Short named MWCA Mr. Minnesota of Wrestling

The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association today named Jake Short of Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights as Mr. Minnesota, 2013. He is a four-time state champion and a five-time state place-winner, finishing his six-year career with a record of 235 wins and just 20 losses.

Members of the selection committee stated that this may have been the deepest pool of candidates in the history of the award, with several multiple-time state champions graduating this season. Candidates are considered based on their performance over the course of their careers, as well as how they present themselves both on and off the mat. Committee members also stated that this was probably the most difficult decision since the MWCA began naming a ‘Mr. Minnesota’ back in 1991.

Short was dominant this season, capping his career with a state championship at 152 pounds, while accumulating a record of 48-0. He is currently the #1-ranked high school wrestler in the nation, according to the most recent Intermat rankings, and has signed with the University of Minnesota to wrestle next season.

Jake Short. Photo by Mary Christen.

MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestlers:
2013 – Jake Short, Simley
2012 – Michael Kroells, Scott West
2011 – Matt Kelliher, Apple Valley
2010 – Dylan Ness, Bloomington Kennedy
2009 – Kevin Steinhaus, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
2008 – Jake Deitchler, Anoka
2007 – Zach Sanders, Wabasha-Kellogg
2006 – Mike Thorn, Saint Michael-Albertville
2005 – Nate Matousek, Glencoe-Silver Lake
2004 – Charlie Falck, Apple Valley
2003 – Eric Sanders, Wabasha-Kellogg
2002 – Jeff Pfaffinger, Blue Earth Area
2001 – Marcus LeVesseur, Bloomington Kennedy
2000 – Nate Baker, Jackson County Central
1999 – Jacob Volkmann, Battle Lake-Underwood-Henning
1998 – Luke Becker, Cambridge-Isanti
1997 – Chad Erikson, Apple Valley
1996 – Dan Duncombe, St. Michael-Albertville
1995 – Jon Fitzgerald, Martin County West
1994 – Chad Kraft, Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield
1993 – Brandon Howe, Totino Grace
1992 – Brandon Paulson, Anoka
1991 – Chad Nelson, Stewartville
1990 – Chad Carlson, Willmar

Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Awards

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