Tough Test In Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — No.20-ranked Concordia traveled east and ran into a tough test at the Don Parker BluGold Open hosted by Wis.-Eau Claire. It was one of the final opportunities to prepare for the postseason tournaments. The Cobber athletes got to face off against top competition across all NCAA divisions and five Cobbers managed to grind their way to Top 6 finishes.

The Cobber lightweights were well-represented on the medal stand as 125-pounders Michael Miller and Jake Nohre found spots on the podium. Joining those two in receiving honors for his performance was freshman 141-pounder Bret Wilson, who tied for the team lead in wins on the day.

Miller earned two workmanlike, technically sound, victories to earn sixth place at 125 pounds. His fellow 125-pounder, Nohre, received a bye to the quarterfinals before stamping his ticket to the semis with a dominant 9-0 win. That hot start was good enough for Nohre to claim fourth place.

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Division III Dual Meet Team Ranking – January 30, 2019

Manheim, PA – On Tuesday, the NWCA released it Division III coaches poll. This week showed very little movement with a few teams shuffling at the bottom. No teams dropped out of the top 25 and Augsburg University, the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals Division III champions, continue to hold the top spot with their unblemished 10-0 record.

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Concordia-Moorhead 31, Saint John’s 12

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – No. 22 Concordia-Moorhead won seven matches in a 31-12 win over Saint John’s on Friday, Jan. 25, in Collegeville.

Junior Noah Becker (Browerville, Minn.) improved to 21-2 this season, his 10th consecutive win and 19th in his last 20 matches, with a 6-1 decision at 133 pounds for SJU (1-4 dual record). Ahead 2-1 late in the match, Becker was awarded a point for stalling with 49 seconds left, escaped and recorded a takedown for good measure to seal the victory.

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Division III Dual Meet Team Ranking

Manheim, PA – The NWCA released the sixth edition of their NCAA DIII Dual Meet Team Rankings that showed little change at the top with #1-12 remaining the same, while there was quite a bit of movement in the bottom half with three new schools entering the rankings this week, Concordia-Moorhead, UW-Oshkosh, and UW-Stevens Point.

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Moves Like Jaeger

Freshman Adam Jaeger led Concordia at the Worthington Open as he won the championship in the 157-lb weigh class. Jaeger was one of seven Cobber wrestlers to record a Top 6 finish at the meet.

Jaeger’s title in the 157 pound weight class included four straight match wins, which culminated in a rematch of last year’s Minnesota State High School League state championship match. Jaeger defeated Augustana’s Jacob Tvinnereim 5-3 in an almost exact duplicate of his 3-1 victory over Tvinnereim in the state title bout. The Cobber freshman attributed his stellar performance to wrestling free and loose, a style that helped him outscore his four opponents by a cumulative 22 points.

Jaeger’s victory over Tvinnereim also served as a measure of revenge, as Tvinnereim had defeated fellow Cobber Alex Skaare in a nail-biter earlier in the day. Wrestling at 157, Skaare proved unfazed despite the loss as he joined Jaeger on the podium with a fifth-place finish after posting a 4-1 record on the day. All four of Skaare’s victories came by wide margins as he earned three major decisions and one pin.

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