The Guillotine High School Rankings – February 11, 2011

Class AAA Teams
1. Apple Valley (3)
2. Hastings (3)
3. Saint Michael-Albertville (7) 4. Albert Lea Area (1)
5. Cambridge-Isanti (7)
6. Owatonna (1)
7. Coon Rapids (7)
8. Prior Lake (2)
9. Forest Lake (7)
10. White Bear Lake Area (4) 11. Stillwater Area (4)
12. Willmar (8)

Lean and Mean
Rosemount (3), Elk River (7), Anoka (7), Maple Grove (5), Shakopee (2), Centennial (5), Eden Prairie (6), Henry Sibley (3), Sauk Rapids-Rice (8), Hopkins (6), Chaska/Chanhassen (2), Minnetonka (6), Brainerd/Pillager (8)

Class AAA Individuals
103 pounds
1. Tommy Thorn, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 9
2. Seth Gross, Apple Valley (3), 9
3. Dakota Wangsness, Albert Lea Area (1), 10
4. Matt Meuwisson, White Bear Lake Area (4), 12
5. Erik Olson, Sauk Rapids-Rice (8), 12
6. Tanner Johnshoy, Prior Lake (2), 10
7. Luke Rowh, Hastings (3), 9
8. Nate Stebbins, North (4), 12
9. Bill Underhill, Burnsville (3), 9
10. Reid Lyden, East Ridge (4), 9
112 pounds
1. Jordan Kingsley, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Cole Sladek, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 10
3. Nick Scheffert, Owatonna (1), 12
4. Nick O’Brien, Wayzata (6), 9
5. Michael Pleski, Forest Lake (7), 11
6. Dustin Weinmann, Irondale (5), 10
7. Justin Herold-Plakut, Woodbury (4), 9
8. Isaac Bauer, Hastings (3), 10
9. Ben Brancale, Eden Prairie (6), 8
10. Trent Butcher, Chaska/Chanhassen (2), 10
119 pounds
1. Sam Brancale, Eden Prairie (6), 11
2. Mitch Bengtson, Saint Cloud Apollo (8), 10
3. Tyler Isaacson, Forest Lake (7), 11
4. Evan Green, Owatonna (1), 11
5. Corey Latuff, Hastings (3), 12
6. Derek Scott, Apple Valley (3), 12
7. Brandon Peters, Faribault (1), 10
8. Tyler Tischer, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 11
9. Ben Rock, Prior Lake (2), 10
10. Mark Voss, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 9
125 pounds
1. Dakota Trom, Apple Valley (3), 11
2. Austin Leibel, Saint Francis (7), 11
3. Eric Bauer, Hastings (3), 11
4. Zach Goldberg, Lakeville North (2), 12
5. Alex Johannes, Willmar (8), 11
6. Steve Levine, Rosemount (3), 11
7. Zach Gawboy, Maple Grove (5), 11
8. Pat Casey, Shakopee (2), 10
9. Scott Summer, Owatonna (1), 12
10. Lincoln Mallinger, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 10
130 pounds
1. Mark Hall, Apple Valley (3), 7
2. Ben Morgan, Forest Lake (7), 11
3. Brady Johnshoy, Prior Lake (2), 12
4. Michael deJolsvay, Hopkins (6), 12
5. Wayne Voss, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 10
6. Jake Hanson, Rochester Mayo (1), 10
7. Jeremy Beaman, Anoka (7), 11
8. Kenan Menge, Hastings (3), 12
9. Jonny Dill, Maple Grove (5), 11
10. Darren Gagne, Coon Rapids (7), 11
135 pounds
1. Matt Kelliher, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Sam Stewart, Andover (7), 11
3. Adam Hammer, Osseo (5), 11
4. Eric Stevens, Elk River (7), 12
5. Grant Nehring, Saint Cloud Apollo (8), 10
6. Travis Holt, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 10
7. Weston Droegemueller, Wayzata (6), 10
8. Kahron Nix, Coon Rapids (7), 12
9. Jamie Brazil, Robbinsdale Cooper (6), 12
10. Tommy O’Brien, Saint Cloud Tech (8), 11
140 pounds
1. Brandon Kingsley, Apple Valley (3), 11
2. Colton LaChance, Hastings (3), 12
3. Tony Skjefte, Eden Prairie (6), 12
4. Cody Skog, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 9
5. Derek Weinmann, Irondale (5), 11
6. Carl Elmer, Farmington (2), 12
7. Matt Kahnke, Prior Lake (2), 11
8. Gavin Larsen, Chaska/Chanhassen (2), 12
9. Austin Stevens, Elk River (7), 12
10. Austin Boniface, Forest Lake (7), 10
145 pounds
1. Zach Rohr, Hastings (3), 12
2. Holton Lubinski, Elk River (7), 12
3. Tanner Carlisle, Prior Lake (2), 12
4. Daniel Woiwor, Apple Valley (3), 10
5. Trey Hable, Albert Lea Area (1), 11
6. Tyler Hebig, Mound-Westonka (6), 10
7. Mack Glasby, Brainerd/Pillager (8), 12
8. Adam Kelling, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 12
9. Rashad Kennedy, Henry Sibley (3), 12
10. Jacob Jackson, Minnetonka (6), 12
152 pounds
1. Destin McCauley, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Dalton Westerlund, Albert Lea Area (1), 11
3. Adam Jackson, Rosemount (3), 11
4. Jordan Zeman, Owatonna (1), 11
5. Jake Lille, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 12
6. Jeff Engstrom, Hastings (3), 12
7. Mitch Rechtzigel, Eastview (3), 11
8. Luke Boroda, Mounds View (5), 12
9. Alex Napiwocki, Robbinsdale Armstrong (6), 12
10. Coty Milhausen, Willmar (8), 12
160 pounds
1. Steven Keogh, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Kyle Begin, Anoka (7), 11
3. Cory Hansen, Albert Lea Area (1), 12
4. Chad Zastrow, Rochester Century (1), 12
5. Chase Morlock, Moorhead (8), 10
6. Tommy Longendyke, White Bear Lake Area (4), 10
7. Josh Francois, Rosemount (3), 12
8. Nick Bachmann, East Ridge (4), 12
9. Corey Buss, Eden Prairie (6), 12
10. Richard Carlson, Mounds View (5), 11
171 pounds
1. Jake Waste, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Eric Hensel, Lakeville South (2), 12
3. Clayton Jennissen, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 11
4. Beau Bibeau, White Bear Lake Area (4), 11
5. Jarod Rau, Bloomington Kennedy (2), 12
6. Carter Kortan, Albert Lea Area (1), 12
7. Jake Swenson, Hastings (3), 11
8. Dan Rekuski, Maple Grove (5), 12
9. Mat Becker, Faribault (1), 11
10. Lance Benick, Forest Lake (7), 8
189 pounds
1. Matt Hechsel, Apple Valley (3), 12
2. Shaun Little, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 12
3. Derek Swanson, Cambridge-Isanti (7), 12
4. Nathaniel Swoyer, Willmar (8), 12
5. Josh Vaughan, Bloomington Kennedy (2), 12
6. Tom Peterson, Lakeville South (2), 10
7. Conner Kortan, Albert Lea Area (1), 12
8. Coyte Kuefner, Owatonna (1), 11
9. Andy Bouressa, Alexandria (8), 12
10. Izaiah Fischer, Winona (1), 12
215 pounds
1. Zane Peterson, Lakeville South (2), 12
2. Mitch Elmer, Stillwater Area (4), 12
3. Logan Barrett, Owatonna (1), 12
4. Nick Edling, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 11
5. Jacob Lueck, Eagan (3), 12
6. Zack Vine, Centennial (5), 12
7. Erik Ehresmann, Eastview (3), 12
8. Michael Burckhardt, Coon Rapids (7), 10
9. Isaac Eichmann, Hastings (3), 11
10. Jory Lubinski, Elk River (7), 11
285 pounds
1. Donny Longendyke, White Bear Lake Area (4), 12
2. Parker Betts, Saint Michael-Albertville (7), 12
3. Brock Horwath, Stillwater Area (4), 12
4. Tanner Lowe, Coon Rapids (7), 11
5. Corey Anderson, Shakopee (2), 11
6. Sam Gaul, Rochester Century (1), 12
7. Sam Brecount, Eden Prairie (6), 12
8. Mitch Johnson, Eagan (3), 11
9. Josh Woodrich, Owatonna (1), 12
10. John Bishop, Rosemount (3), 12

Class AAA Ratings Editor: John Nalan


Class AA Teams
1. Simley (4)
2. Kasson-Mantorville (1)
3. Scott West (2)
4. Foley (6)
5. Wabasso/Red Rock Central (3)
6. Monticello (5)
7. Stewartville (1)
8. Adrian (3)
9. New London-Spicer (6)
10. Milaca (7)
11. Thief River Falls/Goodridge (8)
12. Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove (1)

Lean and Mean
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley (3), Plainview-Elgin-Millville (1), Fergus Falls (8), Annandale/Maple Lake (6), Watertown-Mayer/ Mayer Lutheran (2), Grand Rapids (7), Little Falls (6), Staples-Motley (8), Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (2), Becker (6), Mora (7), New Prague (2), Hinckley-Finlayson/Pine City/ East Central (7)

Class AA Individuals
103 pounds
1. Kyle Gliva, Simley (4), 10
2. Tristan Manderfeld, Foley (6), 10
3. Jarred Oftedahl, Benilde-Saint Margaret’s (5), 10
4. Joey Curtis, Milaca (7), 10
5. Luke Betchwars, Scott West (2), 11
6. Skyler Petry, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (1), 9
7. Matt Elsenpeter, Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran (2), 10
8. Marlo Bell, Fergus Falls (8), 9
9. Jakob Stageberg, New London-Spicer (6), 9
10. Trevor Westerlund, New Prague (2), 10
112 pounds
1. Juan Torres, Simley (4), 10
2. Nate Thomas, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 10
3. Brett Stolarzyk, Stewartville (1), 10
4. Keith Thell, Foley (6), 10
5. Luke Zilverberg, Scott West (2), 10
6. Hunter Retzlaff, Saint Peter (2), 9
7. Eric Bourgeois, Monticello (5), 11
8. Ty Griffin, Rockford (5), 9
9. Dru Strand, Adrian (3), 12
10. Blong Kong, Saint Paul Johnson (4), 12
119 pounds
1. Mike Fuenffinger, Hibbing (7), 12
2. Jacoby Bergeron, Thief River Falls/Goodridge (8), 12
3. Pedro Delao, Simley (4), 11
4. Tony Morrow, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 12
5. John Weeding, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley (3), 11
6. Mitch Dunlap, Foley (6), 11
7. Aaron Haley, Plainview-Elgin-Millville (1), 12
8. Ben Henle, New London-Spicer (6), 11
9. Frank Wilczek, Little Falls (6), 11
10. Jordan Hanan, Annandale/Maple Lake (6), 10
125 pounds
1. Joey Munos, South Saint Paul (4), 11
2. Cola Jensen, Simley (4), 12
3. Nate Lecy, Stewartville (1), 12
4. Zach Stepan, Zimmerman (5), 12
5. Jonah Gahm, Milaca (7), 10
6. Matt Fuller, Annandale/Maple Lake (6), 12
7. Eric Madson, Hutchinson/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart (2), 10
8. Austin Kluis, Fulda/Murray County Central (3), 11
9. Kyle Opsahl, Hinckley-Finlayson/Pine City/East Central (7), 10
10. Mason Brownlee, Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center (2), 9
130 pounds
1. Matt Nelson, Big Lake (6), 12
2. Chaz Abrahamson, Thief River Falls/Goodridge (8), 12
3. Drake Borsgard, Windom Area/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (3), 11
4. Nate Lynn, Adrian (3), 11
5. Coltan Laganiere, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 10
6. Alex Couette, Annandale/Maple Lake (6), 12
7. Jake Kostik, North Branch (7), 12
8. Tyler Dobmeier, Scott West (2), 12
9. Ryan Schroepfer, Wabasso/Red Rock Central (3), 12
10. Matt Tlougan, Byron (1), 12
135 pounds
1. Garret Garness, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 12
2. Gabe Fogarty, Scott West (2), 11
3. Zach Friederich, Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center (2), 12
4. Zac Bainville, Grand Rapids (7), 12
5. Zach Campbell, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove (3), 12
6. Sam Keeler, Foley (6), 12
7. Matt Kruse, Simley (4), 12
8. Dillon Kifer, Little Falls (6), 11
9. Austin Fitzgerald, Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove (1), 11
10. Tyler Pipo, Annandale/Maple Lake (6), 12
140 pounds
1. Jake Short, Simley (4), 10
2. Jake Siegle, Scott West (2), 12
3. Jamie Holt, Albany (6), 12
4. Dustin Ellsworth, Saint Paul Harding (4), 11
5. Myrone Bell, Fergus Falls (8), 10
6. Tanner Benson, Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove (1), 12
7. Chevy Gobel, Foley (6), 11
8. Jake Schmitz, Monticello (5), 12
9. Cody Hanson, Hinckley-Finlayson/Pine City/East Central (7), 12
10. Mitch Jobe, Grand Rapids (7), 12
145 pounds
1. Nick Wanzek, Simley (4), 10
2. Shawn Hattlestad, New London-Spicer (6), 12
3. Ryan Swenson, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley (3), 12
4. Dallen Rud, Byron (1), 12
5. Zach Gehloff, Waseca (1), 10
6. Joey Stadnick, Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran (2), 12
7. Josh Halicke, Sartell-Saint Stephen (6), 11
8. Zach Schreiber, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 12
9. Patrick Mork, North Branch (7), 11
10. Matt Laugen, Fergus Falls (8), 11
152 pounds
1. Tyler Mergen, Monticello (5), 12
2. Dan Dick, Simley (4), 12
3. Jesse Munos, South Saint Paul (4), 12
4. Jesse Punchocar, Annandale/Maple Lake (6), 12
5. Peter Harrison, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus (8), 11
6. Tyler Zilverberg, Scott West (2), 12
7. Codie LaFromboise, Mora (7), 10
8. Dylan Hanson, New London-Spicer (6), 11
9. Codie Weeding, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley (3), 12
10. Joe Bednar, Montevideo (3), 11
160 pounds
1. Micah Barnes, Simley (4), 11
2. Taylor Lewandowski, Foley (6), 11
3. Sam Haas, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley (3), 11
4. Christian Harrison, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus (8), 12
5. Garret Miller, Plainview-Elgin-Millville (1), 11
6. John Redepenning, Rockford (5), 11
7. Nick Dvorak, Scott West (2), 11
8. Joe Tuholsky, Little Falls (6), 12
9. Jamison Evans, Grand Rapids (7), 10
10. Brady Ayers, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton (1), 10
171 pounds
1. Brandon Pederson, Waseca (1), 12
2. Sebastian Gardner, Monticello (5), 12
3. Zac Rutt, Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center (2), 12
4. Travis Kammerer, Chisago Lakes Area (7), 12
5. Patrick Faber, Fridley (5), 12
6. Brock Gobin, Cannon Falls/Randolph (1), 12
7. Justin Ladehoff, Milaca (7), 11
8. Derek Doane, Plainview-Elgin-Millville (1), 12
9. Blake Petrich, Staples-Motley (8), 11
10. Jared Peterson, Windom Area/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin (3), 12
189 pounds
1. Broc Berge, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 10
2. Taylor Neaton, Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran (2), 12
3. Ryan Michaelis, Monticello (5), 12
4. Cody Welch, Wabasso/Red Rock Central (3), 11
5. Dakota Hanson, Dassel-Cokato (6), 12
6. Tyler Carlsgaard, Mahtomedi (4), 12
7. Zach Dvorak, Scott West (2), 12
8. Joe Hemmerich, Milaca (7), 12
9. Mitch Robinson, Zimmerman (5), 10
10. Dustin Polzine, Adrian (3), 12
215 pounds
1. Michael Kroells, Scott West (2), 11
2. Anthony Gullickson, Totino-Grace (5), 12
3. Carter Brandt, Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander/Kingsland (1), 12
4. Daren Wingert, Plainview-Elgin-Millville (1), 12
5. Tyler Carlson, Mora (7), 12
6. Joe Jude, Monticello (5), 12
7. Justin Bergerson, North Branch (7), 12
8. Matt Wakefield, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove (3), 12
9. Mario Arroyo, Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center (2), 12
10. Ben McDonald, Mahtomedi (4), 11
285 pounds
1. Austin Goergen, Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove (1), 11
2. Jesse Hein, Perham (8), 11
3. Sam Stoll, Kasson-Mantorville (1), 9
4. Nick Cervantes, Thief River Falls/Goodridge (8), 12
5. Karl Eichinger, Princeton (7), 12
6. Ben Goodrich, Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy (5), 12
7. Donaldo Martinez, Sauk Center/Melrose (6), 12
8. Collin Gabler, Mankato East (2), 10
9. Nic Grimley, Monticello (5), 11
10. Zach Gibson, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta (3), 11

Class AA Ratings Editor: Bruce Heitkamp


Class A Teams
1. Jackson County Central (2)
2. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5)
3. Frazee (8)
4. Minneota (3)
5. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4)
6. Kimball Area (5)
7. Zumbrota-Mazeppa (1)
8. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3)
9. Border West (6)
10. Kenyon-Wanamingo (1)
11. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8)
12. Saint James (4)

Lean and Mean
BOLD (3), Pierz (7), Paynesville Area (5), Pipestone Area (3), Holdingford (5), Mille Lacs (7), Wadena-Deer Creek (6), LeSueur-Henderson (4), Crookston (8), Royalton/Upsala (7), Aitkin (7)

Class A Individuals
103 pounds
1. Andrew Dayland, Saint Charles (1), 9
2. Cameron Sykora, Border West (6), 8
3. Tyler Berghuis, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 9
4. Trevor Schultz, Martin County West (2), 10
5. Tommy Selander, New York Mills (6), 12
6. Isaac Schermerhorn, Frazee (8), 8
7. Jordan Engler, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3), 8
8. Cody Hanson, Saint James (4), 10
9. Tyler Keller, Medford (2), 9
10. Ryan Bergeron, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8), 12
112 pounds
1. Isaac Novacek, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8), 11
2. Mitch Andrews, Border West (6), 12
3. Shane Novak, New York Mills (6), 10
4. Zach Kuhns, Maple River (2), 10
5. Dylan Herman, United South Central (2), 9
6. Trevor Stilke, Frazee (8), 12
7. Jacob Braaten, Minnewaska Area (5), 12
8. Quinten Berres, Kimball Area (5), 8
9. Nick Roemer, Wabasha-Kellogg (1), 11
10. Angel Soto, Saint James (4), 12
119 pounds
1. Mitchel Lexvold, Kenyon-Wanamingo (1), 11
2. Will McCarthy, Border West (6), 12
3. Ted Berckes, Canby (3), 12
4. Taner Trembley, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4), 10
5. Tanner Mills, Kimball Area (5), 10
6. Jesse Jaerger, Maple River (2), 12
7. Mitch Steffens, Wadena-Deer Creek (6), 11
8. Cody Whitney, Mille Lacs (7), 11
9. Dustin Esplan, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (2), 11
10. Morgan Staton, Benson (3), 10
125 pounds
1. Christian Skillings, Minneota (3), 12
2. Hayden Rouser, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 11
3. Tanner Ellenberg, Frazee (8), 12
4. Gus McCarty, Border West (6), 10
5. Cody Ball, Saint Charles (1), 10
6. Jake Wirtjes, Blue Earth Area (2), 12
7. Oakley McLain, Kenyon-Wanamingo (1), 11
8. Marcus Hamer, Kimball Area (5), 10
9. Ben Rynda, Trinity at River Ridge (4), 11
10. Levi Specht, Yellow Medicine East (3), 12
130 pounds
1. Hayden Zillmer, Crosby-Ironton (7), 12
2. Beau Buysse, Minneota (3), 12
3. Klinton VanHeuveln, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3), 12
4. Tyler Pavogel, Sibley East (4), 12
5. Wade Huckriede, Frazee (8), 12
6. Jordan Theede, Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (1), 9
7. Ian Peck, Saint Charles (1), 12
8. Mason Moreno, Hayfield (1), 9
9. Seth Johnson, Blooming Prairie (2), 12
10. Brent O’Connell, LeSueur-Henderson (4), 11
135 pounds
1. Bronson Steuber, Jackson County Central (2), 12
2. Mike Jarnot, Holdingford (5), 11
3. Matt Lee, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 12
4. Jacob Anderson, River Valley (4), 11
5. Aaron Bates, Sibley East (4), 10
6. Myrel Schemerhorn, Frazee (8), 10
7. Jake Revier, BOLD (3), 12
8. James Cossette, Pelican Rapids (6), 12
9. Dakota Yarger, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4), 11
10. Rusty Grisim, Lake City (1), 11
140 pounds
1. Clint Poster, Pierz (7), 12
2. Larry Bomstad, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 9
3. Adam Cooling, Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther (4), 10
4. Brad Maas, Medford (2), 11
5. Jordan Rothers, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3), 10
6. Rij Koehnen, Frazee (8), 11
7. Dustin Dylla, United South Central (2), 12
8. Brett Swartz, LeSueur-Henderson (4), 12
9. Garrett Hoffner, Mahnomen/Waubun (8), 10
10. Mitch Lange, Royalton/Upsala (7), 9
145 pounds
1. Curt Maas, Medford (2), 11
2. Grant Hegge, Southland (1), 12
3. Casey Nunn, Frazee (8), 12
4. Darick Vancura, Jackson County Central (2), 10
5. Jordan Chouanard, Aitkin (7), 11
6. Alex Lessman, Minneota (3), 12
7. Jordan Joseph, Kimball Area (5), 8
8. Matt Meyer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 11
9. Giovanni Alverado, Saint James (4), 11
10. Thomas Gullikson, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8), 12
152 pounds
1. Anthony Caputo, Crookston (8), 12
2. Brett Pfarr, LeSueur-Henderson (4), 11
3. William Baker, Jackson County Central (2), 12
4. Bryan Andrews, Martin County West (2), 12
5. Jake Krogstad, Dover-Eyota (1), 12
6. Joe Franta, Blue Earth Area (2), 12
7. Caramon Hanson, Kimball Area (5), 11
8. Nathan Tomala, Pierz (7), 11
9. Dominic Sweetman, Redwood Valley (3), 12
10. Zach Olson, Mille Lacs (7), 12
160 pounds
1. Cooper Moore, Jackson County Central (2), 11
2. Stephen Erlandson, Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah (6), 11
3. Cody Tibbetts, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4), 12
4. Jacob Forcier, Eden Valley-Watkins (5), 12
5. Sean Huls, Pierz (7), 12
6. Alex Cooling, Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther (4), 12
7. Michael Kramer, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 12
8. Alex Steffel, BOLD (3), 12
9. TeJay Wojochwoski, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8), 12
10. Trevor Mahlum, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (3), 12
171 pounds
1. Josh Willaert, LeSueur-Henderson (4), 12
2. Thomas Sandt, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4), 12
3. Matt Doom, Paynesville Area (5), 12
4. Ryan Larson, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 12
5. Shawn Johnson, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (8), 12
6. Ryan Sieberg, Saint Clair/Mankato Loyola (2), 12
7. Derek Melhouse, Kenyon-Wanamingo (1), 12
8. Brandon O’Halloran, BOLD (3), 12
9. Kevin Hahn, Parkers Prairie (6), 12
10. Levi Ringnell, Martin County West (2), 12
189 pounds
1. Kody Lafraniere-Sorenson, Frazee (8), 12
2. Chad Matthess, Zumbrota-Mazeppa (1), 12
3. Nate Meixell, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (4), 11
4. Nathan Rose, Sibley East (4), 9
5. Adam Josephson, Minneota (3), 11
6. Juan Gomez, Chatfield (1), 12
7. David Joseph, Kimball Area (5), 12
8. Greg Erlandson, Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah (6), 11
9. Tyler Evans, Pipestone Area (3), 12
10. Tony Hausladen, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (5),
215 pounds
1. Jordan Phibbs, Jackson County Central (2), 12
2. Jon Gorter, Pipestone Area (3), 12
3. Josh VanOverbeke, Minneota (3), 11
4. Brody Davidson, Crookston (8), 12
5. Blake Arndt, Hayfield (1), 12
6. Colby Salonek, River Valley (4), 12
7. Matt Marketon, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted (5), 12
8. Dylan Nelson, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (5), 12
9. Andrew Plumski, Royalton/Upsala (7), 12
10. Mitch Asfeld, Eden Valley-Watkins (5), 12
285 pounds
1. Alex Yeager, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River (8), 11
2. Colin Turhcin, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale (6), 11
3. Cody Torkelson, Osakis (5), 12
4. Jordan McArthur, Mahnomen/Waubun (8), 12
5. Payten Crosby, Martin County West (2), 12
6. Aaron Bruihler, LeSueur-Henderson (4), 11
7. Billy Connelly, Border West (6), 12
8. Travis Longhenry, Canby (3), 12
9. Zach Davis, Hayfield (1), 12
10. Tony Willette, United South Central (2), 12

Class A Ratings Editor: Roger Mischke

NCAA releases second wrestling coaches’ panel rankings and first RPI

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the second of three coaches’ panel rankings and the first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) for the 2010-11 wrestling season. The final rankings and RPI will be two of the tools used as part of the selection process to determine the qualifiers for the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.

Wrestlers in each weight class will be measured by Division I winning percentage, RPI and coaches’ rankings to earn spots for the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. The coaches’ rankings are compiled by a vote of coaches across the nation. Each qualifying tournament has five coaches rank the top 33 wrestlers in two weight classes. For ranking purposes, coaches must select a wrestler as a starter at a designated weight class. In addition, coaches may only select one wrestler per weight class.

To be eligible for an RPI ranking, a wrestler must have a minimum of 17 Division I matches at a given weight class. The top 33 wrestlers in the RPI are listed for each weight class.

The top-ranked wrestlers at each weight class in the second rankings are: Anthony Robles, Arizona State University (125 pounds); Jordan Oliver, Oklahoma State University (133 pounds); Kellen Russell, University of Michigan (141 pounds); Darrion Caldwell, North Carolina State University (149 pounds); Steve Fittery, American University (157 pounds); Jordan Burroughs, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (165 pounds); Jonathan Reader, Iowa State University (174 pounds); Kirk Smith, Boise State University (184 pounds); Cam Simaz, Cornell University (197 pounds) and Zachery Rey, Lehigh University (Heavyweight).

The full rankings and RPI of each weight class

SJU Travels to Eau Claire Saturday

The Johnnies will travel to the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational this Saturday, Feb. 12. The meet is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Eau Claire, Wis.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIESSaint John’s recorded 14 top-eight finishes at the 2011 North Country Open held last Saturday in Collegeville. The Johnnies earned wins at two weights, posted four second-place finishes and three third’s. Senior Minga Batsukh (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.), ranked fourth nationally in Division III at 149, won his weight class with four technical falls and a major decision. He collected a total of 50 takedowns in his five matches, including a school-record in his 35-19 win in the opening round. The 17 takedowns broke the old record of 15 set by Scot Doboszenski during the 1992-93 season. Junior Matt Pfarr (Le Sueur, Minn./Le Sueur-Henderson), the fourth-ranked wrestler at 174 pounds, went 5-0 with a 13-4 major decision in the championship match. Seniors Matt Baarson (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park) and Tony Willaert (North Mankato, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), sophomore Mitch Hagen (Sunburg, Minn./Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) and freshman Brandon Seppelt (Foley, Minn.) all took second in each of their respective weight classes. Baarson, Division III’s top-ranked wrestler at 165 pounds, rattled off three straight pins before falling to North Dakota State’s Steven Monk by a 5-2 decision in the final match. Willaert, ranked ninth at 197, collected three consecutive pins before losing to Minnesota’s Scott Schiller 9-8 due to riding time in the championship bout. Hagen, meanwhile, went 4-0 at 184, including a pin over top-seeded and fifth-ranked Dylan Azinger of Wartburg. He lost to Minnesota’s Joel Bauman by a 7-2 decision in the finals. Seppelt survived the 32-man bracket at 157 and advance to the finals via two decisions and two forfeits. He fell to Minnesota’s Brian Petersen by a 5-3 tally in the championship match. Juniors Dustin Baxter(Fairbanks, Alaska/West Valley) and Chad Henle (Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer), and freshman Nick Schuler (Roseville, Minn./Totino-Grace) all finished third. Baxter won his first match at 184 before forfeiting the semifinal to Hagen. He then posted a major decision and won the third-place match via forfeit. Henle went 6-1 on the day, including four wins in wrestlebacks to claim third at 133. Schuler lost his first match of the day, but battled back with six straight wins, including pins in his final three matches. The meet featured a total of 221 wrestlers.

THIS YEAR’S BLUGOLD INVITE: In addition to the Johnnies and Blugolds, this year’s invitational is scheduled to include No. 3 Augsburg, Jamestown (N.D.), Luther (Iowa), No. 3 St. Cloud State (Division II), No. 2 Wisconsin-La Crosse, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin-Parkside, No. 18 Wisconsin-Stevens Point (No. 18), No. 17 Wisconsin-Whitewater and No. 1 Wartburg (Iowa).

LAST YEAR’S MEET: Eight of Saint John’s 14 wrestlers placed as the Johnnies finished fourth out of 13 teams. Augsburg won the tournament with 221 points, followed by Wis.-La Crosse (149.5), Wis.-Parkside (126), SJU (109) and Wis.-Oshkosh (93). The Johnnies managed to finish fourth despite not having an entrant at two weights (125, 165) and not having starters in three of the other weights. Batsukh (141), John Vaith (157; Hastings, Minn.) and Willaert all claimed second place. Batsukh cruised thru the first three rounds with two technical falls and a pin before defeating Augsburg’s Cody Hansen 5-4 in the semifinals. The injury defaulted to the Auggies’ Jafari Vanier in the championship match. Vaith collected four wins of his own before falling to Wis.-La Crosse’s Ryan Farwell by a score of 2-0 in the championship bout. Willaert, a traditional 197-pounder, earned pins in his first two matches at heavyweight before defeating Jamestown’s (N.D.) Willie Hernandez 9-5 in the semifinals. He lost to Augsburg’s Andrew Witzel, 1-0 in the championship match. 

MSU-Moorhead 30 Northern State 13

No. 20 Dragons Send Wolves Packing At John Sterner Endowment Dual

MOORHEAD, Minn. – The No. 20 Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragons welcome in the Northern State Wolves (S.D.) for the annual John Sterner Endowment Dual. The Dragons worked over the Wolves early on for three pins en route to a 30-13 win.

After a forfeit win for the Dragons at 125 pounds in favor of Graelin Garlington, Senior Evan Forde opened up the dual with a big win over Ian Muirhead. Forde showed that he was in firm control early on with a takedown just 24 seconds into the match.

Forde led 8-6 after the opening period, racking up three more points in the second period with a near fall. In the final period Forde finally got his aggressive offense to pay off, pinning Ian Muirhead at 6:37 to put the Dragons up 12-0.

Tyler Steinwand looked to continue his recent run of success against Beau Voegeli at 149 pounds. Steinwand was forced to rally after Voegeli lead 4-2 after the first period. Steinwand chose down to start the second and reversed Voegeli, taking him down 30 seconds later.

After Voegeli tied the match with an escape, he failed to capitalize any further as Steinwand gained the winning point with 2:33 of riding time for a 7-6 win. The Dragons early success continued at 157 pounds with No. 7 ranked Tallen Wald taking on Ryan Dickonson.

Wald gained control early with a takedown just 15 seconds into the opening period, nearly pinning Dickinson 24 seconds later. Wald finally put away Dickinson with a pin fall at 1:24 of the match, the Dragons second pin fall of the night. The pin by Wald opened up the lead to 21-3.

Tyler Kivel opened up the second half against Neil Sell at 165 pounds. Kivel gained a takedown 24 seconds into the match while Sell responded with an escape. After Kivel kept Sell from scoring in the second, Kivel chose down to start the third, escaping Sell’s hold and taking him down simultaneously. Kivel kept on the pressure, gaining the third pin fall for the Dragons, which gave the Dragons a 27-3 lead.

The Wolves gained a win at 174 pounds with Chad Gibson gaining a win over Trent Sovde. With the match in Gibson’s favor, Sovde made a last second move for a tying takedown but was not awarded the points.

Freshman Kody Kalkbrenner regained the momentum for the Dragons at 184 pounds, taking on Jeb Clay. Kalkbrenner traded takedowns and reversals with Clay in the first period but Kalkbrenner’s escape gave him the one point lead after the first period.

Clay tied the match up in the second matching Kalkbrenner with an escape but gaining a takedown with 19 seconds remaining. Kalkbrenner racked up the points in the third, getting two takedowns and nearly pinning Clay as the match ended, capping his match with a three-point near fall to win by a final of 15-8.

After a Wolves’ win at 197 pounds between Northern State’s Brent Fosheim and Brian Woelfel, the dual reached the final match between the Dragons’ Jon Swart and the No. 2 ranked heavyweight in the nation, Matthew Meuleners.

Meuleners and Swart each exchanged escapes to begin the second and third periods, respectively. Both wrestlers battled for position in the first overtime period but neither gained any points. During the second set of overtime periods, both Meuleners and Swart each swapped escapes. Meuleners gained the decisive takedown to win the match by a final of 4-2.

The Dragons 30-13 win brings their record to 6-8 (2-4 NSIC). The Dragons continue their home stand with a dual against Dickinson State on Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. inside Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

MSU-Moorhead 30 Northern State 13
125 Graelin Garlington (MSM) For Forfeit (NS)
133 Evan Forde (MSM) FALL Ian Muirhead (NS) 6:37
141 Benton Crow (NS) DEC Brady Schneeberger (MSM) 4-1
149 Tyler Steinwand (MSM) DEC Beau Voegeli (NS) 7-6
157 Tallen Wald (MSM) FALL Ryan Dickinson (NS) 1:24
165 Tyler Kivel (MSM) FALL Neil Sell (NS) (6:16)
174 Chad Gibson (NS) DEC Trent Sovde (MSM) 3-1
184 Kody Kalkbrenner (MSM) DEC Jeb Clay (NS) 15-8
197 Brent Fosheim (NS) MD Brian Woelfel (MSM) 13-1
285 Matthew Meuleners (NS) DEC Jon Swart (MSM) 4-2

MSU-Mankato 31 Southwest Minnesota State 6

Mankato, Minn. – The No. 8 Minnesota State Mavericks completed the home portion of their schedule on Thursday night as they defeated the visiting Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 31-6 on Senior Night at Bresnan Arena.

Senior Andy Forstner’s (No. 4, 125-lbs) final home match wasn’t a long one as he jumped out to an early 2-0 lead with a takedown at the :30 mark before pinning Travis Borchert four seconds later (:34) to earn his second win by fall of the season and give the Mavericks an early 6-0 lead.
Fellow senior Ben Becker (No. 6, 174-lbs) also made the most of his final home match earning a 12-2 major decision win over Zach Coates. Despite leading just 2-0 after the first period, Becker would record four takedowns in the matches final two periods and earn 3:35 of riding time en route to victory.
Junior Aaron Norgren (No. 6, 184-lbs) earned a win by sudden victory over CD Johnson giving him four consecutive wins. Norgren earned a two-point takedown with just eight seconds remaining in sudden victory for a 6-4 win.
Breaking his two-match losing streak was the No. 7 ranked junior Pat Mahan. Mahan would go on to earn two three-point near-falls and two two-point near-falls before defeating Martin Hagen by a 15-0 technical fall at the 5:28 mark.
Four other wrestlers would go on to earn wins for the Mavericks as sophomore Robby Fisher (141-lbs) won a 4-2 decision, sophomore Jesse Westphal(149-lbs) won a 2-1 decision, junior John Makabe (157-lbs) won an 8-5 decision, and freshman Brendan Eichmann (165-lbs) won a 19-9 major decision.
With the win the Mavericks improve to 9-4 overall and 5-1 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action. The loss drops the Mustangs to 5-4-1 overall and 1-4 in the NSIC.
The Mavericks will close out their regular season next week as they travel to St. Cloud State to take on the No. 3 ranked Huskies. The dual is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Feb. 17.

MSU-Mankato 31 Southwest Minnesota State 6
125: #4 Forstner (MSU) fall Borchert :34
133: Reinsma (SMS) dec Norgren 8-3
141: Fisher (MSU) dec Hildebrandt 4-2
149: Westphal (MSU) dec Carter 2-1
157: Makabe (MSU) dec Field 8-5
165: Eichmann (MSU) md Fate 19-9
174: #6 Becker (MSU) md Coates 12-2
184: #6 Norgren (MSU) dec Johnson 6-4 sv
197: #7 Mahan (MSU) tf Hagen 15-0 5:28
Hwt: Rodas (SMS) dec Haynes 9-5

Batsukh Named D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week

D3wrestle.com Release

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Saint John’s University senior Minga Batsukh (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/St. Benedict’s Prep, N.J.) was named the D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

Minga BatsukhThe two-time defending national champion at 141 pounds and a three-time national qualifier, Batsukh won the 149-pound weight class with four technical falls and a major decision at last weekend’s North Country Open. He collected a total of 50 takedowns in his five matches, including a school-record in his 35-19 win in the opening round. The 17 takedowns broke the old record of 15 set by Scot Doboszenski during the 1992-93 season.

He moved up one spot to No. 3 in the national rankings after defeating then-No. 3 Tony Valek from Augsburg two weeks ago. Batsukh’s only loss this season was to No. 2 Blaine Woszczak of Ithaca (N.Y.).

The Johnnies finish their regular season at the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Invitational this Saturday, Feb. 12.

Jacks return home to face rival Bison

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The South Dakota State wrestling team returns to Frost Arena for the final homestand of the season as the team hosts North Dakota State Friday at 7 p.m. in Western Wrestling Conference action.

Aaron Pickrel leads the Jackrabbits with a 2-1 WWC record and a 24-8 overall record. Pickrel notched four-straight wins at the North Country Open last week to win the 125-pound weight division. Pickrel is 5-0 in falls with the quickest in one minute three seconds. He will not compete Friday against NDSU due to injury. 

This week’s Competition

North Dakota State Bison – North Dakota State enters the weekend 7-4 overall and 1-3 in the WWC. The Bison dropped a dual against Air Force 22-19 and no. 25 Wyoming 35-3 in their last conference action.

Trent Sprenkle, ranked no. 19 by Intermat and no. 22 by the NCAA owns a 26-7 record, including 3-1 in the WWC. Sprenkle lost his first conference bout to no. 18 Michael Martinez of Wyoming Jan. 30, but he won seven of his last eight matches. The sophomore lost only two of 11 dual matches on the season so far.

Vince Salminen, ranked no. 18 by Intermat and the NCAA, is 31-5 on the season and 4-0 in the WWC. The 157-pounder was the lone Bison to tally a win against no. 25 Wyoming in NDSU’s last conference matchup. The senior has won seven of his last eight bouts and has only three dual losses.

The Jacks are 19-34-1 against the Bison all time.

Jacks by numbers – The 11 grapplers on the probable lineup for the matchup against NDSU own 59 wins on the season with 126 bout losses.

As a team, the Jacks won 35 matches by fall with the two quickest falls in 32 seconds (Joe Brewster) and 34 seconds (Cord Willers).

David Michaud and Dustin Walraven claim the most wins by fall, both with a 6-0 falls record. Aaron Pickrel follows with a 5-0 falls record.

The Jacks have 68 wins by decision, 20 wins by major decision and six wins by technical fall.

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Fans can also follow Jackrabbit Athletics on the all new Facebook page by logging onto Facebook.com/SDSU.Jackrabbit.Nation.

Jackrabbit Extra – Subscribers to the Jackrabbit Extra on GoJacks.com can view select SDSU wrestling matches live on the internet. To subscribe to the Jackrabbit Extra, log onto GoJacks.com, select Jackrabbit Extra on the Audio/Video tab and click  “sign up.”

Jackrabbit Insider on FOX and FSN –  “Jackrabbit Insider” airs at 10:30 p.m. Sundays on KTTW FOX 7.  The show can also be seen on FOX Sports North Tuesdays at 6 p.m. CT. FOX College Sports Central will air the program Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. “Jackrabbit Insider” is also available through the Jackrabbit Extra video on-demand service at GoJacks.com.

Hosted by Tyler Merrium, “Jackrabbit Insider” is a weekly half-hour program that provides Jackrabbit fans with a behind-the-scenes look at South Dakota State University Athletics.

Last week – Aaron Pickrel and Dustin Walraven tallied top finishes for the South Dakota State wrestling team Saturday in the North Country Open, hosted by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

No. one seed Pickrel went 4-0 at the tournament to win the 125-pound weight class. He defeated his opponents 52-12, including two wins by decision, one major decision and a technical fall.

No. two seed Walraven went 4-1 in the 149-pound division to place second. Walraven won his first match by fall in 51 seconds against Alex Stepanek of Concordia Nebraska. He went on to win his next match by medical forfeit. He defeated the no. seven seed by technical fall 28-7 in 5:12 before beating the no. three seed by fall 4:47. He dropped the championship match to no. one seed Myanganbayar Batsukh of St. John’s 20-4. 

Next Up – The Jacks wrap up the regular season when they host Utah Valley Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in Frost Arena.