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2012


Best High School Wrestler in the state of Minnesota. Mitch Bengtson, Saint Cloud Apollo, 221-6 record



2012 - 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School
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2012 - 2A Minnesota High School State Champions - Simley High School
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2012 - 1A Minnesota High School State Champions - Jackson County High School
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2010


2010 - 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School
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2010 - 2A Minnesota High School State Champions - Jackson County Central High School
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2010 - AA Minnesota High School State Champions - Simley High School
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2009


Presentation made by Apple Valley, Minnesota of The Governor's Cup from The National High School Wrestling Duals---annual traveling trophy that sits in the State House of each respective Governor's State that wins The Clash. Pictured is His Honor Tim Pawlenty on Thursday April 9th with Apple Valley's wrestling team.  



2009 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School
Results /Wrestling Records



2009 2A Minnesota High School State Champions - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School
Results /Wrestling Records



2009 AA Minnesota High School State Champions - Simley High School
Results /Wrestling Records
2008


2008 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School



2008 2A Minnesota High School State Champions - Jackson County CentraHigh School



2008 1A Minnesota High School State Champions - Simley High School
2007
 2007 1A Minnesota High School State Champions - Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School
 
2007 Minnesota 2A State Team Champions - Saint Michael-Albertville High School
 
 
2007 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School
 
2006
 
2006 Minnesota 2A State Team Champions - Saint Michael High School
 
 
2006 3A Minnesota High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School
 
 
2006 1A Minnesota High School State Champions - Canby High School
 
2005 Minnesota A State Team Champions - Pierz High School
 
 
2005 Minnesota 2A State Team Champions
 
 
2005 3A Minnesota State High School State Champions - Owantonna High School
 
 
 
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2003 3A Minnesota State High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School

 
2003 Minnesota A State Team Champions - Bold High School
 
 
2003 Minnesota 2A State Team Champions - Litchfield High School
 
 
 
 
2002 3A Minnesota State High School State Champions - Apple Valley High School

 
2002 Minnesota A State Team Champions - Frazee High School
 
 
2002 Minnesota 2A State Team Champions - Blue Earth Area High School
Class A
B O L D of Olivia earned the Class A team title with a 37-18 win over Pine Island. Frazee, co-champion last year, finished third with a 53-7 win over St. James. Pierz earned the consolation championship with a 46-23 defeat of Wheaton/Herman-Norcross.
Senior Eric Sanders of Wabasha-Kellogg became only the second wrestler in Minnesota history to win five consecutive state titles. Sanders (47-1) defeated Jason Cazett of Meadow Creek Christian/RCA 5-2 in the 119-pound championship match. At 152 pounds, senior Mitch Kuhlman (48-0) of Medford, last year's champion at 145 pounds, ended his high school wrestling career with 10-3 win over Erik Wallace of Sibley East in the championship bout. Kuhlman entered the record books for most career wins with a total of 233.
Four other 2003 champions earned their second state titles: Badger/Greenbush-Middle River junior Gabriel Mooney (43-0), 2002 champion at 103, defeated Dan Gray of Dover Eyota 8-0; Shane Masching (42-1) of Hayfield successfully defended his 125-pound title, defeating Shane Haag of Lewiston-Altura 11-7; junior Craig Luberts (43-6) of Pierz, the 2002 135-pound champion, defeated Justin Jones of Mille Lacs in the 140-pound championship bout; the 2002 champion at 140, BOLD senior Shawn Pumley (44-3), defeated John Niebuhr of United South Central of Wells 3-1 for the title at 145. First-time state champions: Zachary Sanders, Eric's younger brother, (45-4) of Wabasha Kellogg; Kelly Janke (39-6) of Frazee; Andy Quittschreiber (41-3) of Frazee; Gabe Dretsch (43-1) of Frazee; Tom Libbesmeier (38-0) of Kimball Area; Craig Myhre (39-5) of Minneota; Casey Finck (32-0) of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale; and Justin Olson (41-2) of Frazee
Class AA
The Litchfield Dragons took home silver medals last. Their 2003 booty is gold, earning the title in only their second appearance by defeating St. Michael-Albertville 33-20 and finishing with a record of 29-2-1. After a sixth-place finish in 2002, the Bluejackets of Hibbing defeated Windom/Mountain Lake/ Butterfield-Odin 32-26 for third place. Scott West defeated Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 39-20 to earn the consolation title.
The 2002 103-pound champion, Tyler Safratowich (43-1), a Park Rapids junior, defeated Shane Walton of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus in an 8-2 decision to earn the title at 112 pounds. Senior Jeff Cooley (43-0) of Red Rock Central/Westbrook-Walnut Grove successfully defended his 130-pound title by defeating Joe Buschette of Litchfield 3-2.
Eight of the twelve first-time state champions are undefeated: Travis Elq (46-0) of Windom/Mountain Lake/ Butterfield-Odin at 103; Nick Kulseth (44-0) of Windom/Mountain Lake/ Butterfield-Odin at 119; Tony Noyes (46-0) of New London-Spicer at 125; Mike Folie (41-0) of Waseca at 135; Peter Hayes (44-0) of Wadena-Deer Creek at 140; Jeremy Anderson (48-0) of Thief River Falls at 145; Jeremy Pederson (45-0) of Becker at 189; and Kevan Meiners (39-0) of Caledonia at 215. The other new champions were Nathan Matousek (42-2) of Glencoe-Silver Lake at 152, Andy Przekwas (43-2) of Roseau at 160, Jacob Bryce (41-3) of Minnewaska Area at 171, and Jeff Lucas (38-8) of Scott West at heavyweight.
Class AAA
In their 21st consecutive appearance, the Eagles of Apple Valley earned their fifth straight and 11th overall title with a 41-17 defeat of Simley, Inver Grove Heights. The Owatonna Huskies defeated Hutchinson 42-20 for third place. The consolation title was earned by Cambridge-Isanti after a 29-21 defeat of Elk River Area.
Five individual champions from the 2002 tournament returned to earn additional titles. Charlie Falck (45-1), an Apple Valley junior, joined the elite list of three-time state champions with a 13-0 defeat of Josh Lindquist of Prior Lake in the 119-pound championship match. Senior Dustin Dahlbom (46-2) of Stillwater Area successfully defended his 145-poiund title by defeating senior Adam Rall of Henry Sibley 8-6. Brainerd/Pillager senior Andy Pickar (40-1), the 2002 champion at 140, defeated Mike Quamme, a Northfield junior, in a fall at 1:04 for the 152-pound championship. At 171 pounds, Simley senior George Lynaugh (50-0), 2002 champion at 160, defeated Russell Smith of Owatonna 3-1. Senior Jared Massey of Centennial, 2002 champion at 171, defeated Micah Becker of Cambridge-Isanti in a decision of 11-4 for the 189-pound championship.
The 2003 first-time champions were Zach Bigboy (41-2) of Bloomington Kennedy, Jayson Ness (43-0) of Bloomington Kennedy, Richard Fessler (39-3) of Apple Valley, T.J Parlin (42-2) of Austin, Jestin Hulegaard (41-2) of Anoka, Andy Merkins (48-1) of Hutchinson, Kyle Anderson (49-2) of Simley, Kyle Massey (50-0) of Centennial, and Jon May (50-0) of Hutchinson.
The 2003 State Wrestling tournament was conducted Feb. 27-March 1 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

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