Leukemia can’t keep wrestling brothers apart
As the UIndy wrestling team prepared to host last weekend’s NCAA D-II Super Regional tournament, the Indianapolis Star previewed the event with a heartwarming story about the Greyhounds’ three Kieffer brothers, who against the odds were able to wrestle on the same team this season.
Twins Josh and Justin Kieffer, 24, are redshirt seniors wrapping up their college careers. Redshirt sophomore Joe Kieffer, 22, was sidelined for over three years by leukemia, diagnosed just as his older brothers were enrolling at UIndy in 2011.
“Everything felt like the way it always should have been this year,” Justin told sportswriter David Woods.
Josh, who is majoring in Criminal Justice, headed into the Super Regional with a No. 5 national ranking in his weight class. He took two wins over the weekend to become one of four Greyhounds heading to the upcoming D-II National Championships. Read more about the UIndy wrestling team at the Athletics Website.