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The Guillotine 2009 Academic All-State Wrestlers

(First published in the May 15, 2009 issue of The Guillotine Newsmagazine.)

Volume 38 Issue 8Editor's Note (May 26): Josh McLain of Anoka was originally honored as third team when he should have been first team! The Guillotine apologizes to Josh for the error. The first team has now been updated to include Josh McLain.

The 2009 edition of The Guillotine Academic All-State honorees features thirty-one first-team members, thirty second-team members, twenty-nine third-team members, and forty 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 receives two certificates and a letter of recognition.

This year’s top Academic All-State wrestler spot goes to senior Tony Nelson of Cambridge-Isanti. Tony capped his high school career with the Class AAA 215-pound state title, a perfect 47-0 record, and a 4.0 GPA.

Not far behind Nelson were seniors Kevin Steinhaus and Mitchell Hagen of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, and junior Zachary Keller, Medford.

Everyone on the first team placed fifth or higher at state this year, including seven champions and nine runners-up. First team members have an average season win percentage of 91%, an average of over forty season wins, and an average GPA of 3.88.

Fifteen nominees had a perfect 4.0 GPA (or higher): Rob Allen of Northfield, Max Anderson of Dassel-Cokato, Marshal Ash of Milaca, Scott Coughlin of Trinity at River Ridge, Tristin Faust of Northfield, Ben Gaughan of Moorhead, Cody Hansen of Albert Lea Area, Zachary Keller of Medford, Nicholas Libby of Minnetonka, Matt Moenkedick of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Tony Nelson of Cambridge-Isanti, Jared Pawelk of Waconia, Nick Rydell of Saint Peter, Tyler Stevens of Elk River, and Chris Stevermer of Prior Lake.

Four nominees finished as undefeated 2009 state champions and all four made our first or second team: Mitchell Hagen of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Justin LaValle of Apple Valley, Tony Nelson of Cambridge-Isanti, and Kevin Steinhaus of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg.

Repeat Guillotine first-team members are Robert Fisher of Bloomington Kennedy, Mitchell Hagen of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Cody Hansen of Albert Lea Area, Tony Nelson of Cambridge-Isanti, Kevin O’Brien of Becker, Kevin Steinhaus of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Chris Stevermer of Prior Lake, Tossaporn Suparat of North Branch, and Brad Wollum of Canby.

Foley and Saint Michael-Albertville had the most first, second, and third-team members with four.

Eight teams had three first, second, and third-team members: Anoka, Apple Valley, Hastings, Hutchinson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Perham, River Valley, and Yellow Medicine East.

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 2009 Academic All-State Wrestlers - First Team
Tony NelsonTony Nelson, 215 lbs.
Cambridge-Isanti, 12th

Tony is a four-time state entrant winning the Class AAA title this year. He placed second at 215 pounds as a junior and third at 215 pounds as a sophomore. Tony finished his season undefeated with 47 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 141-18. Tony’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include 2009 NHSCA Senior National champion in April, two-time MWCA Academic All-State, three-time All-Conference, two-time All-Conference in football and he will be playing in the H.S. All-Star football game. Future plans are to wrestle at the University of Minnesota and pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree. Tony’s parents are Todd & Sandi and his coach is Neil Jennissen. 
Kevin SteinhausKevin Steinhaus, 160 lbs.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th

Kevin is a three-time state champion.He won the 160-pound Class A title this year, the 152-pound title as a junior, and the 145-pound title as a sophomore. Kevin also placed third as a freshman and second as an eighth-grader. Kevin finished his season undefeated with 50 wins and ended his high school career with a record of 246-12 (95.3 win %). Kevin’s GPA is 3.92. Honors include 2009 MWCA Mr. Minnesota Wrestler, four-year team captain, two-time MWCA Academic All-State, and quarterback and cornerback on the 2009 KMS state champion football team. Future plans are to wrestle for the Gophers in the fall. Kevin’s parents are Mike & Suzanne and his coach is Wes Haglund.
Mitchell HagenMitchell Hagen, 171 lbs.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th

Mitchell is a three-time state placer winning the Class A title this year. He placed third at 160 pounds as a junior and sixth at 152 pounds as a sophomore. Mitchell finished his season undefeated with 49 wins. He ended his high school career with a record of 168-62. Mitchell’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include two-year team captain, 2008 & 2009 MWCA Academic All-State, 2008 & 2009 MWCA State Champion Academic Team member, and fullback and linebacker on the 2009 KMS state champion football team.  Future plans are to wrestle in college but he is undecided where at this point. Mitchell’s parents are Kris & Shawn and his coach is Wes Haglund.
Zachary KellerZachary Keller, 103 lbs.
Medford, 11th

Zachary was the Class A 103-pound runner-up this year. It was his first state tournament appearance. Zachary had a season record of 43-6. His current career record is 80-16. Zachary’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include three-year letter winner, Medford Coaches Award, Academic All-Conference - three years, All-Conference - two years, Owatonna People’s Press All-Area Team - two years, Spotlight on Scholarship Gold Award, and student council. Zachary is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college with a possible degree in Mathematics or Actuarial Science. Zachary’s parents are Terry & Sherry and his coach is Dennis Whitman.
Ryan MadsonRyan Madson, 145 lbs.
Hutchinson, 12th

Ryan is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AA 145-pound runner-up this year. He placed fifth at 145 pounds as a junior. Ryan had a season record of 40-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 185-40. Ryan’s GPA is 3.99. Honors and achievements include five-time All-Conference, two-year captain, school record most career wins, 111 career pins, MN Cadet and Junior National Dual Team, 2008 State Greco Champion, and 2008 State freestyle runner-up. Ryan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend either the University of Minnesota or MIT and pursue a degree in Engineering. Ryan’s parents are Randy & Linda and his coach is Todd Card.
Kraig SchummKraig Schumm, 189 lbs.
Saint Michael-Albertville, 11th

Kraig is a three-time state entrant placing second at 189 pounds this year in Class AA. Kraig had a season record of 42-6. His current career record is 107-30. Kraig’s GPA is 3.94. Honors and achievements include three-time Mississippi 8 All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, and 2008 football All-Conference. Kraig’s parents are Klayton & Teresa and his coach is Dan Lefebvre.
Cody HansenCody Hansen, 125 lbs.
Albert Lea Area, 12th

Cody is a four-time state entrant and three-time placewinner. He placed third at 125 pounds this year and third at 112 pounds as a junior. He was the Class AAA 103-pound runner-up as a sophomore. Cody had a season record of 44-6. He ended his high school career with a record of 167-37. Cody’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include team captain, 2007 MN Christmas Tournament champion, two-time Big 9 All-Conference, All-Clash Tournament Team, and two-time MWCA Academic Team State Champion member. Cody is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend Augsburg College in the fall and to become an elementary teacher and a coach. Cody’s parents are Jon & Vicki and his coach is Larry Goodnature.
Chris StevermerChris Stevermer, 152 lbs.
Prior Lake, 12th

Chris is a three-time state entrant placing third at 152 pounds this year in Class AAA. He also placed fifth at 145 pounds as a junior and sixth at 140 pounds as a freshman. Chris had a season record of 39-7. He ended his high school career with a record of 173-47. Chris’ GPA is 4.035. Honors and achievements include three-year captain, five-time Missota All-Conference, 2009 MWCA Academic All-State, three-year Board Scholar (3.8 GPA or higher), four-year Missota Conference All-Academic, two-time Patrick Ferris Award (highest GPA), and three-time Iron Man Award in football. Future plans are to wrestle in college but he is currently undecided between two schools. Chris’ parents are Pat & Sherry and his coach is Joe Block.
Kris OlsonKris Olson, 215 lbs.
Foley, 12th

Kris won the Class AA title this year at 215 pounds. He is a three-time state entrant. Kris had an impressive season record of 45-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 132-28. Kris’ GPA is 3.67. Honors and achievements include team captain and MVP, earned 235 team points and gave up 3, All-Conference, MWCA Academic All-State, West Central Conference MVP Player of the Year for football, and Honorable Mention All-State for football. Future plans are to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth on an academic and athletic scholarship. He plans to pursue a degree in Engineering and play football. Kris’ parents are Steve & Carolyn and his coach is Lyle Freudenberg.
Drew LexvoldDrew Lexvold, 125 lbs.
Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th

Drew won the Class A title this year at 125 pounds. He is a three-time state entrant. Drew had a season record of 31-3. His current career record is 136-19. Drew’s GPA is 3.78. Honors and achievements include 2008 Cadet folkstyle and Greco national champion, 2008 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals runner-up, four-year HVL All-Conference and Academic All-Conference, and 2009 Kenyon-Wanamingo Most Valuable Wrestler and Most Dedicated/Hardest Worker. Future plans are attend college for Engineering and wrestle and to possibly coach some day. Drew’s parents are Wayne & Donna and his coach is Matt Ryan.
Dalton HendersonDalton Henderson, 171 lbs.
Owatonna, 11th

Dalton is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class AAA 171-pound runner-up this year. He placed fourth at 160 pounds as a sophomore. He was ranked #1 his junior year at the time of a season-ending knee injury. Dalton had a season record of 39-6. His current career record is 113-27. Dalton’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include three-sport athlete (football, wrestling, and track), and All-Conference in football. Future plans are to attend college and wrestle. Dalton’s parents are Bill Henderson & Carmen Krell and his coach is Scot Davis.
Alex BachAlex Bach, 189 lbs.
Maple River, 12th

Alex is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class A 189-pound runner-up this year. He placed fourth at 171 pounds as a junior. Alex had an impressive season record of 33-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 178-47. Alex’s GPA is 3.94. Honors and achievements include school record for career wins, 2009 MWCA Academic All-State, two-time conference champ, two-year team captain, team MVP, team Eagle Award, senior class president, and student council. Alex is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend West Point to wrestle and study Engineering or Criminal Investigation. Alex’s parents are Gary & Julie and his coach is Jeff Soma.
Micah LarsonMicah Larson, 171 lbs.
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, 12th

Micah is a four-time state entrant placing third at 171 pounds this year in Class A. Micah had a season record of 42-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 140-35. Micah’s GPA is 3.95. Honors and achievements include four-time All-Conference, two-time captain, MWCA scholarship winner, student council, Spotlight on Scholarship Award, and Cadet All-American. Micah is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at Southwest Minnesota State University. Micah’s parents are Mark & Cleone and his coach is Dan Rouser.
Kevin O’BrienKevin O’Brien, 152 lbs.
Becker, 12th

Kevin is a three-time state entrant winning the Class AA title at 145 pounds as a junior. He placed second at 152 pounds this year. Kevin had a season record of 38-3. He ended his high school career with a record of 171-30. Kevin’s GPA is 3.87. Honors and achievements include MWCA scholarship winner. Future plans are to wrestle for Army at West Point. Kevin’s parents are Lois & Ken and his coach is Brad Novak.
Robert FisherRobert Fisher, 135 lbs.
Bloomington Kennedy, 12th

Robert is a two-time state champion and a three-time placewinner. He won the 135-pound Class AAA title this year and the 125-pound title as a junior. Robert also placed fourth at 119 pounds as a sophomore. Robert had an impressive season record of 45-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 157-54. Robert’s GPA is 3.6. Honors and achievements include team captain, 2008 USA Wrestling Nationals third place in folkstyle and Greco, two-time All-Conference, and cross country team captain. Robert is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at Minnesota State University Mankato and to eventually teach and coach at the high school or college level. Robert’s parents are Troy & Allison and his coach is Charles Vavrosky.
Tony VaskeTony Vaske, 130 lbs.
River Valley, 11th

Tony is a three-time state entrant and three-time placewinner. He was the Class A 130-pound runner-up this year. He also placed third at 119 pounds as a sophomore and fourth at 103 pounds as a freshman. Tony had a season record of 39-3. His current career record is 147-19. Tony’s GPA is 3.86. Honors and achievements include 2009 Journal Wrestler of the Year, 2009 KNUJ Wrestler of the Year, 2009 NHSCA Junior Nationals runner-up, 2008 NHSCA Academic All-American, three-time Valley Conference champion, 2009 MWCA Academic All-State, and team captain. Tony is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend a four-year college and continue his wrestling career. Tony’s parents are Roger & LeAnne and his coach is Jeff Briard.
John GusewelleJohn Gusewelle, 160 lbs.
Sauk Centre, 11th

John is a two-time state entrant placing third at 160 pounds this year in Class A. John had a season record of 36-6. His current career record is 104-55. John’s GPA is 3.98. Honors and achievements include three-time All-Conference and Most Valuable Wrestler. Future plans are to attend college and wrestle. John’s parents are Kevin & Mary and his coach is Ken Vogt.
Kyle LeDucKyle LeDuc, 125 lbs.
Thief River Falls/Goodridge, 11th

Kyle is a three-time state entrant placing third at 125 pounds this year in Class AA. He also placed sixth at 112 pounds as a sophomore. Kyle had a season record of 42-7. His current career record is 125-35. Kyle’s GPA is 3.91. Honors and achievements include 2009 Rumble on the Red finalist and 2008 and 2009 MN/USA Wrestling state freestyle and Greco placewinner. Future plans are to wrestle at a four-year college and pursue something in the medical field. Kyle’s parents are John & Julie and his coach is Kenny Geiser.
Ethan HildebrandtEthan Hildebrandt, 125 lbs.
Saint James, 11th

Ethan is a four-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class A 119-pound runner-up last year as a sophomore. He placed third at 125 pounds this season. Ethan had an impressive season record of 34-2. His current career record is 145-38. Ethan’s GPA is 3.96. Honors and achievements include MWCA Academic All-State, three-time Conference Champion, two-time Outstanding Wrestler, and two-time KNUJ Wrestler of the Week. Ethan is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle at a college yet to be determined. Ethan’s parents are Eugene & Julie and his coach is his father.
Tossaporn SuparatTossaporn Suparat, 135 lbs.
North Branch, 12th

Tossaporn, AKA Boyd, is a two-time state entrant winning the Class AA 130 pound title last year. He was the runner up at 135 pounds this season. Tossaporn had a season record of 40-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 160-54. Tossaporn’s GPA is 3.79. Honors and achievements include two-time North Suburban All-Conference and North Branch all time wins leader. Future plans are to go to college and wrestle. He is unsure of an area of study. Tossaporn’s parents are Sirichai & Wanphen and his coach is Tony Aho.
Jake BraatenJake Braaten, 152 lbs.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 11th

Jake is a three-time state entrant placing third at 152 pounds this year in Class A. Jake had a season record of 36-7. His current career record is 114-58. Jake’s GPA is 3.91. Honors and achievements include class officer and 2007 NHSCA Freshman Nationals All-American. Future plans are uncertain. Jake’s parents are Brad & Nancy and his coach is Mike Barthel.
Brad WollumBrad Wollum, Hwt
Canby, 12th

Brad is a three-time state entrant and two-time placewinner. He was the Class A heavyweight runner-up last year. He placed third at heavyweight as a senior. Brad had a season record of 40-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 109-29. Brad’s GPA is 3.83. Honors and achievements include 2009 Team MVP, 2008 Hardest Worker, 2007 Most Improved, and 2009 MWCA Academic All-State. Brad is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend St. Cloud State University. Brad’s parents are Roger & Karen and his coach is Perry Fink.
Brian AndersonBrian Anderson, 189 lbs.
Redwood Valley, 12th

Brian placed third at state this year at 189 pounds in Class A. It was his first state tournament appearance. Brian had a season record of 38-4. He ended his high school career with a record of 102-50. Brian’s GPA is 3.83. Honors and achievements include three-time All-Conference, 2009 Mental Aerobics Tournament champion, National Merit Scholarship, placed fifth in state in Knowledge Bowl, Eagle Scout, captain and All-Conference in football in 2008. Future plans are to attend MIT in Cambridge and major in Neuroscience or Neurobiology and possibly become a researcher. Brian’s parents are Greg & Ceci and his coach is Andrew Ourada.
Trent HeroldTrent Herold, 125 lbs.
Saint Francis, 12th

Trent is a five-time state entrant and three-time placewinner. He was the Class AAA 125-pound runner-up this year. He placed fourth at 119 pounds as a junior and fifth at 112 pounds as a sophomore. Trent had an impressive season record of 44-2. He ended his high school career with a record of 193-30. Trent’s GPA is 3.65. Honors and achievements include 2009 MWCA Academic All-State, five-time All-Conference, and most career victories ever for St. Francis. Future plans are to attend St. Cloud State and wrestle for the Huskies. Trent’s parents are Perry & Kathy and his coach is Keith Lipinski.
Justin BowlandJustin Bowland, 160 lbs.
Foley, 11th

Justin is a two-time state entrant placing third at 160 pounds this year in Class AA. He also placed fourth at 152 pounds as a sophomore. Justin had a season record of 38-12. His current career record is 104-41. Justin’s GPA is 3.8. Honors and achievements include 2009-10 team captain, honor roll student, and five-year letter winner. Future plans are to attend a four-year college and wrestle. Justin’s parents are John & Lisa and his coach is Lyle Freudenberg.
Matt MoenkedickMatt Moenkedick, 171 lbs.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, 12th

Matt is a three-time state entrant placing fourth at 171 pounds this year in Class A. He also placed sixth at 171 pounds as a junior. Matt had a season record of 37-5. He ended his high school career with a record of 146-28. Matt’s GPA is 4.0. Honors and achievements include All-State in football. Future plans are to attend college and play football. Matt’s parents are Greg & Tina and his coach is Mike Barthel.
Jake KettlerJake Kettler, Hwt
Anoka, 12th

Jake is a two-time state entrant winning the heavyweight Class AAA title this year. He placed third at heavyweight as a junior. Jake had an impressive season record of 28-1. He ended his high school career with a record of 95-25. Jake’s GPA is 3.57. Honors and achievements include two-year captain, four-year letter winner, 2008 USA Wrestling National Greco All-American, 2007 and 2008 USA Wrestling Folkstyle All-American, two-year letter winner for football, and 2008 football captain. Future plans are to wrestle for the University of Minnesota and pursue a degree that will allow him to teach and possibly coach wrestling. Jake’s parents are Steve & Carol and his coach is Todd Springer.
Samuel WarneSamuel Warne, 125 lbs.
Perham, 11th

Samuel is a four-time state entrant placing fourth at 125 pounds this year in Class AA. He also placed fifth at 112 pounds as a sophomore. Samuel had a season record of 44-5. His current career record is 157-42. Samuel’s GPA is 3.89. Honors and achievements include three-time conference champion. Samuel is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to attend the United States Navel Academy and wrestle there. Samuel’s parents are Darrell & Pattie and his coach is Robb Moser.
Brian BrollBrian Broll, 215 lbs.
Waconia, 12th

Brian is a two-time state entrant placing fourth at 215 pounds this year in Class AA. Brian had a season record of 39-6. He ended his high school career with a record of 73-35. Brian’s GPA is 3.9. Honors and achievements include three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Conference for football. Brian is also a member of the National Honor Society. Future plans are to wrestle Division III at Buena Vista College in Iowa. Brian’s parents are Daniel & Kathie and his coach is Kelly Wagener.
Nicholas ClobesNicholas Clobes, 103 lbs.
Hutchinson, 11th

Nicholas placed fifth at state this year at 103 pounds in Class AA. It was his first state tournament appearance. Nicholas had a season record of 43-5. His current career record is 93-31. Nicholas’ GPA is 3.95. Honors and achievements include three-time All-Conference, three-year letter winner, three-year Math League letter winner, three-time USA Wrestling Folkstyle All-American, three-time USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco All-American and multi-time MN/USA Wrestling state placer in folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman. Future plans are to attend college for Engineering/Civil - Construction Engineering and possibly wrestle. Nicholas’s parents are Thomas & Beth and his coach is Todd Card.
Josh McLainJosh McLain, 160 lbs.
Anoka, 12th

Josh is a two-time state entrant placing third at 160 pounds this year in Class AAA. Josh had a season record of 38-6. He ended his high school career with a record of 79-38. Josh's GPA is 3.77. Honors and achievements include two-year captain, four-year letter winner, and two-time All-Conference. Josh also is a two-year letter winner in academics in high school, and a two-year letter winner in Track & Field in pole vaulting.  Future plans are to attend the University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse to wrestle and to obtain a doctorate in Physical Therapy. Josh's parents are Jeff & Donna and his coach is Todd Springer.


The Guillotine 2009 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Second Team
Carter AdamsCarter Adams
Coon Rapids, 12th

Weight: 152
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 40-5
GPA: 3.546
Coach: Bob Adams
Max AndersonMax Anderson
Dassel-Cokato, 11th

Weight: 103
State Place: 6th
Season Record: 36-4
GPA: 4.146
Coach: Bryan Clemen
Marshal AshMarshal Ash
Milaca, 11th

Weight: 215
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 34-7
GPA: 4.0
Coach: Randy Zimmer
Jake BeginJake Begin
Anoka, 12th

Weight: 152
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 38-4
GPA: 3.2
Coach: Todd Springer
Joseph BorchardtJoseph Borchardt
Maple Grove, 11th

Weight: 215
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 34-11
GPA: 3.33
Coach: Troy Seubert
Jake BothunJake Bothun
Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui
Parle Valley, 11th

Weight: 140
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 32-9
GPA: 3.74
Coach: Ross Jurgenson
Tom BouressaTom Bouressa
Alexandria, 12th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 36-2
GPA: 3.851
Coach: Tom Ellison
Cody BurbachCody Burbach
Osseo, 12th

Weight: 189
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 34-11
GPA: 3.85
Coach: Kelly McConville
Ammoren E DohmAmmoren E Dohm
Milaca, 12th

Weight: 171
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 32-6
GPA: 3.9
Coach: Randy Zimmer
Brendan EichmannBrendan Eichmann
Hastings, 12th

Weight: 160
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 44-3
GPA: 3.42
Coach: Paul Vaith
Sam FischenichSam Fischenich
Windom Area/Mt Lake/
Butterfield-Odin, 12th

Weight: 135
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 28-7
GPA: 3.787
Coach: David Elg
Kevin FynbohKevin Fynboh
Thief River Falls/Goodridge, 12th

Weight: 145
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 42-4
GPA: 3.36
Coach: Kenny Geiser
Brandon HaluptzokBrandon Haluptzok
Centennial, 11th

Weight: 135
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 43-7
GPA: 3.445
Coach: John Bergeland
Jacob HornJacob Horn
St. Michael-Albertville, 12th

Weight: 152
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 35-17
GPA: 3.882
Coach: Dan Lefebvre
Mitch HrovatMitch Hrovat
Centennial, 11th

Weight: 189
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 46-3
GPA: 3.558
Coach: John Bergeland
Charlie KirschtCharlie Kirscht
Alexandria, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 38-4
GPA: 3.61
Coach: Tom Ellison
Justin LaValleJustin LaValle
Apple Valley, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 49-0
GPA: 3.06
Coach: Jim Jackson
Jake LeeJake Lee
Blue Earth Area, 12th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 42-2
GPA: 3.42
Coach: Randy Wirtjes
Nicholas LibbyNicholas Libby
Minnetonka, 12th

Weight: 140
State Place: DNP
Season Record: 40-5
GPA: 4.236
Coach: Jim Nunn/Jeff Lamphere
Blaine MillerBlaine Miller
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 11th

Weight: 152
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 47-2
GPA: 3.22
Coach: Mike Matiash
Dylan NessDylan Ness
Bloomington Kennedy, 11th

Weight: 140
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 46-1
GPA: 3.6
Coach: Charles Vavrosky
Hoss RoemerHoss Roemer
Wabasha-Kellogg, 12th

Weight: 215
State Place: 2nd
Season Record: 38-7
GPA: 3.45
Coach: Ron Sanders
Colton SchlaakColton Schlaak
New Richland-Hartland-
Ellendale-Geneva, 12th

Weight: 145
State Place: 3rd
Season Record: 35-12
GPA: 3.530
Coach: Paul Cyr
Nathan SchmitzNathan Schmitz
Perham, 12th

Weight: 171
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 42-6
GPA: 3.8
Coach: Robb Moser
Matt SchroederMatt Schroeder
Southland, 12th

Weight: 130
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 41-2
GPA: 3.861
Coach: William Feuchtenberger
Brandon SeppeltBrandon Seppelt
Foley, 11th

Weight: 140
State Place: 5th
Season Record: 40-11
GPA: 3.890
Coach: Lyle Freudenberg
David ThornDavid Thorn
St. Michael-Albertville, 12th

Weight: 125
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 47-2
GPA: 3.095
Coach: Dan Lefebvre
Luke VaithLuke Vaith
Hastings, 12th

Weight: 140
State Place: 1st
Season Record: 42-4
GPA: 3.21
Coach: Paul Vaith
Brandon ZabelBrandon Zabel
Saint Peter, 12th

Weight: Hwt
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 36-4
GPA: 3.9
Coach: Keith Hanson
Aaron ZimmerAaron Zimmer
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 12th

Weight: 145
State Place: 4th
Season Record: 40-8
GPA: 3.732
Coach: Wes Haglund


The Guillotine 2009 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Third Team
  • Craig Kelliher, Apple Valley, 12th, 189 lbs., 3.11 GPA (46-2) 2nd
  • Jarret Hoeppner, Apple Valley, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.17 GPA (43-6) 3rd
  • Clay Olson, Chisago Lakes Area, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.912 GPA (39-5) DNP
  • Tyler Stevens, Elk River, 11th, 130 lbs., 4.0122 GPA (30-10) DNP
  • Tyler Lewandowski, Foley, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.934 GPA (35-7) DNP
  • Kevin Nelson, Forest Lake, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.109 GPA (32-6) 2nd
  • Justin Reinsma, Fulda/Murray County Central, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.03 GPA (38-4) 2nd
  • Tyler Rohr, Hastings, 11th, 145 lbs., 3.5 GPA (36-11) 4th
  • Ethan Smith, Hutchinson, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.754 GPA (39-6) DNP
  • R.J. “Jason” Cirksena III, Kasson-Mantorville, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.445 GPA (30-11) 3rd
  • Ben Gaughan, Moorhead, 11th, 152 lbs., 4.0 GPA (34-8) DNP
  • Tim Bartness, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.823 GPA (31-11) DNP
  • Rob Allen, Northfield, 12th, Hwt, 4.2 GPA (23-10) DNQ
  • Tristin Faust, Northfield, 11th, 140 lbs., 4.0 GPA (33-5) DNP
  • Casey Dehn, Owatonna, 12th, Hwt, 3.293 GPA (42-4) 4th
  • Jared Flaata, Park, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.62 GPA (30-12) 5th
  • Nic Harrison, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.221 GPA (37-2) 3rd
  • Charles Schmitz, Perham, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.89 GPA (38-10) DNP
  • Greg Naschansky, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.95 GPA (41-10) DNP
  • Josh Clevenger, River Valley, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.97 GPA (30-11) DNQ
  • Mitch Johnson, River Valley, 11th, 135 lbs., 3.98 GPA (29-12) DNQ
  • Ben Horn, Saint Michael-Albertville, 11th, 140 lbs., 3.867 GPA (32-19) 6th
  • Nick Rydell, Saint Peter, 11th, 112 lbs., 4.01 GPA (30-7) DNP
  • Scott Coughlin, Trinity at River Ridge, 11th, Hwt, 4.0 GPA (25-15) DNQ
  • Jared Pawelk, Waconia, 12th, 171 lbs., 4.0 GPA (22-6) DNP
  • Casey Field, Yellow Medicine East, 12th, 140 lbs., 3.098 GPA (42-2) 3rd
  • Austen Cole, Yellow Medicine East, 12th, 119 lbs., 3.444 GPA (41-5) 4th
  • Dylan Hoffman, Yellow Medicine East, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.933 GPA (37-8) DNP
  • Jeff Nielsen, Zimmerman, 11th, 189 lbs., 3.35 GPA (36-4) 4th

The Guillotine 2009 Academic All-State Wrestlers - Honorable Mention
  • Trevor Rasmussen, Albert Lea Area, 11th, 130 lbs., 3.31 GPA (32-10) DNP
  • Logan Kortan, Albert Lea Area, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.49 GPA (25-4) 5th
  • Brandon Holtorf, Austin/Austin Pacelli, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.95 GPA (13-8) DNQ
  • Corey Huber, Bemidji, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.74 GPA (34-6) DNP
  • Heath Rud, Byron, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.39 GPA (34-9) DNP
  • Scott Gifford, Cambridge-Isanti, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.584 GPA (36-9) DNP
  • Zac Zinda, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.77 GPA (16-3) DNQ
  • Blaine Coyle, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.5 GPA (28-3) DNP
  • Tyler Blauert, Frazee, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.028 GPA (32-8) 5th
  • Scott Beech, Fulda/Murray County Central, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.7 GPA (34-8) DNP
  • Andy Henning, Fulda/Murray County Central, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.11 GPA (38-5) 5th
  • Chad Lexvold, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 119 lbs., 3.613 GPA (37-11) DNP
  • Jarid Groth, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.287 GPA (35-11) DNQ
  • Josh Jacobson, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.648 GPA (14-5) DNP
  • Kurt Timmons, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th, 103 lbs., 3.505 GPA (36-8) DNQ
  • Tyler Carlson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 11th, 112 lbs., 3.905 GPA (27-12) DNQ
  • Charlie Wilczek, Little Falls, 12th, 112 lbs., 3.11 GPA (30-20) 5th
  • Justin Piche, Maple Grove, 11th, Hwt, 3.653 GPA (26-10) DNP
  • Todd Hennen, Marshall/Lakeview, 11th, 135 lbs., 3.923 GPA (27-13) DNQ
  • Brett Crecelius, Marshall/Lakeview, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.6 GPA (33-9) DNP
  • Joseph Kack, Minneota, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.707 GPA (31-12) DNP
  • Kurtis Reardan, Minnetonka, 11th, 171 lbs., 3.327 GPA (32-13) DNP
  • Ben Cox, Minnetonka, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.387 GPA (41-4) DNP
  • Brandon Manderschied, Minnewaska Area, 11th, 189 lbs., 3.451 GPA (33-6) 6th
  • Collin Jergenson, Minnewaska Area, 12th, 152 lbs., 3.289 GPA (40-2) 5th
  • Mark Wychor, Moorhead, 11th, 215 lbs., 3.35 GPA (28-17) 6th
  • John Nething, New London-Spicer, 11th, 160 lbs., 3.157 GPA (31-8) 4th
  • Luke Reiter, New London-Spicer, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.677 GPA (31-9) DNP
  • Justin Meyer, Pelican Rapids, 12th, 112 lbs., 3.351 GPA (25-8) DNP
  • Cody Schrupp, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.528 GPA (29-10) DNQ
  • Matt Bailey, Robbinsdale Armstrong, 12th, 135 lbs., 3.4 GPA (33-10) DNP
  • Taylor Giordano, Rochester John Marshall, 12th, 171 lbs., 3.91 GPA (30-12) DNQ
  • Matthew Sanocki, Roseville Area, 12th, 125 lbs., 3.59 GPA (31-5) DNP
  • Taylor Swenson, Saint Charles, 12th, 215 lbs., 3.576 GPA (23-15) DNP
  • David Rosen, Saint Clair/Mankato Loyola, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.725 GPA (21-7) DNP
  • Jordan Scherber, Saint Michael-Albertville, 12th, 145 lbs., 3.497 GPA (34-14) DNP
  • Tommy Ruckmar, South Saint Paul, 11th, 152 lbs., 3.581 GPA (32-12) DNP
  • Eli Stangret, Waconia, 12th, 130 lbs., 3.69 GPA (30-5) DNQ
  • Cody Stegeman, Willmar, 12th, 160 lbs., 3.837 GPA (30-8) DNQ
  • Josh Falk, Windom Area/Mt. Lake/Butterfield-Odin, 11th, 125 lbs., 3.865 GPA (34-7) DNQ

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