Mark Hall is the Midwest Regional winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the state and regional winners for the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA) and the state winners for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA).

The national winners for both awards will be announced on May 5. The winners will be presented with their awards during the 40th Anniversary of the annual Honors Weekend at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum on June 3-4 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Continue reading at

Mark Hall Named MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestler

Mark Hall’s varsity wrestling career at Apple Valley started as a 7th grader. He was impressed by the welcoming environment that he experienced and attributed it to head coaches Jim Jackson and Dalen Wasmund as well as the entire coaching staff and team.

Mark finished his high school career this past spring with an overall record of 277-4 along with six individual state titles and six team titles. In the words of athletic director Pete Buesgens, the team titles mean as much or more to Mark than his individual titles. Pete is pretty confident that the twelve gold medals in wrestling earned by Mark Hall will not be matched anytime soon.

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The Guillotine – March 18, 2016

The March 18, 2016 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: State Tournament Team Wrap-up, State Tournament Individual Wrap-up, Being Mark Hall, State Action Photos, and Big Ten Action Photos.

More content in this issue: Lace ‘Em Up/State Tournament Awards, MWCA Report, Upcoming Camps-Clinics-Training, The Mat Grinder, State Class AAA Results, Open Tournament Calendar, State Class AA Results, State Class A Results, Academic All-State Form.

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GG12: State Champions Mitchell McKee, Griffin Parriott and Mark Hall as well as Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson

state-ggEpisode 12 of The Guillotine Grapevine rocks some historic talk as Apple Valley’s Mark Hall made history winning his sixth individual state championship to go along with six team championships.

Before we get to Hall, we caught up with St. Michael-Albertville’s Mitchell McKee after he won his third championship, stepping on the mat a few weights after his brother Patrick claimed the crown at 106 pounds. Following McKee, we talked with New Prague’s Griffin Parriott, who wowed the XCel Energy Center crowd with a 10-second fall in the state championship in AA.

Then we get to Hall, who answered questions from loads of TV stations and newspapers. He talked about the goals he had coming in to beat Destin McCauley’s five individual titles and six team titles as well as wrestling with his future college coach Cael Sanderson in attendance.

We also got a few minutes with Sanderson and he gave his impressions about the quality and atmosphere at the Minnesota State Championships.

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GG04: Apple Valley’s Mark Hall announces his intention to compete for Penn State

Episode 4 of the Guillotine Grapevine is a special edition as Apple Valley’s five-time state champion Mark Hall announced his college commitment.

With several athletes from Apple Valley signing on National Signing Day, Hall got the big treatment in the theater of the high school and a live stream on Flowrestling.

After opening statements by Athletic Director Pete Buesgens, Hall took to the stage and announced he would compete for Penn State.

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The Guillotine – December 31, 2010

The December 31, 2010 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Minnesota Christmas Tournament Action | Lace ‘Em Up | Open Tournament Calendar | Milestones | Class AA Ratings | Class AAA Ratings | MWCA Report | Class A Ratings | Minnesota Christmas Tournament | Officially Speaking | Fastest Falls | State Tournament Format Approved | The Prior Lake Lakers – A Family Team | Minnesota College Connection | Apple Valley‘s Hall is mature beyond his years | The Clash Brackets | The Clash 9 New Team Profiles – part 2 | Ask The Doc | Ridgewater – Plenty Of Things To Pull From | Upcoming Camps, Clinics, and Training | The View From The Matbird Seat | Years Ago | Where Have They Gone? – Gordon Wiborg | Off The Mat With Grandma | Big Bear Tournament | Redwood River Riot | High School Results | College Results.

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