2013 Morrison County Record All-Area Wrestling Team

106 pounds

Logan Kapphahn, sophomore, Little Falls

Kapphahn walked off the mat after one of his biggest wins of the season over a top-10 opponent with a stomach ache. A day later his appendix was removed, costing him most of his season, yet he returned to lead off the Flyers’ lineup in the postseason at 106, posting an 18-7 record.


113 pounds

Zach Scott, sophomore, Holdingford

Scott served as a lightweight leader for Holdingford, helping lead the Huskers to a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title. Scott also earned a repeat trip to the state tournament, winning a pair of matches to finish with a 35-7 season mark.


120 pounds

Brandon Sullivan, junior, Pierz

Sullivan was a key cog in helping lead Pierz to the state tournament, posting a 32-7 as one of its top bonus-point earners. He also won a section title to advance to the state tournament, where he won two matches.


126 pounds

Chris Ortman, junior, Pierz

Ortman finished a point away from adding a spot on the state tournament medal stand to his list of accomplishments in a standout 32-10 season, while also helping the Pioneers earn a conference and section championship.


132 pounds

Axel Lange, sophomore, Little Falls

Lange was dynamic on his feet in the middle weights for the Flyers this winter, leading the team with 70 takedowns. He also snared All-Granite Ridge Conference honorable mention honors, posting a 28-12 record.


138 pounds

Connor Scherping, senior, Little Falls

After closing the regular season with 99 career wins, Scherping kept on rolling through the postseason, rolling his total to 107 as he qualified for the state tournament. Scherping also racked up 25 of his 35 wins this season with falls.


145 pounds

Trevor Scott, senior, Holdingford

Scott capped off his Holdingford career in impressive fashion, earning a fourth-place finish at the Class A state tournament at 145 by winning three consecutive matches in consolation action after falling in the quarterfinals.


152 pounds

Brad Meyer, senior, Pierz

Meyer capped one of the top careers in school history by crossing the 150-win threshold this season, with nearly 40 of them coming this winter in a 39-6 campaign. Meyer once again qualified for state individually and with the team, winning a match in both tournaments.


160 pounds

Mitch Lange, junior, Royalton-Upsala

Lange, the Morrison County Record Wrestler of the Year,  already cemented his place in program history with a season to go, breaking the Royals’ all-time wins record on his way to a 42-3 season and a fourth-place finish in the state tournament, repeatedly wrestling up one or two weight classes to take on tougher opponents.


170 pounds

Jordan Gombos, junior, Holdingford

Gombos missed the entire first half of the season, but made a big impact upon his return, dropping only one bout leading into a trip to the state tournament and earning a key fall to help the Huskers earn a share of the Central Minnesota Conference title with a win over Pierz.


182 pounds

Joe Reis, senior, Little Falls

With only eight career wins through his junior season, Reis showed its never too late to make an impact his senior year, capping a 21-16 season with a trip to the state tournament.


195 pounds

Mitch Messman, junior, Holdingford

Messman stabilized a Holdingford upper-weight contingent beset by injuries late in the season, putting together a 30-5 record. He narrowly missed placing at state by a razor-thin margin, falling twice in overtime.


220 pounds

Cory Wensmann, senior, Royalton-Upsala

Wensmann closed his career as one of the top upper weights in the area with a third consecutive trip to the state tournament, which included a trip to the quarterfinals. Wensmann was consistently ranked in the top 10 throughout the winter, finishing with a 31-11 record.


285 pounds

Conor Swanson, senior, Little Falls

Swanson was a pinning machine to close out duals for Little Falls, opening the season with nine falls in a row on his way to picking up 28 of his 36 wins with pins. He also was an All-Granite Ridge Conference selection and qualified for state.


Honorable mention

Jordan Petrone, senior, Little Falls

Tyler Gastecki, junior, Little Falls

Trysten Ross, junior, Little Falls

Justin Jenks, freshman, Little Falls

Josh Beack, eighth-grader, Little Falls

Nick Lochner, senior, Pierz

Travis Johnson, senior, Pierz

Curtis Brisk, junior, Pierz

Jordon Goebel, junior, Pierz

Ryley Smude, junior, Pierz

Evan Woitalla, junior, Pierz

Kyle Kolstad, senior, Holdingford

Kyle Gerads, junior, Holdingford

Clem Gerads, freshman, Holdingford