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The Guillotine 2008 Academic All-State Wrestlers

(First published in the May 16, 2008 issue of The Guillotine Newsmagazine.)

Volume 37 Issue 8The 2008 edition of The Guillotine Academic All-State honorees features thirty first-team members, thirty second-team members, thirty third-team members, and sixty-one honorable mention wrestlers.

Wrestlers were submitted on nomination forms signed by their coach and principal verifying their current GPA (minimum of 3.0), number of current season varsity matches wrestled (minimum of fifteen), current season win percentage (minimum of 60%) and grade (junior or senior).

Points were tallied according to current varsity wins, current state tournament placement and cumulative high school GPA. Each of the first team wrestlers receive two certificates and a letter of recognition.

This year’s top Academic All-State wrestler spot goes to senior Matthew Pfarr of LeSueur-Henderson. Matthew capped his high school career with the Class A 160-pound state title, forty wins, and a 4.21 GPA.

Not far behind Pfarr was senior Derek Schreiner of Wayzata, junior Kevin Steinhaus of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, and senior Cole Von Ohlen of Jackson County Central.

Everyone on the first team placed fifth or higher at state this year, including fourteen champions and ten runner-ups. First team members have an average season win percentage of 93%, an average of over forty-two season wins, and an average GPA of 3.83.

Seventeen nominees had a perfect 4.0 GPA (or higher): Matthew Pfarr, Nick Libbey of Minnetonka, Cody Lensing of Totino-Grace, Mike Roth of Delano, Aaron Johnson of Prior Lake, Chris Stevermer of Prior Lake, Phil Clark of Norwood Young America, Cody Hansen of Albert Lea Area, Logan Hansen of Albert Lea Area, Matt Moenkedick of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Tony Nelson of Cambridge-Isanti, Ryan Madson of Hutchinson, Spencer Almen of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Sam Dooyema of Luverne/Hills-Beaver Creek, Ethan Secor of Stillwater Area, Charlie Reinhardt of Trinity at River Ridge, and Joe Bulger of Trinity at River Ridge.

Seven nominees finished as undefeated 2008 state champions and all seven made our first or second team: Jake Deitchler of Anoka, Kevin O’Brien of Becker, Drew Ross of Fergus Falls, Nathan Lexvold of Kenyon-Wanamingo, Kevin Steinhaus, Billy Morgan of Rosemount, and Derek Schreiner. 2007 state champion Tony Valek of Scott West finished his season undefeated, but was injured prior to this year’s state tournament. He made our third team.

Repeat Guillotine first-team members are Caleb Lines of Jackson County Central, Matthew Pfarr, Travis Rutt of Jackson County Central, Ryan Timmerman of Saint Peter, Cole Von Ohlen, and Eric Yngsdal of Byron.

Apple Valley had the most first, second, and third-team members with four.

Six teams had three first, second, and third-team members: Anoka, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Delano, Jackson County Central, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, and Saint Michael-Albertville

Congratulations to all nominees and thanks to the coaches, administrators and parents for helping The Guillotine recognize some of Minnesota’s finest student-athletes.

The Guillotine 2008 Academic All-State Wrestlers - First Team
Matthew PfarrMatthew Pfarr, 160 lbs.
LeSueur-Henderson, 12th

Matthew is a three-time state placer winning the Class A title this year. He placed fifth at 145 pounds as a junior and sixth at 130 pounds as a sophomore. Matthew had an impressive season record of 40-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 174-43. Matthew’s GPA is 4.21. Honors and achievements include 2008 Minnesota River Valley Conference All-Conference, 2008 Conference MVP, and 2008 LeSueur-Henderson Most Valuable Wrestler. Future plans are to attend college and wrestle. Matthew’s parents are Dave and Robin and his coach is J.D. Pesch.
Derek SchreinerDerek Schreiner, 140 lbs.
Wayzata, 12th

Derek is a three-time state champion. He won the 140-pound Class AAA title this year, the 119-pound title as a junior, and the 112-pound title as a sophomore. Derek finished his season undefeated with 43 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 186-40. Derek’s GPA is 3.97. Honors and achievements include 2006 NHSCA Sophomore National Champion, FILA Cadet All-American (third), 2007 Rumble on the Red Tournament Champion, and 2008 Mental Aerobics Tournament runner-up. Derek is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend and wrestle for Cornell University. Derek plans on majoring in Applied Economic Management with an emphasis in accounting. Derek’s parents are John and Lisa and his coach is Ross Johnson.
Kevin SteinhausKevin Steinhaus, 152 lbs.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th

Kevin is a two-time state champion, a three-time finalist, and a four-time placewinner. He won the 152-pound Class A title this year and the 145-pound title as a sophomore. Kevin also placed third at 130 pounds as a freshman and second at 112 pounds as an eighth-grader. Kevin finished his season undefeated with 47 wins. His current career record is 196-12 (94.2 win %). Kevin’s GPA is 3.92. Honors and achievements include 2008 MWCA Academic All-State, 2008 NHSCA Junior National Championships runner-up, three-year team captain, and 2008 MWCA Academic State Champion team member. Kevin is also a member of the National Honor Society. Kevin plans to wrestle in college but is undecided on where. Kevin’s parents are Mike and Suzanne and his coach is Wes Haglund.
Cole Von OhlenCole Von Ohlen, 130 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th

Cole is a two-time state champion and a three-time finalist. He won the 130-pound Class A title this year and the 119-pound title as a Junior. Cole also placed second at 103 pounds as a sophomore. Cole had an impressive season record of 47-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 162-16 (91 win %). Cole’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include two-time The Clash All-Tournament Team, Rumble on the Red Tournament Champion, two-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament runner-up, 2008 MWCA Academic All-State. Future plans are wrestling at Division I Air Force in Colorado Springs, CO. Cole’s parents are Nick and Ellen and his coach is Randy Baker.
Cody LensingCody Lensing, 112 lbs.
Totino-Grace, 12th

Cody is a four-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AA 112-pound runner-up this year. Cody had a season record of 43-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 151-34. Cody’s GPA is 4.14. Honors and achievements include team captain, four-time Section champion, North Suburban Conference All-Conference and Outstanding Wrestler, MWCA All-State Academic, and Totino-Grace Most Valuable Wrestler. Cody is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are wrestling at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. Cody is interested in a health care career field. Cody’s parents are Merl and Rosemary and his coach is Doug Svihel.
Zach LoppnowZach Loppnow, Hwt lbs.
Lake City, 12th

Zach is a three-time state entrant winning the Class AA title this year. He placed sixth at heavyweight as a junior. Zach had an impressive season record of 37-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 101-20. Zach’s GPA is 3.93. Honors and achievements include MWCA All-State Academic, two-time All-Conference, Excel Award Winner, Triple “A” Award Winner, and Spotlight on Scholarship Gold Award. Zach is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are wrestling at the University of Minnesota. Zach is interested in structural engineering. Zach’s parents are Rann and Val and his coach is Lonnie West.
Kevin O’BrienKevin O’Brien, 145 lbs.
Becker, 11th

Kevin won the Class AA title this year at 145 pounds. He is a two-time state entrant. Kevin finished his season undefeated with 41 wins. His current career record is 133-27. Kevin’s GPA is 3.83. Honors and achievements include football and wrestling team captain, member of the national champion Minnesota Storm Greco team, four-time Academic All-Conference, and four-time All-Conference. Future plans are pursuing an engineering degree while wrestling at a Division I school. Kevin’s parents are Ken and Lois and his coach is Brad Novak.
Eric YngsdalEric Yngsdal, 140 lbs.
Byron, 12th

Eric won the Class AA title this year at 140 pounds. He is a five-time state entrant placing third at 135 pounds as a junior. Eric had an impressive season record of 44-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 191-32. Eric’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include 2008 Mental Aerobics wrestling tournament champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler, 2007 Guillotine Academic All-State First Team, two-time MWCA All-State Academic, 2007 Greco state champion, and 2006 Rumble on the Red Tournament champion. Eric is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at a four-year college. Eric’s parents are Ron and Karen and his coach is Ryan Radke.
Tony NelsonTony Nelson, 215 lbs.
Cambridge-Isanti, 11th

Tony is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AAA 215-pound runner-up this year. Tony had an impressive season record of 41-2. His current career record is 94-18. Tony’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include 2008 MWCA All-State Academic, 2008 NHSCA Junior National Championships All-American, four-year letter winner, All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, and three-year letter winner at football. Future plans are to wrestle or play football at a four-year college and get a degree in engineering or business. Tony’s parents are Todd and Sandi and his coach is Neil Jennissen.
Travis RuttTravis Rutt, 171 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th

Travis is a two-time state champion and a five-time placewinner. He won the 171-pound Class A title this year and the 160-pound title as a Junior. Travis also placed third at 130 pounds as a sophomore, fourth at 119 pounds as a freshman, and third at 103 pounds as an eighth-grader. Travis had an impressive season record of 48-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 262-19 (93.2 win %). Travis’ GPA is 3.7. Honors and achievements include Minnesota high school career wins record holder, two-time The Clash All-Tournament Team, two-time Cadet double All-American, two-time MWCA All-State Academic, and USA Wrestling Junior Nationals All-American. Future plans are wrestling at the University of Wisconsin. Travis’ parents are John and Cathy and his coach is Randy Baker.
Cody HansenCody Hansen, 112 lbs.
Albert Lea Area, 11th

Cody is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He placed third at 112 pounds this year and was the Class AAA 103-pound runner-up last year. Cody had an impressive season record of 46-1. His current career record is 123-31. Cody’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include three-time Big Nine All-Conference, two-time Minnesota Christmas Tournament champion, 2008 The Clash All-Tournament Team, Straight A honor roll, student council, 2008 MWCA Sll-State Academic, and three-time member of the MWCA Class AAA Academic Team Champions. Cody is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to go to a four-year college and maybe wrestle. Cody’s parents are Jon and Vicki and his coach is Larry Goodnature.
Tossaporn (Boyd) SuparatTossaporn (Boyd) Suparat, 130 lbs.
North Branch, 11th

Boyd made the most of his first state tournament appearance by winning the Class AA 130-pound title this year. Boyd had a season record of 38-3. His current career record is 124-57. Boyd’s GPA is 3.77. Honors and achievements include first ever state champion from North Branch, two-time All-Conference, ‘A’ honor roll for five years, and school record for most wins. Future plans are to defend his state title next year. Boyd would also like to continue wrestling if he can get a scholarship. Boyd’s parents are Sirichai and Wanphen and his coach is Tony Aho.
Caleb LinesCaleb Lines, 189 lbs.
Jackson County Central, 12th

Caleb is a three-time state entrant winning the Class A title this year. He placed third at 171 pounds as a junior. Caleb had a season record of 47-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 137-33. Caleb’s GPA is 3.67. Honors and achievements include three-time all-conference for wrestling, two-time all-conference for football, 2006 freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion, 2006 USA Wrestling double All-American, 2007 Greco-Roman All-American, and 2007 Conference Most Valuable Offensive Back for football. Future plans are to wrestle and play football at St. John’s. Caleb is interested in studying pre-med. Caleb’s father is Shane Lines and his coach is Randy Baker.
Nathan SchmitzNathan Schmitz, 189 lbs.
Perham, 11th

Nathan was the Class AA 189-pound runner-up this year. He is a two-time state entrant. Nathan had a season record of 46-3. His current career record is 99-47. Nathan’s GPA is 3.84. Honors and achievements include all-conference for football, All-State Honorable Mention for football, and Most Valuable Linebacker. Nathan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college. Nathan’s parents are Mike and Staci and his coach is Robb Moser.
Will JohnsonWill Johnson, 160 lbs.
Hibbing, 12th

Will is a three-time state entrant placing third at 160 pounds this year in Class AA. Will had a season record of 42-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 185-61. Will’s GPA is 3.97. Honors and achievements include 2008 MWCA All-State Academic, four-time Mat-King All-Conference First Team, 2008 Mat-King Conference Co-Outstanding Wrestler, Hibbing High School most wins (185) and most pins (99), and Junior Rotarian. Will is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend North Dakota State while wrestling and majoring in business. Will’s parents are Curt and Sunny and his coach is Curt Johnson.
Jordan SharpJordan Sharp, 215 lbs.
Roseau, 12th

Jordan was the Class AA 215-pound runner-up this year. He is a two-time state entrant. Jordan had a season record of 35-9. He ended his high school career with a record of 81-32. Jordan’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include team captain, two-time academic all-conference, captain of football and baseball teams, Homecoming First Attendant, and 2008 Heart O’ Lakes All-Conference for football. Jordan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to go to North Dakota State to get an engineering degree and hopefully go on to coach a program somewhere in Minnesota. Jordan’s parents are Joe and Lisa and his coach is Aaron Rose.
Brad WollumBrad Wollum, Hwt
Canby, 11th

Brad was the Class A heavyweight runner-up this year. He is a two-time state entrant. Brad had a season record of 42-7. His current career record is 69-24. Brad’s GPA is 3.81. Honors and achievements include 2008 Hardest Worker, and 2007 Most Improved. Brad is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college. Brad’s parents are Roger and Karen and his coach is Perry Fink.
Mitchell HagenMitchell Hagen, 160 lbs.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th

Mitchell is a two-time state entrant placing third at 160 pounds this year in Class A. He also placed sixth at 152 pounds as a sophomore. Mitchell had a season record of 43-5. His current career record is 119-62. Mitchell’s GPA is 3.89. Honors and achievements include team captain, and 2008 MWCA Academic State Champion team member. Mitchell is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle in college. Mitchell’s parents are Shawn and Kris and his coach is Wes Haglund.
Eric CroattEric Croatt, 171 lbs.
Ortonville, 12th

Eric was the Class A 171-pound runner-up this year. He is a two-time state entrant. Eric had an impressive season record of 41-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 165-59. Eric’s GPA is 3.8. Honors and achievements include Ortonville team records for most career wins (165), falls (96), team points (1,141.5), and wins in a season (41). Eric is a two-time academic state champion. Future plans are to attend North Dakota State for Civil Engineering. Eric would like to possibly wrestle and play football. Eric’s parents are Tom and Lori and his coach is Joe Eustice.
Sam MoenkedickSam Moenkedick, 160 lbs.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th

Sam is a three-time state entrant placing second at 160 pounds this year in Class A. Sam had a season record of 40-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 156-45. Sam’s GPA is 3.77. Honors and achievements include 2007 football all-conference and all-state. Sam’s parents are Greg and Tina and his coach is Mike Barthel.
Carter AdamsCarter Adams, 145 lbs.
Coon Rapids, 11th

Carter is a three-time state placer winning the Class AAA title this year. He placed third at 135 pounds as a sophomore and sixth at 112 pounds as an eighth-grader. Carter had a season record of 43-4. His current career record is 158-46. Carter’s GPA is 3.54. Honors and achievements include three-time all-conference, one-time all-conference honorable mention, and MWCA All-State Academic. Future plans are undecided right now. Carter’s parents are Ron and Bobbi and his coach is Bob Adams.
Ryan TimmermanRyan Timmerman, 125 lbs.
Saint Peter, 12th

Ryan is a two-time state finalist and a three-time state entrant. He was the Class AA 125-pound runner-up this year as a senior and the 119-pound runner-up as a junior. Ryan had an impressive season record of 40-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 141-27. Ryan’s GPA is 3.76. Honors and achievements include 2007 Guillotine Academic All-State First Team, and career wins record holder at St. Peter (141). Ryan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend St. Olaf College in Northfield for an engineering degree and to wrestle. Ryan’s parents are Joel and Lynn and his coach is Keith Hanson.
Jason EngstromJason Engstrom, 215 lbs.
Coon Rapids, 12th

Jason is a two-time state entrant placing third at 215 pounds this year in Class AAA. Jason had a season record of 40-11. He ended his high school career with a record of 95-49. Jason’s GPA is 3.86. Honors and achievements include 2006 Minnesota Triple Crown winner, 2007 MN First Team All-State Football Selection – defensive tackle. Future plans are to play football for Augustana in Sioux Falls on a full-ride scholarship. Jason’s parents are Deb and Jon and his coach is Bob Adams.
Robert FisherRobert Fisher, 125 lbs.
Bloomington Kennedy, 11th

Robert is a two-time state entrant winning the Class AAA 125-pound title this year. He placed fourth at 119 pounds as a sophomore. Robert had a season record of 37-5. Robert’s GPA is 3.59. Honors and achievements include 2008 all-conference for wrestling and 2008-09 team captain for wrestling and cross country. Robert is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle in college, become an athletic trainer, and to coach some day. Robert’s parents are Troy and Allison and his coach is Charles Vavrosky.
Nathan LexvoldNathan Lexvold, 135 lbs.
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th

Nathan is a four-time state entrant winning the Class A title this year. He placed second at 103 pounds as a sophomore and fifth at 103 pounds as a freshman. Nathan finished his season undefeated with 45 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 186-47. Nathan’s GPA is 3.49. Honors and achievements include two-year team captain, HVL All-Conference and Academic All-Conference - four years, 2008 SEMWREC Outstanding Wrestler, 2008 KTTC Wrestler of the Week, never missed a practice grades 7-12, FFA State Farmer Award, and FFA State Dairy Judging. Future plans are to attend college for Business Management and wrestle. Nathan’s parents are Wayne and Donna and his coach is Matt Ryan.
Alex KontzAlex Kontz, 140 lbs.
Canby, 12th

Alex is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class A 140-pound runner-up this year. He placed fourth at 140 pounds as a junior. Alex had a season record of 46-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 196-65. Alex’s GPA is 3.65. Honors and achievements include conference champion and winningest wrestler in Canby history. Alex is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend St. Cloud State for Aviation. Alex’s parents are Gary and Cheryl and his coach is Perry Fink.
Logan HansenLogan Hansen, 171 lbs.
Albert Lea Area, 12th

Logan placed fourth at state this year at 171 pounds in Class AAA. It was his first state tournament appearance. Logan had a season record of 41-6. He ended his high school career with a record of 99-41. Logan’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include three-time Big Nine All-Conference, led team in takedowns this year, The Clash Tournament National Scholar/Athlete, MWCA scholarship recipient, FFA Chapter, Student Council, National Merit Commended Scholar, and ACT score of 36. Logan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend Gustavus or Wartburg College to study physics and play football or wrestle. Logan’s parents are Michael and Dorenne and his coach is Larry Goodnature.
Adam OuradaAdam Ourada, 152 lbs.
Wabasso, 12th

Adam is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AA 152-pound runner-up this year. He placed sixth at 130 pounds as a sophomore. Adam had a season record of 41-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 145-54. Adam’s GPA is 3.7. Honors and achievements include team captain, team “Most Improved” and “Most Valuable Player”, member of state runner-up team, two-time KNUJ Player of the Week, and New Ulm Journal Wrestler of the Year. Future plans are to attend North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Adam plans to enter the field of Engineering with an emphasis in Computer Engineering. Adam’s parents are Dave and Judy and his coach is Gary Hindt.
Chris StevermerChris Stevermer, 145 lbs.
Prior Lake, 11th

Chris is a two-time state entrant placing fifth at 145 pounds this year in Class AAA. He also placed sixth at 140 pounds as a sophomore. Chris had a season record of 44-6. His current career record is 134-40. Chris’s GPA is 4.07. Honors and achievements include two-year team captain, four-time all-conference, two-time team “Most Dedicated”, three-time Missota All-Academic, 2007 NHSCA Sophomore National Championships All-American, and 2007 Cadet National Team Minnesota member. Future plans are wrestle at a four-year college. Chris’s parents are Pat and Sherry and his coach is Joe Block.
Billy MorganBilly Morgan, 189 lbs.
Rosemount, 12th

Billy is a three-time state entrant winning the Class AAA title this year. He placed second at 189 pounds as a junior. Billy finished his season undefeated with 40 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 127-30. Billy’s GPA is 3.49. Honors and achievements include 2008 Pioneer Press All-State, three-time all-conference, two-time conference MVP, 2007 Guillotine Academic All-State Second Team, school record for most team points, school record for takedowns in a season, and two-time all-conference for football. Billy is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend college at either Bethel, St. Thomas, NDSU, or Concordia and major in either International Business or Sports Medicine. Billy plans to play football and perhaps wrestle. Billy’s parents are Chip and Jane and his coach is Brett Larson.

The Guillotine 2008 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Second Team
Luke AmsdenLuke Amsden
River Valley, 12th

Weight: 125
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 39-3
GPA: 3.75
Coach: Jeff Briard
John AmundsonJohn Amundson
Alexandria, 12th

Weight: 135
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 38-2
GPA: 3.92
Coach: Tom Ellison
Alex BachAlex Bach
Maple River, 11th

Weight: 171
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 38-6
GPA: 3.96
Coach: Jeff Soma
Brandon BahrBrandon Bahr
Bemidji, 12th

Weight: 171
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 39-5
GPA: 3.57
Coach: Rob Whelan
Tom BouressaTom Bouressa
Alexandria, 11th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 34-5
GPA: 3.88
Coach: Tom Ellison

Jacob BowlandJacob Bowland
Foley, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 48-2
GPA: 3.65
Coach: Lyle Freudenberg
Jake DeitchlerJake Deitchler
Anoka, 12th

Weight: 152
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 38-0
GPA: 3.15
Coach: Todd Springer
Brendan EichmannBrendan Eichmann
Hastings, 11th

Weight: 152
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 37-9
GPA: 3.56
Coach: Paul Vaith
Trent HeroldTrent Herold
Saint Francis, 11th

Weight: 119
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 40-5
GPA: 3.62
Coach: Keith Lipinski
Aaron JohnsonAaron Johnson
Prior Lake, 11th

Weight: 189
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 34-11
GPA: 4.08
Coach: Joe Block
Tom KelliherTom Kelliher
Apple Valley, 12th

Weight: 125
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 45-4
GPA: 3.62
Coach: Jim Jackson
Jake KettlerJake Kettler
Anoka, 11th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 40-6
GPA: 3.48
Coach: Todd Springer
Zak LambertZak Lambert
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th

Weight: 125
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 37-2
GPA: 3.24
Coach: Mike Barthel
Justin LavalleJustin Lavalle
Apple Valley, 11th

Weight: 130
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 46-4
GPA: 3.10
Coach: Jim Jackson
Brian LeonhardtBrian Leonhardt
Spring Lake Park/St Anthony, 12th

Weight: 215
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 43-7
GPA: 3.57
Coach: Lance Schilling
Nick LibbeyNick Libbey
Minnetonka, 11th

Weight: 130
State Place: DNQ
Season Record: 31-12
GPA: 4.15
Coach: Jim Nunn/Jeff Lamphere
James LockeJames Locke
Minneapolis South, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 40-7
GPA: 3.87
Coach: Drew Gau
Ryan MadsonRyan Madson
Hutchinson, 11th

Weight: 145
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 39-7
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Todd Card
Matt MinceyMatt Mincey
Apple Valley, 12th

Weight: 135
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 47-1
GPA: 3.12
Coach: Jim Jackson
Matt MoenkedickMatt Moenkedick
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 11th

Weight: 171
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 28-7
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Mike Barthel
Micah OlsonMicah Olson
Trinity at River Ridge, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 36-6
GPA: 3.84
Coach: Pat Murphy
Zack PetersonZack Peterson
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 12th

Weight: 171
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 38-5
GPA: 3.48
Coach: Mike Matiash
Eric ReinertEric Reinert
Watertown-Mayer, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 41-3
GPA: 3.40
Coach: Joe Traen
Drew RossDrew Ross
Fergus Falls, 12th

Weight: 189
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 39-0
GPA: 3.26
Coach: Mark Aho
Heath RudHeath Rud
Byron, 11th

Weight: 160
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 37-9
GPA: 3.67
Coach: Ryan Radke
Luke SchleeLuke Schlee
GMLOK, 12th

Weight: 119
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 28-3
GPA: 3.70
Coach: Bill Simpkins
Pat SmithPat Smith
Chaska, 11th

Weight: 135
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 37-4
GPA: 3.75
Coach: Mike Houck and Ned Shuck
Cody SocherCody Socher
Delano, 12th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 42-5
GPA: 3.69
Coach: Jeff Olson
David ThornDavid Thorn
St. Michael-Albertville, 11th

Weight: 125
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 46-2
GPA: 3.09
Coach: Gregg Greeno/Dan Lefebvre
Luke VaithLuke Vaith
Hastings, 11th

Weight: 130
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 38-4
GPA: 3.29
Coach: Paul Vaith


The Guillotine 2008 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Third Team
  • Matt Gades, Adrian Area, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.83 GPA (34-9) DNP
  • Zach Reker, Adrian Area, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.20 GPA (43-4) 3rd
  • Matthew Dowell, Albany, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.93 GPA (30-6) DNP
  • Jake Begin, Anoka, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.16 GPA (35-5) 2nd
  • Craig Kelliher, Apple Valley, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.18 GPA (44-7) 3rd
  • Micah Larson, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.95 GPA (40-4) DNP
  • Nic Leither, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.93 GPA (42-3) DNP
  • Luke Erickson, Bloomington Kennedy, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.75 GPA (28-11) 5th
  • Mitchell Ray Gerold, Braham, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.86 GPA (36-3) DNP
  • Jake Bohler, Delano, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.96 GPA (32-12) DNQ
  • Mike Roth, Delano, 11th, 125 lbs., 4.13 GPA (25-17) DNQ
  • Kris Olson, Foley, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.77 GPA (41-5) DNP
  • Jesse Westphal, Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.30 GPA (42-2) 3rd
  • Spencer Almen, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th, 135 lbs., 4.0 GPA (32-10) DNQ
  • Joe Pesta, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.66 GPA (36-6) 5th
  • Sam Dooyema, Luverne/Hills-Beaver Creek, 11th, 215 lbs., 4.0 GPA (29-13) DNP
  • Aaron Norgren, Maple River, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.13 GPA (39-1) 2nd
  • Adam Hoffmann, New Ulm, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.59 GPA (38-6) 5th
  • Phil Clark, Norwood Young America, 12th, 119 lbs., 4.04 GPA (28-8) DNQ
  • Andrew Gorentz, Perham, 11th, 103 lbs., 3.94 GPA (37-10) DNP
  • Brady Myers, Redwood Valley, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.45 GPA (34-7) 4th
  • Zach Hanson, Rochester Mayo, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.91 GPA (31-9) DNP
  • Dan Fox, Rosemount, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.95 GPA (31-10) DNQ
  • Kyle Schumm, Saint Michael-Albertville, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.40 GPA (42-8) 4th
  • Jake Horn, Saint Michael-Albertville, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.89 GPA (34-16) 6th
  • Tony Valek, Scott West, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.95 GPA (31-0) DNP
  • Ethan Secor, Stillwater Area, 12th, 135 lbs., 4.0 GPA (21-6) DNP
  • Joe Bulger, Trinity at River Ridge, 12th, 103 lbs., 4.0 GPA (31-8) DNP
  • Eli Stangret, Waconia, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.68 GPA (35-7) 5th
  • Sam Fischenich, Windom Area/Mt. Lake/Butterfield-Odin, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.80 GPA (39-7) DNP

The Guillotine 2008 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Honorable Mention
  • Jordan Reker, Adrian Area, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.30 GPA (35-11) DNP
  • Mike Kirscht, Alexandria, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.38 GPA (26-7) 6th
  • Charlie Kirscht, Alexandria, 11th, 119 lbs., 3.56 GPA (34-5) DNP
  • Taylor Morical, Alexandria, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.52 GPA (32-7) DNP
  • Josh Betterman, Alexandria, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.51 GPA (27-14) DNP
  • Josh McLain, Anoka, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.64 GPA (29-15) DNP
  • Jarret Hoeppner, Apple Valley, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.19 GPA (43-8) 4th
  • Sam Stier, Austin/Austin Pacelli, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.73 GPA (28-13) DNQ
  • Nick Grage, Austin/Austin Pacelli, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.85 GPA (26-13) DNQ
  • Brandon Holtorf, Austin/Austin Pacelli, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.93 GPA (23-14) DNQ
  • Ethan Kern, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th, 112 lbs., 3.32 GPA (41-5) 5th
  • Jake Lee, Blue Earth Area, 11th, Hwt, 3.58 GPA (32-8) DNP
  • Scott Padrnos, Brainerd/Pillager, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.74 GPA (31-8) DNP
  • Alex Johnson, Breckenridge, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.44 GPA (33-6) 5th
  • Drew Heying, Byron, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.70 GPA (35-10) DNP
  • Kyle Groves, Cambridge-Isanti, 12th, Hwt, 3.46 GPA (34-9) DNP
  • Kyle Larson, Chaska, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.91 GPA (24-13) DNQ
  • Mike Cullen, Coon Rapids, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.60 GPA (35-13) 6th
  • Blaine Coyle, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.52 GPA (17-4) DNP
  • Phil LaFleur, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.30 GPA (38-7) 5th
  • Andrew Lockrem, Frazee, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.02 GPA (44-5) 3rd
  • Micah Huneke, Goodhue, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.35 GPA (33-11) DNP
  • Eric Ryan, Goodhue, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.62 GPA (40-3) DNP
  • Caleb Diercks, Goodhue, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.31 GPA (35-7) DNP
  • Adam Langer, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th, 3.55 GPA (22-3) DNQ
  • Josh Jacobson, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 189 lbs., 3.54 GPA (34-7) DNQ
  • Aaron Zimmer, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.70 GPA (31-16) DNP
  • Cole Gibson, La Crescent, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.80 GPA (32-4) DNP
  • Daniel Schad, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.04 GPA (42-4) 3rd
  • Alex Dittrich, Mankato West, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.35 GPA (34-8) DNP
  • Brandon Ross, Mankato West, 11th, 215 lbs., 3.43 GPA (27-15) DNP
  • Kyle Sieberg, Maple River, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.65 GPA (33-7) DNQ
  • Chris Steffenson, Mille Lacs, 12th, Hwt, 3.35 GPA (31-7) DNP
  • Collin Jergenson, Minnewaska Area, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.21 GPA (32-6) 4th
  • Danny Braaten, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.84 GPA (28-8) DNP
  • John Wychor, Moorhead, 12th, Hwt, 3.88 GPA (23-15) DNQ
  • Levi Schultz, New London-Spicer, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.78 GPA (28-12) DNQ
  • Chad Henle, New London-Spicer, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.71 GPA (34-2) DNP
  • Christopher DeLong, New London-Spicer, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.63 GPA (27-15) DNQ
  • Luke Reiter, New London-Spicer, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.69 GPA (28-8) DNQ
  • Colton Schlaak, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.58 GPA (28-16) DNP
  • Tim Bartness, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.86 GPA (29-14) DNP
  • Colton Johnston, Ogilvie, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.81 GPA (32-9) DNP
  • Eric Andres, Pierz, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.45 GPA (22-14) DNP
  • Jared Schiller, Redwood Valley, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.64 GPA (24-16) DNP
  • Josh Clevenger, River Valley, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.95 GPA (25-9) DNQ
  • Matt Bailey, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.10 GPA (29-6) DNP
  • Adam John Sommers, Rosemount, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.76 GPA (22-8) DNQ
  • David Rosen, Saint Clair, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.67 GPA (14-5) DNP
  • Mitch Voigt, Saint Cloud Tech, 11th, Hwt, 3.87 GPA (28-10) DNQ
  • Grant Forsythe, Saint Cloud Tech, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.85 GPA (21-14) DNQ
  • Luke Laudenbach, Saint Cloud Tech, 11th, 215 lbs., 3.80 GPA (26-10) DNP
  • Ethan Hoppe, Saint James, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.40 GPA (38-4) DNP
  • Jon Hegge, Southland, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.79 GPA (24-2) DNP
  • Charlie Reinhardt, Trinity at River Ridge, 11th, 140 lbs., 4.0 GPA (16-4) DNQ
  • Luke Stephenson, Trinity at River Ridge, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.93 GPA (27-9) DNQ
  • Nathan Goette, United South Central, 12th, 103 lbs., 3.42 GPA (33-8) DNQ
  • Nick Stevermer, United South Central, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.71 GPA (32-9) DNQ
  • Adam (A.J.) Jenniges, Wabasso, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.14 GPA (44-4) 6th
  • Josh Conrath, Waseca, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.45 GPA (33-9) DNP
  • Dayton Sternhagen, West Central Area/Ashby, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.91 GPA (31-8) DNQ
  • AJ Stevens, Windom Area/Mt. Lake/Butterfield-Odin, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.34 GPA (40-9) 5th

Other Year Academic All-State Wrestlers