Trinity School at River Ridge, Waconia, and Willmar are top MWCA Academic Teams

Class AAA Willmar is the top MWCA State Academic Team, Trinity School at River Ridge leads Class A, and Waconia is champs in Class AA

Class AAA Academic Champion Willmar had an impressive 3.940 team grade point average to lead all teams that applied for the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches’ Association Team Academic Award in 2018. Class A Champion Trinity School at River Ridge had a 3.834 GPA and Class AA Champion Waconia turned in a 3.834 GPA. Congratulations to all three teams.

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 from their 19-man section team roster to submit on their application for the award. Teams that have a 3.0-3.49 team GPA receive a silver plaque, while teams with a 3.50-4.00 g.p.a. earn a gold plaque. This year 34 teams received the silver plaque and another 63 earned the gold plaque.

Here are all of the teams that received the academic team plaques:

Gold Plaque Academic Teams
Team GPA 3.50 and higher
Albert Lea Area
Anoka
Apple Valley
Becker
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Bemidji
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie
Blue Earth Area
Buffalo
Caledonia/Houston
Cambridge-Isanti
Canby
Cretin-Derham Hall
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United
Delano
Detroit Lakes
Eastview
Edina
Fairmont/Martin County West
Farmington
Foley
Forest Lake
Fridley
Grand Rapids
Glencoe-Lester Prairie
Hastings
Hutchinson-BLHS
Kasson-Mantorville
Kenyon Wanamingo
Lakeville North
Lakeville South
Little Falls
MAHACA
Mankato East
Maple Grove
Maple River
Minneota
Minneapolis Roosevelt
Moorhead
Mound-Westonka
Mounds View
New Prague
Plainview-Elgin-Millville
Redwood-River Valley
Rochester Century
Rocori
Roseville Area
St. Francis
St. Thomas Academy
Staples-Motley
Totino-Grace
Tri-City United
Trinity School at River Ridge
Wabasso/Red Rock Central
Waconia
Wayzata
West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville
Westfield
White Bear Lake
Willmar
Woodbury
Worthington
Zumbrota-Mazeppa

Silver Plaque Academic Teams
Team GPA 3.00 – 3.49
Benson
Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena
Coon Rapids
Dassel-Cokato
Dover-Eyota
Eagan
Elk River
Fosston/Bagley
GMLOS
Jackson County Central
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
Lake City
Minneapolis South
Minneapolis Southwest
New York Mills
Norwood Young America
Orono
Ortonville
Park Rapids Area
Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus
Pierz
Prior Lake
Rochester Mayo
Rosemount
Royalton/Upsala
Sartell-St. Stephen
Sauk Rapids-Rice
Scott West
Simley
South St. Paul
St. Cloud Apollo
St. Cloud Tech
Triton
United North Central

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