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4 Division 1 All-Americans and a NCWWC National Champion

By Brandon Paulson, 04/01/22, 11:30AM CDT


Picture Credit to Tony Rotundo - Wrestlers are Warriors

Another amazing NCAA Wrestling Tournament! All of the competitors showed what "Love The Fight" means.  10 PINnacle alumni competed at the Division 1 tournament, with 4 becoming AA, and 1 more making it to the blood round.

Patrick McKee(UMN), aka Backside Bandit, aka Comeback King, lost in the first rd but punished his opponents on the back side winning 5 staright matches and 6 overall to finish in 5th place. 

Peyton Robb(NEB)was another wrestler that had 8 matches at the NCAA tournament. His consi semi match with Teemer(ASU) will always be remembered as both guys that gave everything they had(pictured).  Peyton ended in 4th place at the NCAA tournament.

Greg Kerkvliet(PSU) was in such pain the last night of the NCAA's that he couldn't sleep, but that didn't stop him from going out on the mat to secure his team's national title with a win in the consi-semis.  Greg ended in 4th at the NCAA tournament.

Jake Bergeland(UMN) worked for everything he has earned. Jake never started for the U of M until this year, and he showed his prowess by becoming an AA! He is the underdog story. 

Emily Shilson won another National Title for Augsburg. She is undefeated in college and won the national title the last 3 years.