2021-2022 Class AA Section 8 Preview

FAVORITES: PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD CREW and the THEIF RIVER FALLS PROWLERS

DARK HORSES: DETROIT LAKES LAKERS and the PERHAM YELLOWJACKETS

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD CREW
Head Coach: Travis Hoffarth
Mid-State Conference: 4-1
Overall: 29-4

The Road Crew did graduate one senior last spring, they will have back seventeen with a wide range of varsity experience. They set a school record for dual meet wins last season with 29 huge wins. They did defeat Fergus Falls in their first section 8AA dual 81-0 and Detroit Lakes in the semifinals 37-27. The Road Crew defeated the Lakers of Detroit Lakes 43-25 for the Section 8AA championship. They were defeated by Princeton for the super section championship. Look for the Road Crew to make a very strong challenge to defend their Section 8AA dual title and challenge for one of those top four spots in the state dual meet campaign. They should make a big challenge to defend their conference honors. They have eleven section place winners and six super section place winners returning and one state medal winner. They have nine back with 21 wins or more. Their key leaders should include: Conner Tulenchik, Owen Carlson, Parker Zutter, Easton Miller, Corbin Knapp, Riley Peters, Max Trumpold, Finnegan O’Dell and Caleb Ruhl.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Conner Tulenchik 12th 40-2 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Owen Carlson 12th 37-4 Top 2/1st/AC
Parker Zutter 8th 33-7 Top 4/5th/AC
Easton Miller 11th 28-13 Top 2/3rd/AC
Corbin Knapp 11th 29-10 Top 4/5th/AC
Riley Peters 10th 26-11 Top 2/5th
Max Trumpold 11th 21-12
Finnegan O’Dell 12th 21-16 Top 5
Caleb Ruhl 12th 21-11 Top 5
Korey Kingen 12th 17-16 Top 4
Chance Abraham 10th 17-16 Top 4
Trey Tuchtenhagen 11th 12-9 Top 5
Karsen Kinen 12th 11-11
Peyton Scott 10th 8-7
Matthew Foster 11th 7-5
Sean Kilpatrick 10th 6-3
Earl Schockman 9th 4-2

GRADUATE:
Logan Carlson 2-0 (11-12 Career)

THEIF RIVER FALLS PROWLERS
Head Coach: Kenny Geiser
Conference Duals: 3-0
Overall Duals: 22-10

The Prowlers defeated Sauk Centre/Melrose in their first round of the Section 8AA duals and in the semifinals they defeated their rivals the Perham Yellowjackets 37-30. They were defeated in the section 8AA dual championship by Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 43-25. They did graduate three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. They will have back thirteen plus with varsity experience, including nine Section place winners, five super section place winners and three state medal winners, including a state champion. They have back ten with double figure wins, including five with twenty wins or more. Look for the Prowlers to make a very strong challenge for section dual meet honors. They should make steady improvement during the course of the year. They should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Look for their key leaders to be: Brady Kasprick, Griffin Lundeen, Cody Wienen, Jolson Sargent, Kale Geiser and Keigan Hermanson.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Brady Kasprick 12th 37-1 Top 2/1st/1st State
Griffin Lundeen 10th 37-5 Top 2/2nd/5th State
Cody Wienen 12th 34-7 Top 2/1st/4th State
Jolson Sargent 12th 27-8 Top 5
Kale Geiser 11th 27-14 Top 4/4th
Keigan Hermanson 8th 15-11 Top 5
Noah Jacobson 9th 15-20 Top 4/5th
Damon Ferguson
Paul Dehate
Magnell
Oscar Duden
Ethan Lane 10th 14-19
Collin Bruggeman 12th 13-13 Top 4
Nick Svir 10th 13-20 Top 4
Anthony Peralta 9th 8-24
Carter Engebretson 11th 4-4
Maverick Iverson 9th 3-7

GRADUATES:
Mason Iverson 33-8 Top 2/1st/4th State (130-57 Career)
Brandon Zuniga 31-10 Top 4/4th (95-55 Career)
Dakota Pellman 10-20

DETROIT LAKES LAKERS
Head Coach: Rob Ullyott
Mid-State Duals: 3-1
Overall: 20-4

The Lakers defeated Alexandria 48-21 in their first round of the Section 8AA duals. They were defeated in the semifinals by Pequot Lakes/Pine River/Backus 37-27. They graduated ten, including a pair that sat out last season with injuries. Four super section placers and a pair of state place winners, that is a huge loss. They will have a lot coming back however with a wide range of experience. They will have back six section place winners, four super section place winner and a state qualifier from two years ago, that sat out due to injury last year. The Lakers should make a strong challenge for one of those top four spots in what should be a very good section dual meet campaign. They should also challenge for conference honors. They will make strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. They should challenge those dual marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Cade Jackson, Brady Swiers, Tyson Ullyott, Cade Okeson, Jeffry Mason and Cole Weber.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Cade Jackson 11th 27-4 Top 2/3rd/AC
Brady Swiers 12th 24-4 Top 2/5th/AC
Tyson Ullyott 11th 21-5 Top 4/Injured/AC
Cade Okeson 11th Injured (State qualifier 2019)
Jeffrey Mason 11th 16-8
Cole Weber 12th 11-2 Top 2/5th
Leroy LaCross 11th 8-11
Henry Lee 11th 7-4 Top 5
Clint Andreason 12th 2-3
Cale Abraham 11th 4-3
Jared Ohm 9th 4-11
Izaiah Vargas 9th 5-17
Andy Bartness 11th 2-9
Jacob Ehnert 12th 4-3 Top 4/4th

GRADUATES:
Brody Ullyott 29-4 Top 2/2nd/4th State/AC (156-55 Career)
Blaine Henderson 30-3 Top 2/2n/4th State/AC (129-60 Career)
Andreas Barnett 25-3 Top 2/3rd/AC (73-24 Career)
Thad Schlauderoff 20-9 Top 4/4th (49-31 Career)
Garret Nelson 15-8 Injured (40-48 Career)
Carson Wold 12-6 (41-21 Career)
Hunter Jorgenson 5-8 Top 5 (7-11 Career)
Andrew Annette Injured (46-55 Career)
Nolan Mann Injured (28-27 Career)
Michael Friendshuh 2-1 (4-7 Career

PERHAM YELLOWJACKETS
Head Coach: David Vetsch
Heart O’Lakes Conference:
Overall:

The Yellowjackets defeated Dilworth-Glendon-Felton in their first round of section 8AA duals 40-22. They were defeated by their rivals the Thief River Falls Prowlers 37-30. They graduated three seniors last spring, including a pair of super section placers, of which one was a state medal winner. they will have eleven back with a wide range of experience, including five section place winners, four super section place winners and a state medal winner. They will have five back with double figure wins. Look for the Yellowjackets to fill with some of their junior varsity, they should make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in this section dual meet campaign. They will make a challenge to defend their conference honors. Their key leaders should be Brian Ramos, Chandler Mickelson, Gordon Engert and Blake Lorentz.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Brian Ramos 12th 29-5 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC
Chandler Mickelson 10th 29-9 Top 2/2nd
Gordon Engert 12th 17-8 Top 4/3rd
Blake Lorentz 12th 15-7 Top 4/5th
Hudson Hackel 10th 11-18
Kaden Feldt 11th 9-15 Top 5
Levi Kruzel 10th 9-12
Johnny Ramos 8th 7-19
Jacob McCleary 12th 6-20
Carson Bye 10th 5-22
Jaxon Vestch 10th 2-9

GRADUATES:
Jack Fudge 31-4 Top 2/2nd/3rd State/AC
Garett Covington 18-12 Top 4/5th
Ethan Pantaja 1-7

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS
Head Coach: Aldon Struden
Central Lakes Conference: 5-9
Overall: 15-17

The Cardinals were defeated in their first round of the Section 8AA duals by Detroit Lakes 48-21. They did graduate three very good seniors last spring, two of them suffered injuries at the end of the season. This is a big loss, but they will have fourteen back with a wide range of experience, including five section place winners and two super section place winners, of which one earned a state tourney medal. The Cardinals should continue to make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should challenge those dual marks from last season and likely move up in the conference standings. Their key leaders should include: Blaze Nelson, Mason McGrane, Kelly Johnson, Mason Teaser and Cole Vatnsdal.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Blaze Nelson 11th 32-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Mason McGrane 9th 30-10 Top 2/2nd/5th State/AC
Kelly Johnson 11th 25-10 Top 4/AC
Mason Teaser 12th 25-14 Top 4/AC
Cole Vatnsdal 11th 15-8
Gavyn Fernholz 11th 13-21
Brenden Bryce 8th 12-21
Luke Maanum 9th 8-24 Top 5
Cody Vatnsdal 11th 8-6
Isaac Saffert 11h 7-9
David Rauscher 11th 4-18
Jackson Saffert 9th 3-6
Miles Skillings 10th 3-10
Hunter Myers 9th 2-5

GRADUATES:
JP Rodel 26-8 Top 5/Injured/AC (76-49 Career)
Tate Runge 24-14 Top 2/5th/AC (71-71 Career)
AJ Sparr 19-16 Injured (105-71 Career)

ALBANY HUSKIES
Head Coach: Alex Evan
Granite Ridge Conference: 4-2
Overall: 10-14

The Huskies won by forfeit in their first round of the Section 6AA duals of Annandale/Maple Lake. They were defeated by Dassel Cokato/Litchfield 70-6 in the semifinals. They graduated three seniors last spring, including a pair of section place winners. They will have ten back with experience, including nine section place winners and three super section place winners. They will returning eight with double figure wins. So look for improvement from the Huskies, they should challenge those dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Petyon Krumrei, Owen Carlson Jacob Adrian, Hunter Tate, Jimmy Carlisle and Devin Hansen.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Petyon Krumrei 12th 22-10 Top 4/3rd/AC
Owen Carlson 10th 20-12 Top 4/4th
Jacob Adrian 12th 18-9 Top 4/5th
Hunter Tate 12th 13-8 Top 5//AC
Jimmy Carlisle 10th 13-13 Top 5/AC
Devin Hansen 11th 12-9 Top 4
DeClan Crumley 12th 12-15 Top 5
Joseph Schmitt 10th 10-16 Top 5
William Mergen 11th 7-8 Top 4
Ean Hansen 9th 2-15

GRADUATES:
Tate Hoffarth 19-10 Top 4/AC
Connor Winkels 5-10 Top 5
David Bushman 3-8

DILWORTH-GLYNDON-FELTON REBELS
Head Coach: Davis Korean
Heart O’Lakes Conference:
Overall:

The Rebels were defeated in their first round of the section 8AA duals by Perham 40-22. They did graduate five last spring, included four section place winners. Look for the Rebels to continue to make improvements thru out the season. They will have back nine with a wide range of experience, including five section place winners. Their key leaders should include TJ Fuller, Roy Rude and Brenden Bryce.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
TJ Fuller 8th 16-9 Top 4
Roy Rude 9th 15-11 Top 5
Brenden Bryce 8th 13-22
Casey Macziewski 8th 12-17 Top 5
Logan Johson 12th 10-14
Casey Mustackia 9th 11-15 Top 5
Jordan Summers 11th 9-3 Top 2
Colton Zutz 10th 9-17
Jacob Luebke 8th 7-5

GRADUATES:
Preston Johnson 25-1 Top 2
Hunter Fischer 16-5 Top 2
Blake Cota 16-5 Top 4
Zander Jenson 14-8 Top 4
Dawson Zutz 6-17

UNITED CLAY BECKER BADGERS
Head Coach Semenie Strehlow
Heart O’Lakes Conference:
Overall:

The Badgers had one section place winner graduate, they will have back nine with a wide range of experience. This includes seven section place winners and one super section place winner. Look for steady improvement by the Badgers thru out the season. Their key leaders should include: Wyatt Duham, Taylor Johnson, Jackson Mikkelson, Zeke Noel, Carsten Hamre an Ryan Francis.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Wyatt Duham 12th 25-6 Top 2/3rd
Taylor Johnson 11th 24-7 Top 4
Jackson Mikkelson 10th 17-13 Top 5
Zeke Noel 11th 16-14 Top 5
Carsten Hamre 12th 15-16 Top 5
Ryan Francis 8th 13-10
Kameron Smith 12th 12-17 Top 5
Ethan Andereson 12th 8-21
Chris Hanson 12th 3-3 Top 5

GRADUATE:
Sam Helgeson 23-10 Top 4

PARK RAPIDS PANTHERS
Head Coach: Matt Clark
Mid-State Conference: 0-5
Overall Duals: 6-19

The Panthers didn’t have anyone graduate; they will have back thirteen with a wide range of experience back, including eight section place winners. Look for steady improvement from this crew. Their key leaders should be: Robert Shert, Wriggley Clark, Eli Barton and Tristan Hall.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Robert Shert 11th 20-4 Top 2
Wriggley Clark 8th 15-13 Top 4
Eli Barton 10th 13-14 Top 5
Tristan Hall 12th 11-16
Lucas Kritzech 11th 9-14 Top 2
Jarrett Salzki 9th 9-16 Top 5
Zach Paurus 9th 10-4
Matt Dahring 11th 6-16 Top 5
Henry Toson 10th 6-19 Top 5
Dandre Johnson 9th 5-9 Top 5
Andrew Johanna 8th 4-5
Isaac Knapp 11th 3-3
Isaac Jensen 9th 1-4

GRADUATES:
None

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE
Head Coach: Vaughn Glasener
West Central Conference:
Overall:

The Coop graduated two last spring, they have back nine with experience. This includes three section place winners and one super section place winner. Their key leaders should include: Mitchell Christen, Will Sjogren and Noah Christen.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Mitchell Christen 11th 23-9 Top 2/3rd
Will Sjogren 11th 13-13 Top 5
Noah Christen 8th 13-12
Kevin Raya 10th 10-15
Jose de los Santos 10th 11-11 Top 5
Lanna Walter 11th 8-1
Kendall Jaenich 8th 5-9
Eden Rangel 10th 3-12

GRADUATES:
Jacob Canfield 5-17
Edwardo Rangel 2-6

FERGUS FALLS OTTERS
Head Coach: Adam Schlepp
Central Lake Conference: 0-14
Overall: 3-27

The Otters had two graduate last spring; including a section place winner. They will have back five with experience, including three section place winners. Their leaders should include: Jacob Widness and Delvin Roberts.

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jacob Widness 11th 13-20 Top 5
Delvin Roberts 11th 13-19
Carsten Fronning 9th 12-16 Top 5
Kassten Hartwell 9th 10-21 Top 5
Sam Sorum 12th 10-15

GRADUATES:
Kaden Kartwell 30-8 Top 2/AC
Joe Vaughn 9-15

ROSEAU RAMS
Head Coach:
North Star:
Overall:

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Thatcher Olson 8th 8-13
Avery Eidsmore 8th 3-12
Axel Dahl 11th 3-5
Ryder Dulh 11th 3-5

GRADUATES:
Connor Eidsmore 15-7 Top 5
Ben Olson 6-3 Top 5

 

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