Fenske wins second NCAA wrestling berth

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 03/18/97.

Army senior co-captain Brad Fenske, Paynesville, reached the 142-pound championship match to earn his second straight trip to the NCAA championships.

The top two place winners in each weight class, plus six wild cards selected by the leagueís head coaches, receive invitations to the NCAA championships. Competition begins on March 20 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Fenske ensured that his record breaking career would continue a bit longer. Seeded #2 at 142 pounds, he blanked #3 seed Justin Hurst of Rutgers 5-0 in the semifinals to lock up an NCAA bid. Last year Fenske went 2-2 in his first national championship appearance. Fenskeís 7-5 loss to Brett Matter, Pennsylvania, in the EIWA tourney, ended his 16-match winning streak.

Fenske ends regular season play at Army with a 38-8 record and a career record of 123-47.

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