Aidan Ruddy of Breckenridge has committed to wrestling for Concordia College next season.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced that Concordia earned Academic Scholar All-American Team honors and a pair of student-athletes received Scholar All-American awards
The Cobbers finished in the Top 20 in all of Division III for team grade point average. Concordia posted a team GPA of 3.608 which was the 18th highest in the nation. The Scholar All-American Team honors mark the eighth time in the past 11 seasons that the award has been handed out, that Concordia achieved All-American Team honors.
The 3.608 overall team GPA is also one of the highest for Concordia in program history.
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.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — The goal of multiple national meet qualifiers is still intact for Concordia after the first day of the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional Meet at Wis.-Eau Claire.
Led by freshman Ty Bisek, the Cobbers had seven wrestlers advance to the second day of the regional.
The seven athletes helped Concordia finish the opening day of the regional with 59.5 team points which puts them in eighth place heading into Day 2. CC is only .50 of a point behind seventh-place and 7.0 points out of the Top 5.
Manheim, PA — On Friday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their sixth and final set of Division III regular-season rankings. This is in advance of next weekend’s regional tournaments. Wartburg finishes the season atop the tournament poll with 87 points followed by North Central (41 pts). Rounding out the top five are #3 Wabash (41.5), #4 Baldwin Wallace (39.5), and #5 Coast Guard (29.5).
The individual rankings saw two new #1s at 125 and 141. Jacob Decatur of Baldwin Wallace takes over as the new #1 at 125 while Mount Union’s Jordin James moved to the top spot at 141.