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2013 All-Journal Wrestling Team

March 17, 2013
Daniel Kerwin - Journal Sports Writer (dkerwin@nujournal.com) , The Journal

Editor's note: Only wrestlers nominated by area coaches were eligible for All-Journal Team selection.

First Team

106

Tanner Pasvogel

8th Grade, Sibley East

Pasvogel played an important role in helping the Wolverines reach the state tournament as a team, often setting the tone with a key victory to get things going, including in Sibley East's first-round triumph in the state tournament against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Pasvogel finished the year with a record of 26-13.

113

Spencer Jenniges

Jr., Wabasso/RRC

Jenniges entered the state tournament as the Section 3A champion and came agonizingly close to taking home a state title, placing second behind undefeated Border West wrestler Cameron Sykora. Jenniges finished with a 40-5 record this season and passed the 100-win milestone. He currently holds 109 career victories.

120

Louie Sanders

So., LCWM Area

Sanders improved on a fifth-place finish at last year's state tournament at 113 pounds by winning the Class A state title at 120 pounds this year with a resounding performance. He finished the season with a 36-4 record and has earned a record of 102-28 so far in his career.

126

Jason Meyer

So., Sibley East

Meyer placed second to Windom Area's Jared Willaby in the Section 4A tournament, but avenged the loss by defeating Willaby in the fifth-place match at the state tournament. Meyer finished the season with a 34-15 record, earning 150 team points and 13 pins. He improved his career record to 90-52.

132

TJ Fulton

Jr., Wabasso/RRC

After going 0-2 at the Class AA state tournament last year at 120 pounds with Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, Fulton found much more success this year as a member of the Bobcats, placing fourth in this year's Class A state tournament. Fulton now has 106 career wins after finishing with a 35-11 record this season.

138

Taner Trembley

Sr., LCWM Area

Trembley won his second state title this season, narrowly edging Sibley East's Hunter Retzlaff with a 1-0 decision in the final. Trembley earned his 200th career win in the Section 4A final and ended his distinguished career with a 204-57 career record. He compiled a 36-4 record this season.

145

Tanner Rohlik

Sr., Wabasso/RRC

Rohlik ended his career on a high note, taking the Section 3A title and placing third at the state tournament. Rohlik entered the state tournament with the No. 3 ranking, with his only loss coming against No. 2 ranked Paden Moore of Jackson County Central. Rohlik earned a record of 41-5 this season and finished his career with 152 career victories.

152

Zack Gleiter

Sr., St. James

Gleiter got hot at the right time of the year, fighting his way to a runner-up finish at the Section 4A tournament and then earning a first-period pin to upset his first-round opponent at the state tournament. He lost his following two matches to finish short of earning a medal at state, ending the season with a 25-16 record.

160

Adam Cooling

Sr., M/T/ML

Cooling followed up his state title at 145 pounds from last year with not only his second state title, but an undefeated season. He was tested with close matches in the state tournament, but still set school records with 44 wins this season and 196 takedowns. He finished his career with a school-record 201 career wins (201-40 record) and with 613 career takedowns, also a school record.

170

Aaron Bates

Sr., Sibley East

The only thing stopping the No. 2 ranked Bates from earning a state title was No. 1 ranked Darick Vancura of Jackson County Central, who narrowly defeated Bates in the state semifinals. Bates rebounded from the loss and went on to place third. Bates played a huge role in the Wolverines' team success, earning 217 team points and victories in all his matches at the team state tournament. He had a 45-3 record this season and 22 pins to finish his career with a 158-48 record, 67 pins and 736 team points.

182

Jordan Schroepfer

So., Wabasso/RRC

Schroepfer had plenty of steam entering the state tournament after winning the Section 3A title, but lost his first match and didn't end up with a spot in wrestlebacks. He still finished with an impressive 38-4 record for the season and next year he will look to build off of his first state tournament experience and add to his 45 career wins.

195

Nathan Rose

Jr., Sibley East

Rose has been an unstoppable force for two straight seasons, earning his second straight undefeated season this year (45-0 record) and his second straight 195-pound state title. He led the Wolverines in team points (243) and pins (25) this season and currently has a 176-27 career record, 920 career team points and 98 career pins.

220

Miah DuFrane

Sr., Sibley East

DuFrane earned a pivotal pin for the Wolverines in their victory against Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in the first round of the team state tournament and also competed at state as an individual for the second straight year after finishing as the runner up in Section 4A. He finished the year with a 31-12 record, 145 team points and 12 pins, ending his career with a 63-61 record, 313 team points and 28 pins.

285

Lance Briard

Sr., River Valley

Last year in his first state tournament appearance, Briard suffered a pair of narrow defeats and ended up placing fifth. This year, Briard maintained the No. 1 ranking throughout the entire season, finishing with a perfect 37-0 record and his first state championship. He won all six individual tournaments he competed in this year and led the Wildcats with 187 team points.

Second Team

106

Mitchell Fulton

8th Grade, Wabasso/RRC

Fulton placed third in a tough Section 3A tournament to narrowly miss out on a state tournament berth. He finished with a 29-14 record and will look to build on his 35 career wins next season.

113

Cody Hanson

Sr., St. James

Hanson finished the season ranked No. 7 in the state and qualified for his fourth state tournament by finishing second at the Section 4A tournament. He failed to place at this year's state tournament, with his best career finish at state being fourth place. He finished the season with a 32-6 record and 18 pins and ended his career with 119 career wins.

120

Richy Soto

Sr., St. James

Soto was unfortunate not to make the state tournament this year, finishing third in a stacked Section 4A tournament field that included No. 2 ranked Sanders and No. 3 ranked James Goman of Trinity. Soto placed sixth last year in his only state tournament appearance. He finished the season with a 32-5 record and was a four-time South Central Conference champion in his career.

126

Derek Christians

Jr., Wabasso/RRC

Christians was one of a number of Bobcats to fall agonizingly short of a state tournament berth, finishing third at the Section 4A tournament. He finished with a 29-13 record this season and is on pace to finish his career with 100 victories, currently possessing 72 career wins.

132

Austin Brockhoff

So., Sibley East

Though he missed time due to injury, Brockhoff played a big role in helping the Wolverines qualify for the team state tournament. At state, he won his first-round match to help Sibley East defeat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City. Individually, Brockhoff was the Section 4A champion and placed sixth at the state tournament. He finished the season with a 25-5 record, 112 team points and seven pins to improve his career totals to 96-39, 468 team points and 36 pins.

132

Bryon Forstner

Sr., M/T/ML

Forstner reached the state tournament for the second straight season, though he was unable to progress past the quarterfinals after a thrilling victory in the opening round. He finished the season with a 31-8 record and ends his career with a 105-62 record and a total of two state tournament appearances.

138

Hunter Retzlaff

Jr., Sibley East

Retzlaff finished a single point shy of earning a state title, losing to Trembley by a 1-0 decision in the final to end up in second place. Retzlaff also finished as the runner up to Trembley in the Section 4A tournament. Retzlaff compiled a 40-8 record this season with 201 team points and 67 pins.

145

Mitch Wentzlaff

Jr., Sibley East

Though he entered the Section 4A tournament as the No. 4 seed, Wentzlaff emerged as the section champion and made his first career state tournament appearance. Wentzlaff made great strides this season, finishing with a 30-16 record to improve his career record to 41-36.

152

Mitchell Schroepfer

Sr., Wabasso/RRC

Schroepfer finished third in the Section 3A tournament to finish just shy of qualifying for the state tournament. He compiled a 32-7 record this season and passed the 100-win milestone for his career, ending his career with 126 victories.

160

Blake Altermatt

Sr., Wabasso/RRC

Altermatt was included in the number of Bobcats to finish third in the Section 3A tournament, ending his season with a 34-9 record. He joined Mitchell Schroepfer in passing the 100-win mark, finishing his career with 107 victories.

170

Davantay Corey

Sr., LCWM Area

Corey finished second to Bates in the Section 4A tournament, which was enough to qualify for his third state tournament. He suffered a narrow loss in the first round of the state tournament and was unfortunate not to receive a place in wrestlebacks. He ended up with a 28-13 record this season and finished his career with a record of 111-83.

182

Devin Wolle

Sr., St. James

Wolle qualified for his second state tournament this year after placing second in the Section 4A tournament. He ended up losing in the first round, ending his season with a 27-12 record. Wolle was also the South Central Conference champion in his weight class.

195

Brady Bierl

Sr., Wabasso/RRC

Bierl was the third-place finisher in Section 3A. He finished the season with a 28-14 record and ends his Bobcats career with 78 career victories.

220

Nick Meixell

So., LCWM Area

Meixell won the Section 4A title to qualify for his first state tournament. He ended up losing in the first round of the state tournament and didn't receive a place in wrestlebacks. Meixell ended the season with a 30-9 record to improve his career record to 49-24.

285

Alex Schroepfer

Jr., Wabasso/RRC

This season Schroepfer made his second career state tournament appearance, fighting back after a loss in the quarterfinals to place fifth. He qualified for state as the champion in Section 3A. With a strong season next year he has a chance to pass the 100-win milestone for his career.

285

Victor Torres

Sr., St. James

Torres ended his career by making his first state tournament appearance, but lost to Alex Schroepfer in the first round and didn't receive a spot in wrestlebacks. He finished second to Briard in Section 4A. Torres ended the season with a 28-9 record and with 15 pins.

 
 

 

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