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2014 AAU State Podium Pic and Recap


1st: Rhyker Sims, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

2nd: Kyler Rieck, Spirit Lake Park

3rd: Grant Stotts, Valley, WDM

4th: Alex Thomsen, Underwood

5th: Mitchell Mangold, West Delaware

6th Alex Hanna, Eddyville-Blakesburg

7th Keegan Hetland- South Hamilton

8th Kyler Dunn- Spirit Lake Park


* Thomsen vs. Sims was quite a thing that year. They had gone back and forth a few times throughout the duration of that season. On a state and national level that year, Sims seemed to be the only one capable of stopping Thomsen. Until Stotts in the 3rd place match.


* The Stotts vs. Thomsen matchbox 3rd place  took place right in front of me while I was warming my brother up. I don’t think there was really any offensive scoring in this one. In fact, I think Stotts may have won 1-0 or 2-1 on an escape.

* Kyler Rieck seemed to run into either Sims or Thomsen EVERYWHERE that year… still put together a great year!

* All 8 of these guys qualified for state in high school.

* 6 of these guys placed at state: Sims, Rieck, Stotts, Thomsen, Mangold, Hanna.

* 3 of these guys were HS state champs: Rieck, Stotts and Thomsen.

*Some guys who got beat out of this one… Matthew Jordan, Dylan Harberts, Judd Grover, Austin Hellman, Jarron Trausch…there are probably more…

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