MLLC wrestler injured in rollover crash 05 Dec 11

A state-ranked high school wrestler from Montgomery won’t get to compete his senior season after suffering serious injuries in a one-vehicle rollover crash Thursday morning.

Jeffrey Tiede, 17, was eastbound on County Road 26 about three miles west of Montgomery when he lost control of the pickup he was driving and rolled the vehicle.

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7:06 a.m. call and found the truck overturned in the north ditch. Tiede was transported by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague and then airlifted to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Tiede’s CaringBridge site (caringbridge.org/visit/jefftiede), he had surgery Friday to repair fractured cervical vertebrae. Tiede also has a broken collar bone and two compressed disks in his back.

The Montgomery-Lonsdale senior is Montgomery’s Masopust King and had been ranked 10th in his weight class in AA wrestling.