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home : sports : sports June 24, 2016

10/18/2012 10:07:00 AM
CL grad gets call to the Hall

Chisago Lakes graduate Bruce Weinreich, Class of 1971, was recently informed that his Athletic accomplishments while attending Mayville State University in North Dakota have earned him “Hall of Fame” honors. Weinreich was inducted into Mayville State University’s “Athletic Hall of Fame” on October 12, 2012. Mayville State University recognizes outstanding student athlete achievements for consideration into the MSC Athletic Hall of Fame. At Chisago Lakes, Weinreich, who participated in basketball, baseball, and football and was a four-year letterman. He was an All Conference selection in football in 1970 and 1971. After graduating from Chisago Lakes, Weinreich attended Lakewood Junior College, now Century College, in White Bear Lake where he received MJCAA All Conference honors in football in 1971 and 1972 and was the #1 ranked punter in the nation both years. In 1973, Weinreich was drafted into the military and served in the United States Army where he received three Letters of Commendation for Distinguished Service. He attended Mayville State College from 1976 to 1979 and was a two-year letterman in football and tennis. In two years on the tennis team he compiled a 16-0 match record in the NDCAC Conference and reached the district playoffs. It was his football prowess while at Mayville State that completed his athletic accomplishments and they include; 1979 MSC Most Valuable Player, First Team-NDCAC All Conference, First Team-All District 12, NAIA All American Honors, three-time NDCAC Player of the Week honors, and Bruce was Nationally ranked as one of colleges top punters. In 1978, Weinreich participated in the NFL draft and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals. He also played for the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys. He also was selected in the CFL (Canadian Football League) players draft and participated in several scouting camps that year. In 1979, he signed a contract with Broncos and participated in preseason training camps that year. Weinreich continues to be active with Mayville State Alumni activities and participates in MSC sport related events. He currently resides in the Minneapolis area and returns to the Chisago Lakes area regularly to visit family and friends.

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