Ernesto Garcia at the NCAA Central Regional Placer
Ernesto Garcia at the NCAA Central Regional Placer

Buena Vista has bolstered its team depth with a 20-man freshman class. All together BVU added 23 athletes to its roster from the end of the 2016 season.   The Beavers return 2016 IIAC Freshman of the Year Brad Kerkhoff and feature three seniors (Ernesto Garcia, Andrew Nelson, and Tyler Puls). Garcia was a 2016 Central Region medalist, while Nelson and Puls have seen significant time in the starting lineup throughout heir careers. The Beavers will have a young roster with 28 freshman/sophomores.

Potential Line-up:

125: Ernesto Garcia (Sr.), Joe Minkler (Fr.), Derick Wyatt (Fr.), Nate Vento (Fr.)

133: Carson Rhoads (So.), Riley Altenburg (Fr.)

141: Romelo Salas (So.), Colin Stilson (Fr.), Zach Andrews (Fr.)

149: Shane Vaughan (So.) Marquis Dominique (So.), Dylan Blinde (So.), Ryan Camp (Fr.), Bazyl Horsey (Fr.)

157: Brad Kerkhoff (So.)

165: Andrew Nelson (Sr.), Spencer Bassett (Jr.), Parkr Preul (Fr.), Nick Richards (Fr.), Lavaris Preston (Fr.)

174: Tyler Puls (Sr.), Dylan Huntoon (So,), Kevin Pape (So.), Andrew Hoffman (Fr.)

184: Austin Amick (Fr.), Gunner Reynolds (Fr.)

197: Daniel Jauregui (Fr.), Jordan Henning (Fr.)

285: Jake Staudt (Jr.), Seth Gehling (Fr.), Anthony Ossman (Fr.), Nick Mitchell (Fr.), Christian Lewis (Fr.)

Notable Freshman:


Joe Minkler- Pocahontas- State Qualifier

Derick Wyatt- Waverly Shell-Rock- State Qualifier

Parker Preul- Denison- State Qualifier

Anthony Ossman- East Mills- State Qualifier

Nick Mitchell- Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson- State Qualifier



Riley Altenburg- Spring Lake Park- State Qualifier

Andrew Hoffman- Chanhassen- State Qualifier



Colin Stilson- Battle Mountain- State Qualifier


South Dakota

Austin Amick- Spearfish- State Medalist



Ryan Camp- Creekview- State Medalist



Nick Richards- Ida Baker- State Qualifier

Lavaris Preston- Dunbar- State Qualifier