Minnesota Christmas Tournament finals match video – 106/113

First and Third-place matches from the 26th Annual Minnesota Christmas Tournament Sponsored by Jennie-O Turkey Store. Tournament took place December 14-15, 2012 at the University Center in Rochester, MN.

Former Gopher wrestlers Mack Reiter and Gordon Bierschenk provide audio commentary for the 1st place matches. Produced by USA Wrestling.

106 LBS – 1st – Kael Knowlen (Bismark) vs. Gabe Shea (Kasson-Mantorville):

106 LBS – 3rd – Aaron Dick (St. Michael-Albertville) vs. Tanner Cole (Owatonna):

113 LBS – 1st – Gannon Volk (Apple Valley) vs. Garrett Wangsness (Albert Lea):

113 LBS – 3rd – Hunter Marko (Amery) vs. Mitchell McKee (St. Michael-Albertville):

View other matches:

106 LBS – 1st – Kael Knowlen (Bismark) vs. Gabe Shea (Kasson-Mantorville)
106 LBS – 3rd – Aaron Dick (St. Michael-Albertville) vs. Tanner Cole (Owatonna)
113 LBS – 1st – Gannon Volk (Apple Valley) vs. Garrett Wangsness (Albert Lea)
113 LBS – 3rd – Hunter Marko (Amery) vs. Mitchell McKee (St. Michael-Albertville)


120 LBS – 1st – Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville) vs. Tanner Johnshoy (Prior Lake)
120 LBS – 3rd – Maolu Woiwor (Apple Valley) vs. Trevor Westerlund (Albert Lea)
126 LBS – 1st – Jordan Shearer (West Fargo) vs. Nate Thomas (Kasson-Mantorville)
126 LBS – 3rd – Griffin Parriott (New Prague) vs. Zach Siegle (Scott West)


132 LBS – 1st – Kyle Gliva (Simley) vs. Brady Berge (Kasson-Mantorville)
132 LBS – 3rd – Mark Voss (St. Michael-Albertville) vs. Luke Rowh (Hastings)
138 LBS – 1st – Coltan Laganiere (Kasson-Mantorville) vs. Cole Sladek (St. Michael-Albertville)
138 LBS – 3rd – Brett Stolarzyk (Stewartville) vs. Weston Droegemueller (Wayzata)


145 LBS – 1st – Jake Short (Simley) vs. Travis Holt (Cambridge-Isanti)
145 LBS – 3rd – Trenton Cornell (Lancaster) vs. Weston Dobler (West Fargo)
152 LBS – 1st – Mark Hall II (Apple Valley) vs. Andrew Fogarty (Scott West)
152 LBS – 3rd – Mack Short (Simley) vs. Luke Norland (Jackson)


160 LBS – 1st – Ryan Blees (Bismark) vs. Dayton Racer (Apple Valley)
160 LBS – 3rd – Austin Boniface (Forest Lake) vs. Ethan Soderstrom (Lancaster)
170 LBS – 1st – Nick Wanzek (Simley) vs. Daniel Woiwor (Apple Valley)
170 LBS – 3rd – Darick Vancura (Jackson) vs. Jordan Joseph (St. Michael-Albertville)


182 LBS – 1st – Preston Lehmann (West Fargo) vs. Porter Secrist (Wabasha-Kellogg)
182 LBS – 3rd – Tristan Westerlund (Albert Lea) vs. Will Balow (Lake City)
195 LBS – 1st – Broc Berge (Kasson-Mantorville) vs. Lance Benick (Totino-Grace)
195 LBS – 3rd – Alex Hart (Prior Lake) vs. Ricky Briggs (St. Michael-Albertville)


220 LBS – 1st – Paul Cheney (Apple Valley) vs. Michael Kessler (St. Michael-Albertville)
220 LBS – 3rd – Justice Davis (Centennial) vs. Nathan Preston (New Prague)
285 LBS – 1st – Sam Stoll (Kasson-Mantorville) vs. Michael Burckhardt (Coon Rapids)
285 LBS – 3rd – Spencer Sorenson (Owatonna) vs. Andrew Gustafson (Centennial)

Kasson-Mantorville, Mayo have clear goals for Clash XI

For the Kasson-Mantorville wrestling team, its goal heading into The Clash National High School Wrestling Duals never has been so clear.

The KoMets want to be wrestling for a Clash title on Day 2 of this year’s event.

“For this group of seniors, their Clash goal, since they first started being a part of it, was to be in that final group and have a chance to win it,” K-M co-head coach Paul Mann said. “I don’t think anyone is going to tell them they can’t do it. As hard as these kids have worked, I don’t think they can envision themselves not being there. We know the effort will be there. Now we just have to make it happen.” Continue reading at postbulletin.com

Former Mocs Coach Chris Bono Returns to Chattanooga

Brings SD State to Southern Scuffle

Chris Bono has a new lease on his wrestling life and so do the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.

The former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling coach was out of college coaching for two years (working in private business) when the South Dakota State job opened up this past spring and quicker than taking an opponent off his feet and to his back, Bono had pinned down the head coaching job and breathing new life into a struggling program. Continue reading at chattanoogan.com

Georgia wrestling team is bunch of road warriors

“Have wrestling team, will travel.”

That’s a motto Collins Hill coach Josh Stephen has lived by since taking over the wrestling program at the large Georgia high school, which is located in Suwanee (a northeast suburb of Atlanta), three years ago.

This year has been no different. In fact, Stephen has had his Collins Hill wrestlers zig-zagging all over the country for the last month. Continue reading at www.postbulletin.com

High School Results – Saturday, December 22, 2012

Badger State Invitational
1. Sycamore 201.0
2. Merrill 194.0
3. Edgar 153.0
4. Sparta 141.0
5. Mineral Point 120.0
6. Stoughton 112.5
7. Waterford 112.0
8. Iowa Grant 94.5
8. River Valley 94.5
10. Waukesha South 88.5
11. Campbellsport 80.0
12. Franklin 78.5
13. Lomira 74.5
14. Waunakee 38.0
15. Horicon 31.0
16. Manawa 29.0
17. Madison Lafollette 27.0
18. Waseca 25.0
19. Waukesha West 18.0