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Meet the Officials

Please find the information about our members below:

Ron Ackerman
6320 Squire Drive
Fridley, Mn. 55432
Home: 763-571-9702
Cell: 612-743-6011

Ron Ackerman has officiated for 44 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 18 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 1995. Ron wrestled in high school at Pipestone and college at Gustavus Adolphus.

Derrick Agate Sr.
5919 Valewood Drive
Minnetonka, MN  55345
Home:  952-934-6658
Cell:  612-685-6436

More Information is coming soon.

Dennis Andrewski
2579 Southcrest Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55119
Cell: (651) 492-5549
Work: (651) 702-8863

Dennis has served 12 years as an official with Gold Country and has officiated 8 section tournaments. He wrestled at UW-Lacrosse and was the Head Coach at Tartan High School for 14 years.

Spencer Beech
7201 York Ave. S
Edina, MN  55435
Cell:  701-640-1589
Home: 763-571-9702

More information is coming soon.

Bill Benson
2435 Pascal Ave
Roseville, MN. 55113
Home: 651-635-9634

Bill has officiated for over 25yrs and is a Board member for Gold Country.   He is a NCAA, NJCAA and MSHSL wrestling official.  At the collegiate level, he is currently working at the NCAA Div I, II, and III levels.  Throughout his career, Bill has officiated many NCAA and NJCAA Championships and qualifiers along with numerous MSHSL State Championships and Sectional tournaments.  Competed in High School at Luverne MN and collegiately at Worthington Community College and Minnesota State University Mankato while earning All-American honors while competing in college.

Shawn Calabrase
14279 Dulcimer Way
Apple Valley, MN  55124
Cell:  612-363-9359

More Information is coming soon.

Mike Coddington
10679 Grant Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Cell:  952-905-0460

Mike is in his 3rd year of officiating with Gold Country. Previously, he coached wrestling at the High School and Junior High level for eight years for Glencoe-Silver Lake, Richfield, and Darien (IL). He wrestled for Montello High School (WI) and for Wheaton College (IL).

Paul Coleman
15955 Drake St. NW
Andover, MN 55112
Cell: 612-987-6517

More Information is coming soon.

Brad Davick
6613 Vincent Ave S.
Richfield, MN 55423
Cell: 651-343-4382

Brad has 16 years of officiating experience and has been a state tournament official for 12 years.

Bob Dettmer
20617 Everton Ct. N.
Forest Lake, Mn 55025
Home: 651-464-4475
Cell: 651-338-3802

More Information is coming soon.

Tim Diamond
566 Eagle Ridge Road
Woodbury, MN 55125
Cell: 573-528-5028

More Information is coming soon.

Greg Ewing
530 2nd Ave SW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Home: 320-587-7818
Work: 320-214-6686

Greg has been officiating for 18 years. He has worked multiple State Tournaments and sections. He wrestled at St. Anthony and Hamline University.

Gary Forcier
175 Arch St. SE
Hutchinson, MN. 55350
Home: 320-587-5085
Work: 320-587-2868
Cell: 320-583-8717

Gary was a coach at Silver Lake, Glencoe - Silver Lake and Hutchinson High Schools for a combination of 23 years. He wrestled for Hutchinson High School and was active in helping with youth wrestling throughout the years. He has been the owner of Crow River Glass since 1988 in Hutchinson. Gary served as a member of the Hutchinson Fire and Rescue Department for 23 years and held the rank of Assistant Chief for 4 years and retired in 2008. He is currently serving as president of the Hutchinson Fire Department Relief Association. Gary has officiated 8 years. He has also worked both team and individual sections.

Dale Foster
2456 Lone Eagle Trail
Woodbury, MN. 55129
Home: 651-739-0344
Work: 651-582-7566
Cell: 952-818-0427

Dale is in his 10th year of officiating. He wrestled in high school in Montana and 4 years in college at Montana State.

Rod Frost
16813 Fieldcrest Ave
Farmington, MN. 55024
Home: 952-432-5506
Cell: 952-465-9096

Rod Frost wrestled at Don Bosco High School in Gilbertville, Iowa and college at Cornell College.   Rod has been a high school and college wrestling official for 25 years.  He has officiated the state tournament 17 times.   Rod is on the gold country officials board.   Rod also Serves as a charter clinician for the MSHSL, as well as served on the Officials Advisory committee representing all wrestling officials for 2 years.   Rod is also a NCAA certified official at the Divison I, II, and III levels, working for the Big 10, MIAC, Iowa Conference.

Paul Genereux
1205 Scott Drive
Minnetrista, MN 55364
(H) 952-472-4500
Cell:  952-451-9204
(W) 952-449-1568

Paul is in his 4th year of officiating. He wrestledin college at Moorhead State University and in high school at Bird Island - Lake Lilian.

Kyle Glynn
618 11th Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379
Work:  952-556-3883
Cell:  952-412-5335

Kyle is in his second year as an official and previously wrestled for Saint John's University.

Kirby Hanson
1961 Audrey Avenue
Red Wing, MN. 55066
Home:   651-385-7553
Cell:     651-210-2774

Kirby has officiated wrestling for 13 years. He has officiated Individuals and Team Section tournaments, MN and WI Conference tournaments, and 7 State Tournaments.

John Harris
18403 Dunbury Ave
Farmington, MN   55024
Home:   651-200-2482
Work: 612-770-8168

John is in his third year of officiating.

Glen Hinz
3880 156th St. W
Rosemount, MN. 55068
Cell:     651-283-6708

Glen has been officiating high school wrestling since 2002 and is currently on the board of Gold Country wrestling officials. Glen has officiated at the Minnesota Christmas tournament, The Clash National High School Wrestling Duals, Mental Areobics, The Minnesota State High School Tournament as well as numerous sections tournaments for both team and individuals.. Glen wrestled in high school at Zumbrota, MN.

Gregg Holman
1190 - 140th Lane NW
Andover, MN 55304
Home: 763-755-0971
Cell: 612-790-2923
Work: 763-786-6020 Ext 39

More Information is coming soon.

Ed Homan
616 Lynn Road
Hutchinson, Mn. 55350
Home: 1-320-587-6210
Work: 1-320-484-4316
Cell: 320-583-3477

Ed has officiated both high school and college wrestling for over 40 years. He has worked both Tean 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
320 Selby Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102
Cell: 651-274-2662

Eric wrestled varsity for four years at Cretin-Derham Hall. He is in his first year of officiating.

Kevin Jensen
2024 Eva Lane
So. St. Paul, MN. 55075
Home: 651-451-0428
Work: 651-306-7075

Kevin has been an official for over 33 years. He was a former head coach in Le Center, MN. He has reffed the State Tournament 3 years, and multiple section tournaments. he is also a National Freestyle Referee.

Andy Johnson
13724 Meadow Acres Pl
Burnsville, MN 55306
Home: 612-702-2639

More Information is coming soon.

Steve Johnston
4179 Pennsylavania Ave
Eagan, MN
Home:  651-485-4762
Work:  651-306-7147

More Information is coming soon.

Jason Kelly
10190 Noble Court N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Work: 952-525-2057
Cell: 612-201-5939

Jason has been officiating since 2002. He has worked the State Tournament and multiple sections.

Paul Kirchberg
3243 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
Home:   612-251-7632

More Information is coming soon.

Pete Knoble
14049 Belmont Trail
Rosmount, MN 55068

Pete is in his second year of officiating.

Chad Kubasch
17736 Tyler St. NW
Elk River, MN 55330

More informatoin is coming soon

Mike Langlais
24404 Iceland Path
Lakeville, Mn 55044
Home: 952-469-5747
Cell: 952-270-1281

More Information is coming soon.

Nate Lefebvre
3044 12th Ave. S
Mpls, Mn  55407
Cell:  763-233-9284

More information is coming soon.

Matt Lessard
11106 190th Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330
(W): 651-769-5945
(C): 701-367-9785

More information is coming soon.

Allen Luke
St. Paul, MN
Cell: 715-338-4668

Allen is in his 13th year of officiating. 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
921 Pitt St
Hudson, WI  54016
Home:   715-386-1983
Cell:     715-821-4506

Jim is in his 5th year of officiating. He wrestled in Merrill, WI.

Jeff Mahoney
20564 Jupiter Path
Lakeville 55044
Cell: 952-412-3369

More Information is coming soon.

Greg Martin
21030 746th Ave
Dassel, MN. 55325
Work: 952-484-4112
Home: 320-275-3868
Cell: 952-484-4112

Greg has officiated High School wrestling since 2001. He has officiated 8 State tournaments.  He has officiated every class A through AAA in Sectional tournaments since he began.  He wrestled and graduated from Clarkfield High School.

James Marx
13568 Dahlia CT
Rosemount, MN 55068
Cell: 651-485-1732

More Information is coming soon.

Byron Olson
1804 Golf View Drive
Buffalo, MN 55313
Home: 952-469-3075
Cell: 763-300-5825

Byron has officiated over 40 years and has been the MSHSL Head Rules Clinician for over 15 years. He is also the MSHSL State Tournament Manager and has worked numerous State Tournaments. Byron is also an NCAA official, and has worked numerous NCAA qualifiers and national tournaments.

Rich Pohlmeier
207 1ST AVE S.
Brownton, MN 55312
Work:   320-587-6084
Cell :  320-583-9738

Rich has officiated for over 19 years. He has worked sections and is also active in helping with youth wrestling.

Kirk Rall
1172 Ottawa Ave
West St. Paul, MN  55118
Cell:  651-2612490

Kirk is in his second year with Gold Country.  He wrestled at Henry Sibley HS and Augsburg College.  He was an assistant coach at Henry Sibley HS for 5 years and is currently helping out with their youth program.  Kirk also umpires baseball at the Div I, II, and III levels and officiates youth football in St. Paul.

John Rutt
22346 302 St
Belle Plaine, MN. 56011
Home: 952-873-2587
Work: 507-645-6681
Cell: 952-451-7927

John has officiated for 4years.

Joel Scalzo
12110 45th Ave. N
Plymouth, MN. 55442
Home: 763-557-0016
Cell: 763-670-3314

More Information is coming soon.

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Jason Scherber
5737 Afton Ave NE
Buffalo, Mn
Cell: 763-226-5790

More Information is coming soon.

Jeff Schultz
14372 Davenport Ave.
Rosemount, MN. 55068
Home: 651-322-1022
Cell: 612-802-1432

Jeff has officiated HS wrestling for 12 yrs. He is a 9 time Minnesota State Tournament, Section Team and Individual Tournament official. Jeff is a member of the Gold Country Board and works with the Mentor Program.  He wrestled HS at St. Charles, MN.

Kelly Shanahan
2649 Zarthan Ave S
St. Louis Park, MN. 55416
Home: 952-927-5624
Cell: 612-749-1133

More Information is coming soon.

Rod Stevens
NYA, MN 55397
Cell: 612-735-1869

More Information is coming soon.

Mike Summerbell
1545 154th Lane NW
Andover, MN. 55304
Home: 763-413-3014
Work: 651-628-4848
Cell: 612-363-5350

Mike is in his 9th year of officiating. He has worked multiple sections and the State Tournament.

Dave Symanitz
20 S Willow St
Belle Plaine Mn 56011
Cell: 952-367-6162

Dave has officiated for 5 years. He wrestled in high school and at Ridgewater College.

Joe Thompson
206 Winifred
St. Paul, MN 55107-2160
Cell: 651-448-1325

More information is coming soon.

Brad Vanderveren
26594 Evergreen Trail
Elko New Market, Mn 55020
Cell:  920-660-0809

More information is coming soon.

Tim Wehr
720 Elmwood Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337
(H): 763-479-6407
(W): 612-356-9055
(C): 612-356-9055

More information is coming soon.

Terry White
10731 100th Ave North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Home: 612-282-0712

Terry is in his 8th year of officiating. He wrestled in high school at Holy Angels and in college at UMD. He coached 9 years at Cretin Durham Hall and has officiated sectional tournaments since 2008.

Aaron Widboom
1124 Aquarius Lane
Eagan, MN 55123
Cell: 651-468-5191

Aaron is in his 7th year of officiating. He wresteled at worthington and in college at Minnesota West Community College.

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