Fenske closes in on West Point record

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/28/97.

West Point Senior 150-pounder Brad Fenske, Paynesville, inched closer to the academyís career victory record as Army swept Harvard, Boston College and Drexel on Jan. 11. He has won five straight matches and is 27-7 overall this season. Fenske is on his way to becoming the Armyís winningest wrestler.

Fenske wrestled in two duals, winning both of his bouts by fall. Against Harvard, Fenske broke open a 7-7 tie by pinning Kevin Kurtz 2:08 into the match. After taking a breather against undermanned Boston College, Fenske returned against Drexel and notched another first-period pin.

Currently the top-ranked 150-pounder in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, Fenskeís career record now stands at 112-46, leaving him just three wins shy of Dave Warnickís Army record of 115 wins, set between 1989-93. Fenske also has nine pins this season, three shy of his career high set last season, and his 30 career falls ranks third-all time, just three behind Mark Palzer, who wrestled at West Point from 1978-82.
Fenske is the son of Pat and Dallas Fenske, Paynesville.


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