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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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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

In the fall of 1965 the football team took second place in the MIAC with a 5 - 2 record, having an overall record of 6 - 2.  Jake Christiansen was the coach of the team and co-captains were Bob Windell and Bob Braun.  Bob Windell was the teamís MVP and Dave Heide led the MIAC in scoring.
 
David A. Heide, Football 1962-1966

Scores for the season were:
Concordia  28   MSTC   7
Concordia  20   Augsburg  7
Concordia  34   Gustavus  6
Concordia  48   UM-Duluth  2
Concordia  15   Hamline  28
Concordia  54   Macalester  0
Concordia  25   St. Thomas  7
Concordia  0   St. Johnís  10

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

 The football roster included T. Lundin, D. Bluhm, A. Schmidt, M. Hall, M. Lanning, B. Erickson, R. Letness, B. Blessum, L. Larson, D. Gerhardt, B. Braun, D. Heide, R. Sauer, Stu Bartholomaus, L. Gorseth, T. Braaten, R. Anderson, W. Orn, J. Satter, B. Barret, D. DeKok, G. Gilbertson, B. Donley, G. Williams, J. Malvey, B. Carlson, P. Mauritsen, B. Nielson, D. Johnson, K. Fossum, P. Sannes, N. Jeppson, L. Knutson, A. Hansen, B. Johnson, M. Hammond, P. Donley, L. Hanson, D. Hauger, C. Backes, R. Halvorson, P. Hoseth, R. Olson, J. Hovey, D. Hasbargen, D. Harmoning, R. Koelin, P. Doty, R. Rasmus, L. Gullickson, E. Hanson, B. Martin and B. Oyen.

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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

Coach Sonny Gulsvigís 1965-1966 basketball team had an overall record of 11 - 14 and finished in fourth place in the MIAC with a 9 - 7 record.  Those on the team were D. Knutson, K. Holmes, D. Cox, J. Herhusky, M. Hanson, D. Carlson, J. Lindberg, D. Barnett, B. Moe, B. Brandjord, B. Kerr, B. Laney, G Stenehjem and J. Peterson.
Donald E. Gerhardt, Football, Basketball 1962-1966

The season scores were:
Concordia 68   South Dakota State  88
Concordia 87   NDSU    103
Concordia 59   MSU    83
Concordia 73   Augsburg   95
Concordia 43   St. Cloud State  53
Concordia 73   Bemidji   84
Concordia 83   Valley City   70
Concordia 74   Gustavus   68
Concordia 71   Bemidji   78
Concordia 53   St. Thomas   70
Concordia 68   St. Johnís   74
Concordia 69   NDSU    81
Concordia 64   Hamline   62
Concordia 58   Duluth    59
Concordia 68   Macalester   60
Concordia 71   St. Maryís   62
Concordia 81   Augsburg   69
Concordia 75   MSU    71
Concordia 81   Macalester   68
Concordia 71   St. Maryís   73
Concordia 73   Gustavus   77
Concordia 67   St. Thomas   73
Concordia 97   St. Johnís   73
Concordia 95   Hamline   79
Concordia 80   Duluth    74

Conference standings for the season were:
St. Thomas  16 - 0
Gustavus   12 - 4
St. Johnís   10 - 6
Concordia   9 - 7
St. Maryís   8 - 8
Macalester  5 - 11
Augsburg   5 - 11
Hamline   5 - 11
UM-Duluth  1 - 14

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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

The 1965-1966 hockey team played a seven-game schedule and their only win was a 3 - 1 victory over St. Cloud.  Freezing temperatures kept the team from practicing on their outside rink.  Those on the team were B. Nielson, C. Watkins, J. Addison, J. Schultz, C. Hedlund, W. Orn, B. Flovick, G. Johnson, Al. Marotta, P. Robilotta, F. Haiker, M. Naylor and B. Donley.
The seasonís results were:
Concordia  1   St. Maryís  6
Concordia  1   Macalester  6
Concordia  1   Macalester  6
Concordia  2   Gustavus  4
Concordia  4   St. Thomas  4
Concordia  2   St. Thomas  4
Concordia  1   Augsburg  4
Concordia  1   Augsburg  3
Concordia  3   St. Olaf  1
Concordia  0   St. Olaf  1
Concordia  2   St. Maryís  10
Concordia  3   Hamline  4
Concordia  2   Hamline  4
Concordia  2   St. Johnís  7
Concordia  1   Bemidji  3

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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

Finn Grinakerís 1965-1966 wrestling team won the Carleton Invitational and placed second in the Luther Invitational and had an 8 - 1 - 2 record in dual meets.  Howard Leopold won second place in the NAIA national tournament.  The team roster included B. Nockleby, T. Meagher, J. Eidem, E. Nelson, M. Budd, P. Budd, H. Thompson, D. Dufty, H. Leopold, T. Yankhoff, J. Holter, B. Halvorson, J. LeRoy, M. Lanning, J. Larson, D. Stamp, P. Sukke and J. Splitt.
 
Howard Leopold '69, 
1966 All American, MIAC Most Ourstanding Wrestler

 

Dual meet scores were:
Concordia  2   MSTC   36
Concordia  17   Valley City  18
Concordia  16   Bemidji  16
Concordia  20   Gustavus  15
Concordia  30   NDSU   3
Concordia  40   St. Thomas  0
Concordia  33   St. Johnís  0
Concordia  31   Augsburg  3
Concordia  28   Macalester  5
Concordia  23   UND   6

Concordia placed second in the conference meet behind Gustavus.  Team scores were:

Gustavus  99
Concordia  91
St. Johnís  37
Augsburg  31
Macalester 27
St. Thomas 11
Hamline  3
 

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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

On the roster for Finn Grinakerís 1966 golf team were Allan Bergan, Luther Hanson, Jeff Livingston, John Hovland, Roger Anderson, Dennis Wells, Joe Bunting, Tom Norton, Dave Hanson and Tom Herron.

Team results were:
Concordia Invitational - 5th place out of 7 teams
All-City Meet - 2nd place
Aberdeen Northern Invitational - 2nd place out of 8 teams
Morris Invitational - 10th place out of 14 teams
MIAC Conference Meet - 7th place
Moorhead State Dual - Concordia, 11; MSC, 16
Augsburg Dual - Concordia, 9; Augsburg 6
Gustavus Dual - Concordia, 6; Gustavus, 9
St. Thomas Dual - Concordia, 7 1/2; St. Thomas, 7 1/2
Macalester Dual - Concordia, 3; Macalester, 12
Hamline Dual - Concordia, 5; Hamline, 10
St. Maryís Dual - Concordia, 9; St. Maryís, 6
Duluth Dual - Concordia, 7; Duluth, 8

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1965-1966 | Football | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Baseball | Golf | All Sports |

The 1966 baseball team had a 6 - 5 record for the season.  The roster included Dale Wick, Rodd Olson, Paul Sannes, Jim Peterson, Pete Mauritsen, G. Otto, P. Anderson, A. Wicken, W. Cole, T. Braaten, P. Linde, R. Heidt, K. Strand, J. Langemoe, J. Herhusky, and Les Perry.

Available scores were:
Concordia  8  St. Cloud State 2
Concordia  13  SDSU   4
Concordia  4  Augsburg  5
Concordia  1  Augsburg  4
Concordia  2  Gustavus  12
Concordia  5  Gustavus  0
Concordia  5  Hamline  4
Concordia  2  Hamline  0
Concordia  4  Macalester  3
Concordia  1  St. Maryís  2
Concordia  1  St. Maryís  3

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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