Concordia Wrestling Meet Results
|Site Date Meet Time|
|A 1/14 UM-Morris Dual 7:00pm|
Last Year: Concordia 37, UM-Morris 18
| Match Results |
Cobbers Grind Out 27-17 Win Over UM-Morris.
Scored a 11-2 decision at 157# in Concordia's 27-17 win over UM-Morris.
(Morris, Minn.)-- Wrestling for the first time in over a month, Concordia ground out a 27-17 win over host UM-Morris.
Ed Oehlers (Jr., North Branch, Minn/North Branch HS) and Lee Rahrlien (So., Graceville, Minn./C-G-B HS) led the Cobber attack by posting pivotal victories. Oehlers, wrestling at 197, scored an 8-2 decision over Jacob Scott. Rahrlien, won the dual match at 157 by forfeit, but wrestled an exhibition match against Jeremy Benson. Rahrlien scored a 11-2, major decision over Benson bringing his season record to 8-4 on the year.
In other matches, Concordia claimed victories in three different weight classes by forfeit. Kevin McBride (Fr., Eagan, Minn./Eastview HS), Mitch Gabrielson (Fr., Fergus Falls, Minn./Fergus Falls HS) and Lucas Reuss (Fr., Benson, Minn./Benson HS) all scored six-point wins for the Cobbers.
The closest two matches of the dual meet occurred at the 133 and heavyweight classifications. Wes Graff (Fr., Mankato, Minn.) lost a tough 7-5 battle with the Cougars' Jaime Compean at 133, and Bryan Kvitek (Sr., Starbuck, Minn./Minnewaska HS) dropped a one-point (4-3) decision at heavyweight to Matt Hoerr. Both Compean and Hoerr are coming off impressive finishes at the start of 2004. Compean finished second at an international competition in Ontario at the beginning of January, and Hoerr won the heavyweight division in the same meet.
Concordia will start to get into the meat of their season as they wrestle at the Terry Haws Duals at St. John's University on Saturday, January 17 starting at 9:00am. The Cobbers return home to host Northern State in a dual meet on Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00pm.
Minnesota-Morris vs. Concordia College-Moorhead
Wt. UM-Morris Concordia Team Score
125 Open Kevin McBride 0-6
133 Jaime Compean 7 Wes Graff 5 3-6
141 Todd Sanchez 16(M-Dec) Justin Lessard 4 7-6
149 Lucas Scharmer 14 (M-Dec) Eric Splichal 5 11-6
157 Jeremy Benson 2 Lee Rahrlien 11 (M-Dec) 11-12 (Exhibition)
165 Marty Hoffmann 4 David Ahmed 1 14-12
174 Open Mitch Gabrielson 14-18
184 Open Lucas Ruess 14-24
197 Jacob Scott 2 Ed Oehlers 8 14-27
Hwt Matt Hoerr 4 Bryan Kvitek 3 17-27
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