FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia lost two of its three matches at the prestigious NWCA National Duals and was eliminated from the dual-meet tournament which features the top teams in Division III.
The Cobbers dropped a 31-10 decision to No.22-ranked Ferrum (Va.) to start the day but then rebounded to beat Wis.-Oshkosh 30-9 before falling to The College of New Jersey 23-18 in the third round of the consolation bracket.
The Cobbers are now 7-6 in dual meets this season.
Junior Dan Marquette led Concordia as he won all three of his matches with two coming as bonus point wins. Marquette was one of only two CC wrestlers to claim a victory against Ferrum in the opener. He posted a 17-5 major decision at 184. He then followed that up with a pin fall against Oshkosh at the 3:38 mark. Marquette finished off the day by winning 8-1 against his opponent from New Jersey.
Justice Davis, Hunter SantAmour and Blane Tschida were also unbeaten in the tournament but only wrestled in two matches. Davis was held out of the match against Ferrum after the team decision was cemented. He then beat Elijah Burdick of Oshkosh for the second time this year before recording an impressive 48-second pin fall against Sigala Fosam of TCNJ.
Davis is now 15-4 on the year and has won nine of his past 10 bouts.
SantAmour snapped a two-match losing streak in the second match against Oshkosh. He fought through three periods and claimed a 5-2 decision. SantAmour then record his first pin fall of the year as he put his TCNJ opponent’s shoulders on the mat at 2:42.
The two wins bring SantAmour’s season record to 9-6.
Like SantAmour, Tschida was held out of the first match against Ferrum and then won against Oshkosh and TCNJ. He recorded a pin fall at 149 against Oshkosk and claimed a 10-4 decision in the final match against the College of New Jersey.
Tschida is now 12-6 for the year and has recorded pins in three of his last five bouts.
Jake Johnson won two matches but lost his bout against TCNJ and was 2-1 on the day. He won by pin fall in the third period of the first match against Ferrum and then won 6-2 against Oshkosh.
WHAT’S NEXT: Concordia will continue with its national-caliber competition next weekend when they participate in the Matman Invite in Mount Vernon, Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 14.
Match #1 Champ. Round 1: Concordia-Moorhead received a Bye
Match #2 Champ. Round 2: Ferrum College defeated Concordia-Moorhead 31-10
125 – Bailey Cooper (Ferrum) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
133 – Robert Cunningham (Ferrum) over aaron dick (Conc) Dec 13-6
141 – Austin Smith (Ferrum) over Adam Presler (Conc) Dec 10-3
149 – Collin Saunders (Ferrum) over ty johnson (Conc) Dec 7-2
157 – Logan Meister (Ferrum) over Joseph Heinz (Conc) Maj 11-2
165 – Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Dec 14-7
174 – Jake Johnson (Conc) over Blake Rosenbaum (Ferrum) Fall 6:16
184 – Dan Marquette (Conc) over Max Baker (Ferrum) Maj 17-5
197 – Hunter Goulart (Ferrum) over Kody Vandeneykel (Conc) Dec 5-3
285 – Tate Dulany (Ferrum) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
Match #3 Cons. Round 2: Concordia-Moorhead defeated Wisconsin-Oshkosh 30-9
125 – Double Forfeit
133 – aaron dick (Conc) over Jonathan Flores (Oshkosh) Fall 5:40
141 – Adam Presler (Conc) over Dellas Vandenberg (Oshkosh) Dec 4-2
149 – blane tschida (Conc) over Joe Pelkey (Oshkosh) Fall 3:44
157 – Mark Choinski (Oshkosh) over Joseph Heinz (Conc) Fall 6:15
165 – Aristide Serrano (Oshkosh) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Dec 4-2
174 – Jake Johnson (Conc) over AJ Stengel (Oshkosh) Dec 6-2
184 – Dan Marquette (Conc) over Julius Smith (Oshkosh) Fall 3:38
197 – hunter santamour (Conc) over John DePersia (Oshkosh) Dec 5-2
285 – justice davis (Conc) over Elijah Burdick (Oshkosh) Dec 6-2
Match #4 Cons. Round 3: The College of New Jersey defeated Concordia-Moorhead 23-18
125 – Nic Mele (New Jersey) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
133 – Ryan Erwin (New Jersey) over aaron dick (Conc) Maj 19-6
141 – Anthony Gagliano (New Jersey) over Adam Presler (Conc) Dec 7-3
149 – blane tschida (Conc) over James Beirne (New Jersey) Dec 10-4
157 – Luke Balina (New Jersey) over Joseph Heinz (Conc) Dec 5-1
165 – Nick Herring (New Jersey) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Dec 7-4
174 – Dan Kilroy (New Jersey) over Jake Johnson (Conc) Maj 9-1
184 – Dan Marquette (Conc) over David Locascio (New Jersey) Dec 8-1
197 – hunter santamour (Conc) over Alex Mirabella (New Jersey) Fall 2:42
285 – justice davis (Conc) over Sigala Fosam (New Jersey) Fall 0:48