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12/05 Concordia Falls to MSU-Moorhead 31-6.
Concordia started fast, winning the first match of the meet at 149, but then MSU-Moorhead took control and battled to a 31-6 victory. Cory Winter (Fr., Cannon Falls, MN) gave the Cobbers a 3-0 lead early, as he won by decision over Adam Toso 4-1. The Dragons then proceeded to win eight of the next nine matches and pull away for the win. The lone victory for Concordia in that stretch was put up by JakeWiese (So., Pelican Rapids, MN) at 184. Wiese decisioned Dave Roberts 10-8 in a tightly contested match. Wiese went on top early and then hung on for the two point margin of victory. The other highlight of the meet was the battle at 133 where MSU-Moorhead's Shawn Larson edged out Zack Schroeder (Wahpeton, ND). Both wrestlers traded leads, and Larson was able to wear Schroeder down in the late tages of the match to come away with the decision.
Meet started at 149 pounds
149 Cory Winter CC dec. Adam Toso MSUM (4-1), Concordia 3-0
157 A.Morvari MSUM maj.dec. Jesse Barnacle CC (13-5), MSU-Moorhead 4-3
165 Erik Hageman MSUM dec. Rory Olson CC (9-8), MSU-Moorhead 7-3
174 Travis Nagel MSUM pinned Steve Peterson CC (:59), MSU-Moorhead 13-3
184 Jake Wiese CC dec. Dave Roberts MSUM (10-8), MSU-Moorhead 13-6
197 Erik Wevley MSUM dec. Jon Lowry CC (13-9), MSU-Moorhead 16-6
HWT Scott DCamp MSUM dec. Lance Mumm CC (9-2), MSU-Moorhead 19-6
125 Jerry Pihlaja MSUM dec. Peter Grossarth (11-5), MSU-Moorhead 22-6
133 Shawn Larson MSUM dec. Zack Schroeder CC (12-10), MSU-Moorhead 25-6
141 Mitch Jackson MSUM pinned Aaron Swartz CC (2:46), MSU-Moorhead 31-6
Final Score: MSU-Moorhead 31, Concordia 6
Game Day Preview: Concordia vs. MSU-Moorhead December 5, 2000
Cobbers Battle Dragons
Concordia (0-0 in Duals)
MSU-Moorhead (4-2 in Duals)
Concordia is coming off the Cobber Open where they placed several wrestlers in the semifinals and
had several impressive matches that were determined in the last seconds or by narrow margins. Zack Schroeder (Sr., Wahpeton, ND) and Jesse Barnacle (Fr. Deer River, MN) continue to lead the Cobbers. Schroeder lost a grueling semifinal match at 133 to Reese Boehm of NDSU in the closing seconds, and Barnacle lost in the finals at 157 to Lance Wurm of NDSU. (Wurm is a 3-time MN State High School Champion). This is Concordia's first dual meet of the year.
MSU-Moorhead is coming off an outstanding outing at the Terry Haws Dual
Meet (@ St. John's University) Tournament. The Dragons won the tournament
by beating Southwest State in the championship match 19-18. They also posted
victories over Dakota Wesleyan 27-18 and host St. John's 27-12. MSU-Moorhead
is 4-2 in dual meets.
Besides the wins at the tournament they have also beaten Truman State 47-3. Their losses have come against the University of Mary 27-9 and NCAA Division III powerhouse Augsburg 31-11.
The Marquee Matches:
The duel at 133 should be a great match as the Cobbers send 1999 All MIAC wrestler Zack Schroeder (Sr., Wahpeton) to the mat against either
Jerry Pihlaja (Fr., Osage, MN) or Shawn Larson (So., Wolf Point, MT). The other showdown will be at 157 where Concordia's Jesse Barnacle (Fr., Deer River, MN) will tangle with either Ashkan Morvari (Anchorage, AK) or Ethan Kalita (North Pole, AK). Barnacle beat Kalita in a terrific match at the Cobber Open 5-4 in OT. Morvari is a returning letter winner.
The Little Known Facts:
Concordia had a banner recruiting year as they have nine freshmen on their roster. Moorhead has five players on their roster from Alaska, including Ethan Kalita who hails from North Pole, AK.
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