|Concordia took only 13 wrestlers to the St. Cloud State Husky Open where Mike Holman went 3-1 and finished 3rd at 133.|
Select Squad Goes To SCSU Open
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: December 5, 2009
The Cobbers, who were resting several of their top athletes for the upcoming Vegas Duals, were led by the trio of wrestlers in the 133-lb weight class. Mike Holman went 3-1 on the day and finished in third place in the weight class while Hieu Pham recorded a team-high four wins and finished in fifth place.
Holman started the day by scoring an 8-1 decision over Boyd Suparat of No.2-ranked Augsburg. Holman then fell in the semifinal match before rebounding to score a pair of wins in the wrestlebacks to come away with third place. He posted a pin fall at only :31 seconds over Austen Cole of Southwest Minnesota State and then put up a tight 4-3 decision over Matt Nyvold in the third-place match.
Pham pinned Cole in his opening match before losing in the quarterfinals. He then opened the wrestlebacks by pinning Carlos Martinez of Buena Vista. Pham then scored a 14-7 decision over Suparat before losing to Nyvold. He finished off his day by winning the fifth-place match on a forfeit.
The other Cobber top 5 finisher was Justin Berns who won his first two matches but then wound up defaulting in his semifinal match and could not continue. Berns recorded a technical fall in his first match against Mike Christians of Ridgewater and then edged Jake Roberts of NCAA Division II St. Cloud State 7-4 in the quarterfinals.
Matt Jeska was the only other multiple-match winners for the Cobbers. Jeska went 2-2 at 174 and won both of his matches in the first two rounds of the wrestlebacks.
Concordia will now prepare for the Vegas Duals which will be hosted by Wartburg College (Iowa) and will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, Dec. 20.
133 - David Baker - 1-2
133 - Mike Holman - 3-1 (3rd Place)
133 - Hieu Pham - 4-2 (5th Place)
141 - Joe Leacox - 1-2
141 - Justin Horne - 1-2
149 - Lex Lunde - 1-2
149 - Justin Berns - 2-2 (T5th Place)
149 - Todd Reynolds - 0-2
157 - Jordan Ringquist - 0-2
157 - Josten Coleman - 0-2
174 - Ross Dankers - 1-2
174 - Matt Jeska - 2-2
197 - Andrew Peterson - 1-2