Michael Kroells  
Michael Kroells

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Belle Plaine, Minn.

High School:
Belle Plaine 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

2012-13 • FRESHMAN:
Overall Record:
28-6
Dual Meet Record:
N/A
Big Ten Record:
N/A
Pins:
7

Technical Falls:
2

Finished freshman campaign with a 28-6 overall record • 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 Belle Plaine HS and wrestled under coaches Al Flynn and Gopher great Dan Zilverberg • Helped team to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the state tournament • Member of 2012 Conference Championshipsquad • Was a two-time individual champion and four-year placer at the state tournament • Named 2012 All-Conference MVP • Ear ned multiple All-State accolades • Selected to USA Wrestling All-America First Team • Ranked as high as third in heavy weight class • Also competed for Scott West Wrestling under Darren Ripley and Jerold Stauffacher • Compiled a record of 181-28 for 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 • Alsocompeted 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 Wt. Overall Wt. Cl. Dual Big Ten Points Pins MD TF v.Rnk Strk Fast Pin Big Ten's NCAA's
2012-13 HWT 28-6 28-6 - - - 7 5 2 0-1 W9 - - -

Total

28-6 28-6 - - - 7 5 2 0-1 - - - -