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Skol Line Roster

In final round of the 2018 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out Wednesday evening, May 16th at Mall of America for a coveted spot on this year's roster.

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 2018 Skol Line.  Drum roll please…

Your 2018 Minnesota Skol Line members are:


Michael Latana | 7th Year

Tyler Jacobs | 6th Year

Joe Jaeger | 6th Year

Tony Trinkner | 5th Year

Andy Eklund | 2nd Year

Zach Fitzgibbon | 2nd Year

Zach Church | 1st Year

Austin Murra | 1st Year

Kyle Tsuchiya | 1st Year


Tanner Bergersen | 5th Year

Kelly Elledge | 5th Year

Sheldon Peterson | 4th Year

Logan Brandes | 1st Year

Rob Loahr | 1st Year


Jay Matuzak | 11th Year

Kirk Fladung | 11th Year

Chris Richman | 5th Year

Tim Badaczewski | 4th Year

Sydnie Waldner | 1st Year


Jamar Pasley | 10th Year

Cora Morris | 8th Year

Shelby Ferry | 7th Year

Danielle Augustine | 7th Year

Jordan Jergenson | 2nd Year

Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for their 11th year leading the talented group.

"We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 11th 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 2018 season. Skol Vikings!" 
- Joel Matuzak, Skol Line Head Instructor

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 Hy-Vee with supporting sponsors Yamaha, Sabian, Remo, Innovative Percussion, and Groth Music.