Osborn Announces Cobbers’ 2022-23 Recruiting Class

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia head coach Quincy Osborn announced his incoming class for the 2022-23 season.

The class features four individual state champions, six individual state place winners and the 12 new Concordia student-athletes had a cumulative grade point average of over 3.50.

“This is the type of class that can help us get over the top and sustain our academic and athletic success,” Osborn said. “They really fit with our culture and I can’t wait to get them on campus in the fall.”

In addition to the multiple state champions and state place winners, the incoming class features wrestlers from five different states and eight different potential college weight classes.

Below is the complete list of the Concordia wrestling 2022-23 recruiting class:

Kie Anderson
Hometown/High School
: Jackson County, Minn./Jackson County Central HS
Potential College Weight Class: 125
High School Honors: 2022 Minnesota Class A State Champion at 125, 2021 Minnesota Class A State 3rd Place at 113, 2-time Academic All-State First Team and AAA Award winner.
Personal Plans to major in Biology
Why Concordia: “I was really impressed by the program and the people working at Concordia. Everyone was helpful and it seemed like it fit me.”

Austin Defoe
Hometown/High School
: Ashland, Wis./Ashland HS
Potential College Weight Class: 133
High School Honors: 2-time state qualifier where he finished third and fifth, 3-time regional champ, 4-time sectional qualifier, sectional champ, 4-time All-Conference with a 124-21 career record.
Personal Plans to major in Psychology
Why Concordia: “Because I really like coach Q (Head Coach Quincy Osborn), I really like the team and where the college is. I just feel like it’s the right place for me.”

Mekhi Dennis
Hometown/High School
: West Fargo, N.D./West Fargo Sheyenne HS
Potential College Weight Class: 149
High School Honors: 3-time North Dakota state qualifier at 138(2x) and 152, ranked fourth in the EDC in 2022 at 152, 2-time team captain and Ace Scholarship recipient for both North and South Dakota.
Personal Plans to major in Pre-Medicine
Why Concordia: “It was the best for school and wrestling program for me in changing up my wrestling style and learning new techniques. I’m excited to start college, and even more excited to step into the world of college wrestling.”

Demetry Hoseth
Hometown/High School
: Dillingham, Alaska/Dillingham HS
Potential College Weight Class: 141
High School Honors: 2-time Alaska State AA Champion at 135, Alaska State AA 3rd place at 126, 2-time Alaska/USAW State Champion at 145 and Dillingham HS Student of the Year.
Personal Plans to major in Pre-Medicine
Why Concordia: “I chose Concordia College and Cobber wrestling because it felt like the best place for me to continue my academic and athletic career. I am excited to meet new people this school year and to start my journey as a collegiate athlete.”

Rhett Hudoba
Hometown/High School
: Ogilvie, Minn./Ogilvie HS
Potential College Weight Class: 165
High School Honors: Minnesota Class AA State Qualifier at 160, 2-time All-Conference, 2-time Academic All-State – Second Team and Third Team, AAA Award winner, Valedictorian at Ogilvie HS.
Personal Plans to major in Applied Physics and Business Management
Why Concordia: “Coach Q (Head Coach Quincy Osborn) and the rest of the Concordia staff are all very supportive and helpful, which in my opinion is very important because these are the people that are going to help you succeed.

Brady Kasprick
Hometown/High School
: Thief River Falls, Minn./Thief River Falls HS
Potential College Weight Class: 157
High School Honors: Minnesota Class AA State Champion at 145, Minnesota Class AA State Qualifier – Blood Round, USAW Pre-Season Nationals All-American, NHSCA Nationals – Blood Round, 2-time Academic All-State – First Team and Honorable Mention and 3-time Academic All-Section.
Personal Plans to major in Business
Why Concordia: “I felt like Coach Osborn is a great coach for my style of wrestling and I think he can guide me to my goals. The academic at Concordia are great and will prepare me for my future plans. I knew a lot of the guys on the team already, including an old teammate, Thief River Falls has had a great tradition going to Concordia, and one of my assistant coaches who has really meant a lot to me is a Cobber alum. With all of that, it made it a really easy choice to want to be a Cobber!”

Zach Pribyl
Hometown/High School
: Maple Lake, Minn./Maple Lake HS
Potential College Weight Class: 149
High School Honors: Minnesota Class AA State Place -Winner at 126, Minnesota Class AA State Qualifier – Blood Round, team captain
Personal Plans to major in Biology or Chemistry
Why Concordia: “Because of how nice the campus is. The size of the campus reminds me of home and the student-teacher ratios will allow me to get a student-teacher bond.”

Alex Repelje
Hometown/High School
: Edmonds, Wash./Edmonds-Woodway HS
Potential College Weight Class: 149
High School Honors: 2022 Washington Class AAA State Champion at 152, 2020 Washington Class AAA State Champion at 138
Personal Plans to major in Chemistry or Biochemistry
Why Concordia: “For the academics and the location.”

Aiden Ruddy
Hometown/High School
: Breckenridge, Minn./Breckenridge HS
Potential College Weight Class: 157
High School Honors: 2022 Minnesota State A 5th Place at 152, 2020 Section Champion at 145, Phil Canfield Award winner for excelling in academics and athletics and AAA Award winner.
Personal Plans to major in Education
Why Concordia: “It was the most supportive school in my school search, and was able to answer all my questions. I want to coach wrestling as well as teach after college, and I felt that it would give me adequate experience to do both.”

Xander Spray
Hometown/High School
: West Fargo, N.D./West Fargo Sheyenne HS
Potential College Weight Class: 133
High School Honors: 2022 North Dakota Class A 3rd Place at 132, 2022 North Dakota EDC Champion at 132, 2021 Rumble on the Red Place-Winner at 132, 5-time Academic All-State and 3-time Student Congress Place-Winner.
Why Concordia: “Because I liked the coaches and the program.”

Mason Swanson
Hometown/High School
: Willmar, Minn./Willmar HS
Potential College Weight Class: 285
High School Honors: 2-time Minnesota Class AAA 6th-Place at 220, 2021 Minnesota Christmas Tournament Place-Winner, 2-time section runner-up, 2-time All-Conference, 2-time team captain of team that were section champions and qualified for the Minnesota Class AAA state tournament and Gold Academic Award recipient.
Personal Plans to major in Business
Why Concordia: “I chose Concordia because it felt like home on my visits. I love the area and it feels like Concordia wrestling is on the come up.”

Ethan Waage
Hometown/High School
: Greenbush, Minn./Greenbush-Middle River HS
Potential College Weight Class: 174
High School Honors: Minnesota Class AA 5th-Place at 170, 3-time Minnesota Class AA State Qualifier, 56-14 record in final two seasons of high school and Academic All-State Honorable Mention.
Personal Plans to major in Business Management
Why Concordia: “The coaching staff was great and I saw a team and school that will push me to become the best wrestler, and person, I can be. The environment is awesome and I see nothing hut success there.”

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