Seven Podium Finishes for Cobbers On Day 2 at Upper Midwest Regional

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — It was a tough Saturday for Concordia on Day 2 of the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Meet. The Cobbers entered the day with seven athletes still holding on to hopes of earning a trip to the NCAA National Meet. Unfortunately for the Cobbers, when the bus rolled out of Eau Claire in the late afternoon, there were no tickets on board for nationals.

While Concordia wasn’t able to advance any wrestlers to nationals, the Cobbers did have seven wrestlers record podium finishes for placing in the Top 8 of their weight class. The seven podium finishes helped CC record a total of 76.5 points which earned them eighth place in the final team standings.

Freshman Ty Bisek and junior Gabe Zierden came the closest for Concordia. Both nationally-ranked wrestlers lost in the third-place match which would have earned them a spot at the DIII National Meet.

Bisek, who advanced to the semifinals at 133 on Friday, lost a tight 6-3 decision to No.2-seed Tyler Fleetwood of Wis.-Eau Claire. Bisek responded with an overtime win in the consolation semifinals to earn a spot in the third-place match. Bisek trailed 4-2 late in the third period and went for a shot to get the 2-point takedown, but got caught and ended up losing 6-3.

Zierden needed to win three matches on Saturday to get to nationals at 197. He opened with a 5-2 decision in the consolation quarterfinals. He then moved on to face No.6-seeded Chad Richards of Wis.-Platteville in the consolation semifinals. Zierden outlasted Richards by getting the decisive takedown in the third period and pulling away with an 11-7 decision. Zierden’s regional meet was ended when he lost by a fall to No.1-seeded Beau Yineman of Wis.-Oshkosh in the third-place bout.

Senior Bret Wilson was one of the last three Cobbers left in the regional. He needed three wins on Day 2, and started his trek by beating Alexander Streuder of Wis.-Platteville 9-4 in the consolation quarters at 165. Wilson then lost in the sudden victory period in the consolation semifinals and fell in the fifth-place bout to finish in sixth place.

Kellen Schauer (149), Ayden Friese (184) and Chase Dockter (285) all placed seventh in their weight classes, while Tyler Bents was eighth at 157.

NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional Results

NCAA DIII Regional Upper Midwest Results for Concordia College

125- Cole Kubesh (5-15) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Luca Paladino (UW-Stevens Point) 11-11 decision over Cole Kubesh (Concordia) 5-15 (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 1 – Cole Kubesh (Concordia) 5-15 tech fall over Loren Semler (Carthage College) 4-20 (TF-1.5 4:15 (17-1))
Cons. Round 2 – Luc Valdez (UW-Oshkosh) 2-1 tech fall over Cole Kubesh (Concordia College) 5-15 (TF-1.5 4:20 (16-0))

133- Ty Bisek (27-6) placed 4th and scored 13.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ty Bisek (Concordia College) 26-4 fall over Coleman Burgess (Lakeland University) 0-2 (Fall 1:24)
Quarterfinal – Ty Bisek (Concordia College) 26-4 decision over Sawyer Sarbacker (UW-La Crosse) 10-6 (Dec 1-0)
Semifinal – Tyler Fleetwood (UW-Eau Claire) 23-5 decision over Ty Bisek (Concordia College) 27-6 (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Semi – Ty Bisek (Concordia) 27-6 sudden victory – 1 over Ethan Harsted (Wheaton College (Illinois)) 2-3 (SV-1 13-11)
3rd Place Match – Zach Thompson (UW-Platteville) 15-7 decision over Ty Bisek (Concordia College) 27-6 (Dec 6-3)

141- Cade Lundeen (5-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Licht (UW-Platteville) 10-2 tech fall over Cade Lundeen (Concordia) 5-11 (TF-1.5 4:09 (21-3))
Cons. Round 1 – Dakarai Clay (UW-Whitewater) 23-9 major decision over Cade Lundeen (Concordia) 5-11 (MD 10-2)

149- Kellen Schauer (19-12) placed 7th and scored 8.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kellen Schauer (Concordia College) 18-11 fall over Gianni Rago (MSOE) 1-2 (Fall 1:48)
Quarterfinal – Jake Burford (UW-Whitewater) 24-5 decision over Kellen Schauer (Concordia College) 18-11 (Dec 8-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Kellen Schauer (Concordia) 18-11 major decision over Zach Kolb (Elmhurst College) 1-2 (MD 10-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Jake Mandt (UW-La Crosse) 18-14 decision over Kellen Schauer (Concordia College) 19-12 (Dec 7-1)
7th Place Match – Kellen Schauer (Concordia College) 19-12 decision over Bryce Jankowski (UW-Oshkosh) 2-3 (Dec 11-6)

157- Tyler Bents (13-16) placed 8th and scored 7.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Bents (Concordia College) 13-14 fall over Julian Mares (St. John’s) 4-15 (Fall 0:24)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Shilson (Augsburg University) 2-0 major decision over Tyler Bents (Concordia) 13-14 (MD 10-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Tyler Bents (Concordia College) 13-14 major decision over Max Sanderfoot (MSOE) 1-2 (MD 9-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Jack O’Donnell (Concordia Wisconsin) 4-2 major decision over Tyler Bents (Concordia) 13-16 (MD 15-7)
7th Place Match – Nate Stokhaug (UW-Oshkosh) 3-2 sudden victory – 1 over Tyler Bents (Concordia College) 13-16 (SV-1 5-3)

165- Bret Wilson (12-14) placed 6th and scored 12.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Bret Wilson (Concordia College) 11-12 fall over David Aragon (Lakeland University) 0-2 (Fall 4:41)
Quarterfinal – Preston Morgan (UW-Oshkosh) 2-0 decision over Bret Wilson (Concordia College) 11-12 (Dec 10-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Bret Wilson (Concordia College) 11-12 fall over Quinn Hoopman (Concordia Wisconsin) 1-2 (Fall 1:17)
Cons. Round 3 – Bret Wilson (Concordia College) 12-14 decision over Alexander Strueder (UW-Platteville) 13-16 (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Semi – Matt Rogge (Augsburg University) 3-2 sudden victory – 1 over Bret Wilson (Concordia) 12-14 (SV-1 6-4)
5th Place Match – Jeff Nugent (Elmhurst College) 4-2 fall over Bret Wilson (Concordia College) 12-14 (Fall 2:28)

174- Kaden Spindler (15-12) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Spindler (Concordia College) 15-12 decision over Ben Gilbertson (St. John’s) 21-16 (Dec 8-1)
Quarterfinal – Ben Sarasin (University Of Chicago) 23-1 major decision over Kaden Spindler (Concordia) 15-12 (MD 15-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Kobe Gilbert (Carthage College) 15-18 fall over Kaden Spindler (Concordia) 15-12 (Fall 1:48)

184- Ayden Friese (19-14) placed 7th and scored 8.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Ayden Friese (Concordia) 18-13 major decision over Matthew Crowley (Lakeland) 0-2 (MD 8-0)
Quarterfinal – Jarrit Shinhoster (UW-Whitewater) 26-2 fall over Ayden Friese (Concordia College) 18-13 (Fall 2:02)
Cons. Round 2 – Ayden Friese (Concordia College) 18-13 fall over Scott Anderson (Elmhurst College) 1-2 (Fall 6:42)
Cons. Round 3 – Evan Lawrence (UW-Eau Claire) 30-9 tech fall over Ayden Friese (Concordia) 19-14 (TF-1.5 5:38 (15-0))
7th Place Match – Ayden Friese (Concordia College) 19-14 decision over Patrick Curran (UW-Oshkosh) 2-3 (Dec 3-2)

197- Gabriel Zierden (12-6) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Gabriel Zierden (Concordia) 10-5 tech fall over Levi Henry (St. John’s) 5-18 (TF-1.5 3:19 (18-0))
Quarterfinal – Beau Yineman (UW-Oshkosh) 2-0 major decision over Gabriel Zierden (Concordia) 10-5 (MD 13-5)
Cons. Round 2 – Gabriel Zierden (Concordia) 10-5 fall over everett Ashley (Pacific University (Oregon)) 3-2 (Fall 6:08)
Cons. Round 3 – Gabriel Zierden (Concordia) 12-6 decision over Jackson Punzel (Wheaton College (Illinois)) 2-3 (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Semi – Gabriel Zierden (Concordia College) 12-6 decision over Chad Richards (UW-Whitewater) 17-9 (Dec 11-7)
3rd Place Match – Beau Yineman (UW-Oshkosh) 4-1 fall over Gabriel Zierden (Concordia College) 12-6 (Fall 2:30)

285- Chase Dockter (15-9) placed 7th and scored 8.5 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Chase Dockter (Concordia) 14-8 fall over Mason Kochersperger (Carthage College) 2-1 (Fall 2:14)
Quarterfinal – Tyler Kim (Augsburg University) 2-0 sudden victory – 1 over Chase Dockter (Concordia) 14-8 (SV-1 3-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Chase Dockter (Concordia College) 14-8 major decision over Noah Nieberle (MSOE) 1-2 (MD 8-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Brett Schoenherr (UW-Platteville) 17-17 decision over Chase Dockter (Concordia College) 15-9 (Dec 2-1)
7th Place Match – Chase Dockter (Concordia) 15-9 decision over Mason Kochersperger (Carthage) 2-3 (Dec 3-1)

Final Team Scores

  1. Augsburg University – 163.5
  2. UW-Eau Claire – 143.0
  3. UW-La Crosse – 133.5
  4. UW-Platteville – 113.0
  5. University Of Chicago – 100.5
  6. UW-Oshkosh – 92.5
  7. UW-Whitewater – 85.0
  8. Concordia-Moorhead – 76.5
  9. Elmhurst College – 71.5
  10. UW-Stevens Point – 58.5
  11. Wheaton College – 40.0
  12. Aurora Universtiy – 34.0

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