Crusaders Participate In Regionals

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Crusaders finished up the Regional Tournament this past weekend at Augsburg College.

The team scored eight points, trailing Knox by a point and a half at 9.5.

Individually, sophomore’s Jesse Gjefle (Ontario, Wis.) and Josiah Brenemuehl (Mishicot, Wis.) posted wins.

In the 184 class, Gjefle pinned Vincent Cardarelle from Lakeland in 4:19, but was pinned by Andrew Rudd from St. Olaf’s College in the next round.

Brendemuehl started off with a 6-4 decision over Sebastian Gardner of Concordia-Moorhead, advancing him to the next round.

Brendemuehl lost a close 2-1 bout against Ryan Hankenson from the University of Chicago to end the day in the 184 weight class.

Other wrestlers, Ricky Warren (Ohlman, Ill.), Roberto Kennard (Houston, Texas) and Eric Awbrey (Kansas City, Mo.) each lost in the 141, 149 and 197 classes respectively.