Northern State Dual - January 19, 7:00pm
Recap - Dual Results
State Dual Meet Recap
Cobbers Beat NCAA Division
II Northern State for Second Consecutive Year.
ABERDEEN, S.D.-- For the
second consecutive year Concordia wrestled NCAA Division II foe Northern
State in a dual match, and for the second straight year the Cobbers scored
27 points their way to a victory.
This year, Concordia won
six of the ten matches and claimed a 27-15 victory. The win improves the
Cobbers' dual match record to 4-1 this season. Concordia recently went
3-1 at the Terry Haws Dual Tournament held at St. John's.
The match was decided in
the final four individual bouts of the night. After falling behind 12-6
after the first four matches, the Cobbers claimed two victories by forfeit
to take the lead at 18-12. With the match hanging in the balance, Thane
Taylor (Fr., St. Cloud, Minn.), Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville,
Minn.) and David Ahmed (So., Conrad, Mont.) all won their match
by a decision and Concordia was able to prevail by the 12-point margin.
Taylor, wrestling at 141,
came from behind in the final minute of the third period to scratch out
a 6-5 win. After Dustin Weege (Fr., Buffalo, Minn.) fell at 149,
Rahrlien pulled away in the third period to win going away 7-3 at 157.
Ahmed then had a near-fall in the first period to take a 7-4 lead and ended
up winning 7-5 at 165.
Rahrlien has now won nine
of his 10 matches since the Christmas break.
The lone win in the first
three individual matches came at 197 when Concordia senior Dennis Kline
(Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) pinned Todd Naasz in the second period. For
Kline it is his seventh win since the start of the New Year. He is now
7-1 in his last eight matches.
Smokey McBride (So.,
Eagan, Minn.) and Wes Graff (So., Mankato, Minn.) notched the other
two victories for the Cobbers. Both wrestlers won by forfeit.
Concordia will host a dual
match double header on Saturday, January 22. The Cobbers will take on MSU-Moorhead
at 6:00pm in a match postponed from December 8 and then square off against
St. John's at 7:30pm.
State Dual Results
Dual Meet Results
Concordia College 27 - Northern
174 - Matt Englund
(NSU) dec. Mitch Gabrielson (CC) 9-2 0-3
184 - Andy Sinclair
(NSU) pinned Luke Ruess (CC) 00:58 0-9
197 - Dennis Kline
(CC) pinned Todd Naasz (NSU) 2:42 6-9
HWT - Jess Hockley
(NSU) dec. Matt Gasteski (CC) 5-3 OT 6-12
125 - Smokey McBride
(CC) wins by forfeit
133 - Wes Graff (CC)
wins by forfeit
141 - Thane Taylor
(CC) dec Charles Schimmel (NSU) 6-5 21-12
149 - R.C. Sisson
(NSU) dec. Dustin Weege (CC) 7-3
157 - Lee Rahrlien
(CC) dec. Spencer Dockery (NSU) 7-3 24-15
165 - David Ahmed
(CC) dec. Jason Hill (NSU) 7-5
Total CC 27-15
Individual Match Recaps:
174 pound match-up
Matt Englund NSU, Mitch
1st Period: NSU 4, CC 1
2nd Period: NSU 6, CC 1
3rd Period: NSU 9, CC 2
Matt Englund put the Wolves
up 3-0 after the first match of the night as he defeated Mitch Gabrielson
9-2 at the 174 weight class.
184 pound match-up
Andy Sinclair NSU, Luke
Andy Sinclair pinned Luke
Ruess at 00:58 to put the Wolves up 9-0 early in the match.
197 pound match-up
Todd Naasz NSU, Dennis Kline
Dennis Kline CC, pinned
Todd Naasz at 2:42 to pull the Cobbers within three at 9-6 after three
Jess Hockley NSU, Matt Gastecki
1st Period: NSU 1, CC 2
2nd Period: NSU 1, CC 3
3rd Period: NSU 3, CC 3
Stalling called on CC with
under 30 seconds to go.
Overtime Period: NSU 5,
Jess Hockley took down Matt
Gastecki 12 seconds into overtime to pick up the come from behind win and
put the Wolves up 12-6 four
125 Pound match-up
133 Pound match-up
144 Pound match-up
Charles Schimmel NSU, Thane
1st Period: NSU 2, CC 4
2nd Period: NSU 2, CC 4
3rd Period: NSU 5, CC 6
Schimmel near fall 1:10
left 3rd put him up 5-4, but after a penalty point for stalling and a riding
time point Thane Taylor took the 6-5 win and put his team up 21-12.
149 Pound match-up
R.C. Sisson NSU, Dustin
1st Period: NSU 2, CC 2
2nd Period: NSU 4, CC3
3rd Period: NSU 7, CC 3
Sisson scored a reverse
with under ten seconds to go in period two to put him up 4-3. He then added
an early reverse in period three to go up for good and win 7-3 making the
score 21-15 in favor of the Cobbers.
157 Pound match-up
Spencer Dockery NSU, Lee
1st Period: NSU 1, CC 4
2nd Period: NSU 3, CC 4
3rd Period: NSU 3, CC 7
Lee Rahrlien used an escape
and a reversal in the third period to get the win and put the Cobbers up
24-15 with one match to go.
165 Pound match-up
Jason Hill NSU, David Ahmed
1st Period: NSU 4, CC 7
2nd Period: NSU 5, CC 7
3rd Period NSU 5, CC 7
David Ahmed picked three
points for a near fall late in the first period to take an early 7-4 lead
heading into the second period. Hill pulled with two with an escape late
in the second period to make it 7-5. In the third there were no points
scored as Ahmed won the match 7-5 giving the Cobbers a 27-15 win.