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2005 Academic All Americans
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Class of 2005      

Kyle Ayer (Massachusetts): Two-time Division 1 state champion finished 38-7 at 189 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; three-time state placewinner; career record 120-32. Earned 4.13 GPA and scored 1480 on the SAT; three-time Academic All-State selection; named to Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Academic Teams; will attend Williams College.      

Luke Baum (New York): Finished 42-4 and fourth in Division 1 state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Scott Freischlag at Wayne Central High School; career record 162-34. Earned 3.88 GPA, scored 1210 on the SAT, and graduated No. 4 in a class of 191; will attend the Rochester Institute of Technology.      

Jason Chimon (New York): Finished 36-4 and fourth in Division 2 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Jamie St. John at Syosset High School; career record 96-29. Earned 3.85 GPA; scored 1470 on the SAT.      

Henry Ciocca (Connecticut): Starred in two sports at Greens Farms Academy. All-State soccer midfielder as senior for coach Neil Phillips; averaged 21 points per game as basketball point guard for coach Paul Graves, leading team to New England Prep Schools championship game. Earned 3.8 GPA and scored 1250 on the SAT; will attend Hamilton College.      

Thomas Diaz (Nevada): Class 4A state champion at 152 pounds with 26-3 record for coach Mitch Overlie at Churchill County High School; three-time state placewinner. Earned 3.5 GPA, graduated in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend The Citadel.      

Andrew Gardella (Ohio): Finished 38-10 and sixth in Division 3 state tournament at 130 pounds for coach Graham Coghill at St. Peter Chanel High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 125-47. Earned 4.24 GPA, scored 1300 on the SAT and 25 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 56; will attend Case Western Reserve University.      

Tyler Gonzales (Kansas): Class 5A state runnerup with 38-5 record at 189 pounds for coach Bob Gonzales at Shawnee Heights High School; state champion as junior. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 23 on the ACT; will attend Fort Hays State University.      

Danny Grater (Kansas): Three-time Class 4A state champion with 37-0 record at 145 pounds for coach Dennis Charbonneau at Clay Center High School; four-time state placewinner, career record 144-7. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 88; will attend Fort Hays State University.      

Tyler Haden (Missouri): Finished 34-7 and fourth in Class 2 state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Mark Payne at Mexico High School; career record 118-44. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 31 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 157.      

Drew Hammen (Wisconsin): Twice third in Division 2 state tournament, finishing 39-2 at 103 pounds for coach Brandon Benson at Random Lake High School; career record 134-20. Finished seventh in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 3.81 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT, and graduated No. 8 in a class of 91; will attend the University of Wisconsin.      

Tom Hansen (North Dakota): Class A state runnerup with 37-7 record at 189 pounds for coach Matt Berglund at Grand Forks Central High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 99-70. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 29 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 244.      

Ben Johnson (Ohio): Division 1 state runnerup with 41-5 record at 125 pounds for coach Dan Michel at Massillon Jackson High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 125-35. Earned 3.6 GPA, scored 1320 on the SAT and 30 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 20 per cent of his class.      

Tyler Johnson (South Dakota): Three-time Class A state placewinner, finishing fourth with 30-7 record at 160 pounds for coach Murray McGlone at Yankton High School; career record 90-20. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 29 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 231; will attend Black Hills State University.      

Adam Jordan (North Carolina): Finished 45-7 and fourth in Class 3A state tournament at 140 pounds for coach Andy Chappell at Lucy C. Ragsdale High School; career record 124-37. Earned 3.46 GPA and will attend the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.      

Brian Lemmon (Oregon): Finished 37-6 and fourth in Class 4A state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Guy Takahashi at Century High School; career record 85-23. Earned 3.7 GPA, scored 1340 on the SAT and 27 on the ACT.      

Caleb Levee (Louisiana): Two-time Division 1 state champion with 10-0 record at 135 pounds for coach Ross Levee at Mandeville High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 130-16. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 27 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.      

Matt Levy (Georgia): Finished 45-15 and fourth in Class 4A state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Rick McKeone at Riverwood High School; earned 4.1 GPA, scored 1320 on the SAT, and graduated No. 5 in a class of 273; will attend Emory University.      

Brandon Luter (Colorado): Finished 31-8 and fifth in Class 3A state tournament at 215 pounds for coach Herb Stinson at Bayfield High School; career record 68-23. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 65; will attend McPherson College.      

Blake Malloy (Kansas): Class 5A state champion with 42-1 record at 171 pounds for coach Bob Gonzales at Shawnee Heights High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 149-26. Earned 3.8 GPA and scored 22 on the ACT; will attend Fort Hays State University.      

Ben McLeod (Georgia): Two-time Class 3A state runnerup with 37-8 record at 152 pounds for coach Chester Proctor at Vidalia High School. Earned 3.98 GPA, scored 1220 on the SAT, and graduated No. 5 in a class of 152; will attend Valdosta State University.      

Cody Moore (Colorado): Finished 31-8 and third in Class 3A state tournament at 160 pounds for coach Herb Stinson at Bayfield High School; career record 56-45. Earned 3.4 GPA and scored 21 on the ACT; will attend Fort Lewis College.      

Paul Mountain (Tennessee): Finished 37-9 and sixth in Division 1 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Joe Knox at Farragut High School; career record 143-41. Earned 3.95 GPA, scored 1340 on the SAT and 32 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Tennessee.      

Jairus Murton (Kentucky): Two-time state champion with 52-1 record at 145 pounds for coach Jerry Whelan at Lawrence County High School; career record 147-27. Earned 3.5 GPA and graduated in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend Campbellsville University.     

Jayson Ness (Minnesota): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 45-0 record at 125 pounds for coach Chuck Vavrosky at John F. Kennedy High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 161-14. Finished second in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.01 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Minnesota.      

Andy Oginsky (Michigan): Finished 48-16 and seventh in Division 2 state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Dave Robertson at Corunna High School; career record 102-49. Earned 3.78 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT, and graduated No. 8 in a class of 150; will attend Kettering University.      

Kyle O’Neill (Michigan): Two-time Division 2 state champion with 52-2 record at 125 pounds for coach Jerry LaJoie at Gaylord High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 216-16. Earned 3.7 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Tyler Parker (Georgia): Four-time Class 5A state champion with 54-0 record at 135 pounds for coach Cliff Ramos at Collins Hill High School; career record 196-11. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1370 on the SAT, and graduated No. 15 in a class of 722; will attend Stanford University.      

Jimmy Peddicord (Missouri): Class 3 state champion with 33-4 record at 215 pounds for coach Roger Offield at Odessa High School; career record 95-35. Earned 3.88 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Missouri.      

John Polchinski (North Carolina): Class 3A state champion with 46-2 record at 152 pounds for coach Andy Chappell at Lucy C. Ragsdale High School; career record 123-18. Earned 3.97 GPA, scored 1340 on the SAT, and graduated No. 4 in a class of 293; will attend the U.S. Military Academy.      

Trevor Powers (Massachusetts): Finished 40-10 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 215 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; career record 75-22. Earned 3.98 GPA and scored 1460 on the SAT; two-time Academic All-State selection; will attend Williams College.      

Cyler Sanderson (Utah): Three-time Class 3A state champion with 52-0 record at 140 pounds for coach Steve Sanderson at Wasatch High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 175-8. National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships champion. Earned 3.61 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 25 per cent of his class; will attend Iowa State University.      

Justin Seim (Wyoming): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 37-4 record at 160 pounds for coach Bob Bath at Douglas High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 136-31. Earned 3.4 GPA and graduated in the top 25 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Wyoming.      

Tyler Smith (Alabama): Finished fourth in Class 5A state tournament at 275 pounds for coach Richard Camp at Fort Payne High School. Earned 4.06 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Rick Spivey (Georgia): Class 3A state runnerup with 31-5 record at 171 pounds for coach Scooter Weathers at LaGrange High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 123-35. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1450 on the SAT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 255.      

Christopher Tindal (South Carolina): Finished 35-9 at 215 pounds for coach Chad Singleton at Woodruff High School; state runnerup as junior; career record 100-30. Earned 3.85 GPA, scored 1110 on the SAT, and graduated in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend Newberry College.      

Ben Wales (Michigan): Finished 39-7 and sixth in Division 2 state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Daniel Claypool at Otsego High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 165-35. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1490 on the SAT and 34 on the ACT, and graduated No. 1 in a class of 145; will attend Duke University.      

Jacob Wood (Ohio): Finished 48-3 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 275 pounds for coach Willie Wineberg at Miamisburg High School; career record 83-18. Earned 3.62 GPA, scored 1410 on the SAT and 27 on the ACT, and graduated in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend Eastern Michigan University.      

Zachary Zdrada (New Hampshire): Two-time state runnerup with 40-5 record at 215 pounds for coaches Barry Chooljian and Don Woodworth at Timberlane High School; career record 144-31. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 1280 on the SAT, and graduated in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Brown University.

 

Class of 2006        

Mitchell Bainbridge (Missouri): Finished 36-6 and third in Class 3 state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Roger Offield at Odessa High School; career record 90-27. Earned 3.78 GPA, scored 22 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Jimmy Ballantyne (Louisiana): Two-time Division 3 state champion with 40-2 record at 135 pounds for coach Jimmie Hobson at Pearl River High School; career record 106-26. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 2 in a class of 120.      

Devin Billings (Florida): Class 3A state runnerup with 50-5 record at 171 pounds for coach Scott Billings at Gainesville High School; career record 110-36. Earned 3.45 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Carlin Cole (Georgia): Twice third in Class 4A state tournament, finishing 56-1 at 160 pounds for coach Kelby Watts at Paulding County High School; career record 147-8. Earned 4.1 GPA, scored 1140 on the SAT, and ranks No. 8 in a class of 400.      

Jack Conroy (Connecticut): New England Prep Schools champion with 29-2 record at 140 pounds for coach Jeff Morrison at Greens Farms Academy; career record 80-22. Earned 85% grade percentage; scored 1400 on the SAT.      

Zachary Filter (North Carolina): Finished 40-10 and fifth in Class 4A state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Robert Filter at Weddington High School. Earned 3.67 GPA, scored 1390 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Steven Gilbert (New Mexico): Three-time Class 4A state champion with 31-2 record at 152 pounds for coach Monty Blodgett at Albuquerque Academy; career record 128-25. Earned 3.91 GPA.      

Kyle Kanaga (North Carolina): Class 3A state champion with 48-1 record at 125 pounds for coach Andy Chappell at Lucy C. Ragsdale High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 123-20. Earned 3.5 GPA.      

Sims Lansing (Connecticut): Three-time New England Prep Schools placewinner finished 36-7 and fourth at 145 pounds for coach Tim Ostrye at The Brunswick School; career record 104-30. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 1350 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Corey Manson (Tennessee): Division 2 state champion with 41-0 record at 125 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; three-time state finalist; career record 133-6; scored 1220 on the SAT.      

Zac McCray (West Virginia): Class 3A state runnerup with 29-11 record at 125 pounds for coach Tim McCartney at Parkersburg South High School; two-time state placewinner. Earned 3.51 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Zach McKeone (Georgia): Class 4A state runnerup with 35-1 record at 130 pounds for coach Rick McKeone at Riverwood High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 123-13. Earned 3.6 GPA.      

Levi Mele (Utah): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 50-3 record at 112 pounds for coach Gregg Stensgard at Uintah High School; career record 130-25. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT, and ranks No. 9 in the class of 350.     

Joseph Montoux (Pennsylvania): Finished 21-16 at 215 pounds for coach Mike Ortman at Neshaminy High School; seventh in state as freshman; career record 93-45. Earned 4.17 GPA, scored 1350 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class.      

Zach Perrin (Michigan): Division 2 state champion with 56-0 record at 125 pounds for coach Dave Robertson at Corunna High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 150-15. Earned 3.56 GPA.      

Anthony Pescaglia (Missouri): Class 4 state champion with 39-4 record at 119 pounds for coach J.D. Coffman at David Hickman High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 121-14. Earned 3.86 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Julio Quiroz (Wisconsin): Finished 38-4 and third in Division 2 state tournament at 103 pounds for coach Dave Meyer at Lomira High School; career record 83-25. Earned 3.67 GPA.      

Andy Robertson (Michigan): Finished 51-7 and fourth in Division 2 state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Dave Robertson at Corunna High School; career record 130-32. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 183.      

Robert Thrasher (Georgia): Finished 41-2 and third in Class 2A state runnerup at 130 pounds for coach Jim Glasser at The Lovett School; two-time state placewinner; career record 116-25. Earned 4.4 GPA and scored 1380 on the SAT. 

 

Class of 2007        

Kyle Pescaglia (Missouri): Finished 40-4 and fourth in Class 4 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach J.D. Coffman at David Hickman High School; career record 69-11. Earned 3.66 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Kyle Rosser (Michigan): Finished 52-7 and third in Division 2 state tournament at 112 pounds for coach Dave Robertson at Corunna High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 85-14. Earned 3.82 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

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