Central Minnesota Mat Rats Report STATE REPORT (30th Annual) by Roger Mischke

Central Minnesota Mat Rats  Report (30th Annual) by Roger Mischke

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STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS (DUALS/INDIVIDUALS)

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUAR

(SECTION COACHES OF 2023/24

Jordan Fester Head Coach

Adam Jaeger Asst. Coach

The Jaguars had a very good tournament as they earned third place at the Class A State Duals. They defeated Section 8A champions United North Central 51-18

State Quarterfinals. The Jaguars were defeated by No. 3A ranked Staples-Motley 38-21. In the third place match they defeated No. 4A ranked Jackson County Central 36-34, the Jaguars secured a fall at heavyweight.   The Jaguars had five that went 3-0 at the state tournament duals. Ryan Jensen (139/145), Brett DeRoo. (152/160), Ethan Mueller (160/172), Maximus Hanson (172/189) and Carson Gilbert (215/285) and Noah Welte (114) went 2-1. The Jaguars earned four medals at the State Ind. tournament, led by Maximus Hanson (172/12th/49-0). He earned back to back state championships. Ryan Jensen (139/12th/47-01) earned third place honors and Carson Gilbert (215/11th/43-4) earned third place honors. Tanner Viessman (145/12th/42-5) earned fifth place state honors. Brett DeRoo (152/11th/39-8) went 2-2, he didn’t not place. 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals earned second place honors at the state dual tournament, with big wins over Section 4A champion LeSeuer-Henderson 51-9 and Section 5A and No. 3A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 38-21 in the semifinals. They were defeated by No. 1A ranked Chatfield 47-7 in the championship. Gage Bjerga and Eli Greenwaldt both went 3-0 and Caden Kimber, Turner Beachy, Riley Reese and Colbe Tappe all went 2-1. The Cardinals earned three medals, Gabe Bjerga (107/8th) with a 48-1 season record, earned the state championship. Colbe Tappe (152/10th) with a 41-2 season record earned second place state honors. Eli Greenwaldt (12110th) with a 50-5 season record earned fourth place state honors. Caden Kramer (114/ 9th) with a 40-7 season record, went 2-2, but did not place. Luke Bjerga (189/10th) with a 38-12 season record went 1–2, but did not place. 

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS

The Huskers earned four state tournament medals, led by Masyn Patrick (139/10th/37-2), he earned second place honors. Drew Lange (160/12th/53-2 earned third place honors, Luke Bienick (172/11th/41-8) earned fourth place honors and Wyatt Novitzki (127/11th/46-7) earned fifth place honors. Jaxon Bartkowicz (215/10th/44-5) went 2-2 and William Pilarski (145/11th/38-8) went 2-2. The Huskers will return all these wrestlers with the exception of Drew Lange. 

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS-PRAIRIE RAIDERS

The Raiders were defeated by Section 1A champions and No. 1A ranked Chatfield 50-9. They were defeated by No. 6A ranked Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial 28-21. David Revering and Braden Shamp both went 2-0 and Isaac Grabow, Justin Olson and Cayden Kimber all went 1-1. The Raiders earned one state tournament medal by David Revering (160/12th) with a 45-5 season record he earned second place honors. Isaac Grabow (121/12th) with a 37-9 season record didn’t place. Orran Hart (127/11th) with a 37-9 season record didn’t place and Justin Olson (133/10th) with a 32-12 season record went 1-for-2, didn’t place. Evan Jares (139/11th) with a 26-8 season record went 1-2, didn’t place and Braden Shamp (215/11th) with a 27-17 season record didn’t place. 

ROYALTON-UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals earned two state tournament medals, Sawyer Simmons (152/12th/31-11) earned fourth place state honors. Brandon Mugg (285/11th/43-8) earned sixth place honors. Nick Leibold (172/12th/31-16) and Kaden Holm (215/12th/32-15 did not place.

PAYNESVILLE AREA BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs Peyton Hemmesch (189/11th/30-5) earned fourth place honors, Roman Roberg (114/9th/33-5) and Mason McNab (121/11th/27-7) did not place. 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors were defeated by the No. 2A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the quarterfinals 51-18. The Warriors defeated the Section 4A champion LeSeuer-Henderson 43-14 and they were defeated by Section 2A Champions and No. 6A ranked Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 34-13 in the consolation finals. The Warriors earned sixth place in the state duals. Kevin Dailey and Aaron Lake both went 3-0, Carter Ahrendt and Zach Hendrickson both went 2-1 and Eli Roiko went 1-1. The United earned one individual state medal: Eli Roiko (189/9th) with 30-8 season record, earned sixth place honors. Ryan Peterson (215/9th) with a 28-14 season record, Aaron Lake (127/12th) with a 32-7 season record, Zach Hendrickson (133/12th) with a 32-14 season record,  Zach Hendrickson (133/11th) with a 25-12 season record and Cooper Rife (114/10) with 25-20 season record didn’t place. 

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights earned two state tournament medals, Wiil Rustan (285/12) with a 43-7 season record,  earned second place honors and Owen Gruchow (127/9th) with a 42-9 season record,  earned sixth pace honors. Jeremy Blascyk (189/11th) ended his season with a 35-12 season record and Adam Lohse (145/12th) ended his season with a 35-14 season record. 

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Saints earned three state tournament medals, including state championship honors by Trey Gunderson (133/10th). He went an awesome 53-0 for his season record. Jett Olson (160/11) with a 41-18 season record earned fourth place honors. Aaron Jones (172/11) with a 36-1 earned sixth place honors. 

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves earned one state tournament medal by Tucker Zigan (152/12th) with a 44-4 season record earned fifth place honors. Mason Bruder (172/11th) with a 37-6 season record and Hunter Katterhagen (114/9th) with 35-9 season record didn’t place. 

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons earned one state tournament by Isaiah Renne (215/12th) with a 46-9 season record earned sixth place honors. Jevon Williams (160/12th) with a 31-2 season record and Edwyn Gonzalez (133/11th) with a 42-8 season record didn’t place. 

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders earned two state championships by Zach Remer (121/11th)  with a 48-1 season record and Donavan Schmid (127/12th) with 46-0 season record both earned state championship honors. 

OGILVIE LIONS

The Lions earned two state tournament medals, Dylan Smith (285/12th) with a 50-4 season record earned third place honors. Beau Hudoba (114/12th) with a 47-9 season record earned third place state honors. Deegan Birkaker (133/11th) with a 48-5 season record didn’t place.  

OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS

The Silverstreaks earned one state tournament medal by Jacob Taplin (139/12th) with a season record of 46-6 earned fourth place state honors. Gaven Cimbura (160/12th) with a 37-16 season record and Blake Fischer (107/9th) with a 36-16 season record didn’t place. 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs earned third place in the Class AA Dual State tournament, they defeated No. 6AA ranked Watertown-Mayer 31-28. In the Semifinals they were defeated by No. 1AA ranked Simley 43-23. The Bulldogs tied No. 3AA ranked Totino-Grace 30-30 to earn their hardware. The Bulldogs had four that went 3-0, Kaden Nicolas (139/145), Landen Kujawa (145/152), Drew May (152/160) and Owen Angell (189) and Boston Kuschel (107) and Bennett Kujawa (114/121) both went 2-1. The Bulldogs earned six state tournament medals, five of the six will be returning next season. Kaden Nicolas (139/11th/50-4) earned 1st Place state tournament honors, Bennett Kujawa (114/9th/50-6 and Landen Kujawa (145/11th/25-1) both earned third place honors. Drew May (152/12th/47-10) and Boston Kuschel (107/9th/48-8) both earned fifth place honors and Owen Angell (172/11th/34-9) earned sixth place honors. 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

(Section Coaches 2023/24) 

Simon Waltman Head Coach

Dwight Ballou Asst. Coach

The Flyers were defeated by the No. 1AA ranked Simley 46-18 and by No. 6AA ranked Watertown-Mayer 34-24. Joey Wilczek (139), Noah Cameron (145) and Ivan Petrich (215) all went 2-0, Seth Ramsdell (107) and Beau Robinson (160) both went 1-1. The Flyers earned two state medals, Ivan Petrich (215/11th/39/6) earned third place state honors and Cayden Neisen (121/7th/36-10) earned sixth place state honors. Joey Wilczek (139/12th/34-12), Hank LeClair (189/12th/31-9) and Noah Cameron (145/10th/33-13) did not place.  The Flyers will have three of their five state qualifiers returning next season.

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

Kurt Becker and Bill McDonald C0-Head Coaches

TJ Friederichs Asst. Coach

The Royals were defeated by Section 6AA champions and No. 5AA ranked Becker 31-28 in the state quarterfinals. They defeated Section 7AA champions  No. 11AA ranked Little Falls 34-24 in the consolation. They were defeated by the No. 3AA champions and No. 7AA ranked United 42-18 to earned fifth place in the state duals tournament. Joel Friederichs, Titan Friederichs, Kaleb Mead and Bryce Burkett all went 3-0, Jack Entiger went 2-1 and Kyler Burmeister went 2-0. The Royals earned three individual medals by: Titan Friederichs (121/10th/50-0) earned state championship honors. Bryce Burkett (172/11th/51-0) earned state championship honors. Joel Friederichs (114/10th/46-3) earned second place state honors. Jack Entinger (152/12th/36-12), Kaleb Mead (127/9th/39-6) and Sully Marx (107/9th/22-5) didn’t place. 

DAWSON-BOYD/LAC QUI PARLE/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

The United were defeated by the Section 1AA champions and No. 2AA ranked Kassen-Mantorville 24-35. The United defeated Section 8AA champions Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton the No. 9AA ranked 46-12 in the consolation dual. They were defeated by Section 2AA champions and No. 6AA ranked Watertown-Mayer 42-18. Eli Olson, Ben Gunlogson, Dan Gunlogson and Brady Rhode all went 3-0, Gavin Mortenson, Holland Schachever and Kameron Sather all went 2-1 and Zach DeBeer went 2-0. The United earned two individual state tournament medals by: Dan Gunlogson (139/12th/53-1) earned third place honors and Brady Rhode (285/12th/47-6) earned third place honors. Kameron Sather (145/10th/42-11) went 2-2 and didn’t place. Ben Gunlogson (127/10th/40-13) didn’t place and Eli Olson (107/10th/43-9) didn’t place. Zach DeBeer (215/12th/34-10) didn’t place. 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets earned one state tournament medal by Carson Gellerman (189/11th/36-7) earned third place honors. Cash Stortz (127/11th/44-4), Zach Smith (152/12th/23-13) and Charles Mikely (172/11th/34-17) didn’t place. 

PEQOUT LAKES/PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew earned one state tournament medal by Parker Zutter (127/10th/47-8) earned earned fourth place state honors. Riley Peters (285/12th/45-4) and Payton Scott (189/12th/39-13) didn’t place. 

NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS

The Wildcats earned one state state tournament medal by Brody Duke (172/12th) earned fourth place state honors. Everett Halverson (152/12th/2714) and Carson McCain (189/27-16) didn’t place. 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING 

The Lightning Casen Brumm (114/9th/37-7) and Nathan Klatt (285/11th/40-3) didn’t place. 

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS

The Lakers earned one state tournament individual medal by Raydon Graham (127/10th/25-12) earned fifth place state honors. Tony Baumann (139/11th/22-11) didn’t place. 

ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights had a very impressive tournament with three big wins to earn the state championship. They defeated the Section 8AAA champions and No. 12AAA ranked Willmar 42-14 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals the Knights defeated Section 6AAA champions and No. 6AAA ranked Shakopee 45-14. In the championship they defeated Section 4A champions and No. 1AAA ranked Mounds View 47-10. Lincoln Robideau, Brody Bergeron, Chase Mills, Landon Robideau, Jarrett Wadsen, Jed Wester and John Murphy all went 3-0. Ian Schultz went 2-1 and Noah Torgerson went 2-0. The Knights earned eight individual state tournament medals. Landon Robideau (152/11th/51-0), Jed Wester (172/12th/42-1) and John Murphy (189/10th/31-1) all earned state championships. Lincoln Robideau (114/8th/45-3) and Chase Mills (127/10th/43-6) both earned second place state honors. Jarrett Wadsen (160/11th/32-5) earned fourth place honors, Gavin Jackson (133/10th/35-15) and Noah Torgerson (215/12th/25-4 both earned fifth place state honors. Ian Schultz (139/12th/41-9), Brody Bergeron (121/9th/34-13) and Grant Bergeron (107/9th/25-4) didn’t place. 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals were defeated by the No. 2AAA ranked and Section 5 Champions Saint Michael-Albertville 42-11. In the consolation they defeated the Section 2AAA champions and No. 9AAA ranked Apple Valley 41-24. In the fifth place match they defeated the No. 5AAA ranked and Section 3AAA champions Hastings 35-27. Conlan Carlson, Cavin Carlson and Sulley Anez all went 3-0, Cameron Champagne and Ramero Trevino both went 2-1. The Cardinals earned two individual state medals by: Cavin Carlson (133/10th/48-5) earned third place state honors and Sulley Anez (145/11th/40-7) earned sixth place state honors. Conlan Carlson (139/11th/47-6), Steven Cruze (172/11th/37-11) went 2-2, Cameron Champagne (160/10th/33-16), Ivan Mares (127/12th/23-14) and Ramero Trevino (215/12th/24-13) didn’t place.

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks earned one individual state medal, by Parker Orvik (285/12th/47-7) he earned fourth place state honors. Nick Strand (145/10th/43-9), Alex Newby (152/11th/37-12), Brody Castonguay (113/12th/38-16), Gabe Morin (121/10th/47-7) and Gavin Osborn (127/11th/ 17-18 didn’t place. 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors earned one state individual medal by Easton Dircks (139/10th/47-5) earned sixth place honors.  Elijah Germann (152/12th/28-20), Ethan Kosloski (215/11th/33-15) and Shane Carlson (189/11th/37-4) did not place. 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets earned one state tournament individual medal, by Leo Edblad (114/12th/52-4) earned third place state honors. Maverick Henderson (152/12th/35-17) didn’t place.

ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks earned one state individual medal by Daunte Sasse-Doering (172/12th/47-5) earned sixth place state honors. 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds didn’t earned any individual state medals, Dan Ellingsberg (114/10th/38-11) went 2-2 but didn’t place. Lee Ellingsberg (160/12th/37-15) and Landon Rinke (107/7th/18-6) didn’t place. 

ST. CLOUD CRUSH

The Crush earned two state tournament medals by Jaxon Kenning (172/12th/24-2), he earned second place honors.   Sutton Kenning (189/10th/28-4) earned fifth place honors. Jack Hamak (121/10th/26-11) and Grady Doering (107/10th/18-21) did not place. The Crush will have three of their four state qualifiers return next season. Camryn Kenning (235/12th/8-0) earned the Girls championship honors for the Crush.

ROGER ROYALS

The Royals didn’t earn any medals, Grady Weinbrenner (127/10th/35-10) Cole Hamilton (172/12th/28-8) and Zach Kellogg (114/10th/30-12) didn’t place. 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison didn’t earn any medals, Ryan Babatz (285/11th/28-14) and Gabe Roehl (114/9th/28-7) did not place.