Edina High School - Stinger Locker (Winter 2019-2020)

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MY DASH - IN THE ATHLETE'S WORDS:

Max Deters, Swim & Dive

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MY DASH - IN THE ATHLETE’S WORDS:

Dance Team Captains

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EDINA HS ATHLETICS

Published by:

Edina Athletic Booster Club

Winter 2019-20

Hannah Chorske

Harvard Commit Has One More Year at Edina 36

Girls Basketball

New Coach not new To Edina 16

Boys Swim & Dive

repeats as

state champs 26

Boys Basketball

JaCOB HUTSON D1 Loyola Bound 24

Legendary

Coach, Steve Paulsen Retires 23 State Titles 18 Over Career


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Table of Contents Sting Locker, winter 2019-20

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MY DASH - In the Athlete’s Words

Boys Swim & Dive

The athletes’ stories written by the athletes themselves.

Repeats as

State Y Champions AC M

FEATURES

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

New Coach Not New to Edina

Coach Jaime Gaard Chapman has history at EHS.

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GIRLS TENNIS

Legendary Coach, Steve Paulsen Retires

23 State Titles over his lengthy career.

ALPINE SKI

Adam Berghult Is Heading Downhill Fast

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Jacob Hutson, D1 Loyola Bound

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NORDIC SKI

Great Big Nordic Family Over 100 skiers strong.

Cover photo provided by Edina Girls Tennis

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BOYS SWIM & DIVE

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DANCE TEAM CAPTAINS

Max Deters

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COMPETITION CHEER

An Amazing Experience

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GYMNASTICS

Flipping for Edina Gymnastics

Bringing together people from different communities unites us under a common passion.

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GIRLS HOCKEY

Busyn, McLenighan & Theis

SECTIONS

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From the Boosters

A letter from the Edina Athletic Booster Club’s Dan Arom.

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From the Hornet Hub: Troy Stein New Coaches at EHS

Never Too High, Never Too Low

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Hannah Chorske, Harvard commit has one more year at Edina.

2019-20 Fall Season Sports Captains

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BOYS HOCKEY

A Parents Perspective Hockey Brothers Reunited

2019-20 Winter Season Sports Team Photos

Nolan & Nick Williams.

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WRESTLING

Wrestling Generates New Interest at Edina

Just a handful of years ago, wrestling at Edina was part of a co-op with a nearby school.

EABC Booster Members List EHS State Titles List 187 titles won.


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Edina Athletic Booster Club (EABC) MANAGING EDITOR

Dan Arom

Just before we finalized the Sting Locker Winter issue and went to press, many changes occurred in the landscape of Edina schools and everywhere around us. One of the unfortunate outcomes was the cancellation of the EABC Spring Fundraiser, and although we all loved gathering and celebrating Hornet athletics last year, obviously there is a time and a place for everything. We hope that our student athletes will still be celebrated and recognized, and for those who’s high school athletic careers came to an abrupt end, we thank you for representing the community of Edina and being role models for the next generation of Hornets. Parents, friends, family, and neighbors all share your athletic experience in some way, shape or form. Thank you to all the people and local businesses who support the Hornets and the EABC, and thank you to all the volunteers who make the EABC run! Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sincerely,

Dan Arom EABC President

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New Coaches at EHS We are excited to add a few new head coaches to our coaching staff at Edina High School (EHS).

Jaime Gaard Chapman joins our staff

as our new Head Girls Tennis Coach. “It is a privilege to be selected as the new leader of the EHS Girls Tennis program. As a proud graduate of Edina, I am excited to give back to the program that positively shaped my high school experience and, ultimately, my career path in coaching. Edina Girls Tennis Head Coach tennis players bring the highest Girls Golf Head Coach levels of passion Boys Golf Assistant Coach and commitment to their sport and to the team, and Badminton Head Coach I look forward to the opportunity to support our student-athletes in reaching their potential both as players and future leaders. Go Hornets!” Jaime was a two-sport captain for Edina in tennis and basketball. As the school’s Triple-A (Academics, Arts & Athletics) and Athena Award winner, Jaime competed on four state championship tennis teams and teamed up with her doubles partner to win the 2001 State Doubles Championship. After graduation, she continued her academic and tennis careers at Gustavus. The team reached the Elite 8 of the Division III National Tournament all four years, earning a #5 ranking in the country. Jaime earned All-American tennis honors as the 2006 ITA Regional Singles Champion. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Studies, and in 2015, furthered her education by completing a master’s degree in Positive Coaching from University of Missouri-Columbia. Jaime brings vast experience as a youth and high school tennis coach, formerly holding head coaching positions for the Breck and Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys and girls tennis programs. During the summer months, she enjoys her role as Head Tennis Professional

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at Interlachen Country Club. Jaime also serves as Head Coach for the Edina Girls Basketball team. She and her husband, Jared, reside in Edina and are proud parents to Annette and Luke. Jaime has helped lay the groundwork of excellence in our girls Tennis program as a student-athlete. She has played and coached at a high level and is an excellent role model for our student-athletes. She has demonstrated a commitment to a student-centered focus of growth and we’re very excited to have her join our team as a two sport head coach (Girls Head Basketball).

Michael Kraft takes the reins of our

Girls’ Golf team. “I am incredibly excited for the opportunity to lead the Edina High School Girls’ Golf Team. As a longtime coach, player and fan of athletics and golf, I am thrilled to continue the tradition of successful golf at Edina. I will drive each player to focus on achieving individual and team goals while creating a culture of working hard and having fun. I believe learning life skills through athletics is an important and powerful aspect of being a student-athlete. I look forward to working with the girls on skills such as being good teammates and learning to deal with adversity and failure.” Michael grew up in Grand Forks, ND, where he was a three-sport, varsity athlete (tennis, basketball and baseball). He was a member of the 2003-2007 Red River High School Tennis State Championship Teams, won an individual State Tennis Championship in 2005, was a 3-Time All-State tennis player, was a runner-up for Mr. Tennis and won the 2008 Grand Forks Senior Athlete of the Year. Michael graduated from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the Twin Cities as a finance professional upon graduating. Michael has been an assistant coach in the Edina Boys Golf program for the past 4 seasons. Michael has knowledge, passion and cares deeply about the development of all our student-athletes.

In an effort to help provide leadership to our boys and girls golf program Phil Ebner takes on new role of Director of Golf. The transition of leadership in our girls’ golf program the past few years has made us revisit how to best build both golf programs at EHS. Coach Ebner will be charged to help build and align both programs. “I am honored and excited to become the Director of Golf for both girls and boys Edina High School golf programs. Combining the programs not only makes operational sense, but will be valuable in our fundraising and administrative efforts.”

Mike McCollow, the boys assistant golf

coach with Phil Ebner the past few years, will take on the role of Head Boys Golf Coach. Mike has coached around the country and we are lucky to have him in Edina. Mike has an extensive career in coaching basketball at the collegiate and professional ranks. His love and growth in the game of golf will continue to be our benefit this spring.

Steve Henke returns to take over the Badminton program at EHS. After taking a year off from this girls spring sport last year, Steve and his wife Margo return to lead the program they helped create. Over 70 girls play Badminton at EHS. That growth can be attributed to the passion of Steve and Margo Henke. “You think it’s a soft, kind of knockit-around sport,” said Edina coach Steve Henke. “It’s a heart-attack sport, really.” Well, let’s not have any heart-attacks this year, but for real, we are looking forward once again to the excitement that Steve brings to coaching this spring. I am extremely proud to add these coaches to our staff at EHS. They are high quality people that are knowledgeable in the sport in which they coach. Driven with a passion to coach their sport, they not only care about kids, but they show it. Join me in wishing these coaches many years of positively influencing our Edina student-athletes. ■


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DIVING

MY DASH - In the Athlete’s Words

Max Deters I

began diving for EHS my 8th grade year. I had messed around with diving prior to my 8th grade year because my father had also been a diver, so I learned some of the fundamentals at our home pool and at local country clubs.

"In order to be a diver, you have to allow yourself to be comfortable with being uncomfortable…"

I unfortunately have not been awarded any individual state championships in my career of Diving, but I’ve qualified for every state meet since 8th grade while improving my place every time I competed, I have been deemed an All-American diver my junior and senior year, I was the section diver of the year in 2019 and I finished 3rd in this year’s state competition.

I participated in the majority of the sports Edina had to offer previous to my diving career. I settled with diving for a multitude of different reasons, diving is not about the physical aspects of your body, it’s about the mental capacity. In order to be a diver, you have to allow yourself to be comfortable with being uncomfortable in order to enable yourself to make critical changes in dives. Another reason I dive is because of the community. Diving is not a common sport, so everyone knows each other, which I think is pretty important because it allows me to know who you are going up against and allows me to create strong friendships. I also chose this sport because it allows me to push beyond my limits. Getting on the board during a meet with 50 or more people staring you can give me nerves and it also gives me adrenaline. My coach John Dailey always says, “diving is 85% mental and 15% physical.” Unlike any other sport, you can’t be a successful diver with just natural talent, you need the drive to be uncomfortable and make changes that may even feel dangerous. My Dad, John Deters, had an extensive amount of influence on my diving career. He had been a diver all of his high school years and all of his college years. He and I are very competitive in almost everything we do, so he pushes me every day to be better than the day before. Although my mom knows almost nothing about the sport, even after 4 years of watching it, she and the rest of my family have given me an immense amount of support throughout my career. John Dailey has been my diving coach for about 4 years now and It goes without saying that he has been my #1 supporter. He has been coaching diving for 39 years now and he makes practices and meets fun with his enthusiasm and humor while also working hard and making crucial changes in my dives.

My plans for next year are undecided as of right now. I know that I'm going to strive to dive at a D1 or D2 college. ■

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Dance Team Dance Team Captains

MY DASH - In the Athlete’s Words Meet the Edina

Lauren Busyn

Lauren Busyn I have been dancing all of my life. Three years ago I made the decision to leave the private studio I danced for and join EDT. I’ve never looked back since I made the decision. To be completely honest, the past three years on the team have been my best years of dance. Thinking through all of these memories, the one in particular that stands out was this year when we danced at the Eastview Invitational. The Eastview Invitational is a big meet as many of the top teams participate, and it is a good benchmark on where each team stands at that point in the season. As we approached Eastview this year, we came in not in top form due to a number of dancers that were sick as well as a number of injuries. That being said, it was one of our best performances yet! In retrospect, these types of days on EDT have really taught me how to be a good teammate. The reality is that in studio I never felt like it was about the team, rather all about individual performance. However, EDT has taught me how to be selfless and put in the hard work for not only myself, but for everyone around me. Furthermore, being a captain this season has pushed me to be the best teammate I can be. I’ve become much more selfaware in that the attitude I bring to practice every day can really affect the whole team's attitude. I have learned how important it is to put on a smile and be positive no matter what day I’m having as the team takes it cue from the captains. Summing up my singular goal for this season is that each time we walk off the floor we want to know that we truly gave it our all for that performance. You can’t fake it; each person knows that both as an individual and the team did everything possible in preparation for the performance. And in the end, there is no substitute for the happiness and reward in putting it all out there and holding nothing back. No medal, no score sheet and no judge’s ranking can give you that feeling; you earn it.

Megan McLenighan

Megan McLenighan I have been dancing almost my entire life, starting in studio and moving to the Edina Dance Team (EDT) in seventh grade. Being on the team since then, I have had a lot of amazing memories with EDT. As I look to sum it all up, the five trips to state were a pretty incredible experiences. Not only did we get there, but over time we have created a culture where we can compete at that level consistently. My sophomore year specifically was memorable because we advanced to state in both kick and jazz for the first time in the program’s history. Nothing compares to the feeling of walking out onto the Target Center floor and performing your routine for the last time in front of thousands of fans. I really love this team and being able to connect with the other girls both on and off the floor has provided me with lifelong friendships. I have to admit, being a senior has led me to spend time looking back at my overall high school experiences. When I think about my time on EDT, it is truly much more than a dance team. It transcends dance skills and competitive experiences; the lessons learned will serve us all well for years to come. It includes teamwork, dedication, hard work, commitment, and deep friendships.

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Being a captain, this year has really been a formative year in my time with the team. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to both dance with and learn from many talented captains. My number one goal as a captain has been to put the team ahead of myself and prioritize team goals every day. Setting goals for the team can be oversimplified- it goes beyond how we place at any particular meet, and rather focuses on striving for improvement in our routine each and every practice. If we focus on this, the satisfaction of putting out the best possible version of our routine outweighs any medal we could receive at a competition. As the season winds down and I look towards graduation, I’d like to offer some advice to the remaining team members – stay positive, work hard, and enjoy every moment because it goes by way too fast.

Caroline Theis

Caroline Theis I have been dancing for about ten years, the last six of those being on EDT. Looking back over my six years with the team, I would say that my favorite memory was last year when we tied for first at state. Our program had never gotten that far before, and that performance was easily our best. The entire team was connected and the feeling we collectively had when we left the floor was indescribable. As we exited the floor, we received a standing ovation from almost everyone in the arena, not just the Edina fans. In retrospect, EDT has played a huge part in my life. It has taught me skills that I will carry with me for the foreseeable future. These skills include hard work, determination, and that when I think I’ve reached my limit, I can push myself further. Dancing for EDT created a unique opportunity to mix teammates and friends in one place. This group of young women that are my teammates are some of my best friends, and without EDT, I never would’ve met some of them. The connection and bond that we have make the long practices more enjoyable; the group always know how to lighten the mood resulting in turning the hard work from a burden into fun. As a captain, I have had to learn how to be a role model as someone that people can look up to. I have always felt like I am someone that anyone can go to if they need to talk, and being a captain has allowed me to do just that. We are nearing the end of the season and my primary goal, as it has been all year, is for the team to end strong. This year we picked up a fair number of new dancers to the program. As a result, it has been incredibly exciting seeing how far we have come. I think what sums up our shared experience is that as a group when we concentrate on having fun and just doing it for us, we have done our absolute best. Truly, our goal is each time we take the floor to have our incremental next best performance. So, with that, I hope as a program we have no regrets with everything we do for the rest of our season. As a senior, I would tell the underclassmen just to take everything in and live in the moment. It may be a grind at times and seem like so much work, but it is worth it. The relationships you make and the feeling when the hard work pays off is so much more rewarding in the end. ■


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By Jaime Gaard Chapman Photos by Tia Benson

other favorite court carried over to the hardwood. Being an Edina athlete was such an honor, and it included an amazing collection of fun memories with people who are near and dear to me today. I loved Edina, and I was so proud to represent my school and the community as an athlete. After a quick 4-year stop down to Gustavus--earning my degree in Communication studies with coaching and Spanish minors along with a few MIAC tennis championships and national tournament experiences – I ventured back to the comforts of my home town. For the first time, I was no longer officially an “athlete.” It was a strange feeling; after years and years of tying that label to my identity, there was almost a sense of loss. I knew that sports and being a part of a team brought out some of my best qualities, so how could I recoup that experience now as a young adult?

New Girls Basketball Coach Not New I To Edina

It was at that moment that Coach Jenny Johnson, in the most perfect timing, reentered my world. She was about to embark on

can still picture my first Edina Varsity Basketball practice rather vividly. Gathered around the Hornet logo at half court prior to the buzzer signaling the first drill, there I was, a 95-pound ninth grade point guard, standing among future Edina Athletic Hall of Fame athletes Ashley Brown and Kate Sandvig. These players whom I had admired from the stands as a travel basketball player were now my teammates, which was alltogether exciting, surreal, and admittedly, a bit intimidating.

As our team engaged in some light stretching in preparation for what I had been told would be a “wake up call” to varsity-level basketball conditioning, (another Hall of Fame) Head Coach Jenny Johnson stood in the center of our circle at the half court line with a basketball in her hands. After taking a couple of casual dribbles, Jenny turned to us and said, “If I make this half court shot...no running today.” Naturally, there was a buzz of excitement among the players at the possible sweet freedom from a practice punctuated by down-and-backs and timed sprints. As Jenny loaded up to shoot her patented half court “hook shot,” as if in slow motion, that 28.5 inch rotating round leather object dropped from the sky, gently swishing the net. Cheers erupted as the team hog-piled at center court; celebrating this moment of “no running” was as sweet as earning a trip to the state tournament. Fast forward to the end of that 1999-2000 girls basketball season, and this image of team celebration in a hog pile emerged once again; this time, we did in fact earn a trip to the state tournament as the winners of a closely contested section final game. In my four years as an Edina Girls Basketball player, I had the privilege of making that trip to State three consecutive years. Maybe being around Steve Paulsen - Hall of Fame Edina Girls Tennis Coach - and his state tournament magic for four years playing on my

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her final year of high school coaching as she transitioned into a new role as Edina High School Athletic Director. Her farewell season happened to line up with coaching my sister, Megan Gaard, in her senior year. With permission from Megan to have her older sister also serve as her “coach,” Jenny (along with longtime assistant coach, Matt Nilsen) extended an offer to join her staff as the JV coach for the 2007-2008 season. As I daydreamed about calling game-winning plays and giving inspiring half-time speeches, I emphatically accepted the job. What a dream: to return to the school, the court, that had given so much to me as a student-athlete; it was my turn to pay the experience forward, and to learn from the best what this coaching life was all about. When Jenny stepped away from Hornet basketball after that season, she kept the program in the “family” as she passed the baton to Matt Nilsen. One of the hardest working people I have come to know, Matt took great pride in carrying the tradition Edina basketball into the next decade. In 2012, I had my first taste of coaching in a basketball state tournament as legendary players Katybeth Biewen, Lindsey Johnson and MC McGrory led the team to a 3rd place finish that year. Each season was special, and my love of learning to be a better coach grew along with the great connections I developed with our players. With great honor and humility, I was inducted into the Edina Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. Matt and I spent 12 seasons coaching together, I couldn’t have been more thankful for that.


Being an Edina athlete was such an honor, and it included an amazing collection of fun memories with people who are near and dear to me today.

After Matt’s 23 total years of service to Edina Girls Basketball and our community, he stepped down to focus on family. At the same time, my own family was growing, and the opportunity keep Edina Girls Basketball in the “family” and in my life as Head Coach now presented itself. While managing a full-time business venture; chasing after our ever-independent two-year-old daughter, Annette; and being six months pregnant, it seemed like the perfect time to apply for the head coaching job at my alma mater! With great honor, I accepted the offer to serve as the program’s next leader. Life is not meant to be convenient, so with the help of my husband--who has been on Edina Girls Basketball staff for seven years and is my assistant coach--we buckled up for the start of our newest adventure. I am now three months into my new roles of Head Coach and proud mom of Annette’s new brother, Luke. Once again, my amazing hometown and community have supported my experience. Our basketball team has created a culture of positivity, inclusion, hard work, communication, and joy. I am proud to model the authentic joys, challenges, struggles and learning moments that come with being a mom and coach to our players. As a team, we equally celebrate growth and failure as learning; we pick each other up and focus on the process of improving rather than defining success by the final score. With the unique element of both their parents as coaches, Annette and Luke have been raised in the stands by our village of parents, grandparents and friends of the Edina program while their mom and dad live out their shared passion for coaching. I am grateful that our kids get to grow up knowing and emulating such amazing role models as our players, and for them to see their mom in a position of leadership. Returning to Edina Girls basketball 13 years ago was the best homecoming I could have asked for. It has truly shaped my life and our family’s values. Edina is our home, and the basketball team is our heart. Maybe I will be lucky enough to still be coaching when Annette is in high school, stretching before practice hoping Mom makes that half-shot for no running. ■

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dina Girls Tennis Coach Steve Paulsen’s legendary coaching career came to a conclusion at the end of the 2019 season with his 23rd state title.

His unmatched record of state titles and wins is one way to measure his success, but that only tells a part of the story. Many will say that the record was a byproduct of the culture and experience that Coach Paulsen created over his 28 year career at Edina. Paulsen often spoke about the importance of creating a team mentality with all players, “It’s about the team. Leave the egos at the door,” he said. He gave each player a questionnaire at the beginning of each season, and his favorite question is ‘what position do you want to play?’ The young ones don’t know the answer and they’ll say where they want to play,” Paulsen said. “The older players know the right answer is ‘whatever is best for the team.’ It takes a year or two, but the younger players always figure it out.” We reached out to players, peers, and people that worked with Paulsen throughout his career, his impact was truly incredible. Edina High School wishes him the best in his future endeavors and on behalf of the school and players,

THANK YOU!

Steve Paulsen “I love seeing what the players have gone on to in the real world. There are doctors and lawyers. A lot of them are coaches. It’s been so much fun revisiting and knowing they had a great experience here. That’s as good as it gets.”

Jaime Gaard (Player, Peer, New Edina Girls Tennis Coach) It is difficult to sum up into a short message the positive impact Steve had not only on my experience as a tennis player, but in the person I’ve become. I can’t describe how life-giving it was to be welcomed into the Edina Tennis program as a 9th grader, and to feel firsthand the connection and selflessness of a group of athletes that truly put the team

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ahead of themselves, supporting everyone regardless of age or position on the team. This feeling was a constant through all four years and was the direct reflection of Steve’s leadership. On the court, he taught me how to be a competitor, and always saw me for my strengths. Steve gave all of us the guidance we needed to build our own confidence as young women, and showed us the value of creating respectful player/ coach communication. As I have grown into my own career in coaching, I’ve taken many pages from his book. Thank you to Steve for all the years of friendship, mentorship; for helping me grow professionally, and for hundreds of memories that I will carry with me always. Steve’s mark on Edina tennis, and the individuals who were so lucky to be a part of it, is a record that can never be broken.

Nicole Copeland (Player) I've had the honor of having Steve for a coach for six years. He's definitely a calming influence on and off the court, knowing exactly what to say at the right time. We all know his amazing career record as Edina Girls Varsity Coach, yet he never puts pressure on the players to win, it's all about working hard, being a team player and trying your best. When I step on the court during the season, I always want to win. Not just for myself or the team, but for Steve. It's my way of giving back to him and showing appreciation for all the years of making high school tennis such a highlight in my life. My success at Edina is most definitely a result of having the best coach ever. I'm thrilled we could get you #23! Thank you so much Steve. Knucks.

Lindsey Risebrough (Player)

memories I made throughout my three years of high school tennis and to have been coached by Steve. What a legend!

Neal Hagberg, Director Tennis & Life Camps at Gustavus "I loved interacting with Steve Paulson because he did it right. The kids he sent to Tennis & Life Camps (and there were hundreds), no matter how good a player, never had an attitude of entitlement. They genuinely cared about each other and those around them. They showed respect on the court, but were joyful at the same time. In a culture so steeped in winning, so used to it, there was not an arrogance, but a confidence; not false humility, but genuine love; not "me first" but "team first". That is a tribute to Steve and the genuine care he has for his players and his understanding how to build a team, win or lose. It is why I never once begrudged Edina winning all those titles. Steve is the Bill Belichick of high school tennis. It is why I loved to watch him coach, because his teams were technically unparalleled and ethically grounded. They were kind. And if they weren't, he worked with them patiently until they were. But maybe my favorite thing about Steve is he is a great dad. His daughter Maddie used to come to TLC and he never, ever put pressure on her as far as I saw. She was relaxed in herself and a joy to be around. And chose golf as her main passion. Which Steve celebrated. Because he knew relationships were more important than any sport, and a child's interests are should be what drive the bus, not a parent's. He not only preached his values, he lived them. High school tennis won't be the same without him. Well done, Steve, you left a legacy much more important than championships."

As a tennis coach now, I recognize the Caitlyn Merzbacher (Player) profound opportunity and responsibility “Steve has impacted my life in such a a coach has to positively impact their great way. The support he has shown me students. Not only did Steve help develop through high school, college, and beyond my tennis skills, but more importantly, he I am so grateful for. Something Steve taught me invaluable life lessons such as taught me that will stick with me forever is leadership, teamwork, accountability, and belief. He showed me what could be done self-belief! I cannot thank him enough for and accomplished if you believe in others instilling these values in me and pushing and yourself. He believed in each one of me to always be better on and off the court. his players on and off the court and they I am so grateful for all of the amazing


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knew it. This carried over into so many other parts of my life and changed the way I interact with those around me.”

Mali Wenkus (Player) “Steve Paulsen is a gentle giant who coaches from the heart. His care and methodical coaching, which may be different for each of his players, is a rarity. He’s kind, soft spoken, humble and understanding. My years under Steve’s direction created some wonderful memories.”

Jennifer Copeland (Player) The definition of a gentleman: CHIVALROUS, COURTEOUS OR HONORABLE MAN. This is a perfect description of Steve Paulsen. My daughter, Nicole (Coley), completed her 6th season with Steve this fall, her experience having Steve as a coach has been amazing. This is a man that coaches 15-20 teenage girls and remains calm and collected (at least on the outside) as well as producing a winning team year after year. Steve’s tone and demeanor is exactly what Coley responds to. He is able to coach and instruct in a way that she understands and respects. They have a special relationship, I have watched them share many laughs but also shed a few tears along the way as well. Their “knuckles” during and after matches is something I will always remember. Coley is blessed to have such a positive influence on her life. I’m very grateful for that.

Paige (Mooty) Carter (Player) I am so happy for Steve as he embarks on this new chapter of life while being able to look back at his time as the head coach of EHS Girls Tennis knowing he is truly the most amazing person and coach to ever take on that role. I will always say, Steve is my favorite coach I ever had, in any sport, at any age. When coaching, he brought comfort and competitiveness out in all of us during drills and matches. Steve coached us to be honest and humble, but also how to be a great competitor. He made it fun, while coaching us to become a better player each and every day. My favorite High School memories will forever be attached to EHS Girls Tennis. Playing on Steve’s team was an experience that I am so grateful for and one that I will absolutely never forget! And the girls on that team were so special to me and will be lifelong friends of mine. I just felt so lucky to be on Steve’s team and be a part of it all! I was also lucky enough to work for Steve one Summer at Interlachen Country Club. Trying to learn his ways as he coached each drill was also something I will take with me through life and feel lucky to have had that experience. Steve is not only an incredible Tennis coach, he is an incredible role model, leader, and a forever friend. I am so thankful that I know him and was able to be a part of his team. I will always look back at my experience on the EHS Tennis team with a big smile and a feeling of gratefulness. Steve is the very best. He is one in a million. ■

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dam Berghult finished third at the state meet last year as a freshman, leading the Hornets to their eighth boys alpine team state championship. In his sophomore season, he has his sights set on a repeat team title and winning an individual title as well.

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“My goal is to win state as a team,” Berghult said. “And I want to be the top contributor to our team so winning state individually would help me contribute.”

to compete for your school and your community and that’s something you can’t get from the club teams.”

Berghult is a three-sport athlete, also playing football in the fall and baseball Slalom skiing is a sport where one in the spring. And that’s the way his ski hundredth of a second can mean the coach prefers it. difference between finishing first or going home disappointed. And danger lurks at “Athletes need to have that bit of a reprieve. every turn. There’s a lot that can go wrong, They can get too focused on one sport. I which makes it critical for Berghult to get want him to play football and baseball his mind right before each run. and give him that mental break,” Scribner said. “One of the big things that’s contributed to my success is developing a routine so I Even if that means some days might have know that going into the starting gate I’ve a ski practice and off-season training for done everything I can control and now I another sport. just have to execute,” he said. “Time management is hard but if you want Like many top skiers, Berghult juggles his to do every sport at a high level you need time between his club team and the high to be committed,” Berghult said. school team. That means most weeks in the winter he’s skiing every day. He says Through January, Berghult won every he wouldn’t have it any other way. meet he had competed in this season. According to his coach, the best may be “Representing my school means a lot… The yet to come. team aspect is why I do the high school racing. You do it for each other,” Berghult “I want him go out just as he does every said. race and throw down and when he does that good things will happen,” Scribner “He really loves the team aspect of the said. “He’s just a sophomore. I think he sport,” Jared Scribner, alpine ski head has another gear that he can still find.” coach, said. “It’s pretty special to be able If Berghult finds that gear while going downhill, it will be an uphill climb for the competition to catch him. ■

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“He has always had the mentality that he can get even better.”

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arning a D1 basketball scholarship requires a lot of hard work, dedication and focus. It never comes easy to anyone. You need help from many people, including, parents, coaches and trainers. D1 basketball players not only need skill but size is a huge factor. Jacob Hutson is blessed to be in no shortage of either. Jacob will be starting at the next level this summer at Loyola University Chicago. His journey started way back in elementary school. His passion for basketball was inspired by an EBA summer challenge. They challenged the youth players to a 10,000 shot exercise the summer between 5-6th grade. Jacob completed 10,000 shots and earned his t-shirt. This was just the beginning of many goals Jacob set for himself. He played multiple sports until 8th grade and then started to focus on basketball. Jacob was not a super star in youth sports. His first year of Edina travel basketball, he played on the C team, but he was determined and continued to improve. His dream was to play on the varsity basketball team, and he did just that by starting as a sophomore. The Edina High School program has been blessed over the years with many talented players and many have gone on to play in college. Each player has a unique quality that makes them special. Head Coach Joe Burger, “Jacob has managed to set himself apart by never being satisfied with the progress he’s made – he has always had the mentality that he can get even better. He could have been a one-dimensional player who used his height as his only advantage, and he would’ve still been able to play at the next level. Instead, he identified early on the type of school, program, and coaching staff that he wanted to play for and developed himself into the player it would take to get there.”

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Lots of players dream of a D1 scholarship but for many it does not come to fruition. Jacob started playing AAU basketball in 9th grade and by 11th grade was playing on the top MN Fury team. Recruiting and getting “noticed” happens on the AAU circuit. Jacob realized the dream could come true the summer after his junior year. The best recruiting opportunities happen by playing AAU basketball. Peter Zurn, Jacob’s MN Fury Coach said, “We traveled the country on the AAU circuit, playing against the best competition we could find. The competitive nature, the work ethic, along with Jacob’s size and skill proved more than the opponents could handle. D1 coaches started lining up on the baseline, the phone calls, and text messages never seemed to stop coming. For many, that part of the process can be overwhelming, but in Jacob’s case, great parents, asking the right questions, and looking for the right fit made it less stressful for all. Jacob knew what he was looking for both in terms of athletics, and academics, I truly believe he found a great fit. I was just happy I was able to be along to enjoy his journey.” As many great athletes leave and have success after high school, they leave a legacy behind that Coach Burger values. “Not only is Jacob a great player, he’s a leader of our team and it has nothing to do with his status as a D1 basketball player. You want your best players to be a great teammate, to be coachable and to be the hardest workers – Jacob is all three. He a great representative of our program.” The coaching staff at Loyola University Chicago is going to realize immediately that they have an incredible kid that sets his goals high and puts in the work and commitment to achieve them. It will be fun to watch Jacob continue to improve at the next level and make Edina High School proud. ■


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Boys Swim & Dive

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elieve it or not there are other winter sports at Edina High School other than hockey. And they are every bit as good too. Last year the Boys Swim and Dive team won the State Championship for the first time since 2010. When asked, what are your team goals for the season, Coach Scott Johnson said, “Number 1, being gentlemen, being good sportsmen, and being humble at all times. Number 2, providing the best effort possible each day. Perform at a high level not only in competition, but in the classroom. Number 3, Enjoy and appreciate our time together as a team in practices and competitions. And finally, our overall team goal is to be the best dual meet team, the best invitational team, and the best post season/championship team possible. “ Swimming is a grind. Lots of hours are spent in the pool and the weight room. It takes incredible perseverance to stick with the sport year after year. This year there are 14 seniors. Head Coach, Scott Johnson, knows more than anyone how important it is to have their leadership. The season is only 14 weeks but most of the swimmers and divers on this team practice and compete year-round with local club teams. The dedication and work they put into their sport during the “off season” is very apparent throughout the high school season. They compete 12 months of the year at the local, state, and national levels. All these athletes have put in the work necessary to be champions.

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In a recent interview with Coach Johnson, I asked him a few questions about this year’s team.

What do these seniors mean to the program?

Our seniors have been a major part of the team since their freshman year. They have been a part of the dual meet, invitational, and championship seasons for all four years. Their experience is a large reason of the team success. They honor the historical traditions instilled by past teams and provide leadership that extends beyond the pool deck. I always look to our seniors to provide the positive energy for the success of the team, and this group has been exceptional.

What qualities make this group special?

They will do whatever it takes for the success of the team. Beyond the competition and results in the water, they are a truly extraordinary group of young men that are fun to be around in and out of the water. The same is true of their parents and families, and I am proud to be a part of their lives.

How do the younger swimmers play a role?

Our underclassmen are a key reason for the current success of the team. They follow the example of the seniors and build on the traditions of the past and create the new chapters for today and the future. The juniors have been a huge part of the accomplishments of the team and have played a large role the past two years. The sophomores are a very talented group of athletes that contributed immediately last year and should play a dominant role on the team for the next several years. I am also very impressed by the work ethic and promise of the freshmen class this year. These athletes are dedicated, determined and extremely hard working and should never be overlooked. ■


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resh off an incredibly successful 2019 Nordic season, and pretty much straight off the trails of a phenomenal Cross Country season, the Nordic skiers are ready to represent Edina again. The team itself has over 100 skiers, making it one of the largest at Edina, but a core group stays together for three sports during the season – Cross Country, Nordic Skiing and Track and Field creating a bond that very few other athletes experience. They are also one of the few high school sports that train with teams – boys and girls – together, and that’s how they create a family.

The team will continue their traditions of pre-race potlucks to keep motivation up and will train through warmer temps thanks to snow-making machines purchased by the program several years ago. They know with a program as large as theirs they need to make sure everyone feels valued and like part of the team. They work hard to make that happen. The goal of the program has always been fun – one they accomplish nearly every single day. ■

This year’s captains, Max Contag, Eric Crosby Lehmann, Heidi Engman, Morgan Richter, Noah Roy, Sadie Schreiner, Claire Wagner, Case Winter, and Charlie Zdechlik are part of the crew that does several sports together. A couple of them are multi-sport captains, all of them are ready to race and continue to represent the sports dynasty that Edina has become. These skiers are hearty – practicing and racing in any weather and all snow conditions. They are extremely athletic – cross training by running and lifting weights to help their speed and endurance. But most importantly – they are friends. They support each other, cheer for each other, cry with each other and celebrate with each other. They are a true team – which is why their numbers are so impressive. Captain Heidi Engman said, “Our goal as a team is ultimately to have fun. I love competing and skiing with the team, so the longer the season the more fun we have. The goal is always to make it to state as that would be super exciting!” The team’s past successes have been significant as well, an indicator of the strength and support of the program and people in Edina. “The fact that we have taken our girls’ team to state the last four years in a row says something about the program,” said Engman. “It shows we are not just about numbers, but that we have some real talent too.” On this year’s radar are senior captains Morgan Richter and Claire Wagner and well as Wagner’s younger sister Sophomore Maggie. They round out the top three ranked skiers on the team. However, Addie Hinkie has also started the season out strong and is considered one to watch.

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Edina Cheer

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heerleading originated in the United States in 1869. Modern cheerleading started in the 1980’s when complicated stunt routines were introduced. It has grown into a very popular sport. Within Edina schools, the teams have increased to now include a middle school squad. Competitive cheerleading is a sport that requires strength, endurance, patience, teamwork and enthusiasm. Girls are lifted into the air, thrown high with complicated stunts and skillfully dropped down. The team works together in synch to show spirit, to cheer loudly, and skillfully get the crowd motivated. They work together for hours a week on their gymnastic stunts, cheer routine and individual roles that contribute to their small groups. Their teamwork rolls-up into the large routine. The season begins during summer break but allows for the members to participate in other activities. Tryouts are often in the spring. The team attends a 2-day cheer camp to learn new routines in the summer. Practices start during the summer and ramp up in September. The season ends usually the second weekend in February when the girls compete at Nationals in Florida! About 5 days in Florida is a nice way to wrap up your time on cheer. This year’s three captains of the Varsity Competitive Cheer team are Shay Vogt, Kayla Barnhart and Bren Hausman. They have been key leaders for the cheer program and strong competitors over the years. The head Varsity Competition coach is Kristen Zweig, Mike Zweig is the assistance coach and Libby Aritt is the Game Day Varsity coach. Jackie Enestvedt is the Director of Cheer. “Our coaching staff has been grateful for the talents and leadership of these three seniors. Over the years they have played many roles, learned new skills, and been phenomenal teammates. Bren, Kayla and Shay will leave an impact of Edina Cheerleading. Their consistency and loyalty are never questioned, they are easy to coach, eager to learn, and strong leaders for the rest of our athletes. We wish them luck and we will miss them!” said Coach Jackie Enestvedt While competition cheer is a team sport, it is made up of young people who have similar skills but also bring their unique twist to the mat. Teammates must bond and trust each other, otherwise stunts and their overall routine will fall short or fail all together. Game Day Varsity Coach Libby Aritt had this to say regarding Shay Vogt~ “Shay’s passion for cheerleading shows in all things that she does. She is a role model and ambassador for Edina High School and for her teammates. She pushes through every

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obstacle that comes her way and is always there to help her teammates out with their obstacles.” “Comp cheer has been an amazing experience for Shay. She loves being part of a team that supports each other and literally depends on each person doing their part for the whole team to be successful.” Commented Shay’s mom, Ann Vogt. Shay has loved being mentored by older girls, and then paying that forward with being a captain this year, as well as being an example for the seniors who are new to Varsity Comp this year. As a parent, I know she has gained precious interpersonal skills like knowing when to push, when to console, when to praise, etc. Shay takes being captain very seriously. It is a long season and she constantly thinks about what her teammates need from her at any given point.” Mrs. Vogt also stated that Shay’s strongest leadership skill is how much she cares for her teammates and trying to connect on a personal level with each one. Shay’s parents have enjoyed years of watching cheer and supporting the team. Shay Vogt, shared this with me: “I had always been in dance which is also a performance sport. In middle school, my best friend Elisabeth Meyer, who is still my best friend today, told me that I should try out for cheerleading. I thought the sport was super cool and involved dance, so I thought why not give it a try. I instantly loved it and have been cheering since.” Shay went on to state that “this program means absolutely everything to me. It was the first time I felt coaches had really seen me as a person and cared about my success. I went through middle school, junior varsity and then varsity so I was able to live through each team. In high school, I feel like I have fully embodied who and what a cheerleader is.” “My teammates are my second family, coaches included. Those 23 girls push me every day to be better both on and off that blue mat. It has definitely been different this year as I usually looked up to the older girls on the team and suddenly I have become the oldest.I know those younger girls can look to me for making it through our super long season but honestly it is those girls who pull me through. And for the coaches, they have shaped me into someone that I can be proud of. They care for me like I am their own daughter and for that I will forever be thankful.” Shay plans to attend college and is considering cheering wherever she goes. Kayla Barnhart opened up that she had never heard of competition cheer until she was in 7th grade. “My friends’ sister was in the program and convinced me to come and see what it was like. That


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year I tried out, made JV, and fell in love with the sport. The team becomes your second family and they are always there no matter what. If you’ve had a bad day your teammates notice and lift you up whether you talk about it or not. We develop such a special bond that I wouldn’t trade the world for, and everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated. I am so beyond grateful to have been a part of this program for 6 years, and I cannot imagine my life without it. This sport and my coaches have taught me discipline, determination, grit, gratefulness, and an empathy.” Kayla is accepted at the University of Minnesota. While currently undecided, she may be continuing cheer as a Gopher in 2020. Kayla’s mom, Julie, stated that Kayla’s comp cheer experience was wonderful “In the early years she looked up to the seniors and coaching staff and was mentored. As a senior, she is in a position to provide leadership to members of the team. She is still mentored by the coaching staff. Kayla has learned how hard work, commitment and dedication can pay off. She has learned that in this sport they are a team and each member contributes and is needed to reach a common goal. She has also learned to cope with disappointment when a performance does not go as planned.” Kayla’s Game Day Coach added that “Kayla’s dedication to cheerleading is an inspiration to all her teammates. She works extremely hard to be the best cheerleader she can be by working on her individual skills as well as team skills. The type of determination Kayla has is seen and mimicked by her teammates, so they can do and be their best!” Our third varsity co-captain is Bren Hausman. “Bren is our team motivator! Her spirit and kind heart allow all the members of her team to go to her for advice on and off the mat. In every team huddle Bren has a way of speaking to her teammates to help them push through and succeed on the mat during practice and at competitions.”said Aritt. Bren Hausman had this to say about her time in cheer. ”My cheer journey began in third grade. A friend of mine (Elisabeth Meyer) encouraged me sign up for youth cheer. I loved the program and just when I thought I would move on from cheer, we tried out for competitive cheer.” Bren added “When I was younger tumbling classes allowed me to delve into that aspect of the sport before actually joining. After joining the squad, the main thing that keeps me coming back and continuing with my comp cheer journey is the people and the team. Gwyn and Rick Hausman had this to say about the cheer program at Edina: “At an early age Bren was able to participate in something

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that was bigger than her. Like any sport, it demonstrated a need for commitment and hard work. But maybe more than some other sports, it requires reliance and trust in others simply to complete your stunt. When she was a flier, she gained courage trying things outside her comfort, but also realized how much support she gained from those basing her when she was anxious. Overall, through cheer, Bren has realized how much personal success is reliant on others, and even more so the joy of supporting others in their personal success and the success as a team. This has carried over into how she approaches things beyond cheer.” The Hausman’s added that “this year the program has added the Game Day team which is building a way for cheer to bring back a sense of the school’s community to sports, and that is really inherent in what cheer provides - community spirit. At the same time, it continues as a competitive sport that strives for excellence and competes at a national level. We are impressed how the cheer alumni continue the support of others they learned through cheer. You see them back at the competitions when they are in town from colleges, and continue to set an example, encourage, and motivate the current team.” Bren Hausman elaborated “over the years the program has meant a lot to me. It has almost become a second family because of the coaches and people I have met through it. I have never been pushed harder to my limits through the program, but I have also never felt more supported, motivated, and loved by everyone around me. Every season has its ups and downs and it’s the people that keep me coming back. I think this sport is one of the most rewarding things I do because when it’s hard you have twenty some best friends lifting you up and when you all succeed it’s the best feeling in the world. Overall my teammates have brought me so much joy because they all know how to make me work hard, stay focused, but also laugh and just have fun with the sport.” Bren is looking forward to college and possibly studying in the health sciences field. The Hausman’s feel “Bren really understands that the overall success of the team comes from motivating and supporting each other through the struggles that define each season. She enjoys searching and is determined to find just the right quote or motivational message that will inspire or lift up an individual or team members. She learned when she was younger that leadership comes from all at different times.” The three co-captain’s leadership and strengths have played an important role in the building of this current Varsity team. Leadership can be motivational quotes or simply supporting the team or identifying ways to keep the team enjoying the process as a whole. These three captains have leadership and team spirit in spades. It is fantastic that competitive cheer has given these girls an outlet to learn, work together and grow into such strong team members. The team building, support and friendships have been a wonderful addition to their high school journey. Cheerleading both through the competition squads and through spirit squad supporting football, basketball and soccer on the sidelines has shaped these young women and their roles at Edina High School. ■


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Flipping for Edina Gymnastics By Krysta DeLong, Head Coach

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he Edina Girls Gymnastics team, affectionately known as EGG, is off to a sunny start. Team Captains Mara Bowden (12), Gracie Wilke (11), Emma Hudson (11) and Grace Phinney (11) led Captain’s practices in November, followed quickly by tryouts, and then competed in their first meet only days later. The 22-member team includes girls in grades 7-12. Last year the girls broke the EHS school team record! They were undefeated in dual meets and had an All State Elite gymnast – the highest award available. They were JV and Varsity conference champions and took second place at sections. There are four main events in gymnastics: Uneven Bars, Beam, Floor and Vault. Most gymnasts only compete in 1-3 events while some compete in all four events and then are eligible for the All-Around placement award. Gymnasts typically train and compete in a private club setting for years before switching to the high school team. Emma Hudson, a three-sport athlete, explains, “I left club gymnastics because I wanted the opportunity to be involved in more activities besides just gymnastics. I also wanted to join high school gymnastics because I liked the team when I had seen them before and it seemed like a really fun

Team Captains Mara Bowden (12), Gracie Wilke (11), Emma Hudson (11) and Grace Phinney (11)

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group to be a part of.” And, they are a really fun group of girls both in and outside the gym. From car washes to grocery carry outs and Holiday Tumbler parties for kids K-6 in the community, the EGG team focuses on friends, fun and most recently - First Place! As of late December, they’ve had three dual meets and one invitational. The team had a fabulous showing at their first invitational at Champlain Park. The JV girls team finished second and the Varsity girls won the meet! Strong performances by senior Kelsey Neff who nailed her floor routine with a 9.6 out of a possible 10. (Scores in the 9’s are hard to come by.) Gymnastics is a sport of intense perfection. A bent knee, or lack of pointed toes, a slight step or wobble, will cost the gymnast deductions. Kelsey’s talent, determination and focus are evident, allowing her to return to competition after a back injury. Grace Phinney, (11), and Kylie McLenighan, (9) both competed their Tsukahara on vaults. A Tsuk is when the gymnast runs down the vault runway, hurdles onto the springboard, does a round-off flip in the air onto the vaulting table and flips a second time off the table, landing back on their feet on the opposite side of where she started. “Learning the tsuk was a personal goal of mine,”Grace shared. “I started competing it in 7th grade. It can be challenging to pick it back up after taking a few months off and it’s important to have exactly the right height in the air, so you don’t land to low, which is hard on your ankles.” Similar to other individual sports, mental toughness is key. If a gymnast makes a small mistake, falling off the beam or not landing a tumbling pass on floor, they must quickly re-focus for their next event. In addition to executing a clean routine, each event has a required degree of difficulty in order to get a high starting score value. The more difficult or complex, the higher start value. Swinging from the bars may look easy but shooting from one bar to the other in a handstand, is not!


“My favorite thing about EGG is the friendships we build.”

Mara Bowden (12) competed a “shootover”, also called a “bail”, on the uneven bars. This is when the gymnast is on the high bar, casts to a handstand and swings down toward the low bar, letting go of the high bar and completing a 180 degree turn and then catching the low bar in a handstand. It’s really an amazing to watch gymnasts fly from the high bar to the low bar. How does one learn a trick like that? Mara explains, “I learned it during the summer before 9th grade and started competing it in 9th grade. It was a long learning process but it wasn’t hard to learn. There are a lot of drills that make the progression easy. I was fine with it for the first couple months of the season and then I became incredibly scared at the end of January and coach Krysta pulled it out of my routine for sections. I almost didn’t compete them in 10th grade and spent the summer relearning them. I’ve done so many reps that it’s totally fine now.” The girls fundraise year-round to raise money for their overnight trip to Jackson, MN, a team highlight, as well some new tumbling mats. Gracie Weikle shared her perspective on team bonding, “My favorite thing about EGG is the friendships we build. Being in

the gym everyday together makes our relationships so strong. We see the best and the worst of each other and it makes us family. I also love how the team can get so hype and go crazy together at every meet. Whether it is our top varsity girl or a starting jv girl, we cheer and yell and celebrate them so much. It is a very loving environment to be a part of. The Jackson trip is where I think all of these things really show. From the bus ride to hotel games we are so close and inclusive with every girl on the team. We always have a blast together even in Jackson, MN.” ■

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By Isadora Li

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Never Too High, Never Too Low Hannah Chorske has committed to play hockey for Harvard University, but has one more year at Edina.

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lready halfway through the season, Edina Girls Varsity Hockey is aiming for their fourth consecutive win since 2017. For Edina High School junior forward Hannah Chorske, her third year on varsity hockey is a continuation of her previous years of experience on the team and an expansion of the work she’s done on her extracurriculars.

Chorske has been playing hockey since she was four and has grown up heavily influenced by the sport. Her father, Tom Chorske, played professional hockey for the National Hockey League and serves as one of Hannah’s biggest supporters. “He’s been such a mentor throughout my life and put me on such a fortunate path that I think he wants me to have success for myself and not for him,” Chorske said. Along with her father, her brother Brett Chorske was on the 2019 AA championship Boys Edina Varsity team. With both siblings winning the state championship, 2019 was a big year for the Chorske family. Competition between the siblings has been fierce due to the mere 18 month age gap, but that doesn’t stop their support for one another. “Having won [the state championship] as a freshman, I had gone through it, and I knew what it was like to win, and I knew all the work it took. So seeing him get to achieve that goal and to see all the behind the scenes work he did was really a moment to remember for me,” H. Chorske said. Chorske’s parents are also explicit in wanting both her and her brother to play because they want to, not because they feel the need to prove themselves. The challenges of playing are prevalent in many aspects, despite the triumphant moments. At the beginning of the 2018-2019 season, Chorske broke her pinky, forcing her onto the sidelines for over a month during the season. It was challenging for Chorske to not physically play with her teammates, but it was ultimately a learning experience. “I got to be on the other side of it and encourage [my team]... and see it kind of through a new perspective. Not as a player but see it through a coaching perspective, and it helped me realize the things I needed to work on when I came back,” H. Chorske said.

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Apart from the physical stress, the team deals with the pressure to stay emotionally level during games and practices as the team’s winning streak has caused their opponents to up their game during marches. “Winning [state] three times in a row makes teams want to beat us more than ever. Everyone wants to see us lose, and everyone wants to see us fail, so not cracking into the pressure has been something we’ve had to face this year,” H. Chorske said. Time management is a critical aspect for balancing Chorkse’s academics and extracurricular commitments. Tennis, soccer, and volunteering are all things she balances outside of hockey and academics, her primary focuses. “The school staff has been super helpful and understanding about my schedule and my conflicts, including my coach. She knows academics are a priority,” H. Chorske said. Following her graduation in 2021, Chorske has committed to play hockey for Harvard University. When considering her choices, Chorske looked at the culture as well as academics and extracurriculars. “I think the environment I’m going into has really encouraging and welcoming aspects that are unique, which is part of the reason why I chose it,” H. Chorske said. As the 2020 season continues, Chorske looks forward to continuing her personal growth as a person and a player. Despite the challenges that come with being a varsity hockey player, Chorske takes it in stride and uses the popular hockey motto, “Never too high, never too low.” ■



By Alex Stenman Photos by Tia Benson

A Parent Perspective On

Hockey Brothers

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s Edina High School’s Boys Hockey Team began their season this fall, brothers Nick and Nolan Williams suited up to play for the varsity team together. Their paths to the team had been totally different, with varying successes and setbacks, but, for the very first time, the two were able to put on the same green breezers and play simultaneously on the same team. This reconnection near the end of their high school hockey careers was meaningful to no one more than their parents, Jason and Cathy Williams, who have been with the two every step of the way through their diverging and now converging hockey paths. Having Nolan, a senior, and Nick, a junior, coming out of the same locker room was extremely exciting and, as Mrs. Williams put it, “[gives them] goosebumps as a parent every time.” For Jason and Cathy, it was always important for them to stress the importance of playing for the love of the game and not for awards or the level of play. “They both love to play hockey and being part of a team,” Mr. Williams said. “Being so close in age, they’ve developed shared friendships through playing with some of the same kids... and this year being teammates along with all their friends has made them even closer. They spend so much time together, look out for each other, and it’s been a ton of fun.”

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Their parents admit it was often challenging being equally supportive of the boys. Nick’s journey has been one of recognition and notoriety as one of the top defensive hockey players in the state. While Nolan, had to overcome a lot of adversity and challenges to make the varsity roster. But having them unite for the 2019-2020 hockey season has been “a blast” from the perspective of their parents. Mrs. Williams says that through all the game day rituals, challenges, and successes, it fills her heart to see her sons mutually accomplishing a dream from their youth. “Their dream of becoming an Edina Hornet started at the age of two and three when their dad coached the JV team,” Mrs. Williams said. “They would ride on the bus with their dad and all the players up to [Braemar Ice Arena]. They would sit in the stands and sing the fight song and dream that one day they too would wear the green breezers and be Edina Hornet hockey players. No matter if they win or lose throughout the season, these are the memories that they will have, and I will have as a mom, forever.” ■

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This reconnection near the end of their high school hockey careers was meaningful to no one more than their parents.

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Wrestling Generates New Interest at EHS

By Mark Palmer Photos by TeMO

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restling is often referred to as “the oldest and greatest sport.” Yet the sport may not be that “old” at Edina High School. After all, just a handful of years ago, the Hornet wrestling program at Edina was part of a co-op with a nearby school. But it has come a long way in a short amount of time. Last year, Edina wrestling came off what many consider to be their greatest season ever ...and, the future looks even brighter, thanks to new efforts to increase participation and build on recent success.

Hornet Mat History 101 Josh Burhans, head wrestling coach at Edina High, shared a Cliff Notes’ version of the history of the Hornet mat program, “Wrestling was here in the 1950s and 60s. Then in the middle of the 1990s it went away. Later, Edina entered into its first co-op with nearby Richfield High which lasted into the early 2000s. From 2004 to 2010, there was no wrestling at all.” In 2010 Edina again joined forces with Richfield to return to the co-op team format. The Edina-Richfield co-op – wrestling under the Rampage team name – found some success on the mat. However, a handful of years ago, Edina Athletic Director Troy Stein thought it was time to explore relaunching a separate wrestling program at the school. Edina brought back its own mat program for the 2014-2015 season ...with Josh Burhans at the helm. Burhans is the right man for the job, having served as co-head coach of the Edina-Richfield co-op program from 2010-2014. Prior to that, Burhans had been an assistant coach at suburban Twin Cities high schools in Farmington (his alma mater), Richfield, and Eagan. (Burhans was first introduced to the sport at age 8, as a wrestler in the youth program in Farmington.)

Building Edina wrestling, one athlete at a time… “If you build it, they will come.” That classic line from the popular Hollywood movie “Field of Dreams” about an Iowa farmer building a baseball field in his cornfield may not be totally applicable to constructing a successful wrestling program at a suburban Twin Cities high school. That said, the Edina Public Schools, their wrestling coaches, and wrestling program booster club have all been working to grow the Edina Hornets mat program through recruitment efforts both traditional and inventive.

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Start ‘em off right when they’re young and encourage football players to try wrestling… For starters, Edina developed a youth wrestling program to serve as a feeder for future Edina Hornet mat stars. “Over the past six years, our overall (participation) numbers have improved,” according to head coach Josh Burhans. “Some of our new wrestlers came out of our youth program.” Recruiting football players is yet another way the Edina wrestling program has gotten stronger ...while paying benefits for the school’s varsity football program. “My selling points to football players emphasize physical things any athlete can understand,” said Burhans. “Handfighting, leverage, explosiveness, balance, stance – all technical issues that are important to both football and wrestling.” “Mental toughness is another cross-benefit. If you’re tough enough for one sport, it only makes sense that will work for two sports. You’ll gain intensity along with a mental edge.” “Yet another positive aspect from participating in more than one sport is variety. Too many kids get too locked in on one sport. Participating in football and wrestling not only gives an athlete variety, but also opportunities to make more friends.” How does Burhans convince football players to step onto the wrestling mat? “We’ve sent high school wrestlers to talk to middle school football players,” Burhans said. “We wanted athletes to do the talking. It’s more impactful, as younger athletes admire older high school athletes.” “What’s more, it’s easier for older athletes to address specific concerns of middle school kids. For instance, there’s a misconception among some middle-schoolers about wrestling and body type – ‘I’m too small to wrestle,’” one of the best aspects of wrestling is that it offers competitive opportunities in a wide range of weight classes ...which means “anybody can wrestle.” Then there are the concerns on the part of some athletes about wearing a singlet. For those who can’t picture themselves in the traditional one-piece wrestling uniform, Burhans pointed out that Minnesota has approved two-piece uniforms which allow individual athletes to choose the option that fits them best “the new uniform option is a draw for some guys,” said Burhans. Dan Hunt of the Edina Sports Boosters made a point of citing coach Burhans’ recruiting abilities. “When it comes to recruiting athletes – especially football players – Josh is very inspirational. Josh told my son Devan – who played football – to go out for wrestling. He


later became a wrestling team captain.” “Wrestling is the perfect blend of individual competition and the team concept,” Hunt continued. As head wrestling coach who is also Edina’s freshman football coach, Burhans said, “Wrestling provides training to help athletes get into great position for blocking and tackling, and develop specific skills such as handfighting and proper stance. What’s more, it helps develop tenacity and a great attitude.” “A number of college football coaches immediately see the value of a wrestling background as they recruit potential players out of high school,” Burhans continued. “Look at University of Iowa, for instance. Or former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz, who sought out football players who had experience in wrestling.” Some of those college football players have found themselves in the lineups of National Football League teams. One prime example: Stephen Neal, who played football and wrestled at San Diego High School ...became a two-time NCAA heavyweight wrestling champ at Cal State Bakersfield (defeating futu re UFC/WWE star Brock Lesnar of Minnesota for one of those titles) ...then earned three Super Bowl rings as a guard for the New England Patriots.

Back to back successful seasons… Last season, Edina qualified three individual wrestlers (Seth Nebel, Malachi Johnson, and Will Davis) for the Minnesota State Championships which are held at the Xcel Energy Center every February. Having three state qualifiers represents the largest number of

entrants in school history. To qualify for the Minnesota State Tournament, a wrestler must place in the top two in the section for their respective weight class. This season, for the first time in program history, the Hornets posted a winning dual meet record by finishing the regular season with a 12 and 11 record. On top of a successful team season, Edina has three wrestlers (Landon Nebel, Seth Nebel, and Malachi Johnson) that have 30 or more individual match victories going into the section tournament. In January, junior captain Seth Nebel became the first wrestler in Edina history to record 100 career wins. Seth’s younger brother, Landon also recorded a program first by becoming the first wrestler in program history to place at the 9th grade State Tournament (3rd place at 120 pounds). “It has been a very successful season for the program” said Edina wrestling parent Jeremy Hipps. “Edina put together a very challenging schedule and they were able to close the season with a winning record. With the growth of the program and the continued success of the wrestlers both on and off of the mat, I think the future is bright for Edina wrestling.” ■

Mark Palmer has served as a senior writer for the Twin Cities-based amateur wrestling website InterMat (www.intermatwrestle.com) since the early 2000s, specializing in news reports, athlete and coach profiles, and historical features. His articles have also appeared in The Guillotine (the amateur wrestling magazine for Minnesota), Amateur Wrestling News, and Wrestling USA magazines. In 2011 Palmer was named winner of the Bob Dellinger Amateur Wrestling Writer of the Year award.

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Winter Captains

Get to know your Winter team captains Alpine - Girls Michelle Andruss

Who is your favorite sports hero? Mikaela Shiffrin, she’s been a big influence on the entire skiing community and increased the standard of what it means to be a skier on and off the hill. If you could play another sport what would it be? I would love to have been able to play badminton.

Allison Hoy

Best locker room story: One day our coach made us hike up the hill twice in a row to help us understand that there is no giving up on the race course. The message was received.

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My dad was my biggest inspiration. He has tried and loved so many different sports, from hockey to road biking to skiing to whitewater kayaking. To me, engaging in such a wide variety of activities makes for some of the best opportunity to live life to the fullest.

Gavin Richards

Who is your favorite sports hero? My favorite sports hero is Tim Duncan. He was never the flashiest player, yet he was the greatest leader and helped his team to win many NBA championships. Who is your most admired teammate? My co-captain Cal Christianson is my most admired teammate. His first-year ski racing was freshman year and he improved immensely to become captain his senior year.

Basketball - Boys Landon Glenna

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My dad What is your favorite EHS memory? Making it state my sophomore year for football

Jacob Hutson

Best locker room story: Beating the number 1 and 2 team in the state my sophomore year and going crazy in the locker room with my teammates.

Who is your most admired teammate? Chandler Reeck because he always pushes me to work hard and work with him in season and also throughout the offseason. And is one of my best friends.

Chandler Reeck

Best locker room story: Last year following our section loss to EP the locker room was very sad. Our Seniors said some things that still stick with me. Don’t take your season or team for granted. Time passes quickly and it is the relationships you make that will last a lifetime. Who is your most admired teammate? Hutty. Early on Jacob was often bullied by many of us. Sadly, I think I was a part of that. I learned a lesson to not follow the crowd. Jacob used that bullying to motivate himself to be the great player and person he is today. D1 athlete in the toughest and most competitive sport. Now we are best friends and I thank him for sticking with me.

Basketball - Girls Mariam Diaby

Best locker room story: When Ella put on the hornet mascot costume and danced around the team room. What is your favorite sports quote? “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” - Shaquille O’Neal.

Ava Gorius

Who is your favorite sports hero? Lindsey Whalen because she was a great teammate, passer, and she plays the same position as me. Who inspired you as a young athlete? My grandpa. He comes to everything and really cares and loves the game.

Caroline Murray

Best locker room story: My best locker room story is when Jaime got her first win of her head coaching career and when she walked into the locker room everyone swarmed her while jumping and screaming to celebrate the great win.

Who is your most admired teammate? The teammate that I admire the most is Dorothy Stotts. She has been playing basketball her whole life and has been a close family friend. She works so hard, and that is the thing I admire most about her. Even if it is just a few extra minutes in the gym working on her ball handling or even her shot, she is always looking to get better. It has been so fun watching her grow and improve throughout her basketball career. She is going to have a very bright future, and I am excited to see where she ends up.

Gymnastics Mara Bowden

Best locker room story: We make posters to hang up in the gym and in the locker room every year. During my junior year someone found a stick, taped in on a poster, and wrote “it” afterward to say “stick it”. Our coach didn’t let us hang it up in the gym so it is now proudly displayed in the locker room. Favorite sports quote: My mantra is, 'Dare to be...' I leave it open-ended, because depending on the mood, the weather, the day, you might need a different power word. Having a power word can help steer you in the right direction, especially when things aren't going your way. - Hilary Knight

Emma Hudson

Pre-game ritual: I listen to music on the bus ride and braid a lot of my teammates’ hair. At the meet, I scream the team cheer and do a handshake with Grace Phinney to hype myself up. Who inspired you as a young athlete? As a young athlete, my mom inspired me the most because she has always been very supportive. Also, watching her complete marathons and triathlons while still being a great mom made me want to work harder.

Grace Phinney

Who is your favorite sports hero? Tom Brady. I might get hate for this but if you set aside just his accomplishments in football, he is a perfect example of a Winter 2019-20

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player who is dedicated and loyal to his team. What qualities make a teammate a good captain? Being a leader, staying positive, having a good attitude, selflessness, trustworthy, respectful, dedicated.

Grace Weikle

What is your favorite sports quote? My favorite quote is "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, your right." This is a very good quote for gymnastics because the sport is so mentally based and challenging in that way as well as physically. Who is your most admired teammate? I admire most Kisha Pelkey and Mara Bowden, they work harder than anyone I know in and out of the gym and always push me to do better. They also are always there ready to listen to my problems and rants about gymnastics and life. They are amazing humans and gymnasts.

Hockey - Boys Cole Cavanagh

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My parents. Favorite EHS memory? Winning a State championship last year.

Grant Morton

Best locker room story: Being in the locker room after winning a state championship last year.

What is your favorite sports quote? “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” - Derek Jeter

Jake Boltmann

Who is your favorite sports hero? My sports hero is Anders Lee because he was a multi-sport athlete from Edina and now a Captain for his team in the National Hockey League. Who inspired you as a young athlete? My older brother inspired me growing up as he would beat me in everything which made me want to get better and better every day.

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Hockey - Girls Lucy Bowlby

Pre-game ritual: Hannah Chorske, Sami Hankinson and I go to Starbucks before and then get bagels at Einsteins. After that we head to the rink. First I tape my stick, then I stickhandle, then I write my “I will” and begin to warm up with the entire team. What is your favorite EHS memory? winning two state championships, and sharing both of those with my sister CC.

Sophia Doll

If you could play another sport what would it be? Other than Lacrosse and Hockey, I’ve always wanted to play football. Growing up, I would always play with my brothers or throw a ball around with them. I’ve played flag football before, but I’ve always wanted to play real tackle football. I think I would make a pretty good running back.

Tella Jungels

Who is your favorite sports hero? My favorite sports hero is Dani Camernesi because she is someone I try to model my play after. She overcame a lot of adversity and eventually won a gold medal in the Olympics. Who inspired you as a young athlete? My brothers inspired me as a young athlete because I wanted to be just like them. They’re the reason I wanted to play hockey because I started as a figure skater, but I saw their black (hockey) skates and kept begging my mom to let me play hockey.

Nordic Ski Henry Contag

Pre-game ritual: Envision myself skiing fast. Who inspired you as a young athlete? My father because he got me interested in playing all kinds of sports.

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My older brother Stephen inspired me as a Eric Crosby Lehmann young athlete. Growing up, he played three sports: hockey, football and baseball. What is your favorite sports quote? “Failure happens all the time. It happens He worked very hard for all three sports every day in practice. What makes you and was always very good at them. I better is how you react to it.” admire his passion, dedication and hard work. I have always looked up to him as a Who inspired you as a young athlete? brother but also in the sports world, My Dad inspired me as a young athlete always wanting to be as good as him. because he played hockey and I wanted to be like him so I played hockey which got me into all my sports . Heidi Engman

Pre-game ritual: I eat applesauce 2 hours before I race and then I eat cinnamon bread 1 hour before. After our warm-up, I usually do some pole running before I put my skis on. Who is your favorite sports hero? Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald. Gabe was a professional runner and was diagnosed with a rare cancer. She managed to run her fastest times while undergoing treatment. This is so inspiring, and it opens your eyes to how you should never take anything for granted.

Morgan Richter

Who is your favorite sports hero? My favorite sports hero is Eliud Kipchoge because when he broke the two hour marathon, which many people deemed impossible, he showed that humans place limits on themselves and that it is up to us to break them. What is your favorite sports quote? My favorite sports quote is “the best pace is a suicidal pace, and today look like a good day to die” by Steve Prefontaine.

Noah Roy

What is your favorite sports quote? I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed- Michael Jordan


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What qualities make a teammate a good team captain? I love supporting my teammates whenever I get the opportunity. Whether they have been involved in the sport for a while or just started, I enjoy helping them out. I also really like working with people and bringing them together to achieve a common goal so we can all improve.

Sadie Schreiner

Who is your favorite sports hero? I am a big fan of Rafael Nadal, the professional tennis player who has dominated World Tennis on clay courts for years. Not only is he really cute, but he also has such a passion for his sport. When you watch him play, you can tell he pushes himself to greatness and loves every second of performing and dominating. What is your favorite sports quote? I love the quote from the movie McFarland, USA, when the coach is trying to motivate his runners. He says, “I want you to look at them [the other team] and each other. And ask yourself - Who’s tougher?”

Claire Wagner

Pre-game ritual: The night before races, I wax my skis (with some help) to make them as fast as possible. On race day, I put on my bright green racing suit that we often jokingly refer to as "the green bean", and put my hair in braids. For the bigger races at the end of the season, my teammates and I love to put green glitter on our faces. I usually put on as many layers as possible on top of my uniform to keep myself from getting cold. Who is your most admired teammate? I admire all my teammates. Nordic skiing is painfully hard because it involves working the entire body, and the cold winter air burns in a person's lungs. For anyone to do nordic, they have to overcome lots of pain. My teammates do just that, and are always still capable of smiles, laughter, and jokes.

Case Winter

Who is your most admired teammate? Jace Haerter

Charlie Zdechlik

What qualities make a teammate a good team captain? Fun, supportive, likes potlucks. If you could play another sport what would it be? Badminton for sure.

Swimming & Diving - Boys Gabriel M. Baker

If you could play another sport what would it be? Soccer, because I used to love playing goalkeeper.

Charlie Webb

Pre-game ritual: My Pre-game ritual is to blast pump up music and visualize my races before they happen.

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My older brother John, who was the captain of the 2017 and 2018 boys tennis team, inspired me the most. Throughout our history together, he has taught me to see the bigger picture through successes and failures. He has always inspired me to give 100% of my effort to earn people's respect. John’s lessons have helped me to stay in the sport of swimming, and to become the swimmer that I am today.

Wrestling

Who inspired you as a young athlete? My parents, keeping me open to different opportunities and choices in sports.

Will Davis

Jacob Biscan

What is your favorite sports quote? “I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.” - Dan Gable

Who is your most admired teammate? Charlie Webb because of how long we’ve swam together (8 years) and been good friends. What is your favorite EHS memory? Winning State last year after looking forward to it for many years .

Liam DeMuth

Pre-game ritual: I have had the same pregame ritual for my entire swimming career. It starts with a run to Brueggers to get some good fuel in the tank before races. I then like to get to the pool an hour early to listen to some pump up music and just strategize my race plan before my teammates and competitors arrive.

Best locker room story: Jake Uribe dancing.

Seth Nebel

Who is your favorite sports hero? Bruce Lee because his work ethic and philosophy in life is strictly hard work makes the body and mind stronger! What qualities make a teammate a good team captain? Discipline, Integrity, Sacrifice, Lead by example and love of the sport! ■

Who is your most admired teammate? My fellow captains Charlie Webb and Jacob Biscan. They both made me feel really welcomed to Edina and the team as a whole when I came from a different middle school. They both have a great work ethic and constantly push me to achieve my goals.

If you could play another sport what would it be? I would probably be a rowing coxswain.

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Alpine Ski Team

Alpine Ski

back: Tom Hanske (Asst Coach), Brendan Smith (manager), Jackson Moon, Sebastien Sagel, Benjamin Thym, Sam Greene,

Connor Killilea, Adam Berghult, Tommy Bowers, Tanner Hopkins, Thomas Sebek, Cal Christianson, Gavin Richards, Thomas Ritten, John Arndorfer, Julian Thym, Jack Mrachek (manager), Jared Scribner (head coach) row 2: Katie Simon (manager), Ryan Hermes, Emmett Maynor, Adam Savageau, Charlie Madison, Frankie Bush, Michelle Andruss, Eloise Sundal, Helia Hansen, Lily Mrachek, Kate Brown, Anna Busyn, Elvy Ruchie, Charlotte Olson, Lydia Kruse, Maggie Fitzgerald, Sarah Hunt, Lily Muehlhausen (manager) front: Kate Dahlager, Leah Dawson, Reid Sprenkle, Jojo Orth, Meara Aberle, Ella Machart, Allie Hoy, Gillian Zeuli, Celia Vedder, Ali Anselmo, Sophie Shuster, Tyler Utendorfer, Hannah Cushman, Jacob Wohlrabe, Soren Epple, Anand Khariwala, Elsie Engman, Ava Scribner, Sam Rogers

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Basketball - Boys

Varsity Team

back: Jack Dickey, Bastian Swinney, Dane Lusty, Jacob Hutson, Brady Helgren, Grant Tully, Tim Haddad row 2: Hamza Malim (Manager), Joe Burger (Coach), Brian Jungwirth (Coach), Alex Haddad, Noah Koelbl, Sammy Presthus,

Chandler Reeck, Geordon Hetherton (Coach), Jazmine Edmond (Manager) front: Nicole Copeland (Manager), Tatum Olson (Manager), Gabriel Jobe , Miles Harrell, Fahat Omar, Charlie Lindberg, Easton Breyfogle, Landon Glenna, Bella Selle (Manager)

Sophmore Team

back: Austin Hochstetler (Coach), Noah Deets, Jens Christianson, Kamden Chrysler, Sam Rudi, Oliver Engstrom front: Jack Wetzel, Charles Sayles, Evan Deutsch, Will Liethen, Jacob Shin, Mahdi Mohamed

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Varsity/JV Team

Basketball - Girls

back: Jared Chapman (Coach), Jaime Gaard Chapman (Coach), Sierre Lumpkin, Cordelia Flemming, Mariam Diaby,

Caiya Wulf, Allie Murphy, Katie Goetzmann, Kevin Chant (Coach)

row 2: Lauren Levoir, Ella Campbell, Julia Kratz, Isabelle Nelson, Ellen Norman, Abbey Lobben front: Dorothy Stotts, Braziel Fairbanks, Caroline Murray, Ava Gorius, Maren Fullerton, Mya Dawson

Sophmore Team

back: Maria Teien, Gracin Van Liere, Maddy Lafrenz, Anna Olsen, Christine Hanson (Coach) front: Ava Nelson, Sophie Pekarek, Kelcie Meitz, Estelle Bass, Alise Johnson, Anne Carpenter

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Competition Cheer

Varsity Team

back: Layla Hayes, Sylvia Otteson, Harper Yang, Jena Manderscheld, Angie Korsh, Katie Cavanagh, Maddie Schnell row 2: Lily Langefels, Jessie Bindas, Maddy LaValle, Grace Kapsner, Julia Karpinsky, Breckie Hill, Sasha Driver, Jenna McCarthy,

Heather Schnell, Sophie Stocco

front: Abby Van Ness, Elisabeth Meyer, Kayla Barnhart, Bren Hausman, Shay Vogt, Anna Bloom, Ellie Van Ness

Game Day Team

back: Conley Dowda, Katie Knopick, Maddie Schnell,

Sylvia Otteson, Jena Manderscheld, Sophie Charnell, Harper Yang, Erin Porth, Katie Cavanagh, Hope Mize row 2: Lily Langefels, Maddy LaValle, Rylee Garry, Layla Hayes, Breckie Hill, Kate Molldrem, Julia Karpinsky, Jenna McCarthy, Georgia Jensen, Heather Schnell, Sophie Stocco front: Shay Vogt, Elisabeth Meyer, Anna Bloom , Bren Hausman, Abby Van Ness, Ellie Van Ness

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JV Team

back: Siri Larson, Serena Arisian, Ava Christensen,

Raina Cummings, Gabby Lawton, Maddie Porter, Ella Gray, Phoebe Price, Ava Holley row 2: Katrina Zettler, Sarah Dalton, Grace Gaither, Katie Knopick, Conley Dowda, Hope Mize, Julia Johnson, Nora Mahoney, Kate Molldrem front: Clara Duray, Sophia Stattine, Rylee Garry, Georgia Jensen, Sophie Charnell, Erin Porth, Alisa Williams, Hannah Tate, Cece Winter


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Varsity Jazz Team

Dance Team

back: Megan McLenighan, Maddie Glerum, Ellie Bishop, Caroline Ansems, Kate Bishop, Annika Utoft row 2: Caroline Theis, Lexi Emery, Hannah Pofahl, Ella Holm, Peyton Beck, Meredith Wosmek front: Sienna Nooleen, Lauren Busyn, Molly Haug, Margo Prescott, Lindsay Nelson, Morgan McLenighan

JV Jazz Team

back: Anna Skunberg, Reese Burnham, Mia Psihos,

Maddie Bambery, Simone Edlund, Sophia Sanders row 2: Sydney Loesch, Annalee Friedman, Izabella Andor, Sarah Holetz, Zoe Psihos, Rozlyn Lippert front: Kailey Gernentz, Bella Avila, Maeve Duffy, Caitlin Bambery, Lily Gwen Hang, Lucia Diva Mero, Kate Judith Maloney

B-Squad Jazz Team

back: Ava Foley, Kelly Barnd, Olivia Olsen, Anna More,

Sylvie Burt

row 2: Presley Bartling, Sofia Pivec, Hailey Dahline,

Luana Amado, Grace Wing front: Laci Wagner, Brianna Sackett, Ava Altman, Lexi Ruegemer, Hailey Fey

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Gymnastics Gymnastics Team

back: Isabella Mazion, Kathryn Olive, Katie Kupiecki, Ellese LaTour, Kasia Cragle, Sofia Haley, Shannon Hare middle: Ella Brown, Emma Hudson, Mara Bowden, Grace Phinney, Grace Weikle, Kisha Pelkey front: Alex Gilbertson, Gabby Monnot, Kylie McLenighan, Kelsey Neff, Evie Schmidt, Taylor Howard, Sophie Goudy

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Hockey - Boys Varsity Team

back: Josh Harding (Assistant Coach), Kevin Enriquez, Wyatt Wurst, Jackson Borst, Luke Ruegemer, Emmett Wurst,

Mark Overman, Gunnar Johnson middle: Curt Giles (Coach), Greg Aslakson (Coach), AJ Doll, Nick Williams, Owen Davis, Jimmy Clark, Nolan Williams, Matt Mason, Alexander Illies, Dave Terwilliger (Assistant Coach), Dick Blooston (Assistant Coach) front: Charlie Leaf (Manager), John Tucker (Manager), Willy Johnson, Cole Cavanagh, Louden Hogg, Thomas Webert, Jake Boltmann, Grant Morton, Cole Nasby (Manager), Ryan Gallaher (Manager)

JV Team

back: Joey Trebil, Drew Hatch, Nick Hentges, Thomas Knapp, Hank Stechmann, Johnny Devoe, Henry Whittlef middle: Chris Knauff (Coach), Riley Spindler, Alex Orthex, Prescot Sexton, Nate Stone, Charlie Brinkman, Trevor Willi,

Brennan Wurst, Steve Mars (Coach), Tom Terwilliger (Coach)

front: Graydon Schneider, Ryan Andor, Liam Sebek, Dominic Cook, Eric Choi, Caden Fritz

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Varsity Team

Hockey - Girls

back: Jane Kuehl, Brooke Greeley, Emma Conner, Hannah Chorske, Kelly Collins, Vivian Jungels middle: Scott Rycrse (Coach), Sami Reber (Coach), Gwen Hendrikson, Lauren Uihlein, Berit Lindborg, Haley Maxwell,

Holly Olsen, Lily Hendrikson, Megan Armstrong (Coach), Casey Purpur (Coach) , Alex Mawn (Manager) front: Kylie Roberts, Tella Jungels, Sophia Doll, Sarah Swann, Uma Corniea, Lucy Bowlby, Katie Davis, Sami Hankinson, Anna Romain, Meghan Phillips

JV Team

back: Nicole Chrysler, Sydney Bakritzes, Makayla Greene, Annika Kilberg, Taylor Runice, Katharine Stechmann middle: Gene Erickson (Coach), Natalie Swiler (Coach), Caroline Nelson, Jessica Willett, Jenna Sorenson, Elise Morton,

Annika Page, Noel Neumann, Whitney Restemayer (Coach)

front: Sarah Hogan, Maddie Bowers, Annie Lund, Calli Glass, Brynn Shaw-Strack, Allison Nelson, Audrey Keeley, Ellie Cooper

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Nordic Ski Nordic Ski Team

back: Finley Webb, Leo Klein, Leif Michaelson, Hawa Kane, Thomas Whalen, Anders Bergren, Rohit Aralikar, Henry Zheng,

Owen Van Heuveln, Sophia Braun, Sadie Eicher, Ella Hinkie, Charlie Green, Riley Cofield row 7: Eric Seng, Xander Van Dyke, Henry Bergeson, Catherine Sit, Jasper Musil, Miles Van Norman, Amelie Bruning-Way, Matthew Wu, David Kim, Rowan Nordin, Braxton Pronley, Abby Brothers, Finn Johnsen, Nick Hanten row 6: Sam Bell, Polly Curran, Selah Bain, Elena Grafe, Elli Johnson, Katie Hagen, Hailey Bergeson, Elin Hartmann, Anna Elliott, Sophie Sannes-Eckoff, Amelia Zdechlik, Walter Hipps, Finn Sheeley, Jace Haerter, Jack McIntyre, Chaz Contag row 5: Campbell Willmuth, Albane Desombre, Grace Facinelli, Catherine Nelson, Andrew Gump, Owen Sanderson, Addie Collier, Lauren Cossack, Maggie Wagner, Alejandra Garcia, Ruhi Datye, Elode Jones, Kaitlin Luger, Haley Rogers, Nico Grafe row 4: Pat Peters, Catherine Landelle, Grace Baker, Katie Burnham, Jayne Parry, Megan Sieve, Eva Doescher, Abby Winter, Evie Hage, Addie Hinkie, Lauren Ebert, Ellie Brothers, William Hayward row 3: Luke Rubin, Sarah DeFor, Valentina Bourbour, Evan Jiang, Kai Bowen, Peter Mans, Kaiping Zing row 2: Coach Andy Turnball, Coach Thomas Shaw, Coach Paul Gage, Coach Mark Thone, Coach Christine Thone front: Eric Crosby Lehmann, Charlie Zdechlik, Case Winter, Sadie Schreiner, Claire Wagner, Heidi Engman, Morgan Richter, Noah Roy, Max Contag

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Swim & Dive - Boys Swim & Dive Team

back: Jack Barrie, James Faul, Tommy McCarthy, Brennan Hughes, Nick Raming, Thomas Leibert,

Alex Raming, Max Dow row 4: Will O’Connell, Ryan Jordan, Patrick Horton, Sam Deters, Will Kibbe, J.J. Dewing, Henry Dorn, Gavin Macfarlane, Kai Taft row 3: Will Clausman, Henry Wolters, Bob Zhang, Matt Walker, Nico Leibert, Paul Villafana, Harrison Crawford, Charlie Klukow, Keegan Duffy row 2: Colton Baker, Kurt Lebakken, Hewitt Dang, Nicholas Fu, Romeo Lou, Max Deters, Nick Dang, Jay Lebakken, Michael Corbishley front: Ryan Gould, Ananth Veluvali, Mike Lee, Charlie Webb, Liam DeMuth, Jacob Biscan, Gabe Baker, Cooper Nasiedlak, Mikey Thurk

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EHS Winter Sports Teams 2019-20

Wrestling Varsity Team

back: Josh Burhans (Coach), Cormac Kelly, Kieran Brown, Sam Seeger, Gavin Falk, Nick Yelkin, Will Musolf,

Lainden Johnson, Matt Laurita (Coach) row 3: Owen Hipps, Brian Musolf, Liam Cummins, Brennan Curry, JP Laursen, Charles Thorsen, Aidan Jones, Jack Merriam row 2: Ryan Stroud (Coach), Seth Nebel, Liam Anderson-Haukaas, Roscoe Markert, Jake Uribe, Daniel Vega, Malachi Johnson, Kai Soliman, Michael Cronan (Coach) front: Olivia Rose (Manager), Landon Nebel, Maxwell Anderson, Anthony Borchardt, Cooper Schellin, Joey Teply, Jon Klippenstein, Mackenzie Rapacki (Manager)

Middle School Team

back: Brody Perry, Isaac Yelkin, Olivia Jukowski, Rick Julkowski, Nate Julkowski, Luis Nebel, Jace Wilde, Max Cofield middle: Hudson Bernarde, Miguel Tupia, Gage Geisler, Morris Callahan, Evan Gilder, Charlie Hoeppner, Joshua Alejos,

Peter Jacobi, Liam Holmberg front: Max Graybill, William Springer, Ekin Vang, Lincoln Gentry, Troy Doroff, Gavin St. Martin, DJ Franklin, Sam Hoy not pictiured: Luke Norman, Charlie Whear

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Edina Athletic Booster Club 2019-20 Board & Committee Members E x e c u t i v e C o m m i t t ee Dan Arom, president Steve Bishop, vice president Jon Stechman, past president Scott Beuning, secretary Liz Vickman, treasurer Hall

of

Fame

Annie Bishop Maggie DeVoe Zibby Nunn

Membership Sean Broderick, chair Pete McCarthy Pete Rick Stone

A d v e r t i s i n g /M a r k e t i n g Dan Arom, chair Betsy Cavanagh Matthew Dahlien Chris Davis Todd Doroff Lyn Gustafson Mark Jessen Nick Kennedy

Annual Fundraiser Jon Stechmann, chair Kari Mawn

Concessions Terry Ingram, chair Linda Enck Wendy Glenna Ryan Himley Steve Curry Todd Miller

Fa l l P i c n i c Dan Hunt, chair

Major Expenditures Steve Bishop, chair Rhonda Greene Todd Miller

Homecoming Tom Crowley, co-chair Jon Marker, co-chair

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EABC Members

2019-20 Edina Athletic Booster Club Lifetime Club • $5000 David & Katie Aafedt Joel & Amy Anderson Annie & Steve Bishop Jay & Kari Carroll Jay & Angela Chapman Matt & Michelle Cooke Chris & Margaret Davis Scott, Chris, Clay & Hunter Dawson Jesalyn Desjarlais Jeff & Deborah Eckland Jim & Barb Eppel Peter & Kari Espinosa Pete & Eleni Glerum Rob & Sherry Guimont Jay & Betsy Hiniker

President's Club • $1000 Lynn & Sandra Davis Andrew & Kerrie Hecker Todd & Beth Klemmensen Jim & Cindy Murphy Warpinski Team Morgan Stanley

Green & White Club • $500 Tom & Erica Allenburg The Broderick Family Jay & Betsy Cavanagh Amy & Keith Collins Jake & Holly Dau Dave Dickey Janel & Brian Goff Rick & Tamela Greene The Gremmels Family Ken & Jamie Hall Erik & Leah Hendrikson Brent & Anne Johnson, Team RealtyGuy! Angie & Mike Koelbl Betsy & Tom Pfeifer J.P. & Shannon Presthus Tim & Kimberly Ritzer Terry & Kathy Sandven Bob & Nicole Schnell

Josh & Sarah Howard

Alumni Club • $250

Louis F. Jacques

Kirk & Amy Aadelen Gary Aasen Erik & Alison Anderson Michael & Monique Andor The Arom Family Doug & Bridget Baird Jill & Rick Barnes Tom & Anne-Michelle Bakritzes Tonya & Scott Beck Shane & Sarenja Betz David & Lisa Boss Tom & Jill Bothwell Jeff & Kari Bowers Mark & Megan Brinkman Bill & Barb Buenz The Burger Family Heather & William Burns Ted & Alex Christianson Greg & Krysta Clark Rich & Cathy Clarke Steve & Kristi Colby Ted & Jackie Colwell John Conner John & Christine Conte Rob & Jen Copeland Matt & Beth Dahlien Lisa & Mike Eckroth Maren Elze & Steve Powless Dr. Al & Lisa Enriquez Torri & Brian Erickson Bill & Sandy Essendrup Andy Clark & Gretchen Faust Heather & Brett Fenske Mike & Laurie Fischer Scott & Ann Flaherty Tim & Kelly Flaherty Camille & Shaun Flanagan Howard & Pam Friedman Rob & Stephanie Fritz The Fullerton Barger Family Ryan & Teresa Garry Alison Gleason Les & Wendy Glenna Greta & Rusty Golfis Mark & Jill Gorius

Isabelle, Natalie, Alicia and Alianne Jacques Neil & Jill Johnson Susan Kolden, Lisa Kolden and Jackson Kolden Tim & Mary Kuehl Mike Marinovich Patti Marinovich John & Quay Mitchell Marty & Patti Nanne Jeff & Janna Northrup Rob & Amy Parish The Rowland Family Duke & Lisa Uihlein Tim & Andrea Walsh Keith & Carrie White Jim & Julie Wohlford Dan & Carol Wolfe

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Sean & Heather Goudy The Gunther Family Jason LaFrenz & Naomi Hagestuen LaFrenz JJ Halverson Jon & Alyssa Hammar Holli & Casey Hankinson Ron & Janis Hardie Andy & Darcy Hatch Tim & Shanna Hawkinson Wayde & Jan Heirigs Trenton & Melissa Hogg Casey Holley Karen Houle & Jim Dow Eric & Megan Hughes Brad & Laura Hunt Shea & Kerry Huston Mike & Beth Hutson Tracey & Tom Illies Brad & Laura Johnson Greg & Jennie Johnson Jeff Johnson Philip & Sarah Johnson Tara & Troy Johnson Keith & Kelly Jungels Thomas & Shirley Jungels Kristen & John Karpinsky Scott & Erin Keeley The Kershner Family Reid & Carrie Kilberg The Krisch Family Lindsay & Sarah Knapp The Knopick Family Curt Knowles & Carrie Baggerly Knowles Tom & Starr Kouchoukos The Krogan Family Andy & Brigid Laske The Launer Family The Lawler Family Dr. & Mrs. Charles and Michelle Li The Lindborg Family Bruce & Dawn Locklear Ryan & Heather Lund The Lund Family Erika Malvey-Dorn & Rich Dorn The Mashaal Family Sara & Mark Mason Kari & Chris Mawn Brian & Erna Maxwell John, Kelly & Lexi McCoy Dan & Lisa McDonald Andy & Angella McGarvey Tim & Kim McGuire Matt & Sara McLenighan Karrin & Jim Meffert Jason & Stefanie Meyer Annie & Geoff Michel John & Kristin Mrachek Todd & Laura Mulliken Tim & Kristi Nasby The Richards Family Keith & Kathy Nelsen Tom & Stacy Nevers Paul Nitz & Family Andy Nooleen Chris & Megan Norman Nick & Jody Olsen Mike & Jessica Olson Lance & Trudy Olson The Olson Family Chris & Kellee Ott Dr. David & Kristine Overman Brian & Alyssa Pankratz Brian & Jennifer Pederson Josh & Allison Peterson The Pofahl Family Jack & Ede Rice

Fritz & Ilrid Richards Kai Richter & Zenaida Chico The Rofidal Family Nina & Doug Rose Greg & Nikki Roth Jim & Laura Rubin Kathy & Paul Runice Mary Jo & Jeff Sanderson David & Hilary Santoni Jeff & Jillaine Savage Jennifer Schaidler Mike & Melissa Schiena Carl & Steph Schneider Mike & Cindy The Selle Family Mark & Theresa Sexton John & Shannon Sieve Nicole & Brian Sill Bob & Kristin Slaney Jeff & Lindsay Sorem Brigid Spicola Mike & Lisa Stanley Jon & Kara Stechmann Rick & Megan Stone David Strand The Strittmater Family Tom Swenson Richard & Heidi Swinney Eric & Staci Sybesma Peter & Michi Taft Tom & Michelle Terwilliger The Thurk Family The Versluis Family Rob & Terri Webb Mike & Kiersten Webert The Wetmore Family Mark & Brooks Wilkening Jason & Cathryn Wiliams Mike & Molly Wurst

Hornet Club • $150 Laura & Bob Anderson Chris & Dena Angelos Rob & Dana Baker Brian & Kristine Baumgardner John & Jennifer Berge Marie & David Berghult John & Barb Bloom Steve & Julie Boman Matthew & Erin Brumm Jeff Carlson & Layla Avila Jennie & Joe Carpenter Francois Charette & Sarah Fjelstul Tom & Kristie Chorske The Chrysler Family The Claar Family The Conway Family The Cossack Family Jeff Couchman Steve & Leslie Curry The Curti Family Denny & Nancy Dahlien Patty & John Davis Andy Deckas Fallou & Kathy Diaby Bill & Karen Doll Jeff & Gretchen Doom Todd & Mary Doroff The Duffy Family The Duffy Family Jeff & Kristi Einhorn Mark & Karen Epple Jane Farrell & Greg Smith The Fischer Family Anonymous Jim Sorboro & Karla Gluek


EABC Members Rachel & Mike Goetzmann Chris Gorney & Jennifer Stack Kristi Goss Tim & Mindy Greeley Gerry & Rhonda Greene Matt Grimes & Dr. Lisa Irvin Eric & Lyn Gustafson Sandy & Rich Haddad Sofia Haley The Halvorson Family Angela & Scott Hamilton Deb & Mark Hanson Michael Haukaas Teresa & Wade Hermes Anonymous Jim & Kristen Holovnia Chris & Anne Holt David & Belinda Hopkins Jeff & Shannon Horsager Steve & Shelly Howe Andy & ViAnne Hubbell Giovanna & Terry Ingram Ken & Avanel Jarka John F. Jobe Ken & Carrie Johnson Delphine Aubourg & David Jones Heidi Kapacinskas Gretchen & Mike Kelly Mark & Julie Kerekes Jason & Katie Kloos The Kompelien Family Anne & Jeff Kraft Andrew & Karen Krenik David & Kim Kupiecki Rod & Susan Lacy Sarah & Mike Landrus The Lauer Family David & Rebecca Lindberg Sean & Tracy Lumpkin Christopher Lyche The MacMiller Family Julie & David Madison Jon & Alyssa Marker Pete & Julie McCarthy Vickie & Tom McGuire Chas & Fae McKhann Dave & Suzy Meitz The Mooers Family Dave & Nancy Moore Brad & Katie Nelson David & Stephanie Nelson The Nielsen Family Jim & Zibby Nunn John & Amy Nymark Jaci Obst Bell Matt & Gina Oelschlager Anonymous Laura & Jason Opsahl Lance & Ann Paradis Dave & Sarah Parry Bob & Lisa Peck Scott & Nancy Phinney Mary Frances & Brian Price Beth & Chris Psihos Chris & Jennifer Reeck Rich Rhodes Molly Rice & Andy Slothower Sonja Suzil & Harlan Rossman Andy & Sonja Roy Alli & Tony Rubin Mark & Susi Ruchie Jay & Suzanne Rudi Rachel Saturn & John Seymour Tom & Abby Schauerman Gary & Julie Sebek Bill & Stephanie Seymour John Simon Dave & Tia Smythe Chad & Tina Sundem John & Amelia Svenningsen Mark Teien Amy & Andrew Teitscheid Alison Terrell

Chris & Judy Thommes Lori & Martin Thompson Stefanie & Greg Trebil Mark & Pam Van Ert Jim Van Someren Tom & Tara Wagner Melanie J. Weber Michael & Michelle White Mike & Sue Whittlef The Winter Family Lucy & Karl Winter The Wulf Family Dan & April Wurst Matt & Jill Yeager The Yelkin Family

Starting Line Club • $50 Shari & Ryan Aberle Paul & Julie Anderson Andy & Kim Behm Scott & Lindsay Beuning Anne & Mike Blaes Steve & Jean Bonneville Kevin & Kate Bonthius Tara Broich Annette Brown The Bruzek Family Adam Mans & Elizabeth Burnett Benjamin Carpenter Katherine Carpenter Cameon & Jeff Carver The Cavender Family The Knickelbine Family Henry Chang & Sherri Knopik The Chirpich Family Joe & Mary Dalsin Stan Davis Brian Cosette DeCesare Jeff & Jennifer Dewing The Cultu Family The Dowda Family Lance & Sara Elliott Jon & Kristin Engman Kim & John Erickson Laurel & John Fischbach Jon & Julie Greene Brant Haenel Chuck & Christine Henninger The Hipps Family Kristy Hoffman The Hogan Family Becky Hollenkamp Ryan & Jane Horton Anonymous John G. Hultman Daniel Hunt Karen Johnson Patrick & Amy Landelle Matt & Carmine LeVoir Karyn Luger Mary Manderfeld Amy & Tony McAllister Harry McLenighan John McWhite Karin & Todd Miller Nancy Morton Dan Mueller & Michele Vig Kathleen Mulrooney Jim & JoAnn Nasby Jack & Allison Nielsen Dan & Jaime Norling Matt & Kari Norman Erica & Jeff Nowak Kate O’Connell Jeff & Alley Ohe Jay & Kristin Olson Kris Paul & Dan Goldblatt The Pederson Family Ruby Pediangco & Matt Shumway Amy Perkins Bryan Peterson

Heather & Rick Pins The Polomis Family Tim & Lori Porth The Powers Family The Redpath Family Scott & Kristen Rewey Pat Ridgely, MD Paul Rondestvedt Chris Scribner Peter & Stacy Seng Janie Shaw Kevin & Michelle Swanson Susan Swigart Clayt & Julie Tabor The Tortorelis Family Marc & Lisa Ungerman Jenn Utermarck-Overend James Vedder The Vose Family Linda & Phil Wandrei Georgia Wang Mark & Tracy Weinstein The Wetzel Family The Whalen Family Laurie Wien Buckentine John & Karen Williams The Woolner Family

2019 Seniors Lindsey Anderson Luke Arom Alaina Bohrer Maddie Caulfield Brett Chorske Kevin Delaney Sam Friedman Katheryn Glerum Jack Goetzmann Robert Goodell Bradley Hunt Elizabeth Jarvis Gunnar Johnson Haley Kellenberger Zach Kloos William Knopick Emma LaFrenz Marie Landelle Ashlen LeVoir Jack Linton Kaitlyn Love Henry Mans Alison May Jack Middleton Benjamin Moss Emily Olson Adam Porth Wyatt Richards Noah Rochlin Kathryn Sampson Eileen Schauerman Sarah Schultz Emma Sebek Michael Shoemaker Caroline Sprenkle Eva Stechmann Lauren Stenbeck Samantha Van Ert Olivia Versluis

2018 Seniors Zeeshan Abu Joselyn Al-Najim David Arndt Savanna Atol Weston Balfany Arian Behshid Ellie Berube John Berube Uma Bhati

Jeff Bisson Jessica Brenner Holly Brinkman Eileen Campbell Sophie Clarkowski Mia Coma Emily Crosby Lehmann Lewis Crosby Jacob Cross Karin deVerdier Isabella Dickson Chester Dixon Mason Dorgan Johana Engstrom Emily Fan Fadumo Farah Katelyn Froemming Rohan Gholkar Ben Gustafson Jhamese Harvey Luke Hauritz Joseph Hellickson Katherine Higgins Matthew Holderness Katherine Hulbert Dominick Ingram Henry Jackson Nick James Olivia Janovy Meyer Addison Jung Ali Kaju Demetrios Koumontzis Anne Kratz Emily Kratz Mac Lamont Adrian Lampron Samira Lauer Madeline Lawler Michael Lin Jack Linton Ngawang Lobsand Ava Lusty Liam Malmquist Juan Martinez Kelli McCarthy Katherine Mendel Anand Mittal Jack Nasby Emma Nicholson Mattias Oddsson Preston Olson Molly Paulison Joseph Puckett Sidharth Ramesh Christopher Reichling Arden Ruehl Sara Sabri Margaux Seller Sophia Sexton Evan Shoemaker Josie Shuster Connor Silva Mary-Kate Sipes Connor Smith Megan Smith Jack Strouts Hayley Trebil Landon Tselepis Juan Uribe Isabella Valdivia John Webb Sarah Willett Brandon Willi Eleanor Yeager Elizabeth Younger Grace Zenner ■

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187 State Titles Edina High School Athletics

HORNETS

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Adaptive Soccer (ci)

Adaptive Floor Hockey

Baseball

Cross Country - Boys

Basketball – Boys

Golf – Boys

Cross Country - Girls

Basketball – Girls

Football

Competition Cheer

Gymnastics – Boys

Gymnastics – Girls

Soccer – Boys

Hockey – Boys

91*, 00 18

15, 16, 19

57*, 65*, 66*, 69*, 71*, 78W 82, 84, 90*

99, 00, 01, 19 Soccer – Girls

86

Swimming & Diving – Girls

84, 86, 87, 88, 92, 99, 00, 01, 03, 04, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 Tennis – Girls

78E, 79E, 80E, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 97, 98,99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19

94, 95

66, 67, 68 88

07*, 09*, 10*, 18

79W, 80E, 81W, 85 69, 71, 74E, 78E, 79E, 82, 84, 88, 97, 10, 13, 14, 19 Hockey – Girls

68, 83

54, 70, 73W, 77W, 78W, 87, 14, 19 Golf – Girls

83, 84, 88, 93, 94, 95, 97, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 Tennis – Boys

59, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73E, 75E, 78E, 79E, 80W, 81E, 87, 88, 89, 92, 95, 98, 00, 02, 03, 06, 08, 09 Track – Boys

69, 70, 74E

17, 18, 19

Alpine Skiing – Boys

67, 79W, 80W, 82, 99, 02, 15, 16, 19 Alpine Skiing – Girls

91, 97, 98, 99, 01, 02, 04, 05, 09 Nordic Skiing – Boys

81W, 88

Swimming & Diving – Boys

65, 67, 68, 84, 86, 87, 04, 08, 09, 10, 19, 20

E = East W = West * = Not included in MSHSL count

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