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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

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963 football team, under Coach Jake Christiansen, finished the season in second place in the MIAC with a 6 - 1 record, 7 - 2 overall.  The defense yielded only 2.9 yards per rush against MIAC teams.  Captains of the team were Jim Herk, Darrel Naugle and Gary Larsen.
Gary L. Larsen, Football, Basketball 1960-1964

Scores for the season were:
Concordia 8  Parsons College  28
Concordia 36  UMD   16
 Concordia 8  Hamline   0
Concordia 12  Macalester  6
Concordia 34  St. Thoma   6
Concordia 0  St. Johnís   28
Concordia 20  Augsburg   0
Concordia 11  Gustavus   0
Concordia 37  MSTC   6

The conference standings were:
St. Johnís   7 - 0 - 0
Concordia   6 - 1 - 0
Augsburg   4 - 3 - 0
Gustavus   3 - 4 - 0
Hamline   3 - 4 - 0
St. Thomas  3 - 4 - 0
UMD    2 - 5 - 0
Macalester  0 - 7 - 0

On the roster were Jim Herk, Buzz Johnson, Gary Larsen, Rick Torgerson, Darrel Naugle, Douglas Huff, Doug Eckheart, Dave Johnson, Morris Lanning, Russ Larson, Tom Wee, Mel Undlin, Bob Nick, Jim Knutson, Jim Daley, Bob Windel, Merle Hall, Paul Peulen, Bill Donley, Dale Aspengren, Curt Jossart, Dean Dekok, Bob Braun, Dave Heide, Bob Nielsen, Bob Salmi, John Nellermoe, Jerold Larson, Art Hanson, Don Gerhardt, Stu Bartholomaus, Ron Hausauser, Paul Hoseth, Paul Brnyteson, Bob Morstad, Ron Offutt, Raleigh Lillemoe, Phil Johnson, Curt Josephson, Gary Gilberson, John Sletten and Jim Anderson.

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963-1964 basketball team had an overall record of 12 - 14 and finished in fifth place in the conference with a 7 - 9 record.  Sonny Gulsvig was the coach.  The team was comprised of Dale Carlson, Mike Hanson, Jim Lindberg, Bruce Evanson, Pete Mauritsen, Frank Johnson, Dim Dalen, Keith Bangs, Marlin Larson, Lyndon Sonju, Bob Nick, Gary Larsen, Art Lund Keith Larson and Don Gerhardt.

The seasonís results were:
Concordia 73  MSTC   68
Concordia 77  Bemidji   70
Concordia 68  Duluth   85
Concordia 74  Augsburg   83
Concordia 82  Eastern Washington 88
Concordia 77  Eastern Washington 69
Concordia 66  St. Maryís   67
Concordia 62  NDSU   74
Concordia 102  Gustavus   68
 Concordia 59  MSTC   68
Concordia 67  St. Cloud   87
Concordia 81  Mayville   75
Concordia 54  NDSU   72
Concordia 80  St. Thomas  68
Concordia 72  Macalester  74
Concordia 57  St. Johnís   60
Concordia 63  Hamline   76
Concordia 65  UMD   64
Concordia 69  Augsburg   102
Concordia 77  St. Maryís   90
Concordia 54  Macalester  55
Concordia 67  Gustavus   53
Concordia 79  NDSU   74
Concordia 77  St. Thomas  71
Concordia 91  St. Johnís   63
Concordia 98  Hamline   72

Conference standings were:
Augsburg   14 - 2
UMD    13 - 3
St. Maryís   9 - 7
Hamline   8 - 8
Macalester  7 - 9
Concordia   7 - 9
Gustavus   6 - 10
St. Johnís   4 - 12
St. Thomas  13 - 3

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

Joe Clementson was the student coach of the 1963 - 1864 gymnastics team, which included Leo Lipp, Russ Haugen, Rod Shukhart, Lee Stavenger, Gene Gunderson, Jim Hofstad, Jim Magnuson, Langford Larson and Jim Howson.

The only available score was:
Concordia 36  UND    75

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1963-1964 hockey team was led by student coach Bruce Unfried who was voted All-Conference for the second straight year.  The team amassed a 3 - 7 - 1 season record.  On the team were George Mathison, Larry Mathison, John Simpson, Tom Holverson, Bob Katayama, Wayne Orr, Jim LíHeurex, Paul Dorward, Bob Nielsen, Ron Kershner, Bill Donley, Rick Torgerson, Glenn Baldwin and Al Ahlberg.

Scores were:
Concordia 1  St. Johnís   1
Concordia 2  St. Thomas  8
Concordia 1  St. Maryís   10
Concordia 3  Macalester  2
Concordia 2  Augsburg   3
Concordia 5  Augsburg   2
Concordia 1  St. Maryís   8
Concordia 1  Hamline   0
Concordia 0  Bemidji State  10
Concordia 1  Hamline   6
Concordia 6  Moorhead State  10

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

After being nosed out of the conference championship in 1963, the 1963 - 1964 wrestling team came back to win the MIAC conference wrestling title in 1964, scoring 69 points to 58 for runnerup Gustavus.  They won both the Carleton and Luther tournaments.  Finn Grinaker coached the team which included LeRoy Thompson, Doug Dufty, Ron Offutt, Harlan Leopold, Don Peterson, Mike Myhre, Jim Herk, Raleigh Lillemoe, Darrel Naugle, Morris Lanning, Emil Knapp, Mark Budd, Einar Aarsheim, Dave Stenberg, Jim Stover, Marty Thompson, Dennis Johnson, Curt Peterson and Ron Stow.

Dual meet results were:
Concordia  15   Gustavus  12
Concordia  5   MSC   25
Concordia  26   Morris   10
Concordia  22   NDSU   8
Concordia  27   NDSU   5
Concordia  21   St. Johnís  11
Concordia  36   UND   0
Concordia  30   Macalester  6
Concordia  16   Bemidji  17
Concordia  29   Augsburg  10
Concordia  36   St. Johnís  2

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1964 track team coach was Irv Christenson and the co-captains were Rollie Martinson and Tom Hunt.  On the roster were 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, Doub Huff, Gary Olson, Pete Setness, Dean KeKok, and Norm Anderson.  Some of the results for the season were:

NDSU Invitational - placed second behind Western Kentucky
All City - NDSU - 72, Concordia - 54, NDSU Frosh - 42, MSC - 24
UND Invitational - second place
St. Thomas Quadrangular - second place
St. Johnís Quadrangular - second place
Augustana-Rock Island Meet - third place
Macalester Quadrangular - 1st place

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

Finishing as runnerup in the MIAC was the 1964 baseball team coached by Sonny Gulsvig.  For the season, they compiled a 10 - 7 overall record, 8 - 5 in the conference.  Scores for the team were:

Concordia 8  Hamline   5
Concordia 7  Hamline   3
Concordia 5  Gustavus   9
Concordia 9  Gustavus   8
Concordia 0  Augsburg   1
Concordia 0  Augsburg   5
Concordia 12  MSC   14
Concordia 7  NDSU   2
Concordia 4  Macalester  0
Concordia 4  Macalester  1
Concordia 0  St. Maryís   1
Concordia 6  St. Maryís   8
Concordia 11  MSC   12
Concordia 3  St. Thomas  2
Concordia 4  St. Thomas  3
Concordia 13  NDSU   5
Concordia 13  St. Johnís   9

Those on the 1964 baseball team were Mike Hanson, Dale Carlson, Pete Mauritsen, Merle Hall, Paul Brynteson, Brad Martinson, Mark Stageberg, Keith Bangs, Vern Tolo, Curt Josephson, Mickey Hoien, Jim Howsen, Skeeter Blank, Stu Bartholomaus, Glen Baldwin, Ron Hausauer, Rod Olson and John Nellermoe.

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1964 golf team, coached by Finn Grinaker, had Paul Sanderson, Tom Pederson, Don Halmrast, Max Wycisk, Dennis Wells, Don Newlander, Paul Dorwart, Ron Anderson, Mickey Norton, Paul Sletten, Dave Stahl and Dave Pudas on its roster.  Some of their results were:

Seasonís results were:
Cobber-Dragon Invitational - 3rd out of 7 teams
Bison Invitational - 5th out of 13 teams
Morris Invitational - 6th out of 14 teams
Bemidji Invitational - 5th out of 16 teams
MIAC meet - 4th out of 9 teams
(Tom Pederson was the MIAC meet medalist.)
All-City meet - 1st place
(Paul Sanderson was medalist with a 73.)
MIAC triangulars - won 7, lost 1

The conference championship was determined by a combination of standings in the MIAC meet plus the results of the MIAC triangulars.  Points were given for the standings in both types of competition.  More emphasis was given to the MIAC meet than to the triangular competition.

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1963-1964 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Tennis | Gymnastics | All Sports |

The 1964 tennis team was coached by Don Krause and was comprised of Al Zinter, Larry Gedde, Don Quello, Gerald Sandness and John Quello.  Available scores were:

Concordia 1  UND    6
NDSU Invitational - tied for second place
Concordia 4  UND    3
Concordia 5  Duluth    2

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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