Assignment Secretary / Board Member

Ron Ackerman   Home Phone 763-571-9702 Home Email ron.ackerman@comcast.net
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City Fridley Minnesota
Biography: Ron Ackerman has officiated for 50 years and is the Assignment Secretary for Gold Country. He has worked 17 State Tournaments, officiated in the Big Ten, MIAC, NCC, and has worked the Division II National Tournament. The past 28 years, he has served as a Rules Clinician for the Minnesota State High School League and has been the Supervisor of Officials for the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament. Ron is the director of the Minnesota Officials Wrestling Clinic that has been held since 1993. Ron wrestled in high school at Pipestone and college at Gustavus Adolphus.

Derrick Agate   Home Phone N/A Home Email agatesr.derrick@yahoo.com
Cell Phone 612-716-1776 Alternate Email N/A
Work Phone 952-988-4118 Work Email derrick.agate@hopkinsschools.org
City Minnetonka Minnesota
Biography: Assistant coach at....

Dennis Andrewski   Home Phone Not Available Home Email dcandrewski@outlook.com
Cell Phone 651-492-5549 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Maplewood Minnesota
Biography: Dennis has served 21 years as an official with Gold Country Wrestling Officials Association and has officiated numerous team and individual section tournaments and state tournaments. He wrestled at UW-Lacrosse and was the Head Coach at Tartan High School.

Jeff Becker   Home Phone Not Available Home Email jjbex@charter.net
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
Biography: New guy 2019-220

Spencer Beech   Home Phone Not Available Home Email besp0701@gmail.com
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City Minneapolis Minnesota
Biography: Spencer has been officiating since 2008. He has officiated the MSHSL State Tournament and numerous team & individual section tournaments.

Board Member

Bill Benson   Home Phone 651-635-9634 Home Email wbensonros@comcast.net
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City Roseville Minnesota
Biography: Bill I updated your account and changed your password. Will send you your password in an email

John Bergeland   Home Phone Not Available Home Email jbergeland@isd12.org
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City Hugo Minnesota
Biography: Head Varsity Wrestling Coach - 19 Years (Rush City 1992-1999; Centennial 2003-2015) Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach - 5 Years (Centennial 1999-2003, 2015-16) Middle School Wrestling Coach - 2 Years (Centennial 2016-2018) JRobinson Wrestling Camp Staff (2005 - present) Concordia College (1987-1991) Huge Gopher Wrestling Fan!

Shawn Calabrase   Home Phone Not Available Home Email shawn@calabrase.com
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City Lakeville Minnesota
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Dan Chapman   Home Phone Not Available Home Email chapmand@csp.edu
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City South St. Paul Minnesota
Biography: Varsity wrestler at Tartan High School. Coached Skyview Middle School team for 5 years.

Mike Coddington   Home Phone Not Available Home Email mikebcoddington@yahoo.com
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City Eden Prairie Minnesota
Biography: Mike began officiating with Gold Country in 2013. He coached wrestling at the middle school and high school level for 10 years before becoming an official. He did his high school wrestling for Montello, WI and wrestled in college for Wheaton College, IL. Mike teaches Physical Education in Jordan, MN.

Brad Davick   Home Phone Not Available Home Email sadechance@gmail.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Brian Dehn   Home Phone Not Available Home Email dehn417@gmail.com
Cell Phone 7635671788 Alternate Email dehn417@gmail.com
Work Phone 6517558583 Work Email dehn417@gmail.com
City Rogers Minnesota
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Bob Dettmer   Home Phone 651-338-3802 Home Email rpdettmer1@msn.com
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Work Phone 651-296-4124 Work Email rep.bob.dettmer@house.mn
City Forest Lake Minnesota
Biography: Bob has been an active level 3 official with Gold Country for several years and has officiated both Sectional and State Tournaments. Bob was a teacher and wrestling coach at Forest Lake, Minnesota for over 30 years. He also served in the United States Army Reserve for 25 years and was deployed during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Bob Wrestled for Faribault High School and Bemidji State University where was a three time All American and a National Champion.Bob is currently serving in the State of Minnesota House of Representatives.

Geoffrey Diehl   Home Phone Not Available Home Email geoffrey.w.diehl@gmail.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Jack Ditter   Home Phone Not Available Home Email Jditter@fastenal.com
Cell Phone 763-742-2658 Alternate Email jditter1470@aol.com
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City Otsego Minnesota
Biography: TBE

Ben Dose   Home Phone Not Available Home Email benamydose@gmail.com
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City Burnsville Minnesota
Biography: I am an experienced varsity official in a number of sports, wrestled as a youth in HS, and am looking forward to rejoining the sport of wrestling as an official. I am professional, fair, and here to honor the sport for the enjoyment of athletes, teams, coaches and fans.

David DuVal   Home Phone Not Available Home Email ighduval@comcast.net
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Chris Follen   Home Phone Not Available Home Email follen.chri@gmail.com
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City Shakopee Minnesota
Biography: Chris is a new member to Gold Country and officiating in 2019. He grew up in central Wisconsin wrestling his entire life. Post High school, Chris was an assistant high school wrestling coach for Holman High for three years, and also the middle school coach for Holman for one.

Dale Foster   Home Phone 651-739-0344 Home Email defrat@aol.com
Cell Phone 651-424-5440 Alternate Email defrat81@gmail.com
Work Phone 651-582-7566 Work Email dale.foster@bsci.com
City Woodbury Minnesota
Biography: 4 years high school varsity at Hellgate HS in Missoula Montana, State Champion 1981, 2 years at Northwest Community College, Powell Wyoming, 2 years at Montana State University, Bozeman Montana. Gold Country Official since 2001. Web administrator for Gold Country Website

Board Member

Rod Frost   Home Phone Not Available Home Email rodfrost96@gmail.com
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City Farmington Minnesota
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Paul Genereux   Home Phone 952-472-4500 Home Email paulgenereux@msn.com
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City Minnetrista Minnesota
Biography: Paul has been officiating since 2008 and is a Level 3 official. He has officiated the Section 2AA Individual and Team Tournaments, Section 2AAA Team Wrestling Tournament, 5AAA Individual Sections and Section 5AA Individuals. Paul wrestled for Bird Island Lake Lillian High School and Moorhead State University.

Kyle Glynn   Home Phone Not Available Home Email kylejglynn@gmail.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
Biography: Kyle has officiated since 2012 and has worked multiple state and section tournaments. Kyle competed for Shakopee in high school and Saint John's University in college.

Kirby Hanson   Home Phone 651-210-2774 Home Email russellkirbyhanson@gmail.com
Cell Phone 6512102774 Alternate Email russellkirbyhanson@gmail.com
Work Phone 651-210-2774 Work Email russellkirbyhanson@gmail.com
City Red Wing Minnesota
Biography: I began my officiating career in college and have been blessed with a long and fulfilling career. I've officiated numerous MSHSL Section and State individual and team finals along with a hand full of U of M Christmas tournaments and nine years at the Clash National Dual tournament. Living in Red Wing, MN has also gained me convenient access to the Middle Border Conference in Wisconsin. I deeply value the experiences and relationships I have built with my wrestling family over the years.

John Harris   Home Phone Not Available Home Email Jgjrharris@yahoo.com
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City Farmington Minnesota
Biography: Testing

Eric Herrmann   Home Phone Not Available Home Email herrme25@gmail.com
Cell Phone 651-208-0752 Alternate Email Not Available
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City New Market, MN Minnesota
Biography: Eric has been officiating wrestling since 2016. Prior to that he was a varsity head coach and volunteer coach at the youth level.

Board Member

Glen Hinz   Home Phone Not Available Home Email glen.hinz@yahoo.com
Cell Phone 651-283-6708 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Rosemount Minnesota
Biography: Glen has been a high school wrestling official since 2002. He is currently on the board of directors for Gold Country. Glen has officiated the Minnesota Christmas Tourney, The Clash National High School Wrestling Duals, Dream Team Classic, numerous section and Minnesota State High School Tournaments.

Gregg Holman   Home Phone 763-755-0971 Home Email GWHKahuna@Gmail.com
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City Andover Minnesota
Biography: Gregg enjoys officiating Baseball and Wrestling for all ages. He started with coaching baseball in 1991 to 2000 and then move to officiating baseball in 2001. He then added Wrestling officiating in 2007. He also enjoys Hunting and Fishing.

MSHSL Observer

Ed Homan   Home Phone 6127436011 Home Email eshoman@hutchtel.net
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City Hutchinson Minnesota
Biography: Ed has officiated both high school and college wrestling for over 40 years. He has worked both Team and Individual tournament in Sections 1-6 and has been selected to work over 27 State Tournaments. He has also worked the CLASH for the 8 consecutive years. he has served on the Gold Country Board of Directors / Mentoring Official and the Minnesota State High School League Official Advisory Committee. Ed wrestled Bemidji State College and Worthington State Junior College where he placed 3rd in the NJCAA. Ed served as a member of the Hutchinson Fire Department and Rescue Squad for 25 years. He also volunteers his time in many other associations. Ed has been employed with McLeod County as their Planning/ Zoning Administrator and Solid Waste Director since 1973.

Eric Jackson   Home Phone 651-274-2662 Home Email esjackso@mtu.edu
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City Saint Paul Minnesota
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Andy Johnson   Home Phone Not Available Home Email andyjohnson1069@gmail.com
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City Eden prairie Minnesota
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Steve Johnston   Home Phone Not Available Home Email johnst21@hotmail.com
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City Eagan Minnesota
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Mike Kaufman   Home Phone Not Available Home Email umpmk70@yahoo.com
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City White Bear Lake Minnesota
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Jason Kelly   Home Phone Not Available Home Email Jason.Kelly@mmsus.com
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City Brooklyn Park Minnesota
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Luke Kelvington   Home Phone Not Available Home Email luke.kelvington@fosterklima.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Paul Kirchberg   Home Phone NA Home Email pkirchberg@mac.com
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City Minneapolis Minnesota
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Pete Knoble   Home Phone Not Available Home Email pjknoble@gmail.com
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City Rosemount Minnesota
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Chad Kubasch   Home Phone Not Available Home Email Chadkubasch@yahoo.com
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City Elk River Minnesota
Biography: Ener your Bio here

Robert Lamb   Home Phone Not Available Home Email rob.ertl96@hotmail.com
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City St Paul Minnesota
Biography: Robert is an Honorary Member of Gold Country. He currently is the head table worker at Tartan High School. He has worked many section and state tournaments as a table worker.

Mike Langlais   Home Phone Not Available Home Email MJLANGY@aol.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Nate Lefebvre   Home Phone Not Available Home Email natejlefebvre@yahoo.com
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City Bloomington Minnesota
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Allen Luke   Home Phone Not Available Home Email allen@inveniam.com
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City St. Paul Minnesota
Biography: Allen has been officiating since 2001. He has officiated the State Tournament, numerous sections and is also an NCAA official. His is originally from Amery, WI and wrestled at St. Cloud State University. Allen officiates in both WI and MN.

Jim MacSwain   Home Phone Not Available Home Email ejmacswain@gmail.com
Cell Phone 715-821-4506 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
Biography: Jim has been a MN wrestling official and Gold Country member since 2007. He has officiated individual and team sections in MN including 3AAA, 4AAA, 4AA, MN 9th grade league and MN 9th grade team state. He also officiates youth tournaments including those for USA wrestling. Jim officiates in WI and MN. Jim is a USA wrestling Bronze level coach since 2005 and was a Hudson, WI youth coach 1998-2008, assistant Hudson, WI middle school coach 2003-2008. He is originally from Merrill, WI.

Jeff Mahoney   Home Phone Not Available Home Email gcmahonj@gmail.com
Cell Phone 952-412-3369 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Lakeville Minnesota
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Board Member

Greg Martin   Home Phone Not Available Home Email greg.martin@farmersinsurance.com
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City Dassel Minnesota
Biography: Greg serves as a board member for the Gold Country Wrestling Association. He has been officiating high school wrestling since 2002. Greg has officiated several U of M Christmas Tournaments along with several Section and State Tournaments.

Jim Marx   Home Phone Not Available Home Email marxfamily04@gmail.com
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City Rosemount Minnesota
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Sebastian Moore   Home Phone Not Available Home Email mnseabass@gmail.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Joe O'Connor   Home Phone Not Available Home Email joe.oconnor.nqxg@statefarm.com
Cell Phone 952-270-2367 Alternate Email Joe@JoeOConnorAgency.com
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City Savage Minnesota
Biography: Joe began officiating in Iowa in 1991. After 3 years there and 1 year in North Dakota, he made his way to Minnesota as a referee for 5 years. After those 9 years of officiating, he switched over to coaching and cheering on his boys as they wrestled and played other sports. In 2016, he made his way back into refereeing and has been at it ever since. Joe has worked multiple individual and team sections. He has also worked the Minnesota State tournament, including the finals.

Byron Olson   Home Phone Not Available Home Email byron.olson@yahoo.com
Cell Phone 763-300-5825 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Open   Home Phone Not Available Home Email ron.ackerman@comcast.net
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
Biography: Place holder for open matches

Rich Pohlmeier   Home Phone Not Available Home Email richpo13@gmail.com
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City Somewhere in Minnesota
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Gail Pronschinske   Home Phone Not Available Home Email gpronschinske@hudsonwi.gov
Cell Phone 651/271-0731 Alternate Email bradybigbucks@aol.com
Work Phone 715/220-8657 Work Email Not Available
City Hudson,Wi Minnesota
Biography: I was a Gold Country Member from 1994 - 1999 and I'm happy to be a part of this fine group again! I have been a licensed wrestling official in Wisconsin for 32 years and have officiated 5 Individual and 3 Team state tournaments. Have been officiating 27 consecutive Individual and Team Sectionals. Been fortunate to be officiating the Cheese Head Tourney since it started in 1999 and the Bi-State Classic in LaCrosse, Wi since 1992. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat!

Kirk Rall   Home Phone Not Available Home Email kirkedwardrall@gmail.com
Cell Phone 651-261-2490 Alternate Email Not Available
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City West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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John Rutt   Home Phone 952-873-2587 Home Email cjrutt@aol.com
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City Belle Plaine Minnesota
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Craig Sanders   Home Phone 763-389-5691 Home Email craigsanders118@gmail.com
Cell Phone 763-482-1749 Alternate Email craigsanders118@gmail.com
Work Phone 651-223-9533 Work Email csanders@ball.com
City Princeton Minnesota
Biography: Craig has been an official since 1989 and has worked several MSHSL State and Sectional Tournaments. He has also been an varsity assistant and head coach. Craig enjoys working with new officials in the mentoring program. He wrestled at Charles Page HS in Sand Springs, OK and Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.

Joel Scalzo   Home Phone Not Available Home Email joelscalzo@yahoo.com
Cell Phone 763-670-3314 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Plymouth Minnesota
Biography: Joel has officiated wrestling at the High School and Collegiate level since 1983. This includes over 13 selections to the MSHSL State Tournament. Joel wrestled at New London-Spicer High School and at The University of Minnesota-Morris. Joel has served as a Coach, Board Member, Director of Player Personnel, Director of Officiating for various youth sports organizations in football, soccer, baseball, wrestling and lacrosse. He also volunteers as a Youth Mentor for a local Non-profit Organization.

Jason Scherber   Home Phone 763-226-5790 Home Email jasonscherber@gmail.com
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City Buffalo Minnesota
Biography: I have been a wrestling official since 2013. Prior to that I was a head high school wrestling coach for 10 years the varsity level. I wrestled for Buffalo High School and St. John’s University.

Troy Scheuble   Home Phone 952-955-1467 Home Email troy.a.scheuble@gmail.com
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City Watertown/Duluth Minnesota
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Board Member

Jeff Schultz   Home Phone Not Available Home Email jdschultz18@icloud.com
Cell Phone 612-802-1432 Alternate Email Not Available
Work Phone Not Available Work Email jschultz@dakotaelectric.com
City Eagan Minnesota
Biography: Jeff has officiated H.S wrestling since 1998, working MSHSL Section and State tournaments. Serve as a member of the Gold Country Board of Directors working with our mentoring program.

Kelly Shanahan   Home Phone Not Available Home Email kellyshanahan11@msn.com
Cell Phone 612-749-11333 Alternate Email Not Available
Work Phone 763-557-1117 Work Email Not Available
City Shakopee Minnesota
Biography: Been a Gold Country referee for many years. Has refereed Section and State tournaments

Rod Stevens   Home Phone 952-467-2529 Home Email Rkjj6868@aol.com
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City NYA Minnesota
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Mike Stolarski   Home Phone Not Available Home Email ekim651@gmail.com
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City Hastings Minnesota
Biography: Wrestled at St. Paul Harding High School and Jamestown College North Dakota. 2 years of coaching youth program.

Mike Summerbell   Home Phone Not Available Home Email msummerbell@mathesongas.com
Cell Phone 612.363.5350 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Andover Minnesota
Biography: Mike has been officiating since 2002, Mike has officiated the MSHSL State Tournament and numerous team & individual section tournaments.

David Symanitz   Home Phone Not Available Home Email davidsymanitz@gmail.com
Cell Phone 952-367-6162 Alternate Email Not Available
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City Belle Plaine Minnesota
Biography: Wrestled for NYA in high school and Ridgewater College. Officiated multiple Christmas tournaments, Rumble on the red and sections. First time Minnesota State tournament 2019.

Brad Vanderveren   Home Phone Not Available Home Email bradleyvanderveren@gmail.com
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City Apple Valley Minnesota
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Terry White   Home Phone Not Available Home Email whitewaterx@comcast.net
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City MAPLE GROVE Minnesota
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