RCTC Wrestling 2012-2-13 Recap
Wrestling Fans... Welcome to another season of Yellowjacket wrestling at Rochester Community and Technical College! On behalf of the team, coaches, students, faculty, and staff, thank you for your support. I also welcome you to the UCR Regional Sports Center, home of the Yellowjacket wrestling, volleyball and basketball teams, and a wide variety of athletic competitions and community activities. This beautiful facility is only possible because of the collaborative efforts of RCTC and the City of Rochester. RCTC has a strong history of providing rich, whole-person college experiences typically found at four-year universities, and on our campus students can choose from a variety of student life programs to make connections with other students, develop leadership and life skills, and of course, be part of the most extensive varsity sports program of any public two-year college in the state. So while on campus, feel free to tour the facilities, study in our library, view our artwork, or just walk the grounds. You’ll be amazed at what you will find at the University Center Rochester campus. Thank you for your support, and GO YELLOWJACKETS!
Gail O’Kane RCTC Interim President
Non-Scholarship National Invite Champions
Minnesota College Athletic Conference Tournament Champions
Minnesota College Athletic Conference Dual Team Champions
NJCAA Region XIII Champions
NJCAA Region XIII Coach of the Year
NJCAA D-III Nationals 3rd
NWCA NJCAA Academic Team of the Year
NJCAA All-Americans: Garret Miller 3rd, Joe Bunne 4th
Academic All-Americans: Carson Henry, Dillon Solberg, Zach Curry, Dominic Sipe, Garret Miller, Clay Olson, Logan Barrett, Joe Bunne
2013-14 Schedule DATE VS
Yellowjacket Open @ HOME - Rochester
Luther Open @ Decorah, IA
Augsburg Open @ Minneapolis, MN
Dragon Open @Moorhead, MN
Husky Open @ St. Cloud, MN
RCTC @ Thief River Falls, MN
1/11 & 12 NWCA National Duals @ Des Moines, IA
MN/IA Regional Duals @ HOME - Rochester
RCTC @ Grand Rapids, MN
NJCAA DIII National Invite
St. Olaf Dual @ Z-M High School
North Central Regional @ Spencer, IA
2/27 & 28 NJCAA National Tournament & 3/1
Your 2013 Yellowjacket Wrestling Team
RCTC Yellowjackets Team Roster NAME CLASS Cory Berry FR Marcus Blount-McKinley FR Kelsey Bocek FR Isaac Eichmann SO Ryan Erdmann FR Josh Farr SO Jordan Getschmann FR Juan Gomez SO Austin Koski FR Grant Kyllo SO Label Lewis FR Deven Loepp FR Garret Miller SO Spencer Mueske FR Joe Munos SO Christian Padilla FR Jerome Paul Jr. SO Zach Pickering FR Derek Scott FR Trevor Scott FR Andrew Sweeney FR Ben Tinkham SO Dakota Trom FR Josh Vaughan SO — Page 1 —
HOMETOWN Champlin, MN Rochester, MN Minneapolis, MN Hastings, MN Kasson, MN Prescott, WI Plainview, MN Chatfield, MN Hudson, WI Zumbrota, MN Beaufor, SC Oakes, ND Conception, MN Rochester, MN South Saint Paul, MN Dexter, MN Saint Paul, MN Chicago, IL Holdingford, MN Holdingford, MN LaCrosse, WI Hopkins, MN Apple Valley, MN Bloomington, MN
2013-14 OFFICIAL SEASON PROGRAM
2013 Rochester Yellowjacket Wrestling Staff Athletic Director—Jean Musgjerd graduated from Bemidji State University, earning both her BS degree in Physical Education (1985) and her MS degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration (1991), along with additional graduate work in health (2007).
For the past twenty-three years Jean has been employed at Rochester Community and Technical College serving as head volleyball coach from 1990-2007, head softball coach from 1994 – 2011, HPER Instructor from 1990 to the present, and athletic director from 2001 to the present. While at RCTC she led two volleyball teams to the NJCAA National Volleyball Tournament and four softball teams to the NJCAA National Softball Tournament. Jean has earned several honors while coaching at RCTC: two-time NJCAA Region XIII Volleyball Coach of the Year, four-time NJCAA Region XIII Softball Coach of the Year, and 2006 NFCA Jr. College Division III Coach of the Year. She also had the honor of coaching 12 NJCAA All Americans and one NJCAA Academic All American. Since 2004, Jean has served as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Region XIII Director and serves on many national/regional/state committees under this title. In 2007, she was named to the softball coaching staff of the NJCAA Elite Softball Team that competed in the World University Game in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2009, Jean received the NJCAA Loyalty Award for her work within the NJCAA at the national and regional levels. Most recently she has been named to the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Executive Committee. While her work keeps her plenty busy, she does find time for a few hobbies such as camping, backpacking, BWCA Trips, and fishing. Since 1997, she also has trained dogs to search for lost and missing people for the Southern MN Canine Search and Rescue Association. Currently Jean has two German Shepherds that are certified to do such work.
As Athletic Director at Rochester Community and Technical College, I want to welcome you on behalf of the faculty, staff, and student athletes at RCTC. We are proud of the rich traditions our student-athletes have built over the years both in the classroom and in competition. Our students-athletes are expected to live by the premise: “You are a student first and an athlete second.” With this in mind, RCTC celebrates with the MCAC All Academic Award Winners each year as well as the students earning Dean’s List recognition each semester. Wrestling has a long outstanding tradition here at RCTC and we expect nothing but continued success in the 2013-2014 season. The National Wrestling Tournament is in Spokane, Washington this year so we are excited to see how many young men will be making the trip to the great Northwest. I would like to encourage you to join us for all of our athletic activities and continue supporting our student-athletes. The sports schedules and other information can be found on our website at rctcyellowjackets.com. Thank you for joining us today and I hope to see you again at future athletic activities.
Randy Rager – Head Coach Coach Rager is in his 9th season with RCTC. Rager is still the All-Time Winningest Wrestler in NCAA DII History with 162 collegiate wins while wrestling for the University of Minnesota-Morris in the late 90’s. He was a three-time Academic All-American and twotime MVP for the University of Morris. Rager completed his Undergraduate Degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris and has completed 2 Master’s Degrees from St. Cloud State University. Rager was an Assistant Coach at SCSU from 2001-2004 and has been very involved in USA Wrestling Clubs since 2000. In his time at RCTC, Rager has coached 2 NJCAA National Champions, 10 NJCAA All-Americans, 51 NJCAA National Qualifiers, and several Academic All-Americans.
Nick Severson - Assistant Coach for the Wrestling Team. Coach Severson is
in his 4th season with RCTC. Nick comes to RCTC from North Dakota State University, while at NDSU Nick was a two-time NCAA Division II National Champion. In 2012 Nick qualified for the Olympic Trials at 120 Kilograms and placed 4th in the qualifier.
Tom Messerli - Assistant Coach for the Wrestling Team. Coach Messerli is
in his 6th season with RCTC. Tom comes to RCTC from St. Cloud State University where he wrestled under coach Steve Costanzo. While at SCSU Messerli was a 3 year starter, three-time Academic All-American, and named the 2006 Dean Weisman Wrestler of the Year Award Winner.
Ricky Ties - Assistant Coach for the Wrestling Team. Coach Ties is in his 3rd
season with RCTC. Ricky is the founder of Inner Drive Wrestling in Rochester, MN. Inner Drive is an organization focused on helping wrestlers develop proper technique and maintain an edge over the competition. His college wrestling career includes competing both at RCTC and La Crosse. As a coach he has several years at the high school level and also was an Assistant at Wheaton College.
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YELLOWJACKET WRESTLING Cory Berry is a three-time All-Conference selection and two
Grant Kyllo placed fifth at the Minnesota State Tournament and
Marcus Blount-McKinley is a three-time letter winner,
Label Lewis was two-time South Carolina State Champion, state
time state entrant and placed sixth at the Minnesota State Tournament. Cory’s family includes his mom Beth and two sisters Krystin and Desi. Favorite movie: The Warrior; sports teams: Colts and MN Gophers; food: sushi. He came to RCTC to wrestle.
was selected to the All-Conference Team twice. His team was fifth in Minnesota State Tournament in 2010 and sixth in 2011. His family includes Marc and Marie Bode, Kyla Kyllo, Steven Kyllo, Shane and Shania Bode. Major: BUM. Favorite movie: The Goon; favorite food: spaghetti. He came to RCTC to wrestle.
most improved twice. His family includes his parents, three brothers, and three sisters. Major: Liberal Arts. Favorite movie: Django Unchained; favorite sports teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Chicago Bears, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago Bulls; favorite food: chicken alfredo or mosticolli. He came to RCTC because he wasn’t ready to leave home yet.
Kelsey Bocek was Minneapolis MVP Wrestler of the Year,
placed third at the Minnesota State Championship, and was a two-time team captain. His family includes his parents. He came to RCTC to have a better chance in a four-year school with sports and academics.
Isaac Eichmann is a two-time Minnesota State Runner-up.
His family includes Brendan, Austin, Caleb, Faith, Dave and Andrea. Major: Business. Favorite movie: The Other Guys; favorite sports team: Minnesota Wild; favorite food: ice cream. He came to RCTC for the coach.
Ryan Erdmann is a three-time All-Conference selection and
a member of the Komet 2013 Minnesota State Championship team. His family includes Randy, Kayla, and Brady. Major: Liberal Arts. Favorite movie: Hangover, Part Two; favorite sports team: Minnesota Twins; favorite food: Buffalo Wild Wings. He came to RCTC because it was affordable and he was familiar with the location.
runner-up, four-time state placer, All-Region, four-time lower state champion, four-time region champion, MVP, Most Take Downs, Most Pins, and 3A Wrestler of the Year. His family includes Khalil, DeQuan, JoJo, Kejuan, and Shalike. Favorite movie: Toy Soldiers; Major: Sports Management; Favorite sports team: New England Patriots; favorite food is French fries. He came to RCTC to prepare himself for college and to wrestle.
Deven Loepp Deven was a two-time North Dakota State Champion and four-time state finalist. His family includes his parents and two siblings. Major: BUM. Favorite movie: Inglorious Bastards; favorite sports team: New York Yankees; favorite food: ribs. He came to RCTC to continue his academic journey.
Garrett Miller placed third at the Minnesota State Tournament
twice and was a member of the P-E-M team that placed third in 2009. He was a team captain and holds the school’s win record for P-E-M (202). While at RCTC Garret was a NJCAA All-American at 174 in 2013, was an Academic All-American and on the Dean’s List. His family includes his parents and five siblings. Major: Environmental Science. Favorite movie: Miracle; favorite sports team: Minnesota Twins; favorite food: venison. He came to RCTC because of the coach.
Spencer Mueske won the New Wrestler of the Year award his se-
nior year. His family includes his parents, one brother, and one sister. Major: Personal Trainer. Favorite movie: The Warrior.; favorite food: hamburger helper. He came to RCTC for the Personal Trainer program.
Josh Farr is a two-time WI state qualifier, earned third place
in 2012, was All-State in 2012, and three-time All-Conference. He was three-time team captain and MVP. While at RCTC Josh was an Academic All-American and on the Dean’s List. His family includes his parents and two sisters. Major: Vet Tech. Favorite movie: The Avengers; favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers; favorite food: BLT. He came to RCTC because of the coach.
Joe Munos was three-time Minnesota State Champion and five-
time state place winner. His family includes his parents and four siblings. Major: Education. Favorite movies: Space Balls and FMJ; favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings; favorite food: Panda Express. He came to RCTC because it felt like a great opportunity and also the wrestling coach.
Jordan Getschmann was most improved wrestler and All-
Christian Padilla wrestled in 145 and 152 weight classes. His
Conference. His family includes his parents and one brother. Major: Nursing. Favorite movie: Act of Valor; favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers; favorite food: venison. He came to RCTC for the nursing program and wrestling.
family includes Jesse, Teresa, Erick, and Alex. Major: Biotechnology. Favorite movies: 300 and Old School; favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings; favorite food is Italian. He came to RCTC for their bio program.
Juan Gomez is a two-time Minnesota state entrant and 2011 All-State. While at Chatfield, Gomez was a team captain, had most Takedowns, and was MVP. His family includes his parents and two sisters. Major: Business. Favorite movie: Tommy Boy; favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings; favorite food: Mexican and Chinese. He came to RCTC because of the coach.
Jerome Paul, Jr. was a MN state qualifier and also won the team
MVP award. Major: Engineering. Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber; favorite food; spaghetti. He came to RCTC become a better person.
Austin Koski was Freshman of the Year, Wisconsin state
qualifier, and four-time letter winner. His family includes Stephanie, Dennis, Dillon, and Matt. Major: Business. Favorite movies: Stomp the Yard and Two Guns; favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings; favorite food: anything. He came to RCTC to get an education and wrestle. — Page 3 —
Zach Pickering placed sixth as a Junior at the Fargo Nationals. His
family includes James, Gloria, John, Gahagan, Christian, and Mary. Major: Law Enforcement. Favorite movie: Borat; favorite sports team: Chicago Blackhawks; favorite food: tacos. He came to RCTC for the law enforcement program.
2013-14 OFFICIAL SEASON PROGRAM Derek Scott’s family includes Joel, Devin, Trevor, Zach,
Ben Tinkham was All-Conference and earned 100
Jenna, and Patty. Major: BUM program. Favorite movie: Superbad; favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings; favorite food: steak. He came to RCTC for wrestling and the BUM program.
wins, most pins, MVP, and team section champions. His family includes Steve and Melanie. Major: Personal Training. Favorite movie: Ace Ventura; favorite sports team: Minnesota Twins; favorite food: Buffalo Wild Wings. He came to RCTC to wrestle.
Trevor Scott’s family includes Joel, Patty, Devin, Derek,
Dakota Trom was three-time Minnesota State Champion,
Zach, and Jenna. Major: Auto Mechanic Technician. Favorite movie: This is the End; favorite sports team: Miami Heat; favorite food: pizza. He came to RCTC for an education.
four-time Minnesota State Place winner. As a Cadet Dakota placed second at the Fargo Nationals. His team was fivetime Minnesota State Champions. His family includes his dad and two sisters. Major: Liberal Arts. Favorite movie: Captain Ron; favorite sports team: Pittsburgh Steelers; favorite food: spaghetti pie. He came to RCTC because of the coach.
Andrew Sweeney was baseball team captain and received the All-School Athletic Leadership Award. His family includes his dad and brother. Major: Law Enforcement. Favorite movie: The Warrior; favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers; favorite food: Mexican. He came to RCTC for sports.
Josh Vaughan was two-time All-Conference Honorable Mention, two-time Minnesota State entrant, and earned fourth place his senior year. He was MVP Outstanding Wrestling and team captain. His family includes his mom, two brothers, and one sister. Major: Personal Trainer/ Group Fitness. Favorite movie is: Hildago; favorite sports team: Chicago Bears; favorite food is Chinese. He came to RCTC to get a new start.
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Rochester Community and Technical College Wrestling All-Americans National Champions
Fourth Place Finish
1969 Dan Froiland Hwt.
1964 George Ceplecha 123
1963 Arvin Jacobson 157
1977 Scott Schmitz 190
1965 Don Mullenbach 130
1964 Wally Johnson 177
1979 Don Dahl 190
1966 Don Mullenbach 130
1965 Wally Johnson 157
2011 Theo Jensen-Innis 165
1966 Jim Johnson 152
1967 Duane Aaland Hwt.
1966 Jack Radabaugh 137
1968 Ken Stockdale 130
1967 Rick Mihal 160
1976 Keith Burke 126
1968 Darrel Hartle 152
1983 Dave Johnson 158
1986 Dennis McNamara 150
1982 Randy Wirtjes 167
1983 Todd Praska 177
1987 Scott Lewison 150
2006 Kasey Meiners 174
1984 Dave Meinick 142
1991 Jeremy Pease Hwt.
2009 Devin Clark 184
1988 Jim Richardson Hwt.
1997 Jesse Hoekstra Hwt.
1993 Chad Krippner 150
2001 David Miller Hwt.
1993 Karl Jones Hwt.
2003 Mike Cunningham 197
1996 Gil Domally 126
2005 Kevin Raasch 197
1997 Jeremy Koch 158
2007 Nathan Clements 184
Second Place Finish 1964 Lee Aadahl 167 1965 Pete Middleton 191 1966 Rich Mihal 145 1968 Wiley Lodge 115 1975 Jeff Nelson 142
2013 Joe Bunne 197
Fifth Place Finish
1979 John Ohly 158
1965 Larry Wandrow 115
1995 Karl Jones Hwt.
1965 John McBride 123
1998 Randy Smith 142
1966 Pete Middleton 177
1999 Travis Wiuff Hwt.
1967 Dave Hartle 130
2007 Nathan Clements 184
1969 Al Hodedon 152
2009 Parker Brand 197
1970 Bob Hanes 118 1980 Chuck Koestler 150
1963 Gary Ingalls 123 1965 Marvin Inverson 147
1983 Tom Dole Hwt.
2010 Devin Clark 197
1976 Greg Moe 190
Third Place Finish
Seventh Place Finish
1981 Randy Wirtjes 158 1998 Travis Wiuff Hwt.
1967 Wiley Lodge 115
Sixth Place Finish
1969 Ken Stockdale 130
1965 Lee Aadahl 167
1978 David Bulmer 150
1966 Arlan Enquist 115
1999 John Lorenz 174
1966 Leo Eckerman 191
2013 Garret Miller 174
1967 Ralph Tewksbury 137 1967 Don Ask 167 1968 Dennis Gladwin 191
Eighth Place Finish 1999 John Wegman 133 2003 Mitch Bunne 149 2007 Ethan Hackbarth 174
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