Michael Kroells  
Michael Kroells

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Belle Plaine, Minn.

High School:
Scott West HS

Weight:
HWT


05/20/2013

Minnesota Wrestling Presents Team Awards

Tony Nelson named Most Valuable Wrestler

12/13/2012

Gophers Compete At UNI Open

Three make top-five finishes

12/08/2012

Pfarr Continues Streak, Wins 184 Title at MSU-Moorhead Dragon Wrestling Open

Pfarr riding seven-match win streak for two championships in two weeks

12/07/2012

Four Gophers Win Titles at Finn Grinaker Cobber Open

Minnesota dominates 149, 157, 184, and 197 weight classes

11/11/2012

Minnesota Crowns Five Champions at Bison Open

Gophers go undefeated on the day to capture titles

11/21/2014

Gophers vs Spartans

Big Ten Wrestling

2013-14 • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN
Overall Record:
26-7
Dual Meet Record:
3-1
Big Ten Record:
0-0
Pins:
6
Major Decisions:
4
Technical Falls:
0

Academic All-Big Ten • Finished the season with a 26-7 record • Finished third at Daktronics Open • Finished second to teammate Tony Nelson at the Bison Open • Finished with a 5-1 record at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open • Won the North County Open with a record of 4-0 • Won his first career dual match against John Gusewelle of North Dakota State by major decision and followed it up with another major decision victory, this time against Nick Tavanello of Ohio State • Compiled a 6-2 record at the Southern Scuffle


2012-13 • FRESHMAN (REDSHIRTED)

Overall Record: 28-6
Dual Meet Record:
N/A
Big Ten Record:
N/A
Pins:
7
Major Decisions:
0
Technical Falls:
2

Finished the season with a 28-6 overall record, competing solely in open meets • Took first place at the Daktronics Open • Won by decisions over Donny Longendyke and Collin Jensen of Nebraska to reach the final • Finished third at the Bison Open, Finn Grinaker Open and MSU Moorhead Open • Won by 7-5 decision over Brock Horwath of Wisconsin to reach the finals at the Flash Flanagan Open • Won four matches by falls • At the North Country Open with 10-1 major decision to defeat Concorida-Moorhead's Tom Bouressa in the finals


HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Scott West HS and wrestled under coaches Al Flynn, Darren Ripley, Jerold Stauffacher and Gopher great Dan Zilverberg • Helped team to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the state tournament • Member of 2012 Conference Championship squad • Was a two-time individual champion and four-year placer at the state tournament • Named 2012 All-Conference MVP • Earned multiple All-State accolades • Selected to USA Wrestling All-America First Team • Ranked as high as third in heavy weight class • Compiled a record of 181-28, the best in Scott West history • Owns the record for most pins in Scott West history • Two-time Rumble on the Red Champion • Two-time Christmas Tournament Champion • Also competed for Ghost Rider Wrestling Club • Has been involved in MN/USA Wrestling since 2007 • Multiple letterwiner, earning distinctions in wrestling (5), football (4), band (2), and academics (4) • Graduated at the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA • Two-time MWCA Academic All-State • Named Mr. Minnesota

PERSONAL

Born March 16, 1994 • Son of Larry Kroells and Laura Cunningham, and Lori Kroells • Has one older sister, Becca (20) and a twin sister, Cyndi (18) • List most memorable sports thrill as winning his first state championship in 2011 • Also enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games • Majoring in aerospace engineering


Season Overall Dual Big Ten Pins MD TF Big Ten Finish NCAA Finish
2012-13 28-6 - - 7 5 2 - -
2013-14 26-7 3-1 - 6 4 - - -

Total

53-13 3-1 - 13 9 2 - -