Archive for Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Five Shawnee wrestlers help St. James place fifth in Gardner

December 4, 2012, 3:44 p.m.

Updated: December 6, 2012, 5:17 p.m.

Five Shawnee wrestlers were part of a St. James Academy team that placed fifth at the season-opening Gardner Blazer Invitational.

In a field of teams that also included Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, the Thunder’s fifth-place finish led all Kansas schools — this despite only filling 11 of the 14 possible weight classes.

Stephen Tujague placed third after going 4-1, and Andrew Tujague placed fourth at 138 pounds to lead St. James' Shawnee grapplers.

Junior Ben VanLerberg also went 4-1, competing at 145 pounds and freshman Tyler Hensley went 3-2 at 113 pounds. Freshman Tanner Schmidt went 1-4 at 132 pounds in his varsity debut.

The Thunder will travel to Tulsa for the Tulsa Union Mid America Nationals, the results of which will be updated at


cmuehe 5 years, 6 months ago

You forgot Andy Muehlberger, senior, who helped his team place in this tournament by placing 2nd.


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