Three New Teams Crowned MWCA Academic Team Champions

Wabasso/Red Rock Central (A), Dawson-Boyd/LQPV-Montivideo United (AA), and Lakeville North (AAA) Earn Top Honors

by Kip Lynk, MWCA Academic All-State Team Chair

It has been a few years since a new team has cracked the top spot in any of the three classes of the MN Wrestling Coaches’ Association Academic Team competition, but this year all three teams are new. Lakeville North was the top team in Class AAA with a 3.77 team grade point average. Wabasso/Red Rock Central paced the Class A field with a 3.79 grade point average. Dawson-Boyd/LQPV-Montevideo United won the Class AA race and led the entire state with a 3.80 grade point average. All three teams will be awarded banners to hang in their schools.

Each year the MWCA recognizes teams that have a team grade point average of 3.0 or better. Teams take the top 10 grade point averages (g.p.a.) from their 19-man section team roster to submit on their application for the award. Teams that have a 3.0-3.49 team g.p.a. receive a silver plaque, while teams with a 3.50-4.00 g.p.a. earn a gold plaque. This year 51 teams received the silver plaque and another 43 earned the gold plaque. The 94 teams earning plaques in 2014 falls short of the record 103 teams from a year ago. Eighteen of the twenty-four teams that qualified for the state tournament earned an academic team plaque.

Here are all of the schools that earned an MWCA Academic Team Plaque in 2014:

SchoolPlaque
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove CitySilver
AdrianSilver
AitkinGold
AlexandriaGold
Apple ValleyGold
BeckerGold
BemidjiGold
Benilde-St. Margaret'sSilver
BensonSilver
BlaineGold
Blue Earth AreaGold
ByronGold
Cambridge-IsantiGold
CanbyGold
CentennialSilver
ChatfieldGold
Chisago LakesSilver
Cretin-Derham HallGold
CrookstonGold
Dawson-Boyd/LQPV-MontevideoGold
Detroit LakesGold
EaganGold
EastviewGold
Elk RiverGold
FaribaultSilver
Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel CantonSilver
FrazeeSilver
FridleySilver
GoodhueSilver
Grand RapidsGold
Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester PrairieSilver
HastingsGold
Hutchinson-BLHSGold
Jackson County CentralSilver
Kasson-MantorvilleSilver
Kenyon WanamingoGold
Lake CitySilver
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial AreaSilver
Lakeville NorthGold
Lakeville SouthSilver
Little FallsSilver
LuverneSilver
MAHACASilver
Maple GroveSilver
Marshall/Lakeview/RTRSilver
Mille LacsSilver
Minneapolis SouthwestSilver
Minnehaha Academy/DeLaSalleSilver
MinneotaGold
MinnewaskaSilver
MoorheadGold
Mound WestonkaGold
Mounds ViewSilver
New London-SpicerGold
New York MillsGold
North BranchSilver
Norwood Young AmericaGold
OrtonvilleSilver
ParkSilver
Park RapidsSilver
PaynesvilleSilver
Pelican RapidsSilver
Plainview-Elgin-MillvilleGold
Pipestone AreaGold
Prior LakeSilver
Rochester CenturySilver
Rochester MayoGold
RosemountSilver
Royalton-UpsalaGold
Scott WestGold
ShakopeeSilver
Sibley EastSilver
SimleySilver
South St. PaulSilver
St. Cloud ApolloSilver
St. Cloud TechSilver
St. Croix LutheranSilver
St. FrancisGold
St. Michael-AlbertvilleGold
Staples-MotleySilver
StillwaterSilver
Totino-GraceGold
Trinity School at River RidgeGold
United North CentralSilver
Wabasso/Red Rock CentralGold
Watertown/MayerSilver
WayzataGold
WEM/JWPGold
West Central Area/Ashby/EvansvilleSilver
White Bear LakeSilver
WillmarSilver
WoodburyGold
WorthingtonGold
Zumbrota-MazeppaSilver
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