Nick Novak drops a match to James Johnston of Michigan. He will head to the consolation bracket for work his way back.
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The Trojan wrestling team is ranked 13th in the Preseason rankings. The team is coming off their best season ever but they did graduate 11 Seniors off that team.
The team has a solid foundation led by Senior Nick Novak who is coming into the season as the Champion of the Preseason Nationals held a few weeks ago. Nick is also ranked #1 at 145lbs.. The Trojans have another #1 ranked wrestler in Sophomore Koy Buesgens at 120lbs . Sophomore Joey Novak is ranked #2 at 152lbs, Sophomore ,Colton Bornholdt is ranked #4 at 126lbs and Junior Evan Anderson is ranked #9 at 220.
The Trojans will be looking for Seniors Jacob Vaughan and Carson Bittner to step up and help the team at the upper weights. The matmen have some young wrestlers that can step in at the middle weight that have some varsity experience in Luke Dorweiler, Evan Farley and Noah Block.,
The Trojans are scheduled to start their season against ScottWest on Dec. 10th at ScottWest. Due to the Covid pandemic it is unknown at this time if there will be fans allowed to attend in person.
Some of the matches will be on PrepSportsLive and the other matches will be on Facebook Live. We will keep you updated on where you can catch all the action!
Go Trojan Wrestling!
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Registration is now open for the Traveling Program.
You can register your child on the registration tab under traveling.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the start of the season, please reach out to one of the traveling coaches.
The Fall Community Ed Program for youth Wrestling will start on Oct. 19th and run through Dec. 7th. You can sign up soon on the registration tab under Community Ed.
Thank You to EVERYONE that contributed to this years 10th Annual fundraiser. This year more than ever it is very obvious that New Prague is a Wrestling Community. It always feels good to be a part of something special, and this years fundraiser was nothing short of special. No matter what role was played. Every Business sponsor, Basket Donor, Silent Auction bidder, Raffle Ticket seller or every Raffle Ticket buyer should be very proud of what was accomplished. Thank You to all 200+ K-12 New Prague Wrestlers. Your efforts and attitudes on and off the mat make this Fundraiser easy.
With the NPWBC's recent decision to purchase new wrestling mats for both the Middle and High School wrestling rooms the Communities efforts will be felt this 2020-2021 wrestling season.
Thank You Everyone for your support!!!
The New Prague Wrestling Golf Tournament Committee
Major Prize winner Ticket sold by:
Grand Prize - $1000 Cash winner: Katie Lofton Destiny Lofton
ACE Hardwares Traeger Grill winner: Bill Kelly Jacob Vaughan
Odenthal Meats 1/2 Hog winner: Tim Hoffman Connor Hoffman
1st - $100 Cash winner: Katie Lofton Elijah Lofton
2nd - $100 Cash winner: Chad Wieskus Koy Buesgens
3rd - $100 Cash winner: Coleen Sullivan Patrick Sullivan
4th - $100 Cash winner: Jake Jacobson Luke Jacobson
5th - $100 Cash winner: Jeff Langeberg Henry Langeberg
6th - $100 Cash winner: Dan LaBelle Vinnie LaBelle
7th - $100 Cash winner: Nate Kondo Jacob Vaughan
8th - $100 Cash winner: Dan Vaughan Jacob Vaughan
9th - $100 Cash winner: Dan Tikalsky Louis Grensteiner
10th - $100 Cash winner: Dave Luchsinger Ben Luchsinger
Minor Prize winner: Ticket sold by:
Bob Reed Charlie Wagner
Amy Edberg Logan Wenninger
Dan Sobieck Henry Langeberg
Brian Connell Logan Wenninger
Bob Hinz Payton Elgren
Taylor Luthren Jacob Vaughan
Shawn Anderson Evan Anderson
Dr. John Berg Ezekiel Berg
Tony Walbridge Lucas Conyers
Brian Doherty Charlie Wagner
The Annual Golf outing has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 Pandemic. Be rest assured the Golf tournament will continue next year. But we will be continuing with a silent auction and the Raffle tickets. Members of the wrestling program from K-12 will be selling raffle tickets until August 5th. The drawing will be held on August 15th along with the On-line silent auction. Be looking for more details.
1st Prize $1000.00
2nd Prize Ace Hardware's Traeger Grill
3rd Prize Odenthal Meat's 1/2 Hog with processing
(10) $100 Winners, Plus Many More Prizes
Another MN USA State Championship weekend has come and gone! It was a great weekend of competition, team building, and establishing relationships within the New Prague Wrestling Community! With so many different ways to measure success within our program its obvious we have a lot to celebrate at every level of the program.
Here's what Varsity Head Coach Wagner had to say about this weekend and the future of New Prague Wrestling: "I cannot express how proud I am of all those who went out and gave it their all. Some walked away without a win, some walked away one match from placing, one walked away on top of the podium, and many walked away somewhere in between. However, one thing is for sure, we are PROUD of each and everyone that went out and gave it their all against the best wrestlers in the state of MN"
Statistically we cannot measure the team building and the relationships that were established over this weekend or the entire season. The sense of community and camaraderie within the New Prague Wrestling family is everywhere!!!
A few other statistics:
Of the 2,008 kids participating in this years MN USA State Wrestling Tournament 45 were representing New Prague Wrestling.
Teams Total Match Points # of wrestlers avg. pt/wrestler
Stillwater 934 49 19.06
Hastings 923 60 15.38
STMA 762 27 28.20
Shakopee 759 47 16.14
New Prague 698 45 15.50
New Prague MN USA results:
6U "C" Lucas Bauer 3-2 4th Place
6U "E" Ben Luchsinger 3-1 2nd Place
6U "F" Aden Czepa 0-2 DNP
6U "H" Bo Westall 2-1 2nd Place
8U "C" Jack Hogan 1-2 DNP
8U "D" Jamie Dougherty 1-2 DNP
8U "D" Mason Rau 3-2 DNP
8U "E" Logan Wenninger 0-2 DNP
8U "F" Asher Theis 4-1 2nd Place
8U "F" Tommie Sullivan 0-2 DNP
8U "J" Owen Czepa 2-2 DNP
10U 53# Charlie Wagner 3-2 DNP
10U 53# Ryan Connelly 5-2 5th Place
10U 56# Graham Lofton 4-2 DNP
10U 56# Titus Berg 0-2 DNP
10U 59# Brandt Tisdel 4-2 DNP
10U 59# Connor Hoffman 2-2 DNP
10U 63# Gabriel Bruegger 3-2 DNP
10U 67# Gavin Rau 3-2 DNP
10U 71# Ethan Luchsinger 0-2 DNP
10U 71# Lincoln Stuber 1-2 DNP
10U 77# Wyatt Miller 1-2 DNP
10U 84# Evan Czepa 1-2 DNP
10U 84# Charley Kallal 3-2 DNP
10U 105# Patrick Sullivan 2-2 DNP
12U 63# Henry Langeberg 1-2 DNP
12U 74# Forester Lofton 2-2 DNP
12U 74# Mason Deutsch 1-2 DNP
12U 86# Vinnie LaBelle 1-2 DNP
12U 86# Zach Weeman 1-2 DNP
12U 86# Dominic Challberg 1-2 DNP
12U 92# Cody Thompson 1-2 DNP
12U 92# Andrew Bauer 2-2 DNP
12U 135# Owen Johnson 1-2 DNP
14 U 77# Isaac Pumper 3-2 DNP
14U 77# Elijah Lofton 1-2 DNP
14U 83# Tommy Vaughan 0-2 DNP
14U 83# Lawson Eller 5-0 CHAMPION
14U 102# Brady Westall 4-1 2nd Place
14U 119 Luke Berg 0-2 DNP
16U 120# Evan Farley 3-1 2nd Place
8U 60# Julia Kallal 0-2 DNP
8U 60# Hope Lofton 0-2 DNP
14U 105# Ava Bruegger 2-1 2nd Place
16U 106# Destiney Lofton 0-2 3rd Place
The New Prague wrestlers represented very well on this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Of the 7 qualifiers we had 6 placers, starting off at 106lbs, Koy Buesgens finished 3rd by beating Cael Robb of Owatonna 5-0. Koy went 4-1 at the tournament and finished the season an impressive 51-4 on the year.
120lbs Colton Bornholdt finished his season with a 45-9 record placing 4th losing both matches to #3 Matt Hogue of Stillwater.
Joey Novak the number 6 seed avenged 3 losses to Pierson Manville of Shakopee by beating him in the semi finals 5-4. Manville was the defending State Champ at 106 and the number 2 seed. Joey knocked off the number 3 seed in Chase Murphy in the Quarters and ended up losing a close 4-2 match to three time State Champ Derrick Cardinal of Forest Lake. Novak finished the year with a 46-9 record.
At 138lbs Nick Novak would reach the finals after beating Cole Becker of STMA 2-0 in the Semis. Nick would face the #1 Seed Cael Swensen of Wayzata. Nick would lose 9-2 and finish with a 47-6 record.
Max Scheffler would end his career with a victory for 5th place with a win over Alex Kowalchyk of Coon Rapids 4-3. Max had a record of 38-14.
Jake Trachte would lose a close first round match to Tayor Hugg of St. Cloud tech. Hugg would lose to the #1 Seed Roman Rogotzke ending Trachte's tournament. He had a 38-8 record to end his career.
Will Busch would make it to the finals after beating the #2 seed Josh Piechowski of Stillwater 2-0 with a takedown just as time expired. Will would face RJ Chakolis of Hopkins and would lose 3-1 in overtime to place 2nd. Will finished his senior season with a 45-9 record.
The Team would finish and impressive 4th place in the team standings.
Stillwater 169 13 Wrestlers
Shakopee 158 10 Wrestlers
Wayzata 95.5 10 Wrestlers
New Prague 93.5 7 Wrestlers
STMA 82 10 Wrestlers
That is a fantastic showing by this team, We will be graduating 9 starters from this great team, but the nucleus of the program is strong and we will have 4 top placers returning for next year.
What a great season, thanks to all the fans and families for your dedication to New Prague wrestling!
Will Busch 2nd Place Finish
Nick Novak 2nd Place
Joey Novak 2nd Place
Koy Buesgens 3rd Place
Colton Bornholdt 4th Place
Max Scheffler 5th Place
The Trojans had a great weekend of wrestling and will send 7 Individuals to the State Tournament which starts on Friday morning at 9AM at the Excel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Koy Buesgens ranked #4AAA would knock off #1AAA Jore Volk in the finals to claim the title at 106.
#5AAA Colton Bornholdt would beat #4AAA Teaghan Block of Prior Lake for the second week in a row to punch his ticket to state finishing 2nd after losing to #1AAA Paxton Creese at 120.
Joey Novak #6AAA would lose to #2AAA Peirson Manville in the finals but would win his true second match to send him to state at 126.
At 138, #2AAA Nick Novak would claim the title after beating #10AAA Ryan Cripe of Lakeville South.
#9 AAA Max #Scheffler would beat #8AAA Brice Bishof to claim the title at 145.
Jake Trachte #6AAA would lose a close one to #7AAA Jack Casey of Shakopee in the finals but would come back and win the true second match.
#3AAA Will Busch would avenge a the loss to #1AAA Joey Johnson of Shakopee and win the Tilte at 195.
New Prague had every wrestler finish 4th or better. Those just missing out of State and finishing 3rd were; #5AAA Colby Dunkel at 113, Ryan Wagner at 132, Ethan Gregory at 160, Jay Skogerboe at 170, Evan Anderson at 285. 4th Place finishers were Carter Bornholdt at 152 and Jarek Tickalsky at 220.
The Trojans were a combined 38-12 at one of the toughest sections in the state!
A great season none the less and this one will go down as one of, if not the best team in New Prague's rich history of wrestling.
Go Trojan Wrestling!!!!
The Trojan wrestling team came up short in their quest to reach the State Tournament. New Prague was the #2 seed and would face #7 Apple Valley in the quarterfinals. New Prague has never beaten Apple Valley, but that would change in a big way. New Prague would win 12 of 14 matches and rout the former power house 62-9.
In the Semifinals, the Trojans would face Prior Lake, a team they beat handily in the HWY 13 Rumble. New Prague would again roll the Lakers 50-12.
In the finals we would face the defending State Champions and #1 ranked Shakopee. We would need a lot of things to go right for us to win this one. Shakopee has 7 wrestlers ranked 1 or 2. We would need to limit the bonus points and get an upset or two. Shakpoee was just too tough for the Trojans, winning 10 of the 14 matches. Final score 49-13.
The Trojans team season comes to an end with an impressive 28-2 record. A job well done! Individual sections start this Friday at 4PM in Apple Valley. We hope to see many individuals make the State Tournament this year.
Gopher Nationals is the 4th and Final Leg in the Midwest Wrestling tour. All wrestlers competing for a chance to place in the top 6 at each Tournament and an eventual opportunity to win "the belt". The Midwest Wrestling tour belt will be awarded to wrestlers that place 1st-4th in 3 of the 4 events. New Prague had 18 wrestlers in attendance at Gopher Nationals. Results were:
Charlie Novak 1-2 DNP
Charlie Wagner 3-2 4th Place
Ryan Connelly 3-3 6th Place
Graham Lofton 2-2 DNP
Brandt Tisdel 0-2 DNP
Gavin Rau 0-2 DNP
Beck Swanepoel 1-2 DNP
Wyatt Miller 0-2 DNP
Zach Weeman 5-1 3rd Place
Andrew Bauer 3-2 5th Place
Elijah Lofton 1-2 DNP
Mason Deutsch 2-2 DNP
Forester Lofton 0-2 DNP
Isaac Pumper 2-2 DNP
Vinnie LaBelle 2-2 DNP
Owen Johnson 1-2 DNP
Lawson Eller 3-1 3rd Place
Brady Westall 2-1 2nd Place
The #4AAA Trojans came into the final regular season match with a 26-0 record and they would face #2AAA STMA in New Prague.
The gym was packed with New Prague fans and we had close to 250 people watching on Facebook Live.
This match up would feature 8 ranked wrestlers from STMA and 7 from New Prague. We started with a great match at 106 with #2AAA Landon Robideau going up against #4AAA Koy Buesgens. This was a close match with each wrestler earning 1 point for their ecscape. Buesgens was dinged with a stall call early in the match and that would come into play in the overtime sessions. This one would go to triple overtime, but in the second overtime Buesgens would get hit with his 2nd stalling call and would drop this one 2-1 in triple overtime. Both stall calls where questionable but STMA would take the early 3-0 lead.
New Prague would bounce back with 4 straight wins starting with Colby Dunkel winning over #4AAA Parker Janssen 9-5. Colton Bornholdt would pick up a tech fall at 120. Joey Novak gets the decision win 8-1 at 126 but looking at the tape he should have been awarded back points that would have given him a major.That would come into play deciding the match.
Ryan Wagner had a great 9-6 win over Isiah Milsna at 132 bringing the team score to 14-3. 138 would be the 2nd featured match of the night with #2AAA Nick Novak squaring off against #5AAA Cole Becker, this one would go down to the wire but Becker would come away with a 2-1 victory after scoring a reversal in the 2nd period.
Max Scheffler came out at 145 and picked up a Major dec to bring the score to 18-6. This is where we would hit the second meat of their lineup with 4 ranked guys to our 1. Carter Bornholdt would give up a late take down and lose by a major decion 11-3 to #7AAA Jonah Hayes at 152. Ethan Gregory would come out at 160 and get pinned by a tough #3AAA Carl Leuer. Jay Skogerboe battled against #8AAA Hayden LeMonds but would end up losing 20-5 for the tech fall. Owen VIke would come out and face Carson Bittner at 182 and pick up the pin. Senior Jake Trachte was not in the line up because of an injury from last week.
195 would feature two #3AAA ranked wrestlers with WIll Busch and Wyatt Lidberg. This was a battle with Lidberg coming out on top 8-2 but it was a much closer match than the score indicated.
That flurry by STMA would bring the team score to 30-18 STMA. New Prague would need two pins to have a chance. Evan Anderson would come out a 220 and this was close match going into the 3rd tied at 0. Anderson would choose top to start the third and the strategy paid off as he picked up the pin with just under a minute to go.
Matt Giesen will come out for his final match in the NP HS gym. Matt would trail 4-2 going into the third. He too would choose the top position and Giesen would lock up a cradle and after almost giving up a defensive pin, Matt would regroup and get the cradle pin. That brings the score 30-30, It would go down to the 9th criteria as we each one 7 matches, 2 pins, 1 tech and 1 major. This would then go to the most points scored first. STMA would win 15-10. STMA would win 31-30 on criteria. If we had our full line up this may have been a better outcome for New Prague. Great match none the less.
New Prague finished the regular season with a 26-1 record and now will compete in the section tournament next Friday in Shakopee.
The Trojans competed in their final individual tournament of the year at the Orono Invitational.
They would win the tournament with 210.0 points followed by #8AA Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield with 180.5, Totino Grace with 123.0 and St. Cloud Tech with 111.0.
New Prague would have 4 Champions.
Colton Bornholdt 113
Joey Novak 126
Nick Novak 138
Will Busch 195
Koy Buesgens 106
Max Scheffler 152
Colby Dunkel 120
Alex Scheffler 138
Jay Skogerboe 160
Ethan Gregory 170
Matt Geisen 220
Ryan Wagner 132
Carson Bittner 195
Carter Bornholdt 145
Evan Anderson 285
Trojans will be back in action for their regular season finale against #2AAA STMA in New Prague at 7PM.
(L to R) Coach Shetka, Ava Bruegger, Brady Westall, Evan Farley, Destiny Lofton, and Coach Schmitz
The Minnesota Ninth Grade and Under Wrestling League (MNGWL) State Tournament took place at Champlin Park High School. Wrestlers competed the weekend prior in their Regional Tournaments to qualify. Westall 100# and Farley 106# both went 3-1 losing in the finals. Westall lost to Alex Diederich of Sauke Rapids/Rice with a score of 5-7. Farley lost to Matthew Randolph of Scott West with a score of 0-2.
Evan Farley 2nd Place at 106# in MNGWL State Tournament
Brady Westall 2nd Place at 100# in MNGWL State Tournament
This State Tournament is a sanctioned MSHSL event. Organized and ran by the MWCA (Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association). All Minnesota girls 7th-12th grades currently competing on a Minnesota High School Wrestling team are eligible. New Prague had 2 girls competing. Destiny Lofton 95# went 3-1 finishing in 2nd Place losing to Aspen Blasko of Forest Lake with a score of 5-7. Ava Bruegger 106# went 4-0 and is the State Champ! Congrats!
Ava Bruegger claims Girls State Wrestling Title at 106#
Destiny Lofton takes 2nd at 95# in Girls State Wrestling Tournament
Thursday night the Trojans hosted conference foe Delano and St.Peter. It was also Senior Night where we recognized the 11 Seniors on the Squad. This years seniors are Colby Dunkel, Ryan Wagner, Alex Scheffler, Max Scheffler, Carter Bornholdt, Jay Skogerboe, Ethan Gregory, Jake Trachte, Will Busch, Matt Geisen and Jarek Tikalsky.
The Trojans disposed the Delano Tigers to win the Wright County Conference Championship for the second year in row. The match of the night was wrestled at 145 where #2AAA Nick Novak at 138lbs wrestled up at 145 to take on #4AA 145 Carson Tschudi. This was a close match with Novak coming out on top with a 3-1 victory. The Trojans would win 11 of the 14 matches to win 60-16.
They would next face St. Peter and here too we would win 11 of the 14 matches and go on to win this one 55-15. The match of the night was Jake Trachte taking on #4 Eli Hint at 182. Trachte would injure his knee in the second period but would continue the match only to lose in a close one 5-3.
The Trojans are now a perfect 26-0 on the season! They will be wrestling in the Orono invite on Saturday and then the season finale home against #2AAA St. Michael/Albertville.
(L to R) 100# 8th Grader Brady Westall and 106# Freshman Evan Farley
New Prague Wrestling had ten wrestlers travel to Waconia on the 25th of Jan. to compete in the Region 3 Minnesota Ninth Grade and Under Individual State Qualifier. The top two wrestlers from each weight qualify for the State Tournament the following weekend at Champlin Park High School. The Trojans will be sending two athletes as a result of this tournament to represent New Prague. Congratulations to 8th grader Brady Westall (100lbs) and freshman Evan Farley (106lbs) for qualifying.
This year the MSHSL is holding its first ever girls State Tournament. New Prague will have 8th graders Ava Bruegger and Destiny Lofton representing the Trojans in this event. It will run simultaneously with the 9th Grade State Tournament.
Best of luck in Champlin Park!
Below are the wrestlers that competed in Waconia:
88# Lawson Eller 2-2 4th Place
94# Wyatt Pauly 1-2 DNP
100# Brady Westall 5-1 2nd Place
106# Evan Farley 3-1 2nd Place
113# Luke Berg 1-2 DNP
126# Derek Schaap 3-2 DNP
160# Thomas Ott 1-2 DNP
170# Frank Giesen 3-2 DNP
189# Luke Jacobson 1-2 DNP
285# Brady Gregory 0-2 DNP
New Prague would travel to Greenfield WI. to wrestle in the Zelinski Memorial Duals for the third straight year. This tournament features some of the top teams in the state from Wisconsin.
New Prague would go 5-0 on the day and keep their record perfect for the season at an impressive 24-0.
New Prague wins over:
Brookfield Central 51-13
#2 Stoughton 41-21
#14 West Bend East 51-21
#1 Mukwonago 40-28
There were plenty of great matches with Stoughton having 7 ranked wrestlers and Mukwonago having 11.
Colton Bornholdt, Dunkel, Trachte and Busch all beat 2 ranked opponents.
Nick Novak 5-0
Colton Bornholdt 4-0
Carter Bornholdt 3-2
Max Scheffler 3-2
Noah Block 2-1
Joey Novak 1-1
Alex Scheffler 1-0
Luke Dorweiler 1-0
Matt Geisen 1-0
Fantastic Tournament Guys!
Thursday night was Alumni night and there were plenty of former New Prague wrestlers in attendance for what was a great night of wrestling. New Prague would defeat rival ScottWest by the score of 44-21.New Prague would win 10 of the 14 matches. The biggest match of the night was #4AAA Colby Dunkel against #3AA Zach Tracy at 113. Dunkel would come away with a hard fought 2-0 win.
Trojans improved to 19-0 with the win!
Hawkeye Nationals is the 3rd leg of 4 in the Midwest Wrestling tour.
Brady Westall 3-0 Champion
The Wrestlers are grinding impressive wins this year and we saw another one last night. The Trojans were victorious over conference rival #20AAA Waconia. The win now has the team at 18-0 on the year.
The final score was 44-20, the team looked good winning 10 of 14 matches. The biggest match of the night was #4AAA Will Busch vs. #5AAA Bram Fitzsimonds at 195lbs. Busch would come away with a 3-2 victory.
The Trojans will be back in action next Thursday night, where they host #9AA ScottWest. It will also be Alumni Night, so we ask all former Trojan wrestlers to attend and be recognized!
Lawson Eller Celebrates in Tulsa, OK.
Advertised as "the oldest most prestigious, jr Wrestling event in the World!" this Tournament brings together some of the best competition in the Country! Placing 6th out of 42 wrestlers in his bracket is quite an accomplishment Lawson! Keep doing what your doing!
The wresters continue their dominance this year and improve to 17-0 with 3 wins at the Kiffmeyer Duals at St Cloud Tech.
The #4AAA Trojans would come in as the #1 seed followed by #5AA Foley, #15AAA Hastings and #16AAA Willmar. Other teams attending were section foes, Apple Valley and Lakeville South. St. Cloud Tech and Sauk Rapids/Rice would round out the filed.
The Trojans would face Sauk Rapids/Rice in the first round and win easily 61-12. The only concerning news coming out of this match is Evan Anderson got injured in the match with an Elbow injury. Hopefully he will be on the mat soon.
New Prague would then face Willmar in the semis and really have their way with them too, winning 48-21. The match of this dual was #4AAA Will Busch defeating #7AAA Kaden Streed 11-2. Also tip your hat to Luke Dorweiler who wrestled up at 145 to face #9AAA Josh Miley. Luke would only lose by a decision.
New Prague would move on to the championship match against Foley. Foley was short handed and forfeited the first three matches and the 220 weight class and the Trojans would role 56-18. Again tip your hat to Luke Dorweiler for wrestling up at 145 going up another ranked wrestler in #4AA Logan Thorsten and only giving up a loss by decision 12-6.
Congratulations to the team for another great effort!
Congratulations to Colby Dunkel on recording his 125th Win and to Ethan Gregory for getting his 50th win!
Keep it rolling boys!
New Prague will be back in action Thursday night where they will be traveling to Waconia to face the #20AAA Wildcats.
The Trojan wrestlers are turning some heads this year with big wins and it is showing in the rankings. The mat men moved up one spot to #4AAA.
We have seven individuals ranked and a few that are probably just outside the top 10.
106 lbs. Koy Buesgens #3AAA
113 lbs. Colby Dunkel #4AAA
120 lbs. Colton Bornholdt #8AAA
126 lbs. Joey Novak #6AAA
138 lbs. Nick Novak #3AAA
195 lbs. Will Busch #4AAA
285 lbs. Evan Anderson #9AAA
The Trojans improved to 14-0 on the year with big victories over Lakeville North 66-7, Rosemount 73-6 and Hutchinson 51-9.
Big matches of the night included:
#1AAA Jore Volk over #8AAA Colton Bornholdt 7-1
#2AAA Zach Hanson over #4AAA Colby Dunkel 16-4
#8AAA Bornholdt over #8AA Grant Pierce 12-4
#4AAA Will Busch over #9AA Alex Nelson 7-4
Badgerland Nationals is the 2nd leg of 4 in the Midwest Wrestling tour. With ~650 Wrestlers from all over the Midwest competing the brackets are big and the level of competition is high. Coach Wagner says "I applaud their efforts and willingness to go compete in tournaments that draw in the best of the best".
New Prague Wrestlers competing:
Bo Westall 0-5 6th Place
3rd-4th Grade 90#
Zach Weeman 1-3 6th Place
5th-6th Grade 82#
Vincent LaBelle 0-2 DNP
7th-8th Grade 80#
Lawson Eller 2-1 2nd Place
7th-8th Grade 100#
Brady Westall 2-1 2nd Place
Wyatt Pauly 0-2 DNP
The wrestlers were in action on Saturday at TCU HS in Montgomery competing in the Individual TCU tourney.
The #5AAA Trojans finished in 1st Place as a team with 246.5 points followed by #3AA Fairmont/Martin County West with 235.5 points and #15AA TCU with 160.0 points.
We had 3 Champions in Koy Buesgens at 106, Colton Bornholdt at 113 and Jake Trachte at 182. 2nd Place finishers were Colby Dunkel at 120, Nick Novak at 138, Jay Skogerboe at 160 and WIll Busch at 195.
3rd place went to Joey Novak at 126, Ryan Wagner at 132, Ethan Gregory at 170, Jarek Tikalsky at 220 and Evan Anderson at 285.
Max Scheffler place 4th losing to #2AA Anderson from FMCW and #3AAA Talamantes from Alber Lea.
Other notable matches were; UR Colton Bornholdt over #2A Derek Steele at 113, #2AAA Dunkel losing to #2AA Jagodzinske at 120, #4AAA Nick Novak losing a close 2-0 to #3AA Simmonds of FMCW at 138. UR Jake Trachte would beat #8A Avery Northquest from LCWM.
We had 4 wrestlers that were getting varsity action but their scores would not count for the team, but they all wrestled well.
Freshman, Evan Farley knocked off #8AAA Aivan Wasmoen from Albert Lea in the first round. Evan would make it to the finals against Buesgens. Unfortunately Evan would break a finger in the match and the match was stopped.
Luke Dorweiler finished 5th at 132, Alex Scheffler placed 6th and Carson Bittmer placed 2nd at 220.
Great Tournament guys! The Mat men will be back in action on Thursday night where they will hosting Lakeville North, Rosemount and Hutch.
It was a program wide wrestling day at Prior Lake on Friday in the HWY 13 Rumble. The Varsity winner takes home the coveted HWY 13 Sign.
Middle School Wrestlers kicked things off at 4:30 followed by the Traveling youth, JV and then Varsity at 7:30.
The JV team looked impressive with all pins expect for the last match where Carson Bittner had an impressive come from behind win over an over sized opponent.
The Varsity, ranked #5AAA jumped out in front with what was the match of the night at 106. Koy Buesgens ranked #5AAA going up against #6AAA Alan Keohler with a 5-1 decision. The Trojans would not look back with pins at 113 and 126 by Colton Bornholdt and Joey Novak. Coby Dunkel would get a forfeit at 120. Ryan Wagner had an impressive win at 132 against Cory St. Martin. Martin would get injured late in the 3rd and make the team score 27-0. Nick Novak would get the pin at 138 to continue his outstanding year. Prior Lake would make a run of victories at 145, 152, 160 and 170 bringing the team score to 33-15. Jake Trachte and Will Busch would right the ship and pick up victories, Prior Lake would get a win a 220 and Evan Anderson would get a forfeit at 285 making the final score 46-18.
The Trojans improved to 11-0 on the season.
What a fantastic weekend of wrestling for the mat men in Fargo at the tough Rumble On The Red! I'm not sure how many teams have won both the Varsity and the JV portion as a team but I am sure it is very few.
The Varsity team, ranked #5AAA won the tournament with a score of 146.0, followed by #6AAA Northfield at 124.0, #14AAA Farmington at 117.0, #5AA Perham at 112.5 and #7AA Foley at 112.0.
There were 58 teams in the tournament.
Individual place winners were:
106 Koy Buesgens (CHAMPION)
113 Colton Bornholdt (5th)
120 Colby Dunkel (7th)
126 Joey Novak (3rd)
138 Nick Novak (2nd)
195 Will Busch (4th)
Junior Varsity also won the team portion of the tournament with only 10 scoring wrestlers. There were 56 teams in this tournament. Individual place winners were:
106 Evan Farley (CHAMPION)
120 Cole Herrmann (7th)
132 Luke Dorweiler (3rd)
138 Alex Scheffler (CHAMPION)
195 Matt Giesen (3rd)
195 Carson Bittner (CHAMPION)
The Wrestlers will be back in action on Friday Night when they travel to Prior Lake for the HWY 13 Battle. Wrestling will include the youth and Middle School programs. Wrestling will begin around 4PM.
After the New Prague Varsity and JV won the Rumble on the Red it was the Youth Traveling Wrestlers turn to take the Mats! With almost 700 wrestlers competing in the Youth Individual Tournament the competition was fierce! Coach Wagner says "I'm impressed with all of the kids who put themselves out there against some of the best competition in the midwest."
New Prague Youth results:
Asher Theis 2-3 8th Place
Graham Lofton 0-2 DNP
Azalea Kallal 0-2 DNP
Henry Langeberg 3-3 8th Place
Connor Hoffman 0-2 DNP
Forester Lofton 2-2 DNP
Charley Kallal 2-2 DNP
Patrick Sullivan 0-2 DNP
Elijah Lofton 0-2 DNP
The Wrestlers were in action on Friday and Saturday at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester, in what is believed to be one of the toughest tournaments in Minnesota. This is the first time since 2016 the Trojans were wrestling in the Minnesota Christmas Tournament.
The Trojans as a team wrestled really well in what was a true grind at most of the weight classes. New Prague would finish in 6th place with 127.5 points. Tournament Champion Simley had 232, followed by Stillwater at 230, Shakopee 167, STMA 161 and Kasson/Mantroville 142.
Individually we had 5 Place Winners.
Koy Buesgens #5AAA wrestled a fantastic tournament placing 3rd with his only loss in the Semi's to eventual Champion, #1 AAA Jore Volk of Lakeville North. Koy went 4-1 beating Zach Silvas #4AAA and Zach Tracy #4AA twice to take 3rd.
Colby Dunkel suffered an early round loss to Evillard of Owatonna but would avenge that loss in the consolation semi's, catching Evillard in a spladle for the pin. Colby would beat Carter Ban #9AAA and Teagan Block #7AAA, his other losses were to the #2 ranked wrestler from Wisconsin and the #4 ranked wrestler from Illinois. Colby went 5-3 and placed 6th.
Joey Novak had a grind of a tournament going 6-3 and placing 6th. He lost to Pierson Manville #2AAA of Shakopee, #1AA Chase DeBlaere of Simley and #5AAA Kyler Wong of Wayzata. Joey had wins over #6AAA Brendan Howes of Anoka and #9AAA Jed Wester of STMA.
Nick Novak knocked off #3AAA Keiler Carlson in the Quarters on a last second take down to win 2-1. Nick would go up against #1AA Ryan Sokol in semi's. Sokol would beat Nick and go on and win the Championship at 138. Nick had another nice win over #2 Div 2 ranked wrestler in Wisconsin, Joniaux. Novak would go 4-2 and place 4th.
Evan Anderson had a great tournament at 285, Evan went 4-3 for the tournament and all three losses were to ranked opponents. Evan would lose to #1AA Logan Wingert of PEM and 2 close loses to #9AAA Diego Villeda of Eagan. Anderson would have 2 wins over ranked guys in #5A Dylan Nirk of Westfield and #10AA Chris Celis of Simley. Anderson would finish in 6th place.
We had 4 wrestlers lose in the blood round, meaning if they win that match, they would have placed.
Colton Bornholdt, Max Scheffler, Jake Trachte and WIll Busch all lost in the blood round and went 3-2. Ryan Wagner and Jay Skogerboe went 2-2- and Jarek Tikalsky and Carter Bornholdt went 0-2.
Great showing at the Christmas tournament and good luck at the Rumble On The Red in Fargo this coming Friday!
The Trojan's traveled to Orono to face Orono, #8A Frazee and Mound Westonka.
The mat men would have no problems beating Orono 69-6 , Frazee 55-15 and Mound/Westonka 71-11.
Five Wrestlers reached Milestones with Joey Novak picking up his 50th win. Nick Novak gets his 100th win, Carter Bornholdt 50th win, Jake Trachte gets his 75th win and Will Busch notches his 50th win. Congrats guys, keep it going!
The Trojans will be competing in probably the toughest individual tournament, the Christmas Tournament in Rochester. Wrestling starts at 2PM!
Good Luck Trojans!
The Matmen continue to impress with 3 big wins this weekend. New Prague started out with a hard fought win over host PEM 44-22. They would have no problem with Zumbrota/Mazeppa winning 52-12 and Rochester Mayo would go down 65-15.
The Trojans record for the day was 31-11 and 3 of those loses were by forfeit at 160, Ethan Gregory plans to start wrestling this week.
Congratulations to Max Scheffler for recording his 100th Win!
We have 7 undefeated wrestlers all at 7-0 and look very impressive.
Koy Buesgens 106
Colton Bornholdt 113
Colby Dunkle 120
Joey Novak 126
Nick Novak 138
Jake Trachte 182
Will Busch 195
Keep it going guys!
Yellow Jacket Nationals is the 1st of 4 legs in the Midwest Wrestling tour. All wrestlers competing for a chance place in the top 6 at each Tournament and an eventual opportunity to win "the belt". The Midwest Wrestling tour belt will be awarded to wrestlers that place 1st-4th in 3 of the 4 events. New Prague Wrestling had 11 wrestlers in attendance and all 11 represented well! Wrestlers competing were:
Pre-K-K Grade 60#
Bo Westall 0-3 4th Place
1st-2nd Grade 50#
Asher Theis 1-2 DNP
3rd-4th Grade 60#
Henry Langeberg 0-2 DNP
3rd-4th Grade 69#
Beck Swanepoel 0-2 DNP
5th-6th Grade 70#
Grady Connelly 2-1 2nd Place
5th-6th Grade 74#
Mason Deutsch 0-2 DNP
5th-6th Grade 82#
Vinnie LaBelle 1-2 DNP
Isaac Pumper 0-2 DNP
5th-6th Grade 130#
Owen Johnson 2-3 6th Place
7th-8th Grade 80#
Lawson Eller 3-0 CHAMPION
7th-8th Grade 100#
Brady Westall 3-1 3rd Place
The Trojan Matmen continued their dominance the early part of the season. They hosted the Eagan Wildcats, Medford Tigers and the St. Francis Saints. The Trojans showed their #5AAA ranking by having no problems on Saturday.
The Trojans would pick up victories over:
St, Francis 66-4
The wrestlers improved their season record to 4-0.
A few individual notes, Colby Dunkel recorded his 100th Varsity win and Jay Skogerboe notched his 50th Varsity win. Congratulations guys and keep it going.
The New Prague Youth Team Hosted the Doc Berg Classic on Sunday at the High School. There were over 300 wrestlers at the event from communities around Minnesota. New Prague had 90 wrestlers competing in the tournament. That is the largest number of wrestlers we have had at this tournament. The youth program is strong for New Prague.
The updated rankings are out but really to early to move the needle one way or the other but here are a few minor changes. The team remains ranked 5th in AAA.
We still have 5 individuals ranked and Colby Dunkel went up one spot to #2AAA at 113lbs. Joey Novak slipped a spot to #6AAA at 120lbs, Nick Novak stays at #3AAA 138. Max Scheffler is ranked #7AAA at 152 and Jake Trachte dops one spot to #9AAA at 195.
We are expecting a few more to crack the top 10 as the season moves.
The wrestlers came out firing on Thursday with an impressive win over TCU. The #5AAA Trojans started the night out with four straight pins and never looked back, winning 54-18.
Koy Buesgen wrestled his first varsity match at 106 and was impressive, getting a first period pin over Zach Balma.
Colton Bornholdt, #3AAA Colby Dunkel and #5AAA Joey Novak all scored 2nd period pins bringing the score to 24-0. Ryan Wagner won a close match at 132 .
The best match up of the night was wrestled at 138 with #3AAA Nick Novak pairing up against Caleb Whipps. Novak would prevail with a nice 7-3 win making it 30-0.
TCU would get on the board with a pin from Caleb O'Malley over Carter Bornholdt. #7AAA Max Scheffler would get a major decison at 152. TCU would get another pin at 160 where Thomas Ott a freshman was asked to fill in for Ethan Gregory, who should be ready to start his season next week. Team score is now 34-12.
Jay Skogerboe came out fighting and earned a Major Decison at 170, as did #8AAA Jake Trachte at 182. Will Busch electrified the crowd with a lateral drop which turned into a pin at 195.
Jarek Tikalsky a senior wrestled his first varsity match in 3 years and was pinned but look for better outcomes this year. Evan Anderson finished off the night with a pin at 285 making it a final score of 54-18.
Trojans will be back in action on Saturday in New Prague. Wrestling starts at 9:00AM with matches against Eagan, Medford and St. Francis.
The New Prague Trojans look to have a great year and the 1st rankings of the season are out. The Trojans are ranked 5th in AAA behind #1 Shakopee #2 Stillwater #3 St. Michael/Albertville and #4 Forest Lake.
New Prague has 5 wrestlers ranked in the top 10 and we expect a few more to be added the next time the rankings come out Dec 5th.
Colby Dunkel 113lbs 3rd
Joey Novak 120lbs 5th
Nick Novak 138lbs 3rd
Max Scheffler 152lbs 7th
Jake Trachte 195lbs 8th
The Trojans open up against TCU tomorrow night in Montgomery with Varsity starting around 7PM.
You can watch the match on Facebook by searching for the New Prague Minnesota Wrestling Page.
The Pound for Pound rankings are out and we have two New Prague Wrestlers being recognized. The Pound for Pound rankings are the top wrestlers in each grade across all weight classes.
Junior Nick Novak is ranked 15th in the state. Novak is coming off a Sophomore season where he went 48-4 and a 4th place finish at State.
Freshman Koy Buesgens is entering his first season at the varsity level and he is ranked 6th for all Freshman in the state. Look for these two young men play a key role in the success of the program this year.
Girls Preseason rankings are out and New Prague has two wrestlers in the top 10.
Destiny Lofton is ranked #2 at 102lbs and Ava Bruegger is ranked #6 at 110lbs. Both Destiny and Ava will be wrestling for the Middle School Program this year along with Various Girl only tournaments.
Looking forward to a great year across all New Prague Wrestling programs.
The wrestling season is a little over a month away but look for the New Prague Trojans to make some noise this year. They will be looking to improve on the 21-4 season from a year ago. They did finish the season ranked at #9AAA.
The mat men will return a heavy senior lineup with 7 returning starters from a year ago and a bunch of underclassmen that will be highly ranked in state. Preseason rankings will come out on November 21st. We should expect the Trojans to be ranked in the top 10 and could be as high as 4th in state before the season starts.
The Trojans will have a pretty tough schedule this year as we will be wrestling in the Rumble on the Red in Fargo ND, The Christmas Tournament in Rochester and the Zelinski Memorial in Greenfield Wisconsin. Dual matches of note are Prior Lake on Jan. 2nd, Waconia on Jan. 16th, Scottwest on Jan.23rd and St. Michael/Albertville on Feb 6th.
We will be streaming the Dual matches on Facebook live again this year!
Track Preason Nationals attracted 761 wrestlers from the Midwest to La Crosse, Wi. This is another high caliber tournament in the area and a great way for our Youth Wrestlers to compete at a great venue. Traveling Wrestlers competing were:
Asher Theis 1-2
Ryan Conelly 3-3 6th Place
Charlie Wagner 3-2
Henry Langeberg 1-2
Grady Connelly 4-3 6th Place
Andrew Bauer 0-2
Mason Deutsch 2-2
NP Wresters at Track Preseason Nationals (Asher Theis, Andrew Bauer, Grady Connelly, Mason Deutsch, Charlie Wagner, Ryan Connelly, Henry Langeberg
USAW Preseason Nationals is arguably one of the toughest Tournaments of the season. This year ~2700 wrestlers representing 36 different states made the trip to Des Moines, IA. New Prague Wrestling had 7 Wrestlers compete with some of the toughest wrestlers in the country!
grades 5/6 85#
Vinnie LaBelle 0-2
grades 5/6 90#
Cody Thompson 0-2
H.S grades 9/10 106#
Koy Buesgens 3-2
H.S grades 9/10 113#
Evan Farley 0-2
Colton Bornholdt 2-2
H.S grades 9/10 126#
Joey Novak 3-2
H.S grades 11/12 138#
Nick Novak 4-2
NPMS Wrestlers Vinnie LaBelle and Cody Thompson at USAW Preseason Nationals
Registration for Traveling Wrestling is now open! Click on the Registration tab at the top of the page and select Traveling.
Let's get the season started!
There will be an information night for anyone interested in the Community Ed Wrestling Program. The meeting will be held at the High School on Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30PM in the Lecture Hall Room 265.
To register for wrestling go the Registration tab at the top of the page an click on Community Education.
Thank You to ALL of our Sponsors, Businesses, Wrestling families and Golfers who donated to the 9th Annual Golf Tournament on June 22nd. Your support & commitment to the New Prague Wrestling program is invaluable! Through you commitment, we are able to offer developmental programs and Competition opportunities at the Local, State and National levels for all Pre-K- 12th Grade New Prague Wrestlers.
The New Prague Wrestling Golf Tournament Golf Committee
$1000 Cash Grand Prize - Matt Miller
1/2 Hog Fully Processed - Sue O'Leary
Deluxe Smoker - Art Trachte
10 - $100 Cash drawings
The Fishtale Grill in New Prague has been serving great Food to happy customers since 1995.
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Nick Novak drops a match to James Johnston of Michigan. He will head to the consolation bracket for work his way back.
Koy Buesgens advances to the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Brendan McCrone of Ohio
Bornholdt loses in the consolation bracket to Lucas Kapusta Pennsylvania. He finishes the tournament with a 3-2 record.
After an opening round win, Colton Bornholdt falls 3-2 to Kody Ketchum from Missouri. He will enter into the consolation bracket.
Koy Buesgens advances to the round of 64 with a 3-0 win over Cameron Deiter of Ohio.
THE FUTURE IS LOOKING BRIGHT!