Apr 242012
 

Concordia College Head Wrestling Coach Matt Nagel has announced his team’s 2011-12 postseason awards.

2011-2012 Cobber Wrestling Awards

Outstanding Wrestler: Nate Schmitz (Perham, MN) – Season record 31-11… recorded 80 takedowns…two time national qualifier…2012 All-American – 5th place 197 pounds

Outstanding Freshman: Sebastian Gardner (Monticello, MN)

Hardest Worker: Ben Presler (Royalton, MN) – Season Record-15-10… placed second at the Great Lakes Region… 2012 All-American – 5th place at 125 pounds

Most Improved: Kyle LeDuc (Thief River, MN) – Placed fourth at the Great Lakes Region…21 wins…2012 Academic All-American 3.78

Most Improved Freshman: Chris Harrison (Pine River, MN) Jake Kostik (North Branch, MN)

Cobber Award: Ben Presler (Royalton, MN) (A person who has given beyond normal expectations for the team)

Concordia Award Winners

Concordia Award Winners (L-R): Chris Harrison, Kyle LeDuc, Jake Kostik, Ben Presler and Nate Schmitz.

2012-2013 Team Captains:

  • Nate Schmitz (Perham, M.N.)
  • Josten Coleman (Oakes, N.D.)
  • Kevin Fynboh (Thief River, MN)
  • Kyle LeDuc ((Thief River, MN)

The Cobber’s also placed 13th at the NCAA Tournament in lacrosse WI
Concordia NCAA National Meet Qualifiers and All Americans

  • 125 – Ben Presler 5th AA
  • 133 – Daron Hohbein 2-1
  • 197 – Nathan Schmitz 5th AA
  • 285 – Tom Bouressa 2-1

Concordia earned Scholar All-American Team honors it was announced by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA). The Cobber’s placed sixth in all of Division III with a 3.42 overall grade point average.

The members of the Cobbers’ Scholar All-American included senior Zach Deffinbaugh, juniors Josten Coleman, Mike Holman and Nathan Schmitz, sophomores Brandon Haluptzok and freshmen Jacoby Bergeron, Sebastian Gardner, Chris Harrison, Kyle LeDuc and Jake Krogstad.

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