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Vikings Announce 2014 Best Buy Skol Line

In final round of the 2014 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out Tuesday evening, June 3rd at Mall of America for a coveted spot on this year's roster.

View photos from the 2014 Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Final Auditions.

Finalists each performed a unique solo as well as various group ensembles before a panel of judges and a packed audience in the Mall of America Rotunda to prove they have what it takes to drum for the Skol Line.

The Minnesota Vikings thank all of this year's participants and are proud to announce the 2014 Skol Line presented by Best Buy. Drum roll please…

Your 2014 Minnesota Skol Line members are:


Matt Richards // 7th Year

Mike Neimeyer // 7th Year

Aaron Skogman // 4th Year

Michael Latana // 3rd Year

Joe Jaeger // 2nd Year

Tyler Jacobs // 2nd Year

Matt Haar // 1st Year

Tony Trinkner // 1st Year


Rob Casey // 6th Year

Jeremy Jones // 3rd Year

James Schuster // 1st Year

Kelly Elledge // 1st Year

Tanner Bergerson // 1st Year


Jay Matuzak // 7th Year

Kirk Fladung // 7th Year

Patrick Lyons // 6th Year

Chris Richman // 2nd Year

Jack Donovan // 1st Year


Jamar Pasley // 6th Year

Cora  Morris // 4th Year

Shelby Ferry // 3rd Year

Danielle Augustine // 3rd Year

Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for a 7th year leading the talented group.

"We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 7th year and with the addition of some great new performers, we will be even better. We are looking forward to continuing to entertain Vikings fans throughout the 2014 season. Skol Vikings!"
- Joel Matuzak, Skol Line Head Instructor

"The Minnesota Vikings are thrilled to see the new Skol Line perform at Vikings games this fall. The Skol Line has become a staple of the Vikings game day experience since its inception in 2008.  Fans will be excited to watch and listen as the new 2014 Skol Line performs."
- Bryan Harper, Executive Producer – Vikings Entertainment Network

The Minnesota Vikings Skol Line was created in 2008 to provide game day entertainment for all Vikings home games and events. Ensemble members come from a variety of backgrounds including former marching band and drum corps members, teachers, small business owners and various other professions. Look for the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line performing during each Vikings home game and at various special events throughout the year.

Be sure check out the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line official Facebook page to keep up with all of the latest Skol Line happenings including upcoming appearances, photos and video. For questions or if you are interested in having the Skol Line appear at your next event, please e-mail

The Skol Line is presented by Best Buy and sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum heads and Innovative Percussion.

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