25 May 2011

Wrestling: Elmer named second team Academic All-State

(photo by Jim Lindquist)

Tiger senior Carl Elmer has been named to the Guillotine's 2011 Academic All-Academic second team. The Guillotine is a Minnesota-based publication dedicated to coverage and promotion of high school wrestling in the state.
Thirty-two Minnesota juniors and seniors earned fist-team honors and 30 more made the second team. In addition, 23 grapplers received honorable mention.
Wrestlers were nominated for the honor signed by a coach and school administrator verifying their current grade-point average (minimum of 3.0), number of current season varsity matches wrestled (minimum of fifteen), current season win percentage (minimum of 60%) and grade (junior or senior).
Points were tallied according to current varsity wins, current state tournament placement and cumulative high school grade-point average.
Elmer finished his Tiger career with more than 100 wins, went 36-9 his senior season and placed fifth in the Class 3A state tournament in the 140-pound weight division.
The multiple-time all-Missota Conference performer, who plans to continue his career at St. Olaf College next year, was just as proficient in the classroom, compiling a 3.78 grade point average.