MSU Moorhead 20, Concordia 19

Dragons Rally for Thrilling 20-19 Win over Rival Concordia

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team rallied from a 16-6 deficit with wins in four of the final five matches to earn a thrilling 20-19 win over crosstown rival Concordia in a nonconference dual Thursday at Nemzek Fieldhouse. After several frustrating close losses, MSUM beat the Cobbers for the first time since the 2010 season.

MSUM improved to 1-3 on the year with the win while Concordia fell to 5-4.

Sophomores Justin Dravis (165) and Evan Foster (174) helped complete the comeback for the Dragons, which received a huge momentum boost from a pin from senior Zach Scott at 149.

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Division 3 Tournament & Dual Team Polls and Individual Rankings

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team dual meet, team tournament, and individual rankings have been released. There were quite a few changes in each poll after all the action that took place over the weekend at the US Marine Corps/NWCA Multi-Division National Duals Championships in Louisville, KY. Wartburg sits atop the Team Dual Poll after winning the Division III Championship over Augsburg, while Augsburg holds the #1 ranking in the Team Tournament Poll.

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Cobbers Post A Winning Record To Start 2020

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Concordia won its first two dual matches at the University of Dubuque Jim Fox Duals but then lost to host Dubuque to finish the day with a 2-1 record.

The Cobbers downed Milw. School of Engineering 35-18 and then cruised to a 41-9 over Fontbonne to set up the match of the tournament with the Spartans who were also 2-0 heading into the final dual of the day. Dubuque was able to come away with three key decision wins by a total of four points and won 28-15.

Concordia completes a 2-dual tournament swing where they go 5-1. CC is now 5-3 in dual meets on the year.

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Concordia goes 3-0 at Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf Duals

LINCOLN, NEB. — Even a broken-down bus couldn’t slow down Concordia as they came away with three dominant wins and went 3-0 at the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolf duals.

Concordia started the day by cruising to a 55-0 win over Fontbonne (Mo.) and then followed that up with a decisive 41-10 victory over host Neb. Wesleyan before finishing the day with a resounding 30-8 win over Buena Vista.

The duals wins are the first of the year for the Cobbers who opened with a pair of Division II opponents. Concordia is now 3-2 in duals this season.

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