A Little Dry In The Desert
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Concordia split its first two matches at the Desert Duals but then ran into a steamroller and came away with a 1-2 record in the final meet before the Christmas break.
The Cobbers opened the day by dropping a 30-12 decision against No.11-ranked Coe (Iowa) but then rebounded to beat the Iowa State Club Team 40-9. Concordia then ran into perennial national champion Wartburg and got rolled over coming out on the wrong end of a 54-0 score to the No.2-ranked Knights.
The match against the Iowa State Club Team doesn’t count against the Cobbers’ overall dual-meet record for the year because the squad isn’t an NCAA or NAIA sanctioned team. The two losses drops Concordia’s record to 2-6 on the year. Of the six defeats, five have come against teams ranked in the top 25 of the nation.
Senior Aaron Dick was the only Cobber athlete with more than one win on the day. He posted a pin at 1:35 of his bout at 133 against Coe and then backed that up with a 19-3 technical fall at 141 against the Iowa State Club Team.
Dicks is now 11-6 on the season and his 11 victories are tops on Concordia.
Ty Johnson had the other win against Coe and, like Dick, his also came via a pin. He put his opponent’s shoulders on the mat at the 45-second mark of his match at 149. The win was Johnson’s eighth of the year and he is now 8-6 on the year.
In their match with the Iowa State Club Team, the Cobbers won the first four matches and then four of the final five bouts to come away with a 31-point victory.
The Cobbers won three bouts by a pin, two by a technical fall, two by forfeit and one by a decision.
Freshman Jake Nohre started the team meet by winning 4-0 at 125. Cole Kubesh won on a forfeit before Dick earned his technical fall and then Ben Baumgartner recorded a pin at the 38-second mark in his match at 149 to give CC a 20-0 lead.
Joe Heinz started the second half of Concordia’s back end winning streak by earning a forfeit at 165. Jacob Johnson claimed a 2-0 decision at 174 to push the margin to 29-3. After the Cyclones won at 184, Ethan Kimber recorded a technical fall at 197 and then Kody Van Den Eykel pinned his opponent at 285.
WHAT’S NEXT: Concordia will continue with their incredibly tough dual-meet schedule when they compete in the NWCA National Duals Meet on Jan. 4-5 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Coe 30 Concordia-Moorhead 12
125 – Brady Wilsie (Coe) over Jake Nohre (Conc) Maj 13-2
133 – aaron dick (Conc) over Fletcher Green (Coe) Fall 1:35
141 – Brady Ruden (Coe) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
149 – ty johnson (Conc) over Brady Ruden (Coe) Fall 0:45
157 – Josh Gerke (Coe) over Patrick Griffin (Conc) Maj 13-4
165 – Nate Olsen (Coe) over Joseph Heinz (Conc) Dec 18-12
174 – Jake Voss (Coe) over Jake Johnson (Conc) Dec 8-2
184 – Josh Edel (Coe) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Dec 9-7
197 – Andrew Holladay (Coe) over Ethan Kimber (Conc) Maj 10-2
285 – Brennan Koerperich (Coe) over Bryce Kallenbach (Conc) Dec 5-2
Concordia-Moorhead 40 Iowa State University WC 9
125 – Jake Nohre (Conc) over Devon Noer (ISUWC) Dec 4-0
133 – Cole Kubesh (Conc) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
141 – aaron dick (Conc) over Alec Clark (ISUWC) TF 19-3
149 – ben baumgartner (Conc) over Louis Howlett (ISUWC) Fall 0:38
157 – Kevin Foley (ISUWC) over Patrick Griffin (Conc) Dec 9-2
165 – Joseph Heinz (Conc) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
174 – Jake Johnson (Conc) over Chase Reising (ISUWC) Dec 2-0
184 – Cullin Brendeland (ISUWC) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Fall 6:35
197 – Ethan Kimber (Conc) over Luke Kliegl (ISUWC) TF 17-1
285 – Kody Vandeneykel (Conc) over Christopher Aschenbrenner (ISUWC) Fall 1:40
Wartburg 54 Concordia-Moorhead 0
125 – Connor Cleveland (War) over Jake Nohre (Conc) Dec 10-3
133 – Brennen Doebel (War) over aaron dick (Conc) Fall 0:43
141 – Martine Sandoval (War) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf
149 – Cross Cannone (War) over ben baumgartner (Conc) TF 17-1
157 – Logan Thomsen (War) over Patrick Griffin (Conc) Fall 2:34
165 – Mike Ross (War) over Joseph Heinz (Conc) Fall 2:28
174 – Eric Devos (War) over Jake Johnson (Conc) TF 19-2
184 – Tyler Lutes (War) over nick gravdahl (Conc) Fall 1:58
197 – Kyle Fank (War) over Kody Vandeneykel (Conc) TF 21-2
285 – Lance Evans (War) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf