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Class of 2007        

Mark Ackerberg (Michigan): Division 4 state runnerup with 51-12 record at 130 pounds for coach Doug Baird at Hesperia High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 174-38. Earned 3.57 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend Muskegon Community College.      

Michael Bell (Tennessee): Division 2 state champion with 42-5 record at 140 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; three-time state placewinner; career record 108-31. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 30 on the ACT and 1420 on the SAT; will attend Duke University.      

Aaron Blomberg (Virginia): Two-time Group A state champion with 39-2 record at 145 pounds for coach James Soltis at Glenvar High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 150-21. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT and 1260 on the SAT, and shares No. 1 class ranking with twin brother Adam (below); will attend Virginia Tech.      

Adam Blomberg (Virginia): Finished 38-5 and third in Group A state tournament at 152 pounds for coach James Soltis at Glenvar High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 140-25. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and 1230 on the SAT, and shares No. 1 class ranking with twin brother Aaron (above); will attend Virginia Tech.      

Joseph Boone (California): State champion with 44-3 record at 130 pounds for coach Wayne Branstetter at Poway High School, three-time state placewinner; career 157-25. Earned 3.69 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.      

Chase Bryan (Alabama): Class A-4A state champion with 66-6 record at 285 pounds for coach Matt Hicks at Odenville St. Clair County High School. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT, and ranks No. 3 in a class of 100.      

Donnie Bullock (Missouri): Finished 44-3 and fourth in Class 2 state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Kevin Fowler at Clinton High School; career record 122-39. Earned 3.45 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT, and ranks in the top third of his class.      

Daniel Conroy (New York): Three-time Catholic state champion finished 32-3 at 215 pounds for coach Chris Alfalla at Kellenberg Memorial High School; career record 102-24. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 1160 on the SAT, and ranks No. 11 in a class of 508.      

Steven Contino (New York): Three-time Catholic state champion finished 27-4 at 119 pounds for coach Chris Alfalla at Kellenberg Memorial High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 117-31. Earned 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Arizona State University.      

Candler Cook (Georgia): Finished 46-15 at 145 pounds for coach George Berry at The Westminster School; sixth in Class 3A state tournament as junior; career record 133-81. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 1420 on the SAT; will attend the University of Georgia.      

Alex Cooke (North Carolina): Class 3A state champion with 52-1 record at 160 pounds for coach Andy Chappell at Lucy C. Ragsdale High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 163-32. Earned 3.92 GPA, scored 1080 on the SAT, and ranks in the top third of his class; will attend Appalachian State University.      

Travis Creagan (Tennessee): Division 1 state runnerup at 160 pounds for coach Steve Logdson at Bradley Central High School; two-time state champion, four-time state placewinner; career record 169-11. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT, and ranks No. 1 in a class of 379; will attend Columbia University.      

Phillip Davis (South Carolina): Class A-2A state runnerup with 33-4 record at 135 pounds for coach Daniel Westmoreland at Woodruff High School; career record 57-26. Earned 4.32 GPA, scored 1170 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend The Citadel.      

Elliott Dennis (California): State runnerup with 46-5 record at 135 pounds for coach Dwayne Buth at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad; four-time state placewinner; career record 138-25. Earned 3.83 GPA and scored 27 on the ACT; will attend Brigham Young University.      

Frederick Doster (Tennessee): Division 2 state runnerup with 39-15 record at 171 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; career record 49-19. Earned 3.99 GPA, scored 32 on the ACT and 1450 on the SAT.      

Jared Enderton (Iowa): Class A state champion with 30-0 record at 189 pounds for coach Cody Alesch at Graettinger/Terril High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 136-10. Earned 3.86 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Travis Erdman (Ohio): Finished 33-8 at 152 pounds for coach Sean Grosz at University School; seventh in Division 2 state tournament as junior; career record 121-55. Earned 3.95 GPA, scored 1470 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Princeton University.      

Ben Ersing (Massachusetts): Finished 53-11 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; two-time state placewinner; career record 124-32. Earned 4.33 GPA (of 4.0) and will attend Williams College following study abroad.      

Mark Grabowski (Massachusetts): Division 1 state champion with 51-9 record at 135 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; two-time state placewinner; career record 148-54. Earned 4.07 GPA (of 4.0) and will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.    

Alex Helmich (Iowa): Finished 34-3 and sixth in Class A state tournament at 112 pounds for coach Cody Alesch at Graettinger/Terril High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 136-21. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Wartburg College.      

Tyler Howe (Connecticut): Three-time Class LL state champion with 46-5 record at 152 pounds for coach Ricky Shook at Danbury High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 136-20. Earned 3.57 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Ben Jamison (Virginia): Group A state champion with 36-4 record at 189 pounds for coach James Soltis at Glenvar High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 75-24. Earned 3.44 GPA, scored 1120 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Daniel Jenks (Massachusetts): Finished 29-16 and fifth in Division 2 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Brian Gallagher at Walpole High School. Earned 3.51 GPA, scored 1280 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Massachusetts.      

Phil Khozein (Michigan): Two-time Division 4 state champion finished 58-7 at 140 pounds for coach Doug Baird at Hesperia High School; career record 199-33. Earned 3.46 GPA and ranks in the top third of his class; will attend Michigan State University.      

Trey Kirkland (Virginia): Finished 38-2 and fifth in Group 2A state tournament at 160 pounds for coach Matt Wadas at Warren County High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 143-30. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1100 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Ryan Malo (Massachusetts): Two-time Division 1 state champion with 58-0 record at 189 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; New England champion as senior; career record 148-27. Finished eighth in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.1 GPA (of 4.0); will attend Boston University.      

Matt Mariacher (New York): Division 1 state champion finished 48-0 at 130 pounds for coach Matt Mariacher at Iroquois High School; career record 192-31. Finished third in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 3.63 GPA, scored 1200 on the SAT, and ranks in the top third of his class.      

Michael Matthews (Louisiana): Division 1 state champion finished 40-2 at 171 pounds for coach Carlos Bertot at Jesuit High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 89-20. Earned 4.0 GPA and scored 28 on the ACT; will attend Louisiana State University.      

Jim McDermott (Minnesota): Finished 32-5 at 119 pounds for coach Bill Kinney at Austin Pacelli High School; sixth in Class 3A state tournament as junior; career record 118-48. Earned 3.87 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT, and ranks No. 5 in a class of 32; will attend the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.      

Matt Morganstern (New Jersey): Finished 33-7 at 145 pounds for coach David Bell at Bergen Catholic High School; sixth in state as junior; career record 115-35. Earned 3.4 GPA and scored 24 on the ACT; will attend Boston University.      

Joe Murphy (Minnesota): Two-time Class A state champion finished 44-1 at 130 pounds for coach Pat Murphy at The Trinity School at River Ridge; four-time state placewinner; career record 200-19. Earned 3.74 GPA and scored 1330 on the SAT.      

Andrew Novak (Michigan): Two-time Division 2 state champion finished 57-0 at 125 pounds for coach Jake Shulaw at New Boston Huron High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 222-13. Earned 3.53 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class; will attend Eastern Michigan University.      

Brent Parks (Oregon): Two-time Class 5A state champion with 44-3 record at 140 pounds for coach Curt Berger at Hermiston High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 160-22. Earned 3.58 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.      

K.C. Pescaglia (Missouri): Two-time Class 4 state champion finished 37-0 at 125 pounds for coach J.D. Coffman at David Hickman High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 157-13. Earned 3.83 GPA, scored 30 on the ACT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Missouri.      

Joshua Plechaty (Hawaii): State runnerup with 30-4 record at 145 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; state champion as freshman, three-time state placewinner; career record 121-13. Earned 3.55 GPA and scored 1380 on the SAT.      

Michael Przekaza (New Hampshire): Finished 28-12 and fifth in Division 1 state tournament at 160 pounds for coach Todd Lavallee at Goffstown High School. Earned 3.65 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend North Carolina State University.      

Ralph Riello (Connecticut): Finished 37-6 and fifth in Class M state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Bryan McCarty at Orville H. Platt High School; career record 98-49. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 1360 on the SAT, and ranks No. 9 in a class of 244; will attend the University of Connecticut.      

James Roberts (North Carolina): Class 4A state runnerup with 59-6 record at 189 pounds for coach Steven Roberts at Emsley A. Laney High School; career record 169-45. Earned 3.96 GPA, scored 1100 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Presbyterian College.      

McLain Still (Tennessee): Two-time Division 2 state runnerup with 38-8 record at 285 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; three-time state placewinner; career record 66-44. Earned 3.75 GPA and scored 32 on the ACT and 1380 on the SAT.      

Brian Story (Massachusetts): Finished 52-12 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 130 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School; two-time state placewinner; career record 114-48. Earned 3.93 GPA; will attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.      

Kara Takasaki (Hawaii): Three-time girls state champion, this season at 140 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; four-time state placewinner. Earned 3.88 GPA and scored 1380 on the SAT.      

Jack Templeton (Georgia): Class AA state champion finished 53-1 at 130 pounds at Atlanta Holy Innocents Episcopal School; career record 153-22. Scored 1300 on the SAT; will attend Davidson College.      

Matthew Terza (Florida): Finished 43-1 and third in Class 2A state tournament at 140 pounds for coach Ryland Wagner at Gainesville High School; state champion as sophomore, four-time state placewinner; career record 126-10. Earned 3.82 GPA, scored 1420 on the SAT, and ranks No. 2 in a class of 410.      

Randy Tonche (Oklahoma): Class 3A state champion finished 27-0 at 215 pounds for coach Darrel Hume at Sallisaw High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 100-7. Earned 3.8 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.      

Matt Vanderlinden (Kansas): Finished 41-3 and fifth in Class 3-2-1A state tournament at 189 pounds for coach Doug Vanderlinden at Burlington High School; career record 121-40. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT, and ranks No. 1 in a class of 72; will attend Baker University.      

Joseph Vanni (Massachusetts): Finished fourth in Division 3 state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Mark Boden at Hamilton-Wenham High School; career record 60-22. Earned 6.21 GPA (of 4.0) and ranks No. 1 in a class of 312; will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute.      

John Von Paris (Maryland): Independent state champion finished 48-2 at 285 pounds for coach Keith Watson at John Carroll High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 86-8. Earned 3.86 GPA, scored 1340 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Bucknell University.      

Daniel Waddell (Tennessee): Two-time Division 2 state champion finished 46-1 at 160 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; four-time state placewinner; career record 154-12. Finished eighth in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 3.5 GPA and scored 1180 on the SAT; will attend the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.      

Shay Warren (Utah): Four-time Class 5A state champion finished 42-0 at 125 pounds for coach Jody Warren at Weber High School; career record 156-5. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 30 on the ACT, and ranks No. 1 in a class of 560; will attend Harvard University.      

Heather Wegner (Connecticut): Selected All-State by the Connecticut Girls Soccer Coaches Association as senior at The Hopkins School; center midfielder also selected to Connecticut Senior Bowl All-Star Game. Earned 3.83 GPA and scored 1570 on the SAT; will attend Pomona College.      

Michael Weiser (Louisiana): Division 1 state champion finished 45-8 at 119 pounds for coach Carlos Bertot at Jesuit High School. Earned 3.44 GPA and scored 27 on the ACT; will attend Louisiana State University.      

Doug Witzenbocker (New York): Catholic state champion finished 43-7 at 145 for coach George Dlugolonski at Chaminade High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 108-29. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 1300 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Johns Hopkins University.      

Kenneth White (Hawaii): Finished 28-13 and third in state at 152 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; two-time state placewinner. Earned 3.91 GPA and scored 1530 on the SAT; will attend Stanford University.      

Justin Zeerip (Michigan): Four-time Division 4 state champion finished 66-0 at 160 pounds for coach Doug Baird at Hesperia High School; career record 260-0. Finished third in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT, and ranks No. 1 in a class of 71; will attend the University of Michigan.

 

Class of 2008        

Thane Antczak (Wisconsin): Two-time Division 2 state champion finished 44-1 at 112 pounds for coach Tony Antczak at Prairie Farm High School; career record 128-9. Earned 3.99 GPA and ranks No. 3 in a class af 24.      

Steven Blair (Louisiana): Division 2 state runnerup with 22-9 record at 285 pounds for coach John Casserino at Archbishop Shaw High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 32-19. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Timothy Boone (California): Finished 38-9 at 125 pounds for coach Wayne Branstetter at Poway High School; eighth in state as sophomore; career record 109-17. Finished fifth in National High School Juniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 3.96 GPA and ranks No. 20 in a class of 715.      

Matt Brown (Utah): Two-time Class 4A state champion finished 39-0 at 135 pounds for coach Eddie Berrest at Cyprus High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 117-3. Finished sixth in National High School Juniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Daniel Chow (Hawaii): Two-time state champion finished 20-0 at 140 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; three-time state placewinner. Earned 3.62 GPA and scored 1370 on the SAT.      

Craig Cross (Alabama): Class A-4A state champion finished 44-8 at 135 pounds for coach Matt Hicks at Odenville St. Clair County High School; two-time state placewinner. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 2 in a class of 120.      

Glenn Donatelli (New York): Finished 38-8 and fourth in Division 1 state tournament at 103 pounds for coach Tony Donatelli at Bayport-Blue Point High School; career record 101-25. Earned 4.0 GPA.      

Jayme Gordon (Virginia): Finished 34-1 and third in Group 3A state tournament at 160 pounds for coach William Stravino at First Colonial High School; career record 142-34. Earned 4.48 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.      

Patrick Graham (North Carolina): Class 3A state champion with 46-3 record at 103 pounds for coach Andy Chappell at Lucy C. Ragsdale High School; career record 53-7. Earned 3.8 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Michael Gruezke (Louisiana): Finished 42-10 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Carlos Bertot at Jesuit High School; two-time state placewinner. Earned 4.0 GPA.      

Kyle Haustveit (North Dakota): Finished 25-5 and fifth in Class B state tournament at 130 pounds for coach Randy Pederson at Tioga High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 126-41. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 25.      

Trevor Isringhausen (Missouri): Finished 40-7 and fourth in Class 4 state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Mike McLaughlin at Jefferson City High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 118-29. Earned 3.88 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Tom Kelliher (Minnesota): Three-time Class 3A state runnerup with 44-4 record at 119 pounds for coach Jim Jackson at Apple Valley High School; career record 133-12. Earned 3.58 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Michael Kent (California): Finished 53-8 and eighth in state at 152 pounds for coach Clint Burch at Vacaville High School; career record 116-19. Earned 4.17 GPA (of 4.0) and ranks No. 11 in a class of 409.      

Aaron Pickrel (South Dakota): Finished third in Class A state tournament with 39-2 at 112 pounds for coach Bob Hirsch at Watertown High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 112-9. Finished fifth in National High School Juniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.1 GPA (of 4.0) and ranks No. 7 in a class of 287.      

Colton Popp (Tennessee): Division 2 state runnerup with 28-3 record at 135 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; career record 81-16. Earned 3.6 GPA.      

Andrew Schafer (Ohio): Finished 35-12 at 125 pounds for coach Graham Coghill at St. Peter Chanel High School; eighth in Division 3 state tournament as sophomore; career record 92-36. Earned 3.7 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.      

Tanner Shaffer (Maryland): Class 4A-3A state runnerup with 33-8 record at 140 pounds for coach Todd Sharp at La Plata High School; career record 72-28. Earned 4.3 GPA (of 4.0), scored 1290 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Shane Strumwasser (New York): Finished 30-3 and fourth in Division 1 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Joe Catanalotto at Massapequa High School; career record 120-31. Finished eighth in National High School Juniors Wrestling Championships. Earned 99 (of 100) and scored 1230 on the SAT.      

Donnie Tasser (Pennsylvania): Finished 46-4 and fifth in Class 3A state tournament at 145 pounds for coach Mel Gray at Belle Vernon High School; career record 92-15. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 1150 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Bailey Whitaker (Tennessee): Three-time Division 2 state champion finished 45-5 at 112 pounds for coach Jim Morgan at The Baylor School; career record 120-23. Earned 3.86 GPA, scored 1280 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.     

Andrew Wilson (Alaska): Class 4A state runnerup with 31-1 record at 215 pounds for coach Scott Armstrong at Anchorage East High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 81-8. National High School Juniors Wrestling Championships champion. Earned 3.88 GPA and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class.

 

Class of 2009        

Derrick Borlie (Virginia): Group 2A state runnerup with 55-3 record at 152 pounds for coach Chris Haines at Millbrook High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 100-10. Finished seventh in National High School Sophomores Wrestling Championships. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Jonathan Dupre (Louisiana): Division 1 state champion finished 41-3 at 103 pounds for coach Carlos Bertot at Jesuit High School; career record 54-6. Earned 3.42 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.      

Ryan Harding (Massachusetts): Division 1 state runnerup with 48-14 record at 125 pounds for coach Manny Costa at St. John’s Preparatory School. Earned 3.85 GPA.      

Justin Martinez (New Mexico): Finished 25-5 and third in Class 5A state tournament at 103 pounds for coach Michael Zufall at Manzano High School. Earned 3.93 GPA.      

Vince Pescaglia (Missouri): Finished 40-7 and fourth in Class 4 state tournament at 112 pounds for coach J.D. Coffman at David Hickman High School; career record 73-19. Earned 3.5 GPA.      

Ryan Quinn (Connecticut): Finished 47-4 and third in Class M state tournament at 112 pounds for coach Michael Voiland at Bacon Academy; two-time state placewinner; career record 86-12. Earned 3.7 GPA and ranks in the top third of his class.      

Pete Rendina (Michigan): Division 3 state champion finished 60-1 at 119 pounds for coach Tim Roberts at Dundee High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 117-3. Earned 3.82 GPA and ranks No. 5 in a class of 118.      

Tyler White (Maryland): Finished 36-5 and fifth in Class 2A-A state tournament at 130 pounds for coach Butch Cotterman at Walkersville High School; career record 65-13. Earned 3.9 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Zachary White (Maryland): Finished 33-6 and third in Class 2A-A state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Butch Cotterman at Walkersville High School; career record 57-17. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 337.      

Dan Yates (Michigan): Division 4 state champion finished 64-2 at 145 pounds for coach Doug Baird at Hesperia High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 125-8. Earned 3.85 GPA and ranks No. 7 in a class of 85.      

Brandon Zeerip (Michigan): Finished 62-4 and sixth in Division 4 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Doug Baird at Hesperia High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 125-6. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 85.

 

Class of 2010        

Ryak Finch (Arizona): Class 3A state runnerup with 44-2 record at 103 pounds for coach Rick Finch at Safford High School. Finished third and won Most Falls award in National High School Freshman Wrestling Championships. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.      

Tyler Keselring (Michigan): Division 2 state champion finished 44-2 at 103 pounds for coach Paul Johnson at Greenville High School. Earned 3.72 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.      

Joaquin Marquez (New Mexico): Class 5A state champion finished 32-0 at 103 pounds for coach Kevin Marks at Las Cruces High School. Earned 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

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