2021-2022 Class A Section 1 Preview

FAVORITES: GMLOS BULLDOGS and KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS

DARK HORSES: CHATFIELD GOPHERS and GOODHUE WILDCATS

GMLOS BULLDOGS
Head Coach: Randy Smith
Three River Conference: 7-2
Overall: 30-5

The Bulldogs defeated Caledonia 46-22 in their quarterfinal section 1A dual and in the semifinals they defeated Dover-Eyota 42-32. They were defeated in the section 1A championship by Zumbrota-Mazeppa 50-15. The Bulldogs graduated seven very good seniors last spring, including five with 28 plus wins. This included six section place winners, five super section place winners and a pair of state medalists. The Bulldogs will return six with a great deal of experience, all with 21 plus wins. This Includes five section place winners and a super section place winner. The Bulldogs should challenge those very good dual meet marks if they stay healthy and they can fill in with some junior varsity. They could move up in the conference standings, look for steady improvement from this young crew. They should make a strong challenge for section 1A dual meet honors, what should be a pretty balanced section dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Cohen Wiste (37-8), Donavon Felton (32-2), James Jacobson (26-13), Aiden Quintana (23-14), Braxton Wiste (23-17) and Christian Luthe (21-13).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Cohen Wiste 11th 37-8 Top 2/3rd/AC
Donavon Felton 12th 32-2
James Jacobson 11th 26-13 Top 5
Aiden Quintana 11th 23-14 Top 4
Braxten Wiste 10th 23-17 Top 5
Christian Luthe 12th 21-13 Top 5
Wes Soltau 12th Injured
Cael Gilbert 11th 5-11
Cole Sheely 12th 6-7
Corbin Ludeman 10th 3-4

GRADUATES:
Rece Voigt 39-3 Top 2/1st/4th State/AC (127-39 Career)
Christian Jacobsen 36-5 Top 2/3rd/AC (176-63 Career)
Daniel Smith 35-8 Top 2/4th/AC (151-48 Career)
Cameron Sneed 31-8 Top 2/Top 5/AC (96-63 Career)
Anthony Romero 28-3 Top 2/1st/3rd State/AC (109-11 Career)
Noah Sayles 31-3

KENYON-WANAMINGO KNIGHTS
Head Coach: Nathan Lexvold
Hiawatha Valley League: 6-1
Overall: 23-5

The Knights defeated Maple River 40-20 in their first round of the section 2A duals. In the section 2A championship they defeated Blue Earth Area 45-24 and in the Super Section they were defeated by Jackson County Central 45-30. The Knights did graduate six seniors last spring, including six section place winners. Five super section place winners, including one state medalists. The Knights will return seven with a great deal of experience, this includes seven section place winners and two earned super section placement. Look for this young team to fill in with junior varsity and make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they stay healthy look for them to challenge those very good dual meet marks from last season, they could challenge for conference honors. Look for the Knights to make a strong challenge for one of the top four spots in what could be a very balanced section 1A dual meet campaign. The key leaders should include: Gavin Johnson (28-5), Trent Foss (18-13), Tate Miller (19-14) and Kiefer Olson (13-13).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Gavin Johnson 10th 28-5 Top 2/Top 5/AC
Trent Foss 10th 18-13 Top 2/AC
Tate Miller 11th 19-14 Top 4/Top 5
Kiefer Olson 10th 13-13 Top 4
Jaedin Johnson 11th 13-17 Top 4
Dillon Barthel 10th 13-16 Top 4
Landon Trump 10th 9-15 Top 4

GRADUATES:
Carter Quam 28-5 Top 2/2nd/4th State/AC
Armani Tucher 26-7 Top 2/3rd/AC
Logan Meyers 21-11 Top 4/4th/AC
Bray Olson 24-11 Top 2/4th
Alec Johnson 23-10 Top 5
Tyler Craig 14-16 Top 4/Top 5

CHATFIELD GOPHERS
Head Coach: Matt Mauseth
Three Rivers Conference: 9-0
Overall: 23-2

The Gophers defeated St. Charles 67-8 in their first round section 1A dual and in the semifinals they were defeated by Zumbrota-Mazeppa 37-30. The Gophers graduated five seniors, including including four super section place winners, two were state qualifiers and one earned a state championship. The Gophers will return twelve with a great deal of experience, including eight section place winners. This includes five super section place winners of which one earned a state medal. This will be a very experienced team, with six 20+ match winners returning. Look for the Gophers to challenge those dual meet marks from last season and to make a strong challenge to defend their conference honors. The Gophers should make a strong challenge for a top four spot in what should be a pretty balanced section 1A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include Grady Schott (31-1), Campbell Berge (26-7), Kail Schott (25-7), Gage Bartels (22-6), Ben Carrier (21-8) and Carson Rowland (20-10).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Grady Schott 12th 31-1 Top 2/1st/2nd State/AC
Campbell Berge 12th 26-7 Top 4/3rd/AC
Kail Schott 10th 25-7 Top 4/4th/AC
Gage Bartels 10th 22-6 Top 5
Ben Carrier 9th 21-8 Top 2/Top 5
Carson Rowland 9th 20-10 Top 4/Top 5/AC
Caden Nolte 12th 13-9
Lukas Carrier 11th 11-14 Top 5
Jack Dornack 10th 9-9 Top 5
Nate Allen 11th 5-4
Thad Evans 10th 6-4
Miles Mulhern 11th 4-6

GRADUATES:
Seth Goetzinger 33-0 Top 2/1st/1st State/AC (165-62 Career)
Tate Karver 26-7 Top 3/3rd/AC (95-71 Career)
Cody Guenther 18-11 Top 3/5th (59-47 Career)
AJ Karver 17-4 Top 2/1st/AC (102-52 Career)

GOODHUE WILDCATS
Head Coach: Josh Grant
Hiawatha Valley League: 5-3
Overall: 19-12

The Wildcats were defeated in the first round section 1A dual by Zumbrota-Mazeppa 42-22. The Wildcats didn’t graduate anyone and they will be returning seventeen with a great deal of experience, including nine section place winners, including five super section place winners. One state medalist also returning for this very experienced crew. Look for the Wildcats to challenge those dual meet marks from last season and likely move up in the conference standings. They should continue to make strides of improvement thru out the course of the season. Look for the Wildcats so make a strong challenge for one of those top four section 1A spots, in what should be a very balanced section dual campaign. Their key leaders should include: Maddox O’Reilly (24-5), Cody Lohman (24-11), Jordan Holm (24-1), Blake Carlson (24-11), Lucas Bortz (28-9), Ryan Bortz (21-12) and MaKae O’Reilly (19-12).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Maddox O’Reilly 12th 24-5 Top 2/1st/3rd State
Cody Lohman 12th 24-11 Top 2/Top 5
Blake Carlson 12th 24-11 Top 2/Top 5
Lucas Bortz 12th 28-9 Top 3/Top 5
Ryan Bortz 12th 21-12 Top 4/Top 5
Makae O’Reilly 12th 19-12 Top 4
Carsyn O’Reilly 10th 12-21 Top 4
Jeremiah Bien 10th 17-13 Top 5
Kade Altendorf 11th 19-12 Top 5
Mason Taxdahl 12th 13-16
Malakae Parker 11th 13-14
Beau Jaeger 12th 13-10
Ethan Breuer 12th 15-12 Top 5
Hayden Holm 8th 14-21
Alex Nelson 12th 4-7
Austin Clemens 12th 4-7

GRADUATES:
NONE

DOVER-EYOTA EAGLES
Head Coach: Brian Lehnertz
Three Rivers Conference: 10-1
Overall: 21-10

The Eagles defeated Fillmore Central 63-13 in their first section 1A dual and they were defeated by GMLOS 43-32 in their second round dual. The Eagles graduated three seniors last spring, all were super section place winners, one earned a state medal. They will return seven with a great deal of experience, including five section place winners and four super section place winners. This young team will be led by their two returning state medalists. If they can fill in with junior varsity and they should make strides of improvement thru out the season. They should challenge those dual meet marks form last season and likely move up in the conference standings. The Eagles should make a strong challenge for one of the top four spots in what should be a pretty balanced section 1A dual meet campaign. Their key leaders should include: Gavin Gust (32-1), Brodie Kellen (31-5), Damon Bye (21-13) and Jackson Duellman (20-12).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Gavin Gust 11th 32-1 Top 2/1st/3rd State
Brodie Kellen 11th 31-5 Top 2/2nd/5th State
Damon Bye 10th 21-13 Top 2/3rd
Bolton Thesing 10th 20-6
Jackson Duellman 11th 20-12 Top 4/Top 5
Treyton Thesing 12th 15-15 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Blake Lehnertz 29-4 Top 2/2nd/6th State (91-56 Career)
Tyler Shea 26-8 Top 4/4th (76-65 Career)
Spencer Welsh 20-12 Top 2/Top 5 (61-67 Career)
Nago Shou Whitehorn 9-8

CALEDONIA-HOUSTON WARRIORS
Head Coach: Shay Mahoney
Three Rivers Conference: 4-4
Overall: 9-17

The Warriors were defeated in their first section dual by GMLOS 56-22. They graduated just one senior last spring, a section place winner. The Warriors will have twelve returning with a great of experience. This does include nine section place winners and four super section place winners. One state champion to lead the way for what will be a pretty experienced team. The Warriors should continue to make strides of improvement thru the course of the season. Look for them to challenge those dual meet marks from last season and to move up in the conference standings. They should make a strong challenge for one of the top four spots in what should be a pretty balanced section 1A dual meet campaign. The key leaders should include: Brandon Ross (31-0), Isaac Blocker (25-8), Owen Denstad (24-9) and Tucker Ginther (25-7).

RETURNING WRESTLING:
Brandon Ross 12th 31-0 Top 2/1st/1st State
Isaac Blocker 10th 25-8 Top 2/3rd
Owen Denstad 10th 24-9 Top 2/4th
Tucker Ginther 11th 25-7 Top 2/3rd
Eric Mauss 11th 15-16 Top 5
Simon Seymour 10th 17-18 Injured
Will Allen 8th 12-11
Ayden Goetzinger 11th 12-11 Top 5
Dameriz Davis 11th 10-9 Top 5
Cory Scanlan 11th 9-22
Bronson Knutson 11th 7-24 Top 5
Braxton Lange 9th 5-10 Top 5

GRADUATES:
Sam Rogich 4-13

WABASHA-KELLOGG FALCONS
Head Coach: Donald Killeen
Three River Conference: 1-8
Overall: 2-11

The Falcons will have eight returning with a wide range of experience, this will be a very young team. But look for the Falcons to make strides of improvement thru out the season. If they fill in with junior varsity, look for them to improve on last years dual meet marks. Their key leaders should include: Chris Cushman (11-5) and Terrik Miller (9-7).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Chris Cushman 11th 11-5
Terrik Miller 12th 9-7
Henry Cushman 10th 6-9
Hayden Hawkins 9th 6-9
Will Killeen 9th 3-12
Robert Cushman 10th 2-1
Jack Rodeghier 12th 1-3
Evan Fuller 11th 1-4

GRADUATES:
None

ST. CHARLES FIGHTING SAINTS
Head Coach: Scott Kobs
Three Rivers Conference: 4-6
Overall: 9-12

The Fighting Saints were defeated in their first round section 1A dual by Chatfield 67-8. They did have two seniors graduate last spring, they will be returning eight with a great deal of experience. This includes four section place winners and a state qualifier. If they can fill with junior varsity the Fighting Saints could challenge those dual meet numbers last from last season. Look for steady improvement from already veteran team. The key leaders should include: Jett Thoreson (24-6), Chas Kobs (16-8), Brady Koeppel (15-9) and Tytan Small (14-14).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Jett Thoreson 12th 24-6 Top 2/2nd/AC
Chace Kobs 11th 16-8 Top 4
Brady Koeppel 12th 15-9
Tytan Small 11th 14-14 Top 5
Aidan Olson 10th 12-15
Gavin Boyum 12th 7-6 Top 4
Colton Mathison 9th 6-15
Carter Mathison 2th 4-2
Gavin Glover 10th 2-13

GRADUATES:
Connor Simon 9-6
Logan Updike 8-10
David Hanson

TRITON COBRAS
Head Coach: Mark Evjen
Hiawatha Valley League: 1-8
Overall: 5-19

The Cobras did graduate two seniors last spring, including a pair of Section place winners and one super section place winner. The Cobras will return six with a wide range of experience, including three section place winners. If this young team can fill in with some junior varsity they could challenge their dual meet marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Owen Garness (17-13, Austin Adreron (8-18) and Corbin Giesler (7-9).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Owen Garness 11th 17-13 Top 5
Hunter Stark 10th 8-11
Austin Adreon 10th 8-18 Top 4
Corbin Giesler 12th 7-9 Top 4
Justin Ibarra 12th 7-14
Braden Rowher 11th 6-15
Christian Schrom 9th 4-4
Hunter Garness 8th 3-16
Cole Kodada 12th 1-12

GRADUATES:
Colby Dopps 17-8
Brekken Schlichling 15-11 Top 4/3rd Place
Mason Barker 11-5 Top 4

FILMORE CENTRAL/LANESBORO/MABLE-CANTON FALCONS
Head Coach: Blaise Sass
Three Rivers Conference: 4-10
Overall: 10-12

The Falcons didn’t graduate anyone last spring, they will returning seven with a great deal of experience. If they can fill in with junior varsity look for this crew to make strides of improvement and they should improve on last seasons dual marks from last season. Their key leaders should include: Kane Larson (13-11), Cale Anderson (15-10), Kyle Daniels (11-16) and Bodey Wright (10-17).

RETURNING WRESTLERS:
Oliver Hoeltzle 11th 16-7
Kane Larson 8th 13-11 Top 5
Cale Anderson 12th 15-10
Kyle Daniels 10th 11-16
Bodey Wright 12th 10-17
Connor Wingert 10th 8-20
Orion Sass 11th 7-8
Boston Wright 10th 7-19
Seth Rolfs 12th 5-23

GRADUATES:
Cale Anderson 15-10 (102-75 Career)
Caden Anderson 5-0 (96-62 Career)
Caleb Kunz (36-52 Career)
Devin Tronedle (28-56 Career)

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