Area Wrestlers Shine in State Individual Tournament
Four Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestlers qualified to compete at the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul which concluded Saturday.
Three of them placed in their weight class. Just one example of the quality from southeast and south-central areas of Minnesota.
Gavin Johnson, junior, Kenyon-Wanamingo placed third at 138 pounds in the Class A individual tournament finishing his junior year with a 32-8 record.
Jaedin Johnson, senior, K-W was 4th at 170 pounds and had a record of 40-6.
Will Van Epps, junior, K-W placed 5th, 37-6 record by gaining a 6-1 decision over Tyler Mix of Dover-Eyota in the 5th place match. Mix, senior, was 37-11.
Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton sophomore Keegan Kuball is the 285- pound Class A State Champion. Kuball had a 41-4 record. Makota Misgen, senior from New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva placed third in the same weight class.
Brody Murphy, WEM/JWP 106 pounder placed 4th ending his freshman season 41-8.
Medford qualified several wrestlers to participate with two placing.
Tommy Elwood, sophomore, finished 5th at 126 pounds by defeating Gage Bartels, junior from Chatfield, Elwood ended his year 43-7. Bartels was 34-10.
Tate Hermes, senior, Medford was 3rd at 170 pounds thanks to a 7-2 win over Jaedin Johnson of K-W. Hermes ended his season 39-6.
No wrestlers from Faribault placed although five did participate.
Below are Class A placements at state this year.
106A Javier Berg, soph.,Chatfield STATE CHAMP, 44-2
4th Brody Murphy, Fr. WEM/JWP. 41-8
126A Tommy Elwood, so. Medford 5th, 43-7
Gage Bartels, Jr. Chatfield, 6th, 34-10
132A Owen Denstad, junior, Caledonia,Houston, 3rd, 48-5
Bolton Thesing, junior, Dover-Eyota, 4th, 47-7.
Bo Zweiner, soph. Westfield, 6th, 36-9
138A Gavin Johnson, junior, K-W, 3rd, 32-8
Cory Scanlan, sr. Caledonia/Houston, 6th, 37-13
145A Tucker Ginther, sr. Caledonia/Houston, STATE CHAMP, 37-2
152A Brodie Kellen, sr, Dover-Eyota, STATE CHAMP, 47-3
160A Gavin Gust, sr. Dover-Eyota, STATE CHAMP, 49-2
170A Tate Hermes, sr. Medford, 3rd, 39-6
Jaedin Johnson, sr. K-W, 4th, 40-6
Landon Lehnetz, jr. Dover-Eyota, 6th, 35-8
182A Kail Schott, junior, Chatfield, STATE CHAMP, 38-4
Cooper Ochsendorf, sr. Maple River/United South Central, 4th, 40-6
195A Jacob Schimek, junior, St.Clair/Loyola, 2nd, 47-3
Tytan Small, senior, St. Charles, 4th, 40-8
220A Will Van Epps, junior, K-W, 5th, 37-6
Tyler Mix, senior, Dover-Eyota, 6th, 37-11
Class AA Final Results for area wrestlers.
106AA Lawson Eller, jr. New Pragu, STATE CHAMP 47-7
113AA Michael Olson, jr, Albert Lea Area, 2nd, 34-4
120AA Logan Davis, soph. Albert Lea Area, 3rd, 43-6
126AA Calvin Singewald, junior, Cannon Falls, 4th, 45-8
Jake Krier, jr, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 5th, 35-8
132AA Nick Korman, soph. Albert Lea Area, 5th, 39-16
138AA Matt Randolph, junior, Scott West, 2nd, 45-4
145AA Koy Buesgens, senior, New Prague, STATE CHAMP, 54-0
Joseph Kennedy, junior, Kasson-Mantorville, 2nd, 41-7
Landon Church, senior, Scott West, 4th, 30-5
152AA Colton Bornholdt, senior, New Prague, STATE CHAMP, 50-3
Kaleb Lochner, junior, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 3rd, 33-11
160AA Damian Riewe, senior, Mankato West, 3rd, 34-4
Evan Farley, senior, New Prague, 6th, 42-12
170AA Cole Glazier, Sr. Kasson-Mantorville, STATE CHAMP, 48-1
Leo Seikmann. junior, Scott West, 6th, 39-13
182AA Caden O'Malley, senior, Tri-City United, 3rd, 48-5
195AA Joey Novak, senior, New Prague, STATE CHAMP, 51-2
220AA Marco Reyes, senior, Tri-City United, 4th, 44-9
285AA Carter Geerts, senior, Byron, 3rd, 32-4
Class AAA results from individual tourmnament.
106AAA Nolan Enderlein, senior, Eastview, 3rd, 41-5
Dylan St. Germain, soph. Eagan, 6th, 35-12
113AAA Austin Laudenbach, senior, Apple Valley, 5th, 39-8
120AAA AJ Smith, senior, Shakopee, 3rd, 37-8
126AAA Alan Koehler, senior, Prior Lake, STATE CHAMP, 17-0
Davis Parrow, freshman, Farmington, 3rd, 46-9
138AAA Connor Warren, junior, Shakopee, 4th, 31-8
Logan Henningson, senior, Winona, 5th, 45-7
Ty Soulter, sophomore, Rosemount, 6th, 36-11
145AAA Jayden Hueter, junior, Apple Valley, 4th, 44-5
Calder Sheehan, soph. Rochester Mayo, 5th, 37-5
152AAA Zach Hanson, senior, Lakeville North, STATE CHAMP, 34-0
Cael Robb, senior, Owatonna, 2nd, 32-3
160AA Leo Tukhlynovych, senior, Shakopee. 2nd, 26-3
170AA Marcell Booth, junior, Apple Valley, 6th, 43-6
182AA Cole Han-Lindemyer, junior, Farmington, STATE CHAMP, 47-3
Ezra Formaneck, senior, Eastview, 2nd, 42-3
Girls results feature five state champions from the area including two from Northfield,
100 pounds Caley Graber, freshmna, Northfield, STATRE CHAMP, 6-0 record
Lauren Elsmore, freshman, Pine Island, 3rd, 16-2
107 pounds Maggie Olson, 8th grade, Albert Lea, 4th, 16-6
114 Kamdyn Soulter, freshman, Rosemount, 3rd, 24-2
Hanah Schuster, sophomore, Apple Valley, 5th, 25-10
120 Annabelle Petsinger, junior, NRHEG, STATE CHAMP, 14-1
5TH Destiny Lofton, junior, New Prague, 5th, 4-2
126 Cassandra Gonzales, freshman, Shakopee, STATE CHAMP, 13-0
Chloe Berg, junior, Chatfield, 2nd, 11-4
Mackenzie Armagost, senior, GMLOS, 5th, 23-8
132 Joel Makem, senior, Shakopee, STATE CHAMP. 12-0
McKenna Hendrickson , senior, GMLOS, 2nd, 20-3
138 Diann Smith, junior, GMLOS, 2nd, 23-4
Aliah Fischer, 7th grade, Owatonna, 5th, 15-2
145 Riley Myers, junior, Eastview, 2nd, 17-4
Emma Hofschulte, senior, Lake City, 6th, 19-7
152 Crae Alagbo, junior, Apple Valley, 2nd, 23-4
165 Ella Pagel, sophomore, Northfield, STATE CHAMP, 6-0 (all pins at state, times were 37 seconds, 78 seconds, 38 seconds.)
Esperanza Calvillo, freshman, Apple Valley, 3rd, 24-10
185 Gloriann Vigniavo, junior, Apple Valley, 3rd, 23-3
Katie Whealan, junior, Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton, 5th, 10-6
235 Jerriona Marshall, sophomore, Rochester Mayo, 3rd, 8-2
Lily Wolke, 8th grade, Apple Valley, 4th, 12-10
There are 14 weight classes in boys, 12 in girls' competition. Girls does not have multiple classes. Ladies from big schools and small schools compete against each other. Notice some girls wrestled a lot and others have trouble finding matches.
Five State Champions from area in Class A.
Five State Champions from area in Class AA. Four from New Prague.
Three State Champions from area in Class AAA.
Here is a further breakdown of interesting tidbits.
There are seven Big Nine wrestlers among those placing which is down from most years.
Seven from the Gopher Conference.
Six from the Hiawatha Valley League.
South Suburban Conference had 17 wrestlers receive medals including three State Champions!
5 of the 12 girls State Champions were from the area including two from Northfield and two from Shakopee.