Cobbers announce nine recruits

Concordia Coaches Clay Nagel and Matt Nagel have announced nine student/athletes who have committed to Concordia College.

“Matt and I are looking forward to working with these young men and believe they possess the mental and physical skills to achieve great accomplishments at Concordia in academics as well as athletically,” stated Coach Clay Nagel. “With young men like these we feel we can maintain the high level of academics and athletic excellence we strive for here at Concordia.”

In the 2012 season the Cobber’s qualified Tom Bouressa, Nate Schmitz, Daron Hohbein, and Ben Presler to the NCAA National tournament and had two All-Americans in Ben Presler and Nate Schmitz. The team also placed 13th and academically placed 6th with a 3.42 team GPA.

Kyle LeDuc was an Academic All-American with a 3.78 GPA. He is majoring in Biology.

“We return eight starters from last year and with the help of our new recruits the future of Cobber Wrestling looks bright,” said Nagel.

2012-13 Concordia Recruits

Gabe Foltz 125
Detroit Lakes MN

  • High School achievements: Two time state entrant, Two time all-conference
  • 120 career wins
  • 423 career takedowns (Detroit Lakes High School record)
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Team Captain: 2012
  • Section individual placing:10th grade- 5th,11th grade- 1st, 12th grade- 1st
  • Career record:120-49
  • Academic Awards: Three time Academic All-Section, Academic all-state- 2nd team, Academic all-state- 1st team
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: Soccer

Jesse Partee 184/197
Vilseck High School

  • Team Captain: 2012
  • Placed 5th in the European Wrestling Championship

James Nelson 184/197
ACGC High School
Litchfield MN

  • Team Captain: 2012
  • Section individual placing: 6th at 215, 4th at 215, 3rd at 189, 1st at 182 (9th-12th grades)
  • State Placing: 5th at 182
  • Career win loss record: 109-48
  • Academic Awards: Scholar/Athlete award at the Clash X, 4 academic letters, Named student of the month every year since 7th grade
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: Football: 2-year starter 3-year letter winner, starter on the 2010 state team, MVP Lineman. Baseball: 3-year letter winner and starter.

Zach Barber 141
Kalispell MT

  • Team Captain: 2011-2012
  • Section individual placing: divisional placing 2009-2nd, 2010-2nd. 2011-3rd, 2012-3rd
  • State Placing: 2009- 6th, 2010-6th, 2011-6th, 2012-3rd, Team won AA state in 2012 (1st time in school history
  • Career pins: 70 pins
  • Career win loss record: 120-51
  • Academic Awards:6 time Academic Letter (4.0 for the semester), 3.9 GPA, All state wrestling award 2009-2012,
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: Football 2009-2011– 2 time Varsity letter, 3 time Academic All state football, Track- 2010, Rugby- 2011, 2011

Ben Cousins 157
Bloomington MN

  • Team Captain: 2011 and 2012
  • Section individual placing: 3rd as a junior. 2nd as a senior
  • Career win loss record: 67-17
  • Wrestling: Most Valuable, Outstanding Wrestler, Leadership award, Scholar Athlete, All-Conference, All-Conference Honorable Mention, 3 year letter winner
  • Academic Awards: Golden Torch Award for Mathematics, ExCEL Award Nominee, 4 year letter winner academically
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: Student Government: Junior and Senior Class Secretary, National Honor Society: 2 year member, 9th Grade Mentor, Senior Achievement Award for Leadership

Chase Austvold 141
New London-Spicer MN

  • Academic awards: Triple “A” Award Recipient, MWCA Scholarship Recipient, NL-S A Honor roll 8x, National Honor Society Member, NL-S High School Student Council Secretary, 2012 Class President, 7X WCC All-Conference Athlete (3 different sports), Class rank 6 of 118 (top 5%)
  • Team Captain: 2011 and 2012
  • Region/Section individual placing: 1st (Senior), 2nd (Junior), 1st (Freshman)
  • State Placing: 3rd (Senior)
  • Career pins: 74
  • Career wins and loss record: 153-30
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: 2011 All-State Track in the 800m Run, Member of 2012 Class AAA Football State Championship team

Dylan Hanson 157/165
New London-Spicer MN

  • Career record:146-53
  • 65 career pins
  • Two time state entrant (8th and 12th grades)
  • State placing: 2012 5th AA at 160 lbs.
  • 8 career tournament championships
  • Four time all-conference,
  • Set school records in- 190 career escapes and
  • 169 career near falls.
  • Academic Awards: The Guillotine 2011 All-Academic Team
  • Other Activities and Accomplishments: Football junior and senior year. Two-time letter winner in football

Delson Saintal 184/197
Fargo ND

  • State Placing: 2nd 2011
  • Other Activities and sports participated in and Accomplishments: Football , All State 2011, Track, 2010 state participant 4X100 relay
  • EDC Conference placing 3rd in 2010 and 2011
  • Attended Valley City State, 2012

Jonas Gabreab 133
Eagan MN

  • State participant: 2010
  • Attended Ridgewater CC: 2012
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Ridgewater CC with a 3.5 GPA

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