Sunday, September 30, 2012

Griak Invitational--Gene Niemi's Photo Album

Here's a photo album taken by DtB photographer Gene Niemi at last weekend's Griak Invitational.

One of the info posters out on the course, this one providing info
on Leonard "Buddy" Edelen, former Gopher runner who was the
World Recordholder in the Marathon and one of the pioneers
of US marathon running. Photo by Gene Niemi
Goldy running with the kids in the Kids Run, a race for kids
that is part of the program at the Griak. Photo by Gene Niemi

Gopher on a golf cart. Photo by Gene Niemi

Gopher men's runners at the finish. Photo by Gene Niemi

Minnesota Daily coverage of the Gopher performances at the Griak is HERE.

Griak Meet a Celebration of XC

The Gopher men's "pack" floats over the parched grass to
win the men's title. L to R Marcus Paulson(8), Derek Storkel(10)
Andrew Larson(6), and John Simons(9). Photo by Gene Niemi
One Saturday every September cross country takes over the Les Bolstad golf course in Falcon Heights.  The Griak Invitational brings together high schools, universities, and colleges from all over the US and Canada in what has become an annual celebration of the sport.

Instead of golfers, University of Minnesota staff ride the golf carts around the course, taking care of the chores that need doing,  leading the racers, and driving "clean up" behind the last runner in each race.  The race medical staff uses them to transport injured or sick runners back to the finish line medical tent. They even gave Goldy Gopher a ride so he could attempt to lead the crowd in cheering on the participants.

Fairways  and the course driving range host a veritable tent city of teams that bring blankets, tarp, or full tents where the teams spend the time before and after the races.  A jumbotron screen is set up near the finish area awards stand that broadcasts video of each race as well as results during the awards ceremonies.  There is an announcer's stand near the start where the play-by-play of each race is broadcast, and post-race interviews are conducted with winners.  These are boomed out to anyone in the vicinity over a set of loudspeakers lined up behind the start area.

Large cards on sticks are lined up between the start area and the awards stand with "fast facts" about the race.  Course maps are displayed on the back of the awards stand with a large picture of Roy Griak, the Gopher coach who the event is named after, and, who at 89 years old can still be seen driving a golf cart to various parts of the course to meet with runners, coaches, and acquaintances.  The team and individual trophies are laid out on long tables next to the award stand with a picture of Griak on the team awards. In back of the awards stand are several large white wooden boards on which race results are posted and where participants, coaches, family, and spectators vie for position to view each race's results after they are  posted.

The same crowd lines the finish chute and flows in a constant stream along the course to cheer on the participants and watch the progress of each race.  Old friends who haven't seen each other since, perhaps, the last Griak meet they attended or longer catch up on each other's lives.  Parents of the participants encounter one another  and compare notes on their children's progress.  

Coaches keep track of their teams and chat with one another before and after the races, giving their perspectives on how it went for their respective teams, going over results' sheets.  Runners transform themselves from warm up clothes, to racing uniforms, to shirts bearing inspirational sayings, or shorts and body paint.  University personnel sell race programs at the entrance to the start finish area near the driving range.  A large concession stand sells food and beverages; smaller ones sell T-shirts and other event memorabilia.

It is a small "city" that assembles and dismantles itself in a period of days.  There is a posted sign noting "absolutely no dogs allowed," but a few have managed to sneak onto the grounds to the delight of all dog lovers, but probably not to the groundskeepers.  The "nerve center" of packet pick up, information for the coaches and teams is staffed by volunteers and operates out of the golf pro shop next to the main golf club house.  

Police and traffic cones keep the bus and car traffic flowing on Larpenteur Avenue on the South end of the golf course as teams come and go, dropping off and picking up in the driving range parking area as the day begins well before the first race at 9 AM and after the final awards ceremony around 5 PM.  Appropriately enough for distance running, this celebration is an endurance event, not a sprint.  

Johanna Olson Running Medtronic TCM, Battling Cancer

Former Team USA Minnesota runner Johanna Olson will be running the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Sunday while continuing her battle with cancer.  Full story is HERE.

Andrew Carlson on Preparing for the ING NYCM

Team USA Minnesota's Andrew Carlson is interviewed by Runner's World's Peter Gambaccini on the upcoming ING New York City Marathon HERE.

Ultra Runner Hit With Lyme Disease

Dusty Olsen, one of Minnesota's top ultra athletes has been challenged by a foe that is more daunting than a long trail race or ski marathon.  He's battling a severe case of Lyme Disease.  Duluth News Tribune's Kevin Pates writes about his battle HERE.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Scientists Debate--Ferrari Response to Parisotto, Part III

Dr. Michele Ferrari's response to Robin Parisotto is HERE

Griak Invitational Recap and Gopher Summary

A summary of the Gopher team's performances at the 27th Annual Griak Invitational is HERE. It includes links to full results and photos.  FloTrack was also covering the meet live with interviews, their videos are HERE.  There will be more coverage in the next few days.

Pieter Gagnon(4), John Simons(9), Marcus Paulson(8). Photo by Gene Niemi

Kevin Docherty leading the pack. Photo by Gene Niemi
Laura Docherty. Photo by Gene Niemi

St. Paul Pioneer Press story on Cretin Derham-Hall runner Kevin Docherty is HERE.  Kevin finished fourth in the boys Gold race on Saturday.  His sister, Laura, was also fourth in the Division I Gold women's race.

Lorraine Moller Inducted into Boulder Sports Hall of Fame

Lorraine after winning the Boston Marathon,
photo courtesy of Nobby Hashizume, Lydiard Foundation
Lorraine Moller, former Twin Cities resident, Olympic bronze medalist, and co-founder of the Lydiard Foundation is today being inducted into the Boulder Sports Hall of Fame.  You can read about the Hall of Fame induction HERE and HERE.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Scientists Debate--Parisotto's Response to Ferrari

Point 1 
Michele Ferrari: The article "It is all about blood" of September 20, 2012 makes no reference to the Tour de France 2009: it proposes two graphs for Hemoglobin values 
​​and reticulocytes, without any historical (dates), logistical (altitude), and competitive context, comparing values ​​obtained in different situations, which interfere with the values ​​themselves. 

In particular, You cannot compare the results collected at the end of a three-week stage race with tests done out of competition, furthermore at altitude. Yet you decline to answer to such a serious FLAW. 
Robin Parisotto: The data which was initially reviewed (HERE) does not contain any reference to altitude exposure. Where or what evidence is there that these two samples were collected/tested at altitude? 
In a normal Biological Passport review such data is only made available when a full documentation package is requested to confirm/exclude any suspicions. The documentation package will include chain of custody details, time and place of collection, storage conditions,  time of transport, time of testing, testing laboratory, any relevant illnesses/injuries, exposure to altitude and any other relevant information such as blood donations.  
Until such time, a passport may be described (and communicated to an anti-doping authority) as being consistent with manipulation and deemed to be in breach of anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) until factors such as hemodilution, altitude exposure, illnesses or underlying medical conditions have been considered which suggest otherwise. As indicated previously, the analysis was posted in the context of an initial biological passport evaluation.
To address the "flaw, " the values in the graphs can be linked/viewed/confirmed by comparison with the results listed at the above website.  See the response to Point 3 and the chart for further clarification..

Point 2 
MF: Armstrong stayed at altitude (Aspen) from June 1, 2009 to June 26, 2009: therefore the tests on the 16th and 17th of June 2009 were taken at an altitude of 2400m a.s.l. 
So was the test dated August 12, 2009 (always Aspen, Armstrong raced in Leadville a few days later). 

RP: As this was data that was not evident in the website described above and also in the chart HERE:    which would ordinarily only become available to Passport members on request to the UCI through the Biological Passport process.   It is curious how a member of the public(As Armstrong has stated, Dr. Ferrari is merely a friend and their conversations have not been about matters of training or physiological analysis such as this) has such intimate knowledge of times, places, and conditions surrounding these blood tests.

Point 3 
MF: Since You are not informed enough about the discussed facts: the tests mentioned above are official values from USADA - UCI and each corresponds to a sample code. 

The correction factors are NOT applied in the COMMUNICATION of the result, but in any possible further EVALUATION: therefore Hemoglobin=16.0 is the measured value.

RP: The UCI is listed at the testing agency at this WEBSITE , so what is the point here? With regard to recorded vs corrected Hemoglobin values, to infer that a value of 16.0 equates to a value of 15.2 is making a simplistic interpretation of the biological passport evaluation process.

It is true that at altitude of between 2000 and 2500 metres a correction factor of eight is applied to the passport profile. However the correction factor is not automatically deducted from the recorded test value but rather applied to a predictive formula which adjusts the predictive distribution for low and high Hemoglobin values at that particular time of testing (see graphic below with upper and lower red lines indicating predictive values and blue line indicating the recorded values for each of the four passport parameters). 

In other words, if the predictive value was X but there was a confounding factor of altitude present, then this predictive value of X would rise to accommodate the influence of altitude (for those inclined, see WADA Athlete Biological Passport Guidelines for a full explanation HERE ) . The recorded value is not changed but the predictive value is, and if the recorded value is still increased above the adjusted high predictive value (or below the low predictive value) then this would be flagged as being an abnormal result. 

As previously posted though when evaluating a biological passport it is not about identifying or singling out any one abnormal result but rather about making a subjective assessment of the pattern of test results, magnitude of changes, and the times at which these changes may be occurring over a whole sequence of results (the profile). 

Point 4 
MF: Z-score is a number that expresses the probability that the test can not be the result of natural physiological changes (not necessarily doping, in any case). 
Z-score is used in the Biological Passport (Haematologica 2006,91:356-363 and UCI Technical Document 2.09), even though, as you say, often it takes a SUBJECTIVE assessment of a "picture of pattern, magnitude of changes and what time they are occurring", which sometimes lends itself to biased interpretations. 

RP: The four parameters used in the Biological Passport, as of today, are: Hemoglobin, %reticulocytes, OFF-score and ABPS-score. The passport is not a static tool or threshold based test but rather a continuous assessment of blood parameters that when assessed as a 'whole' can give very clear and objective patterns which may be reflective of blood manipulation. Factors such as competition, altitude, illness/injury, and pathology are always considered, however, before making final recommendations or conclusions about any suspicious profile.

Point 5 

MF: See comment to Point 3. 
I find it very surprising that such an Expert Scientist as Yourself has expressed an "absolute certainty of blood manipulation" in the evaluation of data of which You had only partial knowledge. 

RP: Two points that have not been explained by Ferrari and which would be pivotal in an evaluation of such a profile are:

1.      1) Why had the Hemoglobin and Hematocrit increased during the 2009 Tour race when in just the previous race they had dramatically decreased (by almost 15%). The point here is not the decrease in Hemoglobin during the Giro as this probably reflects  hemodilution as pointed out by Ferrari (and was not suggested by me that this was due to blood withdrawal) but rather why the same phenomenom did not occur during the Tour de France.
         2)Why were reticulocyte levels decreased when Hemoglobin was increased in the two tests allegedly collected/performed at altitude prior to the 2009 tour. This scenario is consistent with previous administration of stimulating agents such as EPO and or previous blood re-infusion. In the original post …. from October 16, 2008 the average reticulocyte levels are 1.1 but from May 18, 2009 the average reticulocyte levels are 0.6.’ This change/reduction in reticulocyte production during competition is not due to hemodilution however as percentage values for reticulocytes are not affected by this physiological response. This reduction reflects a blunted response to normal red blood cell production and can be achieved by micro-doping over an extended period of time or blood doping over shorter periods.

Without a satisfactory explanation of these two key points, my suspicion of blood manipulation would remain as my conclusion in the initial biological passport evaluation.


MIAC Spotlight on St Olaf's Emma Lee

Photo courtesy of St Olaf
Emma Lee, St. Olaf College
Senior, Cross country, Nordic skiing, outdoor track
St. Paul, MN/Como Park
Major: Biology
Do you have any nicknames?
Sometimes people call me “Em” or “E.”  I’m hoping that “E-Money” catches on.

Why did you choose to be a Division III student-athlete? 
The main reason I chose St. Olaf over any non-DIII schools was that it is one of the few colleges in the Midwest with a Nordic ski team.  Only a couple of DI and DII schools showed any interest in me as a runner.  I knew that I wanted to continue to do varsity sports in college, but I also wanted to go to a small school with a strong academic background.  St. Olaf fit the bill: I knew that I would be able to train and compete in the sports that I loved, but my coaches and teammates would also support my aspirations as a student.
What do you like most about competing in the MIAC?  
The range of ability levels of MIAC athletes continually amazes me.  I have run and skied against all-Americans and against people who have never participated in sports before.  I value the spirit of inclusiveness that most of the MIAC schools show, and I also enjoy being able to compete with extremely talented individuals at conference and national levels. 
What has been the greatest part of your collegiate athletic career thus far?  
Being a student-athlete has turned me into much more of a team player, even though my sports are considered individual.  In high school, few of my teammates were very dedicated to running or skiing, so I accepted a program of training hard and training alone in order to be successful.  When I came to college, I discovered that not only were most of my teammates extremely passionate about athletics, this passion was present regardless of their ability level.  I love feeling like I am part of a cause greater than myself—where everyone works his or her tail off to be a better athlete and to boost the team, even if it doesn’t mean scoring points or qualifying for a race.  It’s not just about me doing my own thing anymore; my teams are my family, and I can help myself by helping them.
What is your greatest sports moment? 
The most incredible experience I ever had was at the national cross country meet my sophomore year.  I knew I was having a good race—I kept moving up and didn’t feel tired.  With about a mile to go, I saw my coach’s husband, and he yelled at me, “Yes you can!”  At that moment, I felt like I could do anything.  I knew I was in an All-American spot.  Someone told me what place I was in, and I count down as I picked people off: 20… 19… 18…  I was in 17th place coming into the last 600 meters.  I gave everything I could and passed seven people.  When I saw my name on the finishers’ board in 10th place, I was elated—I couldn’t believe it had happened.

Griak Preview

The Minnesota Daily has a Griak Invitational preview HERE. It notes that because other schools are hosting meets this same weekend, the field is not as deep for the Division I races than it normally would be.  There are still the high school and Division II and III races that don't have those conflicts, so they may take center stage at this year's event.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Scientists Debate, Round Two, Ferrari Response to Parisotto Rebuttal

Dr. Michele Ferrari has responded to Robin Parisotto's rebuttal  HERE.

Gabrielson Hangs Up the Racing Shoes

Former Team USA Minnesota runner Matt Gabrielson put a cap on his running career this Summer.  “I came from absolutely nothing, and while I wasn’t an Olympian, I think I made a lot out of a little. I feel very fortunate to have done things the way I’ve done them.” Read about it HERE.

MIAC Update

Olympic triple jumper Amanda Smock headlines a program celebrating the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX on October 1 at the College of St. Benedict.  The program will take place at 7:30PM in the Gorecki Center at CSB. It is free and open to the public.

Several track and cross country runners will be or have been inducted into Athletics Hall of Fames recently.  Gustavus Adolphus College Athletics Department has chosen nine individuals for induction into its Athletics Hall of Fame, including Kara Bloomquist Drekonja `96 (Cross Country), Brett Gross `96 (Track & Field), This group will be honored at the Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet, which will be held in Alumni Hall at 5 PM on Saturday, Sept. 29.

St. Olaf inducted seven to its Athletics Hall of Fame last Saturday including  Rob Glover (Track and Field).

St. Thomas's Keaton Wendroth (sophomore from Rochester/Mayo) is making up for lost time.  He didn't run XC as a freshman, then missed 2011 with an injury. Healthy this year, Wendroth has placed high in all three races he's run.  Last Friday at the Blugold Invitational, he clocked 25:32.1 and outran all 88 conference runners (St. Olaf, St. John's, Hamline, UST) and more than 300 runners with a fourth-place  finish, cutting one minute and nineteen seconds off his previous 8K best. Wendroth won his two other races running 19:34 for 6K at  St. Kate's on August 31, and  26:51 for 8K at the Crown Invitational September 8.

Pick Ten: Roy Griak Invitational

The big news coming out of the University of Minnesota Cross Country teams is that long-time women's coach Gary Wilson will "retire" on June 30, 2013.  Perhaps some day there will be a huge invitational meet named in his honor.  After this season, Wilson will transition into of his "retirement" by taking over as executive director of the the Roy Griak Invitational, named for the legendary Gophers coach.  This year's  meet will be run on Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course with separate races for Division I, II and III men and women, followed by high school events.

With all these races, we feel obligated to bring out the traditional Griak Pick Ten contest this week.

Pick Ten has a simple concept: predict the finish place for each of 10 Minnesota athletes at this weekends competitions. You will score points for each athlete who scores at or above the finish place you predict for them, following the 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system.

For example: If you pick Pieter Gagnon to place first in the Merrill Fischbein Gold race, and he places first, you get 10 points. If you pick Gagnon to place first and he finishes second, you get zero points. If you pick Gagnon to finish third in the race and he places first, second or third, you get 8 points by the scoring system above, since he placed at least as high as you predicted.

To play Pick Ten, cut and paste the list of names/events below into an e-mail and add your place predictions -- 1st or 2nd or 3rd...8th. Send your predictions by 9:00 A.M. CST on Saturday, September 29th to DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Make sure your full name is in the e-mail. As with our Yes/No contests, we don't offer any prizes, so no one needs to fear running afoul of NCAA or other anti-gambling regulations.

We'll announce the winner of this week's contest and compile results of all of the year's Pick Ten contests to name a grand champion for 2012.

Pick 10 ... Roy Griak Invitational Meet:

Pieter Gagnon - University of Minnesota:
University of Minnesota Men:
Laura Docherty - University of Minnesota:
University of Minnesota Women:
Garrett Eklof - Minnesota State, Mankato:
Minnesota State, Mankato, Men:
Kaelyn Williams - University of Minnesota, Duluth:
Marcus Huderle - Carleton:
Linda Keller - University of Minnesota, Morris:
St. Thomas, Women:

Here is some information to help you with your picks:

Good luck!

Last week's question was Will Gabriele Anderson and Heather Kampf finish in the top 6 at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile on Sautrday?  The correct answer was yes.  Anderson finished fourth and Kampf was sixth.  Nineteen players answered correctly this week and Mike Mason remains in first.  Heather Jelen and Ryan Aylesworth are one point behind in second place.

Bill Atkins continues to lead Pick Ten with 130 points while Mitch VanBruggen is second with 126 points.

For full standings of both contests, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner.

Gopher Update

Minnesota Daily feature story on Sarah Hesser and her route to becoming the new head coach of the Gopher women's XC team is HERE.  Men's XC runner John Simmons and his quest to run in the NCAA championships is HERE. Another Daily story tracks the U of M women's team's performance at last weekend's UW-Blugold Invitational is  HERE. And a story on the namesake of the Griak Invitational--roy Griak--is HERE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gabriele Anderson Interviewed on NYRR On the Run Podcast and Video

The NYRR debuts its weekly video program On The Run.  Team USA Minnesota's Gabriele Anderson is featured on the radio podcast HERE.  She is also featured (4 minutes, 20 seconds) into the inaugural video HERE.

USTFCCCA National Rankings--NCAA

In the USTFCCCA men's NCAA Division III rankings St. Olaf(1), St. John's(6), and Carleton(9) held their positions while Bethel moved up from not being ranked to tenth. In the women's rankings St. Olaf(2), Carleton(3), St. Thomas(4), St. Ben's(6), and Gustavus(8) held their places while Concordia Moorhead dropped from ninth to tenth.  Full region rankings are HERE. St. Olaf's men stayed ranked seventeenth in the  national rankings, while the Ole women held onto their eleventh place ranking. Carleton's women moved up one place to twentieth, and St. Thomas dropped two places to twenty-seventh. Full Division III national rankings are HERE.

In Division II, Minnesota State Mankato(MSM) stayed in third in the men's Central Region.  MSM women's team held their fifth place spot, as did University of Minnesota Duluth(8) and Winona State(10).  Full region rankings are HERE.

In Division I the Gopher men moved up a spot to sixteenth in the national rankings.  The women dropped out of the top thirty, after being ranked thirtieth in last week's poll, three votes shy of retaining their spot. Full national rankings are HERE. Both the Gopher men's and women's teams retained their third place rankings in the Central Region polls.  Full region rankings are HERE.

High School Rankings

Minnesota teams and individuals are getting attention in the national rankings put together by various groups. MileSplit's Lyle Knudson does the "USA" list and ranks Blake's Clare Flanagan fifteenth in the nation among high school girls and Shakopee's Maria Hauger eighteenth.  Three other Minnesotans--Wayzata's Anne French, Bemidji's Jenna Truedson, and Eagan's Danielle Anderson--are on the honorable mention list.  The full list is HERE.

Wayzata is the only Minnesota squad in the USA girls team rankings; they made the honorable mention list. Full list is HERE.

Stillwater is twelveth in the USA boys' team rankings compiled by Aaron Rich. Full list is HERE.  Wayde Hall of Stillwater and Matt Welch of Proctor both get honorable mention in the individual rankings HERE.

Marc Bloom's Harrier rankings has Wayzata's boys team in seventeenth.  Full list is HERE.

Bloom breaks it down further in a Running Times regional ranking where Eagan's girls are sixth, Wayzata's seventh, and East Ridge tenth.   Full girls rankings are HERE. For the boys, Stillwater is ranked sixteenth nationally and first in the region and the Wayzata boys are fifth in the region.  Full boys rankings are HERE.

Athletes of the Week

Two sophomores won the MIAC's weekly awards. St. Thomas' Keaton Wendroth finished fourth  at the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite in the men's race (he was the top MIAC runner) while leading th Tommies to a fourth-place team finish. Women's honors went to Carleton's Colette Celichowski, who finished eleventh overall (first from the conference and region). She led the Knights to a fourth-place finish, and second-best showing among Division III teams.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press named Stillwater senior Wayde Hall one of it's athletes of the week as he won his second individual race title of the season.  The listing of AOTW is HERE.

Griak Invitational Set For Saturday

Want to spend the day watching cross country . The 27th annual Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday, September 29 at Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights fits the bill.  The meet is comprised of six collegiate races and four high school races. The day will kick off with the national anthem at 8:55 AM and doesn't finish until the girls high school award ceremonies at 5:15 PM. .

The Gopher men will race in the Merrill Fischbein Gold (Division I) Competition at 12:20 PM. The Gopher women will follow later in the afternoon with the Jack Johnson Gold (Division I) Competition at 1:10 PM. 

The meet is named for legendary Gopher coach Roy Griak, who retired from coaching in 1996 after 33 years. Griak coached three national champions among a total of 47 cross country and track All-Americans during his tenure. He still serves as administrative assistant to the program, and still attends the meet named for him.

Meet schedule is HERE.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kara Goucher and Some of Her Olympic Teammates to Run USA 10-mile Champs

Kara Goucher and her Olympic teammates  Abdi Abdirahman, Janet Bawcom, and Julie Culley will be running the Medtronic Twin Cities 10-mile October 7 along with defending men's champ, Mo Trafeh. The race is also this year's USA 10-Mile Championship.  It will be Kara and Abdi's second trip to Minnesota for US championships this year.  The pair won the Garry Bjorklund Half-Marathon in June.  At the TC 10-Mile they are running in an "equalizer" format--women start before the men and first person across the line wins $10,000-- maybe it's time for Twin Cities and Grandma's to add a bonus for any man or woman who wins both the Duluth Half and Twin Cities 10.  The Runner's World story is HERE.

Gopher Coach Gary Wilson to Retire

Photo courtesy of U of M
Gopher women's XC coach Gary Wilson will "retire" June 30, 2013 but he will hardly "fade away."  The Minnesota Daily story is HERE.

Girls Class A Coaches Rankings


1St. Cloud Cathedral


3United South Central


5Rochester Lourdes

6Trinity of River Ridge

7Minnehaha Academy







1Clare Flanagan11Blake School

2Emi Trost11Cannon Falls

3Emily Mantor11United South Central

4Marisa Shady12Esko

5McKenzie Holt11St. Cloud Christian

6Kayla Woltz12Chatfield

7Rachel Eickhoff10St. Cloud Cathedral

8Hannah TrunigerMayer Lutheran

9Bethany Coop12Mora

10Nicole NipperMinnehaha Academy

11Sadie Novak-Klug11Waseca

12Ahna Buntrock12Dover-Eyota

Boys Class A Coaches Rankings

2St. Cloud Cathedral
3Minnehaha Academy
5Redwood Valley Area
6Blake School
7Winona Cotter
10Martin County West
11Pelican Rapids
12Luverne Area
1Matt Welch12Proctor
2Charlie Lawrence12Foley
3Shane Streich10Waseca
4Keeghan Hurley11Perham
5Nick Golebiowski11St. Cloud Cathedral
6Ian Torchia11Rochester Lourdes
7Ethan Wagner11Minnehaha Academy
8Brady Speicher12Perham
9Jacob Eggers12Minnehaha Academy
10Billy BesemanPerham
11TJ Schiltz11NRHEG
12Cody BekkerusPelican Rapids