1390 GRANITE CITY SPORTS 2019-2020 WRESTLING PREVIEW

We will include from the Central Lakes Conference: Sartell Sabres, Sauk Rapids Storm, St. Cloud Tech Tigers and Rocori Spartans. From the Granite Ridge Conference: Albany Huskies and the Foley Falcons and the Becker Bulldogs moved from the Granite Ridge into the Mississippi 8 Conference. From the Central Minnesota Conference the Eden Valley Watkins Eagles, Kimball Area Cubs, Holdingford Huskers and now added the Paynesville Bulldogs. The Royalton/Upsala Royals have moved from the Park Region Conference into the Central Minnesota Conference.

Will bring you the individual results of the duals and Individual tournaments of all twelve teams. Also the list of upcoming of events, current state ratings and conference standings. You can get more of your wrestling news and results at www.theguillotine.com and more info on our local teams on my blog site: https://minnesotamatrats.wordpress.com for more on Section and Conference previews and Bi-weekly columns thru out the season.

CENTRAL LAKES CONFERENCE

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

Head Coach: Cody Olson

Coaching Staff: Beau Penk, Josh Halicke

Noel Meyer, Josh Stewart

Cory Luke,Vince Burr

Logan Adank,Cole Stiel, Jackson Penk

Conference: Central Lakes

Section 8AAA

The Sabres will have back six section place winners, and seven with a great deal of varsity experience. They did graduate eight from their 15-7 and final four team eight last spring, including three section place winners, two of which were state qualifiers and one earned a state medal. The Sabres could make a strong challenge for both conference and another possible final four, if they continue to improve and stay healthy. Dylan Enriquez, Andy Heckman, Sam Fernholz and Jack Engle should be their key leaders thru out the season.

15-7 Overall Duals      5-2 Central Lakes

Final Four Section 8AAA

Nine Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers, One State Placer

First Place: Big Lake “Hornet” Invite: 215.5 Pts.  12 Placers

Second Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 148.5 Pts.  6 Placers

Second Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 192.5 Pts. 11 Placers

First Place” Alexandria “Big Ole” Invite: 217.5 Pts.  13 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Dylan Enriquez                       10th                 37-5                 3rd Section/AC

Sam Fernholz              12th                 33-12               4th Section

Andy Heckman                       12th                 25-11               4th Section

Jack Engle                               12th                 21-11               5th Section

Austin Lipinski                       10th                 18-18               4th Section

Avery Koula                           11th                 13-26

Austin Frauenholtz     11th                   8-18               5th Section

Theron Dohm              11th                   7-20

Spencer Johnson                     10th                   5-3

Dutch Norby               110h                  3-4

Chandler Kenning                   12th                   1-2

Dylan Joyce                            12th                   1-4

Brett Thayer                11th                   1-4

Graduates:

Cole Fibranz                42-2                 1st Sec./2nd State/AC            (153-31 Career)

Jackson Penk               39-3                 1st Section/AC                        (138-32 Career)

Nick Pelach                             31-14               Injured/AC                              (158-40)

Tim Stephens              18-21

Matthew Lindstrom    11-22               6th Section

Cody Neitzke              11-14

Alex Moritz                               9-17

Brendan Schwartz                    1-0

 

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

Head Coach: Cole Wilson

Coach Staff: Taylor Lewandowski,  Terry Kipka

Derik Gilbertson, Zach Brown, Richie Carriveau

Conference: Central Lakes

Section 8AAA

The Storm will return from last season six section place winners, including one state qualifier and six others with a great deal of experience. Look for them to improve on their dual meet numbers from last season. They should be a strong challenge for any of their Central Lakes Conferences rivals. If they stay healthy and continue to improve they should make a challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very balanced section. The key leaders should include; Jared Spohn, Benjamin Gilbertson, Andrew Wollak Dante Haywood, Hunter Farnick and Cole Ackerman.

15-9 Overall    4-3 Central Lakes

Eight Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier

First Place: Richfield “Charley Turner” Duals

Third Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 128.5 Pts.  8 Placers

Eighth Place: Eastview “Lightning” Invite: 104 Pts.   8 Placers

Sixth Place: Chanhassen “Ethan Herman” Invite: 90 Pts.  6 Placers

Seventh Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 72.5 Pts.  7 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Jared Spohn                12th                 35-5                 1st Section/AC

Benjamin Gilbertson   12th                 25-17               6th Section

Andrew Wollak                      11th                 25-14               5th Section

Dante Haywood                       9th                 21-15               3rd Section/AC

Hunter Farnick                        12th                 20-17               3rd Section

Joey Hoeschen                        11th                 18-19

Sawyer Simmons                      8th                 17-15

Ben Konz                                12th                   9-19               5th Section

Zander Pelton             10th                   6-20

Aden Rollins               11th                   4-14

Matt Krepp                             11th                   4-7

Graduates:

Jacob Ackerman                      32-12               3rd Section/AC                       (89-51 Career)

Marcus Santillana                    26-17               6th Section/AC                       (64-84 Career)

Jacob Kruger                 7-21

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

Head Coach: Bob Boeck

Coaching Staff: Tony Kenning, Cole Schroeder, Dale Wahnschaffe

Mitch Voigt, Dennis Campbell, Scott Berger

Conference: Central Lakes

Section 8AAA

The Tigers struggled with numerous injuries last year, back from that team are nine section place winners, including two state qualifiers and five others with a wide range of experience. They did graduate two seniors last spring, including a section place winner. This crew should challenge and likely improve on their dual meet numbers from last season if they stay healthy. Look for Taylor Hugg, Jaxon Kenning, and Logan Hanson to be their key leaders thru out the season.

6-10 Overall                3-4 Central Lakes

Ten Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers

Second Place: Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invite:  141 Pts.  13 Placers

Fourth Place: Osseo “Orioles” Duals

Sixth Place: STMA “Knights” Invite: 75.5 Pts.  5 Placers

Tenth Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 91.5 Pts.  6 Placers

Ninth Place: Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite: 68 Pts.  5 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Taylor Hugg                             12th                 39-7                 1st Section/AC

Logan Hanson             12th                 28-12               6th Section/AC

Jaxon Kenning               8th                 28-12               2nd Section/AC

Carlos Agee                             12th                 25-15               4th Section

Jack Latterell               12th                 18-23               5th Section

Nick Hamak                            10th                 12-17               5th Section

Tucker Hugg                  9th                   8-17               5th Section

Aiden Orth                                 9th                   7-15

Spencer Gustin                        11th                   5-10               4th Section

Andy Johnson             10th                   5-7

Brett Kayfes                            12th                   4-12

Isaiah Green                12th                    5-0                Injured (2yrs. Ago/33-9/2nd) Sec./5th State

Aaron Voigt                             12th                 Injured (2 yrs. ago/12-10/6th Section)

Graduates:

Tyler Zachman                        25-18               5th Section/AC

Drew Kiffmeyer                        9-5                 Injured

ROCORI SPARTANS

Head Coach: Dustin Kramer

Coaching Staff: Nate Humbert, Nick Hoff

Middle School-Brad Kelvington-Brandon Briggs

Conference: Central Lakes

Section 6AA

The Spartans will have back from last season four section place winners, including one state qualifiers and six others with a great deal of experience. They did graduate one senior last spring, he was a section place winner. Look for this young team to continue to improve on their dual meet marks from last season. If they stay healthy they should be a spoiler in the Central Lakes Conference and in a new look for the Spartans in a very balanced Section 6AA. Their leaders should include: Austin Moscho, Ben Primus, Brock Humbert, Carter Thelen and Luke Hemmesch.

10-17 Overall  1-6 Central Lakes Conference

Six Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers

Fourth Place: SCM Invite: 110 Pts.  9 Placers

Ninth Place: Orono “Spartans” Invite: 93 Pts.  7 Placers

Twenty-Eighth Place: Redwood “River Riot” Invite: 30 Pts.  2 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Austin Moscho                          8th                 33-11               2nd Section/AC

Ben Primus                              10th                 25-14               AC

Carter Thelen              11th                 20-13

Luke Hemmesch                     10th                 15-25

Brock Humbert                       12th                 13-7                 4th Section

Grady Minnerth                        8th                   9-11               6th Section

Ben Hanson                            11th                   8-20

Ryan Kunz                              11th                   8-18

Graduates:

Nate Evens                  21-23               6th Section                  (48 Career Wins)

GRANITE RIDGE CONFERENCE

FOLEY FALCONS

Head Coach: Scott Gorecki

Coaching Staff: Evan Warnert, Jake Helmin

Chris Ratke, Dustin Gilyard, Mathias Baker

Conference: Granite Ridge

Section 7AA

The Falcons will be looking for a big season from some of their young wrestlers. They will have back two state qualifiers and eight section place winners along with six with a great deal of experience. They could challenge their good dual meet marks from last season. They would need to stay healthy thru out the season. They should challenge to defend their Granite Ridge Conference championship. It will be a new look for them in the Section. They will be moving from Section 6AA to Section 7AA, where there may not be as many balanced teams. But they will face some strong challenges from their rivals the Mora Mustangs along with the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks and the Princeton Tigers. They will have eight back with nineteen wins or more. They did graduate four seniors, including three section place winners. The key leaders should be state qualifiers; Connor Thorsten and Logan Thorsten and Levi Jacobson, who was injured in the team section. Look for big seasons from Elijah Novak, Isaiah Fitch, Ethan Oswald, Evan Milejczak and Hunter Gorecki.

31-5 Overall    6-0 Granite Ridge

Section 6AA Champions

Thirteen Section Place winners/Three State Qualifiers, One State Placer

First Place: Chicago Lakes “Wildcats” Duals (4-0)

Second Place: “Tom Keating” Memorial Invite:           166 Pts. 11 Place Winners

Fourth Place: Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite: 149 Pts. 10 Place Winers

Sixth Place: 9th Grade State Duals

Returning Wrestlers:

Connor Thorsten                      12th                 45-6                 1st Sec./6th State/AC

Logan Thorsten                        11th                 31-19               2nd Section/AC

Levi Jacobson              10th                 29-3                 Injured/AC

Elijah Novak                10th                 26-7                 3rd Section/AC

Isaiah Fitch                              12th                 24-5                 AC

Ethan Oswald              12th                 23-18               AC

Hunter Gorecki                        11th                 20-16               4th Section/AC

Evan Milejczak                        11th                 19-18               4th Section/AC

Michael Rothfork                    12th                 13-7                 3rd Section

Sutherlin Schmit                      12th                 12-11

Alex Jennissen               8th                 11-5

Alex Vait                                 11th                   9-8                 5th Section

Max Henne                              12th                 21-21               4th Section

Mike Moulzolf             11th                   8-7

Caden Ruhoff              10th                   7-14               4th Section

Evan Miller                                9th                   2-2                 6th Section

Levi Henry                              11th                   5-11

Andrew Knutson                     11th                   4-8

Eion Johnson               12th                   2-3

Cole Rudnitski               9th                   1-2

Joe Javonovich                        11th                   3-4

Graduates:

Mark Dierkes               39-7                 2nd Section/AC           (75-24 Career)

Max Lefebvre              36-11               3rd Section/AC            (60-26 Career)

Carter Svihla                30-16               4th Section/AC            (47-43 Career)

Noah Keller                               6-3

ALBANY HUSKIES

Head Coach: Alex Even

Coaching Staff: Simon Bryce, Dan Anderson

Adam Tate, Maury Meyer

Nick Mergen (NDSU), Josh Velasquez (SCSU)

Conference: Granite Ridge

Section 6AA

The Huskies will have a good number of their starters returning this season. Look for them to challenge those dual meet numbers from last season, very likely improve on them. They will return seven Section Place winners and eight others with a great deal of experience. Look for Riley Rakotz, Dustin Schmitt, Peyton Linn and William Mergen to be their key leaders. This group if they stay healthy and continue to improve to possibly challenge for top four spot in what should be a very tough section. The Huskies did graduate two state qualifiers, including one state placer.

9-13 Overall Duals      1-4 Granite Ridge

Nine Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers/One State Placer

Fourth Place: Big Lake “Hornet” Invite: 157 Pts. 13 Placers

Second Place: Albany “Purple Pride” Invite: 153 Pts.  12 Placers

Fifth Place: SCM Invite: 108 Pts. 11 Placers

Eighth Place: Elk River “Elks” 91 Pts.  3 Placers

Seventh Place: Belgrade-Brooken-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 82 Pts.  (6 Placers)

Returning Wrestlers:

Riley Rakotz                           12th                 31-17               3rd Section

Dustin Schmitt                        12th                 35-15               AC

Peyton Linn                            12th                 27-21               4th Section

William Mergen                      11th                 24-19               3rd Section

Hunter Tate                             10th                 19-23               4th Section

Carson Holthaus                       9th                 13-23               4th Section

Devin Hansen               9th                 11-25

Will Blattner               10th                 10-6

Tate Hoffarth              11th                   8-26               4th Section

Connor Winkels                      11th                   8-17

Logan Harren              10th                   7-21

Joseph Schmitt                          8th                   4-13

Declan Crumley                      10th                   3-19               6th Section

Cole Mouslolf             10th                   2-4

Andrew Huckempohler          11th                   1-27

Graduates:

Gabe Zierden              45-5                 1st Section/3rd State/AC

Wyatt Mergen             24-21               2nd Section/AC

Carter Fish                               1-7

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CONFERENCE

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS EAGLES

Head Coach: Dan Berg

Coaching Staff: Jeff Forcier, Heath Kramer, Joe Holdvogt

Conference: Central Minnesota

Section 4A

The Eagles will have back from their 13-10 dual meet campaign eight section place winners and eight with a wide range of varsity experience. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. Look for the Eagles to make a strong challenge to improve on those dual meet numbers from last season. They should make a challenge for a top four spot in what should be a pretty balanced section dual meet campaign. They could move up in the conference standings, it should be very balance this year, a couple of individual matches could determine nearly all the conferences duals this season. Zach Nistler, Taylor Ludwig, Gavin Mathies, Teagyn Ludwig and Austin Schlangen should be their key leaders thru out the season.

13-10 Overall              2-4       Central Minnesota

Final Four Section 4A

Ten Section Place Winners

Fourth Place: Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invite: 117 Pts. 11 Placers

Fourth Place: New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invite: 129.5 Pts. 12 Placers

Sixth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar Early Bird” Invite: 96 Pts. 7 Placers

Eighth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 77 Pts. 5 Placers

Eighth Place: Litchfield “Dragon” Invite: 67 Pts.  5 Places

Returning Wrestlers:

Zach Nistler                            12th                 36-12               3rd Section

Taylor Ludwig                        12th                 33-18               3rd Section

Gavin Mathies             10th                 24-16               4th Section

Teague Ludwig                       10th                 23-19               3rd Section

Austin Schlangen                    10th                 20-19               5th Section

Sam Nistler                               9th                 17-19               5th Section

Gavin Caron                  9th                 16-9

Carter Mathies                        11th                 12-30               6th Section

Rylan Schueller                       10th                   7-14

Nick Stetzel                            10th                   5-7

Armando Walker                    10th                   4-14

Brandon Altenburg     10th                   2-0

AJ Rassmusen             11th                   2-2

Jared Paulson              10th                   1-2

Ian Nistler                               10th                   1-1

Graduates:

Trevy Ludwig             30-19               3rd Section                  (76-91 Career)

Ethan Kay                               27-20               4th Section                  (44-72 Career)

Peyton Thul                               2-6

KIMBALL CUBS

Head Coach: David Joseph

Coaching Staff: Jordan Joseph, Quinten Berres, Marcus Hamer

Conference: Central Minnesota

Section 4A

The Cubs will have back from their final four team eleven section place winners, including four state qualifiers, including one that earned state honors and three others with varsity experience. They did graduate four seniors, including one section place winner. The Cubs were really hurt by injuries last year, if they stay healthy and this young team continues to improve they should improve on their dual meet numbers and make a challenge for conference honors. They should make a challenge for a top four spot in what will be a pretty balanced section. Their key leaders should include: Zack Holtz, Carter Holtz, Ashton Hanan, Gavin Winter, Jimmy Wicker, Alex Nelson, Lucas Jurek and Cody Leither thru out the season.

15-9 Overall    2-4 Central Minnesota

Section 4A Runner Up

Twelve Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/One State Placer

Sixth Place: New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invite: 101.5 Pts.        10 Placers

Seventh Place: Glencoe-Silver Lake “Panther” Invite: 70.5 Pts.  5 Placers

Eleventh Place: Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invite: 65 Pts.  4 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Zack Holtz                              11th                 16-2                 1st Sec./4th State/AC

Carter Holtz                            10th                 34-8                 1st Section

Ashton Hanan             10th                 27-10               1st Section

Gavin Winter              10th                 31-7                 1st Section/AC/Transfer Rocori

Alex Nelson                            11th                 22-14               2nd Section

Cody Leither               10th                 20-13               3rd Section

Lucas Jurek                             10th                 19-17               2nd Section

Nicholas Bowen                      10th                 16-17               4th Section

Jimmy Wicker             12th                 14-5                 3rd Section

Brandon Guggisberg   11th                 13-25               6th Section

Evan Nienaber                        10th                 11-9

Chase Anderson                        9th                 10-18               4th Section

Brett Schiefelbein                     9th                 10-12

Jack Bollman                 9th                   7-8

Ace Meyer                              10th                   4-10

Graduates:

Zack Schiefelbein                   26-22   Career  (Injured)

Marcellus Lensen                    10-17               4th Section

Michael Donnay                      68-93 Career   (Injured)

Josh Donnay                5-20

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS

Head Coach: Logan Oellien

Coaching Staff: Mike Jarnot, Nicholas Middendorf

Alex Lange, Jamey Koetter

Conference: Central Minnesota

Section 7A

The Huskers will return six section place winners, including one state qualifier and six others with a wide range of experience. If this young team stays healthy they should challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. They will be hard pressed to move up in what is going to be a very balanced conference. Look for continued improve with this crew, if so they will surprise some one along the way. They could possibly challenge for one of those top four spots in what could be a very balanced section dual meet campaign. They graduated three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners, of which one was a state qualifier. They key leaders should include: James Welle, Sam Harren, Drew Lange, Maxwell Secord and Tate Lange thru out the season.

9-13 Overall    0-7 Central Minnesota

Eight Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers

Sixth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 89 Pts. 7 Placers

Seventh Place: Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invite: 76 Pts. 3 Placers

Eighth Place: Big Lake “Hornets” Invite: 57.5 Pts. 3 Placers

Tenth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 61.5 Pts. 7 Placers

Twelfth Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 45 Pts.  3 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

James Welle                 12th                 28-8                 2nd Section

Drew Lange                               8th                 27-20               4th Section

Sam Harren                              10th                 21-11               4th Section

Tate Lange                               11th                 19-15               5th Section

Maxwell Secord                       11th                 19-21               5th Section

Michael Miller             12th                 14-12

Cool Clear                               10th                 12-15               5th Section

Brandon Doll               11th                   8-15

Evan Petron                              8th                   5-5

Chase Boeckman                     12th                   3-6

Grant Welle                               8th                   2-1

Trevor Robak                9th                   1-0

Graduates:

Alex Lange                              39-9                 2nd Section/AC           (101 Career Wins)

Blake Sigler                             24-22               3rd Section                  (68 Career Wins)

Jeremiah Christensen     2-0

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Tim Roberg

Coaching Staff: Ben Borgerding, Jason Mages

Kelly Rue, Max Meagher

Conference: Central Minnesota

Section 5A

The Bulldogs will have back seven section place winners and eight others with a great deal of of experience. In addition to that one of their captains that was injured in football last fall, Dalton Christinsen should return, he was 25-14 and third in the section two years ago. They did graduate two seniors last spring, including one that earned state honors. They should improve on their dual meet numbers from last season if they stay healthy. They could move up in the conference standings, all the teams appear to be very close on paper. They could make a challenge for a top four spot in what could turn out to be one of the toughest sections in the state. Craig Schmitz, Weston Roberg, Riley Messer, Brett Mages, Brandon Schlangen, Shawn Pinske and Dalton Christenson should be their key leaders thru out the season.

10-19 Overall Duals 2-4 Central Minnesota

Eight Section Place Winners/One State Qualifier/One State Placer

Fourth Place: Paynesville “Bulldog” Invite: 105 Pts. 10 Placers

Eighth Place: North Branch “Viking” Invite:  87.5 Pts.  6 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Craig Schmitz             11th                 29-15               5th Section

Weston Roberg                       12th                 29-15               5th Section

Brandon Schlangen     12th                 28-17               4th Section

Dalton Christinsen                  12th                 (2 yrs. ago 25-14 3rd Section) Injured

Brett Mages                            12th                 19-22               4th Section

Riley Messer               12th                 18-26               5th Section

Shawn Pinske              12th                 11-15               Injured

Aaron Mages                 9th                   9-26

Jose Anaya                                8th                   9-18

Duncan McNab                       11th                   8-7

Spencer Eisenbraun       9th                   8-26               5th Section

Gabriel Nelson                        12th                   7-10               5th Section

Caden Sankoh               8th                   5-29

Mason Liestman                      10th                   3-14

Nathan Miller              10th                   2-16

Vaughn McGray                     11th                   1-3

Rene Hernandez                     10th                   1-2

Graduates:

Shawn Rue                              41-6                 2nd Sec.5th State/AC (194-52 Career)

Clint Schmitz              11-27

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

Head Coach: Terry Gorecki

Coaching Staff: Shane Fesenmaier, Wade Cruser,  Charley Rudy,

Brett Louden, Kevin Hines,Travis Holm

Tyler Pasvogel, Brad Kroll, Spencer Elwell

Conference: Central Minnesota

Section: 7A

The Royals have back from their section runner up team nine section place winners, including two state qualifiers and eight with a wide range of experience. They did graduate four seniors last spring, three were state qualifiers and two earned state honors. If this team stays healthy they should improve on those dual meet numbers from last season and should challenge for conference honors. They will be compete in the Central Minnesota Conference this season, which should be very balanced. Look for the Royals if they stay healthy and continue to improve to make a strong challenge for section honors. Their key leaders should include; Jacob Leibold, Mason Novitzki, Gage Louden, Gabe Gorecki, Will Gorecki and Matthew Kasella to be their key leaders thru out the season. The Royals actually have two others that were fighting injuries last year that are very capable of winning 20+ matches.

12-9 Overall    4-3 Park Region

Section 7A Runner Up

Twelve Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/Two State Place Winners

First Place: Royalton/Upsala “Royals” Duals: (4-0)

Second Place: Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Lakers” Invite: 142 Pts.  9 Placers

Third Place: Ogilvie “Lions” Invite: 154.5 Pts.  11 Placers

Fifth Place: Park Region Conference: 131 Pts.   9 Placers

Fourth Place: Andover “Husky” Invite: 112.5 Pts.  7 Placers

Fifth Place Edina “Hornets” Invite: 119.5 Pts.  9 Placers

Seventh Place: Chicago Lakes “Wildcats Holiday” Invite: 107.5 Pts.  8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Jacob Leibold              10th                 33-12               3rd Section/AC

Mason Novitzki                      11th                 27-19               2nd Section

Gage Louden              12th                 26-21               3rd Section

Gabe Gorecki              10th                 26-17               4th Section

Will Gorecki                              9th                 25-16               4th Section

Aidan Olson                            11th                 17-19               5th Section

Matthew Kasella                     12th                 13-9                 2nd Section/AC

Braden Conrad                       11th                   9-7                 4th Section

Hunter Novitzki                      10th                   9-19               4th Section

Austin Wensman                     11th                   6-28

Justin Howdahl                       11th                   5-5

Chris Borash               12th                   5-7

Nick Leibold                 8th                   5-3

Aaron Black                            11th                   3-6

Brock Costanzo                        9th                   3-7

Bryce Binek                              8th                   2-7

Tyson Leners                 9th                   1-2

Graduates:

Jackson Held               42-5                 1st Sec.4th State/AC  (156 Career Wins)

Damion Theisen                      16-8                 1st Section/AC                        (90 Career Wins)

Wyatt Lahr                              27-18               2nd Sec./6th State                   (49 Career Wins)

Sam Costanzo             24-5                 Injured, AC                             (75 Career Wins

 

MISSISSIPPI 8 CONFERENCE

BECKER BULLDOGS

Co-Head Coach: Matt Aho/Jeff Zimmer

Coaching Staff: Dustin Weege, Luke Salzer

Daniel Rooney, Dewayne Sommerdorf, Jaydon Grommersch

Conference: Mississippi 8

Section 6AA

The Bulldogs will be new to the Mississippi 8 Conference after competing in the Granite Ridge for a few years. The Bulldogs had a great season last year, despite a couple of key injuries. They have eight section place winners, including four state qualifiers of which two were state place winners, along with eight others with varsity experience. They did graduate six seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. Look for the Bulldogs if they stay healthy thru the fall sports and thru out the season to challenge those dual marks from season. They should make a challenge for honors in both conference and the section. Their key leaders thru out the season should include; Jake Nelson, Brayden Weber, Lukas Paulson, Ethan Anderson, Caden Dewall and Kyle Rish.

22-3 Overall Duals      5-1 Granite Ridge

Section 6AA Runner up

Ten Section Place Winners/Four State Qualifiers/Two State Placers

Third Place”Chicago Lakes” Wildcats” Invite: 105 Pts.  12 Placers

Third Place: Rogers “Holiday Matness” Invite: 144 Pts.  9 Placers

Fourth Place: South St. Paul “Veldman” Invite: 168 Pts.  11 Placers

Fifth Place: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite: 152.5 Pts.  9 Placers

Second Place: Glencoe-Silver Lake “Panther” Duals

Seventh Place: Delano “Tigers” Invite: 119.5 Pts.   8 Placers

Returning Wrestlers:

Jake Nelson                             12th                 42-5                 1st Sec./5th State/AC

Brayden Weber                       11th                 38-8                 2nd Sec./6th State/AC

Lukas Paulson             11th                 36-7                 1st Section/AC

Ethan Anderson                      10th                 36-8                 1st Section/AC

Caden Dewall             11th                 34-2                 3rd Section/AC

Kyle Rish                                11th                 34-12               3rd Section

Mason Doucette                      10th                 17-21               3rd Section/AC

Reid Kraus                              12th                 11-11               5th Section

Kaden Rish                               8th                 10-9

Adam Jurek                               9th                   7-7

Ethan Duncombe                      9th                   6-9

Kolbe Braun                            12th                   4-6

John Stangler              12th                   5-8

Lakken Braun             11th                   2-8

Tyson Richer                 9th                   2-2

Ryan Nelson               10th                   1-2

Dylan Raedanger                    10th                   1-10

Dylan Kolby                             9th                   1-0

Graduates:

Logan Jurek                34-8                3rd Section/AC           (92-58 Career)

Nicholas Goth             22-17

Kevin Andres              16-6                 Injured                        (78-60 Career)

Alex Berglund                        10-11

Lincoln Carlson                         8-12               5th Section

Jacob Berning               0-2                 Injured                        (56-46 Career)

OPEN EVENTS FOR THE TEAMS:

Wednesday November 27

Melrose Invitational (2:00)

Teams: Albany Huskies, KMS Fighting Saints, Moorhead Spuds, Osakis Silverstreaks, Rockford Rockets, Sartell-St. Stephen Sabres, Spectrum Sting, SCM.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUAR INVITE (2:30)

Teams:  Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning, Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles, Quad County Sting, FULDA-MCC, Holdingford Huskers, MAHACA Tigers, New London-Spicer Wildcats, Ortonville Trojans, Willmar Cardinals, LPGE/BR Wolves, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars

ANOKA TORNADOES QUAD (4:00)

Teams: Anoka Tornadoes, Scott West Panthers, Royalton/Upsala Royals, St. Cloud Tech Tigers

Saturday November 30th

47th Annual Dick Shiels Faribault Invite (10:00)

Teams: Austin Packers, East Ridge Raptors, LARP Cardinals (co-op), Minneapolis Roosevelt Teddies, Northfield Raiders, Owatonna Huskies, Plainview-Elgin-Millville Bulldogs , St. Paul Johnson Govenors, Stillwater Ponies, Tri-City United Titans, Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm Faribault Falcons

Minnetonka Skippers Invite (8:00)

Teams:Burnsville, Edina, Farmington Tigers, Goodhue Wildcats, Maple Grove Grovers, Minneapolis North Polars, Minneapolis South, Mound Westonka White Hawks, Orono Spartans, Rocori Spartans, St. Paul Harding, Waconia,Waseca, White Bear Lake Area Bears

Tuesday December 3rd

Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning Triangular (5:00)

Teams: Big Lake Hornets, Foley Falcons, Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning

Ogilvie Triangular (5:00)

Teams: Holdingford Huskers, Mille Lacs Raiders, Ogilvie Lions

Thursday December 5th

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Triangular (5:00)

Teams: Kimball Area Cubs, Paynesville Bulldogs, BBE Jaguars

Becker Quad (5:00)

Teams: Chicago Lakes Wildcats, Milaca Wolves, Rockford Rockets, Becker Bulldogs

St. Cloud Tech Tigers @ Fergus Falls Otters (CLC Dual) (6:00)