Congratulations to the honorees in our 2013 All Area Wrestling Team. Honorees include:
All Area Wrestling 2012-13
Jacob Jewett, GSL/LPHT, Junior-Conference Champion, 37-7 record, 6th place in State, 19 pins, Won all but one individual regular season tournament Panthers were in, 78 career wins, beat two eventual state champions this season.
Brady Zitzmann, BOLD, Senior-Conference Champion, 30-11 record, 3 time state entrant, State Entrant this season.
Blaine Tschida, Kimball, Sophomore-Conference Champion, 42-5 record, 198 team points scored, Section Champion, 3rd in State, Captain, 89 career wins.
Tanner Vasser, Annandale/ML, Freshman- 29-10 record, 15 pins, State Entrant
Riley Drew, Hutchinson/BLHS, Sophomore- 30-12 record, 15 pins, State Entrant, wrestled in a very good weight class.
Zach Blonigen, EVW, Senior-Teams Most Valuable wrestler, placed 6th at State Tournament, 29-11 record, 171 team points scored, works hard on the mat and in classroom (3.7 GPA)
Quinten Berres, Kimball, Sophomore-All Conference, 39-1 record, State Champion, 181 team points scored, team Captain, 130 career wins, Good in the room-helps with younger wrestlers.
Jason Meyer, Sibley East, Sophomore-30-15 record, 13 pins, 150 team points scored, 5th place in State Meet, 90 career wins.
Aaron Sweeney, WM/ML, Junior-(also 138) Captain, All Conference, 3rd place in Section, 33-5 record, 125 career wins, one of the keys to the team’s success.
Austin Brockhoff, Sibley East, Sophomore-25-5 record, 7 pins, Captain, State Entrant, 6th place in State meet, 96 career wins.
Eric Madson, Hutchinson/BLHS, Senior-(also 145) All Conference, Team Captain, 39-7, 22 pins, 3-time State Entrant, MWCA Scholarship recipient.
Hunter Retzlaff, Sibley East, Junior- 40-8 record, 19 pins, 201 team points scored, 2nd place in State Meet.
Mitchell Hartwig, GSL/LPHT, Senior-WCC Champion, Section Champion, State Champion, 150 career wins, 42-2 record, 3 year captain, Good leader, 3rd all time in school history for wins in a career.
Larry Bomstad, ACGC, Junior-Section Champion, State Champion, 48-0 record, 38 pins, 4 time state entrant, team captain, good leader, work ethic is unmatched in the room.
Chris Schmidt, Hutchinson/BLHS, Junior-(also 160)All Conference, 35-6 record, 2 time state entrant, placed in top 3 of every tournament Tigers went to this year (except state)
Jordan Hanan, Annandale/ML, Senior-42-3 record, 27 pins, 3rd place in State Meet.
Matthew Whitcomb, ACGC, Senior-All Conference, Section Champion, State Entrant, 31-18 record, a wrestler that came on in the second half of the year.
Alex Hatch, BOLD, Senior-Conference Champion, State Entrant, 101 career wins, 31-9 record.
Maverick Whitcomb, ACGC, Junior-(also 182 and 195) All Conference, Section Champion, 3 time state entrant, 4th place in State Meet, 42-6 record, 29 pins, unselfish wrestler that went wherever the team needed him.
Aaron Bates, Sibley East, Senior-45-3 record, 22 pins, 217 team points scored, Captain, 3rd place in State Meet, 158 career wins
Austin Torres, WM/ML, Senior-(also 195) All Conference, Section Champion, 2 time State Entrant, 31-5 record, Good leader for the team.
Travis Wills, Kimball, Senior-All Conference, Team Captain, 39-8 record, State Entrant, Grown intoa good leader, 109 career wins.
Paxton Jordahl, Hutchinson/BLHS, Junior-All Conference, 36-6 record, 20 pins, 2 time State Entrant, Good Student athlete
Nathan Rose, Sibley East, Junior-45-0 record, State Champion, 25 pins, 243 team points scored, team captain, 176 career wins.
Jake Filk, Hutchinson/BLHS, Sophomore-All Conference, Conference Champion, Section Champion, 6th place in State Meet, 35-8 record, 22 pins, hard worker.
Lucas Damm, ACGC, Junior-All Conference, Section Champion, State Champion, 42-6 record, 26 pins, Team Captain.
Davion Franklin, WM/ML, Senior-All conference, Section Champion, 3rd place in State Meet, 33-5 record, 29 pins, a good closer, comes through for the team.
Tim Konz, Kimball, Senior-All Conference, 31-9 record, 149 team points scored, Section Champion, State Entrant.
All Area Coach of the Year-
Mike Amsden, ACGC-Led team to the West Central Conference Championship, Section Title, and 5th place finish in State, plus he coached two individual State Champions, and all of that in his first season.