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.