Dual-Meet Opener Goes South Down The Stretch
ABERDEEN, S.D. — Concordia kicked off its dual-meet season by heading down I-29 to take on Northern State. The Cobbers gained the early momentum by winning two of the first three matches, but then dropped seven straight bouts to lose 37-9 to the Division II Wolves.
Senior Cole Kubesh started the meet for Concordia at 125. He trailed 4-3 after recording a reversal at the start of the second period but then conceded a reversal in the second and a takedown in the third and lost 9-3.
Freshman Ty Bisek has been one of the standouts for the Cobbers in the first two meets of the year. He went 3-2 and finished third at the season-opening Finn Grinaker Cobber Open on Saturday. He carried that success into his first collegiate dual meet.
Bisek had a takedown and a 4-point near fall in the opening period, had another takedown in the second before putting his opponent’s shoulders on the mat at the 6:51 mark. Bisek is now 4-2 on the season and has posted three wins by pin.
Senior Jacob Prunty gave Concordia a 9-6 lead when he rallied to post a 3-2 decision ay 141. Prunty gave up a takedown in the opening period, but tied the score with a reversal from the down position to start the second. Prunty won the match by virtue of riding time.
The victory was Prunty’s first of the season after battling against a pair of tough Division I and II opponents at the FinnGrinaker Cobber Open.
The Cobbers lost the next seven matches in the meet, with six of the bonus-point variety. The closest match down the stretch came at 174 where senior Kaden Spindler lost 6-3. He was tied at 2-2 heading into the third period, but then an escape from the restart and a takedown proved to be the deciding factor in the 3-point loss.
UP NEXT: Concordia will host its home-opening dual meet when they square off against crosstown rival MSU Moorhead on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Northern State 37, Concordia-Moorhead 9
125 – Brenden Salfrank (NSU) dec. Cole Kubesh (CC); 9-3 (NSU leads 3-0)
133 – Ty Bisek (CC) pin Ty Althoff (NSU); 6:51 (CC leads 6-3)
141 – Jacob Prunty (CC) dec. Robert Coyle III (NSU); 3-2 (CC leads 9-3)
149 – Wyatt Turnquist (NSU) pin Kellen Schauer (CC); 3:19 (Tied 9-9)
157 – James Burks (NSU) pin Tyler Bents (CC); 1:43 (NSU leads 15-9)
165 – Caden Moore (NSU) maj. dec. Elijah Hunt (CC); 12-2 (NSU leads 19-9)
174 – Kelby Hawkins (NSU) dec. Kaden Spindler; 6-3 (NSU leads 22-9)
184 – Treyton Cacek (NSU) maj. dec. Ayden Friese (CC); 11-3 (NSU leads 26-9)
197 – Cole Huss (NSU) tech. fall Ross Meskimen (CC); 16-0, 3:08 (NSU leads 31-9)
285 – Joshua Trumble (NSU) pin Austin Ratliff (CC); 3:54 (NSU wins 37-9)
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