Rochester CTC 21 Concordia 18

An Ache In The Back At The End

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia won four of the first seven matches in their dual with Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) and built a comfortable 18-9 lead with only three bouts left on the schedule. Unfortunately for the Cobbers, they weren’t able to come up with a dual clincher, lost the last three bouts and fell 21-18.

The meet was the first scored competition of the year for Concordia. RCTC, who won the Junior College National Championship last year and is ranked third in the nation this year, is now 2-0 in dual meets. The Yellowjackets other win came against the Cobbers’ next opponent – Cornell (Iowa).

The teams alternated wins in the first seven with the Cobbers grabbing an 18-9 lead by virtue of pins from Cade Lundeen and No.8-ranked Gabe Zierden.

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Auggies win 20 of 26 matches against the Yellowjackets

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning 20 of 26 bouts, including 14 by bonus-point margins, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team dominated in a non-scored dual meet against Rochester Community and Technical College on Friday evening at Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg, winners of the most recent NCAA Division III national title in 2019, had 19 wrestlers compete in 26 bouts on Friday. Of the 19 wrestlers, 14 were first-years and sophomores. The Auggies claimed six pins, four technical falls, four major decisions and a forfeit among their 20 victories over the Yellowjackets, the 2020 National Junior College Athletic Association national champions.

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RCTC Wrestling Expects An Even Stronger 2021

The Yellowjackets are aiming at winning it all this season

ROCHESTER, Minn. – After bringing home a national title last season, the RCTC wrestling team isn’t willing to settle for anything less this year. There have been so many uncertainties over the last year, but the Yellowjackets are certain they have a solid roster.

“We have a good combination of returners,” said Travis Rutt. “A lot of leadership returning along with some pretty good impact freshmen.”

The roster is set, the schedule has been made and the Yellowjackets are eager to get back on the mat and compete.

“We’re getting in shape,” Matt Frost said. “We can just keep going harder and harder every day and lead us up to that national tournament.” View/continue reading at →