SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia freshman wrestler Austin Fehlhafer’s remarkable run has led to another honor. On Tuesday he garnered GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Wrestler of the Week accolades on the heels of his 16th fall of the season.
Said second-year head coach Dana Vote after Fehlhafer pinned York’s Josh Kountz in 2:16 last week, “Austin continues to believe in himself and dominate opponents.”
While based on Fehlhafer’s efforts in the Bulldogs’ dual at No. 11 York on Jan. 23, the award is as much about what the former Seward Bluejay star has done all season. Ranked 15th in the NAIA at 174 pounds, Fehlhafer is 21-8 on the season with 16 pins. He has won five-consecutive bouts (four via pinfall) and boasts an Outstanding Wrestler honor to his name thanks to a 174-pound title at the Nebraska-Kearney Open on Nov. 23.
During his career at Seward High School, Fehlhafer broke school records for career pins (104) and pins in a season (36). He also qualified for the state championships three times, earning two runner-up medals.