Class of 2015
Chicago (Bowen) and (Agriculture Science)
Ken Bringe was a three time All City wrestler at 167 pounds as well as a four year football player and captain of both teams at William J. Bogan (Chicago) from 1974-78.
Upon graduation Bringe attended Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), wrestling for Dennis Riccio, becoming a three time NCAA DIII National Qualifier and an 1982 All American at 177 pounds. In addition he also continued his football career in college, reaching the NCAA National Championship game in 1981.
Bringe began his coaching career as the Head Coach at Evergreen Park in 1983 before returning to his alma-mater Bogan for the next 20 years (327-139-4). At Bogan, Bringe coached his Bengals to 18 conference
championships, qualified the 1994 team for the IHSA Dual Team championship and won five Chicago Public League City Championships. With over 80 Bogan wrestlers qualifying for the IHSA Individual State Championship with three returning with All State honors.
Bringe moved on to Brother Rice (Chicago) in 2003 as an assistant coach to IWCOA Hall of Famer Bill Weick. He coached the Crusaders first state qualifiers and place winners in school history.
In 2007 Ken moved to his current position as Athletic Director and Head Wrestling Coach at Chicago High School for Agricultural Science. Bringe has guided the Cyclones to two conference championships as well as the first individual champions and five state qualifiers.
Bringe’s combined career record as a head coach is 465-194-6.