A Fourth Straight Top 15 Finish At Nationals for Concordia

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa —Jake Long and Tom Bouressa finished off their All-American performances at the NCAA National Meet by posting a pair of top 6 finishes. The two helped Concordia finish in a tie for 13th place in the final team standings – the fourth straight top 15 finish at nationals for the Cobbers.

Concordia CobbersLong, who went 2-1 on Friday, also posted a pair of wins on Saturday. He started the day with a 7-4 decision over No.4-seeded Emanual Ajagbe of Delaware Valley. It was Long’s second win against a top 4 wrestler in as many matches. Long then fell 14-3 against Vincent Pisani of York before rebounding to beat Jorge Lopez 6-2 in the fifth-place match. Long finished the NCAA Meet with a 4-2 record which upped his season record to 21-10. It is the first time in his career that he has won 20 matches in a single season. Long now has 48 career wins in his three seasons in maroon and gold.

Bouressa capped his outstanding career by placing sixth at 285. He earns his second All-American honor making him only the fourth wrestler in program history to win more than one NCAA All-American award.

Bouressa started his second day by beating Ryan Fank of Wartburg 5-0. He then lost a pair of tough hard-fought matches. He fell 5-1 to No.-seeded James Buss of Loras and then dropped a 6-4 decision at the hands of No.5-seeded Anthony Edgren of UW-Whitewater. Bouressa finished his 2013 NCAA Meet with a 3-3 record. He ends the season with a 26-7 record. His 26 wins ties a career high for most wins in a year. Bouressa ends his four-year career with a 71-29 overall record.

As a team, the Cobbers finished with 21.5 total points. It is also the fourth straight season they have recorded at least 20.0 points at the NCAA Meet.

NCAA Division III National Championships results

NCAA Division III Wrestling Final Top 20 Team Scores
1. Wartburg 103.0
2. Elmhurst 82.0
3. Wisconsin-Whitewater 78.0
4. Wisconsin-La Crosse 56.0
5. Ithaca 47.0
6. Centenary (NJ) 45.0
7. The College Of New Jersey 42.5
8. Springfield 42.0
9. SUNY-Cortland 40.0
10. Augsburg 37.0
11. Concordia (WI) 23.0
12. Elizabethtown 22.5
13. Concordia-Moorhead 21.5
13. Messiah 21.5
13. Ohio Northern 21.5
16. Luther 21.0
17. Wisconsin-Oshkosh 20.0
18. St. Johns (MN) 19.5
19. Wilkes 19.0
20. Gettysburg 18.0

2013 NCAA Division III Championships Results for Concordia-Moorhead

125 – Will McCarthy (12-11)
Round 1 – Brandon Preston (Trine University) won by maj.r dec. over Will McCarthy (MD 10-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Spearman (Wash&Jeff 23-6 won by fall over Will McCarthy (Fall 5:38)

133 – Jacoby Bergeron (10-4)
Round 1 – Dalton Bullard (Elmhurst) 18-7 won by decision over Jacoby Bergeron (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Round 1 – Jacoby Bergeron won by dec. over Chad Lammer (Etown) 14-10 (Dec 5-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Evan Obert (Luther) 26-7 won by dec over Jacoby Bergeron (Dec 5-2)

149 – Jacob Long (16-9)
Round 1 – Jacob Long won by fall over Jorge Lopez (Williams College) (Fall 2:07)
Quarterfinal – Kodie Silvestri (Wartburg) won by decision over Jacob Long (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Long won by decision over Michael Polizzi (Stevens IofTech) (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Long won by decision over Emanual Ajagbe (Delaware Valley) (Dec 7-4)
Cons. Semi – Vincent Pisani (York (PA)) won by major decision over Jacob Long (MD 14-3)
5th Place Match – Jacob Long won by decision over Jorge Lopez (Williams College) (Dec 6-2)

157 – Kevin Fynboh (19-14)
Round 1 – Chris Burdge (Centenary (NJ)) won by fall over Kevin Fynboh (Fall 6:12)
Cons. Round 1 – Kevin Fynboh won by decision over Ryan Warczynksi (Dubuque) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Elias Larson (Trine University) won by fall over Kevin Fynboh (Fall 2:08)

197 – Nathan Schmitz (13-5)
Round 1 – Alex Coolidge (Cornell College) won in tie breaker over Nathan Schmitz (TB-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Nathan Schmitz won by maj. dec. over Matthew Transue (Wilkes) (MD 10-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Trent Flegel (Luther) won by decision over Nathan Schmitz (Dec 7-5)

285 – Tom Bouressa (23-4)
Round 1 – Tom Bouressa won by decision over Corey James (SUNY-Cortland) (Dec 2-0)
Quarterfinal – William Mayer (UW-La Crosse) won by decision over Tom Bouressa (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Tom Bouressa won by decision over Jake Ceslick (Olivet) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Tom Bouressa won by decision over Ryan Fank (Wartburg) (Dec 5-0)
Cons. Semi – James Buss (Loras) won by decision over Tom Bouressa (Dec 5-1)
5th Place – Anthony Edgren (UW-Whitewater) won by decision over Tom Bouressa (Dec 6-4)

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