The Guillotine 2011 Academic All-State Wrestlers

The 2011 edition of The Guillotine Academic All-State honorees features thirty-two* first-team members, thirty second-team members, thirty third-team members, and twenty-three honorable mention wrestlers.

Wrestlers were submitted on nomination forms signed by a coach and school administrator verifying their current GPA (minimum of 3.0), number of current season varsity matches wrestled (minimum of fifteen), current season win percentage (minimum of 60%) and grade (junior or senior).

Points were tallied according to current varsity wins, current state tournament placement, and cumulative high school GPA. Each of the first team wrestlers receives two certificates and a letter of recognition.

This year’s top Academic All-State wrestler spot goes to junior Scott West wrestler Michael Kroells. Michael capped his high school career with the Class AA 215-pound state title, a perfect 47-0 record, and a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Not far behind Kroells is senior Jordan Kingsley of Apple Valley and senior Sebastian Gardner of Monticello.

Everyone on the first team placed fourth or higher at state this year, including fourteen champions and seven runners-up. First-team members have an average season win percentage of 94%, an average of just over forty-one season wins, and an average GPA of 3.82.

Six nominees had a perfect 4.0 GPA: Kroells of Scott West, Zack Gawboy of Maple Grove, Cory Hansen of Albert Lea Area, Adam Jackson of Rosemount, Charlie Leighton of Trinity at River Ridge, and Mark Volker of Cambridge-Isanti.

Five nominees finished as undefeated 2011 state champions and all five made our first or second team: Kroells of Scott West, Curt Maas of Medford, Destin McCauley of Apple Valley, Tyler Mergen of Monticello, and Clint Poster of Pierz.

Repeat Guillotine first-team members are Jacoby Bergeron of Thief River Falls/Goodridge, Garret Garness of Kasson-Mantorville, Jordan Kingsley of Apple Valley, Tyler Mergen of Monticello, Clint Poster of Pierz, and Hayden Zillmer of Crosby-Ironton.

Apple Valley had the most first, second, and third-team members with five. New London-Spicer was next with four.

Six teams had three first, second, and third-team members: Cambridge-Isanti, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, Hastings, Maple Grove, Minneota, and Plainview-Elgin-Millville.

Congratulations to all nominees and thanks to the coaches, administrators, and parents for helping The Guillotine recognize some of Minnesota’s finest student-athletes.

The 2011 Guillotine Academic All-State wrestlers were first published in the May 20th issue of The Guillotine Newsmagazine

*Two wrestlers, Oakley McLain and Mitchel Lexvold, both of Kenyon-Wanamingo, have been included after newspaper publication who were mistakenly omitted by The Guillotine.


First Team

Michael Kroells, 215 lbs.
Scott West, 11th
Michael won the Class AA title this year at 215 pounds. He was runner-up at 189-pounds as a sophomore. Michael also placed sixth at 189 pounds as a freshman. Michael finished his season undefeated with 47 wins. His current career record is 133-28. Michael’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include 2011 MWCA Academic All-State, 2009 Clash All-Tournament Team, 2010 Belle Plaine HS ExCEL Award Nominee, wrestling captain, 2010 Christmas Tournament champion, 2010 Rumble on the Red champion, 2010 football captain, all-conference football two years, and student council. Future plans are to wrestle at a Division I school and major in math and science. Michael’s parents are Lori Kroells, Larry Kroells and Laura Cunningham and his coaches are Darren Ripley and Jerold Stauffacher.

Jordan Kingsley, 112 lbs.
Apple Valley, 12th
Jordan is a two-time state entrant winning the 112-pound Class AAA title this year. He placed third at 103 pounds as a junior. Jordan had a season record of 45-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 136-13 (91.3 win %). Jordan’s GPA is 3.91. Honors and achievements include two-time All-Academic Section, two-time MWCA All-Academic, Cadet Freestyle All-American, Junior Freestyle All-American, and 2010 Guillotine Academic All-State. Future plans are to attend the University of Minnesota to wrestle and also major in pharmacy. Jordan’s parents are Roger and Sheila and his coach is Jim Jackson.

Sebastian Gardner, 171 lbs.
Monticello, 12th
Sebastian is a two-time state entrant winning the Class AA title this year. He placed second at 171 pounds as a junior. Sebastian had an impressive season record of 44-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 127-31. Sebastian’s GPA is 3.89. Honors and achievements include two-year captain, MWCA All-Academic, Kare 11 Academic All-Star, January 2011 Monticello Rotary Student of the Month, and 9th-11th All-Conference Academics. Future plans are to attend Concordia to wrestle and major in biology. Sebastian’s parents are Jeffrey and Sally and his coach is Andy Zigan.

Jacob Braaten, 112 lbs.
Minnewaska Area, 12th
Jacob won the Class A title this year at 112 pounds. He is a two-time state entrant. Jacob had a season record of 39-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 111-32. Jacob’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include ten tournament championships, three-time all-conference, two-time West Central Conference South champion, and a two-time all-state nominee for soccer. Jacob is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend UW-Superior and play soccer. Jacob’s parents are Lee and Donna and his coach is Wes Tessman.

Tyler Mergen, 152 lbs.
Monticello, 12th
Tyler is a two-time state champion. He won the 152-pound Class AA title this year and the 145-pound title as a junior. Tyler finished his season undefeated with 46 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 176-17 (91.2 win %). Tyler’s GPA is 3.81. Honors and achievements include four-time Mississippi 8 All-Conference, three-time Monticello Most Valuable Wrestler, FloNationals All-American, 2010 Guillotine Academic All-State, and three-time Mental Aerobics Wrestling Tournament champion. Tyler is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend school and wrestle for the U.S. Air Force Academy. Tyler’s parents are Paula and David and his coach is Andy Zigan.

Clint Poster, 140 lbs.
Pierz, 12th
Clint is a two-time state champion and a four-time placewinner. He won the 140-pound Class A title this year and the 103-pound title as an eighth-grader. Clint also placed third at 135 pounds as a junior and sixth at 112 pounds as a freshman. Clint finished his season undefeated with 44 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 225-27. Clint’s GPA is 3.76. Honors and achievements include Pierz record holder for wins (225) and pins (124), four-time team MVP, 2010 Guillotine Academic All-State, and Pierz AAA winner (Arts, Academics, Athletics). Future plans are to attend St. Cloud State while wrestling and majoring in physical education. Clint’s parents are Kevin and Karen and his coach is Simon Waltman.

Adam Jackson, 152 lbs.
Rosemount, 11th
Adam was the Class AAA 152-pound runner-up this year. It was his first state tournament appearance. Adam had a season record of 38-3 (all losses to Destin McCauley). His current career record is 73-17. Adam’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include acceptance into the West Point Academy Summer Leadership Program; all-conference in wrestling; team MVP, Academic Achiever, and Hardest Worker Awards; “Iron Man” winner at Concordia Team Camp; Spanish Honor Society; Honors Ranking #1 out of 565. Adam is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college. Adam’s parents are Joel and Nikki and his coach is Brett Larson.

Garret Garness, 135 lbs.
Kasson-Mantorville, 12th
Garret is a three-time state finalist. He won the 103-pound Class AA title as an eighth-grader. Garret was runner-up at 130 pounds as a junior and at 125 pounds as a sophomore. He also placed third at 135 pounds this season. Garret had a season record of 48-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 221-35. Garret’s GPA is 3.99. Honors and achievements include team career wins leader, three-time captain, 101 career pins, two-time MWCA Academic All-State, 2010 first team Guillotine Academic All-State, student council, D.A.R.E. Role Model, and LINK Crew Leader (school-based organization). Garret is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend Ohio University in the fall majoring in sports administration while participating on the wrestling team. Garret’s parents are Ken and Ginny and his coach is Jon Buchanan.

Curt Maas, 145 lbs.
Medford, 11th
Curt is a two-time state champion, a three-time finalist, and a four-time state entrant. He won the 145-pound Class A title this year and the 135-pound title as a sophomore. Curt was runner-up at 125 pounds as a freshman. Curt finished his season undefeated with 37 wins. His current career record is 149-23. Curt’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include 2010 NHSCA Sophomore National Championships runner-up, four-time all-conference, and team captain. Future plans are to attend a four-year university and wrestle. Curt’s parents are Daniel and Stacy and his coach is Dennis Whitman.

Brett Pfarr, 152 lbs.
LeSueur-Henderson, 11th
Brett is a two-time state finalist, a three-time placer, and a four-time state entrant. He was the Class A 152-pound runner-up this year as a junior and the 140-pound runner-up as a sophomore. He also placed sixth at 119 pounds as a freshman. Brett had an impressive season record of 42-1. His current career record is 157-36. Brett’s GPA is 3.92. Honors and achievements include MWCA Academic All-State, 2011 NHSCA Junior National Championships runner-up, 2010 NHSCA Sophomore National Championships 4th place, and 2010 Fargo Cadet Freestyle All-American (3rd). Future plans are to wrestle in college. Brett’s parents are David and Robyn and his coach is Scott Wilson.

Stephen Erlandson, 160 lbs.
Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah, 11th
Stephen is a two-time state finalist and a three-time placer. He was the Class A 160-pound runner-up this year as a junior and the 160-pound runner-up as a sophomore. He also placed sixth at 152 pounds as a sophomore. Stephen had an impressive season record of 38-2. His current career record is 136-25. Stephen’s GPA is 3.95. Honors and achievements include two-time Heart of Lakes Conference champion, student council, two-time all-conference in football, HOL Conference MVP in football, and all-state honorable mention in football. Stephen is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college, major in physical therapy, and minor in coaching. Stephen’s parents are Eric and Patti and his coach is Pat Vold.

Klinton VanHeuveln, 130 lbs.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th
Klinton was the Class A 130-pound runner-up this year. He is a two-time state entrant. Klinton had a season record of 38-6. He ended his high school career with a record of 160-67. Klinton’s GPA is 3.95. Honors and achievements include team captain, member of the 2008 and 2009 MWCA Academic state championship team, 103 career falls, and team Most Valuable Wrestler for 2011. Klinton is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend Ridgewater College and wrestle. Klinton’s parents are Kim and Kevin and his coach is Wes Haglund.

Oakley McLain, 125 lbs.
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th
Oakley is a two-time state entrant, winning the 125-pound Class A title this year. He placed fourth at 112 pounds as a freshman. Oakley had a season record of 41-5. His current career record is 135-19. Oakley’s GPA is 3.69. Honors and achievements include three-time HVL All-Conference and 2011 MWCA Academic All-State. Future plans are to work toward winning a second state title and look at college options following high school. Oakley’s parents are Heather Majerus and Rob McLain and his coach is Matt Ryan.

Jamie Holt, 140 lbs.
Albany, 12th
Jamie is a three-time state entrant placing second at 140 pounds this year in Class AA. Jamie had a season record of 31-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 133-30. Jamie’s GPA is 3.98. Honors and achievements include four-time state team participant in cross country, school’s AAA Award winner, all-conference in cross country and track, six-year letter winner in wrestling, currently #1 in class, MN Heartland Economics Challenge state level participant, and top 10% placer at St. Cloud State math contest (10th grade). Future plans are to attend college to pursue a career in computer science or computer engineering. Possible schools include U of Wisconsin, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and the University of Southern California. Jamie’s parents are Robin and Kim and his coach is Caleb Watson.

Adam Josephson, 189 lbs.
Minneota, 11th
Adam is a three-time state entrant placing third at 189 pounds this year in Class A. Adam had a season record of 43-6. His current career record is 113-39. Adam’s GPA is 3.96. Honors and achievements include 2010 USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle National Championships runner-up, member of the 2010 Minnesota Storm Cadet freestyle and Greco-Roman National Duals national championship teams, Clash National Duals Scholar Athlete, MWCA Academic All-State, 2009 state champions of Class A football, 2010 and 2011 football captain, and student council vice president. Adam is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle or play football at a four-year college. Adam’s parents are Roberta and Scott and his coach is Joel Skillings.

Josh VanOverbeke, Hwt
Minneota, 11th
Josh is a two-time state entrant placing third at heavyweight this year in Class A. Josh had a season record of 45-3. His current career record is 107-33. Josh’s GPA is 3.93. Honors and achievements include two-time all-conference, two-time academic all-conference, captain for next season, 2009 state champions of Class A football, all-conference academic team for football, and named football captain for next season Josh’s parents are Mark and Cathy and his coach is Joel Skillings.

Dustin Dylla, 140 lbs.
United South Central, 12th
Dustin was the Class A 140-pound runner-up this year. It was his first state tournament appearance. Dustin had an impressive season record of 36-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 142-45. Dustin’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include four-time all-conference, four-time academic all-conference, two-time team Hardest Worker Award, team MVP, all-conference in baseball, all-conference honorable mention in football. Dustin is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend and wrestle at South Dakota State and major in civil or ag engineering. Dustin’s parents are Dan and Janet and his coach is Marcus Eytcheson.

Brandon Kingsley, 140 lbs.
Apple Valley, 11th
Brandon is a three-time state champion. He won the 140-pound Class AAA title this year, the 135-pound title as a sophomore, and the 125-pound title as a freshman. Brandon had an impressive season record of 46-2. His current career record is 169-6 (96.6 win %). Brandon’s GPA is 3.57. Honors and achievements include 2011 MWCA Academic All-State, three-time all conference academic team, two-time Clash all-tournament team, and two-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Minnesota and become a chiropractor. Brandon’s parents are Roger and Sheila and his coach is Jim Jackson.

Mitchel Lexvold, 119 lbs.
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th
Mitchel is a four-time state entrant winning the 119-pound Class A title this year. He placed second at 112 pounds as a sophomore and sixth at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Mitchel had a season record of 42-4. His current career record is 166-22. Mitchel’s GPA is 3.61. Honors and achievements include four-time HVL All-Conference and 2011 MWCA Academic All-State. Future plans are to work toward winning a second state title and look at college options following high school. Mitchel’s parents are Wayne and Donna and his coach is Matt Ryan.

Mitchell Elmer, 215 lbs.
Stillwater Area, 12th
Mitchell is a two-time state entrant placing third at 215 pounds this year in Class AAA. Mitchell had a season record of 43-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 79-16. Mitchell’s GPA is 3.86. Honors and achievements include all-conference, team captain, school record for most wins in a season (43), 2010 Guillotine Academic All-State, football captain and all-conference, track and field team captain. Future plans are getting a degree in math and computer science. Mitchell’s parents are Mark and Sue and his coach is Rich Keller.

Matt Nelson, 130 lbs.
Big Lake, 12th
Matt is a state champion, a four-time finalist, and a five-time placewinner. He won the 130-pound Class AA title this year. Matt was runner-up at 125 pounds as a junior, at 119 pounds as a sophomore, and at 103 pounds as a freshman. He also placed third at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Matt had an impressive season record of 40-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 208-31. Matt’s GPA is 3.59. Honors and achievements include two-time academic all-state, 2010 USA Wrestling folkstyle and freestyle All-American, 2010 FloNationals All-American, and 2011 Mississippi 8 Conference All-Academic. Future plans are to wrestle for St. Cloud State and major in chemistry. Matt’s parents are Dave and Gina and his coach is Loren Holthaus.

Tony Morrow, 119 lbs.
Kasson-Mantorville, 12th
Tony is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AA 119-pound runner-up this year. He placed fourth at 103 pounds as a sophomore. Tony had a season record of 42-7. He ended his high school career with a record of 108-21. Tony’s GPA is 3.76. Honors and achievements include 2009 MN Christmas Tournament runner-up, 2010 MN Christmas Tournament third place, 2010 Clash 6-0 Club, two-time team scholar-athlete, 2009 team most improved, and 2009 team hardest worker. Tony is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Minnesota and major in computer science or engineering. Tony’s parents are Todd and Tracy and his coach is Jon Buchanan.

Alex Cooling, 160 lbs.
Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther, 12th
Alex is a three-time state entrant winning the 160-pound Class A title this year. He placed fifth at 145 pounds as a junior. Alex had an impressive season record of 35-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 128-46. Alex’s GPA is 3.63. Honors and achievements include KNUJ Co-Wrestler of the Year, New Ulm Journal All-Area Wrestler of the Year, KEYC Prep Athlete of the Week, Team MVP, two-time Valley All-Conference, and three-year team captain. Future plans are joining the National Guard and pursuing law enforcement at Alexandria Technical and Community College. Alex’s parents are Mark and Kim and his coach is Darren Gifferson.

Jacoby Bergeron, 119 lbs.
Thief River Falls/Goodridge, 12th
Jacoby is a three-time state placer winning the Class AA 103-pound title as a sophomore. He placed fourth at 119 pounds this season and fifth at 112 pounds as a junior. Jacoby had a season record of 46-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 147-11 (93 win %). Jacoby’s GPA is 3.97. Honors and achievements include seven-time USA Wrestling All-American, five-time Team MN/USA Wrestler, 2009 Western Junior Regional champion, 2010 Junior Greco-Roman state champion, and 2010 Northern Plains freestyle champion. Jacoby is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are wrestling at Concordia and studying something in the medical field. Jacoby’s parents are Dale and Coleen and his coach is Kenny Geiser.

Zach Rohr, 145 lbs.
Hastings, 12th
Zach is a one-time state champion and a five-time placewinner. He won the 145-pound Class AAA title this year and placed second at 140-pounds as a junior. Zach also placed fourth at 135 pounds as a sophomore, fifth at 112 pounds as a freshman, and sixth at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Zach had a season record of 38-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 176-49. Zach’s GPA is 3.54. Honors and achievements include five-time all-state and all-conference, Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion, two-time captain, and three-time All-American. Future plans are to wrestle on scholarship at Ohio University and become a teacher and coach. Zach’s parents are Jim and Shelly and his coach is Josh McLay.

Hayden Zillmer, 130 lbs.
Crosby-Ironton, 12th
Hayden is a three-time state champion. He won the 130-pound Class A title this year, the 112-pound title as a junior, and the 103-pound title as a sophomore. Hayden had an impressive season record of 43-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 166-13 (92.7 win %). Hayden’s GPA is 3.49. Honors and achievements include three-time Big Bear Tournament champion, Rumble on the Red Tournament champion, eight-time MN Triple Crown winner, five-time USA Wrestling cadet national champion, USA Wrestling Cadet Triple Crown, USA Wrestling junior folkstyle national champion, 2010 USA Wrestling junior Greco-Roman All-American, and 2010 Brute Adidas national champion. Future plans are to attend North Dakota State and continue wrestling. Hayden’s parents are Mary and Nick and his coach is Champ Hesch.

Ryan Larson, 171 lbs.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 12th
Ryan is a two-time state entrant placing fourth at 171 pounds this year in Class A. Ryan had a season record of 41-7. He ended his high school career with a record of 110-60. Ryan’s GPA is 3.97. Honors and achievements include team captain, 2010 Guillotine Academic All-State 2nd Team, 2011 all-conference, 2010 team Most Improved Wrestler, three-time state team tournament participant, 2010 football captain, all-conference in football, track letter winner, student council president, and class president. Ryan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend either North Dakota State or South Dakota State and study mechanical engineering. Ryan’s parents are Mark and Cleone and his coach is Dan Rouser.

Matt Kelliher, 135 lbs.
Apple Valley, 12th
Matt is a three-time state champion and a four-time finalist. He won the 135-pound Class AAA title this year, the 125-pound title as a junior, and the 119-pound title as a sophomore. Matt was also runner-up at 112 pounds as a freshman. Matt had a season record of 45-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 174-14 (92.6 win %). Matt’s GPA is 3.41. Honors and achievements include 2011 MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestler, two-time section all-academic, 2011 all-conference, and 4.0 GPA last trimester during wrestling season – classes included physics, calculus, and pre-college engineering. Future plans are to wrestle for the University of Wisconsin. Matt’s parents are Tom and Darla and his coach is Jim Jackson.

Bronson Steuber, 135 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th
Bronson is a three-time state champion, a four-time finalist, and a five-time placewinner. He won the 135-pound Class A title this year, the 125-pound title as a junior, and the 119-pound title as a sophomore. Bronson also placed second at 103 pounds as a freshman and fourth at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Bronson had a season record of 36-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 215-39. Bronson’s GPA is 3.5. Honors and achievements include fifth place at the 2010 Super 32 Challenge Tournament, and honor roll 9th-12th grades. Future plans are to wrestle at South Dakota State, major in agricultural business, and eventually take over his dad’s farming operation. Bronson’s parents are Tim and Tammy and his coach is Randy Baker.

Joe Franta, 152 lbs.
Blue Earth Area, 12th
Joe placed fourth at state this year at 152 pounds in Class A. It was his first state tournament appearance. Joe had an impressive season record of 39-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 142-39. Joe’s GPA is 3.92. Honors and achievements include South Central Conference champion, two-time all-conference in football, all-area in football, and school Peer Helping program. Future plans are to play football in college (undecided) and possibly wrestle. Joe’s parents are Mark and Mary and his coach is Randy Wirtjes.

Grant Hegge, 145 lbs.
Southland, 12th
Grant is a five-time state entrant placing fourth at 145 pounds this year in Class A. He also placed sixth at 145 pounds as a junior, fifth at 112 pounds as a freshman, and third at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Grant had a season record of 44-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 190-35. Grant’s GPA is 3.85. Honors and achievements include all-academic 10th grade, six-year letter winner, school’s season win record (44) and school’s career wins record (190). Future plans are to attend Minnesota State University Mankato. Grant’s parents are Randy and Sue and his coach is William Feuchtenberger.

Adam Hammer, 135 lbs.
Osseo, 11th
Adam is a four-time state entrant placing fourth at 135 pounds this year in Class AAA. Adam had an impressive season record of 37-2. His current career record is 150-45. Adam’s GPA is 3.91. Honors and achievements include four-time all-conference, four-time section champion, three-time team MVP, team captain, 2010 Biology Student of the Year, and Junior Leadership Team at Osseo. Future plans are to major in biology and chemistry (education) and wrestle in college. Adam’s parents are Carol and Steve and his coach is Alan Wiley.


Second Team

Drake Borsgard
Windom Area/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin, 11th
Weight: 130
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 37-2
GPA: 3.52
Coach: Brad Schlomann

Beau Buysse
Minneota, 12th
Weight: 130
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 41-3
GPA: 3.41
Coach: Joel Skillings

Zach Campbell
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 12th
Weight: 135
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 41-6
GPA: 3.96
Coach: Karl Campbell

Jordan Chouanard
Aitkin, 11th
Weight: 145
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 37-3
GPA: 3.41
Coach: Kevin Lamke

Jonathan Dill
Maple Grove, 11th
Weight: 130
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 37-8
GPA: 3.99
Coach: Troy Seubert

Karl Eichinger
Princeton, 12th
Weight: Hwt
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 36-2
GPA: 3.47
Coach: Mark Hayes

Carl Elmer
Farmington, 12th
Weight: 140
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 36-9
GPA: 3.78
Coach: Chad Olson

Gabe Foltz
Detroit Lakes, 11th
Weight: 103
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 38-5
GPA: 3.97
Coach: Rob Ullyott

Jacob Forcier
Eden Valley-Watkins, 12th
Weight: 160
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 36-4
GPA: 3.81
Coach: Dan Berg

Zack Gawboy
Maple Grove, 11th
Weight: 125
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 36-8
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Troy Seubert

Jon Gorter
Pipestone Area, 12th
Weight: 215
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 42-1
GPA: 3.2
Coach: Brian Bos

Sam Haas
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, 11th
Weight: 160
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 42-3
GPA: 3.78
Coach: Ross Jurgenson

Aaron Haley
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th
Weight: 119
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 37-4
GPA: 3.95
Coach: Mike Matiash

Cory Hansen
Albert Lea Area, 12th
Weight: 160
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 42-7
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Larry Goodnature

Shawn Hatlestad
New London-Spicer, 12th
Weight: 145
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 41-2
GPA: 3.53
Coach: Jair Toedter

Tyler Isaacson
Forest Lake, 11th
Weight: 119
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 35-5
GPA: 3.55
Coach: Billy Pierce

Clayton Jennissen
Cambridge-Isanti, 11th
Weight: 171
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 39-7
GPA: 3.36
Coach: Neil Jennissen

David Joseph
Kimball Area, 12th
Weight: 189
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 42-5
GPA: 3.88
Coach: Mike Schindler

Corey Latuff
Hastings, 12th
Weight: 119
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 37-9
GPA: 3.58
Coach: Josh McLay

Austin Leibel
Saint Francis, 11th
Weight: 125
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 35-3
GPA: 3.33
Coach: Keith Lipinski

Nate Lynn
Adrian, 11th
Weight: 130
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 40-7
GPA: 3.62
Coach: Gregg Nelson

Trevor Mahlum
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th
Weight: 160
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 36-11
GPA: 3.7
Coach: Wes Haglund

Chad Matthees
Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 12th
Weight: 189
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 48-4
GPA: 3.39
Coach: Link Steffen

Destin McCauley
Apple Valley, 12th
Weight: 152
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 49-0
GPA: 3.21
Coach: Jim Jackson

Garret Miller
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 11th
Weight: 160
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 40-4
GPA: 3.33
Coach: Mike Matiash

Sam Stewart
Andover, 11th
Weight: 135
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 38-5
GPA: 3.98
Coach: Jeff Thompson

Ryan Swenson
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, 12th
Weight: 145
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 42-4
GPA: 3.8
Coach: Ross Jurgenson

Mark Volker
Cambridge-Isanti, 12th
Weight: 160
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 30-13
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Neil Jennissen

Codie Weeding
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, 12th
Weight: 152
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 37-6
GPA: 3.81
Coach: Ross Jurgenson

Jake Wirtjes
Blue Earth Area, 12th
Weight: 125
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 35-6
GPA: 3.3
Coach: Randy Wirtjes


Third Team

Dalton Stevens, Aitkin, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.77 GPA (25-6) DNQ
Matt Hechsel, Apple Valley, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.17 GPA (39-6) 3rd
Matthew Sadlowsky, Becker, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.74 GPA (28-13) DNP
Mitch Andrews, Border West, 12th, 112 lbs., 3.43 GPA (46-3) 5th
Derek Swanson, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.43 GPA (38-7) 5th
Zach Vine, Centennial, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.41 GPA (41-7) 5th
Blain Meierhofer, Eden Valley-Watkins, 12th, Hwt, 3.55 GPA (33-7) 5th
James Lettow, Edina, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.93 GPA (23-13) DNP
Eric Stevens, Elk River, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.83 GPA (27-6) DNQ
Colten LaChance, Hastings, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.28 GPA (22-4) 2nd
Keegan Edgerton, Hinckley-Finlayson, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.8 GPA (27-7) DNP
Dan Rekuski, Maple Grove, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.66 GPA (35-8) 6th
Seth Barkosky, Maple River, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.92 GPA (27-14) DNQ
Jesse Jaeger, Maple River, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.79 GPA (34-6) DNP
Amin Buta, Minneapolis South, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.4 GPA (36-9) 5th
Zach Gibson, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta, 11th, Hwt, 3.69 GPA (34-5) DNP
Tim Ostby, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.66 GPA (31-11) DNP
Chase Austvold, New London-Spicer, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.92 GPA (16-5) DNP
Ben Henle, New London-Spicer, 11th, 119 lbs., 3.86 GPA (33-7) DNQ
Tanner Tobkin, New London-Spicer, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.91 GPA (26-10) DNP
Jim Cossette, Pelican Rapids, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.02 GPA (38-2) 3rd
Sean Huls, Pierz, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.92 GPA (32-7) DNP
Dylan Siem, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 103 lbs., 3.87 GPA (21-7) DNP
Ryan Sieberg, Saint Clair/Mankato Loyola, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.46 GPA (35-7) 5th
Ian Hedstrom, Saint Paul Central, 12th, 112 lbs., 3.92 GPA (16-10) DNP
Dan Dick, Simley, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.02 GPA (39-7) 3rd
Jesse Munos, South Saint Paul, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.10 GPA (40-3) 2nd
Michael Churchill, Southland, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.79 GPA (34-10) DNP
Charlie Leighton, Trinity at River Ridge, 11th, 140 lbs., 4.0 GPA (30-12) DNQ
Cole Nelson, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.48 GPA (36-9) 4th


Honorable Mention

Michael Kramer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.34 GPA (35-7) DNP
Billy Connelly, Border West, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.04 GPA (41-8) 5th
Tyler Tischer, Cambridge-Isanti, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.43 GPA (17-5) DNP
Adam Kelling, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.08 GPA (34-11) 5th
Teddy Kline, Cretin-Derham Hall, 12th, Hwt, 3.43 GPA (19-8) DNQ
Joe Joyer, Forest Lake, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.3 GPA (24-11) DNQ
Michael Pleski, Forest Lake, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.35 GPA (36-9) DNP
Jeff Engstrom, Hastings, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.13 GPA (31-11) DNQ
William Baker, Jackson County Central, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.3 GPA (40-4) DNQ
Aaron Doraska, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.15 GPA (35-7) DNQ
Frank Wilczek, Little Falls, 11th, 119 lbs., 3.65 GPA (33-6) DNQ
Brad Maas, Medford, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.57 GPA (28-3) DNQ
Christian Skillings, Minneota, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.5 GPA (40-4) DNP
Dylan Hanson, New London-Spicer, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.46 GPA (23-5) DNQ
Brett Brausen, Pierz, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.15 GPA (32-12) DNP
Nick Wingert, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.08 GPA (32-9) DNQ
Lee Graves, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, Hwt, 3.21 GPA (25-6) DNQ
Garret Wolf, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 11th, 189 lbs., 3.2 GPA (28-14) DNQ
Daren Wingert, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.23 GPA (34-3) 5th
Justin Wheaton, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 11th, 215 lbs., 3.41 GPA (34-9) DNP
Matt Koch, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.2 GPA (30-11) DNQ
Matt Wakefield, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.34 GPA (36-8) 6th
Brandon Klindworth, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.15 GPA (29-15) DNP

Past Year’s Academic All-State Wrestlers

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