Friday, April 12, 2013
Tyler Stevenson, Dimitri Anderson, Devon Noethe, Dylan Albert, Colton Smith, Cole Munsterteiger, Sam Dioszeghy and Brock Munsterteiger wrestled in two of Minnesota's most competitive youth wrestling tournaments.
Several wrestlers from the Mound Westonka White Hawks youth wrestling program recently competed in state tournaments in Albany and Rochester. Kindergartener Cole Munsterteiger, second-grader Sam Dioszeghy and sixth-grader Brock Munsterteiger all wrestled in the Northland Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) state tournament in Rochester April 5-7. The NYWA is considered one of the most competitive state tournaments, and participants must place in the top-two in district competition and then the top-three in region competition to qualify. Cole Munsterteiger went 2-2, Brock Munsterteiger went 1-2, while Dioszeghy went 4-0 with three pins to win his weight class. First-grader Jack Nelson and fourth-grader Lance Munsterteiger also …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Last weekend's tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul saw several Westonka student athletes wrestle well.
Wednesday, March 6
The Mound Westonka White Hawks had seven wrestlers that competed in the 2013 Class AAA individual wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2 at the Xcel Center in St Paul. Sophomore Sam Bennyhoff took home runner-up honors, becoming the first state finalist since Jake Saatzer won a title in 2007. “Sam wrestled a great tournament including a thrilling overtime win in the semis to get to the finals,” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. Bennyhoff started off with an opening round win over Colin LaBrosse of Park High School. After falling behind early, Bennyhoff stormed back and then held on for a 7-5 win. “It was important for Sam to get that first state tournament win and get him rolling,” commented assistant coach …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Seven state entrants sets a modern day record for Mound Westonka's wrestling program.
Wednesday, February 27
The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling squad hosted the Section 6AAA Individual wrestling tournament on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23. The White Hawks entered wrestlers in 13 of 14 weights, placing all 13 and advancing seven to state. Seven state entrants is a modern-day record for the White Hawks, eclipsed only by the 1947 state championship that sent all ten wrestlers. “Overall we had a great tournament and are pleased to be sending seven guys,” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. "As a coach you want to get everyone through, but the kids wrestled well and I am very proud of their performance." The White Hawks had five returning state entrants in sophomore Sam Bennyhoff; juniors Ryder Schmidt and Bryan Tierney; and seniors…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The 26 honorees will be awarded plaques at the River Centre in St. Paul during the State Tournament.
Monday, February 25
“Once again this year we have found some great students that just so happen to be great wrestlers as well,” said Dean Jennissen, MWCA All-State Academic Chairperson. The 2013 edition of the MWCA (Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association) All-State Academic Team definitely fits this description. This year’s team consists of 26 student-athletes with a combined GPA of 3.76. In fact 16 of the 26 had over a 3.90 GPA. Among them is Tyler Hebig of Mound Westonka High School. Related posts: These wrestlers have amassed over 3,700 career wins with a combined winning percentage of 77 percent. “These young men are truly the ‘cream of the crop’ and a great example of the caliber of student-athletes we have involved in wrestling state-wide," said …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Find out where these Westonka wrestlers landed after their high school wrestling days.
Wednesday, February 13
Westonka's wrestling program inducted three new members into its Hall of Fame last Friday, Feb. 8. Charan Jackson Charan was a 1989 graduate of Mound Westonka High School, where he compiled a record of 109-29-1. Charan wrestled for legendary coach Howard Leopold, and was a two-time state entrant and five-year letter winner. In his senior season, Charan was a region champion and placed third in state. He also helped his team to their only state tournament appearance in 1988. Charan had several all-conference honors, and set the fastest school pin record—as well as other season and career pinning milestones. After high school, Charan wrestled at the University of St. Thomas, where he was a four-time letter winner, member of the 1991 team …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Six wrestlers had top-three finishes for Mound Westonka High School at Wright County Conference Championships.
Wednesday, February 6
The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestlers competed in the Wright County Conference Championships on Friday, Feb. 1, at Delano High School. The conference tourney was an individual format, where the top two wrestlers in each weight class earned all-conference, while third place finishers received honorable mention. The White Hawks entered eight wrestlers in the tournament, placing six in the top three and earning a fifth place finish overall. “I thought we wrestled the best tournament of the year, with six guys wrestling at or above their seeds;” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. Winning conference championships were Sam Bennyhoff, Tyler Hebig and Bryan Tierney; while Ben Rogers was a runner-up. Drake Heath and Ryder Schmidt both …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The White Hawks will be back in action this Friday, Feb. 1, when they head to Delano for the Wright County Conference tourney. On Saturday, Feb. 2, they will travel to Rogers for the Rogers Royal Rumble dual meet tournament.
Wednesday, January 30
The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling team closed out the conference dual meet season with three close, but disappointing losses. On Thursday, Jan. 24, the White Hawks traveled to Glencoe-Silver Lake to take on the Panthers. After giving up a forfeit at 106, the White Hawks won five of the next six weights, and appeared to be in control. However, after Bryan Tierney received a forfeit at 182, they lost the last three weights and the dual by a score of 35-33. “We had some big wins early but were unable to hang on," said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. "We had some guys out that could have made the difference, but we still just didn’t get it done." Unfortunately, it was more of the same the next night, as the White Hawks hosted …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The youth wrestlers were also accompanied by several White Hawk varsity wrestlers, who mentor the youth at tournaments.
Thursday, January 24
Thirteen members of the White Hawk's youth wrestling team competed in the Rockford Youth Tourney on Saturday, Jan. 21. The White Hawks wrestlers picked up some serious hardware, with four wrestlers taking first place; four second place; three third place; and two fourth place. The youth wrestlers were also accompanied by several White Hawk varsity wrestlers, who mentor the youth at tournaments. In addition to wrestling in area individual tournaments, the third through sixth grade team also competes in dual meets through the West Metro Youth League. The Mound Wrestling Organization will be hosting it’s annual MWO Youth Tourney on Sunday, Feb. 19. Information provided by the Mound Westonka Wrestling Program
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The White Hawks will continue their tough schedule when they travel to Hutchinson on Thursday, Jan. 17 to take on the state-ranked Tigers, as well as the nationally ranked St. Michael-Albertville Knights.
Tuesday, January 15
The Mound Westonka White Hawks wrestling squad hosted conference and section rivals Waconia and Willmar on Thursday, Jan. 10, but came up empty in two close losses. In the opening dual, the White Hawks fell 40-33 to conference foe Waconia. “We battled well, but just didn’t have enough to get by them,” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. The White Hawks suffered the same fate against defending section champion Willmar, this time by a 34-27 score. “Waconia and Willmar are both tough squads, and are close to being state-ranked by virtue of their 'Lean and Mean' rating," coach Munsterteiger said. "We still aren’t full strength, but we need to win the battle of bonus points. In both duals we split wins 7-7, but we gave up too may pins …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Westonka now prepares for a triangular on Thursday and a matchup against Minnetonka on Friday.
Tuesday, January 8
The Mound Westonka wrestling squad placed fourth at the tough Hibbing Duals tourney on Jan. 4 and 5. The White Hawks faced host Hibbing in first-round action, and pulled out an exciting, come from behind 41-39 victory. “It was a fun win for the kids, and we needed our big guys to step up to get the win,” said head coach Todd Munsterteiger. The White Hawks reeled off four straight pins to seal the victory, capped off by senior Erik Hannigan’s fall at 195 pounds. The victory put the White Hawks in the winner’s pool, and they faced three formidable squads, a tough task with three open weights. “We have some guys out and we’re not down to our tournament weights yet, so we really had to battle to have a chance to win,” commented …