Dec 222014

Closing out a day of wrestling Dec. 13 at the Park of Cottage Grove Invite, the Bluejackets just handled Tartan 60-15 in the fifth-place match. A large banner was unfurled to commemorate the 500th win as head coach for Cambridge-Isanti’s Neil Jennissen.

“You know, I get credit for the wins. And I put my share of time in– no question about it. But we have the assistant coaches, the wrestlers, the managers, the parents, and all the cheerleaders showing up to support you. Everybody’s done their own part to make that win thing grow,” said Jennissen in an interview on Monday. Continue reading at

Dec 212014

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (12/20/14)—No.5-ranked Concordia posted three wins, including a dramatic 21-17 victory over No.4-ranked Coe, in the Desert Duals hosted by Wartburg College in Las Vegas, Nev. The lone loss of the day for the Cobbers came against 4-time defending national champion Wartburg.

The 3-1 record at the Flamingo Hotel ballroom pushes Concordia’s season dual-meet record to 6-2. The four dual matches on Sunday were the first against NCAA Division III competition of the year. Continue reading »

Dec 212014

RENO, Nev. — Minnesota State wrestling competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev. Sunday. Cody Quinn (Sr., 165 lbs. 3-2) finished the day with a positive record of 3-2.

Fourth-rated Quinn saw his first action of the season with a fall over Brock Crocker (Southern Oregon) at the 1:51 mark. Quinn kept his winning ways going with a 9-1 major decision win over Mark Mabry (Adams State). His first loss of the season came by a major decision win by Ryan Blees (Oklahoma State). When Quinn moved to the consolation bracket, Quinn recorded his second fall of the day with a pin at the 1:35 mark against Justin Samora (Adams State). Fourth-rated Payton Moore from the NJCCA (Southwestern Oregon CC), ended Quinn’s day with a 9-4 decision loss. Continue reading »

Dec 212014

Big Win in the Big Apple: Dragons Top LIU Post 33-6 at Grapple at the Garden

NEW YORK CITY – Three wins by fall propelled the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team to a 33-6 win over Long Island University Post in action Sunday morning at the Grapple at the Garden at historic Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The Dragons improved to 1-1 on the season while the Pioneers fell to 1-9 in duals. Continue reading »

Dec 202014
  • 200th Win – Mark Hall, Apple Valley, 11th, 170 lbs
  • 175th Win – Griffin Parriott, New Prague, 11th, New Prague, 145 lbs
  • 100th Pin – Keegan Moore, Jackson County Central, 11th, 182 lbs
  • 150th Win – Sam Bennyhoff, Mound-Westonka, 12th, 132 lbs
  • 150th Win – David Flynn, Scott West, 12th, 132 lbs
  • 125th Win – Jerod Novak, Aitkin, 11th, 152 lbs
  • 100th Win – Rylee Streifel, Prior Lake, 12th, 220 lbs
  • 100th Win – Travis Deegan, Willmar
  • 50th Win – Tyler Onstad, West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville, 10th
  • 50th Win – Anthony Miller, West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville, 11th
  • 60th Win – Tyler Bare, Aitkin, 11th, 132 lbs
  • 50th Win – Chris Jackson, Aitkin, 12th, 160 lbs
Dec 202014
All Force Minnesota Christmas Tournament
1. Apple Valley 188.0
2. St. Michael-Albertville 170.5
3. Kaukauna 164.0
4. Kasson-Mantorville 141.5
5. Jackson County Central 132.5
6. Prior Lake 126.0
7. Willmar 124.5
8. Scott West 111.0
9. West Fargo 107.5
10. Bismarck 105.5
11. Totino-Grace 104.0
12. Farmington 101.5
13. Coon Rapids 100.0
14. New Prague 97.0
14. Owatonna 97.0 Continue reading »
Dec 202014

Rochester, Minnesota – On Thursday night, Joe Nord and Zach Sanders sat on the bench as the University of Minnesota stopped Northwestern 21-19 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis.

Three days later, the pair of Gopher wrestling assistant coaches won gold medals as the freestyle competition at the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup concluded at the University Center Rochester in Rochester, Minn. Continue reading at

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