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2016-2017 St. Francis Fighting Saints High School Wrestling



Monday, November 21st, 2016 = FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE!!!
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Dates To Remember:
Monday, 11/21/16:  AM & PM Practice
Tuesday, 11/22/16:  AM & PM Practice
Wednesday, 11/23/16:  AM & PM Practice
Thursday, 11/24/16 *THANKSGIVING* - AM Work-Out (Time TBD)
Friday, 11/25/16 - AM Practice (Time TBD)
Saturday, 11/26/16 - AM Weight Management Practice (Time TBD)

Monday, 11/28/16 - Weight Certifications
Tuesday, 11/29/16 - Parent Meeting/Weight Certification Sign-Offs (Time/Location TBD)


Deadline: Monday, November 21st, 2016 at 11:59PM

Message from the Coach

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Message from the Club President


Here are some fundraiser reminders & deadlines.

Heggies Pizza Fundraiser:

The Heggies Pizza Fundraiser ends on Monday, November 28th. This is the date when forms and money are due as well. We are expecting each wrestler to sell at least 30 pizzas, as we have a team goal of selling 1500+ pizzas. The pizza delivery date is on Tuesday, December 13th - please plan ahead to ensure that you & or your son/daughter is available that day to pick up your/their order. We will have all orders sorted and ready for pick up after practice on Tuesday, December 13th. Remember, if you would like to opt-out of the Heggies fundraiser, you can do so by turning in a $100 opt-out check (per family) versus selling any pizzas.

Sponsor A Wrestler Fundraiser:

The deadline for sponsors and parent ads for the Sponsor A Wrestler Fundraiser is Friday, November 25th. It's important that we have all checks, sponsor info (logos/business cards), and parent ad info (pictures/parent message) by November 25th to ensure that Ryan & myself have enough time to finish putting the book together so that they are ready for our first home meet on Dec. 8th. Remember, if you would like to opt-out of the Sponsor A Wrestler Fundraiser, you can do so by turning in a $50 opt-out check (per family) versus going out and getting a sponsor.

***If you would like to opt-out of both the Heggies Pizza Fundraiser & the Sponsor A Wrestler Fundraiser you can do so by turning in a $150 opt-out check (per family) instead of participating in either of the fundraisers.*** 

I just want to reiterate the importance of everyone participating in our two in-season fundraisers, whether you do both fundraisers, opt-out of one and do the other, or opt-out of both; all choices are crucial to the success of the team & the St. Francis Wrestling Program. In order for us to have the coaching staff we have, being able to attend both the Christmas Tournament and The Rumble on the Red, take a coach bus to Fargo, get a new practice mat, singlets, and uniforms and much, much more it is important that we get everyone's participation. I have attached fundraiser forms to the bottom of this email just encase you may have misplaced any or need extras.

Please, if you have any questions regarding any of the fundraisers, do not hesitate to call or email me.


Jordan O'Connell



Thank you for allowing Fargo-Moorhead Housing to assist you in securing your block of rooms for the Rumble on the Red Tournament. Booking Information: With this link, you and your team can go in and reserve your rooms directly, at your convenience. They are processed through the link listed below, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. If you have any questions during the reservation process, you can contact me at or 701-365-4575 between the hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM CST Monday-Friday. Once you have completed all the steps to making a reservation, you will receive an acknowledgement e-mail. Once the hotel confirms the reservation (which can take up to 72hrs), you will then receive a final confirmation e-mail. After the reservation is made, if you or your team have questions or need to make any changes/cancellations to your reservations up until 72 hours prior to your arrival, please click the link at the bottom of your confirmation or contact me at 701-365-4575 or via email at If it is within 72 hours of your arrival, you may contact the hotel directly. I am looking forward to working with you and your team(s)!! Your DEADLINE for your team to book their rooms is: 11/29/16

2016-2017 Saints Wrestling Coaches

John Lorenzen - Co-Head Coach
Kurt Werk - Co-Head Coach
Brian Sworsky
Seth Lange

2015-2016 St. Francis Wrestling Board Members

President:  Jordan O'Connell
Vice President:  Ryan O'Connell
Secretary:  Laurie Kirpach
Treasurer:  Jim Wilson
Fundraising Chair:  Amy Pogorelec
Special Events Coordinator:  Penny Worthington
At-Large:  Raymond Bonte, Todd Grise, Matt Wasche

2015-2016 State Participants

Tony Struntz - 4th place at 160 pounds
Cole Kirpach - 6th place at 170 pounds
Tanner Kunshier - Qualifier at 106 pounds
Mason Hall - Qualifier at 138 pounds

2015-2016 Section 7AAA Individual Placers

106 - Tanner Kunshier     Runner-Up
113 - Zach Bonte     4th
120 - Coleton Petrucci     5th
126 - Dylan Bigelbach     4th
132 - Mitchell Wilson     3rd
138 - Mason Hall     Champion
145 - Luke Lipinski     4th
152 - Anthony Hoglund     4th
160 - Tony Struntz     Champion
170 - Cole Kirpach     Champion
195 - Kyle Lindefelser     4th
285 - Levi Ross     4th

2015-2016 Individual Awards

Varsity Most Outstanding:  Tony Struntz & Cole Kirpach
Varsity Most Improved:  Zac Bonte & Tanner Kunshier
Varsity Rookie of the Year:  Levi Ross & Kyle Lindenfelser
Varsity Most Team Points:  Tony Struntz
Varsity Most Pins:  Mitchell Wilson
JV Most Outstanding:  TJ Hoglund
JV Most Improved:  Nick Gerlach
JV Rookie of the Year:  Calvin Grise
Coaches Award:  Tyler Dahlstrom
Hustle Award:  Mitchell Wilson
Commitment Award:  Mason Hall

2015 - 2016 St. Francis Wrestling Sponsors

Sponsored by Cambridge Metals & Plastics

Cambridge Metals & Plastics

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Sponsored by Dugout Bar & Grill

Dugout Bar & Grill

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Sponsored by American Family Isurance - Mary Weigel

American Family Isurance - Mary Weigel

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Sponsored by Central Sandblasting

Central Sandblasting

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Sponsored by Wasche Commercial Finishes

Wasche Commercial Finishes

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