Bisek Qualifies For Nationals; Leads 7 Cobber Place Winners

MEQUON, Wis. — The road was long – and it wasn’t easy – for Ty Bisek to get to the NCAA National Meet, but in the end, he reached his goal and qualified for his first-ever national meet.

Bisek finished in third place at 133 and was one of seven Cobbers to post a Top 8 finish at the Upper Midwest Regional Meet. The seven place winners helped Concordia finish sixth in the final team standings. The 6th-place team finish is the highest for CC since 2017, when they hosted the meet and finished in second place.

Bisek’s trek to the Top 3, only the Top 3 finishers in each weight class earn a spot at nationals, was made more difficult by his loss in the quarterfinals on Friday. Bisek was forced to win four straight bouts to get to nationals – and he passed the test with flying colors.

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Zierden Leads Cobbers On Day 1 At NCAA Regional

MEQUON, Wis. — Senior Gabe Zierden led Concordia on the opening day of the Upper Midwest Regional Meet held at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

Zierden posted two pins in his first two matches at 197 and was the only Cobber to advance to the semifinals in his weight class.

Zierden is one of seven Cobber wrestlers still alive for a shot at the national meet. Zierden needs only one more win to earn a spot at the NCAA National Meet, while Ty Bisek, Cade Lundeen, Jacob Prunty, Tyler Bents, Elijah Hunt, and Alex Rapelje will all need to win three matches on Saturday to get to nationals.

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Cobbers Primed For Upper Midwest Regional

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The time has finally arrived for No.24-ranked Concordia. The Cobbers are set for their biggest challenge of the year when they participate at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional on Feb. 24-25, beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

Concordia went 6-4 in dual meets this season, but the focus for head coach Quincy Osborn and his staff has always been the regional meet. The Cobbers will be looking to end their 3-year NCAA national qualifier drought – although CC did have Gabe Zierden and Cole Kubesh qualify for the 2020 national meet, which wound up being canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cobbers will bring a pair of nationally-ranked wrestlers and four athletes who have posted 20-win seasons to the region meet in Mequon. This will be the deepest squad that Osborn has brought to a regional meet in his four seasons at the helm of the Cobbers.

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NWCA Division III Poll – February 15, 2023

Manheim, PA – On Wednesday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their sixth and final set of regular season Division III Men’s Coaches Tournament and Dual Polls, as well as national and regional individual rankings.

Wartburg continues to sit at the top of both the Tournament and Dual Top 25 polls. The tournament poll top five remains unchanged and is comprised of #1 Wartburg (69.5 pts), #2 Johnson & Wales (53 pts), #3 Augsburg (48 pts), #4 Baldwin Wallace (47 pts), and finally #5 Loras (34.5 pts).

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