St. Cloud State University wrestling will celebrate the accomplishments of Jacob Kahnke and Shamus O’Gradywith a “banner ceremony” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Noon in the Huskies’ wrestling room, which is located inside the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse.
O’Grady won the 184-pound national title at the 2013 NCAA Division II championships in Birmingham, Ala., while teammate Kahnke earned his fourth All-America certificate at the NCAA championships in 2013.
O’Grady’s national championship banner, along with Kahnke’s All-America banner, will be unveiled during the ceremony and will forever be immortalized on the wall of the SCSU wrestling room to inspire future champions. Fans will have the opportunity to watch a brief highlight video of O’Grady and Kahnke’s memorable run during the 2012-13 season along with comments from both athletes on their storybook careers at SCSU.
Following the ceremony at 2 p.m., all are invited to stop downtown at Howie’s Sports Bar, St. Cloud for an event social. Refreshments and appetizers will be available at Howie’s with O’Grady and Kahnke on hand to meet and sign autographs.