HEAD COACH Paul Porter Paul.Porter@mpls.k12.mn.us
ASST COACHES Quinn Peterson, Cole Peterson, Steffan Jobe
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.