Junior Tony Neumann at 197 gets a near pin in the Cobbers' 22-16 win over St. John's.
Cobbers Edge #29 Johnnies!

Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 30, 2008

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Date: January 30, 2008
Location: Moorhead, Minn. - Concordia College

Arena: Memorial Auditorium
Start Time: 7 p.m.

End Time: 8:40 p.m.

Total Time: 1:40

Attendance: 166

Individual Match Results:  

125 – M. Baatar (SJU) tech. fall Alex Vosberg (CC); 20-4
133 – Joe Leacox (CC) wins by forfeit
141 – Josiah Simburger (CC) dec. Gr. Lyden (SJU); 9-4
149 – Justin Berns (CC) dec. Drew Larson (SJU); 8-5
157 – J. Vaith (SJU) maj. dec. Logan Lunde (CC); 10-2
165 – Matt Schrupp (SJU) dec. Lane Lunde (CC); 10-6 1
174 – Phil Moenkedick (CC) dec. Gr. Eustice (SJU); 10-3
184 – D.Baxter (SJU) maj. dec. Cody Salo (CC); 12-4
197 – Tony Neumann (CC) maj. dec. J.Finley (SJU); 12-4
285 – Nick Nadeau (CC) dec. Noel Meyer (SJU); 1-0

Match Notes:

- Meet started at 125
- St. John’s ranked 29th in NCAA Division III
- Concordia is now 2-3 in dual meets this season
- St. John’s is now 9-12 in dual meets this season
- Concordia beats St. John’s for only the second time in the past 10 years (2-8)
- Cobbers won six of the 10 matches in the meet
- Five matches were decided by a decision
- Three matches were decided by a major decision
- One match was decided by a technical fall
- One match was decided by a forfeit
- Justin Berns wins his team-leading 27th match of the year for Concordia College
- Phil Moenkedick wins his 26th match of the year for CC
- Tony Neumann wins his 22nd match of the season for the Cobbers
- Team match was decided at 285 when Nick Nadeau scored a 1-0 decision
- Dustin Baxter wins his team-leading 22nd match of the year for St. John’s
- Mogi Baatar wins his 19th match of the year for SJU

Meet Recap:

MOORHEAD, Minn. (1/30/08)-- Concordia won three of the last four matches against No.29-ranked St. John's and rallied to claim a 22-16 victory in Moorhead on Wednesday. The win for the Cobbers is the first over a full Johnnie varsity squad since the 1988-89 season. CC beat the SJU reserve team in 2005-06.

The win ups the Cobbers' dual-meet record to 2-3 on the year. St. John's, ranked 29th in NCAA DIII in the latest Brute/adidas/NWCA national rankings, falls to 9-12.

Concordia controlled the early part of the match and the final stages with St. John's holding the advantage heading into the last two weight classes.

In the opening match, SJU sophomore Mogi Baatar cruised to a technical fall victory over Alex Vosberg 20-4. The Cobbers then earned wins in the next three matches. Joe Leacox won by forfeit at 133 and then Josiah Simburger was able to score a 9-4 win at 141. Justin Berns then recorded his team-leading 27th win of the year by outlasting Drew Larson 8-5.

With Concordia holding a 12-5 lead, the Johnnies won the next two matches - one by technical fall - to tie the score at 12-12 heading into the 174-lb weight class.

The Cobbers were hoping that freshman Phil Moenkedick could score at least a major decision to give CC an edge heading into the final three matches. Moenkedick almost gave Concordia the four points but opponent Grant Eustice was able to hold off Moenkedick down the stretch and CC settled for a three-point win and a 15-12 lead. Moenkedick is now 25-4 on the year.

St. John's top win leader Dustin Baxter then produced a major decision at 184 to hand the Johnnies a 16-15 lead heading into the final two bouts. Baxter earned his 22nd win of the season and moves to 22-6.

The tide turned in the Cobbers' favor in the 197-lb match where Tony Neumann outscored Jason Finley 12-4 to duplicate the four-point win at 184. For Neumann it was his 22nd win of the year.

Leading 19-16 heading into the 285 match, the Cobbers knew if they lost by only a decision, the final score would be tied. If they lost by anything more then the Johnnies would walk away with another victory. CC freshman Nick Nadeau produced one of the biggest highlights in recent Cobber wrestling history when he scored a 1-0 win over Noel Meyer. Nadeau scored a lone escape and then stopped Meyer from doing the same in the third period to earn the victory.

Concordia will now host Southwest Minnesota State on Super Bowl Sunday at 1 p.m. The Cobbers will then square off against Jamestown on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in Jamestown, N.D.