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#170197 - 06/14/10 09:11 PM NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010
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Five Senior National All-Americans lead NHSCA All-Academic Team for 2010

The National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) has announced its All-Academic Team selections for 2010.

It is the 17th year the NHSCA has honored these achievers in the classroom. The 118 selections for 2010 include 64 seniors, 28 juniors, 22 sophomores and four freshmen, and come from a record 39 states. They sport an average grade-point average (GPA) of 3.77 on a scale of 4.0, with 26 members of the team earning a GPA of 4.0 or better. Eight members of the squad – two seniors, four juniors, one sophomore and one freshman – rank No. 1 in their class academically. Senior twin brothers Marshall and Michael Carpenter, both two-time state champions for Bozeman (Mont.) High, were named to the team. A record nine members of this year's team represent sports other than wrestling – basketball, football, soccer, and softball.

"The members of this year's All-Academic Team define what it means to be a student-athlete today," NHSCA executive director Bob Ferraro Jr. said. "They are leaders both on the field and in the classroom, and we are proud to be honoring them."

The team includes five wrestlers who earned All-America status in this year's NHSCA National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships March 25-28 at Virginia Beach, Va.: two-time All-American Jace Bennett of Amarillo (Texas) Canyon Randall High, eighth at 189; Frank Cousins of St. Cloud (Fla.) High, sixth at 160; Nicholas Heilmann of South Plainfield (N.J.) High, seventh at 135; Josh Houldsworth of Holly (Mich.) High, fifth at 145; and Sam Shames of Newtonville (Mass.) Newton North High, eighth at 112. Four other seniors earned All-America status in previous years. Spencer Myers of Selinsgrove (Pa.) High was a National Freshman champion at 171 and a National Sophomores and National Juniors finalist. Francisco Porras of Hobart (Ind.) High was a two-time All-American and Colton Dalberth of Marion (N.Y.) High and Tony Vaske of Springfield (Minn.) High were National Juniors Championships finalists.

In all, 16 members of the team have earned National High School All-America status. Joining the nine seniors: juniors Ethan Davis of Monett (Mo.) High and Patrick Gillen of Shelton (Conn.) High, who will try to become four-time All-Americans next year; two-time All-American Joseph Martinez of Greeley (Colo.) West High, the National Juniors champion at 125 this year; Brody Grothus of Davenport (Iowa) Assumption High and Jesse Schiffbauer of Morgantown (W.Va.) University High; sophomores McCoy Newberg of Thompson Station (Tenn.) Independence High, a two-time All-American, and Cody Hummer of Savannah (Mo.) High; and freshman Dani Fischer of Gillette (Wyo.) Campbell County High.

Connecticut led all states with 17 selections, followed by Missouri, which had nine, and Hawaii, North Carolina and Virginia, with five each. To be considered for selection, an athlete must carry a GPA of 3.4 or better (on a scale of 4.0), be a state tournament placewinner or have received All-State honors.

Following is the NHSCA's 2010 All-Academic Team, listed alphabetically by graduating class.

Class of 2010

Joseph Alie (Massachusetts): Two-time Division 2 state placewinner finished 41-7 at 140 pounds for coach Carmine Colace at Franklin High School; career record 115-33. Earned 4.29 GPA (of 4.0), scored 1590 on the SAT and ranks No. 6 in a class of 393; will attend Harvard University.

Luke Allen (Connecticut): Finished 34-13 and fifth in Class L state tournament at 140 pounds for coach Jason Shaunghnessy at Fairfield Warde High School; career record 77-44. Earned 3.77 GPA; will attend Central Connecticut State University.

Alex Amador (Connecticut): Class LL state runnerup with 29-4 record at 145 pounds for coach Brian Karwosky at Fairfield College Preparatory School; career record 80-43. Earned 3.4 GPA and scored 1240 on the SAT.

Jace Bennett (Texas): Finished 43-2 and fourth in state at 189 pounds for coach David Quirino at Canyon Randall High School; state champion as junior, three-time state placewinner; career record 175-15. Finished eighth in National High School Seniors Championships at 189 pounds; finished seventh in National High School Juniors Championships at 160 pounds. Earned 3.75 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and 1400 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Cornell University.

Louis Beto (Kentucky): Finished 48-8 and seventh in state tournament at 135 pounds for coach David Lannum at Danville High School; career record 124-38. Earned 4.2 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT and 1160 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the U.S. Military Academy.

Luis Bonilla (Arizona): Defender on two-time Class 3A state championship soccer team for coach Dick Breckenridge at Blue Ridge High School. Earned 3.68 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Arizona State University.

Patrick Bourgoyne (Louisiana): Two-time Division 1 state runnerup with 48-2 record at 160 pounds for coach Tommy Prochaska at Baton Rouge Catholic High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 134-36. Earned 3.66 GPA and scored 28 on the ACT; will attend Louisiana State University.

Zakk Buch (Iowa): Finished 32-6 and seventh in Class A state tournament at 103 pounds for coach Bob Yilek at Belle Plaine High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 107-21. Earned 3.5 GPA and scored 25 on the ACT; will attend Coe College.

Marshall Carpenter (Montana): Two-time Class AA state champion with 46-1 record at 140 pounds for coach Nate Laslovich at Bozeman High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 122-33. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1240 on the SAT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Michael Carpenter (Montana): Two-time Class AA state champion with 44-1 record at 152 pounds for coach Nate Laslovich at Bozeman High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 129-32. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1350 on the SAT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Brendan Conway (Maryland): Two-time Class AA-A state runnerup with 43-3 record at 135 pounds for coaches Scott Delpo and Rob Bowman at Glenelg High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 148-20. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 31 on the ACT and 1320 on the SAT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class; will attend Swarthmore College.

Frank Cousins (Florida): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 52-0 record at 160 pounds for coach Matthew Milton at St. Cloud High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 184-26. Finished sixth in National High School Seniors Championships at 160 pounds. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT and 1380 on the SAT and ranks No. 1 in a class of more than 300.

Kaleb Cradduck (Oklahoma): Two-time Class 5A state runnerup finished 28-2 at 135 pounds for coach George Waller at Noble High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 127-17. Earned 3.71 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Joe Dahman (Missouri): Class 2 state runnerup with 36-4 record at 215 pounds for coach Eric DeVenney at Harrisonville High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 65-36. Earned 3.43 GPA and scored 21 on the ACT; will attend Missouri Western University.

Colton Dalberth (New York): Two-time Division 2 state runnerup with 52-1 record at 112 pounds for coach Steve Dalberth at Marion High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 163-10. National High School Juniors Championships runnerup at 103 pounds. Earned 3.4 GPA and will attend Lock Haven University.

Jake Faber (Michigan): Division 4 state runnerup with 49-7 record for coach Shaun Balhorn at Blanchard Montabella High School; career record 162-54. Earned 3.54 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class; will attend Montcalm Community College.

Gabriel Forrester (Oregon): Three-time Class 3A state champion with 38-3 record at 152 pounds for coach Mike Forrester at Glide High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 156-20. Earned 3.7 GPA, scored 1140 on the SAT and ranks No. 8 in a class of 25.

Sam Fry (Michigan): Finished 32-5 and sixth in Division 2 state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Bryan Boughton at Sturgis High School; career record 138-24. Earned 3.55 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class; will attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Ray Gordon (Ohio): Finished 40-4 and fifth in Division 1 state tournament at 215 pounds for coach Ron Masanek at Fairfield High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 73-12. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 27 on the ACT and 1708 (3 parts) on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Tyler Graham (Arkansas): Class A-5A state champion with 39-7 record at 171 pounds for coach Adam Pendergrass at Van Buren High School; career record 54-22. Earned 3.6 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Ouachita Baptist University.

Timothy Granata (Connecticut): New England Prep Championships runnerup with 29-7 record at 285 pounds for coach Adam Sperling at The Hopkins School; career record 95-39. Earned 3.4 GPA and scored 1270 on the SAT; will attend Lehigh University.

Jess Green (West Virginia): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 46-3 record at 140 pounds for coaches Paul Jackson and Dave Jeffrey at Parkersburg South High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 153-27. Earned 3.7 GPA and will attend Cleveland State University.

Taylor Gunnels (Connecticut): Class M state champion with 36-8 record at 135 pounds for coach Jason Lanoue at Ledyard High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 124-42. Earned 5.61 GPA (of 5.0), scored 1390 on the SAT and ranks No. 3 in a class of 263; will attend Boston University.

Josh Hanson (Kansas): Finished 43-9 and third in Class 4A state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Kit Harris at Baldwin High School; career record 126-54. Earned 3.94 GPA, scored 29 on the ACT and ranks No. 10 in a class of 83; will attend Baker University and wrestle for the Wildcats.

Nicholas Heilmann (New Jersey): Finished 53-2 and fourth in state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Kevin McCann at South Plainfield High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 155-12. Finished seventh in National High School Seniors Championships at 135 pounds. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT and 1160 on the SAT ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Pittsburgh.

Dalton Henderson (Minnesota): Class 3A state champion with 30-2 record at 189 pounds for coach Scot Davis at Owatonna High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 143-29. Earned 3.81 GPA, scored 22 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Alyssa Hess (California): Two-time girls state champion with 25-0 record at 154 pounds for coaches Bill Choate and Kelly Hess at Newark Memorial High School; career record 72-2. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will play water polo at Azusa Pacific University.

Katie Hildebrandt (Virginia): Forward on two-time VISAA state champion girls basketball team for coach David Johnson at Norfolk Christian School. Earned 4.01 GPA, scored 1230 on the SAT and ranks No. 8 in a class of 50; will attend Old Dominion University.

Josh Houldsworth (Michigan): Two-time Division 1 state champion with 61-0 record at 140 pounds for coach Don Pluta at Holly High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 235-10. Finished fifth in National High School Seniors Championships at 145 pounds. Earned 3.94 GPA, scored 29 on the ACT and ranks No. 9 in a class of 267; will attend Columbia University.

Dylan Howell (Utah): Finished 49-3 and third in Class 5A state tournament at 160 pounds for coach Christian Babinski at West Jordan High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 184-21. Earned 3.86 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Chris Johnson (North Carolina): Two-time Class AA state champion with 49-4 record at 130 pounds for coach Bobby Shriner at Orange High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 184-33. Earned 3.7 GPA, scored 1200 on the SAT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class; will attend Appalachian State University.

Michael L’Amoreaux (Florida): Finished 23-6 and fourth in Class A state tournament at 215 pounds for coach Michaael Schiaccitano at Tampa Jesuit High School; career record 64-33. Earned 3.83 GPA, scored 27 on the ACT and 1240 on the SAT; will attend Davidson College.

Michael Love (Louisiana): Two-time Division 1 state champion with 46-0 record at 171 pounds for coach Tommy Prochaska at Baton Rouge Catholic High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 156-37. Earned 3.73 GPA, scored 30 on the ACT and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Joaquin Marquez (New Mexico): Three-time Class 5A state champion with 26-2 record at 119 pounds for coach Javier Maldonado at Las Cruces High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 128-10. Finished fifth in National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships at 119 pounds. Earned 3.7 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Sean McAllister (Connecticut): Finished third in Class L state tournament and State Open tournament with 38-5 record at 135 pounds for coach Jason Shaughnessy at Fairfield Warde High School; Class L state champion as junior, three-time state placewinner. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 1110 on the SAT; will attend Rutgers University.

Jake Meixler (Arizona): First Team All-State quarterback on Class 3A state championship football team with 13-0 record for coach Paul Moro at Blue Ridge High School. Earned 3.62 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the South Dakota School of Mines.

Dannen Merrill (Missouri): Finished 44-2 and fourth in Class 1 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Joe Drake at Maryville High School; state champion as junior, four-time state placewinner; career record 152-15. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 27 on the ACT and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class; will attend Northwest Missouri State University.

Zach Merrill (California): Finished 50-10 and seventh in state at 171 pounds for coach Casey Merrill at Palm Desert High School; career record 210-50. Earned 3.59 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Patrick Mickens (Connecticut): Class M and State Open champion with 40-3 record at 145 pounds for coaches Michael Voiland and Mike Morris at Bacon Academy; career record 100-22. Earned 3.48 GPA.

Mason Mitcham (Georgia): Class 3A state runnerup with 47-5 record at 125 pounds for coach Mike Mason at Carrollton High School; two-time state placewinner. Earned 3.5 GPA and will attend Young Harris College.

Spencer Myers (Pennsylvania): Class 3A state champion with 44-0 record at 215 pounds for coach Todd Myers at Selinsgrove High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 149-18. National High School Juniors and National High School Sophomores Championships runnerup at 215 pounds; National High School Freshman Championships champion at 171 pounds. Earned 3.65 GPA, scored 1140 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the University of Maryland.

Cameron Neiss (Montana): Two-time Class A state champion with 41-0 record at 130 pounds for coach Dustyn Azure at Ronan High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 151-14. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT and 1040 on the SAT and ranks No. 3 in a class of 60; will attend Montana State University-Northern.

Jack O’Brien (Iowa): Finished 42-5 and fifth in Class A state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Bob Yilek at Belle Plaine High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 155-31. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT and ranks No. 10 in a class of 68; will attend Coe College.

Brian O’Neil (New Mexico): Class 5A state runnerup with 31-7 record at 130 pounds for coach Dan Sparago at Manzano High School; career record 51-22. Earned 3.88 GPA, scored 24 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend the University of New Mexico.

Cody Orr (Missouri): Two-time Class 3 state runnerup with 32-2 record at 125 pounds for coach Ted Hickey at Fort Zumwalt North High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 122-22. Earned 3.66 GPA and scored 27 on the ACT.

Jerome Pasquale (Ohio): Finished 41-5 and seventh in Division 1 state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Dominic Mancini at Boardman High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 124-43. Earned 3.83 GPA, scored 29 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class; will attend Ohio Northern University.

Francisco Porras (Indiana): Two-time state champion with 42-1 record at 140 pounds for coach Steve Balash at Hobart High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 162-13. Finished fifth in National High School Juniors Championships at 130 pounds; finished fifth in National High School Sophomores Championships at 125 pounds. Earned 3.93 GPA, scored 1230 on the SAT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class; will attend Purdue University.

Jeremy Rees (Massachusetts): Two-time Division 1 state runnerup with 33-9 record at 140 pounds for coach Jon Kanavich at Framingham High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 107-22. Earned 3.91 GPA, scored 1470 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Trinity College.

Ian Roy (California): Finished 44-7 and seventh in state at 160 pounds for coach Wayne Branstetter at Poway High School; career record 160-35. Finished sixth in NHSCA National Sophomores Championships. Earned 3.92 GPA, scored 1990 (3 parts) on the SAT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class; will attend Harvard University.

Troy Sampson (New York): Finished 38-6 and fifth in Division 1 state tournament at 140 pounds for coach George Dlugolonski at Chaminade High School; two-time Catholic state champion; career record 178-30. Earned 3.81 GPA, scored 30 on the ACT and 1290 on the SAT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class; will attend Wesleyan University.

Chris Schenk (Georgia): Class 4A state runnerup with 52-5 record at 160 pounds for coach Adrian Anderson at Northgate High School; career record 128-38. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 1080 on the SAT.

Kevin Schimmel (Arizona): First Team All-State running back and defensive back on Class 3A state championship football team with 13-0 record for coach Paul Moro at Blue Ridge High School. Earned 3.6 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend the University of North Dakota.

Sam Shames (Massachusetts): Two-time Division 1 state champion with 50-1 record at 112 pounds for coach John Staulo at Newton North High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 150-19. Finished eighth in National High School Seniors Championships at 112 pounds. Earned 3.73 GPA and scored 1420 on the SAT.

John Svoboda (Nebraska): Two-time Class B state runnerup with 33-5 record at 145 pounds for coach Jim Kasik at Schuyler Central High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 132-24. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT and ranks No. 7 in a class of 121; will attend the University of Nebraska.

Tony Vaske (Minnesota): Class A state champion with 36-1 record at 140 pounds for coach Chad Johnson at Springfield High School; four-time state placewinner; career record 183-19. National High School Juniors Championships runnerup at 130 pounds. Earned 3.84 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and ranks No. 5 in a class of 46; will attend South Dakota State University.

Seth Vose (Connecticut): Class L state champion at 135 pounds with 36-4 record for coach Brian Archibald at Bristol Central High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 77-21. Earned 3.65 GPA, scored 1090 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Central Connecticut State University.

Caleb Wallace (New York): Finished 46-4 and third in Division 2 state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Gene Mills at Phoenix High School; career record 138-31. Earned 3.73 GPA, scored 23 on the ACT and 1110 on the SAT and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Luke Weaver (Idaho): Two-time Class 3A state champion with 40-3 record at 152 pounds for coach Rhett Harber at Salmon High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 125-38. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 33 on the ACT and 1300 on the SAT and ranks No. 1 in a class of 64; will attend Boise State University.

Zach Weinfurt (Vermont): State champion with 42-12 record at 145 pounds for coach Scott Legacy at Mount Anthony Union High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 138-33. Earned 3.52 GPA, scored 1540 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class; will attend Rochester Polytechnic Institute.

Max Wessell (Colorado): Class 5A state champion with 41-0 record at 189 pounds for coach Glenn Kingsley at Boulder High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 113-11. Earned 3.6 GPA and scored 27 on the ACT; will attend Lehigh University.

Brian Wilkinson (New Mexico): Class 5A state champion with 25-7 record at 171 pounds for coach Dan Sparago at Manzano High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 73-47. Earned 4.5 GPA, scored 28 on the ACT and ranks No. 4 in a class of 360; will attend the University of New Mexico.

Cami Williams (Arizona): Honorable Mention All-State softball shortstop for coach Chris Fraze at Blue Ridge High School. Earned 3.57 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks in the top 5 per cent of her class; will attend Baker University.

Cory Williamson (Oklahoma): Finished 43-4 and fourth in Class 3A state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Derek Scheihing at Geary High School; state champion as junior, four-time state placewinner; career record 133-16. Earned 3.88 GPA and ranks No. 4 in a class of 40; will attend Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Troy Zachary (Connecticut): Class S state runnerup with 31-4 record at 140 pounds for coach Scott Zachary at Somers High School; state champion as freshman, four-time state placewinner; career record 124-42. Earned 3.67 GPA and will attend High Point University.


Class of 2011

Abby Carpenter (Virginia): Named to Group AA All-State Softball Second Team as part of state championship team for coach Pat Finnigan at Brentsville District High School. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 1070 on the SAT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of her class.

Scott Carpenter (Maine): Two-time Class C state champion with 45-3 record at 125 pounds for coach Aaron James at Calais High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 112-11. Earned 3.76 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 65.

Christina Chow (Hawaii): Two-time state girls champion with 21-0 record at 125 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 63-5. Earned 3.9 GPA.

Nick Cipriano (Connecticut): Class LL state runnerup with 33-2 record at 140 pounds for coach Roy Wentworth at Norwich Free Academy. Earned 3.43 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Brennen Cox (Tennessee): Division 1 state champion with 47-2 record at 145 pounds for coach Jared Grindstaff at Independence High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 125-19. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Benjamin Creed (North Carolina): Finished 48-4 and third in Class 4A state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Jerry Winterton at Cary High School; two-time state champion; career record 156-11. Earned 3.9 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Reece Dassinger (Nevada): Finished 36-4 and third in Class 4A state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Dan Barraza at Edward C. Reed High School; career record 93-22. Earned 3.9 GPA and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class.

Ethan Davis (Missouri): Two-time Class 2 state champion with 45-0 record at 140 pounds for coach Dep Davis at Monett High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 132-2. Finished fifth in National High School Juniors Championships at 140 pounds; finished fifth in National High School Sophomores Championships at 135 pounds; finished third in National High School Freshman Championships at 119 pounds. Earned 3.42 GPA.

Luke Dutch (North Carolina): Class 3A state runnerup with 55-4 record at 130 pounds for coach Ken Kepley Sr. at Northwest Cabarrus High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 138-41. Earned 3.5 GPA and scored 1060 on the SAT.

Dezmon Fernandez (Colorado): Finished 42-7 and fourth in Class 5A state tournament at 160 pounds for coach Michael Thompson at Legacy High School; career record 76-20. Earned 3.96 GPA and ranks in the top 5 per cent of his class.

Patrick Gillen (Connecticut): Class LL state champion with 53-2 record at 215 pounds for coaches William Maloney and Robert Gillen at Shelton High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 152-14. Finished seventh in National High School Juniors Championships at 215 pounds; finished fourth in National High School Sophomores Championships at 215 pounds; finished third in National High School Freshman Championships at 171 pounds. Earned 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Robert Golde (North Carolina): Class 3A state runnerup with 53-4 record at 112 pounds for coach Ken Kepley Sr. at Northwest Cabarrus High School; career record 134-32. Earned 4.1 GPA, scored 1160 on the SAT and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Austin Gravelle (Louisiana): Finished 38-8 and fifth in Division 1 state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Rodney Sutherland at Dutchtown High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 109-44. Earned 3.52 GPA.

Brody Grothus (Iowa): Finished 45-2 and third in Class AA state tournament at 145 pounds for coach Pete Bush at Assumption High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 123-16. Finished sixth in National High School Juniors Championships at 145 pounds. Earned 4.07 GPA, scored 25 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Klay Kasik (Nebraska): Class B state runnerup at 140 pounds for coach Jim Kasik at Schuyler Central High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 104-23. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 21 on the ACT and ranks No. 1 in a class of 110.

Joseph Martinez (Colorado): Two-time Class 4A state champion with 42-1 record at 125 pounds for coach Jim Martinez at Greeley West High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 126-8. National High School Juniors Championship champion at 125 pounds; National High School Sophomores Championships runnerup at 119 pounds. Earned 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Sean McAlister (Connecticut): Class M state runnerup with 16-7 record at 125 pounds for coaches Michael Voiland and Mike Morris at Bacon Academy; career record 52-21. Earned 3.91 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Clint Myers (Colorado): Class 3A state champion with 37-0 record at 189 pounds for coach Robert Smith at Salida High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 95-18. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Jake Nelson (North Carolina): Class A-2A state champion with 42-1 record at 130 pounds for coach Joe Nelson at North Lincoln High School; career record 103-21. Earned 3.44 GPA, scored 1100 on the SAT and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.

Ryan Osleeb (New York): Finished 19-3 and fifth in Division 2 state tournament at 125 pounds for coach John Degl at North Salem High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 80-12. Earned 4.0 GPA and scored 1480 on the SAT.

Rachel Rocamontes (Virginia): Guard on two-time VISAA state champion girls basketball team for coach David Johnson at Norfolk Christian School. Earned 4.22 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 50.

Zach Rohr (Minnesota): Class 3A state runnerup with 36-7 record at 145 pounds for coach Justin Hahn at Hastings High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 138-45. Earned 3.59 GPA and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.

Jesse Schiffbauer (West Virginia): Finished 35-2 and third in Class 3A state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Ken Maisel at University High School; three-time state placewinner; career record 102-9. Finished seventh in National High School Juniors Championships at 119 pounds. Earned 3.79 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Patrick Sheehan (Hawaii): State runnerup with 34-6 record at 171 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; state champion as sophomore. Earned 3.48 GPA.

Colton Thomas (Texas): Finished 54-6 and sixth in state at 145 pounds for coach Kenny Rucker at Klein Collins High School; career record 125-18. Earned 4.12 GPA, scored 1040 on the SAT and ranks in the top 25 per cent of his class.

Tyler Tilbe (Connecticut): Class M state champion with 45-3 record at 125 pounds for coach Dave Green at Nonnewaug High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 116-21. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 1370 on the SAT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Bryan Turkel (Connecticut): Finished 29-3 and fifth in New England Prep Championships at 152 pounds for coach Adam Sperling at The Hopkins School; fourth in Class S state tournament as freshman; career record 99-26. Earned 3.8 GPA, scored 32 on the ACT and 1220 on the SAT, and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Michael vanderLinden (Kansas): Finished 36-10 and fourth in Class 3-2-1A state tournament at 119 pounds for coach Doug vanderLinden at Burlington High School; career record 94-29. Earned 4.0 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and ranks No. 1 in a class of 52.


Class of 2012

Cole Baumgartner (Missouri): Class 4 state runnerup with 44-8 record at 103 pounds for coach Jeff Wyatt at Jefferson City High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 88-16. Earned 4.01 GPA and ranks No. 8 in a class of 693.

Jackson Blakley (Idaho): Finished 35-13 and third in Class 4A state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Todd Cady at Columbia High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 60-31. Earned 4.04 GPA and ranks No. 3 in a class of 328.

Melinda Chow (Hawaii): Girls state champion with 25-0 record at 130 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 50-3. Earned 3.82 GPA.

Clay Dent (Alabama): Class 4-1A state champion with 45-2 record at 171 pounds for coach Jack Lamey Sr. at Piedmont High School. Earned 3.95 GPA and ranks No. 7 in a class of 80.

Joaquin Garcia (New Mexico): Class A-3A state runnerup with 27-7 record at 171 pounds for coach Anthony Peperas at St. Michael’s High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 60-14. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks No. 10 in a class of 187.

Galaisha Goodhope (Virginia): Guard on two-time VISAA state champion girls basketball team for coach David Johnson at Norfolk Christian School. Earned 4.1 GPA and ranks No. 3 in a class of 52.

Zack Hill (Louisiana): Division 1 state runnerup with 36-10 record at 285 pounds for coach Rodney Sutherland at Dutchtown High School; career record 51-20. Earned 3.42 GPA.

Cody Hummer (Missouri): Class 2 state champion with 46-2 record at 103 pounds for coach Kevin Hummer at Savannah High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 93-6. Finished seventh in National High School Sophomores Championships at 103 pounds. Earned 3.61 GPA and ranks in the top 20 per cent of his class.

Edward Hunt (Connecticut): Finished 41-12 and sixth in Class LL state tournament at 130 pounds for coaches William Maloney and Robert Gillen at Shelton High School; career record 49-22. Earned 3.57 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Joe Hunter (Missouri): Finished 39-11 and fourth in Class 2 state tournament with 39-11 record at 130 pounds for coach Eric DeVenney at Harrisonville High School; two-time state placewinner; career record 73-16. Earned 3.76 GPA, scored 26 on the ACT and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Tiara Kaye (Hawaii): Finished 24-4 and third in girls state tournament at 140 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; career record 34-15. Earned 3.8 GPA.

Jared Johnson (Missouri): Class 4 state runnerup with 49-6 record at 189 pounds for coach Jeff Wyatt at Jefferson City High School; career record 82-17. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 12 in a class of 693.

Thomas McLaughlin (Ohio): Division 3 state qualifier with 42-4 record at 103 pounds for coach Matt Yinger at Nelsonville-York High School; fifth in state as freshman; career record 84-8. Earned 3.77 GPA and ranks No. 7 in a class of 102.

Tanner Minder (Missouri): Two-time Class 3 state runnerup with 48-6 record at 135 pounds for coach Chad Hopkins at Kearney High School; career record 87-16. Earned 3.6 GPA.

Todd Murakawa (Hawaii): State champion with 27-3 record at 125 pounds for coach Matt Oney at Punahou High School; career record 53-7. Earned 3.4 GPA.

McCoy Newberg (Tennessee): Finished 45-6 and third in Division 1 state tournament at 152 pounds for coach Jared Grindstaff at Independence High School; career record 75-13. Finished eighth in National High School Sophomores Championships at 152 pounds; National High School Freshman Championships runnerup at 145 pounds. Earned 3.65 GPA.

Victor Pereira (California): Finished 49-2 and fifth in state at 145 pounds for coaches Vic Pereira and Tim Hess at Newark Memorial High School; career record 94-5. Earned 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Arya Reddy (Connecticut): Finished 30-3 and sixth in New England Prep Championships at 112 pounds for coach Adam Sperling at The Hopkins School; career record 49-15. Earned 3.9 GPA and scored 1450 on the SAT.

Joseph Roberts (Connecticut): Finished 30-14 and fourth in Class LL state tournament at 135 pounds for coach Brian Karwosky at Fairfield College Preparatory School; career record 39-24. Earned 3.43 GPA.

Shannon Savell (Virginia): Centered two-time VISAA state champion girls basketball team for coach David Johnson at Norfolk Christian School. Earned 4.15 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 52.

Chris Schramm (Vermont): State champion with 43-12 record at 103 pounds for coach Scott Legacy at Mount Anthony Union High School; career record 67-14. Earned 3.58 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.

Zachary Young (Georgia): Two-time Class A state champion with 40-4 record at 103 pounds for coach Chris Young at Bremen High School, career record 94-11. Earned 3.5 GPA and ranks in the top 15 per cent of his class.


Class of 2013

T.J. Buser (Oklahoma): Finished 44-9 and fourth in Class 3A state tournament at 125 pounds for coach Derek Scheihing at Geary High School. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 1 in a class of 35.

Dani Fischer (Wyoming): Class 4A state champion with 43-8 record at 119 pounds for coach Tom Seamans at Campbell County High School. Finished fifth in National High School Freshman Championships at 119 pounds. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks No. 10 in a class of 310.

Travis Joyce (Georgia): Finished 37-7 and fourth in Class 3A state tournament at 171 pounds for coach Mike Mason at Carrollton High School. Earned 4.0 GPA and ranks in the top 10 per cent of his class.

Matthew McAlister (Connecticut): Class M state runnerup with 30-8 record at 103 pounds for coaches Michael Voiland and Mike Morris at Bacon Academy. Earned 3.74 GPA.[b][/b]

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#170198 - 06/14/10 10:03 PM Re: NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010 [Re: baldwinpurple]
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Congratulations guys! That's so awesome!
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#170202 - 06/15/10 10:34 AM Re: NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010 [Re: Paratroop]
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CONGRATS JOSH HANSON!

You have been an awesome role model for Baldwin Bulldog wrestling. A VERY hard worker on the mat and in the classroom!

Much deserved.

Best of luck for the Baker Wildcats next season!

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#170205 - 06/15/10 11:17 AM Re: NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010 [Re: Kit Harris]
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How does a kid or a coach apply for this?

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#170211 - 06/15/10 04:34 PM Re: NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010 [Re: badbo]
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Originally Posted By: badbo
How does a kid or a coach apply for this?
NHSCA High School Academic All-American Application
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#171179 - 06/19/10 10:47 PM Re: NHSCA Academic All-American for 2009-2010 [Re: RichardDSalyer]
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Loc: Burlington, KS
Congrats to Josh Hanson (Baldwin) and Michael Vander Linden (Burlington) for earning these Academic All-American Honors!! I know Josh is a great young man and a tough wrestler. Josh is a great testament to the Top Quality program that Kit Harris has developed at Baldwin HS!

Michael has shown the desire to lead on the mat, in the classroom and along with Brett LaMar as Christian Athletes through Wresters 4 Christ!

Josh and Michael are just 2 examples of the MANY GREAT Wrestlers who represent our sport, our high schools, our communities and KANSAS in so many ways on the National Level!

Great Job to All!

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