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The Guillotine 2004 Academic All-State Wrestlers

May 5, 2004

This year's Guillotine Academic All-State Wrestling Selections are dedicated to the memory of Steve King who recently passed away. King was a 1989 First Team selection for the Guillotine's Academic Honors. He won the Class A Hwt State tite, finished with a perfect 39-0 record and compiled a 3.66 GPA. King wrestled for St. Clair High School. King recorded a 166-20 career mark, with 119 pins which was the state record for falls. He was selected as the top wrestler by MN/USA Wrestling for 1989. He was the first Minnesota wrestler to win both the Junior Greco-Roman and Freestyle Nationals.

The Guillotine is proud to present the Academic All-State nominations for the 26th year. The Guillotine recognizes 118 wrestlers, one of the larger classes in recent years. 57 schools submitted nominations for this honor.

Our top wrestler this season is Adam Elseth, a senior, of Albert Lea, who compiled a perfect 4.0 GPA and a perfect season; winning the State with a final 46-0 record. Jason Finley of Lake City won the State as well and finished with a 3.98 GPA to place second on the 30 man first team.

There are 18 wrestlers with perfect 4.0 GPA's and six wrestlers with undefeated records. We found that 50% of the wrestlers had GPA's of 3.7 or better and there are eleven 2004 State Champions, all placing on the first team. The seniors dominated the overall nominations 77 to 40 and also placed 22 on the first team.

Mr. Minnesota Wrestler for 2004, Charlie Falck of Apple Valley, had the most victories with 49. The undefeated wrestlers and State Champions are; Elseth, Cory Harnitz, Josh Zabel, Mitch Vedders, Joey Grasser, and Nate Matousek. Falck also leads the first teamers with a total of four State Titles to his credit. Two wrestlers have two titles on their resume; Harnitz and Matousek. Wrestlers reporting a perfect 4.0 GPA are Elseth, Kevin Robling, Mitchell Pontrelli, Jacob Bryce, Ryan Tongen, Billy Blumhoefer, Joseph Bechtold, Danny Hansen, Ben Roff, Issac Klaehn, Greg Tambornino, Jeramy Rau, Luke Nelson, Kory Graham, Aaron Breyfogle, Casey Boutain, Michael Vought and Jeremy Fischer.

Cambridge-Isanti leads all the high schools with nine wrestlers nominated and the most points overall. Minnewaska Area is second with seven, followed by Apple Valley (six), St. Michael-Albertville (five) and Dassel-Cokato (five). Yellow Medicine East, Albert Lea and Goodhue each nominated four. Apple Valley placed the most on the first team with three; Falck, Scott Nonini and Michael Fessler. Albert Lea and Simley each placed two on the first team; Elseth and Zach Hansen (Albert Lea), Nick Ryberg and Jeff Grosland (Simley).

The Guillotine wishes to congratulate the First Team Honorees and all of the nominees for a job well done. Each of the 30 wrestlers on the first team receive certificates, a letter of recognition and a complimentary copy of The Guillotine. Our appreciation goes out to the wrestlers, their parents, their coaches and administration for providing us with the information to make these selctions.

The Guillotine 2004
Academic All-State Wrestlers

Adam Elseth, 135, Albert Lea , 12th

Class AAA 135 pound State Champion, Adam Elseth is a three time section champion and a three time state placewinner, winning the gold medal this,his senior year. In 2002 he placed 3rd and in 2001 he placed 2nd. He was named Big Nine All-Conference three times and is the "Winningest Wrestler" in Albert Lea's history, with 160 victories. He also holds the one-year takedown record in the Albert Lea program.His career record is 160-26 and this season he achieved a perfect 46-0. Adam is a two-time member of the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA. His parents are Jeff and Denise Elseth. He was coached by Larry Goodnature. Adam plans to wrestle in college and study business.

Jason Finley, 189, Lake City, 12th

Jason Finley, Class AA 189 pound State Champion for the Lake City Tigers, was a two-time state participant, and two-time All-Conference in wrestling and football. A senior, wrestling for coach Douglas Vaith, Jason earned a varsity career record of 84-19. He holds the school's single season record for falls with 24, and his match record for this season is 40-2. Jason is the son of Dave and Pat Finley. He was a team captain in football, wrestling and track. He sports a 3.98 GPA, is a National Honor Society member, and was named Kiwanis Student of the Month. He plans to attend a four year college and play football or wrestle.

Cory Harnitz, 189, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial/Mankato Loyola, 12th

Senior, two-time Class A State Champion, Cory Harnitz, wrestled on the Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial/Mankato Loyola wrestling team. He was a State Champ his sophomore year, but was injured his junior year and came back to win the title in 2004. He was a three-time section champion. He sports a varsity career record of 190-25, with a stellar 41-0 season record. Cory has a 3.94 GPA and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society. He is also a 2004 MWCA All-State Academic Team member. He is a four-time Valley Conference champion and a two-time Greco Roman All-American. Cory's parents are Detlef and Sharon Harnitz. He was coached by Andre Harnitz.

Josh Zabel, 171, Rochester Mayo, 12th

With a perfect 41-0 season record, senior, Josh Zabel won the Class AAA 171 pound championsip at State. He amassed an overall 144-50 career record. He is a six year letterwinner and voted captain two of those years. He was named Outstanding Wrestler at the Coon Rapids and Stewartville Invites. He was also a Christmas Tournament Champion and was a Wellstone Memorial Scholar/Athlete Achievement Award winner at the 2004 Clash. Josh is the son of Robert and Mona Zabel. He is a member of the National Honor Society, sporting a GPA of 3.83. Dwight Gingerich is his coach at Rochester Mayo High School.

Jared Schwanz, Hwt, St. James, 11th

Class A 275 pound State Champion, Jared Schwanz is a two-time Section 3A champion with a 37-2 season record and a 76-20 varsity career record. Wrestling for the Saint James Saints and coach Eugene Hildebrandt, he was a 2004 South Central Conference and St. James Classic Tourney Champion. In 2003 Jared placed 3rd in the Junior Freestyle Tournament and 5th in the Junior Greco-Roman Tournament. He has a 3.86 GPA and was selected to the 2004 MWCA All-State Academic Team. His parents are Gerald and Jeanne Schwanz. He was also a 2-time All South Central Conference first team member in football. Jared plans to attend a four year college.

Kevin Robling, Hwt, Scott West, 12th

Kevin Robling, Scott West senior, 2004 State runner-up at heavyweight, and 2003 State 5th placer, claims a 4.00 GPA and was a Wellstone Memorial Scholar/Athlete Achievement Award winner at the 2004 Clash. He was a member of the 2003 MWCA Academic All-State Team. Kevin wrestled for coach Darren Ripley and earned a season record of 38-10 and a career record of 90-25. He was a team captain not only for wrestling, but also football and track. He won 2nd place in the 2003 State Christmas Tourney. In track Kevin was a 2003 state qualifier in shotput. In football he was two-time All-Conference and Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the conference, and won numerous other awards, including being selected as a participant for Minnesota's 30th High School All-Star Footbal Classic. Tony and Claire Robling are his parents. He is a member of the National Honor Society and plans to attend South Dakota State University on a football scolarship to study Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences.

Jared Oyster, 135, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th

Jared Oyster has been a five-time State entrant, placing 3rd as a junior and gaining the Class A 135 pound runner-up spot his senior year. With a 42-2 season, and an outstanding 201-26 career record, he is the all-time record holder for most wins at his Bertha-Hewitt Verndale High School. He has claimed thirty tournament championships. He was named to the 2004 MWCA Academic All State Team and the All-Section Team in 2003 and '04. Jared's coach is Steve Techam and his parents are Heidi and Robb Oyster. He is on the A Honor Roll and has earned a 3.95 GPA. For future plans Jared states, "I plan on being a missionary for two years following high school. Then I will attend college somewhere when I return. I am undecided on my college choice."

Mitchell E Pontrelli, Hwt, St. Paul Johnson, 12th

Three-time State participant and two-time Section Champ, Mitchell Pontrelli wrestled for the St. Paul Johnson Governors and Coach Scott Dyer. Mitchell placed 5th in State as a junior and earned a 2nd place spot in this, his senior year at heavyweight. His season record was 32-2 and his overall career record is 112-18, a 94.12% winning record. He is the son of Dominic and Laurie Pontrelli. Twice he was named to the All-State Team, and is a three time All-Conference honoree. In football he was All-State Honorable Mention and two-time All Conference. Mitchell comments, "Next year I'm going to attend South Dakota State University to play football. I plan on majoring in either Athletic Training or Physical Therapy."

Nick Rydberg, 215, Simley, 12th

Nick Rydberg set the school record for the most pins in one season; 37. He has compiled an impressive 124-33 varsity career record and was 45-3 on the season. He wrestled on the Simley High School wrestling team which advanced to State and won the Consolation Championship. Nick is a senior with a 3.93 GPA. He was a two-time All-Conference and All-State football player. He finished runner-up at the Christmas Tournament twice. He has earned a trip to State three times. In 2003 he placed 5rd and in 2004 he won the Class AAA 215 pound match for 3rd place. Scott and Tammie Rydberg are his parents. According to his wrestling coach, Will Short, Nick is deciding between St. Olaf and the University of Minnesota Duluth to play football.

Jeff Grosland, 140, Simley, 12th

Three-time State Placewinner and four-time Section Champ, Jeff Grosland has a 158-51 varsity career record. He placed 6th at State in 2002 and '03 and moved up to the runner-up spot in 2004 at 140 pounds in Class AAA. A team captain, he had a 34 -9 record this season, and helped lead his Simley Spartans to a Consolation Championship finish in the State team competition. Jeff is the son of Gary and Cathy Grosland. A senior, he claims a 3.90 GPA. Coach Will Short states, "Jeff has participated on the Cadet National Team for the State of Minnesota and is planning on attending Concordia, Moorhead. He plans on pursuing a medical career. "

Jason Stripling, 215, Minneota, 12th

With a 3.90 GPA, Jason Stripling is on the Minneota High School Honor Roll and is an Excel Award recipient. He achieved 80 career wins for his wrestling team, with a 42-2 season record this, his senior year. His coach is Joel Skillings and his parents are James and Nancy Stripling. A Section 4A Champion, Stripling placed 3rd in State at 215 pounds. He has the school record for most team points in a season; 215. This season he was named Most Improved Wrestler. In 2003 he earned All-Conference honors in football, and Academic All-Conference honors in 2002. His plans include college at SDSU and majoring in Civil Engineering.

Tyler Tubbs, 145, Chokio-Alberta/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 12th

Two-time MWCA Academic All-State team member and two-time Guillotine Academic All-State Wrestler, Tyler Tubbs of the Chokio-Alberta Clinton-Graceville wrestling team, is a senior with a 3.99 GPA. He was also an MWCA Scholarship recipient and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as earning Academic All-State in football. Tyler's parents are Terry and Sandy Tubbs. His wrestling coach is Bruce Johnson. He is a three-time Class A Section 7 Champion and two time State Placewinner, earning 4th in 2003 and third in 2004. He won 30 and lost 3 matches this season and has compiled a 143-58 varsity career record. Tyler plans to attend Moorhead State University.

Jacob Bryce, 171, Minnewaska Area, 12th

Three-time Section 7AA Champion and four-time State Participant, Jacob Bryce, has a career record of 151-35. This season he won 43 and lost 2 matches wrestling at 171 pounds. As a sophomore he placed 2nd in State, as a junior, he was a State Champion and in 2004 he placed 4th. Jacob is an Honor Student with a 4.00 GPA. He is a four-time MWCA All-State Academic Gold Team member, a two-time MWCA All-State Academic Team member and a two-time Guillotine Academic All-State Wrestler. Jacob, the son of Alan and Pat Bryce was four-time West Central All-Conference. He wrestled on the Minnewaska Area team and his head wrestling coach is Wes Tessman. He has signed a national letter of intent to attend and wrestle at NDSU.

Zach Molitor, 152, Cambridge-Isanti, 11th

Zach Molitor is a junior with a 3.67 GPA. He earned a 44-3 season record and a varsity career record of 119-48. He was a Section Champ in 2004 and is a two-time State Placewinner, taking 4th in 2003 and earning the runner-up place on the winners' platform in 2004 at 152 pounds. Zach was North Suburban All-Conference the past two years and a two-time Christmas Tournament Champion. He wrestles for the Cambridge Isanti Bluejackets, coached by Neil Jennissen. He helped his 2004 team become the State Runners-up. He is the son of Jay and Sue Molitor.

Russell Smith, 171, Owatonna, 11th

Russell Smith is a three-time State Qualifier and a two-time Section 1AAA Champion. A junior, he has won the 2nd place position at State the last two seasons. Now wrestling at 171 pounds, he enjoys a 106-21 varsity career record so far and a 39-5 season tally. Coach Scot Davis comments, "four of those five losses were to the same guy, State Champion Josh Zabel." Russell was a state entrant at 152 pounds in 2002. He has attained a 3.70 GPA. His future plans are to possibly attend college or pursue the family business of working in the circus or at fairs. His father is David "Cannonball" Smith and his mother is Jean Smith.

Mitch Vedders, 171, Milaca, 12th

With a perfect 48-0 season record, Mitch Vedders helped lead his Milaca wrestling team in advancing to State and as an individual wrestler, won the Gold Medal at 171 pounds. Wrestling for Coach Randy Zimmer, he posseses a 186-53 career record. He was a captain in both football and wrestling. Mitch is a four-time State Qualifier and a three-time State Placewinner, winning 3rd as a sophomore, 2nd as a junior and 1st place his senior year. Owning a 3.40 GPA, he is a two-time member of the National Honor Society and the MWCA Academic All-State Team. His future plans include attending Bethel College concentrating on Youth Ministry.

Bryar Johnson, 215, Litchfield, 12th

Bryar Johnson led his Litchfield Dragons in making a State appearance as a team the last three years where his team won the State title in 2003 and the consolation championship this year. He is a three-time State participant and a 2004 Section 5AA Champion. He placed 4th in State at 215 pounds. Team captain, Bryar is a senior and his parents are Bruce and Barb Johnson. Accomplishments include 3X All-Conference, and MWCA Academic All-State. Bryar is also a standout in football and baseball. Bryar sports a 3.91 GPA and is #16 in a class of 168 students. Bryar's coach, Chip Rankin states, "Bryar plans on attending Northern State University on a football scholarship. Currently he also plans on wrestling. He plans on majoring in biology and chemistry and being a Field Research Specialist of Fish and Wildlife."

Jayson Ness, 119, Bloomington Kennedy, 11th

Sally and Jay Ness can be proud of their son, Jayson. A junior, Jayson has a 114-14 career record and a 40-2 season record. He has achieved many accomplishments in wrestling, including three-time Section Champ, three-time State placewinner, 3rd in 2002, State Champion in 2003 and 2nd in 2004; 2002 Cadet of the Year/Freestyle National champion; 3rd in Greco Roman Nationals; 2003 Junior of the Year/3rd in National Freestyle and 2nd in Greco Roman Nationals; Christmas Tournament Outstanding Wrestler; three-time All Conference; two-time Kennedy OW, three-time Kennedy MVW, and team captain. Jayson has a 3.67 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Government and is in the top ten % of his class. Coach Charles Vavrosky is looking forward to having Jayson back for another year.

Joey Grasser, 119, LeCenter/Cleveland, 12th

State Champion, Joey Grasser, is a two-time Section Champion with an awesome 40-0 season record. His varsity career score is 131-16. He has a 3.45 GPA. He is a member of the Student Council; was vice-president last year and presently the president. A senior, he is a wrestling team captain, holds the school record for takedowns, winning the award for most takedowns in 2002, '03 and '04, and holds the school record for no losses in a season. He's a three-time All Conference in wrestling. In football he was All Conference in addition to Academic All-Conference and a 2003-04 captain. Joey is the son of Rich and Toni Grasser and his wrestling coach was Kelly Block.

Scott Nonini, 103, Apple Valley, 12th

Section Champion and State Placewinner, Scott Nonini wrestled for Jim Jackson at Apple Valley. He ended his high school career with 39 wins and 9 losses on the season and boasts an 85-18 varsity career record. He won his way to third place this spring, at the MSHSL State Tournament at 103 pounds and contributed to the Eagles State Team Title as well. Richard and Nancy Nonini are Scott's parents. He has earned a 3.75 GPA and is a member of the MWCA Academic All-State Team and the National Honor Society. He will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison or MIT and studying Engineering.

John Grygelko, 189, St. Michael-Albertville, 12th

John Grygelko achieved a 41-8 season record and a 112-14 career record. He qualified for the State Tournament twice, placing 4th this season at 189 pounds. He was a two-time Section Champ, two-time 9th Grade League State Champ and an All-Conference wrestler. A senior, and honorary captain, he wrested for the St. Michael-Albertville Knights and coach Gregg Greeno, John has earned a 3.92 GPA and is a three-time member of the National Honor Society. He was named to the 2004 MWCA All-State Academic Team. He was All-Conference in football. John is the son of Tom and Karen Grygelko. He plans to go to college and study medicine.

Andrew Quittschreiber, 140, Frazee, 12th

Four-time State Placer and three-time Section Champion, Andrew Quittschreiber has captained his Frazee wrestling team for three years. He is a three-time letterwinner with a varsity career record of 165-24. He earned 44 wins (with just 3 losses) for his team this season. This year he took 3rd place at the State Tournament at 140 pounds and was a member of the Hornets State Team. Andrew was a 2003 National Greco-Roman All-American and two-time State Greco and one-time State Freestyle Champ. A senior, Andrew has achieved a 3.68 GPA and is a repeat Guillotine Academic All-State Wrestler. The MWCA named him to the 2004 Academic All-State Team. James and Barbara Quittschreiber are his parents and Clay Nagel was his coach.

Stephen Pilgram, 140, Annandale/Maple Lake, 12th

State Champion, Stephan Pilgram, has been wrestling on varsity since eighth grade. He wrestled on the Annandale Maple Lake wrestling team and for coach, Bruce Bartels. His career record reads 130-35 and his season record is 35-1. Stephan was a two-time State Participant, a five-time Wright County Conference placewinner, and five-time Section 5AA placewinner. As a freshman he won the MVW Team Award and again as a junior and senior. In his junior season he had the 'Most Pins' distinction. As a senior, Stephan won the Grant County Invite and the Mora Invite along with the Section and State Tournaments. Michael and Carrie Pilgram are his parents. He achieved a 3.47 GPA. He plans to pursue athletic training at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Michael Fessler, 140, Apple Valley, 12th

Michael Fessler, son of Peter and Laurie Fessler, is a four-time State Placewinner and a four-time Section 6AAA Champion. He won the gold medal at State this year at 140 pounds. He has amassed a 175-9 varsity career record, scoring 42 wins and 3 losses in his senior year. He contributed to the State Championship Apple Valley team with Jim Jackson as his coach. He has a 3.39 GPA in the classroom. He is a 2004 member of the MWCA All-State Academic Team. He was a Cadet All-American. Michael plans to wrestle at the college level, attending Cal-State Bakersfield or the Naval Academy.

Zach Hansen, 103, Albert Lea, 11th

Junior, Zach Hansen is Big 9 All-Conference and a three sport athlete, participating in football, wrestling and baseball. A member of the National Honor Society, he earned a 3.89 GPA and helped his Albert Lea team win the MWCA State Academic Team Championship two years running. He also aided his team to a third place finish in the team competition of the 2004 MSHSL State Tournament. Zach is the son of Jon and Vickie Hansen. His coach is Larry Goodnature who will value his return to wrestle another year. Zach won his section tournament and placed 4th at State. He has a 65-19 varsity career record so far and recorded a 40-8 tally for the season.

Ryan Tongen, 103, Yellow Medicine East, 11th

Coach Gary Wolf will be happy to have Ryan Tongen back for another season. He boasts a 35-6 season record as a junior, and a 49-7 career record. He has won most of the tournaments he has competed in. He was a Jaycee State champion as a fifth grader and a sixth grader. He was also a NYWA runner-up in sixth grade and a champion in 8th grade. This year, he was 212 Conference Champion, Section 3AA Champion and won 5th place at the State Tournament at 103 pounds. Ryan has been on the Superior Honor Roll every quarter since he started school. He has a stunning 4.00 GPA, and is a National Honor Society member at Yellow Medicine East. His proud parents are Connie and Duane Tongen from Granite Falls.

Ryan Cross, 189, Faribault, 12th

Ryan Cross, two-time team captain ended his career with a 34-3 season performance and an 84-26 career record. He is a two-time Big Nine All-Conference wrestler, two-time OW at the Dick Shiels Invite, and two-time Most Valuable Wrestler Award recipient on his Faribault High School wrestling team, coached by Jesse Armbruster. A three-time section placer, this year he advanced to State and finished 4th. Ryan is a Gold Cord recipiant, "A" Honor Roll student, was a member of the Student Council as a junior, and was a four-time letter winner in band, pep band, and orchestra. A three-sport athlete, he was All-Conference in football and team captain of football, wrestling (2X) and baseball. Ryan is the son of Paul and Judy Cross and says, "I plan on attending the University of Wisconsin at Stout to play football and look into graduate school after that."

Charlie Falck, 119, Apple Valley, 12th

A four-time State Champion, Apple Valley's Charlie Falck achieved an outstanding 213-11 career record and was 49-2 on the season. He was a Cadet Freestyle National Champion and runner-up, Junior National Freestyle runner-up, was selected to the U.S. Dream Team and the prestigious Dapper Dan Tournament. He was named High School All-American and was a two-time Christmas Tournament Champion, plus numerous other high school tournaments. He was an important part of the Eagles State Championship Teams and was named Mr. Minnesota Wrestler by the MWCA this year. Charlie is the son of Bob and Kay Falck. He earned a 3.25 GPA. He was coached by Jim Jackson. His future includes attending the University of Iowa on a wrestlig scholarship.

Nate Matousek, 152, Glencoe-Silver Lake, 11th

Two-time State Champion, Nate Matousek, Glencoe Silver Lake High School junior, will be welcomed back for another year of wrestling by Coach Kelly Lipinski. Nate is a five-time State Entrant, placing 5th as an eighth grader. He has many accomplishments in wrestling &endash; Career record of 198-13, with 99 career pins; this season's perfect record of 44-0; State Christmas Tournament Champion: five-time Wright County All-Conference; four-time 5AA Section Champion; MVP for GSL for four years, three year team captain; Cadet National Champion in Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Nate has earned a 3.30 GPA and was selected to the 2004 MWCA Academic All-State Team. He played 'running back' for the GSL State Championship football team in 2003. Mike and Linda Matousek are his parents. Nate's future plans are to wrestle in a Division I school.

Adam Shemon, 119, Hastings, 11th

Hastings High School's Adam Shemon is a junior with a 3.84 GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society and a two-time selection to the 3AAA Section All-Academic Team. He has a 68-30 career record so far, and a 38-8 tally on the season. He is a two-time All Conference, two-time Conference and Section Champion, and a two-time State Participant, placing 4th this year at the State Tournament. He participated in the Christmas Tournament where he placed 7th. He will be welcomed back next year by Coach Paul Vaith and is the son of Glenn and Rhonda Shemon. The Naval Academy or the Air Force Academy may be in Adam's future plans.

The Guillotine 2004
Academic All-State Wrestlers
- Second Team

(Wrestler, School, Grade, Weight, GPA (Season Record) State Place)

  • Brandon Klukow, Albert Lea, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.98 GPA (41-8) DNP
  • Randy Larson, Albert Lea, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.0 GPA (38-6) DNP
  • Phil Roemer, Annandale/Maple Lake, 11th, 135 lbs., 3.25 GPA (21-7) DNQ
  • Nathan Roemer, Annandale/Maple Lake, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.61 GPA (30-6) DNQ
  • Phillip Beaumia, Apple Valley, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.47 GPA (37-6) 3rd
  • Jared Stahlecker, Apple Valley, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.78 GPA (28-4) 5th
  • Ryan Pottebaum, Apple Valley, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.23 GPA (40-11) 3rd
  • Spencer Lund, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.5 GPA (32-14) DNP
  • Matt Day, Austin, 11th, 275 lbs., 3.35 GPA (25-7) DNQ
  • Cayle Halberg, Bagley, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.67 GPA (21-13) DNP
  • Adam Carruth, Benson, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.2 GPA (39-2) 3rd
  • Seth Moenkedick, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.89 GPA (26-6) DNQ
  • Cody Nord, Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.9 GPA (35-10) DNP
  • Joseph Bechtold, Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, 12th, 215 lbs., 4.0 GPA (42-4) DNP
  • Grant Johnson, Blooming Prairie, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.1 GPA (28-12) DNP
  • Steven Salinas, Blooming Prairie, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.22 GPA (39-6) 5th
  • Luke Nelson, Blooming Prairie, 12th, 140 lbs., 4.0 GPA (29-9) DNP
  • Jeremy Welter, Buffalo, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.0 GPA (24-9) DNQ
  • Dustin Weege, Buffalo, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.8 GPA (27-11) DNQ
  • Tyler Reiss, Buffalo, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.69 GPA (31-7) DNP
  • Billy Blumhoefer, Cambridge-Isanti, 11th, 215 lbs., 4.0 GPA (32-4) 5th
  • Kyle Volker, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.95 GPA (33-13) DNP
  • Michael Vought, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 171 lbs., 4.0 GPA (25-13) DNQ
  • Jeffery R. O'Connor, Cambridge-Isanti, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.3 GPA (27-11) DNP
  • Nathan Brackenbury, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.24 GPA (28-15) DNQ
  • Kory Graham, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 112 lbs., 4.0 GPA (31-12) DNQ
  • Blake Sjodin, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.67 GPA (32-13) DNQ
  • Danny Hansen, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, 145 lbs., 4.0 GPA (40-7) DNP
  • Seth Flodeen, Cannon Falls, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.24 GPA (39-1) 2nd
  • Jacob Sass, Chatfield, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.68 GPA (29-7) DNP
  • Marshall Sager, Dassel-Cokato, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.64 GPA (26-16) DNQ
  • Nels Anderson, Dassel-Cokato, 11th, 135 lbs., 3.66 GPA (36-9) DNP
  • Matt Hohenstein, Dassel-Cokato, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.77 GPA (29-14) DNQ
  • Peter Philippi, Dassel-Cokato, 12th, 275 lbs., 3.24 GPA (29-14) DNP
  • Dan Nyquist, Dassel-Cokato, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.66 GPA (27-10) DNQ
  • Shad Tappe, Detroit Lakes, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.77 GPA (38-5) DNP
  • Eric Seppelt, Foley, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.73 GPA (21-8) DNP
  • Josh Freudenberg, Foley, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.45 GPA (31-10) DNP
  • Jeremy Rau, Foley, 12th, 171 lbs., 4.0 GPA (29-11) DNP
  • Steve Schmitz, Goodhue, 11th, 275 lbs., 3.14 GPA (28-12) DNQ
  • Sam Gadient, Goodhue, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.64 GPA (40-4) DNP
  • Kyle Huneke, Goodhue, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.6 GPA (35-10) DNP
  • Brandon Voth, Goodhue, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.86 GPA (34-8) DNQ
  • Aaron Breyfogle, Lake City, 11th, 152 lbs., 4.0 GPA (31-9) DNQ
  • Dustin Kavitz, Medford , 12th, 135 lbs., 3.57 GPA (29-6) 3rd
  • John Fradette, Milaca, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.8 GPA (43-6) 6th
  • Nathan Stoen, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 275 lbs., 3.52 GPA (43-1) 3rd
  • Casey Boutain, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 189 lbs., 4.0 GPA (27-8) DNQ
  • Abe Jergenson, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 275 lbs., 3.0 GPA (23-13) DNQ
  • Taylor Jergenson, Minnewaska Area, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.82 GPA (29-12) DNP
  • Joe Swartz, Minnewaska Area, 11th, 119 lbs., 3.88 GPA (33-7) DNQ
  • Jeremy Fischer, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 152 lbs., 4.0 GPA (13-4) DNQ
  • Ryan Mergen, Monticello, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.5 GPA (37-6) 5th
  • Kyle Koehntop, Morris Area/Hancock, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.09 GPA (37-6) 4th
  • Alex Nelson, Morris Area/Hancock, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.66 GPA (30-12) DNQ
  • Anders Mattson, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.87 GPA (32-16) 6th
  • Jeramie Weller, New York Mills, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.97 GPA (42-9) 6th
  • Cody Salo, New York Mills, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.5 GPA (37-9) DNP
  • Dustin Geiser, New York Mills, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.95 GPA (24-15) DNP
  • Brent Weller, New York Mills, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.61 GPA (27-12) DNP
  • Carl Wilking, Nicollet, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.84 GPA (27-10) DNP
  • Ben Roff, Osseo, 12th, 189 lbs., 4.0 GPA (37-4) DNP
  • Chris Prince, Owatonna, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.2 GPA (35-6) DNP
  • Doug Aas, Pelican Rapids, 11th, 215 lbs., 3.15 GPA (27-10) 4th
  • Jacob D Johnson, Pelican Rapids, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.92 GPA (28-11) DNP
  • Jordan Arntson, Pelican Rapids, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.72 GPA (30-3) DNQ
  • Tyler Johnson, Plainview/Elgin-Millville, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.88 GPA (41-4) 5th
  • Phil Meinert, Princeton, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.45 GPA (41-6) 4th
  • Paul Panitzke, Redwood Valley, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.58 GPA (30-13) DNP
  • Tom Anderson, Redwood Valley, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.75 GPA (36-6) DNP
  • Drew Hruska, Rochester Mayo, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.5 GPA (35-12) 4th
  • Davey Gerhart, Scott West, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.78 GPA (40-8) 4th
  • Dan Tabbert, Simley, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.26 GPA (29-12) 5th
  • Isaac Klaehn, Southland , 12th, 135 lbs., 4.0 GPA (33-6) DNP
  • Shane Johnson, St. James, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.47 GPA (42-1) 3rd
  • Mark Kasper, St. Michael-Albertville , 12th, 215 lbs., 3.08 GPA (31-13) DNP
  • Brandon Dick, St. Michael-Albertville, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.0 GPA (48-3) 3rd
  • Josh Becker, St. Michael-Albertville, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.07 GPA (36-9) DNP
  • Luke Vetsch, St. Michael-Albertville, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.08 GPA (34-10) 6th
  • Greg Tambornino, Trinity at River Ridge, 11th, 119 lbs., 4.0 GPA (33-6) DNP
  • Paul Klees, Wabasha-Kellogg, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.87 GPA (41-5) 5th
  • Justin Irlbeck, Wabasso, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.51 GPA (40-9) 4th
  • Matt Schrupp, Watertown-Mayer, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.57 GPA (33-3) DNP
  • Casey Gray, Wheaton, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.33 GPA (39-4) 2nd
  • Tyler Santjer, Yellow Madicine East, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.07 GPA (31-3) DNP
  • Nick Cole, Yellow Medicine East, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.29 GPA (27-3) DNP
  • Chad Listul, Yellow Medicine East, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.4 GPA (39-3) 3rd
  • Marcus Luniewski, Zimmerman, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.94 GPA (25-14) DNP

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