OSKALOOSA — Andrew Landgrebe was nominated by Oskaloosa coach Mike Sterner to play in the Shrine Bowl. He was then selected to play as a running back at the Shrine Bowl.
Last season, Landgrebe had 26 touchdowns, 1,760 rushing yards, set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return. He had 268 yards on nine kickoff returns.
He earned unanimous All-District honors in 2013 and was awarded first-team All-State honors. He was the leading rusher in Class 3A.
Landgebe’s parents are Jesse and Monica Burress, and Rick Landgrebe.
Cheerleaders that were selected from Oskaloosa were Taylor Boyle and Tori Holthaus.
Landgrebe and the cheerleaders attended an All-Star Media Day honoring 2014 Shrine Bowl players/cheerleaders/coaches Monday, April 7, at the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine Center in Altoona.
They had a lunch and listened to some wonderful speakers. Also, they learned the amazing things the Shriners do in helping children.
On April 9, Landgrebe attended a dinner put on by the Shriners in Oskaloosa. He received a lovely engraved gold pocket watch.
Landgrebe will be playing on the South squad as a running back. The head coach is Jay McKinstrey of Pella, while the assistant coaches will be Zach Pfantz of Ottumwa, Brian Morrison of Creston, Evan Grorpper of North Polk, Eric Kellar of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont and Keith Sietstra of Montezuma.
Landgrebe is due to report to camp July 19 at with the cheerleaders reporting July 21.
Game time is 4 p.m. at the UNI-Dome with gates open 2 p.m. Tickets ar $10 in advance from Landgrebe or $15 at door.
Landgrebe was recruited by several colleges. He received a scholarship and will be attending Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn., this fall majoring in sports medicine/physical therapy.
The Shriners statement, “Strong Legs Run, so Weak Legs may Walk and Burned Bodies may Heal.”