Central Minnesota Mat Rats Preseason Report (28th Annual) by Roger Mischke

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Preseason Report (28th Annual)
by Roger Mischke

By Roger Mischke November 2021 Coaches, please keep me informed of your team’s success throughout the season. With each edition, I would like to share their success in The Central MN Report. Please send relevant information for Class A individual and team ratings as well. I will also report your results to The Guillotine results page results@theguillotine.com If possible you can also text or email a photo of your score book pages after your duals. If you want to text; I will give individuals my cell phone number. If you are using Track Wrestling, could you please add me to your mailing list. Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke

GRANITE RIDGE CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: FOLEY FALCONS and the MORA MUSTANGS
DARK HORSES: ALBANY HUSKIES and the PIERZ PIONEERS

FOLEY FALCONS
Head Coach: Chris Ratke
Granite Ridge Conference: 6-0
Overall: 32-3

The Falcons defeated Nashwauk-Kewatin 83-0 in their first round Section 7AA dual, in the semifinals they defeated Mora 43-18. In the Section 7AA championship they were defeated by Princeton 41-26. They graduated six very good seniors last spring, including four super section place winners and a state medalist. Overall they will have a young team returning, that includes twelve with double figure wins and a great deal of experience. Look for the Falcons to continue to make steady improvement thru out the season. If they stay healthy they could surprise possibly a couple of teams in what should be a very good section dual meet campaign in section 6AA. They should make a very strong challenge for a top four spot in the section duals. The Falcons should make a challenge to defend their conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Elijah Novak, Cyler Ruhoff, Levi Jacobson, Caden Ruhoff, Evan Miller, Austin Malikowski, Joey Thorsten, Alex Jennisson and Cayden Hansmeier.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Elijah Novak 12th 37-5 Top 2/1st/3rd State/AC
Cyler Ruhoff 10th 35-9 Top 2/3rd/AC
Evan Miller 11th 25-5 Top 4/5th/AC
Austin Malikowksi 12th 24-7 Top 4/2nd
Levi Jacobson 12th 24-2 Injured/AC
Alex Jennisson 10th 19-14 Top 4/AC
Cayden Hansmeier 10th 17-12
Wyatt Wall 8th 17-20 Top 5
Cole Rudnitski 11th 17-10 AC
Joey Thorsten 12th 13-4 AC
Josiah Peterson 10th 13-9 Top 4
Cameron Evenson 11th 8-2
Caden Ruhoff 12th 10-1 Injured
Kyler Benson 11th 9-5
Colton Rothfork 12th 4-1
Andy Boettcher 11th 4-1
Zach Jennissen 12th 2-3
Aaron Ratke 11th 3-1

GRADUATES:
Hunter Gorecki 43-3 Top 2/1st/3rd State/AC
Logan Thorsten 41-5 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Andy Knutson 32-8 Top 4/4th
Michael Moulzolf 28-9 Top 4/5th
Levi Henry 20-10 Top 4/AC
Alex Vait 17-6 AC

MORA MUSTANGS
Head Coach: Tom Youngblom
Granite Ridge Conference: 5-1
Overall: 18-6

The Mustangs defeated Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson in their first round of the Section 7AA duals 70-9. They were defeated by their rivals Foley 43-18 in the semifinals. They graduated seven seniors last spring, including four section place winners and three super section place winners. They will have twelve returning with a wide range of experience, including eight section place winners and two super section place winners. They will have six back with double figure wins. If this crew stays healthy and continue to make strides of improvement they should make a challenge for section dual meet honors. They should challenge their dual marks from last season and for conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Anthony Nelson, Avery Nelson, Conner Gmahl, Nathan Nelson, Tuck Hass and Brock Folkema.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Anthony Nelson 11th 19-6 Top 4/4th/AC
Avery Nelson 11th 18-8 Top 5/AC
Conner Gmahl 11th 18-6 Top 4/5th/AC
Nathan Nelson 10th 18-4 AC
Tucker Hass 11th 16-9 Top 5/AC
Brock Folkema 10th 13-10 Top 5
Cooper Sjodin 9th 9-4 Top 5
Dylon Adams 11th 8-13
Cole Gmahl 10th 7-8 Top 5
Jared Yates 9th 6-5
Cael Sjodin 12th 5-3
Carter Smahl 9th 5-7 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Tommy Nasbush 23-5 Top 2/3rd/AC. (70-33 Career)
Tanner Grangruth 24-9 Top 2/2nd/AC (99-58 Career)
Dom Adams 19-7 Top 2/5th (96-38 Career)
Cody Haggberg 14-4 AC (82-60 Career)
Nathan R. Reller 10-6 (17-18 Career)
Trevor Thelen 5-8 Top 4/4th (38-66 Career)
Sam Udstuen Injured (15-7 Career)

ALBANY HUSKIES
Head Coach: Alex Evan
Granite Ridge Conference: 4-2
Overall: 10-14

The Huskies won by forfeit in their first round of the Section 6AA duals of Annandale/Maple Lake. They were defeated by Dassel Cokato/Litchfield 70-6 in the semifinals. They graduated three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. They will have ten back with experience, including nine section place winners and three super section place winners. They will return eight with double figure wins. So look for improvement from the Huskies, they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Petyon Krumrei, Owen Carlson Jacob Adrian, Hunter Tate, Jimmy Carlisle and Devin Hansen.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Petyon Krumrei 12th 22-10 Top 4/3rd/AC
Owen Carlson 10th 20-12 Top 4/4th
Jacob Adrian 12th 18-9 Top 4/5th
Hunter Tate 12th 13-8 Top 5//AC
Jimmy Carlisle 10th 13-13 Top 5/AC
Devin Hansen 11th 12-9 Top 4
DeClan Crumley 12th 12-15 Top 5
Joseph Schmitt 10th 10-16 Top 5
William Mergen 11th 7-8 Top 4
Ean Hansen 9th 2-15

GRADUATES:
Tate Hoffarth 19-10 Top 4/AC
Connor Winkels 5-10 Top 5
David Bushman 3-8

PIERZ PIONEERS
Head Coach: George “Skip” Toops
Granite Ridge Conference: 2-4
Overall: 17-12

The Pioneers had one graduate last spring, they will have back seven with experience, that includes five section place winners, three super section place winners and a state place winner. Seven with double figure wins, look for them to continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They will fill in some very talented junior varsity wrestlers, they should make a challenge for a top four spot in this section dual meet campaign. The Pioneers could challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The key leaders should include: Trevor Radunz, Derek Stangle, Jacob LaBlanc, Daniel Hoffman, Liam Hennessy and Carter Young.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Trevor Radunz 12th 27-6 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Derek Stangl 11th 24-10 Top 2/5th/AC
Jacob LeBlanc 11th 22-11 Top 4/5th/AC
Daniel Hoffman 12th 18-14 Top 5
Liam Hennessy 8th 18-12
Carter Young 8th 17-11 Top 5
Frank Tomberlin 12th 11

Carter Geise 11th 12-16
Derrick Przybilla 11th 10-21
Grant Kuske 12th 6-7
Wyatt Dingmann 10th 4-18
Nathan Nash 9th 4-10
Brayden Melby 8th 3-4

GRADUATES:
Ross Boser 12th 24-10 Top 4

MILACA-FAITH CHRISTAIN WOLVES
Co-Head Coaches: Mitch Vedders/Clay Hoeck
Granite Ridge Conference: 1-5
Overall: 8-20

The Wolves graduated two very good seniors, including two Super Section place winners, including a state medal winner. They will have back a very young team, they have eight returning with varsity experience. Six were section place winners. They should be looking to improve on those dual meet numbers from last season. The Wolves should make steady strides of improvement during the course of the season. Their key leaders should include: Jack Schoenborn, Colbee Zens and Logan Ash.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jack Schoenborn 11th 23-10 Top 2/3rd
Colbee Zens 11th 11-11 Top 5
Logan Ash 11th 10-6 Top 5
Clay Anderson 11th 8-18
Jack Nord 11th 7-14 Top 5
Chase VanDonsel 10th 6-19
Hunter Bockhoven 11th 2-6 Top 5
Nicholas Reese 12th 3-21 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Bodee Zens 28-7 Top 2/2nd/6th State/AC
Brody Ash 19-8 Top 4/4th/AC

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
Head Coach: Simon Waltman
Granite Ridge Conference: 3-3
Overall: 13-14

The Flyers defeated the Bison of Buffalo in their first round of section duals 48-26 and they were defeated by Willmar 48 to 17. They did graduate two last spring, including a state runner-up. They will return ten with varsity experience, including six Section Place Winners and one super section place winner. Look for the Flyers to improve those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Austin Litke, Eli VanRisseghem and Kobi Cameron.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Austin Litke 12th 26-8 Top 2/3rd/AC
Eli VanRisseghem 12th 22-11 Top 5
Kobi Cameron 8th 16-13 (AC)
Ryan Kloecki 11th 10-21 Top 4
Beau Robinson 9th 10-13 Top 4
Mason Rausch 9th 10-15 Top 5
Hank LeClair 10th 8-21
Bryce Udy 12th 7-16
Wyatt Baum 11th 6-12
Jonah Olson 11th 3-12 Top 4

GRADUATES:
Gabe Nagel 32-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC (213-32)
Nathaniel Kludt 16-9 Top 4/AC (38-40 Career)
Peyton Carll 7-15 (15-56 Career)

ZIMMERMAN THUNDER
Head Coach: Patrick Butch
Granite Ridge Conference: 0-6
Overall: 9-20

The Thunder had a pair of Section place winners, they will return three as seniors with a lot of experience. All three were section place winners, if they fill in with some junior varsity wrestlers they could possibly challenge those dual meet marks. The Thunder should be looking for some big things from Joe Gardas, Aiden Pardino and Jon Weiser.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Joe Gardas 12th 28-5 Top 2/3rd/AC
Aiden Pardino 12th 25-9 Top 5
Jon Weiser 12th 17-10 Top 4

GRADUATES:
Steven Weiser 20-9 Top 5
Michael Johnson 15-8 Top 5

MISSISSIPPI EIGHT CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: BECKER BULLDOGS and the PRINCETON TIGERS

DARK HORESES: BIG LAKE HORNETS and the CAMBRIGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

BECKER BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Travis Holt
Mississippi 8 Conference: 7-0
Overall 27-2

The Bulldogs defeated Rocori in their first section 6AA dual 62-6 and they were defeated by Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield for the Section 6AA championship 36-24. The Bulldogs did graduate four very good seniors last spring, including two super section champions and a state medalist. They will have back overall a young team, that includes sixteen with double figure wins, of which six had twenty or more. This includes seven Super Section place winners and a state medalist. They will surly make strides of improvement thru out the season, they should make a strong challenge to defend their Conference honors. If they stay healthy, they should make a strong challenge for a section dual meet championship and possible some state hardware. Their key should leaders should include: Kaden Nicholas, Dylan Kolby, Adam Jurek, Tyson Ricker, Landen Kujawa, Mason Doucette, Ethan Duncombe and Drew May.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Kaden Nicolas 9th 37-5 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Dylan Kolby 11th 30-8 Top 4/2nd/AC
Adam Jurek 11th 25-9 Top 2/4th/AC
Tyson Ricker 11th 24-8 Top 2/4th/AC
Landen Kujawa 9th 24-10 Top 2/4th
Mason Doucette 12th 22-7 Top 4/4th
Ethan Duncombe 11th 19-13 Top 5
Drew May 10th 19-13 Top 5
Bryce Kushel 12th 18-20 Top 2/1st
Joseph Goth 12th 17-13
Owen Angell 9th 17-7
Isaac Daluge 9th 16-4
Nolan Muellner 11th 15-5
Isaac Regel 12th 16-4
Kevoun Drehmel 12th 13-4
Logan Jarvis 10th 11-6
Ryan Boecher 11th 8-17
Gavin Ratz 10th 9-11
Johnathon Boecker 9th 8-5
Nolan Jurek 9th 6-9
Ethan Orgon 12th 3-2

GRADUATES:
Caden Dewall 38-2 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC (120-16 Career)
Lukas Paulson 34-4 Top 2/1st/AC (167-38 Career)
Kaden Rish
Brayden Weber 6-0 Injured (101-25 Career)

PRINCETON TIGERS
Head Coach: Brian Hellman
Mississippi 8 Conference: 5-2
Overall: 20-9

The Tigers defeated Grand Rapids in their first section 7AA dual 70-6 and Foley for the Section championship 41-26. They were defeated by Simley in the first round of the state 56-24. The Tigers did graduate five seniors, including four super Section place winners and a pair of state medalists. They are actually a pretty young team, with eight with double figure wins. This includes six super section place winners and two state medalists. Look for this young team to continue to improve thru the course of the season. If they stay healthy they could challenge those dual meet marks and possibly for conference honors. The Tigers should make a strong challenge for one of those top four spots in what should be a very good section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include Tyler Wells, Ethan Ballweber, Zac Marshall, Parker Adkins and Kaden Olson.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Tyler Wells 11th 34-1 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Ethan Ballweber 11th 25-6 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Zach Marshall 12th 22-15 Top 2/3rd/AC
Parker Adkins 11th 21-11 Top 4/5th
Kaden Olson 12th 21-13 Top 2/4th/AC
Noah Vanderbeek 11th 18-9 Top 2/1st
Deegan Birkaker 9th 17-17
Riley Paetznick-Huhtala 11th 15-13
Nolan Maleska 9th 5-3
Keith Ellingson 12th 3-8
Cameron Othoudt 10th 3-1
Devan Bragg 9th 2-1

GRADUATES:
Landen Parent 34-3 Top 2/1st/3rd State/AC
Kyle Boeke 29-5 Top 2/1st/3rd State/AC
Zach Wells 24-3 Top 2/3rd/AC
Jackson Berry 9-15 Top 5
Malachi Kolhoff 8-13 Top 4/5th

BIG LAKE HORNETS
Head Coach: Ryan Prom
Mississippi 8 Conference: 5-1
Overall: 16-4

The Hornets did graduate two seniors last spring, including a super Section place place winner. They will have elven back with a wide range of experience. This includes nine section place winners and eight Super Section place winners. Along with four state medalists, including a state champion. They will have six with twenty wins over more in what should be a very experienced lineup. If this crew stays healthy you can add another team that should challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very tough section dual meet campaign. They should challenge those very good dual meet marks from last season and for conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Christian Noble, Cash Sixberry, Nolan Reiter, Luke Schumacher, Dillon Browen and Tyler Dehmer.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Christian Noble 12th 30-0 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Cash Sixberry 12th 25-7 Top 2/2nd/5th State
Nolan Reiter 11th 23-4 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Luke Schumacher 12th 21-7 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Dillon Browen 12th 21-9 Top 2/2nd
Tyler Dehmer 12th 21-7 Top 4/3rd/AC
Brett Bordwell 12th 14-14 Top 4/4th
Johnathon Murphy 8th 14-9
Cash Stortz 9th 13-10 Top 4/5th
Kane Lapointe 11th 8-10 Top 5
Zack Smith 10th 4-1
Ivan Lapointe 9th 4-1
Spencer Vold 11th 2-12

GRADUATES:
Rocco Visci 17-4 Top 2/2nd/AC (106-23 Career)
Jeremy Phyle 8-12 Top 5 (31-25 Career)

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS
Head Coach: Neil Jennissen
Mississippi 8 Conference: 4-3
Overall: 19-9

The Bluejackets did graduate five seniors last spring, including three super section place winners. That is a pretty big loss, but look for this traditionally rich program will fill with some of their junior varsity wrestlers. They will have back eight with a wide range of experience, including six section place winners and a pair of super section place winners. Look for the Bluejackets to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should make a challenge for one of the top four spots in the section dual meet campaign. Look for them to challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should included: Leo Edblad, Treytin Byers, Scott Simpson and Maverick Henderson.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Leo Edblad 10th 32-3 Top 2/1st
Treytin Byers 11th 29-11 Top 2/3rd
Scott Simpson 12th 14-16 Top 4
Maverick Henderson 10th 12-17 Top 4
Darren Spencer 11th 6-26
Braydon Davis 10th 3-10 Top 4
Kami Senlycki 10th 3-8
Keith Hout 10th 1-2 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Andrew Stickley 29-12 Top 4/4th
Logan Lindquist 22-12 Top 4
Devan Jones 22-1 Top 4
Wyatt Wothe 12-14 Top 4/5th
Brandon Austin 11-24 Top 4

MONTICELLO MAGIC
Head Coach: Jason Thompson
Mississippi 8 Conference: 2-4
Overall: 10-15

The Magic graduated just one senior last spring, with twenty wins. They will return ten with a wide range of experience. They will have seven with double figure wins and six Section place winners. Three super section place winners and an All Conference performer. This team will have good experience in their lineup, look for them to challenge those dual marks and possibly move up in the conference standings. Their key leaders should include: Nelson Anderson, Quinn McCalle, Alex Fearing and Garrett Bauer.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Nelson Anderson 12th 27-7 Top 2/2nd/AC
Quinn McCalla 12th 26-6 Top 4/5th/AC
Alex Fearing 12th 20-11 Top 4/5th
Garett Bauer 8th 15-10 Top 5
Mason Bauer 11th 12-13
Mason Brown 10th 10-11 Top 5
Griffin Feldseth 11th 11-10
Quinn Ingle 12th 7-6
Chris Perez 10th 13-15 Top 5
Bryce Schoen 10th 1-5

GRADUATES:
Jacob Cole

ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS
Head Coach: Kurt Werk
Mississippi 8 Conference: 3-4
Overall: 8-18

The Fighting Saints did graduate two seniors last spring, both were section place winners. They will have nine with a wide range of experience returning. This includes seven section place winners and three super section place winners. This will be a young team, look for some junior varsity to fill some weights. If they can fill they could challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Tegan Shert, Bo Flagstad, Tyson Charmoli and Brett Peltier.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Tegan Shert 10th 26-7 Top 2/4th/AC
Bo Flagstad 11th 19-11 Top 4/5th
Gavin Gould 12th 23-9 Transfer from Spectrum
Tyson Charmoli 10th 14-4 Top 2/3rd
Brady Peltier 11th 14-16 Top 5
Ken Hollenbeck 12th 13-16 Top 4
Gunner Hostetter 9th 12-18 Top 5
Joe Waldock 11th 11-8 Top 4
Jacob Tilly 9th 4-9
Owen Fiskewold 11th 3-7

GRADUATES:
Tony Gerlach 18-14 Top 2/5th
Tate Bodenburg 8-22 Top 5

CHISAGO LAKES WILDCATS
Head Coach: Shawn Frederixon
Mississippi 8 Conference:
Overall:

The Wildcats did graduate two seniors last spring, they will have eight returning with a wide range of experience. This includes six section place winners and three super section place winners. The Wildcats should make steady improvement thru out the course of the season. If they can fill in with junior varsity look for them to challenge last years dual meet numbers. They key leaders should include Andrew Novak, Connor Frederickson, Braxton Bender-Ehlke and Hayden Trupe.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Andrew Novak 11th 22-4 Top 2/4th
Connor Frederickson 9th 16-8 Top 5
Hayden Trupe 12th 16-18 Top 4/5th
Braxton Bender-Ehlke 9th 14-12 Top 4
Logan Bender 9th 11-9 Top 2/5th
Chuck Gilman 9th 9-12
Riley Palmer 11th 6-12 Top 4
Miya Teeselina 12th 6-17

GRADUATES:
Austin Siefert 15-8 Top 4
Nolan Hoffman 15-13 Top 4

NORTH BRANCH VIKINGS:
Head Coach: James Hoard
Mississippi 8 Conference:
Overall:

The Vikings did graduate two seniors last spring, they will have seven returning with a wide range of experience. This includes six section place winners and two super section place winners. If the Vikings stay healthy, if they can fill in with junior varsity and if they make steady improvement. They should challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. Their key leaders should include: Band Bombard, Evan Pommioer and Ashton LaBelle.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Brandt Bombard 12th 16-3 Top 2/3rd
Evan Pommier 9th 17-12 Top 2
Ashton LaBelle 12th 10-2 Top 2
Jackson Marcussen 12th 12-10 Top 2/5th
Ethan Kester 9th 5-7 Top 5
Michael Thoa 11th 5-11

Graduates:
Josh Logan 23-5 Top 2/4th
Caleb Harwig 13-9 Top 2/5th
CENTRAL LAKES CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: WILLMAR CARDINALS and the BRAINERD WARRIORS

DARK HORSES: BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS and the ROCORI SPARTANS

WILLMAR CARDINALS
Head Coach: Ed Oehlers
Central Lakes Conference; 12-0
Overall: 24-2

The Cardinals defeated the Spuds of Moorhead 47-19 and the Lumberjacks of Bemidji for the Section 8AAA Section duals. They were defeated by Anoka 37-24 in the State Quarterfinals. The Cardinals should be a big favorite to defend their Section dual title and their Central Lakes Conference honors. They graduated just three seniors, including one state place winner. They will return eight section place winners, seven super Section place winners and three state place winners. Their key leaders should include Conlan Carlson, Jonas Anez, Mason Swanson, Ivan Ciriaco-Mares, Braden Erickson and Sullivan Anez.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Conlan Carlson 9th 30-3 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Jonas Anez 12th 29-3 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Mason Swanson 12th 24-9 Top 2/2nd/6th State/AC
Ivan Ciriaco-Mares 10th 21-11 Top 4/5th
Braden Erickson 11th 21-7 Top 2/Injured/AC
Sullivan Anez 9th 21-3 Top 4/2nd
Joe Kallevig 12th 20-12 Top 4/5th/AC
Steven Cruze 9th 17-12 Top 4
Jorge Zelaya-Velasquez 12th 6-17
Daunte Castellano 10th 1-4

GRADUATES:
Kaden Streed 26-6 Top 2/2nd/5th/AC
Caden Carlson 25-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Tyler Ludwig 6-6 Top 5

BRAINERD WARRIORS
Head Coach; Mikkel White
Central Lakes Conference: 11-4
Overall: 22-11

The Warriors defeated St. Cloud Tech in their first Section 8AAA dual 35-33 and they were defeated by Bemidji 41-21 in the Section dual semifinals. The Warriors graduated three seniors. Including a pair of super section place winners. They will have back eight section place winners and five super section place winners, of which six were Central Lakes All Conference. Look for the Warriors to make a strong challenge for a spot in the Section 8AAA dual championship and for possible Central Lakes Conference honors. The Warriors should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should included Gabe Wagner, Easton Dircks, Cole Ostrowski and Isaiah Jillson

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Gabe Wagner 12th 35-7 Top 4/1st/3rd State/AC
Easton Dircks 8th 30-7 Top 2/5th/AC
Isaiah Jillson 11th 30-8 Top 2/5th/AC
Cade Ostrowksi 10th 27-12 Top 4/5th/AC
Shane Carlson 9th 19-17 Top 5/AC
Isaiah Germann 11th 18-19 Top 4/5th/AC
Damien Bentho 11th 13-22 Top 5
Gus Wagner 11th 8-23 Top 4
Adam Cox 12th 1-17

GRADUATES:
Kyle Eschenbacher 31-8 Top 4/5th/AC
Forrest Gibson 19-10 Top 4/5th
Cole Larkin 13-21 Top 5

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS
Head Coach: Rance Bahr
Central Lakes Conference: 12-2
Overall: 29-3

The Lumberjacks defeated the Sabres of Sartell-St. Stephen in the Section 8AAA duals and 48-13 and they defeated the Warriors of Brainerd 41-21 in the semifinals. They were defeated for the Section 8AAA title by Willmar 37-22. The Lumberjacks did graduate seven seniors, including four super section place winners. They will have six section place winners and three super section place that will return. Along with five others with a great deal of experience. Look for them to make a challenge for a top four spot in this section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Seth Newby, Barrick Nelson, Coy Olson, Thade Osborn, Brody Castonguay and Hunter Heim.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Seth Newby 11th 30-7 Top 2/3rd/AC
Barrick Nelson 11th 24-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Thade Osborn 12th 20-6
Brody Castonguay 10th 17-8
Coy Olsen 11th 15-18 Top 5
Gavin Osborn 9th 14-7
Hunter Heim 11th 13-11 Top 4/5th
Dane Jorgensen 11th 12-11 Top 5
Jared Frenzel 12th 11-5
Nate Schwighammer 12th 12-9 Top 5/AC
Alex Newby 9th 11-13

GRADUATES:
Colton Hinrichs 26-7 Top 2/5th/AC (103-54 Career)
Caleb Bahr 26-11 Top 2/4th/AC (74-28 Career)
Hoyt Solum 20-8 Top 4/5th/AC (26-13 Career)
Darren Roth 19-7 Top 2/5th/AC (97-23 Career)
Seth Sisneros 15-16 Top 5 (30-36 Career)
JD Kondos 9-12 Top 5
Noah Leffelman 9-15 Top 4
Owen Seitz

ROCORI SPARTANS
Head Coach: Dustin Kramer
Central Lakes Conference: 8-3
Overall: 18-10

The Spartans were defeated by Becker in their Section 6AA dual 62-6. They did graduate two good seniors last spring both were Section place winers and one was an All Conference pick. The Spartans will return eleven with a great deal of experience. This includes eight section place winners and four super section place winners. Look for the Spartans to continue a make strides of improvement thru out the season, if they stay healthy they should challenge those good dual meet numbers and possibly move up in the conference standings. They are in no doubt the toughest section in the state, yet they could surprise someone along the way. Their key leaders should include: Evan Moscho, Austin Moscho, Grady Minnerath, Jack Major and Mason Orth.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Evan Moscho 10th 30-6 Top 4/3rd/AC
Austin Moscho 12th 28-8 Top 4/2nd/AC
Grady Minnerath 10th 23-12 Top 4/3rd
Jack Major 10th 21-11 Top 5/AC
Mason Orth 10th 20-11 Top 4/4th/AC
Luke Hemmesch 12th 16-12 AC
Davey Maldonado 9th 14-17 Top 5
Nathan Soldner 10th 12-13
Ryan Rose 12th 9-11 Top 5
Matthew Goebel 11th 10-17 Top 5
Aaron Baisley 9th 9-15

GRADUATES:
Carter Thelen 18-14 Top 4/4th/AC
Ben Hanson 17-15 Top 5

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS
Head Coach: Aldon Struden
Central Lakes Conference: 5-9
Overall: 15-17

The Cardinals were defeated in their first round of the Section 8AA duals by Detroit Lakes 48-21. They did graduate three very good seniors last spring, two of them suffered injuries at the end of the season. This is a big loss, but they will have fourteen back with a wide range of experience, including five section place winners and two super section place winners, of which one earned a state tourney medal. The Cardinals should continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should challenge those dual marks from last season and likely move up in the conference standings. Their key leaders should include: Blaze Nelson, Mason McGrane, Kelly Johnson, Mason Teaser and Cole Vatnsdal.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Blaze Nelson 11th 32-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Mason McGrane 9th 30-10 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Kelly Johnson 11th 25-10 Top 4/AC
Mason Teaser 12th 25-14 Top 4/AC
Cole Vatnsdal 11th 15-8
Gavyn Fernholz 11th 13-21
Brenden Bryce 8th 12-21
Luke Maanum 9th 8-24 Top 5
Cody Vatnsdal 11th 8-6
Isaac Saffert 11th 7-9
David Rauscher 11th 4-18
Jackson Saffert 9th 3-6
Miles Skillings 10th 3-10
Hunter Myers 9th 2-5

GRADUATES:
JP Rodel 26-8 Top 5/Injured/AC (76-49 Career)
Tate Runge 24-14 Top 2/5th/AC (71-71 Career)
AJ Sparr 19-16 Injured (105-71 Career)

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SABRES
Head Coach: Cody Olson
Central Lakes Conference: 5-8
Overall: 9-17

The Sabres were defeated by the Lumberjacks of Bemidji 48-13 in the Section 8AAA semifinals. They did graduate seven seniors last spring, including four Section place winners and one state place winner. Despite the loss thru graduation, they will have eleven back with varsity experience. This includes five section place winners and three super section place winners and one state place winner. So look for them to make a challenge, if they can stay healthy, for a top four spot in the Section 8AAA duals meet campaign. They should challenge their dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Spencer Johnson, Dylan Enriquez, Dutch Norby, William Budge and Ashton Lipinski.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Spencer Johnson 12th 31-3 Top 2/1st/5th State/AC
Dylan Enriquez 12th 22-3 Top 2/4th/AC
Dutch Norby 12th 21-7 Top 5/AC
William Budge 12th 15-8 Top 5/AC
Ashton Lipinski 12th 12-6 Top 4/4th
Dylan Welle 12th 8-19
Zach Anderson 10th 7-22
Calen O’Connell 12th 4-5
Ryan Joyce 12th 4-16
Kaden Brooks 11th 4-15
Adam Haffner 12th 2-3
Donovan Lund 10th 1-5
Tucker Mugg 10th 1-0

GRADUATES:
Ethan Torgrimson 27-6 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Avery Kouba 6-9 Top 5
Austin Frauenholtz 6-11 Top 4
Logan Robebush 2-8 Top 5
Carter Swenson 6-8
Bret Thayer 8-14
Deegan LaSart 2-15

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS
Co-Head Coaches: Bob Boeck/Scott Davis
Centra Lakes Conference: 8-4
Overall: 9-12

The Tigers were defeated in their first round of section duals by Brainerd 35-33. They graduated just two last spring, two section place winners and one super section place winner. They will have eleven back with experience, including seven section place winners, a pair of super section place winners and a state medal winner. Look for the Tigers to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They will have former Head Coach Bob Boeck back at the helm including national Hall of Fame Coach Scott Davis. They could make a challenge for top four spot in both the Section dual meet campaign and the conference. Their key leaders should include: Jaxon Kenning, Tucker Hugg, Cody Brott and Aiden Orth.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jaxon Kenning 10th 25-6 Top 2/2nd/4th State (AC)
Tucker Hugg 11th 21-5 Top 4 (AC)
Andy Johnson 12th 13-8 Didn’t wrestle
Cody Brott 12th 16-6 Top 4/5th
Aiden Orth 11th 13-13 Top 4
Tanner Hugg 8th 10-15 Top 5
Noah Neuman 8th 8-16 Top 5
Nick Hamak 12th 7-17 Top 5
Jesus Ruiz 10th 7-15
Sam Long 10th 9-15
Logan Lunceford 10th 2-15
Sutton Kenning 8th 10-9

GRADUATES:
Mahamat Hissein 16-8 Top 5 (AC)
Spencer Gustin 14-5 Top 2/5th (AC)

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM
Head Coach; Derek Gilbertson
Central Lakes Conference: 2-11
Overall: 2-14

The Storm did graduate three seniors last spring, including two All Conference performers. They will return seven with a wide range of experience, including three section place winners and a pair of super section place winners. If they can fill in some junior varsity they should challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. The key leaders should include: Vance Brazil, Cole Ackerman and Braden Ness.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Vance Barz 10th 21-5 Top 2/3rd/AC
Cole Ackerman 12th 19-5 Top 2/2nd/AC
Braden Ness 12th 8-12 Top 5
Jack Barz 8th 5-11
Dane Dingmann 12h 5-9
Ethan Anderson 11th 3-11
Reid Kiffmeyer 10th 2-13

GRADUATES:
Andrew Wollak 15-6 Top 4/AC
Joey Hoeschen 15-7 Top 5/AC
Matt Krepp 2-10

FERGUS FALLS OTTERS
Head Coach: Adam Schlepp
Central Lake Conference: 0-14
Overall: 3-27

The Otters had two graduate last spring; including a section place winner. They will have back five with experience, including three section place winners. Their leaders should include: Jacob Widness and Delvin Roberts.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jacob Widness 11th 13-20 Top 5
Delvin Roberts 11th 13-19
Carsten Fronning 9th 12-16 Top 5
Kassten Hartwell 9th 10-21 Top 5
Sam Sorum 12th 10-15

GRADUATES:
Kaden Kartwell 30-8 Top 2/AC
Joe Vaughn 9-15

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS and the KIMBALL CUBS

DARK HORSES: ROYALTON-UPSALA ROYALS AND THE HOLDINGFORD HUSKIERS

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS
Head Coach: Jack Mueller
Central Minnesota Conference: 6-0
Overall: 28-4

The Jaguars defeated the Minnewaska Lakers in their first section 5A dual 40-20 and in the the Section 5A championship they defeated LPGE/BR 33-23. They were defeated in the semifinals of the Super 5/6 Sections duals by Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 33-30. The Jaguars graduated three very good seniors last spring, all three were twenty match winners and two were super section place winners. They will have twelve returning with a great deal of experience. This includes ten with thirteen plus wins. Four were in the state finals and one earned the championship. Look for for this very experienced team to make a very strong challenge for section 5A dual meet honors. If they stay healthy and continue to progress they could challenge for some state tourney hardware. They should make a strong challenge to defend their conference honors. Their leaders should include: Blaine Fischer (39-1), Tyler Jensen (37-4), Walker Bents (36-3), Ryan Jensen (34-5), Wyatt Engen (31-5), Maximus Hanson (29-7), Brett DeRoo (24-10) and back from an injury Evan Young (24-22).

Returning Wrestlers:
Blaine Fischer 12th 39-1 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Tyler Jensen 12th 37-4 Top 2/2nd/2nd State
Walker Bents 12th 36-3 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Ryan Jensen 10th 34-5 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Wyatt Engen 11th 31-5 Top 4/5th/AC
Maximus Hanson 10th 29-7 Top 4/4th/AC
Brett DeRoo 9th 24-10 Top 5/AC
Evan Young 11th 24-22 (Injured Last Year)
Carson Gilbert 9th 16-13 Top 4/4th
Tanner Viessman 10th 13-8
Talen Kampsen 11th 9-14
Ethan Spanier 10th 9-10

Graduates:
Dylan T. Kampsen 26-10 Top 2/4th
Mark Jenniges 25-19 Top 2/Top 5/AC
Cooper Wold 22-13 Top 4

KIMBALL AREA CUBS
Head Coach: David Joseph
Central Minnesota Conference: 4-2
Overall: 25-4

The Cubs defeated HLWW in their semifinals of the Section 4A duals 52-18 and ACGC for the Section championship 34-21. In the super regions they defeated Zumbota-Mazzeppa 35-23 and in the state semifinals they defeated Central Mn. conference rivals the Royalton-Upsala Royals 43-26. They defeated the Bertha Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie Coop 49-21 to earn the Class A State Duals championship. The Cubs did graduate four very good seniors last spring, including three Section place winners and a previous section place winner that was injured. Two were state qualifiers and one earned the second place state medal. The Cubs will have eighteen with a great deal of experience, they actually dealt with a number of injuries last season, they hope to have those back in the lineup this season.They should have a great deal of experience at every weight this season. With twelve back with double figure wins, including six with twenty wins plus. This includes ten section place winners, seven super section place winners and three state medalists. The Cubs if they stay healthy should challenge those very good dual marks from last season and possibly for conference honors. They should make a very strong challenge to defend their Section 4A Dual title. This might be a better team than last year if they stay healthy, for for the Cubs to make a strong challenge to defend their title. Their key leaders should include: Carter Holtz (33-4), Ashton Hanan (32-2), Gavin Winter (29-7), Jack Bollman (23-11), Brett Schieflebein (16-9) and Hayden Rosenow (13-3).

Returning Wrestlers:
Carter Holtz 12th 33-4 Top 2/2nd/3rd State/AC
Ashton Hanan 12th 32-2 Top 2/2nd/3rd State/AC
Gavin Winter 11th 29-7 Top 2/2nd/5th State
Lucas Jurek 12th 28-7 Top 4/Top 5
Jack Bollman 11th 23-11 Top 4/4th
Ace Meyer 12th 16-18 Top 4/4th
Brett Schiefelbein 11th 16-9 Top 4/5th
Mark Schiefelbein 8th 13-15 Top 4/5th
Cody Leither 12th 12-10
Hayden Rosenow 10th 13-3 Top 5
Chase Anderson 11th 13-20 Top 4
Logan Kuseske 11th 9-8
Blake Brutger 11th 6-5
Hank Meyer 9th 3-6
William Serbus 10th 1-6
Nick Bowen 12th Injured (49-71 career)

Graduates:
Zach Holtz 24-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC (167-29 Career)
Alex Nelson 29-4 Top 2//AC (106-50 Career)
Brandon Guggisberg 31-4 Top 2/3rd
Austin Donnay Injured 4-0 (66-91 Career)

ROYATLON-UPSALA ROYALS
Head Coach: Terry Gorecki
Central Mn. Conference: 3-3
Overall: 20-11

The Royals defeated Crosby-Ironton in the first round section 7A dual 57-15 and in the semifinals they defeated Mille Lacs 55-15. They defeated Aitkin 43-21 in the Section 7A championship. The Royals defeated Crookston 47-26 in the super section championship. They were defeated in the state semifinals by their Central Mn. Conference rival Kimball Area 45-26. The Royals did graduate four very good seniors last spring, including three super section place winners and a state medalist. The Royals will return seventeen with a great deal of experience, including a transfer from Sauk Rapids. They have nine section place winners and six super section place winners, including two state medalists. Look for the Royals to continue to make strides of improvement thru the course of the season. They should challenge those dual marks from last year and move up in the conference. They should make a strong challenge to defend their section dual honors. They could make a challenge for some state dual hardware if they state healthy. The key leaders should include: Gabe Gorecki (31-4), Jacob Leibold (25-2), Sawyer Simmons (26-8), Will Gorecki (23-14), Alex Diederich (15-6) and Tyson Leners (5-0).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Gabe Gorecki 12th 31-4 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Jacob Leibold 12th 25-2 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Sawyer Simmons 10th 26-8 Top 2/2nd
Will Gorecki 11th 23-14 Top 2/2nd
Brady Yourczek 9th 17-17 Top 5
Michael Zimmerman 11th 16-14 Top 4/6th
Alex Diederich 11th 15-6 Top 2/4th (Transfer SR)/Injured
Bryce Binek 10th 13-10
Nicholas Leibold 10th 9-2
Bryce Holm 11th 9-18
John Bzdok 10th 7-10
Lane Olson 9th 8-5 Top 4/6th
Hunter Novitzki 12th 6-17
Tyson Leners 11th 5-0
Brock Costanzo 11th 7-22
Eli Psyck 10th 6-14 Top 4
Sam Tschida 12th 4-6

GRADUATES:
Mason Novitzki 32-7 Top 2/1st/6th State (110 Career Wins)
Austin Wensmann 21-13 Top 2/4th (53 Career Wins)
Aidan Olson 25-10 Top 4/3rd (54 Career Wins)
Brady Conrad

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS
Head Coach: Logan Oellien
Central Minnesota Conference: 1-5
Overall: 23-8

The Huskers defeated Rush City/Braham 55-12 in their first round section 7A duals. They were defeated on criteria by Aitkin 34-33 in the semifinal of the section 7A duals. The Huskers did graduate four seniors last spring, including three super section place winners with twenty-three wins plus. They will have back thirteen with a wide range of experience. This includes eight section place winners and four super section place winners, of which one was a state qualifier. This young team should continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they do stay healthy they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season and move up in the conference standings. They should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in the section 7A dual meet campaign. The key leaders should include: Drew Lange (31-8), Sam Harren (30-6), William Pilarski (30-6), Masyn Patrick (30-8) and Luke Bieniek (19-18).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Drew Lange 10th 31-8 Top 2/1st
Sam Harren 12th 30-6 Top 2/6th
William Pilarski 9th 30-6 Top 2/3rd
Masyn Patrick 8th 30-8 Top 2/4th
Luke Bieniek 9th 19-18 Top 5
Jaxon Bartkowicz 8th 15-22 Top 5
Evan Litchy 10th 16-17
Evan Petron 10th 17-13
Kolton Harren 8th 13-20 Top 5
Wyatt Novitzki 9th 9-9
Simon Boeckman 8th 9-5 Top 5
Wyatt Pilarski 9th 7-2
Parker Wesbrock. 8th 2-1

GRADUATES:
Tate Lange 33-5 Top 2/2nd (130-88 Career)
Maxwell Secord 24-3 (75-57 Career)
Brandon Doll 23-9 Top 2/3rd (62-55 Career)
Gabe Urbanski 12-7 Top 4/4th (24-24 Career)

HOWARD LAKE-WAVERLY/WINSTED LAKERS
Head Coach: Joe Puncochar
Wright County Conference: 1-4
Overall: 17-12

The Lakers defeated Norwood Young America 66-6 and they were defeated in the semifinals of Section 4A by Kimball Area 52-18. The Lakers did graduate two good seniors last spring, including a pair section place winners and a super section place winner. They will return twelve with a great deal of experience, including ten with double figure wins. Ten section place winners and six super section place winners. Look for this over all young team to challenge their dual meet marks from last season and possibly move up in the conference standings. Look for the Lakers to continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should make a strong challenge for one of the top four spots in the Section 4A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Caleb Boese (29-8), Wiley Wiegert (25-7), Collin Boese (22-4), Isaac Busse (20-14) and Mitchel Mallak (15-11).

Returning Wrestlers:
Caleb Boese 9th 29-8 Top 2/3rd
Wiley Wiegert 10th 25-7 Top 2/3rd/AC
Collin Boese 11th 22-4 Top 2/3rd
Isaac Busse 12th 20-14 Top 2/2nd
Mitchell Mallak 11th 15-11 Top 4/Top 5
Colton Long 10th 17-18 Top 2/Top 5
Tony Baumann 9th 16-16 Top 5
Brandon Knott 11th 12-16
Raydon Graham 8th 10-9 Top 4
Joel Marketon 9th 10-16 Top 5
Tyler Graczyk 10th 9-19 Top 4
Jakob Duske 11th 4-11

Graduates:
Danny Mosford 26-12 Top 2/4th/AC (98-68 Career)
Casey Diers 16-11 (67-64 Career)

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS EAGLES
Head Coach: Dan Berg
Central Minnesota Conference: 2-4
Overall: 12-22

The Eagles defeated Sibley East in their first round section 4A dual 46-30. In the semifinals they were defeated by ACGC 62-12. The Eagles graduated just one senior last spring, he was a section place winner. The Eagles will be returning twelve with a great deal of experience. This includes nine section place winners and four super section place winners. Look for the Eagles to make continuous strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. If the Eagles stay healthy they should challenge those dual meet marks from last year and likely move up in the conference standings. They should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this section 4A dual meet campaign. They could pull off a couple of surprises during the course of the season. The key leaders should include: Austin Schlangen (34-9), Teagyn Ludwig (31-11), Sam Nistler (29-11), Gavin Mathies (26-12) and Sonnie DeHeer (17-20)

Returning Wrestlers:
Austin Schlangen 12th 34-9 Top 2/2nd
Teagyn Ludwig 12th 31-11 Top 2/4th
Sam Nistler 11th 29-11 Top 4/Top 5
Gavin Mathies 12th 26-12 Top 2/Top 5
Gavon Caron 11th 17-20 Top 5
Sonnie DeHeer 10th 17-20 Top 5
Treyce Ludwig 9th 10-21 Top 4
Jordan Erpelding 9th 9-20
Issac Ortiz 10th 8-5
Brayden Kramer 9th 7-24
Jackson Geislinger 12th 4-25 Top 5
Anthony Albright 11th 5-16 Top 4
Cyrus Kammermeier 11th 1-11

Graduates:
Carter Mathies 17-21 Top 5

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Jeremy Reiter
Central Minnesota Conference: 0-5
Overall: 7-18

The Bulldogs were defeated in their first round section 5A dual by Minnewaska 60-7. They did graduate one very good senior last spring, a super section place winner. They will have back seven with a wide range of experience, including a pair of section place winners. If they can stay healthy and fill in with some of their junior varsity they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The key leaders should include: Spencer Eisenbraun (17-10), Peyton Hemmesch (16-10) and Mason McNab (14-14).

Returning Wrestlers:
Spencer Eisenbraun 11th 17-10 Top 4
Peyton Hemmesch 9th 16-10 Top 4/6th
Mason McNab 9th 14-14
Brandon Hess 10th 13-13
Aaron Mages 11th 10-17
Preston Welling 10th 10-18
Mitch Blonigen 9th 7-10
Seth Vearrier 10th 5-5
Grant Wendlandt 9th 4-3
Jose Anaya 10th 3-2
Trenton LeClair 12th 3-20
Preston Karscht 8th 2-4

Graduates:
Craig Schmitz 18-9 Top 2/5th (103-63 Career

PARK REGION CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: BERTHA HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE RAIDERS and the WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASBHY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

DARKHORSES: UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS and the LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

BERTHA HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE RAIDERS
Head Coach: Bill Wagner
Park Region Conference: 6-1
Overall 29-8

The Raiders defeated Barnesville 66-12 and Pelican Rapids 63-13 in their first two duals of the Section 6A dual tournament. In the Section 6A championship they defeated West Central Area 44-33. The Raiders defeated the Belgrade-Brooten 33-30 for the Super Section 5A/6A championship. In the semifinals of the state they defeated Jackson County Central 37-36. The Raiders were defeated in the Class A State championship 49-27 by the Kimball Area Cubs. The Raiders did graduate six very good seniors last spring, including six section place winners and five supper section place winners. One was a state medalist, this is a huge loss for any team. The Raiders will have back seven with a great deal of experience, that includes six section place winners, four super section place winner and one state medal winner. The Raiders if they fill in with junior varsity and they stay healthy should challenge those very good dual meet marks from last season and they should defend their conference honors. Look for this crew to make a strong challenge to defend their section 6A dual meet honors. They could make a challenge for some hardware in the state class A dual meet campaign. The Raiders key leaders should include: David Revering (38-7), Deagen Captain (26-9), Gideon Ervasti (26-7), Bennet Arceneau (24-12) and Reese Thompson (24-12).

Returning Wrestlers:
David Revering 10th 38-7 Top 2/2nd/4th State
Deagen Captain 11th 26-9 Top 2/5th/AC
Gideon Ervasti 11th 26-7 Top 5/AC
Bennet Arceneau 11th 24-12 Top 2/5th
Reese Thompson 12th 24-19 Top 2/4th
Blake Gumstad 11th 13-22
Justin Koehn 11th 11-14 Top 5

Graduates:
Hunter Dean 30-7 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Aiden Larson 29-9 Top 2/3rd
James Grant 26-9 Top 3/3rd
Mason Schroeder 25-11 Top 2/5th
Hayden Captain 22-6 Top 2/3rd/AC
Brock Peterson 17-15 Top

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Brandon Gruchow
Park Region Conference: 6-1
Overall: 25-4

The Knights defeated Breckenridge 63-12 in the first round section 6A dual and they defeated Staples-Motley 58-16 in the semifinals. In the section 6A championship they were defeated in a very good dual by Bertha Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 44-33. The Knights did graduate four seniors including three section place winners, two supper section place winners that both earned state medals. That is a big loss, but the Knights will have back eleven with a wide range of experience. This includes ten section place winners of which three were super section place winners and a state qualifier two years ago.Those three all earned state tourney medals, nine had thirteen or more wins The Knights if they stay healthy should challenge those very good dual meet marks from last season. Look for this crew to continue to make strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. They should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this section 6A dual meet campaign. The Knights should make a challenge for conference honors again if they stay healthy. Their key leaders should include: Anthony Sykora (35-3), Colton Lindquist (34-7), Hunter Gruchow (31-20), Adam Lohse (22-11) Reubens Swanson (19-6) and Solomon Wales (18-14).

Returning Wrestlers:
Anthony Sykora 11th 35-3 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Colton Lindquist 12th 34-7 Top 3/2nd/6th State/AC
Hunter Gruchow 9th 31-20 (Injured/state qualifier 2yrs.)
Adam Lohse 10th 22-11 Top3/5th
Reubens Swanson 12th 19-6 Top 2/2nd/6th State/AC
Solomon Wales 10th 18-14 Top 3
Beau Robinson 11th 15-13
Ashton Danner 12th 14-18 Top 5
Justin Blascyk 11th 13-10 Top 3
Carter Lohse 10th 13-20 Top 5
Grant Lindquist 10th 5-12

Owen Gruchow 7th
Sam Olson 8th 3-5 Top 5
Tyler Stone 11th 2-5 Top 5
Zek Sieckert 9th 3-1
Tyler Stone 11th 2-5

Graduates:
Jordan Lohse 34-4 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC (178-45 Career)
Nathan Kisgen 32-5 Top 2/2nd/3rd State/AC (128-29 Career)
Kade Olson 23-10 Top 5 (56-39 career)
Austin Mattson 6-3 (37-28 Career)
Mark Adams 2-7

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS
Head Coach Jacob Oyster
Park Region Conference: 4-3
Overall: 20-8

The Warriors were defeated in the Section 8A semifinal by Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 39-27. They did graduate two seniors last spring, both were twenty match winners and super section place winners. The Warriors will return ten with a great deal of experience. This includes eight section place winners and six super section place winners, including one state medalist. The Warriors should make a serious challenge to their dual marks from last season. They should move up in the conference standings. This crew should make strides of improvement thru out the season if they stay healthy. They should make a strong challenge for possible section honors in what could be a pretty balanced section 8A dual meet campaign. Their key wrestling should include: Ethan Hendrickson (34-1, 3X state medalists), Dylan Rasmussen (22-9), Torrey Carlson (22-8), Marcus Peterson (20-9), Hank Tellers (14-8) and Eion Ness (injured).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Ethan Hendrickson 12th 34-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Dylan Rasmussen 12th 22-9 Top 4/5th
Torrey Carlson 12th 24-10 Top 2/2nd
Eion Ness 12th 13-5 Injured
Marcus Peterson 11th 21-9 Top 2/5th
Hank Tellers 11th 16-8 Top 2/4th
Cooper Hasbargen 9th 11-14 Top 6
Logan Torma 11th 9-14 Top 2/4th
Shawn Hendrickson 11th 9-9 Top 6
Zach Hendrickson 10th 14-8

GRADUATES:
Hunter Skaro 26-6 Top 2/3rd/AC
Dakota Meech 23-9 Top 4/5th

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
Head Coach: Nathan Pachan
Park Region Conference: 6-1
Overall: 26-2

The Wolves defeated Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 49-14 and they were defeated in the semifinals of their Section 5A dual by Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 33-23. The Wolves did graduate five seniors last spring, including four with twenty-two wins or more. They had five super section place winners and a state champion lost thru graduation. That is a huge loss for any program. They will be returning nine a with a great deal of experience.This including eight section place winners and four super section placers. They had three that earned state medals. Look for this crew to fill in with junior varsity and to make steady improvement thru the course of the season. They will have a though time challenging those excellent dual meet numbers. They could however challenge for conference honors. They should make a strong challenge for one of those top four spots in the section 7A dual meet campaign. The Wolves key leaders should include: Landon Gode (34-2), Gavin Albers (34-2), Braden Thom (29-6), Connor Flan (27-8), Tate Twardowski (18-12) and Trey Lancaster (16-8).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Landon Gode 12th 34-2 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Gavin Albers 11th 34-2 Top 2/1st/5th State/AC
Braden Thom 12th 29-6 Top 2/2nd/4th State/AC
Connor Flan 11th 27-8 Top 4/2nd/AC
Tate Twardowski 11th 18-12 Top 5
Trey Lancaster 12th 16-8 Top 5
Mason Bruder 9th 12-6 Top 4
Omar Zamora 12th 12-15
Shawn Houdek 12th 9-21 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Mason Gode 36-0 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Carter Meiners 28-4 Top 2/3rd/AC
Cael Lorentz 25-8 Top 4/3rd/AC
Bergen Pesta 22-9 Top 2/6th
Joseph Middendorf 16-13 Top 5

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Jason Rogers
Park Region Conference; 2-5
Overall: 10-12

The Bulldogs were defeated in their first round section 6A dual by Pelican Rapids 49-30. The Bulldogs had three graduate last spring, including a super section place winner. They will have nine returning with a wide range of experience. Including five section place winners and three super section place winners, Look for the Bulldogs to make steady improvement of the course other of the season. They will have four back with seventeen or more wins. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season and possibly move up in the conference standings. If they stay healthy and fill in with some junior varsity they could challenge for a top four spot in this section 6A dual campaign. Their key leaders should include: Tristan Evavold (21-6), Brine Poser (20-4), Jaxon Rich (20-10) and Logan Schleske (17-8).

Returning Wrestlers:
Tristan Evavold 12th 23-6 Top 2
Brien Poser 12th 22-4 Top 2/3rd/AC
Jaxon Rich 12th 20-11 Top 4/3rd
Logan Schleske 12th 17-7 Top 2/4th
Kale Rich 10th 8-19 Top 5
Brock Hasling 10th 10-8
Brennen Volkmann 12th 5-13
Ryan Despard 8th 4-11
Collin Tierney 8th 3-15
Xavier Lewis 8th 3-14
Cayden Dittberner 10th 2-15
John Fielding 11th 7-17
Levi Evavold 8th 1-8
AJ Jones 9th 2-1

Graduates:
Reed Leabo 22-9 Top 2/4th (53-40 Career)
Will Ehlert 10-10 Top 5 (12-24 Career)
Murphy Despard 7-14 (17-32 Career)
Cian Buehler (77-27 Career/3rd state Jr./4th soph.)

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES
Head Coach: Eric Niemi
Park Region Conference: 3-4
Overall: 13-8

The Eagles did graduate one senior last spring, he was a section place winner. The Eagles will have back thirteen with a wide range of experience. This includes eleven section place winners and three super section place winners, of which one earned a state medal and two was a state qualifier two years ago. Look for the Eagles to challenge those dual meet marks from last season if they stay healthy. They should move up in the conference standings. Look for steady improvement thru out the course of the season from the Eagles. They should make a strong challenge for one of the top four spots in this section 6A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Dane Niemi (25-2), Bren Salo (22-5), Simon Snyder (17-5), Jacob Guck (16-8), Braden Peterson (16-8), Hunter Rust (13-9) and Bode Roberts (13-9).

Returning Wrestlers:
Dane Niemi 12th 25-2 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Bren Salo 12th 22-5 Top 2/2nd/AC
Simon Snyder 11th 17-5 Injured (Transfer WDC)
Jacob Guck 12th 16-8 Top 2/6th
Braden Peterson 12th 14-9 Top 5
Hunter Rust 12th 13-9 Top 5
Bode Roberts 10th 13-11 Top 5
Jon Rinerson 11th 12-11 Top 5
Nick Peters 9th 11-11 Top 5
Cody Barthel 12th 9-11 Top 4
Blake Unger 9th 5-5 Top 4
Elijah Geiser 8th 5-10 Top 5
Jay Minderman 8th 4-10

Graduates:
Chris Yoder 10-13 Top 4

OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS
Head Coach: Douglas Johnson
Park Region Conference: 1-5
Overall: 2-25

The Silverstreaks did graduate one very good senior last spring, he was a super section place winner. They will have six that will be returning with a wide range of experience. This include four with double figure wins, a pair of section place winners and a super section place winner. If they can fill in with junior varsity and stay healthy the could challenge their dual meet marks from last season. Look for them to make continuous improvement thru out the season. Their key leaders should include: Jacob Taplin (24-4), Kale Drevlow (19-10) and Carsten Jacobson (14-16).

Returning Wrestlers:
Jacob Taplin 10th 36-4 Top 2/4th
Kale Drevlow 11th 21-11 Top 4
Carsten Jacobson 12th 14-16
Tyson Hagedon 11th 11-15
Gaven Cimbura 10th 9-17
Kaleb Helberg 9th 3-14
Christian Nathe 8th 3-6
Lukas Duchene 9th 2-6
Simon Jacobson 8th 1-5
Reggie George 9th 1-1

Graduates:
Logan Grave 19-9 Top 2/6th (71-41 Career)

WADENA DEER CREEK WOLVERINES
Head Coach: Brad Wollum
Park Region Conference: 0-6
Overall: 2-24

The Wolverines didn’t have anyone graduate last spring, they will have back twelve with a great deal of experience, including four section place winners and one super section place winner. If the Wolverines stay healthy and they can fill in with some junior varsity they should improve on those dual marks from last season. Look for this young team to make strides of improvement thru out the season. Their key leaders should include: Koby Endres, (21-12, Mason Brauch (15-16) and Seth Straeing (11-16).

Returning Wrestlers:
Koby Endres 11th 21-12 Top 4/4th
Mason Brauch 9th 15-16 Top 4
Seth Straeing 10th 11-16 Top 5
Brandon Wheeler 11th 8-21 Top 5
Eli Benning 10th 6-21 Top 5
Grant Seelhammer 10th 6-18
James Seelhammer 8th 6-4
Nick Manselle 11th 4-7
Matthew Wegscheid 9th 4-11
Austin Wendt 9th 2-0
Jayden Kenney 8th 3-2
Eithore Pinnella 8th 2-0

Graduates:
None
WEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: DAWSON-BOYD/LAC QUI PARLE/MONTEVIDEO UNITED and the MORRIS AREA/HANCOCK/CHOKIO ALBERT TIGERS MINNEWASKA AREA LAKERS

DARKHORSES: MINNEWASKA LAKERS and the BENSON BRAVES

DAWSON-BOYD/LAC QUI PARLE/MONTEVIDEO UNITED
Head Coach: Ross Jurgenson
West Central Conference:
Overall: 22-12

The United defeated Marshall in their first section 3AA dual 39-28 and in the semifinals they defeated New London-Spicer 43-33. The United were defeated in the section 3AA championship by FMCW 59-15. The United crew had two graduate last spring, including a pair of section place winners. They will have eleven returning with a wide range of experience. This includes eight section place winners and two super section place winners, one was a state qualifier. Look for what is a young crew to make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they fill in a couple of junior varsity look for them to challenge the dual meet marks from last season and possible challenge for one of those top four spots, what should be a tough section 2A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Dain Mortenson (37-5), Dan Gunlogson (28-6), Kameron Sather (25-7), Zander Clausen (22-12), Avery Wittnebel (22-11 and Ethan Maravetz (21-13).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Dain Mortenson 12th 37-5 Top 2/2nd/AC
Dan Gunlogson 10th 28-6 Top 2/5th/AC
Kameron Sather 8th 25-7 Top 5/AC
Zander Clausen 11th 22-12 Top 5/AC
Avery Wittnebel 12th 22-11 Top 4/AC
Ethan Maravetz 11th 21-13
Keaton Hass 12th 9-0 Injured
Landon Olson 9th 11-17 Top 5
Parker Bothun 10th 7-18 Top 5
Holt Larson 11th 4-14 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Kaden Huntley 16-17 Top 5
Trey Teichert 24-8 Top 4/5th/AC

MORRIS AREA/HANCOCK/CHOKIO-ALBERTA TIGERS
Head Coach: Kyle Rose
West Central Conference: 2-2
Overall: 15-15

The Tigers were defeated in their first round section 3AA dual by New London-Spicer 52-19. The Tigers did not have any graduates last spring, they do have thirteen returning with a wide range of experience. This includes eleven section place winners, three super section place winners and two state medalists. The Tigers should be looking to challenge those dual meet records from last season and to make a challenge for conference honors. They should continue to improve thru out the season, if they stay healthy look for a strong challenge for a top four spot in what should be a tough section 3AA dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Dave Rose (37-1/2nd State), Ethan Lebrija (36-3/2nd State), Dallas Walton (28-6/4th super section), Hunter Gibson (23-9), Tyce Anderson (19-13) and Caden Rose (9-1).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Davin Rose 11th 37-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Ethan Lebrija 12th 36-3 Top 2/2nd/2nd State/AC
Dallas Walton 12th 28-6 Top 2/4th/AC
Hunter Gibson 11th 23-9 Top 4/AC
Caden Rose 11th 9-1 Injured
Tyce Anderson 11th 19-13 Top 5
Hunter Massner 12th 13-19 Top 5
Dain Schroeder 11th 12-17 Top 5
Carter Gibson 11th 9-19 Top 5
Brock Marty 11th 8-16 Top 4
Noah Amundson 12th 4-18 Top 5
Asher Malek 12th 3-16 Top 4

GRADUATES:
None

MINNEWASKA LAKERS
Head Coach: Chip Rankin
West Central Conference: 4-0
Overall: 21-7

The Lakers defeated Paynesville in their first section 5A dual 60-7 and they were defeated by Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 40-20 in the semifinals of 5A. The Lakers graduated six very good seniors, of which four won twenty-two or more matches. They had four super section place winners and two of those were in the state championship. That is a huge loss for most teams, but look for the Lakers to make steady strides of improvement thru the course of the season. They will return ten with a great deal of experience, including eight with twelve wins or more and a returning state qualifier from two years ago will also return. This includes four super section place winners and two state medalists. The Lakers should challenge their dual meet marks from last season and defend their conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Nick Ankeny (23-10), Dalton Friedrichs (21-8), Nathan Rankin (20-11), Jayce Kovarik (18-12), Jacob Blair (17-11), Mason Schiffler (17-16), Chase Smith (18-12) and Easton McCrory (30+wins two years ago).

Returning Wrestlers:
Nick Ankeny 11th 23-10 Top 4/6th
Dalton Friedrichs 12th 21-8 Top 4/6th/AC
Nathan Rankin 12th 20-11 AC
Jayce Kovarik 10th 18-12 Top 4
Jacob Blair 12th 17-11 AC
Mason Schiffler 10th 17-16
Chase Smith 9th 18-12 Top 4
Caden Koziol 12th 12-12
Jacob Lein 12th 8-14
Easton McCrory 12th 4-3 Injured

Graduates:
Tyson Meyer 33-1 Top 2/1st/AC/1st State/
Jacob Swalla 30-2 Top 2/2nd/AC/2nd State
Ryan VanLuik 29-4 Top 2/3rd/AC
Max Riechmnn 22-6 Top 2/5th
Dylan Koubsky 10-3
Jackson Stadvold 1-4 Injured/AC

BENSON BRAVES
Head Coach: Scott Thompson
West Central Conference: 2-3
Overall: 16-15

The Braves were defeated in their first round section 5A dual by Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg 53-22. They did graduate four seniors last spring, including two super section place winners. They will be returning six with a wide range of experience, this includes two super section place winners and a state champion. The Braves should challenge their dual meet marks from last year, if they can fill in with some juniors varsity and they stay healthy. Their key leaders should include: Thomas Dineen (39-0) and Nathan Bolduc (25-5).

Returning Wrestlers:
Thomas Dineen 11th 39-0 Top 2/1st/1st/AC
Nathan Bolduc 12th 25-5 Top 4/5th
Nick Bolduc 10th 12-15
Preston McGee 11th 9-18
Hae Wah 12th 12-8
Jaden Zimmerman 11th (Injured) 18-17 2 yrs ago)
AL Klasten 11th 9-6
Johnathon Kobberman 10th 1-2
Ed Wah 10th 6-24
Teegan Hogrefe 11th 2-13
Tyler Steward 10th 2-5
Macoy Kurbosky 10th 3-10
Max Nygaard 8th 1-2
Blake Nagler 12th 1-2 (9 match winner 2 years ago/Injured)

Graduates:
Alden Syltie 27-8 Top 2/4th (81-70 Career)
Adam Zosel 26-7 Top 4 (130-49 Career)
Adam Koosman 23-11 Top 4/5th (79-79 Career)
Colby Hogrefe 9-25

QUAD CONTY STING
Head Coach: Darrel Refsland
West Central Conference:
Overall:

The Sting did graduate four last spring, including three with 18+ wins, they will have back seven with a wide range of experience. The Sting will be young, but look for them to make strides of improvement thru the course of the season. If they can fill in with junior varsity and stay health, they should challenge last years dual meet numbers. Their key leader should include: Hunter Ridler (15-15), Tarrick Rupp (14-15) Austin Sweep (13-8) and Nolan Hildahl (11-16.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Hunter Ridler 11th 15-15
Tarrick Rupp 11th 14-15
Austin Sweep 11th 13-18 Top 3/4th
Nolan Hidlahl 11th 11-16 Top 3
Javier Jackson 12th 10-12
Jacob Savig 8th 5-14
Bryan Rhode 8th 1-11

GRADUATES;
Abel Chaparro 21-9 Top 3
Hunter Wilke 19-10
Luke Kluver 18-9
Richard Vaughn 10-12

BOLD WARRIORS
Head Coach: Matt Zupke
West Central Conference:
Overall:

The Warriors graduated two seniors last spring including a state medalist. They will have back four with a wide range of experience, including a state place medalist. They should make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they stay healthy and fill in with some junior varsity, they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The key leaders should include: Austin Kiecker (21-5) and Brady Kiecker (17-12).

Returning Wrestlers:
Austin Kiecker 10th 21-5 Top 2/2nd/6th State
Brady Kiecker 9th 17-12
Rylan Gass 10th 6-7
Sebastian Enriquez 12th 4-14

Graduates:
Tim Peppel 27-2 Top 2/1st/3rd State
Jesse Manderschied 11-10

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE
Head Coach: Vaughn Glasener
West Central Conference:
Overall:

The Coop graduated two last spring, they have back nine with experience. This includes three section place winners and one super section place winner. Their key leaders should include: Mitchell Christen, Will Sjogren and Noah Christen.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Mitchell Christen 11th 23-9 Top 2/3rd
Will Sjogren 11th 13-13 Top 5
Noah Christen 8th 13-12
Kevin Raya 10th 10-15
Jose de los Santos 10th 11-11 Top 5
Lanna Walter 11th 8-1
Kendall Jaenich 8th 5-9
Eden Rangel 10th 3-12

GRADUATES:
Jacob Canfield 5-17
Edwardo Rangel 2-6

GREAT RIVER CONFERENCE

FAVORITES: RUSH CITY/BRAHAM TIGERS and the OGILVIE LIONS

DARK HORSES: MILLE LACS RADIERS and the PINE CITY/HINCKLEY-FINLAYSON

RUSH CITY/BRAHAM TIGERS
Head Coach: Matthew Morgan
Great River Conference: 2-3
Overall: 10-19

The Tigers got bumped up to AA this season, they did graduate two seniors last spring, including two section place winners. This overall young team should make steady improvement over the course of the season. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season and possibly for top four spot in the section 7AA dual campaign. They will have thirteen back with varsity experience, including eight with double figure wins. Look for their key leaders to be: Austin Sterling, Landon Umbreit, Isaac Coolidge, Kade Gorman, Jesse Eklund, Gavin Schroeder, Kellen Gorman and Luke Gould.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Austin Sterling 12th 24-9 Top 3/4th
Landon Umbreit 11th 21-6 Top 3/6th/AC
Isaac Coolidge 10th 17-9 Injured
Kade Gorman 11th 14-20 Top 5
Jesse Eklund 10th 14-17 Top 5
Gavon Schroeder 10th 14-17 Top 3
Kellen Gorman 10th 14-17
Luke Gould 12th 14-20 Top 5
Jace Allerton 9th 6-26
Dalton Bengston 8th 7-14
Anthony Graves 8th 3-11

GRADUATES:
Masyn Bongren 21-13 Top 5/AC
Carson Shockman 8-11 Top 3

OGILVIE LIONS
Head Coach: Adam Halvorson
Great River Conference 6-0
Overall: 14-5

The Lions were defeated in the first round section 7A dual by Aitkin 65-9. They did graduate four seniors last spring, including three with twenty-four or more wins. Three were super section place winners, this included one state medalist. The Lions will have six returning with a wide range of experience, including four with double figure wins and three section place winners and one super section place winner. If the Lions fill in with junior varsity, they could challenge those good dual marks from season. They could make a challenge to defend their conference honors. The Lions should make steady strides of improvement thru on the season, look for them to possibly surprise a couple teams thru out the season. Their key leaders should include: Rhett Hudoba (22-9), Beau Hudoba (15-17), Ethan Houtoma (14-19) and Hayden Bolling (12-12).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Rhett Hudoba 12th 22-9 Top 4/6th
Beau Hudoba 10th 15-17
Ethan Houtoma 11th 14-19
Hayden Bolling 10th 12-12
Chad Buamann 11th 12-9
Landon Halvorson 11h 9-2
Kaden Felder 8th 4-11 Top 5
Owen Heins 10th 4-6 Top 4
Brody Smith 8th 8-10
Talon Baker 9th 2-8
Ian Hansmeier 9th 2-0
Isaiah Voss 9th 11-13
Devin Hufstedler 9th 2-7
Greyson Pike 10th 1-5

GRADUATES:
Ethan Warren 29-8 Top 2/1st/6th State (150-82 Career)
Gavin McLevis 26-7 Top 2/3rd (112-94 Career)
Beau Burke 24-4 Top 2/4th (127-70 Career)
Riley Lambert 7-21

MILLE LACS RAIDERS
Head Coach: Josh Hughley
Great River Conference: 4-1
Overall: 16-13

The Raiders defeated Deer River 43-30 in their first round section 7A dual and in the semifinals they were defeated by Royalton/Upsala 65-15. They did graduate three seniors last spring, two were section place winners and one super section place winner. The Raiders will have six back with a great deal of experience, this includes three section place winners and two super section place winners, of which one was a state medalist. If the Raiders can fill in with junior varsity and they stay healthy thru the course of the season, look for them to challenge dual marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Zach Remer (36-1), Daniel Miller (21-12) and Carter Adickes (13-5)

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Zach Remer 9th 36-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State
Daniel Miller 12th 21-12 Top 4/3rd
Jakob Wind 12th 13-19
Carter Adickes 8th 13-5
Justus Spengler 9th 8-17 Top 5
Joe Bistodeau 12th 8-18

GRADUATES:
Nathan Stang 23-8 Top 2 (34-21 Career)
Josh Golombowski 22-11 Top 4/2nd (43-24 Career)
Daniel Miller 21-12 Top 4/3rd
Joe Carlson 13-20 (34-51 Career)

PINE CITY/HINCKLEY DRAGONS
Head Coach: Joshua Barnes
Great River Conference: 3-3
Overall: 4-19
The Dragons did graduate two last spring, they will have back nine with a wide range of experience. Look for them to improve on their dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Justin Matson, Gavin Rockstroh and Jacob Lindahl.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Justin Matson 12th 25-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Gavin Rockstroh 11th 17-9 Top 4/5th
Jacob Lindahl 12th 14-8 Top 5
Logan Klecki 9th 6-14
Braxton Peetz 9th 5-17 Top
John Mead 11th 4-10
Payton Allen 9th 5-0
Luke Hirsch 12th 3-9
Damien Torgerson 11t 5-16

GRADUATES:
Tim Johnson
Joseph Wimmer

PROCT0R/HERMANTOWN UNITED
Head Coach: Eric McPhee
Great River Conference: 3-6
Overall: 5-26

The United did graduate three last spring, both twenty match winners. They will have back nine with a wide range of experience. Look for this young team to make steady strides of improvement thru out the season. Their key leaders should include: Zak McPhee and Robert Laasko.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Zach McPhee 10th 31-6
Robert Laasko 12th 25-11 Top 4
Gabe Castleman 12th 13-13 Top 5
Landon Laasko 10th 9-9
Quinn Schnabel 11th 9-17
Gavin Tabbert 10th 5-5
Marvin Bassignana 9th 4-14
Austin Wunner 11th 1-12
John Becker 11th 1-6

GRADUATES:
Alex McPhee 20-2 Top 2. (143-49 Career)
Henry Ringdahl 20-9 (88-67)
Gabe Castleman 12th 13-13 Top 5 (46-81 Career)

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ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Josh Joriman
Lake Conference: 6-0
Overall: 32-4

The Knights defeated Wayzata 39-23 in their first round Section 5AAA duals. They defeated Waconia 41-28 and Osseo 65-12. In the state tourney they beat their big rivals Stillwater 31-27. They fell just short against Shakopee 30-24, to earn second place in the state AAA dual meet campaign. They did graduate four very good seniors last spring including two super section place winners and one state medalist. The Knights will have back thirteen with a wide range of experience. This includes eleven section place winners, eight super section place winners and six state qualifiers. Those six all earned state medals, four runner ups and a state champion. Look for this very experienced team to continue to make big strides of improvement thru the course of the season. They should challenge those dual meet numbers from last season and make a strong challenge to defend the conference honors. Look for the Knights to defend their section dual meet honors. They will be looking to make a very strong challenge for a state AAA dual meet championship. Their key leaders should include: Cole Becker (39-1/state champion), Caleb Thoennes (26-2/2nd state), Parker Janssen (33-2/2nd state), Landon Robideau (36-2/2nd state), Jed Wester (32-7/2nd state), Mason Mills (26-5/3rd state) and Owen Barthel (22/13/5th super section.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Cole Becker 12th 39-1 Top 2/1st/AC/State Champ
Caleb Thoennes 12th 36-2 Top 2/1st/AC/2nd state
Parker Janssen 11th 33-2 Top 2/1st/AC/2nd state
Landon Robideau 9th 36-2 Top 2/1st/AC/2nd state
Jed Wester 10th 32-7 Top 2/2nd/AC/2nd state
Mason Mills 11th 26-5 Top 2/2nd/3rd state
Eli Davis 11th 23-7
Owen Barthel 12h 22-13 Top 2/5th
Luke Williams 12th 18-16
Marcus Mueller 12th 16-20 Top 4/5th
Ethan Yantes 12th 7-11 Top 4
Jimmy Heil 12th 8-5 Top 4
Jarrett Wadsen 9th 8-2
Jimmy Heil 12th 8-5 Top 2/5th
Ian Schultz 10th 6-0
Jake Springer 12th 4-4
Tanner Becker 9th 3-0
Tate Lidberg 12th 2-2
Jon Nygaard 12th 2-1
Tyson Hentges 11th 2-6 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Isaiah Misna 33-6 Top 2/1st/6th State/AC (127-49 Career)
Owen Vike 15-7 Top 2/3rd (54-40 Career)
Jon Misna 16-12 Top 4
OP Johnson (13-27 Career)

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS
Head Coach: Wes Haglund
Overall:

The Fighting Saints defeated Benson 53-22 in their first round Section 5A dual. They were defeated by LPGE/BR 49-14 in the semifinals. The Fighting Saints did graduate three seniors last spring, including three section place winners. They will be returning thirteen with a great deal of experience, that includes nine section place winners and six super section place winners. They have one state medalist back to help lead the way. Look for this crew to make strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. If they get their weights spread out, they could make a challenge for one of the top four spots in what will be a tough Section 5A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Coy Gunderson (34-6), Chase Magaard (34-4), Trey Gunderson (34-5) and Ely Johnson (24-14).

Returning Wrestlers:
Coy Gunderson 12th 34-6 Top 2/1st/4th State
Chase Magaard 11th 34-4 Top 2/3rd
Trey Gunderson 8th 34-5 Top 4/3rd
Ely Johnson 12th 24-14 Top 4/4th
Tanner Wilts 11th 18-19 Top 4/5th
Masyn Olson 11th 18-17 Top 2
Jett Olson 9th 18-17 Top 5
Jason Jones 11th 15-21 Top 4/5th
Noah Johnson 11th 12-7
Luke Froehlich 11th 9-25
Collin Johnson 10th 8-23 Top 5
Tanner Schade 10th 4-15
Owen Kidrowksi 10th 3-0

Graduates:
Richard Jones 37-5 Top 2 (118 Career Wins)
Brody Forsell 27-7 Top 4 (83 Career Wins)
Hunter Wilts 18-19 Top 4

ROGERS ROYALS
Co-Head Coaches: Justin Oie/Chris Donnay
Northwest Suburban Conference:
Overall:

The Royals were defeated in their first section dual by Wayzata 58-15. They did graduate four seniors including four section place winners, of which two were super section place winners, one was a state qualifier. The Royals will have nine returning with a wide range of experience. This includes nine section place winners and three super section place winners, of which one was a state qualifier. The Royals should continue to make steady strides thru out the season. If they stay healthy they should challenge their dual meet marks from last year and move up in the conference standings. They make a challenge for one of those top four spots in this tough Section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Max Ricks (24-5, 2nd super section), Isaiah Brown (24-12/3rd super section), Ryan Lund (23-12, 4th super section), Ty Cassidy (20-11) and Navarro Kornwolf (15-15).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Max Ricks 12th 24-5 Top 2/2nd/AC
Isaiah Brown 12th 24-12 Top 2/3rd
Ryan Lund 12th 23-12 Top 4/4th
Ty Cassidy 11th 20-11 Top 5
Navarro Kornwolf 12th 15-15 Top 4
Brian Ramila 12th 9-11
Sehrab Zahkil 12th 7-17 Top 4
Caden Carlson 12th 4-13

GRADUATES:
Ross Meskimen 27-7 Top 2/2nd/AC
Wil Yasseri 23-8 Top 2/3rd/AC
Alex Emmrich 15-15 Top 5
Jason Anderson 11-17 Top 4

BUFFALO BISON
Head Coach: Jeff Granrud
Lake Conference: 4-2
Overall: 8-15

The Bison were defeated in their first section dual by Little Falls 48-26. They did graduate four last spring including two super section place winners. They will return fourteen with a wide range of varsity experience. They could possibly challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. They will return five section place winners and two super section place winners. Their key leaders should include Owen Herbst, Macray Klohs, Brennen Halderson, Jacobs Scherber and Matt Carlson.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Owen Herbst 12th 28-2 Top 2/1st/AC
Macray Klohs 12th 21-9 Top 2/3rd
Brennen Halderson 12h 12-15 Top 5
Jacobs Scherber 10th 10-12
Matt Carlson 10th 10-4
Aiden Herbst 8th 10-16
Cole Madsen 12th 9-14 Top 4
Jacob Cremers 11th 7-8 Top 5
Brandon Vecker 12th 2-8
Carter Walker 11th 2-8
Riggs Tuchtenhagen 11th 5-14
Jake Dahlheimer 10th 2-15
Cody Grant 12th 1-14
Jonah Anderson 11th 1-4

GRADUATES:
Ryan Scherber 21-5 Top 2/5th/AC. (133-36 Career)
Sully Scherber 19-10 Top 2/3rd (46-38 Career)
Austin Carter 4-12 (15-43 Career)
John Dahlheimer 7-7 (45-45 Career)

MOORHEAD SPUDS
Head Coach: Gerod Fugleberg
Independent:

The Spuds were defeated by Willmar 47-19 in the first section dual. They did graduate five seniors last spring, including three section place winner and a super section place winner. They will have six back with a wide range of experience. Their key leaders should include Dan Ellingsberg, Lee Ellingsberg and Evan Frankhanel.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Evan Fankhanel 12th 19-9
Lee Ellingsberg 10th 18-12 Top 5
Evan Fankhanel 10th 12-18 Top 5
Dane Ellingsberg 8th 10-19 Top 5
Jack Olstad 9th 3-20
Bridget Mongeau 10th 2-9 Top 5
Nicholas Smith 11th 1-15

GRADUATES:
Arzheen Shahin 22-8 Top 2/5th
Jack Newcomb 17-12
Jaydon Coley 14-15 Top 5
Jackson Gotta 14-10 Top 4
Jack Greelis 4-20