The Guillotine 2015 Academic All-State Wrestlers

The 2015 edition of The Guillotine Academic All-State honorees features 30 first-team members, 30 second-team members, 30 third-team members, and 57 honorable mention wrestlers.

First published in the May 15th issue of The Guillotine Newsmagazine

First published in the May 15th issue of The Guillotine Newsmagazine

Wrestlers, representing 77 teams, 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 will receive two certificates and a letter of recognition.

This year’s top Academic All-State wrestler spot goes to senior Jackson County Central wrestler Luke Norland. Luke capped his high school career with the Class A 170-pound state title, a 45-2 record, and a 3.995 GPA.

Not far behind Norland is senior Josh Tarum of St. Thomas Academy, junior Mitchell McKee of St. Michael-Albertville, and senior Paul Fitterer of Cannon Falls/Randolph.

Everyone on the first team placed fifth or higher at state this year, including 12 champions and seven runners-up. First team members have an average of 41 season wins, an average season win percentage of 92%, and an average GPA of 3.86.

Sixteen nominees had a perfect 4.0 GPA: Josh Altermatt of Wabasso/Red Rock Central, Dietrich Balsbaugh of Trinity School at River Ridge, Nik Borchert of Mille Lacs, Chase DeFrang of Plainview-Elgin-Millville, Seth Elwood of Apple Valley, Grant Jepson of Frazee, Ben Kelvington of Scott West, Evan Kluck of Wayzata, Kyle Nordstrom of Simley, Zach Nygaard of St. Michael-Albertville, Miles Patton of Rochester Mayo, Bryant Ridgway of Trinity School at River Ridge, Jackson Schauer of Grand Rapids, Will Smith of Pipestone Area, Logan Swanson of Mankato East, and Josh Tarum of St. Thomas Academy.

Four nominees finished as undefeated 2015 state champions: Andrew Fogarty of Scott West, Mark Hall of Apple Valley, Alex Hart of Prior Lake, and Garrett Malstrom of Frazee.

Repeat Guillotine first-team members are Brock Buysse of Minneota, Paul Fitterer of Cannon Falls/Randolf, David Flynn of Scott West, Hank Friederichs of Chatfield, Jared Goldsmith of Chatfield, Parker Jackson of Detroit Lakes, Paden Moore of Jackson County Central, Luke Norland of Jackson County Central, Miles Patton of Rochester Mayo, and Jared Willaby of Windom/Mountain Lake.

Kenyon-Wanamingo had four first, second, or third-team members.

Four teams had three first, second, or third-team members: Apple Valley, Farmington, Scott West, and St. Michael-Albertville.

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

Luke Norland, 170 lbs. Jackson County Central, 12th

Luke Norland, 170 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th

Luke is a four-time state placer winning the 170-pound Class A title this year. He placed 4th at 160 pounds as a junior, 6th at 152 pounds as a sophomore, and 4th at 152 pounds as a freshman. Luke had an impressive season record of 45-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 176-33 including 81 pins. Luke’s GPA is 3.995. Honors and achievements include being ranked #1 academically in his class of 93 students, 2014 Junior freestyle All-American, four-time all-conference, two-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament runner-up, two-time Clash Scholar Athlete award winner, three-year team captain, and 2015 Junior folkstyle national champion and OW. Luke is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend Northwestern University, major in economics, and wrestle for Drew Pariano and the Wildcats. Luke’s parents are Kelly and Denise and his coach is Randy Baker.

Josh Tarum, 106 lbs. St. Thomas Academy, 12th

Josh Tarum, 106 lbs.
St. Thomas Academy, 12th

Josh won the Class AA title this year at 106 pounds. He is a four-time state entrant. Josh had an impressive season record of 42-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 130-20. Josh’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include 2015 MWCA Academic All-State, four-time all-conference, and three-time Eagle Award winner (GPA 3.66 and above). Future plans are to attend a four-year university and explore a medical field. Josh’s parents are Jim and Marie and his coach is Nick McCarthy.

Mitchell McKee, 126 lbs. St. Michael-Albertville, 11th

Mitchell McKee, 126 lbs.
St. Michael-Albertville, 11th

Mitchell is a two-time state champion, a three-time finalist, and a four-time place winner. He won the 126-pound Class AAA title this year as a junior and the 120-pound title as a sophomore. Mitchell also placed 2nd at 106 pounds as an eighth-grader and 3rd at 106 pounds as a freshman. Mitchell had an impressive season record of 47-2. His current career record is 220-19 (92.1 win %). Mitchell’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include two-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion, three-time all-conference, three-time academic all-conference, 2014 junior freestyle national champion, 2013 cadet Greco national champion and freestyle runner-up. Mitchell is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Minnesota and major in engineering. Mitchell’s parents are Nina and Steve and his coach is Dan Lefebvre.

Paul Fitterer, 126 lbs. Cannon Falls/Randolph, 12th

Paul Fitterer, 126 lbs.
Cannon Falls/Randolph, 12th

Paul won the Class AA title this year at 126 pounds. He was runner-up at 113-pounds as a junior. Paul also placed 3rd at 106 pounds as a sophomore. He had an impressive season record of 39-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 179-30 including 53 pins. Paul’s GPA is 3.94. Honors and achievements include four-time all-conference, three-year team captain, MWCA Academic All-State, two-time cadet folkstyle All-American, two-time cadet Greco AA, junior Greco AA, Minnesota Cadet Triple Crown, and 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State. Paul is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend the University of Minnesota for Mechanical Engineering. He will continue to wrestle for the Storm at the Minnesota Training Center with a focus on Greco. Paul’s parents are Steve and Brenda and his coach is Dudley Flodeen.

Garrett Malstrom, 285 lbs. Frazee, 12th

Garrett Malstrom, 285 lbs.
Frazee, 12th

Garrett is a two-time state entrant winning the heavyweight Class A title this year. He placed 3rd at heavyweight as a junior. Garrett finished his season undefeated with 38 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 111-17 including 60 pins. Garrett’s GPA is 3.92. Honors and achievements include three-time all-conference, three-time Wells Fargo All-State Tournament Team, Football Class A All-State Academic Team, three-time all-conference for football, 2014 HOL Conference Most Valuable Linebacker, 2013 North Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Future plans are to attend NDSU and study Pre-Med. Garrett plans to walk-on to the Bison football team as a fullback. Garrett’s parents are Judy and Jay and his coach is Clay Nagel.

David Flynn, 132 lbs. Scott West, 12th

David Flynn, 132 lbs.
Scott West, 12th

David is a three-time state placer winning the 132-pound Class AA title this year. He placed 3rd at 126 pounds as a junior and 4th at 113 pounds as a sophomore. David had a season record of 47-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 183-27. David’s GPA is 3.79. Honors and achievements include MWCA Academic All-State, four-time section champion, two-time Rumble on the Red Tournament champion, and four-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament place winner. David is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at NDSU and study engineering or finance. David’s parents are Al and Sarah and his coaches are Darren Ripley and Jerold Stauffacher.

Treyton Austvold, 138 lbs. New London-Spicer, 12th

Treyton Austvold, 138 lbs.
New London-Spicer, 12th

Treyton won the Class AA title this year at 138 pounds. He is a five-time state entrant. Treyton had a season record of 34-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 174-57 including 75 pins. Treyton’s GPA is 3.92. Honors and achievements include five-time all-conference, two-time MWCA Academic All-State, 2014 football all-conference, played on two state runner-up football teams, and 2014 honorable mention all-conference for baseball. Treyton is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college and possibly play football or wrestle. He is considering Concordia, Augustana, and other MIAC schools. Treyton’s parents are Jon and Sherri and his coach is Jair Toedter.

Ethan Cota, 106 lbs. Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th

Ethan Cota, 106 lbs.
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th

Ethan is a two-time state entrant winning the 106-pound Class A title this year. He placed 5th at 106 pounds as a sophomore. Ethan had an impressive season record of 46-1. His current career record is 88-12 including 49 pins. Ethan’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include two-time all-conference and two-time academic all-conference. Future plans are to win a second state title as a senior. Ethan’s parents are Shane and Tova Eggerstedt and his coach is Matt Ryan.

Jackson Striggow, 182 lbs. Orono, 12th

Jackson Striggow, 182 lbs.
Orono, 12th

Jackson is a three-time state entrant winning the 182-pound Class AA title this year. He placed 5th at 182 pounds as a junior. Jackson had an impressive season record of 44-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 147-42 including 60 pins. Jackson’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include Aspire Athlete of the Week, Lakeshore of the Week, Star Tribune of the Week, passed two AP tests as a junior, and Wright County Conference Linebacker MVP for football. Future plans are to wrestle at Michigan and study Mechanical Engineering. Jackson’s parents are Jeff and Michelle and his coach is Joe McPherson.

Jared Willaby, 145 lbs. Windom/Mountain Lake, 12th

Jared Willaby, 145 lbs.
Windom/Mountain Lake, 12th

Jared is a four-time state entrant and three-time place winner. He was the Class A 145-pound runner-up this year. He placed 3rd at 132 pounds as a junior and 6th at 126 pounds as a sophomore. Jared had a season record of 42-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 188-47 including 49 pins. Jared’s GPA is 3.99. Honors and achievements include 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State, 2015 MWCA Academic All-State, six-year letter winner, five-time all-conference, three-year team captain, three-year Team MVP, and 2014 all-conference for football. Jared is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend college. Jared’s parents are Dean and Stephanie and his coaches are Nick Kulseth and Travis Elg.

Miles Patton, 145 lbs. Rochester Mayo, 12th

Miles Patton, 145 lbs.
Rochester Mayo, 12th

Miles is a three-time state entrant and two-time place winner. He was the Class AAA 145-pound runner-up this year. He placed 4th at 138 pounds as a junior. Miles had a season record of 40-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 157-41 including 70 pins. Miles’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State, five-time all-conference, and Iowa State Award for Competitive Excellence (academic scholarship). Miles is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Minnesota. Miles’s parents are Steve and Bonita and his coach is Art Trimble.

Dietrich Balsbaugh, 152 lbs. Trinity School at River Ridge, 11th

Dietrich Balsbaugh, 152 lbs.
Trinity School at River Ridge, 11th

Dietrich was the Class A 152-pound runner-up this year as a junior. He is a two-time state entrant. Dietrich had a season record of 39-5. His current career record is 155-47 including 78 pins. Dietrich’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include four-time all-conference, summa cum laude in the National Latin Exam, Excellence Awards in mathematics, science, and the humanities, Rumble on the Red Tournament place winner, MN/USA Greco state champion, and school ambassador. Future plans are to attend college and study Mathematics and Philosophy. Dietrich’s parents are Jon and Jennifer and his coach is Pat Murphy.

Mark Hall, 170 lbs. Apple Valley, 11th

Mark Hall, 170 lbs.
Apple Valley, 11th

Mark has won five state titles in five tries. He won the 170-pound Class AAA title this year as a junior, the 170-pound title as a sophomore, the 152-pound title as a freshman, the 145-pound title as an eighth grader, and the 130-pound title as a seventh grader. Mark finished his season undefeated with 45 wins. His current career record (MN) is 229-4 (98.3 win %) including 150 pins. Mark’s GPA is 3.73. Honors and achievements include 2014 FILA Cadet World Champion, MWCA Academic All-State, cadet and junior national champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman, and winner at 2014 Flowrestling’s Who’s #1. Future plans are to wrestle at a four-year university, to be a national champion, and to be a world champion. Mark’s parent is Mark Hall and his coach is Dalen Wasmund.

Victor Gliva, 106 lbs. Farmington, 11th

Victor Gliva, 106 lbs.
Farmington, 11th

Victor was the Class AAA 106-pound runner-up this year as a junior. He is a two-time state entrant. Victor had a season record of 45-3. His current career record is 75-19 including 31 pins. Victor’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include being a member of Farmington Captains Council and being on the ‘A’ Honor Roll for eight trimesters. Victor is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle in college. Victor’s parents are Steve and Kelley and his coach is Chad Olson.

Nik Borchert, 145 lbs. Mille Lacs, 12th

Nik Borchert, 145 lbs.
Mille Lacs, 12th

Nik is a four-time state entrant placing 3rd at 145 pounds this year in Class A. He also placed 6th at 138 pounds as a junior. Nik had an impressive season record of 41-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 218-39 including 89 pins. Nik’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include four-time Great River Conference champion, 2015 Conference Wrestler of the Year, two-time MWCA Academic All-State, 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State 2nd Team, six-time all-conference, and three-year team captain. Nik is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at Augsburg. Nik’s parents are Jon and Stacy and his coach is Brady Hermel.

Paden Moore, 160 lbs. Jackson County Central, 12th

Paden Moore, 160 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th

Paden won the Class A title this year at 160 pounds. He was runner-up at 145-pounds as a sophomore. Paden also placed 3rd at 152 pounds as a junior and 5th at 145 pounds as a freshman. Paden had an impressive season record of 46-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 229-52 including 123 pins. Paden’s GPA is 3.61. Honors and achievements include 2015 USA Wrestling folkstyle national champion (two-time All-American), 12-0 at The Clash with 12 pins, 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State, 2015 MWCA Academic All-State, 2014 Northern Plains freestyle champion, 2014 Minnesota Christmas Tournament runner-up, huddle leader for JCC FCA, and current #15 for most career wins in Minnesota. Paden is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Northern Iowa and major in exercise science. Paden’s parents are Jay and Rhonda and his coach is Randy Baker.

Thomas Stageberg, 120 lbs. New London-Spicer, 11th

Thomas Stageberg, 120 lbs.
New London-Spicer, 11th

Thomas is a two-time state entrant placing 3rd at 120 pounds this year in Class AA. Thomas had a season record of 38-5. His current career record is 109-39 including 40 pins. Thomas’s GPA is 3.98. Honors and achievements include two-time all-conference. Future plans are to attend a four-year college and possibly wrestle. Thomas’s parents are Paul Stageberg and Karrie McEvilly and his coach is Jair Toedter.

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Timmy Christianson, 182 lbs. Albert Lea Area, 12th

Timmy placed 3rd at state this year at 182 pounds in Class AA. It was his first state tournament appearance. Timmy had an impressive season record of 39-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 93-28. Timmy’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include 2014 JJ Classic champion, three-time letter winner, four-time academic letter winner, team captain, Minnesota Christmas Tournament place winner, and 12-time Spotlight on Scholarship Award winner for football, wrestling, track and field, and baseball. Timmy’s parents are Tim and Kim and his coach is Larry Goodnature.

Jared Goldsmith, 120 lbs. Chatfield, 12th

Jared Goldsmith, 120 lbs.
Chatfield, 12th

Jared is a three-time state entrant and two-time place winner. He was the Class A 113-pound runner-up last season as a junior. He placed 3rd at 120 pounds as a senior. Jared had a season record of 43-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 122-14 including 60 pins. Jared’s GPA is 3.83. Honors and achievements include 2015 MWCA Academic All-State and is active in Student Senate, FFA, and 4-H. Jared is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at MSU-Moorhead. Jared’s parents are Amy and Dan and his coach is Joel Viss.

Aaron Wilson, 138 lbs. St. Francis, 12th

Aaron Wilson, 138 lbs.
St. Francis, 12th

Aaron is a two-time state entrant placing 3rd at 138 pounds this year in Class AAA. Aaron had a season record of 38-10. He ended his high school career with a record of 97-53. Aaron’s GPA is 3.86. Honors and achievements include two-year team captain, five-time letter winner, three-time all-conference, academic all-conference, two-time team ‘Most Valuable Wrestler’, Top-50 GPA in his class of 384, multiple Principal’s Honor Roll recipient, and two-time academic letter winner. Future plans are to wrestle at Augsburg, get a degree in secondary education, become a teacher and a wrestling coach. Aaron’s parents are James and Nicole and his coach is Mike Phillips.

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Jackson Schauer, 145 lbs. Grand Rapids, 12th

Jackson is a three-time state entrant placing 4th at 145 pounds this year in Class AA. Jackson had a season record of 39-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 170-44 including 95 pins. Jackson’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include two-year team captain, finished third in all-time career wins in Grand Rapids, Team MVP in 2015, 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State 2nd Team, 2015 MWCA Academic All-State and Scholarship recipient, All-Area and Mat King Conference Wrestler of the Year, will graduate from Itasca Community College with high honors and an Associate Arts degree, and Dean’s List every semester at ICC. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and pursue an English Education degree. Jackson’s parents are Michael and Mary and his coach is Dan Jinks.

Colten Carlson, 152 lbs. Willmar, 11th

Colten Carlson, 152 lbs.
Willmar, 11th

Colten is a four-time state entrant and two-time place winner. He was the Class AAA 152-pound runner-up as a freshman. He placed 4th at 152 pounds this season as a junior. Colten had a season record of 43-6. His current career record is 180-38 including 99 pins. Colten’s GPA is 3.95. Honors and achievements include winningest wrestler in Willmar history, three-time all-conference, NHSCA Nationals All-American, three-year team captain, Brute Nationals champion, JJ Classic champion, and football captain. Future plans are undecided. Colten’s parents are Carl and Kelli Carlson/Jon and Leah Kreps and his coaches are Ed Oehlers and Justin Brown.

James Huwe, 285 lbs. Detroit Lakes, 11th

James Huwe, 285 lbs.
Detroit Lakes, 11th

James is a three-time state entrant and two-time place winner. He was the Class AA heavyweight runner-up this year as a junior. He placed 3rd at heavyweight as a sophomore. James had a season record of 30-9. His current career record is 123-50 including 81 pins. James’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include 2015 MWCA Academic All-State. His future plans are undecided at this time. James’s parents are Tana Wood and Charles Huwe and his coach is Rob Ullyott.

Brock Buysse, 113 lbs. Minneota, 12th

Brock Buysse, 113 lbs.
Minneota, 12th

Brock is a three-time state entrant and three-time place winner. He was the Class A 106-pound runner-up last year as a junior. He placed 3rd at 113 pounds as a senior and 5th at 106 pounds as a sophomore. Brock had a season record of 42-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 121-22. Brock’s GPA is 3.76. Honors and achievements include four-time letter winner, 2015 Wells Fargo All-Tournament Team, 2014 Guillotine Academic All-State, 2012 Rumble on the Red Tournament champion, four-year Spotlight on Scholarship recipient, four-year student council, 12th grade class president, Peer tutoring, and Special Olympics volunteer. Brock is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend South Dakota State University to become a nurse anesthetist. Future plans for wrestling are to come back and help coach. Brock’s parents are Jeff and Rhonda and his coach is Joel Skillings.

Hank Friederichs, 145 lbs. Chatfield, 12th

Hank Friederichs, 145 lbs.
Chatfield, 12th

Hank is a two-time state champion and a four-time place winner. He won the 145-pound Class A title this year and the 138-pound title as a junior. Hank also placed 3rd at 120 pounds as a sophomore and 5th at 103 pounds as a freshman. Hank had an impressive season record of 43-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 200-22 (90.1 win %) including 81 pins. Hank’s GPA is 3.43. Future plans are to wrestle at South Dakota State University, become a teacher and a coach. Hank’s parents are Kari and Andy and his coach is Joel Viss.

Damon Schmalzriedt, 145 lbs. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 11th

Damon Schmalzriedt, 145 lbs.
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 11th

Damon is a two-time state entrant placing 4th at 145 pounds this year in Class A. Damon had a season record of 36-10. His current career record is 65-35. Damon’s GPA is 3.98. Honors and achievements include two-time Valley Conference all-conference, KNUJ Wrestler of the Week, ‘A’ Honor Roll, Knowledge Bowl, two-time all-conference Honorable Mention for golf, and two-time golf section qualifier. Damon is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to study biology/chemistry at a four-year college and then pursue a master’s degree. Damon’s parents are Andy and Kim and his coach is Andre Harnitz.

Jackson Sweeney, 132 lbs. Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran, 11th

Jackson Sweeney, 132 lbs.
Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran, 11th

Jackson is a three-time state entrant placing second at 132 pounds this year in Class AA. Jackson had a season record of 29-4. His current career record is 121-35 including 44 pins. Jackson’s GPA is 3.75. Honors and achievements include member of MN/USA Wrestling national duals team (Oklahoma City), member of MN/USA Wrestling national team (Fargo), maintaining a cumulative GPA above 3.6 while accessing 14 college credits as a junior, and state participant in Business Professionals of America. Jackson is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to earn All-American honors while wrestling at a DI or DII level and pursue a degree in either engineering or a pharmaceutical field. Jackson’s parents are Brett and Julie and his coach is Joe Traen.

Blane Tschida, 132 lbs. Kimball Area, 12th

Blane Tschida, 132 lbs.
Kimball Area, 12th

Blane is a four-time state entrant and four-time place winner. He was the Class A 132-pound runner-up this year as a senior. He also placed 3rd at 126 pounds as a junior, 3rd at 113 pounds as a sophomore, and 5th at 106 pounds as a freshman. Blane had an impressive season record of 44-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 177-12 (93.7 win %) including 86 pins. Blane’s GPA is 3.59. Honors and achievements include three-year team captain, three-time all-conference, five-time Greco All-American – two-time national runner-up, and third at Junior World Team Trials. Future plans are to wrestle at Concordia and major in Mathematics. Blane’s parents are Mike and Char and his coach is Mike Schindler.

Samuel Bennyhoff, 132 lbs. Mound-Westonka, 12th

Samuel Bennyhoff, 132 lbs.
Mound-Westonka, 12th

Samuel is a five-time state entrant and three-time place winner. He was the Class AAA 113-pound runner-up as a sophomore. He placed 5th at 120 pounds as a junior and 3rd at 132 pounds as a senior. Samuel had a season record of 41-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 177-21 including 51 pins. Samuel’s GPA is 3.71. Honors and achievements include five-time section champion, four-time all-conference, team captain, and two-time MWCA Academic All-State. Samuel is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle and become an All-American in college and then pursue a job related to Mathematics. Samuel’s parents are Dave and Deb and his coach is Todd Munsterteiger.

Parker Jackson, 152 lbs. Detroit Lakes, 12th

Parker Jackson, 152 lbs.
Detroit Lakes, 12th

Parker is a four-time state entrant placing 5th at 152 pounds this year in Class AA. He also placed 4th at 152 pounds as a junior and 6th at 145 pounds as a sophomore. Parker had a season record of 43-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 214-44 including 63 pins. Parker’s GPA is 3.98. Honors and achievements include 2014 MWCA Academic All-State, 2015 MWCA Academic All-State and Scholarship recipient, Mid-State Conference MVW, and all-conference for football. Future plans are wrestle in college and pursue a career in medicine. Parker’s parents are Todd and Jennifer and his coach is Rob Ullyott.


The Guillotine 2015 Academic All-State Wrestlers – Second Team

Ted Androli Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th

Ted Androli
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th

Weight: 160
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 43-5
GPA: 3.654
Coach: Matt Ryan

Ben Baumgartner Park Rapids Area, 12th

Ben Baumgartner
Park Rapids Area, 12th

Weight: 138
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 38-1
GPA: 3.49
Coach: Matt Clark

Noah Becker LPGE-Browerville, 11th

Noah Becker
LPGE-Browerville, 11th

Weight: 120
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 38-6
GPA: 3.703
Coach: Jacob Lorentz

James Berg New Prague, 12th

James Berg
New Prague, 12th

Weight: 138
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 42-5
GPA: 3.29
Coach: Greg Tikalsky

Aaron Berge Kasson-Mantorville, 11th

Aaron Berge
Kasson-Mantorville, 11th

Weight: 160
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 39-11
GPA: 3.949
Coach: Jamie Heidt

Travis Deegan Willmar, 12th

Travis Deegan
Willmar, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 42-5
GPA: 3.95
Coach: Ed Oehlers and Justin Brown

Luke Dodd Eastview, 12th

Luke Dodd
Eastview, 12th

Weight: 182
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 41-5
GPA: 3.54
Coach: Kurt Habeck

Seth Elwood Apple Valley, 12th

Seth Elwood
Apple Valley, 12th

Weight: 132
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 19-5
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Dalen Wasmund

Devin FitzPatrick Mahtomedi, 11th

Devin FitzPatrick
Mahtomedi, 11th

Weight: 152
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 34-3
GPA: 3.283
Coach: Joe Leif

Andrew Fogarty Scott West, 12th

Andrew Fogarty
Scott West, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 48-0
GPA: 3.209
Coach: Darren Ripley and Jerold Stauffacher

Alex Hart Prior Lake, 12th

Alex Hart
Prior Lake, 12th

Weight: 285
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 38-0
GPA: 3.302
Coach: Joe Block

Grant Jepson Frazee, 11th

Grant Jepson
Frazee, 11th

Weight: 132
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 35-8
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Clay Nagel

Jordan Joseph St. Michael-Albertville, 12th

Jordan Joseph
St. Michael-Albertville, 12th

Weight: 182
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 48-1
GPA: 3.14
Coach: Dan Lefebvre

Ben Kelvington Scott West, 11th

Ben Kelvington
Scott West, 11th

Weight: 126
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 38-10
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Darren Ripley and Jerold Stauffacher

Evan Kluck Wayzata, 12th

Evan Kluck
Wayzata, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 31-10
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Eric Swensen

Kevin Kneisl Delano, 11th

Kevin Kneisl
Delano, 11th

Weight: 220
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 37-6
GPA: 3.53
Coach: Jeff Olson

Isaac Loosbrock Chaska, 11th

Isaac Loosbrock
Chaska, 11th

Weight: 145
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 32-10
GPA: 3.92
Coach: Erik Rogness

Tony Lynn Adrian, 12th

Tony Lynn
Adrian, 12th

Weight: 138
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 33-9
GPA: 3.918
Coach: Gregg Nelson

Nick Mergen Albany, 12th

Nick Mergen
Albany, 12th

Weight: 145
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 42-2
GPA: 3.611
Coach: Caleb Watson

Andrew Nissen Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, 12th

Andrew Nissen
Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, 12th

Weight: 106
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 25-4
GPA: 3.5
Coach: Jay Reiplinger

Matt Njos Anoka, 12th

Matt Njos
Anoka, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 38-3
GPA: 3.11
Coach: Todd Springer

Kyle Nordstrom Simley, 12th

Kyle Nordstrom
Simley, 12th

Weight: 138
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 35-12
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Will Short

Zach Nygaard St. Michael-Albertville, 11th

Zach Nygaard
St. Michael-Albertville, 11th

Weight: 113
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 29-15
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Dan Lefebvre

Brad Osatiuk Maple Grove, 12th

Brad Osatiuk
Maple Grove, 12th

Weight: 132
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 40-7
GPA: 3.81
Coach: Troy Seubert

Bryant Ridgway Trinity School at River Ridge, 12th

Bryant Ridgway
Trinity School at River Ridge, 12th

Weight: 138
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 31-7
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Pat Murphy

Drew Sathrum Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th

Drew Sathrum
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th

Weight: 170
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 39-5
GPA: 3.991
Coach: Matt Ryan

Tom Tellers United North Central, 11th

Tom Tellers
United North Central, 11th

Weight: 138
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 28-9
GPA: 3.76
Coach: Jacob Oyster

Jordan Tober Mora, 12th

Jordan Tober
Mora, 12th

Weight: 195
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 41-3
GPA: 3.62
Coach: Thomas Youngblom

Adam Treptau Buffalo, 11th

Adam Treptau
Buffalo, 11th

Weight: 220
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 37-1
GPA: 3.46
Coach: Jason Maurer

Taylor Venz Farmington, 11th

Taylor Venz
Farmington, 11th

Weight: 145
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 42-7
GPA: 3.685
Coach: Chad Olson


The Guillotine 2015 Academic All-State Wrestlers – 3rd Team

Josh Altermatt, Wabasso/Red Rock Central, 12th, 160 lbs., 4.0 GPA (32-4) DNQ
Mike Ankeny, Blue Earth Area, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.95 GPA (33-10) DNP
Chris Baumann, Simley, 12th, 195 lbs., 3.86 GPA (32-11) DNP
Grant Brendemuhl, Moorhead, 12th, 120 lbs., 3.94 GPA (29-16) DNQ
Zachary Carlson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th, 170 lbs., 3.032 GPA (45-1) 3rd
Jared Clawiter, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 113 lbs., 3.885 GPA (37-6) DNQ
Chase DeFrang, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 126 lbs., 4.0 GPA (16-3) DNQ
Tyler Graham, Roseville Area, 12th, 170 lbs., 3.74 GPA (35-8) DNP
Nick Gravdahl, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.71 GPA (39-6) 6th
Jonathan Hoffner, Mahnomen/Waubun, 12th, 170 lbs., 3.83 GPA (35-6) DNP
Hayden Johnson, Quad County, 11th, 182 lbs., 3.75 GPA (29-8) DNP
Karl Keeler, Mounds View, 12th, 126 lbs., 3.82 GPA (32-11) 6th
Hsinku Lay, Roseville Area, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.84 GPA (30-13) DNP
Jamin LeDuc, Farmington, 11th, 120 lbs., 3 GPA (42-4) 2nd
Jacob Mages, Paynesville Area, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.987 GPA (28-3) DNP
Nick Meixell, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 12th, 285 lbs., 3.45 GPA (37-5) 5th
Brock Morgan, Apple Valley, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.71 GPA (33-10) DNP
Travis Ostby, MAHACA, 11th, 138 lbs., 3.8 GPA (36-8) DNP
Tristan Palmer, United North Central, 12th, 195 lbs., 3.391 GPA (33-8) 4th
Logan Saltou, Rochester John Marshall, 11th, 138 lbs., 3.86 GPA (38-2) DNP
Lee Schmalz, Mound-Westonka, 11th, 126 lbs., 3.97 GPA (31-12) DNP
Cole Schreder, St. Cloud Tech, 11th, 170 lbs., 3.405 GPA (36-7) 5th
Jordan Schroepfer, Wabasso/Red Rock Central, 12th, 182 lbs., 3.906 GPA (36-3) DNP
Bradley Schultz, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 195 lbs., 3.95 GPA (29-15) DNQ
Will Smith, Pipestone Area, 12th, 160 lbs., 4.0 GPA (29-10) DNQ
Rylee Streifel, Prior Lake, 12th, 220 lbs., 3.452 GPA (42-4) 5th
Logan Swanson, Mankato East, 11th, 285 lbs., 4.0 GPA (29-3) DNQ
Tanner Templin, Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, 12th, 220 lbs., 3.443 GPA (33-5) 4th
Luke Thompson, Mille Lacs, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.89 GPA (30-8) DNQ
Cody Weiland, Crookston, 12th, 132 lbs., 3.938 GPA (32-2) DNP


The Guillotine 2015 Academic All-State Wrestlers – Honorable Mention

Nathaniel Adkins, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.385 GPA (23-6) DNP
Kyle Benjamin, Farmington, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.101 GPA (38-7) DNP
Jack Bergeland, Centennial, 12th, 113 lbs., 3.158 GPA (34-13) DNP
Jacob Bleess, Chatfield, 12th, 195 lbs., 3.39 GPA (36-5) DNP
Matthew Boncich, Cretin-Derham Hall, 12th, 195 lbs., 3.46 GPA (35-4) DNP
Carson Brolsma, Osseo, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.391 GPA (42-1) DNP
Byron Byer, Frazee, 12th, 126 lbs., 3.31 GPA (38-6) DNP
Ethan Byer, Frazee, 11th, 138 lbs., 3.05 GPA (34-5) DNQ
Garrett Caldon, Elk River, 12th, 120 lbs., 3.53 GPA (35-2) DNP
Russell Caldwell, Maple River, 12th, 138 lbs., 3.72 GPA (28-8) DNP
Dalton Calfas, Rocori, 11th, 170 lbs., 3.32 GPA (25-13) DNQ
Kyle Calley, Rochester Mayo, 11th, 132 lbs., 3.909 GPA (21-14) DNQ
Tom Delich, Eastview, 12th, 220 lbs., 3.359 GPA (18-11) DNP
Seth Donkers, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 285 lbs., 3.372 GPA (32-11) DNQ
Ben Donnelly, Woodbury, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.11 GPA (37-10) 6th
Casey Dravis, Eastview, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.703 GPA (28-16) DNP
Logan Eckhoff, New London-Spicer, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.605 GPA (26-7) DNQ
Austin Eichmann, Hastings, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.57 GPA (32-10) DNQ
Bailey Eickhoff, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United, 11th, 126 lbs., 3.36 GPA (37-10) DNP
Nick Erbes, Marshall, 11th, 132 lbs., 3.52 GPA (31-11) DNP
Noah Greenfield, Maple River, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.135 GPA (22-4) DNP
Joseph Grove, Moorhead, 11th, 170 lbs., 3.69 GPA (30-17) DNQ
Skylar Hieronimus, Adrian, 11th, 120 lbs., 3.634 GPA (31-6) DNQ
Ben Hoffman, Rocori, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.72 GPA (28-15) DNQ
December Htoo, Roseville Area, 12th, 126 lbs., 3.56 GPA (37-6) DNP
Brody Jerome, Moorhead, 11th, 220 lbs., 3.38 GPA (38-8) DNP
Ty Johnson, Woodbury, 12th, 138 lbs., 3.61 GPA (36-7) DNP
Brandon Knisley, New London-Spicer, 12th, 285 lbs., 3.716 GPA (27-6) DNP
Ryan Kottschade, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.02 GPA (39-5) DNQ
Dillon Kubiatowicz, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 12th, 120 lbs., 3.51 GPA (39-5) DNP
Brandon Laborde, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 12th, 120 lbs., 3.178 GPA (39-6) 5th
Jonah Lange, Frazee, 11th, 182 lbs., 3.45 GPA (36-6) 6th
Tanner Lange, Fairmont/Martin County West, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.48 GPA (33-8) DNP
Donnie Leuer, St. Michael-Albertville, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.46 GPA (30-13) DNP
Ben Lien, Moorhead, 12th, 182 lbs., 3.57 GPA (24-15) DNP
Levi Marsh, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 12th, 126 lbs., 3.06 GPA (33-12) DNP
Mike Matheson, Centennial, 11th, 132 lbs., 3.46 GPA (28-16) DNP
Shane Nelson, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 12th, 220 lbs., 3.525 GPA (23-8) DNP
David Nelson, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United, 11th, 220 lbs., 3.51 GPA (31-13) DNP
Brady Norton, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.53 GPA (31-8) DNQ
Jerod Novak, Aitkin, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.824 GPA (19-5) DNP
Bailey Paquin, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th, 182 lbs., 3.685 GPA (33-15) DNP
Luke Rechtzigel, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 220 lbs., 3.605 GPA (32-12) DNP
Ryan Reid, Mound-Westonka, 11th, 138 lbs., 3.06 GPA (35-9) 6th
Nick Richards, Dover-Eyota, 12th, 182 lbs., 3.62 GPA (37-6) 5th
Mason Rostad, Cretin-Derham Hall, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.13 GPA (19-11) DNQ
Isaac Schmaedeke, Roseville Area, 12th, 285 lbs., 3.09 GPA (37-4) DNP
Luke Schmalz, Mound-Westonka, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.28 GPA (36-8) DNP
Alan Spaeth, St. Charles, 11th, 126 lbs., 3.51 GPA (31-9) DNP
Jordan Stelter, Blue Earth Area, 11th, 138 lbs., 3.0 GPA (22-7) DNP
Wyatt Stevens, Windom/Mountain Lake, 12th, 126 lbs., 3.132 GPA (37-9) 4th
Calvin Streeper, Frazee, 12th, 170 lbs., 3.7 GPA (29-16) DNQ
Ethan Tallakson, Moorhead, 12th, 113 lbs., 3.52 GPA (22-14) DNQ
Mark Vaith, Hastings, 11th, 182 lbs., 3.32 GPA (28-11) 4th
Andrew Walock, Apple Valley, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.247 GPA (38-10) 6th
John Walz, Farmington, 12th, 182 lbs., 3.671 GPA (33-12) DNP
Jonathan Zarnke, Chaska, 11th, 182 lbs., 3.324 GPA (27-10) 4th

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