CLASS AA PREVIEW
By Roger Mischke
MAT RATS PREVIEW (2023-2024)
FAVORITES: DAWSON-BOYD- LAC QUI PARLE–MONTEVIDEO UNITED and the MARSHALL TIGERS
DARK HORSES: HUTCHINSON-BUFFALO LAKE-HECTOR TIGERS and the NEW ULM AREA EAGLES
DAWSON-BOYD-LAC QUI PARLE MONTEVIDEO UNITED
Head Coach: HANK IRELAND
West Central Conference: 8-0
Overall Duals: 30-2 (5th PLACE STATE)
The United will have eight section place winners back, including five state qualifiers, of which two earned state medals. They will have ten with a wide range of experience also returning too. The United did graduate four last spring, including three section place winners, two qualifiers and one medalist. They could make a challenge to their very good duals marks and to defend the conference honors. They should make a very strong challenge to defend the section dual championship and possibly more state honors.
Ben Gunlogson 10th 46-3 2nd Sec./3rd State/AC
Brady Rhode 12th 41-9 1st Sec./4th State/AC
Dan Gunlogson 12th 38-7 1st Sec.AC
Kameron Sather 9th 27-10 4th Sec.
Parker Bothun 12th 32-15 2nd Sec.
Zach DeBeer 12th 29-10 4th Sec.
Holland Schacherer 10th 29-8 5th Sec.
Mason Pederson 12th 16-26
Eli Olson 10th 15-11
Bentleigh Bothun 10th 13-8
Landon Olson 12th 9-3
Noah Meyer 11th 6-14 6th Sec.
Adrian Norman 12th 6-24
Gavin Mortenson 9th 3-5
Tygan Long 11th 2-4
Nelson Velasquez 10th 2-6
Gabe Loury 10th 1-10
Bryan Rhode 10th 1-4
Zander Clausen 42-9 2nd Sec./6th State/AC (154-56 Career)
Holt Larson 38-4 1st Sec./AC (76-39 Career)
Ethan Moravetz 32-10 6th Sec./AC (76-39 Career)
Mason McDougal 8-6
Head Coach: Todd Card
Wright County Conference: 7-2
Overall Duals: 18-6
The Tigers will have five section place winners returning, including four state qualifiers, of which one earned a state medal. They will have nine with a wide range of experience returning. They did graduate eight last spring, including six section place winners and two state qualifiers, of which one earned a medal. Look for this young team to possibly challenge those dual meet marks from last season. They should make a challenge for a top four spot in what should be a very good section dual meet campaign.
Logan Schwanz 11th 41-9 1st Sec./3rd State/AC
Luke Hoag 11th 42-9 1st Sec./AC
Raydon Bipes 11th 32-17 2nd Sec.
Max Martin 11th 29-11 1st Sec.
Evan Pierce 11th 29-20 6th Sec.
Cody Tews 12th 19-22
Judah Perrault 8th 8-20
Logan Egge 11th 5-12
Peter Stancek 11th 3-11
Gabbi Van Berge 9th 3-5
Larkun Kurth 11th 2-7
Conner Kurth 11th 1-8
Mark Reasbeck 11th 1-7
Donavan Johnson 9th 1-1
Hayden VanderVoort 44-3 1st Sec./2nd State/AC (152 Career Wins)
Jay Rickertsen 31-17 3rd Sec. (75 Career Wins)
Brady Anderson 31-13 3rd Sec. (81 Career Wins)
Treyton Card 24-9“ 2nd Sec./AC (116 Career Wins)
Riley Carrigan 18-25 6th Sec.
Micheal Hahn 16-11 3rd Sec.
Eddie Tristan 14-14
Cameron Mielke 2-0
Head Coach: Ethan Hoppe
Big South Conference: 9-1 (3AA Runner Up)
Overall Duals: 19-4
The Tigers will have eleven section place winners returning, including two state qualifiers, of which two earned state medals. The Tigers have six back with a lot of experience and no one graduated last spring. Look for the Tigers to make a strong challenge to their dual meet marks from season and to make a challenge to defend or possibly win the conference. The Tigers should make a strong challenge for possible section dual honors, in what should be a very balanced section.
Dylan Louwagie 12th 47-3 1st Sec./2nd State/AC
Tate Condezo 12th 46-11 2nd Sec./5th State/AC
Landon Marthaler 11th 38-12 3rd Sec./AC
Tucker Fiene 12th 32-18 2nd Sec./AC
Drew Chandler 11th 30-15 4th Sec.
Aidan Mattison 11th 30-20 5th Sec./AC
Gavin Schaefer 11th 29-19 3rd Sec./AC
Brayden Chandler 9th 22-12 5th Sec.
Mathew Her 12th 21-16 3rd Sec.
Lukas Stetter 12th Injured (21-21 2 years ago)
Dawson DeCamp 10th 18-5
Andrew Cowden 12th 12-27
Collin Klenken 12th 11-13
A. J. Haas 12th 8-12
Sam Deutz 10th 5-24
NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS
Head Coach: Joey Brown
Wright County Conference: 4-4
Overall Duals: 13-8
The Wildcats will return eight section place winners, including one state qualifier. They will have five also returning with a great deal of experience and just one graduated last spring. Look for this overall young team to make a strong challenge to their over dual marks. Look for them to possibly move up in the WCC standings. If this young teams stays healthy and spread out in their weights they should make a strong challenge for a top four stop in what should be a very balanced section dual meet campaign.
Isaiah Nelson 11th 39-10 2nd Sec.
Holton Hanson 12th 32-17 4th Sec.
Caleb Nelson 9th 30-18 4th Sec.
Andrew Sandau 10th 30–18
Adam Sandau 10th 26-19 4th Sec.
Everett Halvorson 12th 20-13 3rd Sec.
Brody Duke 12th 18-10 4th Sec.
Carson McCain 12th 16-13 3rd Sec.
Carson Nelson 11th 14-14 6th Sec.
Payton Meis 10th 9-21
Brock Buffington 11th 7-12
Lucas Swensen 12th 4-7
Alex Meis 10th 3-9
Reid Holmquist 11-9
NEW ULM AREA EAGLES
Head Coach: Kevin Briggs
Big South Conference: 6-3
Overall Duals: 18-10
The Eagles will return eight section place winners, including two state qualifiers, of which one earned a state medal. They will have twelve back with a wide range of experience and just three that graduated. Look for this young team to challenge those dual meet marks from last season. They should also challenge their conference duals marks. The Eagles if they stay healthy and spread out in the weights should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in what should be a balanced section dual meet campaign.
Evan Thompson 12th 46-7 2nd Sec./6th State/AC
Winsten Niehhaus 12th 33-9 AC
Kane Johnson 9th 36-11 5th Sec./AC
Ty Frederick 12th 28-21 2nd Sec.
Wyatt Pollard 11th 28-20 6th Sec.
Elijah Rieser 10th 27-17 6th Sec.
Alex Portner 9th 26-19 4th Sec.
Jamisen Frederickson 11th 23-13
FAIRMONT (MCW) RED BULLS
Head Coach: Adam Williamson
Big South Conference: 4-1 (East Division)
Overall Duals: 14-3
The Red Bulls will have back five section place winners and three others with experience. They did graduate eight last a spring, including five section place winners, including thee state qualifiers, of which one earned a state medal. This young team should make strides of improvement thru out the season if they stay healthy and spread out in their weights.
Pierce Rohman 9th 35-13 3rd Sec./AC
Maddox Faber 9th 33-15 5th Sec./AC
Taylor Austin 12th 31-9 5th Sec./AC
Berent Koslab 11th 20-17 6th Sec.
Rylan Culter 12th 17-5 3rd Sec.
Colby Schwichtenberg 12th 35-13 3rd Sec.
Kaedin Lange 8th 4-9
David Miller 10th 2-9
Carver Rohman 42-2 1st Sec./AC (116-23 Career)
Max Olson 38-8 1st Sec./5th State/AC
Aden Welcome 37-6 1st Sec./AC (108-24 Career)
Gage Cyphers 28-13 5th Sec./AC (71-46 Career)
Riley Cole24-143rd Sec.
Josiah Brakenhoff 9-22
Wyatt Williamson Injured (136-34 Career)
Cooper Steuber Injured (77-44 Career)
MORRIS AREA (MAHACA) TIGERS
Head Coach: Kyle Rose
West Central Conference: 3-2
Overall Duals: 9-14
The Tigers will have back four section place winners, including one state medalist. They will have three back with some experience, they did graduate six last spring, including four state qualifiers, of which two earned state medals. They could challenge those dual marks from last season, if they stay healthy and spread out in their weights.
Grayson Gibson 10th 34-16 2nd Sec./6th State
Andrew Marty 11th 24-23 4th Sec.
Javon Johnson 11th 18-15 5th Sec.
Jarret Payne 8th 11-18
Beau Haugen 8th 9-21
Davin Rose 51-2 1st Sec./3rd State
Hunter Gibson 43-7 1st Sec.
Brad Marty 34-15 2nd Sec.
Caden Rose 25-11 2nd Sec./6th State
Tyce Anderson 13-12
Dain Schroeder 9-9
REDWOOD VALLEY CARDINALS
Head Coach: Paul Carlson
Big South Conference: 1-7
Overall Duals: 5-17
The Cardinals will have two section place winners returning, and eleven with experience. They did graduate five last spring, including one section place winner. Look for his young team to challenge those dual marks from last season in both overall duals and possibly in the conference.
Griffin Evans 11th 24-17 4th Sec.
Lucas Fuhr 9th 23-12 3rd Sec.
Axel Uhlenkamp 10th 14-21
Zac Guggisburg 11th 13-21
Jamen Hennan 12th 8-13
Max Fuhr 12th 7-12
Tucker Amberg 11th 6-18
Jordan Matson 11th 5-9
Max Dillon 10th 4-8
Andres Vetsouvahn 12th 3-26
Casen Meyers 8th 3-4
Jordan Katherman 11th 1-5
Lincoln Ourada 17-18 5th Sec.
WINDOM MOUNTAIN LAKE EAGLES
Head Coach: Nick Kulset
Conference Duals: 3-8
Overall Duals: 13-17
The Eagles will have back three section place winners, including one state qualifier, of which he earned a state medal. They will return six with experience and they graduated just two last spring. Look for this young team to challenge those dual meet marks from last season.
Tucker Renquist 12th 21-12
Noah Holmberg 11th 18-24 6th Sec.
Matthew Voehl 10th 17-18
Aiden Holmberg 10th 16-21 6th Sec.
Kameron Koemer 10th 10-21
Eagan Maras 10th 9-19
Graycen Hansen 10th 6-29
John Bergman 11th 2-14
Jared Hunter 28-14
Montgomery Bjorklund 13-21
Head Coach: Kirt Felt
Conference Duals: 3-3
Overall Duals: 8-14
The Trojans will have one section place winner returning and six others with experience. They did graduate six last spring, including three section place winners. Look for this young Trojan team to possibly challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Look for steady improvement from the Trojans thru out the season.
Dalton Larson 10th 18-13
Alex Galvez 11th 16-11 6th Sec.
Chase Byrne 11th 15-15
Saul Salvez 9th 15-20
Levi Hennings 11th 8-22
Josiah Banegas 11th 3-4
Danny Banegas 10th 2-4
Ethan Meyer 23-7 5th Sec.
Oscar Salvez 21-6 4th Sec.
Mason Schultz 17-13 5th Sec.
Miat Htoo 15-16
Evan Neuberger 12-13
Kasey Gerhard 12-17