2021-2022 Class AA Section 2 Preview

MAT RATS SECTION 2AA PREVIEW 2021-2022

FAVORITES: NEW PRAGUE TROJANS and the SCOTT WEST TIGERS

DARK HORSES: WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS and the TRI CITY TITANS

NEW PRAGUE TROJANS
Head Coach: Dan Wagner
Wright County Conference: 4-0
Overall: 23-4

The Trojans defeated Prior Lake in their first round Section 2AAA dual 42-25 and they were defeated in the semifinals by Shakopee 42-21. The Trojans did graduate four seniors last spring, including a pair of Super Section place winners of which earned a state championship. They will be returning ten with a wide range of experience. This includes six with twenty plus wins, four state medalists, including a pair of state champions. Look for the Trojans to challenge for Section 2AA duals honors. They should make a strong challenge to defend their conference honors. If they stay healthy they could make a challenge for some state dual tourney hardware. Their key leaders should include: Koy Buesgens, Colton Bornholdt, Joey Novak, Evan Anderson, Brady Westall and Evan Farley.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Koy Buesgens 11th 34-1 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Colton Bornholdt 11th 34-3 Top 2/2nd/3rd State/AC
Joey Novak 11th 33-2 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Evan Anderson 12th 25-8 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Brady Westall 10th 23-11 Top 2/4th
Evan Farley 11th 21-7 Top 5
Luke Dorweiler 12th 14-14 Top 5
Frank Gusin 11th 7-15 Top 4
Lawson Eller 9th 7-10 Top 5
Brady Gregory 10th 4-9

GRADUATES:
Nick Novak 33-1 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC (169-11 Career)
Jacob Vaughn 19-15 Top 4/4th (51-42 Career)
Carson Bittner 9-18
Drew Otteson 1-7

SCOTT WEST TIGERS
Head Coach Jerold Stauffacher
Minnesota River Conference:
Overall:

The Tigers defeated Waseca in their first round section 2AA dual 54-15 and St. Peter 39-27 in the semifinals. They were defeated by Tri City 40-25 in the championship. The Tigers did graduate a pair of seniors last spring, they will have twelve returning with a wide range of experience. This includes five with eighteen wins over more, nine were section place winner, five super section place winners. They will have one state medalist back, look for this team to make a strong challenge for a top four spot in what should be a good section 2AA dual meet campaign. They should challenge their dual meet marks from last season and defend this conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Matt Randolph, Zach Tracy, Troy Pumper, Landon Church and Leo Giehmann.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Matt Randolph 10th 32-3 Top 2/1st/2nd State
Zach Tracy 12th 31-4 Top 2/3rd
Troy Pumper 12th 26-6 Top 2/4th
Landon Church 11th 24-8 Top 2/5th
Leo Giehmann 10th 18-13
Carson Schoenbauer 10th 10-12 Top 2
Ashton Holbrook 12th 10-12 Top 4/4th
Dylan Thomas 9th 7-7 Top 4
Hunter Hoen 11th 6-4
Hunter Lilleskov 11th 3-6 Top 5
Tristan Holbrook 9th 4-5
Isaac Williams 8th 3-5 Top 4

GRADUATES:
Luke Fogarty 23-8 Top 4/3rd
Jack Wiese 14-11 Top 5

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS
Co-Head Coaches: Kurt Becker/Bill McDonald
Wright County Conference: 4-2
Overall: 23-8

The Royals defeated Mankato West in their first round Section 2AA dual 64-14. They were defeated by Tri City 36-24 in the semifinals, they did graduate a state champion. They will have back eighteen with a great deal of experience, including twelve section place winners and six super section place winner. They all earned double figure wins, look for them to have a very balanced team. They should make a strong challenge for a top four in the section 2AA dual meet campaign. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season and possibly make a challenge for conference honors. Their key leaders should include: Bryce Burnett, Tanner Burmeister, Ashton Congdon, Jackson Drahos, Hunter Stein and Jonah Hamberger.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Bryce Burnett 9th 37-6 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Tanner Burmeister 12th 30-9 Top 4/3rd/
Ashton Congdon 12th 29-6 Top 4/3rd
Jackson Drahos 12th 24-13 Top 4/4th
Hunter Stein 12th 22-14 Top 4/4th
Jonah Hamberger 11th 20-12 Top 4
Eli Hamberger 10th 15-17 Top 5
Jaden Palmer 11th 15-15 Top 5
Patrick Duske 11th 13-10
Dylan Sylte 12th 12-6 Top 5
Aaron Bury 12th 11-13 Top 5
Jonah Blakstad 12th 11-18 Top 4/5th
Jason Fenske 11th 10-4 Top 5
Steven Duske              11th            4-8
Parker Jackson            9th              9-8
Jack Entinger              10th             2-5
Aaron Olson                11th            2-1
Nick Anderstrom           11th            0-2
Cole  Lange                 12th            1-0

GRADUATES:
Austin Gabbert 12th 38-2 Top 2/2nd/1st State/AC (154-34 Career)
Andrew Quast                     12th           3-2
Derrick Dreier                  12th         0-4

TRI-CITY TITANS
C0Head Coaches: Shawn Timmerman/Paul Norgren
Minnesota River Conference: 3-0 Champion
Overall: 21-8

The United defeated Hutchinson in their first round section 2AA duals 42-25 and in the semifinals they defeated Watertown-Mayer 36-24, they defeated Scott West In the super section they were defeated by Fairmont/Martin County West 39-28. They did graduate two very good seniors last spring, including a state medal winner. They will have back ten with a great deal of experience, nine with twelve wins or more. Five super section place winners and one state medalist. The United should make a challenge for one of those top four spots in what should be a good section 2AA dual meet campaign. Look for them to challenge their dual meet marks from last season and for conference honors. The key leaders should include Chris Johnson, Caden O’Malley, Ayden Bolma, Caleb Whipps, Marco Reyers and Cole Franek.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Chris Johnson 11th 30-11 Top 2/2nd/6th State/AC
Caden O’Malley 11th 27-10 Top 2/4th/AC
Ayden Bolma 9th 25-11 Top 2/4th/AC
Caleb Whipps 12th 20-8 Injured
Marco Reyers 11th 22-15 Top 4/4th/AC
Cole Franek 11th 19-16 Top 5/AC
Carter O’Malley 12th 17-8 AC
Brant Lemieux 11th 15-19 Top 5
Zach Balma 11th 14-18 Top 4/5th
Robert Bastyr 12th 12-10
Riley Skluzacek 12th 12-10
Tegan Determan 11th 9-11 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Riley Malley 33-6 Top 2/1st/5th State/AC
Brody Rud 25-11 Top 2/2nd/AC

ST. PETER SAINTS
Head Coach: Keith Hanson
Big South: 5-4
Overall: 22-10

The Saints graduated three seniors last spring, including a pair of Super Section place winners. They will have eleven back with a wide range of experience, including seven with nineteen or more wins and seven section place winners. This team could challenge for one of those top four spots in what should be a good section dual meet campaign. The Saints should challenge their dual meet marks from last season and possibly move in the their conference standings. Their key leaders should include: Kole Guth, Cole Filand, Brogan Hanson, Harold Born, Nakiye Mercado and Leighton Robb.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Kole Guth 12th 32-9 Top 2/4th/AC
Cole Filand 10th 27-12 Top 5/AC
Brogan Hanson 12th 27-10 Top 5/AC
Harold Born 11th 26-12 Top 4/5th
Nakiye Mercado 10th 23-14
Leighton Robb 10th 23-14 Top 5/AC
Evan Walter 9th 19-21 Top 4
Charlie Born 9th 13-24 Top 5
Connor Travaelle 12th 10-22
Ozzie Hildags 12th 6-23
Deontae Torres 8th 4-27

GRADUATES:
Nathan Pettis 24-16 Top 4/4th
Noah Hunt 22-13 Top 4/5th/AC
Nathan Fogal 18-18 Top 5

DELANO TIGERS
Head Coach: Jeff Olson
Wright County Conference: 2-2
Overall: 13-16

The Tigers graduated six seniors last spring, including three super section place winners. If they stay healthy and can fill in with junior varsity they could challenge those dual marks from last season. Look for steady improvement thru out the season. Their top leader should include: Clete Scherer, Cael Olson and Saul Streacheh.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Clete Scherer 12th 35-2 Top 2/1st/5th State/AC
Cael Olson 10th 28-8 Top 2/3rd
Saul Streacheh 12th 12-15 Top 4
Landon Hinchcliff 10th 10-18
Jadin Vebruba 12th 7-25
Chase McClay 12th 5-3

GRADUATES:
Carson Tschudi 25-2 Top 2/5th/AC (173-41 Career)
Wally Scherer 24-11 Top 4/5th/AC (53-36 Career)
Aiden Quast 18-8 Top 4/5th (41-42 Career)
Dylan McIntire 13-12
Joe Taylor 3-8
Ryan Rasmussen 10-20
David Boecker 2-21
Easton Beniek 10-16
Max Harder 6-14

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKER PANTHERS
Head Coach: Lance Wurm
Wright County Conference: 1-4
Overall: 9-17

The Panthers graduated two last spring, including a pair of super section place winners. They will have back seven with a wide range of experience, including four section place winners and two super section place winners. Look for them to make steady strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. The key leaders should include: Keegan Lemke, Jace Cacka, Carter Ruschmeier and Aaron Higgins.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Keegan Lemke 12th 26-8 Top 2/2nd
Jace Cacka 11th 20-8 Top 5
Carter Ruschmeier 12th 15-7 Top 2/2nd
Aaron Higgins 11th 13-13
Dylan Bargmann 8th 10-12 Top 5
Kyle Hagen 12th 8-20
Logan Lambrecht 11th 1-6

GRADUATES:
Zachary Voelz 26-6 Top 4/5th/AC
Carter Ziegler 22-9 Top 4/5th

MANKATO EAST COUGARS
Head Coach: Jon Dierks
Big Nine Conference: 5-5
Overall: 16-12

The Cougars did graduate three seniors last spring, including three Section place winners. They will have twelve that will be returning with a wide range of experience. This include six with double figure wins and three section place winners. They could challenge those dual meet marks from last season if they stay healthy and they can fill in with some junior varsity. Their key leaders should include: Nate Drumm, Brain, Thileges, Cael Willaert, Luke Scholtes and Brady Hoffner.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Nate Drumm 12th 21-13 Top 2
Brian Thilges 11th 22-12
Cael Willaert 11th 21-12
Luke Scholtes 10th 18-14 Top 5
Brady Hoffner 12th 15-16 Top 5
Jackson Buboltz 8th 11-14
Elliot Betz 10th 9-19
Easton Stangle 11th 9-17
Ben Glogowski 11th 7-22
Ladye Orrie 11th 6-20
Jackson Stensrud 8th 3-3

GRADUATES:
Rieley Flemming 34-5 Top 4/3rd (78-47 Career)
Braeden Hendel 33-7 Top 2/3rd (142-68 Career)
Spencer Ruedy 27-11 Top 4/3rd (115-54 Career)

MOUND WESTONKA WHITE HAWKS
Head Coach Todd Munsterteiger
Wright County Conference: 1-4
Overall: 17-9

The White Hawks did graduate four seniors last spring and all were section place winners. They will have back ten with a wide range of experience, of which five were section place winners and one state champion. If they can fill in some junior varsity wresters and they stay healthy they could possibly challenge those dual meet numbers from last season. The key leaders should include: Jack Nelson, Cole Munsterteiger, Sam Dioszeghy, Nolan Shaw and Marquire Musselman.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jack Nelson 10th 34-0 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC
Sam Dioszeghy 10th 22-8
Cole Munsterteiger 9th 23-8 Top 5
Nolan Shaw 12th 11-17 Top 5
Maquire Musselman 11th 10-19 Top 4
Roo Wheeler 11th 8-9
Ryan Butler 12th 9-3
John Serman 9th 7-5 Top 5
Luke Rodeluis 11th 6-4
Dylan Helman 12th 4-6
Carter Nelson 12th 4-6

GRADUATES:
Lance Munsterteiger 22-10 Top 2 (92-45 Career)
Shawn McNatt 16-15 Top 4 (26-35 Career)
Tom Seemann 17-18 Top 4
Owen Rostis 12-14
Devon Wilson-Noetke 7-12 Top 4

ORONO SPARTANS
Head Coach: Joe McPherson
Wright County Conference: 0-5
Overall: 9-18

The Spartans did graduate very good seniors last spring, including five super section place winners. That is a huge loss, they will have back five with a lot of experience. They are a pretty young overall, but look for this crew to make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they stay healthy and can fill in with junior varsity they should challenge those dual meet marks from last and move up in the conference. The key leaders leaders should include: Mason Pankonin, Oliver Stevenson and Eli McKown.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Mason Pankonin 10th 20-13 Top 2/5th
Oliver Stevenson 11th 19-12 Top 4
Eli McKown 12th 15-16 Top 4
Sam Schmid 10th 5-14 Top 4
Jack Eugster 10th 3-22

GRADUATES:
David Wilfert 23-6 Top 2/1st/AC
Blake Ament 19-16 Top 2/4th
Shea Albrecht 17-18 Top2/4th
Noah Arneson 16-7 Top 2/2nd
Johnny Harstad 14-13 Top 2
Matt Jandl 10-9 Top 4/5th

MANKATO WEST SCARLETS
Head Coach: Lee Burg
Big Nine Conference: 4-6
Overall: 8-21

The Scarlets did not have anyone graduate and they will have six returning with a wide range of experience. This includes four with double figure wins and two state medalists. If they can fill in with some junior varsity, they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season.Their key leaders should include: Damian Riewe, Gannon Rosenfeld and Brody Koberoski.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Damian Riewe 11th 34-8 Top 4/1st/5th State/AC
Gannon Rosenfeld 12th 32-3 Top 2/1st/3rd State
Brody Koberoski 10th 18-19 Top 5/AC
Trenton Fountaine 11th 16-13 AC
Caden Trubenbach 9th 12-20
Schafer Ehmke 10th 13-17
Stihl Koberoski 8th 8-18
Kaden Valimont 11th 7-17
James Engelen 8th 1-11
Anthony Enrico 11th 2-2
Noah Vonberge 11th 3-18
Evan Wiebers 10th 4-9
Robert Wicks 9th 4-11

Joshua Allen 12th 10-17
Evan Ehmke 12th 7-9
Lander McMichael 12th 4-18
Buck Wiebers 12th 3-15
Isaac Murray 12th  2-6

ROCKFORD ROCKETS
Head Coach: Paul Starika
Wright County Conference: 0-5
Overall: 3-15

The Rockets had one graduate last spring, they will have ten returning with a wide range of experience. This young team should continue to make steady improvement thru out the season. They should improve on the their dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should included: Brain Schloeder, Avery Gordes, Bradly Graunke and Patrick Andry.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Brian Schloeder 10th 11-6
Avery Gordee 12th 10-14
Bradley Graunke 8th 10-11
Patrick Andry 11th 10-10
Tristan Faber 9th 8-11
Simon Morgan 8th 7-7
Ethan Scarbrough 11th 6-15
Harrison Brun 10th 6-13
Hunter Hannegrefs 10th 4-13
Chase Evans 10th 4-9

GRADUATES:
Joey Ryan 8-14

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