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Byline: Ken Olson
Feb. 17--Former University of Wisconsin-Superior standout Jerry Brustletten has been named to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's all-time wrestling team. As part of its centennial, the WIAC is announcing an all-time team in each of its championship sports. Brusletten, a native of Amery, was a championship grappler for the Yellowjackets from 1972-76. In four seasons Brusletten fashioned a 95-15-2 record, including 35 pins, which was the second-highest total in school history.
Wrestling in the 126-pound weight class, Brusletten performed the rare feat of winning four-consecutive conference championships. His four WSUC (now WIAC) titles are the most in school history. Twice, Brusletten was the NAIA national runner-up in his weight class. "Coach (Mertz) Mortorelli was an outstanding developer of wrestlers here at UWS. He had some great teams and those teams were made up of extremely talented individuals and there is no better example of that then Jerry Brusletten," UWS athletics director Steve Nelson said. …