Reiff and Nicholas Advance
to NCAA Meet
The Cobber wrestling team finished 5th
in the MIAC Championship Meet and advanced two wrestlers
to the NCAA National Tournament.
Junior Nathan Reiff ('99, Whitehall, MT),
the 1997 MIAC champion at 177 lbs.,
3rd in the MIAC this year at 167 lbs. He qualified
for the National Meet for a third consecutive year.
Nicholas ('98, Shepherd, MT) finished second
at the MIAC Championship Meet at 134 lbs, losing a tough title match
1-0, and also advanced to
the National Meet.
3/13 Concordian Story
March 6-7 NCAA Meet schedule
and complete results
Nathan Reiff (167) and Shawn
Nicholas (134) both lost their second round matches March
6 in Waterloo after getting byes in the first round.
Reiff lost 2-0 to Jason Dell (Gettysburg)
and then lost 3-1 in overtime to Joel Andrew (Wisconsin Steven's Point)
in the consolation bracket. Reiff ended the year with a 16-8 record against
wrestlers from 4-year schools.
Nicholas lost his first match 15-4 to John
Hatfield (Simpson) and did not take part in the consolation round.
He ended his senior season with a 19-14 record.
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3/6 Concordian Story
Feb. 28 MIAC Championship at
St. Thomas - Results
Cobbers finish 5th at MIAC as Augsburg claims Title
Cobber senior 134 pounder Shawn Nicholas
(Shepherd, MT) finished second at 134, losing 1-0 in the championship match.
Reiff (Whitehall, MT), a 167 pounder, took third after he lost in the
semi-finals to eventual champion, and the meet's Outstanding Wrestler,
John Newman of St. John's.
Both Nicholas and Reiff earned wild card invitations from the league
coaches to the Division III
National championship meet at Upper Iowa March 6-7
167 Nathan Reiff
134 Shawn Nicholas
Feb. 22 Meet Preview:
Concordia is led by 2-time NCAA tournament participant Nathan
Reiff (Whitehall, MT), a 167 pounder, and senior 134 pounder Shawn
Nicholas (Shepherd, MT). Reiff finished second at 177 in 1996 and won
the MIAC championship at 177 last year.
The Cobbers finished 4th in last year's MIAC championship.
2/20 Concordian Story
2/14 At Cobbers 8th at Carleton
Shawn Nicholas takes 3rd at 134
and Nathan Reiff takes 3rd at 167
2/13 At St. Olaf Tringular
St. Olaf 45, Concordia 12
Concordia 24, Central 23
(St. Olaf 54, Central 6)
Feb. 7: Cobbers 7th at All-Lutheran Tourney
Cobbers go 1-4 at MIAC Duals at Carleton
1/30 L 33-9 to St. Thomas
1/30 L 45-10 to St. John's
1/31 W 33-25 over Carleton
1/31 L 54-0 to Augsburg
1/31 L 45-9 to St. Olaf
MIAC Duals .
1/30/98 See Concordian Story
1/24/98 Univ. of Mary Open results
1/16/98 Concordian Article
1/13/98 Cobbers lose at Valley City 36-18
1/10/98 North Country Results at
1/9/98 Concordian Article
12/13 Cobbers 11th at 15-team St. Cloud State
Invitational . Shawn Nicholas takes
5th at 134.
12/12 Concordian Story
12/10/97 Cobber Wrestling Dual
vs Moorhead State, Moorhead St. wins 45-3 See Box
11/22/97 Shawn Nicholas
and Cameron Newmiller place second at Augsburg