Bisek heads group of 7 to advance to day 2 at NCAA Regional

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.

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NWCA Division III Poll – February 18, 2022

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.

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Augsburg 29 Concordia-Moorhead 12

Auggies close regular season with 29-12 win

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Winning seven of the 10 bouts in the dual, including five by bonus-point margins, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team closed its regular season with a 29-12 win over Concordia College-Moorhead on Saturday afternoon.

Augsburg, ranked No. 4 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III tournament national ranking and No. 8 in the NWCA’s Division III dual-meet rankings, split the first six bouts of the dual with Concordia, ranked No. 29 in the NWCA dual-meet rankings. The Auggies won the final four bouts of the dual, with two major decisions and a pin, to produce the final 17-point margin of victory.

Parker Venz (FY, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) scored the lone pin of the day for the Auggies, with a 37-second match-ender at 197 pounds over Connor Choupek. Now 18-11 on the season, Venz has claimed 13 victories by pin.

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Cobbers Build Steam In Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Concordia finished off the multi-team invitational portion of its 2022 schedule by placing six wrestlers on the podium at the Don Parker Open hosted by Wis.-Eau Claire.

“Our guys really wrestled hard and we’re building steam for the regional,” head coach Quincy Osborn commented.

Ty Bisek continues to grow in his first season of college wrestling. The freshman from New London, Minn. won all five of his matches and claimed the title in the 133-lb weight class. He was one of two Cobbers to finish in the Top 3 of their weight class at the meet. Junior Chase Dockter placed second in the heavyweight division after going 3-1.

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Concordia 28 Jamestown 16

A Big, Beautiful, Bonus-Point Bonanza Win Over Jamestown

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia lived by the old wrestling adage, “team points are good, bonus team points are even better,” in its 28-16 win over Jamestown in Memorial Auditorium.

The Cobbers claimed six of the 10 individual bouts in the match, but four of those victories were of the bonus-point variety. The Jimmies were only able to come up with a pair of bonus-point wins as CC beat Jamestown for the sixth straight time.

The win pushes the Cobbers’ dual-meet mark above the .500 mark. Concordia is now 6-5 in dual meets. Jamestown ends its dual-meet season with a 6-6 mark.

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NWCA Division III Poll – January 27, 2022

Manheim, PA – On Thursday the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released their fifth set of regular-season rankings. This is in advance of a busy week of competition highlighted by the top Division III wrestling rivalry, the “Battle of the Burgs” where #8/#4 Augsburg hosts #6/#1 Wartburg. This weekend’s slate also includes one of the top DIII tournaments in the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational.

Wartburg remains at the top of the Top 25 Tournament poll while Loras jumps from #2 into the top spot in the Top 30 Dual poll with their 9-0 record. North Central (#4/#2) and Wabash (#5/#3) continue to be the only two schools that find themselves ranked in the top five of both polls.

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