Augustana adds three more for 2016-17

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Augustana head wrestling coach Jason Reitmeier announced today the signing of three student-athletes for the 2016-17 season. Tanner Brengle from Sturgis, S.D., Brent Havlik from Mitchell, S.D. and William Peterson from Sacramento, Calif. have all signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at Augustana. Including the early signing period, 11 student-athletes are set to join the wrestling squad this fall.

Augustana VikingsTanner Brengle | Sturgis, S.D. | Sturgis Brown High School

High School Notes: Went 32-4 his senior year … recorded 20 pins in his senior year … regional champ … compiled a 34-2 record his junior year … recorded 26 pins on the year … State runner-up … went 40-16 his sophomore year …  had 26 pins on the year … took home third in regionals and fifth at state … complied 26-20 record his freshman year … recorded 10 pins … took home fourth at regionals and seventh at state

Personal: Born on Dec. 21, 1997 … Parents to Will and Jan Brengle … has one sibling Bailey … Plans to major in Pre-Med at Augustana

Reitmeier on Brengle: “I truly enjoyed the recruiting process with Tanner.  He is just a quality individual with a lot of Character to him.  I enjoyed our conversations about not just wrestling but about Tanner’s life and family.  I truly believe that Tanner has been holding himself back by staying small.  We want Tanner to lift and lift more and grow.  Excited about working with Tanner and watching him reach his goal on the mat and in life.”

Brent Havlik | Mitchell, S.D. | Dakota Wesleyan/University of Wyoming

Before Augustana: Wrestled for University of Wyoming … redshirted his freshman year … went 16-4 as an unattached wrestler … placed sixth at the FILA Junior Nationals … Went 16-14 as a redshirt freshman

High School Notes: Went to Mitchell High School in Mitchell, S.D. … Went 35-1 his senior year and was State Champion … went 35-4 his junior year and was State Champion ..  Went a perfect 34-0 his sophomore year and was State Champion

Personal: Born on Oct. 10, 1993 … parents to Bryce and Lisa Havlik … has three siblings Stratton, Austin and Briggs … Plans to get a master’s in Accountancy … wants to become a Certified Public Accountant after getting his masters

Reitmeier on Havlik: “We are excited about Brent joining the Augustana Wrestling Family.  We recruited Brent out of High school and followed his career at Wyoming.  It exciting to have one of South Dakota’s best back home.  He is an outstanding wrestler, an exceptional student, and an even better person.  Brent will bring a different intensity to an already talented bunch, it will be like having another coach in the room.”

William Peterson | Sacramento, Calif. | Foothill High School

High School Notes: Went 32-11 his senior year … recorded three tech. falls and major decisions … took home second in the Pioneer Valley League … first in the San Joaquin Sections District Four … sixth in the SJS Masters … state qualifier …  Went 38-9 his junior year … recorded two tech falls and 10 major decisions … first in the PVL … first in the DJD … eighth in the SJS D4 masters … Went 34-7 his sophomore year … first in the PVL … first in the SJS District 3 … Went 24-12 his freshman year … first in the PVL

Personal: Born on Nov. 11, 1997 … parents to Shane and Betsy Peterson … has two siblings Matt and Storm … plans to major in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology

Reitmeier on Peterson: “We are excited to welcome Chase to the Midwest and Augustana University.  Even though he is from California he is a midwesterner at heart.  He is a talented and hardworking individual that is always striving to wrestle the best and never satisfied with his performance.  Had a great time getting to know Chase in the recruiting process and love the energy he brings, he is a born leader and team player.”

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