Phil Moenkedick scored the only pin of the match vs. St. John's and kept his record perfect at 23-0.
Cobbs Prove It Wasn't A Fluke !
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: January 30, 2009
St. John's Dual Meet Results (word)
Opponent's Website: St. John's Wrestling
The win is the seventh straight for Concordia and pushes their overall dual-meet record to 9-1 on the year.
The victory is also the third straight for the Cobbers over the Johnnies. CC has captured four of the past five dual meets against SJU.
The match was decided on the final individual bout at 149 between the Cobbers' Justin Berns and the Johnnies' Drew Larson. Berns won the battle of the sophomores 10-6 to give CC the overall meet win. For Berns it was his team-leading 30th win of the season. He is now 30-10 on the year.
Bern's win capped a comeback for Concordia that saw the Cobbers win three of the four final matches to earn the team victory. Freshman Daron Hohbein and sophomore Ben Anderson were the other two victorious CC wrestlers in the matches down the stretch drive. Hohbein scored a close 6-4 win at 125 and the third-ranked Anderson posted a 5-1 win at 141 to tie the match at 15-15 and set up the heroics for Berns. For Anderson it was also his 30th win of the year as he improves to 30-8. Hohbein is now 23-6.
The match started at 157 and the Johnnies jumped out of the gate and recorded three straight wins to take a 9-0 lead. The overall match might have swung in the Cobbers' favor in the last part of the first period at 184. Concordia super sophomore Phil Moenkedick who came into the match undefeated and ranked No.8 in the nation found himself on his back and almost pinned in the first seconds of the match against No.7-ranked Dustin Baxter. Baxter then went up 5-1 before Moenkedick came to his senses and went to work. Moenkedick quickly turned the momentum and stuck Baxter on his back to record the pin fall at 1:24 of the first period. The pin is the third straight for Moenkedick in a dual meet. It also puts to rest the debate over the national rankings at 184. For some unknown reason Moenkedick entered the match 22-0 and was ranked lower than Baxter.
After Moenkedick's pin, the Cobbers went on to win four of the final six matches. CC All-American Tony Neumann backed up Moenkedick's pin by posting a 5-3 win at 197 to tie the match at 9-9. The win was Neumann's ninth in a row and moves his overall record to 27-5 on the year.
Following a tough overtime loss at 285 in which Cobber sophomore Nick Nadeau lost 7-5, Concordia closed out the match with their three wins by Hohbein, Anderson and Berns.
Concordia will go for a school record in dual meet wins when they host MSU Moorhead on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. The match will feature live video and can be accessed through the Cobber athletic website.
- Concordia won three of the last four matches to earn their seventh straight dual-meet win
- St. John's is now 10-5 on the year.
- Nine of the 10 matches were won by a decision.
- Daron Hohbein is now 23-6 on the year.
- Justin Berns also recorded his 30th win of the year. He is now 30-10 on the year.