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State Entrants Graham Evavold (L) and Christian Porter (R)
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Wrestlers at Feed My Starving Children

 HEAD COACH Paul Porter     Paul.Porter@mpls.k12.mn.us

ASST COACHES Quinn Peterson, Cole Peterson, Steffan Jobe

 

                                                                 SUMMER 2016

  • CAPTAIN'S PRACTICES- The captains Alex, Ricky and Kieran are leading Strength Training Mondays and Thursdays,                                10 AM Meet at the Stadium Field House. STARTS JUNE 27
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  • FREE WRESTLING CAMP at Patrick Henry HS with Garrett Lowney, June 14,15,16
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  • ST. JOHN'S WRESTLING CAMP June 19 - 23
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  • TEAM PAINTBALL OUTING- Date TBD

  

 TWO LAKERS WRESTLERS CHRISTIAN PORTER & GRAHAM EVAVOLD QUALIFY FOR THE 2016 STATE TOURNAMENT.

 On Feb 22, 2016, Graham Evavold and Christian Porter became the first Southwest Wrestlers to qualify for State since Greg Gandy was a State Participant for SW  in 2009. Christian Porter went 3- 0 in the Section 6AAA Qualifier, winning the 160# championship. Two-year Team Captain Porter is the first section champion from Southwest since 1993. Senior Porter has a 3.49 GPA goes into the State tournament with a 27-2  season record. Senior Captain Graham Evavold also gets to cap off his four-year varsity career with a trip to state next weekend.  He was the 126# Runner- Up in the Section Individual Tournament. Graham has a 3.0 GPA and enters the state tournament with a 26-6 season record. Sophomore Ricky Kruse (5-2 record) earned  third-place as  did sophomore Kieran Porter (22-12 record). The final place-winner for Southwest was Freshman Dylan Surprise earning 6th-place.

 

 Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Southwest Wrestling Team for their dedication, hard work and achievement both on and off the mat.The Team earned a GOLD State Academic Team Award for  a 3.51 Average GPA. The entire team participated in several  community service projects.In December, they packed meals at Feed My Starving Children. In January, The wrestlers planned and provided enrichment activities for the children ages 1 to 6. They prepared and two meals at Greater MPLS Crisis Nursery. The wrestlers take turns volunteering throughout the season help teach wrestling  to K-6 graders in the Pershing-Linden Hills Youth Wrestling program.

 

Christian Porter 160#  Section Champ
Christian Porter 160# Section Champ
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Graham Evavold 126# Section Runner- Up
Section Place-Winners and Coaches
First Week of Practice
2015-16 LAKERS First Week of Practice
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Captain Graham Evavold earns 1st Place at the Hayfield Tournament
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Captain Christian Porter earns 1st-Place at Hayfield Tournament
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Wrestlers at Feed My Starving Children
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Wrestlers at Feed My Starving Children
video 2014-15 Lakers Highlight Video   --  Created by Graham Evavold , Class of 2016