Concordia-Moorhead 31, Saint John’s 12

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – No. 22 Concordia-Moorhead won seven matches in a 31-12 win over Saint John’s on Friday, Jan. 25, in Collegeville.

Junior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) improved to 21-2 this season, his 10th consecutive win and 19th in his last 20 matches, with a 6-1 decision at 133 pounds for SJU (1-4 dual record). Ahead 2-1 late in the match, Becker was awarded a point for stalling with 49 seconds left, escaped and recorded a takedown for good measure to seal the victory.

Junior Jerod Novak (Aitkin, Minn.) brought the Johnnies to within three (12-9) with a pin at 157 pounds, but the Cobbers (7-3 dual record) answered with three straight bonus-point wins to clinch the dual win.

Senior Luke Dodd (Apple Valley, Minn./Eastview) won his fifth straight bout, moving his season record to 11-3, with a grueling 5-4 victory at 197 pounds.

SJU hosts the annual North Country Open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in Sexton Arena. The tournament will showcase over 150 wrestlers from across the Upper Midwest, including Division I Minnesota, North Dakota State and South Dakota State, as well as Division II St. Cloud State and top-ranked (Division III) Augsburg.

Concordia competes next at the Don Parker Open in Eau Claire, Wisc. on Saturday, February 2nd.

Concordia-Moorhead 31, Saint John’s 12
125: Jake Nohre (CON) dec. Josh Clark, 9-4 [0-3]
133: Noah Becker (SJU) dec. Ben Bogart, 6-1 [3-3]
141: Bret Wilson (CON) dec. Anthony Hennen, 9-2 [3-6]
149: Ty Johnson (CON) pinned Andrew Smith, 6:16 [3-12]
157: Jerod Novak (SJU) pinned Innocent Nsengiyumva, 3:49 [9-12]
165: Travis Deegan (CON) tech. fall Caleb Jungling, 17-1/5:31 [9-17]
174: Kaden Spindler (CON) major dec. Jacob Scherber, 17-5 [9-21]
184: Nick Gravdahl (CON) major dec. Dominic Skawiniak, 15-4 [9-25]
197: Luke Dodd (SJU) dec. Jake Arends, 5-4 [12-25]
285: Noah Carter (CON) pinned J.W. Windsor, 6:21 [12-31]

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