BISMARCK, N.D. — No.21-ranked Concordia lost four bonus-point matches to start their dual meet with No.23-ranked University of Mary, fell behind 21-0 and lost 33-12.
The Cobbers split the final six individual bouts against the Marauders but it was too late as they lost their first dual meet of the season.
Mary (2-0) earned pins in two of the first three matches and added a technical fall in the other to push Concordia into a 17-0 hole. The Cobbers then gave up a major decision to push the deficit to 21 points. The Marauders won seven of the 10 matches in the dual and six of the seven were bonus-point victories.
The first victory of the night for Concordia came at 157 where freshman Tony Struntz outscored his opponent 13-12 in an offensive showcase match. The win was Struntz’ eighth of the season and he is now 8-3 on the year.
No.5-ranked Jacob Johnson earned the most dramatic win of the night. He came up with a last-second takedown and a four-point near fall to come away with a 7-1 win at 174. The bout was tied at 1-1, with each wrestler earning a point for an escape at the start of the second and third periods before Johnson went on a rare offensive attack to gain the win. Johnson is now 6-4 on the year.
The most dominating performance of the night came at 197 where Cobber freshman Ethan Kimber earned a pin in the first minute of the opening period. Kimber sized up his opponent in the first 30 seconds of the bout and then scored a takedown before getting the pin at the 59-second mark.
Kimber has now won seven matches this year and five have come by a pin. He leads the team n pins this season. Kimber is 7-2 on the season.
WHAT’S NEXT: Concordia will head to Wisconsin to participate in the Wis.-La Crosse Duals meet on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Cobbers will take on Wis.-Stevens Point, No.12-ranked Wis.-Whitewater and host La Crosse who is ranked 17th in the latest NWCA Division III rankings.
November 29, 2017 at Bismarck, N.D.
Arena: University of Jamestown
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
End Time: 8:30 p.m.
Total Time: 1:30
#23 University of Mary 33, #21 Concordia-Moorhead 12
125 – Nate Humann (UM) pin Jake Nohre (CC); 7:00 (UMary leads 6-0)
133 – Tate Barnhardt (UM) tech. fall Aaron Dick (CC); 17-1 (4:44) (UMary leads 11-0)
141 – Hunter Eckert (UM) pin #7 Adam Presler (CC); 2:15 (UMary leads 17-0)
149 – #2 Rudy Guillen (UM) maj. dec. Ben Baumgartner (CC); 15-3 (UMary leads 21-0)
157 – Tony Struntz (CC) dec. Jakob Weisbrod (UM); 13-12 (UMary leads 21-3)
165 – Phillip Springsteen (UM) maj. dec. Travis Deegan (CC); 12-1 (UMary leads 25-3)
174 – #5 Jake Johnson (CC) dec. Austin Eichmann (UM); 7-1 (UMary leads 25-6)
184 – Jackson Schichel (UM) dec. Jonah Lange (CC); SV-1 5-3 (UMary leads 28-6)
197 – Ethan Kimber (CC) pin Emmitt Brooks (UM); :59 (UMary leads 28-12)
285 – Dom Tudor (UM) tech. fall Bryce Kallenbach (CC); 20-5 (6:24) (UMary leads 33-12)