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"Concordia Men's Sports - The First One Hundred Years"
by Vernon Finn Grinaker
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Chapter 8-- The 70's

| 1970-1971 | 1971-1972 | 1972-1973 | 1973-1974 | 1974-1975 | 1975-1976 | 1976-1977 | 1977-1978 | 1978-1979 | 1979-1980 |

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1971 Football

The 1971 football team, under Coach Jim Christopherson, compiled an overall record of 7 - 3, and 4 - 3 in the MIAC for fourth place.  Captains of the team were Bruce Larson and Kent Baldry.  Named to the All-Conference 1st Team were Bruce Larson, Roger Brandt, Kent Baldry, and Clayton Ohlin.

The seasonís results were:
Concordia  28  Moorhead State 7
Concordia  21  Bemidji State  0
Concordia  7  Gustavus  21
Concordia  0  Duluth   13
Concordia  16  Hamline  6
Concordia  21  Macalester  12
Concordia  42  St. Thomas  0
Concordia  0  St. Johnís   10
Concordia  41  Augsburg  0
Concordia  21  Augustana  17

At the end of the season the conference standings were:
Gustavus  6 - 1
St. Johnís  6 - 1
Duluth   5 - 2
Concordia  4 - 3
Hamline  4 - 3
St. Thomas  2 - 5
Macalester  1 - 6
Augsburg  0 - 7

On the football roster were Tim Braun, Doug Halvorson, Bill Rutherford, Richard Lindstrom, Larry Teske, Dave Jordahl, Avery Siefert, Doug Dalk, Donn Drommerhausen, Bruce Wagner, Tom Vickerman, Dick Hendrickson, Pete Falk, Mike Gunderson, Clayton Ohlin, Dan Price, Gary Van Hunnik, Jim Peterson, Jamie Smith, Spencer Sawyer, Dan Fahrman, Craig Ludtke, Paul Nelson, Virg Kollar, Wayne Nelson, Dick Peterson, Paul Hanson, Kerry Knoff, Greg Senske, Mike McLeod, Roger Brandt, Dale Hertel, Gary Anderson, Greg Willis, Dean Hovern, Dale Sundby, Joel Jeppson, Charles, Reitmeier, Fred Hashley, Howard Mather, Al Lutz, Denny Jerome, Brian Kvebak, Bob Sielding, Kent Zimmerman, Van Homgren, Chuck Thompson, Rick Toso, Jeff Dahl, Lindy Wallin, Kelvin Danielson, Pete Banover, Dan Quam, Ron Jerve, James Jendro, Dave Larson, Stan Gordon, Dale Skyberg, Dave Brokke, Luther Sannes, Larry Wendt, Wayne Willie, Gene Bjerken, Ron Sorvig, Grant Christopher, Mike Kutter, Bruce Larson, Brad Moen, Doug Peterson, Craig Zemple, Steve Hannen, Noble Gilbertson, Brian Johnson, Kent Baldry, Laurie Anderson Dave Wall, and Terry Highum.

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1971 Soccer

 Fall 1971 marked the second year of organized soccer on the Concordia campus, and the first year for an intercollegiate game to be played with Concordia tieing Jamestown College 1 - 1.  The program, organized as a campus club, was under the direction of student officers and received cooperation from the athletic department and Student Senate.

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1970-72 Men's Basketball

The 1971 - 1972 basketball team under Coach Sonny Gulsvig had a rough season with an overall record of 4 - 21 and 9th place in the MIAC with a 3 - 13 record.

Scores for the season were:
Concordia  66  Moorhead State 78
Concordia  72  Valley City  74
Concordia  67  Omaha  84
Concordia  73  Air Force  87
Concordia  62  St. Johnís  89
Concordia  65  Mayville  67
Concordia  81  Winnipeg  55
Concordia  82  Aberdeen  91
Concordia  57  Hamline  64
Concordia  76  Duluth   92
Concordia  58  St. Maryís  49
Concordia  67  Moorhead State 73
Concordia  88  Macalester  92
Concordia  74  Gustavus  83
Concordia  94  NDSU   106
Concordia  60  St. Thomas  85
Concordia  87  St. Johnís  72
Concordia  75  Hamline  76
Concordia  82  Duluth   90
Concordia  71  Augsburg  85
Concordia  69  St. Maryís  72
Concordia  41  Macalester  70
Concordia  80  Gustavus  72
Concordia  68  Augsburg  75
Concordia  61  St. Thomas  84

On the basketball roster were John Smith, Doug Hastad, Gary Johnson, Randy Taylor, Roger Jensen, John Ydstie, Bill Sorenson, Pete Rutherford, Rod Dahlberg, Jim Andreson, Steve Reitan, Bruce Kjesbo, Dave Reitan, Pete Holte, Jerry Bygren, Bruce Larson, Craig Wold and Paul Krabbenhoft.

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1971-72 Hockey

 The 1971 - 1972 hockey team under Coach Al Rice compiled an overall record of 13 - 7 and tied St. Thomas for 3rd place in the MIAC with a 10 - 4 record.  Dan Slalko was the assistant coach.  Earning All-Conference honors were Terry Cullen, Tim Cullen, Mark Turk, and Dan Travica with Rick Mlaker, Mick Metzer, Bill Driver, and Bruce Sandbeck earning Honorable Mention awards.  The highlight of the season was Terry Cullenís 27-second hat trick.

Seasonís results were:
Concordia  5  St. Cloud State 6
Concordia  12  St. Cloud State 6
Concordia  4  St. Thomas  6
Concordia  5  St. Thomas  3
Concordia  17  St. Johnís  1
Concordia  11  Hamline  0
Concordia  7  Hamline  1
Concordia  14  Macalester  0
Concordia  10  Macalester  3
Concordia  15  St. Johnís  3
Concordia  5  St. Maryís  6
Concordia  6  St. Maryís  7
Concordia  10  Augsburg  4
Concordia  12  Augsburg  7
Concordia  4  Gustavus  7
Concordia  6  Gustavus  4
Concordia  5  Iowa State  1
Concordia  7  Colorado U  5
Concordia  3  Air Force  5
Concordia  3  Air Force   9

The hockey roster included Dan Skalko, Steve Haslerud, Duane Earnst, Al Lutz, Scott Clausen, Mark Turk, Mike Adams, Wayne Horgen, Lon Seeger, John Sirotiak, Bruce Sabetti, Bill Driver, Dan Mlakar, Ken Litzenberger, Tom Hande, Rick Mlakar, Larry Peltier, Mick Metzer, Brad Thorson, Dan Haun, and Mike Boyle

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1971-72 Gymnastics

  An improved meet schedule plus the performances of captain Roger Strand, junior standout, Vic Evenson, and freshman sensation, Craig Sulzdorf all contributed to a fun and moderately successful gymnastics season for the 1971 - 1972 squad under Coach Ed Langsdorf.  Concordia won only one meet, but graduated only one consistent point winner.  Those on the team were Craig Sulzdorf, Joel Jeppson, Don Haven, Vic Evenson, Mark Theno, Benji Mikaelson, Roger Strand, Gregg Held, Terry Graff, John Haggerman, and Art LaBerge.

Some results were:
Concordia 46.60  NDSU  102.85 Dickinson  87.35
Concordia 37.68  Bemidji State 119.73 WSU-Superior 81.95
Concordia 52.30  UND  101.35
Concordia 59.55  NDSU  91.15
Concordia 49.50  USD  41.34  SDSU   94.02
Concordia 59.85  Dickinson 105.20

 Coach Finn Grinakerís 1971 - 1972 wrestling team placed 6th in the St. Cloud tournament, 3rd in the St. Olaf tournament, 4th in the Luther tournament and 3rd in the conference meet.
Scores for their dual meet record of 6 - 6 were:

Concordia  24  UND   95 1/2
Concordia  18  Valley City  25
Concordia  10  Bemidji State  31
Concordia  43  Duluth   0
Concordia ` 0  NDSU   45
Concordia  6  Augsburg  34
Concordia  12  Moorhead State 29
Concordia  9  St. Johnís  33
Concordia  36  Gustavus  13
Concordia  51  Hamline  0
Concordia  38  St. Thomas  5
Concordia  42  St. Maryís  3

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Concordia wrestlers were Mark Batton, Terry Bishop, Boe, Kim Boyce, Efteland, Haddeland, Fred Hashley, Joel Haugen, Hendrickson, Jacobs, Mark Jokela, Kittelson, B. Larson, C. Larson, Lee, Don Lilleboe, Pete Michel, D. Olsen, James Smith, Mike Sullivan, Swanson, and Torell.

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1972 Baseball

Al Rice coached the 1972 baseball team to a 13 - 8 overall record and 4th place in the MIAC with a 7 - 7 record.  On the team were Jeff Paterson, Craig Haukebo, Bill Driver, Karl Beck, Peter Holte, Paul Nelson, Jack Peterson, Bruce Lattu, Scott Atchison, Mark Nicholson, Steve Gress, Gary Enderle, Lyle Larson, Jack Smokrovich, Howard Metzer, Mike Semling, Rod Peterson, Kirby Crawford, Bruce Carlson, John Nelson, Jim Agre, Guy Kalland, and Bill Richardson.

The seasonís results were:
Concordia  7  Mayville  6
Concordia  4  NDSU   2
Concordia  3  St. Johnís  2
Concordia  6  St. Johnís  5
Concordia  0  St. Thomas  1
Concordia  2  St. Thomas  3
Concordia  3  Augsburg  2
Concordia  1  Augsburg  3
Concordia  3  Macalester  4
Concordia  8  Macalester  5
Concordia  6  Moorhead State 3
 Concordia  3  Hamline  2
Concordia  0  Hamline  2
Concordia  2  Gustavus  1
Concordia  6  Gustavus  1
Concordia  5  Aberdeen  8
Concordia  3  Aberdeen  2

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1971-72 Golf

Competing on Concordiaís 1972 golf team, coached by Finn Grinaker, were Chris Aasland,  Bill Riddering, Chuck Anderson, Bill Hansen, Bill Brenan, Jeff Tweeton, and Steve Christiansen.
Results for the season were:

Triangular meet: Concordia 430, UND 411, NDSU 411
Concordia  421  Moorhead State 407
Cobber-Dragon Invitational: 9th our of 12 teams
All City meet: Moorhead State 420, Concordia 419, NDSU 411
Concordia  329  South Dakota State 308
Honeywell meet: 6th out of 21 teams
MIAC Conference meet: 8th out of 9 teams

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1972 Track

The 1972 track team was coached by Ed Langsdorf and had a relatively good year despite a last place finish in the conference.  Concordia won its first team victory in many years outscoring Mayville State and Valley City in a triangular held at Valley City.  Other team highlights included a second place finish at the NDSSS 6-team invitational and second place at the Gustie Relays.

ďConcordiaís track team opened their season with a US Track and Field Federation Meet, which was held at NDSUís new fieldhouse.  The meet, which was attended by 29 colleges and universities from at least four states and Canada with over 400 athletes participating has become an annual event at NDSU.  Laurie Anderson, a Concordia junior, put the Cobbers in the books as he captured fifth place in the long jump with a jump of 22' 11".  Andersonís performance, along with the performances of several other Cobbers, becomes almost remarkable when one realizes the difficult practice conditions at Concordia.  Although one must, of course, deal with the reality of the situation, some better indoor athletic facilities would definitely be a great asset to Concordia College.Ē

Further results were:
Intercity Meet: 3rd place
Dragon Invitational: 3rd place out of 5 teams
 UND Indoor Meet: 2nd place out of 3 teams
Bethel Relays: 7th place

The Cobber thinclads included Ed Deutschmann, Larry Lenyard, Darrel Smathers, Robin Foss, Ed Jones, Dave Larson, David Uhlir, Daryl Kosiak, Mike Grothem, Scott Van Orsdel, John Thigpen, Laurie Anderson, Doug Davis, Darrel Carstens, Dennis Frichtel, Jeff Smith, Mark Solyst, Ken Erickson, Dave Gabrielson, Craig Oien, Bruce Nick, Craig Shirley, and Don Brummond.

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1972 Tennis

Bob Nick coached the 1972 tennis team which included

Results of their matches were:
Concordia  5  Moorhead State 4
Concordia  4  Augsburg  0
Concordia  9  UM - Duluth  0
Concordia  0  Gustavus  6
Concordia  5  St. Johnís  4
Concordia  3  Hamline  6
Concordia  3  Bemidji State  6
Concordia  8  St. Thomas  1
Concordia  4  Macalester   5
Concordia  4  Moorhead State 5
Concordia  4  NDSU   5
Conference meet: 5th place
 
 
 

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