The Algoma University Thunderbirds Varsity Athletics Program is pleased to announce that Stephen Kreyenbuhl has joined the Algoma Thunderbirds wrestling team for the 2016-17 season, their fourth year of competition in the OUA and CIS.
“Stephen comes to Algoma after a successful high school career in Illinois and Georgia,” said wrestling Head Coach Trevor Manchester. “He is a physical wrestler that moves well on his feet. His speed and agility will give opponents in the OUA and CIS problems. The transition from folkstyle wrestling to freestyle wrestling will come quickly, and he will see much success as a Thunderbird.”
Stephen Kreyenbuhl is a 200-pound 6’0″ wrestler who competes in the 90-kilogram weight class. From Chicago, Illinois and Athens, Georgia, Kreyenbuhl is currently completing his high school diploma at North Oconee High School in Georgia. He is an honour roll student. With the North Oconee Titans, Kreyenbuhl is a duo-athlete, competing in wrestling and football. With his wrestling team, he is a two-time state qualifier and in 2015 was a 2nd All Regional Team member. On the mats, he posted a 27-7 record in his freshman year; 33-13 record in his sophomore year; 49-20 record in his junior year; and a 26-12 record in his senior year for a total high school record of 135-52. In football, Kreyenbulh earned the 8-AAAA All Region Honourable Mention and was a member of the 2015 GHSA All-Academic Team.
Kreyenbuhl will be completing a combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in both History and English at Algoma U. Upon graduation, he is hopeful to become a high school teacher and share his life experiences with students.
“There are a few reasons why I choose Algoma U,” begins Kreyenbuhl. “Having the opportunity to continue my passion in wrestling while getting [a] scholarship [and] very cheap tuition compared to the States is very hard to pass up. Canada can also give me a better education overall than some universities in America. As well, the school has a nice suburban feel to it that allows a small community to connect closer together and go places without hardly any trouble.”
The Algoma Thunderbirds fourth season in the OUA will begin in October of 2016.
Source: Algoma U Athletics