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"Concordia Men's Sports - The First One Hundred Years"Next Section
by Vernon Finn Grinaker
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Chapter 7-- The Restless Sixties

| 1960-1961 | 1961-1962 | 1962-1963 | 1963-1964 | 1964-1965 | 1965-1966 | 1966-1967 | 1967-1968 | 1968-1969 | 1969-1970 |

1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

Jake Christiansen coached the 1962 football team to a 5 - 3 - 1 overall record, 3 - 3 - 1 in the conference.  Tri-captains were Charlie McDonald, Dan Loucks and Rich Braun.  Dan Loucks was named the team MVP while Gary Berg, Gary Larsen, Dan Loucks, Julian Gulsvig and Ron Offut were named to the All-Conference team.

Season results were:
Concordia 32  NDAC   13
Concordia 34  Hamline   0
Concordia 28  Macalester   0
Concordia 8  St. Thomas   38
Concordia 14  St. Johnís   31
Concordia 36  Augsburg   24
Concordia 22  Gustavus   38
Concordia 8  UM-Duluth   8
Concordia 36  MSTC    14

The conference standings were:
St. Johnís  7 - 0 - 0
UM-Duluth  5 - 1 - 1
St. Thomas  5 - 2 - 0
Concordia  3 - 3 - 1
Macalester  3 - 4 - 0
Gustavus  2 - 5 - 0
Augsburg  2 - 5 - 0
Hamline  0 - 7 - 0

The football team included Jim Maiola, Denny Orsen, Marsh Haaland, Lyle Stark, Curt Josephson, Charlie McDonald, Rick Torgerson, Raleigh Lillemoe, Dave Johnson, Ron Offutt, Bob Salmi, Mel Undlin, Dan Loucks, Julian Gulsvig, Jerry Nelson, Rich Braun, Ray Toivonen, John Nellermoe, Duane Anderson, Russ Larson, Bob Peulen, Ron Beachy, Jim Knutson, Doug Eckheart, Doug Perry, Tom Wee, Phil Johnson, Darrel Naugle, Buzz Johnson, Bob Nick, Ron Hendrickson, Gary Berg and Jim Herk.

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1962 cross-country team placed third in the MIAC, just two points behind second-place Gustavus.  Place winners were Gary Olson - fourth, Phil Gulstad - 6th and Bob Lindberg - eighth.  Others on the team were Dick Jeffers and Ernie Knapp.

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1962-1963 basketball team, coached by Sonny Gulsvig, had an overall record of 10 - 15, and finished in sixth place in the conference with a 5 - 11 record.  The roster included Lyndon Sonju, Ron Hendrickson, Frank Johnson, Keith Bangs, Bob Nick, Wayne Odell, Rich Jacobson, Tom Dalen, Dick Pett, Gary Larsen, Keith Larson and Rick Larson.

Season results were:
Concordia 63  MSTC    49
Concordia 86  Bemidji   56
Concordia 51  NDSU    55
Concordia 64  St. Johnís   65
Concordia 48  Hamline   71
Concordia 66  Pacific Lutheran  67
Concordia 50  Augsburg   59
Concordia 80  St. Maryís   88
Concordia 73  MSTC    61
Concordia 80  Macalester   64
Concordia 77  Augustana   58
Concordia 85  Valley City   69
Concordia 70  St. Thomas   82
Concordia 75  Gustavus   85
Concordia 67  UM-Duluth   76
Concordia 57  St. Thomas   62
Concordia 76  St. Johnís   79
Concordia 70  Hamline   71
Concordia 71  UM-Duluth   70
Concordia 53  Augsburg   66
Concordia 76  St. Maryís   75
Concordia 70  Macalester   66
Concordia 72  Gustavus   44
 Concordia 62  NDSU    63
Concordia 55  St. Thomas   57
 

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1962 - 1963 wrestling team under Coach Finn Grinaker had an excellent year finishing 9 - 1 - 1 in dual meets and second place in the conference.  Harlan Leopold was the leagueís MVP and finished the season undefeated.  Other team members were Einar Aarsheim, Jim Herk, LeRoy Thompson, Dave Lerberg, Al Smaagaard, Ron Offutt, Fred Volkman, Marc Wermager, Stenberg, Morris Lanning, Jerold Larson, Mike Myhre, Mendi Rashidpoor, Emil Knapp, Jim Reed, and Dan Loucks.
Harlan C. Leopold
'63 MVP Wrestling 1961-1965

Scores for the season were:
Concordia 24  Augsburg   13
Concordia 21  Mayville   11
Concordia 26  NDSU    11
Carleton meet - second place
Luther tournament - sixth place
Concordia 27  Macalester   6
Concordia 31  St. Thomas   5
Concordia 23  Gustavus   12
Concordia 18  St. Johnís   12

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |
The hockey team of 1962 - 1963 was led by Student Coach Bruce Unfried and included Bob Nielson, Glenn Baldwin, Jim LíHeurex, Tom Halvorson, Dick Dorwart, Paul Dorwart, Jeff Addison, Olaf Storaasli, Duncan Wallace, Rick Torgerson and Bill Donley. They finished the season with a 2 - 12 record. See Team Picture |

Scores were:
Concordia 5  Augsburg   2
Concordia 4  Gustavus   0
Concordia 4  Macalester   12
Concordia 3  St. Thomas   4
Concordia 5  Augsburg   2
Concordia 0  St. Johnís   3
Concordia 4  Augsburg   8
Concordia 5  St. Johnís   10
Concordia 1  Bemidji   5
Concordia 1  Hamline   2
Concordia 1  St. Thomas   6

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

Joe Clementson coached the 1962 - 1963 gymnastics team which was 3 - 3 in dual meets and won their own Concordia Invitational.  On the roster were Richard Bogie, Wayne Kuntem, Leland Lipp, Karim Reqai, Dave Hofstad, Jim Holstad, Leigh Johnson and Dave Haugen.

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963 Cobber track team completed a successful season with a third place finish in the MIAC conference meet only 1 1/2 points behind second place Gustavus.  They were coached by Irv Christenson. The team finished no lower than second in nine of the thirteen meets they competed in.  They won the Gustavus, St. Johnís and Concordia Quadrangular meets and also the intercity meet.

Some of the outstanding performers were: Rollie Martinson setting a Concordia record in the pole vault at 14' 1 3/4", Keith Larson who set a Concordia record of 14.9 seconds in the    120 yd. high hurdles and Dean DeKok setting the discus record of 130' 3 3/4".  The roster included Tom Anderson, Ron Letness, Tom Hunt, Doug Perry, Chuck Beck, Rollie Martinson, Ron Stow, Dick Jeffers, Dick Sibley, Rod Shuckhart, Al Rud, Bob Davis, Paul Spilseth, Doug Huff, Gary Olson, Pete Setness, Dean DeKok and Norm Anderson.

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963 tennis team was coached by Don Krause and included John Malvey, Gary Kohls, John Quello, Dan Quello, Bob Philstrom and Larry Gedde.

Their season results were:
Concordia 3  NDSU    6
Concordia 7  MSC    2
Concordia 3  Hamline   6
Concordia 2  Gustavus   5
Concordia 6  MSC    3
Concordia 0  St. Johnís   9
Concordia 3  UND    3
Bison Invitational - second place
Concordia 5  Augsburg   2
Concordia 4  NDSU    5

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963 golf team had only one letterman returning ó Paul Sanderson.  Others on the team, coached by Finn Grinaker, were Jerry Hanson, Tim Pederson, Don Halmrast, Dennis Wells and Paul Dorwart.

The scores reported were:
Concordia 11  Hamline   4
Concordia 18  MSC    11
Concordia and MSU Invitational - third place
NDSU Invitational - seventh place
Morris Invitational - ninth place
UND Invitational - fifth place out of ten teams
Concordia 11  Gustavus   3
Concordia 11  St. Johnís   3
 Bemidji Invitational - ninth place

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1962-1963 | Football | Cross Country | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |
 

Sonny Gulsvig took over the coaching duties for the 1963 baseball team which finished in fourth place in the MIAC.  The conference standings at the end of the season were:

Augsburg   11 - 2
St. Maryís   9 - 4
St. Thomas  7 - 5
Concordia   7 - 6
Hamline   6 - 6
Macalester  5 - 7
Gustavus   4 - 9
St. Johnís   1 - 11

Scores for the team were:
Concordia 8  Hamline   0
Concordia 3  Hamline   1
Concordia 6  MSTC   5
Concordia 1  Gustavus   3
Concordia 1  Gustavus   4
Concordia 9  MSTC   5
Concordia 4  Augsburg   3
Concordia 0  Augsburg   1
Concordia 8  St. Johnís   0
Concordia 4  Macalester  2
Concordia 15  Macalester  3

A tentative starting lineup for the team would be:
Vern Tolo  RF  Dick Johnson  1B
Lyn Nelson  LF  Ron Hausauer  C
Charlie McDonald 2B  Mickey Hoien  SS
Keith Bangs  3B  Stu Bartholomaus C/P
Wayne Odell  P  John Nellermoe
Skeeter Blank  P  Jim Howson  P
Pete Mauritson P
 

Chapter 7

1. Joel Watne, Concordian, November 11, 1960.
2. Glen Temanson, Concordian, December 2, 1960.
3. Pete Hastings, Concordian, September 12, 1961.
4. Concordian, October 21, 1966.
5. Concordian, April 5, 1968.
6. Neal Jeppson, Concordian, April 19, 1968.
 
 

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