon Skroch both earned fourth place, James Welle and Alex Lange both took sixth place.

KIMBALL CUBS
The Cubs were defeated in their Section 4A quarterfinal dual by rival Eden Valley-Waktins 49-25. They had a very good Section 4A eight place winners, including two state qualifiers. Brady Mehr and Zack Holtz both won section championships, Payton Schieflebein and Austin Hentges both earned third place. Joseph Donnay, Payton Hanan and Ben Zipoy all earned fourth place and Adam Theis earned fifth place.

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY/WINSTED LAKERS
The Lakers defeated Spectrum 36-35 in their Section 4A Preliminary dual and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by No. 7A ranked Sibley East 64-14. Harry Shannon, Skyler Darcus and Elijah Riemer all won both of their section dual matches. The Lakers had three Section 4A place winners, Elijah Riemer earned third place and Jacob MacDonald and Skylar Dacus both earned fifth place.

PARK REGION CONFERENCE

There are thirty state qualifiers and eleven state place winners from the Park Region Conference. The Knights of West Central Area earned sixth place in the state dual tournament.

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS
The Knights defeated Prairie Valley 72-12 in the quarterfinals of the Section 6A Duals and in the Semifinals they defeated Barnesville 63-16. In the championship their defeated Class A Lean and Mean Staples-Motley 42-27. Drake Swanson, Jake Nohre, Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin, Tyler Onstad, Jake Larkin and Buzz Miller won all three of their section dual matches. The Knights had a very good Section 6A tournament with eleven place winners, including six state qualifiers. Jake Nohre, Buzz Miller, Keaton Long, Tyler Onstad and Drake Swenson all won section championships and Kaden Spindler earned second place to earn their tickets to the state tourney. Jake Larkin and Sid Kamrath both earned third place, Alex Butcher earned fourth place, Kaleb Getz earned fifth place and Hunter Mickelson took sixth place. Congratulations to Drake Swenson on earning his 50th Fall of his career. The Knights were defeated in the quarterfinals by the No. 2A seed Section 3A champions Minneota 41-5. In the consolation semifinals they defeated the No. 7A ranked and Section 4A champions Sibley East 42-24. They were defeated in their fifth place dual by Section 1A champions Caledonia 36-20. Jake Nohre, Jake Larkin and Anthony “Buzz” Miller were 3-0 and Drake Swanson and Kaden Spindler were both 2-1 in the state dual matches. The Knights earned two state tourney individual medals, one by Kaden Spindler, he earned fourth place at 126, his season record was 36-11. Jake Nohre earned fifth place at 120, his season records 46-4.

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs had earned the No. 3 seed, but they were defeated by rival Thief River Falls 39-36 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8AA duals. The outcome of this wasn’t determined till the heavy weight match, in what was a very intense dual. The Bulldogs had a very Section 8AA tournament with ten place winners, including four state qualifiers. Sam Naddy, Ben Naddy and Daniel Ukkelberg all section championships and Coy Thorson earned second place to earned their tickets to the state tournament. Nate Hart earned third place, James Holen and Marc Hendricks both earned fourth place. Dylan Schleske, Joe Onstad and Ben Cole all earned fifth place. The Bulldogs earned three state tourney medals, one by Ben Naddy, he earned third place at 106. His record for the season was 40-1 for this sophomore. Sam Naddy earned sixth place at 138, he season record was 35-6. Coy Thorson earned sixth place at 152, he season records was 40-5.

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
The Wolves defeated Paynesville 53-28 in the quarterfinals of the Section 5A Duals and Royalton/Upsala 35-28 in a very intense dual. This dual wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match. In the semifinals the Wolves were defeated by the No. 6A ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 43-19. Noah Becker, Mason Gode, Miguel Ambriz and Dalton Butler won all three of their section dual matches. The Wolves had a good Section 5A tournament with twelve place winners, including three state qualifiers. Noah Becker won the section championship and Dalton Butler and Jadon Buntjer both earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Keegan Cavallero and Mason Gode both earned third place, Nicholas Middendorf and Austin Chyba both earned fourth place. Thomas Pesta, Hans Homquist and Dain Holmquist all earned fifth place and Miguel Ambriz and Jorge Botello both took sixth place. The Wolves earned one state tourney medal by: Noah Becker. He earned third place at 120, his season record was 40-1

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS
The Royals defeated Ortonville 56-12 in a preliminary dual of the Section 5A tournament and in the quarterfinals they defeated the No. 9A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 36-27, in the Royals best performance of the season. In the semifinals they were defeated by Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 35-28. This outcome of the dual, wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match. The Royals didn’t have quite the energy level they did in the BBE dual. Michael Petron, Brad Kroll and Jason Kasella won all three of their section dual matches. The Royals had a good Section 5A tournament with eight place winners, including five state qualifiers. Brad Kroll won the section championship, Jason Kasella, Michael Petron and Jackson Held all earned second place to earn their ticket to the state tournament. Lyle Zimmerman earned third place, Dalton Loudon and Sean Wensman both earned fifth place. The Royals earned one state tourney medal by: Brad Kroll, he earned fourth place at 160, his record on the season was 38-4.

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES
The Eagles defeated rival Border West in the quarterfinals of the Section 6A duals 42-30 and they were defeated by Class A Lean and Mean Staples-Motley 36-31, in what was a very good dual. The out come wasn’t determine till the heavy weight match. Matt Frost, Jake Erckenbrack, Sam Erckenbrack and Jesse Roberts won both of their section dual matches. The Eagles had a good Section 5A tournament with nine place winners, including two state qualifiers. Sam Erckenbrack won the section championship and Jett Saewert earned second place. Matt Frost and Jake Erckenbrack both earned third place and Dylan Fischer earned fourth place. Mason Friderichs and Charlie Fox both earned fifth place and Dan Frost and Johnny Flynn both took sixth place. The Eagles earned one state tourney medal by; Sam Erckenbrack, he earned fifth place at 195, his records was 38-3.

BERTHA HEWITT/VERNDALE RAIDERS
The Raiders were defeated in the Section 6A quarterfinals by Barnesville 43-23. The Raiders had an awesome Section 6A tournament with eight place winners, including six state qualifiers. Ethan Kimber, Zack Waln and Holt Truax all won section championships and Quinn Kern, Devin Dean and Charlie Nienaber all earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Ethan Orlando earned third place and Craig Orlando earned fifth place. Special Congratulations to Ethan Kimber, Zack Waln and Holt Turax all earned their 100th Career Win and Charlie Nienaber won his 75th Career Match at the section tournament.

OSAKIS SILVER STREAKS
The Silver Streaks were defeated by Benson 33-32 in the quarterfinals of the Section 5A duals. This a very good dual; as both teams won seven matches apiece. The Silver Streaks had a good Section 5A tournament with seven place winners, including two state qualifiers. Brendon Coyer won the section championship and Gage Zieske earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Triston Stoetzel and Colton Waldvogel both earned third place, Seth Johnson earned fourth place and Garrett Sunder and Nathan Kulzer both took sixth place. The Silver Streaks earned one state tourney medal by: Brendon Coyer, he earned fourth place at 138, his record was 37-7.

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS
The Warriors were defeated in the quarterfinals of the Section 8A Duals by Class A Lean and Mean Park Rapids 54-20. The Warriors had a good Section 8A tournament with nine place winners, including one state qualifier. Tom Tellers earned second place, Ben Johnson and Toby Hintzman both earned third place. Isaac Tellers and Austin Bacon both earned fifth place and Drew Hendrickson, Craig Isaacson and Jared Seibert all took sixth place. The Warriors earned one state tourney medal by: Tom Tellers, he earned second place at 145, his record was 37-6.

WADENA-DEER CREEK WOLVERINES
The Wolverines defeated Pelican Rapids 52-25 in the Section 6A preliminary dual and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by Class A Lean and Mean rival Staples-Motley 50-22. Chase Godel, Steven Erkenbrack, Logan Wegscheid and Carter Wright all won both of their section dual matches. The Wolverines had a good Section 6A tournament with nine place winners. Chase Godel earned third place, Mason Snyder and Logan Wegscheid both earned fourth place. Carter Wright, Blaine Snyder and Tyler Wheeler all earned fifth place and Jayson Young, Colton Knudson and Steven Erkenbrack all took sixth place.

PRAIRIE VALLEY KNIGHT HAWKS
The Knight Hawks defeated Breckenridge 42-34 in a preliminary dual of the Section 6A duals and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by No. 8A ranked West Central Area 72-12. Mason Schroeder and Josh McKeown won both of their section dual matches. The Knight Hawks had six Section 6A place winners, including one state qualifier. Josh McKeown earned second place, Tom Leesburg and Preston Yohnke both earned fourth place. Levi Line earned fifth place and Trevor Arecneau and Carter Rokes both took sixth place. The Knight Hawks earned one state tourney medal by: Josh McKeown, he earned third place at 182, his record was 38-5.

GREAT RIVER CONFERENCE

There were eleven state qualifiers and two state placer, including a state champion from the Great River Conference.

AITKIN GOBBLERS
The Gobblers defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Nevis 70-4 in the quarterfinals of the Section 7A Duals. In the semifinals they defeated Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 44-15 and in the championship they were defeated by the No. 4A ranked Pierz 57-13. Jerod Novak, Silas Berg and Noah Landrus won all three of their section dual matches. The Gobblers had a very good Section 7A tournament with thirteen place winners, including eight state qualifiers. Tyler Bare, Noah Landrus and Kyle Lynn all won section championships, Michael Roth, Kenny Hesse, Jerod Novak , Jake Pederson and Silas Berg all earned second place and their ticket to the state tourney. Bryce Haugly and Cain Owens earned third place, Matt Vogtlin and Bo Workman both earned fourth place and Jack Gravelle took sixth place. The Gobblers earned two state tourney medals by a pair seniors. Noah Landrus won the state championship at 160, his season record was 43-1 and Jarod Novak, he earned second place at 152, his career record was 37-7.

CLOQUET-ESKO LUMBERJACKS
The Lumberjacks defeated Proctor 73-0 in the Section 7AA Preliminary dual, they were defeated by Hibbing in a very close dual 36-32 in the quarterfinals. They spit the matches, winning seven against Hibbing. Zach Wehr, Tate Olson, Daniel Stevens, Mitchell Borchardt, Evan Pokornowski, Dylan Lauer and Devin Reynolds all won both of their section dual matches. The Lumberjacks had a good Section 7AA tournament with nine place winners, including two state qualifiers. Conner Denman and Tate Olson both earned second place for their tickets for the state tourney. Mitchell Borchardt and Evan Pokornawski both earned third place, Casey Kulas and Griffin Fjeld both earned fourth place. Justin Jones, Daniel Stevens and Devin Reynolds all earned fifth place.

MILLE LACS RAIDERS
The Raiders were defeated in the Section 7A quarterfinals by Deer River 38-36. The Raiders had a good Section 7A tournament with ten place winners. Sam Virnig and Macen Haggberg both earned third place, Dain Schultz, Joe Carlson, Hunter Sumner, Reese Peterson and Austin Stark all earned fifth place. Chris Faust, Trevyn Milton and Tegan Haggberg all took sixth place.

RUSH CITY/BRAHAM TIGERS
The Tigers were defeated in their Section 7AA Preliminary dual by Chisago Lakes 47-18. They had eight Section 7AA place winners. Dalton Mielke earned third place, Jacob Lindgren earned fourth place and Jesse Anderson earned fifth place. Erik Eskuri, Dylan Mielke, Jayden Prill, Dylan Martin and Hunter Hermanson all took sixth place.

OGILVIE LIONS
The Lions advanced to the Section 7A quarterfinals by way of a forfeit by Nashwauk-Keewatin. They were defeated by the No. 4A ranked team Pierz 82-0. They had six Section 7A place winners, including; Braden Ryan earned third place and Matthew Warren earned fourth place. Gage Peterson earned fifth place and Ethan Warren, Brandon Hill and Robby Hawkins all took sixth place.

PINE CITY/HINCKLEY-FINLAYSON JAGUARS
They Jaguars defeated Virginia in their Section 7AA preliminary dual 42-28 and in the quarterfinals they were defeated by AA Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 69-9. Dakota Neid won both of his section dual matches. The Jaguars had four Section 7AA place winners, including one state qualifier. Beau Hunter won the section championship, Marcus Scarbrough earned third place, Brody Pantlin earned fourth place and Dakotah Neid earned fifth place.

AT LARGE TEAMS

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS
The Dragons defeated Big Lake 46-12 in the Section 6AA Quarterfinals and in the semifinals in a very close dual; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Delano 36-30. The Dragons won eight matches in the semifinal dual. In the championship they were defeated by the No. 5AA ranked Foley 29-19. They were tied at 16-16 after 170, but fell a little short. The Dragons won six matches in the championship dual, Sam Tibbits, Derek Fruetel, Logan Nelson and Connor Hoff won all three of their section dual matches. The Dragons had a good Section 6AA tournament with nine place winners, including four section place winners. Connor Hoff and Logan Nelson both won section championships and Sam Tibbits and Afton Kaping both earned second place for their tickets to the state. Erza Kaping and Derek Fuetel both earned third place and Kal Jackman earned fourth place. Tristan Revering and Chase Liestman both earned fifth place. Derek Fruetel won his 100th career match at the individual section tournament. The Dragons earned one state medal by; Connor Hoff, he earned fifth place at 160, his season record was 39-3.

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING
The Lightning defeated Monticello in the Section 6AA Quarterfinals 61-6, but they came up short in the semifinals. They were defeated by No. 5AA ranked Foley 33-15. Quinn Young, Tanner Vassar, Nate Carlson and Trae Bedford won both of their section dual matches. The Lightning had a good Section 6AA tournament with eleven place winners, including five state qualifiers. Quinn Young and Tanner Vassar won section championships, Nate Carlson, Cory Schmidt and Trae Bedford all earned second place and their tickets to the state. Hunter Malacheck earned third place, Hunter Manka and Reed Rasset earned fourth place. Austin Hurrle earned fifth place and Jonah Hayes and Holden Young took sixth place. Hunter Manka earned his 50th Career win at the individual section. The Lightning earned three state tourney medals with as three earned fourth place. Quinn Young earned fourth place at 120, his season record was 38-6. Tanner Vassar earned fourth place at 132, his season record was 38-8. Trae Bedford earned fourth place at 160, his season record was 22-7.

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS
The Lumberjacks defeated Detroit Lakes 53-21 in the quarterfinals of the Section 8AA duals. In the semifinals, they defeated Thief River Falls 47-17, they won nine matches. In the championship they were defeated by No. 8AA ranked Perham 34-25, the Lumberjacks won six matches in the championship. Indi Ferris, Gannon Strain and Wyatt Yoemans won all three of their section dual matches. The Lumberjacks had a very good Section 8AA tournament with eleven place winners, including three state qualifiers. Gannon Strain and Indi Farris both won section championships and Wyatt Yoemans earned second place to earn their ticket to the state tourney. Brody Wilander, Hunter Schoenborn, Nick Peterson and Chance Hindrichs all earned third place. Parker Beyer and Jon Solum both earned fourth place, Owen Lucas earned fifth lace and Joe Hudson took sixth place. The Lumberjacks earned one state tourney medal by: Wyatt Yoemans, he earned fourth place at 220, his season record was 36-10.

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS
The Royals defeated Tri-City United 50-17 in the Section 2AA Quarterfinals and they fell just short in a very good dual in the semifinals. They were defeated by AA Lean and Mean Hutchinson 30-29. They won eight matches in the semifinals, but gave up a few too many bonus points. Carter Entinger, Kendall Knowlan, Jordan Peterson and Zac Neaton won both of their section dual matches. The Royals had a good Section 2AA tournament with ten place winners, including two state qualifiers. Carter Entinger and Bryce Kallenbach both earned second place and their tickets to the state. Troy Scheuble, Cory Jobe and Zac Neaton all earned third place, Kendal Nowlan and Jesse Heck both earned fourth place. Kevin Burns and Adam Sweeney both earned fifth place and Jordan Peterson took sixth place. The Royals earned one state tourney medal by; Bryce Kallenbach, he earned fifth place at 195, his season record was 36-7

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints defeated Holdingford in the Section 5A quarterfinals 78-0 and in the semifinals they defeated their rival Benson 57-6. They defeated Class A Lean and Mean Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 43-19 in the championship. The Fighting Saints won nine matches in the championship. Jared Carlson, Caleb Collins, Derek Krieger, Wyatt Jones, Brandin Dahl, Israel Rodriguez, Karter VanHeuveln and Colton Kinney won all three of their section dual matches. The Fighting Saints had a very good Section 5A tourney with all fourteen placing, including six state qualifiers. Karter VanHeuveln, Colton Kinney, Dylan Rudningen and Israel Rodriquez all won section championships and Will Magaard and Brandin Dahl both earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tourney. Derek Krieger, Nathan Torkelson, Jonathan Tostenson and Jared Carlson all earned third place. David Gordon earned fourth place and Wyatt Jones, Caleb Collins and Jacobs Carlson all earned fifth place. The Fighting Saints earned one state tourney medal by: Karter VanHeuveln, he earned second place at 220, his season record was 38-5.

QUAD COUNTY STING
The Sting defeated their big rival in the Section 3AA Quarterfinals, Dawson-Boyd-LQPV-Montevideo 35-25. They won nine matches in the quarterfinal dual. In the semifinals they were defeated by AA Lean and Mean Worthington 28-24, in a very close dual. The Sting won seven matches in the semifinals. The dual was in doubt until the heavy weight match. The Sting had a good section 3AA tournament with ten place winners, including four state qualifiers. Kirby Winson, Ethan Thein and Hayden Johnson all won section championships and Ayden Friese earned second place for their tickets to the state. Brian Bratsch earned fourth place, Miles Kattevold earned fifth place and Ethan Beckler and Cole Hatch both took sixth place.

MOORHEAD SPUDS
The Spuds were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean rival St. Cloud Tech in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals 40-26. They had a good Section 8AAA tournament with eight place winners, including four state qualifiers. Brody Jerome, Sam and JoeGrove all won section championships and Wyatt Hanson earned second place for their tickets to the state. Riley Schock and Jack Lien both earned third place, Mohamed Abdi earned fourth place and Payton Horstad earned fifth place. Congratulations to Brody Jerome on winning his 100th Career Match at the section tourney. The Spuds earned one state tourney medal by; Sam Grove, he earned second place at 195, his season record was 40-3.

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW
The Road Crew in the Section 8AA preliminary dual defeated East Grand Forks/Sacred Heart 75-6. In the quarterfinals they were defeated by Sauk Centre/Melrose 33-31. In the quarterfinals, both teams won seven matches. The outcome was determined at heavyweight, that match went into over time. Spencer Richards, Evan Gravdahl, Nathaniel Adkins, Tucker Cain, Justin Neumann, Joe Harrison and Addi Harrington all won both of their section dual matches. The Road Crew had a good Section 8AA tournament with eight place winners, including three state qualifiers. Joe Harrison, Nate Adkins and Spencer Richards all won section championships and their tickets to the state tournament. Addi Harrington earned third place, Evan Gravdahl and Peter Koering both earned fifth place and Tucker Cain and Justin Neumann both took sixth place. The Road Crew earned two state tourney medals by a pair of seniors. Joe Harrison earned fourth place at 195, his season record was 41-4. Nate Adkins earned fifth place at 145, his season record was 43-3.

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS
The Cardinals defeated Wadena-Deer Creek in the Section 6A Quarterfinal dual 50-22 and in the semifinals they defeated New York Mills in a very close dual 36-31. They did win eight matches in the semifinals, but the outcome of the dual wasn’t decided till the heavy weight match. In the championship they came up a little short, as they were defeated by No. 8A ranked West Central Area 42-27. The Cardinals won six matches in the championship dual. Spencer Miller, Eric Lisson, Alex Erpelding, Jeremy Miller and Kyle Serich won all three of their section duals. The Cardinals had a very good section 6A tournament with thirteen place winners, including five state qualifiers. Alex Erpelding, Eric Lisson and Spencer Miller all won section championships and Jeremy Miller and Owen Bjerga both earned second place and their tickets to the state tourney. Blayne Dumprope and Dalton Holmberg both earned third place and Jasiah Paskewitz and Kyle Serich both earned fourth place. Matt Miller, Shaine Guggenberger and Nathan Rodrigues all earned fifth place and Jacob Benson took sixth place. The Cardinals earned a pair of state tourney medals by two juniors. Alex Erpelding earned second place at 160, his season record was 40-3. Eric Lisson earned fifth place at 126, his season record was 34-8.

ELK RIVER ELKS
The Elks were defeated in their Section 7AAA Quarterfinal dual by No. 11AAA ranked St. Francis 46-30. They had a good Section 7AAA tournament with nine place winners, including four state qualifiers. Brendan Simmonds was section champion and Sam Gibas, Ben Gibas and Anthony Meister all earned second place and their tickets to the state tourney. Kyle Ziemer earned third place, Brandon Kidd, Casey Schilz both earned fourth place and Stoyan Glankov and and Cullin Kruse took sixth place. The Elks had two wrestlers earn medals at the state tourney. Sam Gibas earned fourth place at 152, his season record was 38-7. Brendan Simmonds earned fifth place at 220, his season record was 25-12.

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE PANTHERS
The Panthers defeated WEM/JWP in their Section 2AA Preliminary dual 32-31, on the first criteria. As the dual was tied after the heavyweight match at 31-31. The Panthers won eight matches. They were defeated by the No. 4AA ranked Waconia 61-6 in the quarterfinals of the Section 2AA Duals. Tristan Weber and Peyton Sell won both of their section dual matches. The Panthers had five Section 2AA place winners, including one state qualifier. Aaron Donnay earned second place, Tristan Weber and Alex Mielke both earned fourth place and Peyton Sell and Dalton Kosek both took sixth place.

DASSEL COKATO CHARGERS
The Chargers defeated Becker in their Section 6AA Preliminary dual 34-25. In the Section 6AA quarterfinals they were defeated by the No. 5AA ranked Foley 49-9. Prestin Bradley, Jacob Schmitz and Gaven Gilman won both of their section dual matches. The Chargers had five Section 6AA place winners, including two state qualifiers. Prestin Bradley and Gaven Gillman both earned second place for their tickets to the state. Jareth Hoememann and Logan Polzin both earned third place and Jacob Schmitz took sixth place. The Chargers earned one state tourney medal, by: preston Bradley, he earned fourth place at 113, his season record was 36-6.

BORDER WEST BUCCANEERS
The Buccaneers were defeated in their Section 6A Quarterfinal dual by New York Mills 42-30. They had a good section 6A tournament with nine place winners, including two state qualifiers. Tracer Lee won the section championship and Carter Behrens earned second place for their tickets to the state tourney. Jacob Hasbargen and Eric Schwagel both earned third place and Mason Zimmel earned fourth place. Dylan Menge and Dakota Andrews both earned fifth place and Jason Martinez and Aaron Sterling both took sixth place.

NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS
The Wildcats were defeated in the Section 5A Preliminary Dual by Holdingford 37-34. They had four Section 5A place winners, including two state qualifiers. Thomas Stageberg was section championship and Josh Soine earned second place. Sam Stageberg earned fourth place and Max Firkins earned fifth place. The Wildcats earned one medal by Tom Stageberg, he won the state championship at 132, his season record was 34-1.

ROCKFORD ROCKETS
The Rockets were defeated in their Section 6AA Preliminary dual by Albany 63-9. They had three Section 6AA place winners, Brad Scriber, Cory Weber and Colton Weber all took sixth place.

ORTONVILLE TROJANS
The Trojans were defeated in their Section 5A Preliminary dual by Royalton/Upsala 56-12. Elijah Cloos won his 60th Career match in their section dual. They had three Section 5A place winners; Elijah Cloos earned fourth place and Tristan Eastman and Cody Bedore both took sixth place.

BRECKENRIDGE COWBOYS
The Cowboys were defeated in their Section 6A Preliminary Dual by Prairie Valley 43-34. They had four section 6A place winners, including one state qualifier, Treyton Hought. He earned second place, Keegan Ruddy and Tyler Vold both earned third place and Mason Meyer took sixth place. The Cowboys earned a state tourney medal, by Treyton Hought, he earned sixth place at 170, his record on the season was 32-9.

CROSBY- IRONTON RANGERS
The Rangers were defeated in their Section 7A Preliminary dual by Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 66-6. They had six place winners at the Section 7A tournament, AdamChristopher earned third place, Gabe Ryappy earned fourth place, Nate Williams, Taylor Eigenheer and Kyle Blazek all earned fifth place.

Roger Mischke
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