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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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1973-1974 | Football | Cross Country | Soccer | M- Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Top |

1973 Football

Jim Christopherson coached the 1973 football team to a 5 - 5 season overall, which was 5th in the conference with a 3 - 4 record.  The football roster included Pete Johnson, Dave Loe, Kevin Brolsma, Gary Trangsrud, Gary Hilliard, Charlie Hammer, Bob Heckert, Tom Busch, Jerry Lindstrom, John Rounds, Craig Johnson, Greg Owens, Tim Andersen, Bruce Smith, Bob Doebler, Jeff Cragun, Wayne Pender, Doug Verley, Lee McFadden, Curt Backer, Daryl Teske, Dave Uhlir, John Weitzel, Jim Haugo, Dan Fahrman, Brian Burtch, Kevin Kopperud, Terry Quist, Bob Wessman, Jerry Sullivan, Bruce Haroldson, Bob Stordahl, Dave Angell, Dave Maggitt, Jeff Wolfe, Rod Peterson, Mark Naumann, Wayne Pedersen, Greg Bang, Tim Nelson, Laurie Anderson, Rick Moen, Jim Senske, Steve Reyelts, Duane Jerde, Brad Messerli, Dave Mooers, Mike Semling, Jeff Olson, Mark Newman, Curt Peterson, Jim Agre, Clark Christianson, Jim Spencer, Mary Seymour, Jeff Boe, Kurt Salveson, Dave Ness, Don Erickson, Tom Holm, Bob Anderson, Joe Brott, Dale Anderson, Dan Fabian, Tom Rolle, Brad Ness, Randy Guse, Mike McNelly, Tom Backes, Bill Griffiths, Greg Willis, Jerry Lindstrom, Jeff Peterson, Dale Sundby, John Jordano, Pat Bradley,Lowell Einerson, Robin Jensen, John Haugo, Al Rosenow, Kevin Brolsma, and Ron Landberg.

The seasonís scores were:
Concordia  15  Augustana  27
Concordia  23  Moorhead State 20
Concordia  14  St. Johnís  28
Concordia  22  Augsburg  35
Concordia  31  Gustavus  14
Concordia  13  Duluth   16
Concordia  23  Hamline  20
Concordia  35  Macalester  7
Concordia  24  St. Thomas  34
Concordia  45  Pacific Lutheran 6

The conference standings were:
Duluth   6 - 1
St. Thomas  6 - 1
Augsburg  5 - 2
Gustavus  4 - 3
St. Johnís  3 - 4
Concordia  3 - 4
Hamline  1 - 6
Macalester  0 - 7

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1973 Cross Country

On the 1973 cross-country team, coached by Ed Langsdorf,  were Ed Deutschmann, Dennis Fritchel, Larry Schultz, Jon Gossett, Bob Seim, Eric DeLePena, Bob Johnson, Wayne Fry, Paul Folden, Alan Johnston, Mike Johnshoy, Steve Miller, Ken Simenson, Bruce Turner, John Wubbels, and Daryl Kosiak.  Jon Gossett finished 41st in a 120-man field at St. Johnís.

Reporting of results was incomplete for the season.  Available scores were:
Concordia  28  Valley City State 27
Concordia  28  Gustavus  19

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1973 Soccer

 The 1973 soccer team had the following men on its roster: Yohannes Yilma, Bob Sannerud, Arnfinn Ringvold, Gary Trott, Mark Bruer, Paul Johnson, Keith Sellers, Paul Tveit, Steve Simonson, Nigel Spottiswoodoe, Mark Berg, Dan Larson, Charlie Tveit, and Dave Fuglie.

ďThe soccer team was formed in 1971. Organized as a chartered club, its success boasts of no coach but the mere enthusiasm and determination of its members.  Concordiaís soccer team follows the international soccer rules in competition.  It sets up its own game schedule with other teams such as NDSU and Jamestown.  Games are held primarily in CCís soccer field behind East Complex.  Become a spectator!Ē

The only score reported for the soccer team that year was a loss to NDSU, 2 - 1.

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1973-74 Men's Basketball

On the 1973 - 1974 basketball team, coached by Sonny Gulsvig were Craig Rueckert, Dick Knutson, Jim Morstad, Paul Peterson, Dan Hovland, Dave Tranby, Phil Maring, Mark Askerooth, Bruce Kjesbo, Jim Bjorklund, Pete Astrup, Paul Oppegard, and Scott Atchison.  The team finished the season at the bottom of the conference with a 1 - 14 record.

An incomplete list of results was:
Concordia  68  Moorhead State 101
Concordia  73  Moorhead State 69
Concordia  74  NDSU   98
Concordia  61  St. Johnís  63
Concordia  71  UM - Duluth  70
Concordia  62  St. Maryís  69
Concordia  83  Augsburg  115
Concordia  62  Gustavus  74
Concordia  83  St. Johnís  100
Concordia  72  St. Thomas  82

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1973-74 Hockey

Al Riceís 1973 - 1974 hockey team had an excellent season, posting a 16 - 7 overall record and a 10 - 5 conference record.
Scores for the season were:
Concordia  9  St. Olaf  1
Concordia  16  Macalester  0
Concordia  18  Macalester  0
Concordia  4  St. Thomas  6
Concordia  3  St. Thomas  5
Concordia  6  Augsburg  5
Concordia  5  Augsburg  4
Concordia  8  St. Maryís  2
 Concordia  6  St. Cloud  3
Concordia  5  St. Cloud  5
Concordia  7  Mh Tech  3
Concordia  12  Mh Tech  3
Concordia  6  St. Maryís  4
Concordia  9  Hamline  6
Concordia  1  Lake Superior  7
Concordia  4  Hamline  3
Concordia  7  St. Johnís  5
Concordia  16  St. Johnís  2
Concordia  1  Gustavus  9
Concordia  3  Gustavus  5
Concordia  6  Sugar Kings  7
Concordia  7  U of M JV  3
Concordia  7  U of M JV  3

Those on the squad were Lynn Hanson, Tim Lillo, Mike Boyle, Ed Savelkoul, Mark Turk, Bill Driver, Rick Sandstrom, Kevin Roth, Robbie Abalan, Gary Johnson, Bob Verchota, Dan Travica, Jim Kallevig, Gary Samson, Dick Erickson, John Wangberg, Geroge Perpich, Ron Torfin, Mike Broten, and Tom Schleppegrell.

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1973-74 Wrestling

The 1973 - 1974 Cobber wrestling team, coached by Finn Grinaker, finished the season with a 3 - 8 dual meet record in the conference and placed 3rd in the conference meet.  Wrestlers were Loren Anderson, Jon Rasmussen, Joel Haugen, Dennis Olsen, Ray Hendrickson, Tom Sorbo, Steve Johnson, Dan Wilwand, Dave Smith, Steve Kittelson, Dan Dierks, Mark Fugelstad, Steve Simonson, and Daryl Kosiak.

The results were:
Concordia  8  Valley City  35
Concordia  9  Bemidji  30
St. Cloud Tournament: 11th place out of 16 teams
Concordia  27  Duluth   24
Concordia  9  UND   36
Concordia  19  Northland  24
St. Maryís Tournament: 3rd place out of 10 teams
Concordia  8  Moorhead State 35
Concordia  5  St. Johnís  36
Concordia  26  Gustavus  11
Concordia  3  Augsburg  37
Concordia  30  St. Olaf  24
Concordia  3  NDSU   43
All-Lutheran Tournament: 7th place out of 8 teams
Concordia  24  St. Thomas  27
Concordia  18  St. Maryís  21
 Concordia  30  Hamline  6

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1973-74 Golf

On the golf roster for Finn Grinakerís 1974 team were Bill Riddering, Craig Johnson, Tom Sorbo, Scott Hagen, Paul Johnson, David Nissen, Dave Knutson, Scott Ellingson, Skip Norby, and Jim Vail.

Seasonís results were:
Concordia Triangular: 3rd place behind UND and NDSU
Concordia  413  Moorhead State 400
Cobber-Dragon Invitational: 4th place out of 10 teams
Aberdeen Northern Invitational: 4th place out of 5 teams
Morris Invitational: 5th place out of 11 teams
All City: NDSU - 402, Concordia - 417, MSU - 420
MIAC Conference Meet: 3rd place out of 8 teams
St. Cloud State Invitational: 3rd place out of 7 teams
Honeywell Invitational: 4th place out of 22 teams

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1974 Track

On the varsity track team in the spring of 1974 were John Lund, Robin Foss, Scott Vanorsdel, Don Wamsley, Gene Erickson, John Wubbels, Mike Eisert, Dave Uhlir, Phil Anderson, Ed Deutschmann, Eric Delapena, Dennis Frichtel, Jon Gossett Bob Heckert, John Tunheim, Bruce Nick, Mark Seymour, Dale Sundby, Dave Maggitt, Mark Johnson, Jim Bauck, Dave Grinaker, Rolf Lund, Jon Payne, Don Brummond, Alan Johnston, Brad Atchison, Gary Johnson, Bruce Senske, Larry Schultz, and Bob Seim.  Ed Langsdorf was the coach of the team.

ďEd Langsdorfís Concordia track team is off and flying already and the outlook after the US Track and Field Federation meet at NDSU is really bright.  Sophomore distance ace Jon Gossett shattered the indoor-outdoor school mile record as he raced to a 4:22.1 mile victory in section B.  This was only the beginning as four other school records fell.  Bob Seim ran the 600-yard dash in 1:14.1 and Dave Grinaker set two school records.  The first came in the 60-yard high hurdles in 7.6.  Grinaker also finished 2nd in the invitational 220 intermediate hurdles in 26.5, also a school record. ď
The relay teams did really well as a new school record was set in the mile relay and 440-yard relay.  Jon Gossett, Dennis Frichtel, Jim Bauck, and Bob Seim ran 3:28.7 in the mile relay and Robin Foss, Jim Bauck, Bob Heckert, and Dave Grinaker ran 46.1 in the 440-yard relay.Ē

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1974 Baseball

The 1974 baseball team was coached by Al Rice and included Jeff Paterson, John Nelson, Steve Gess, Bill Richardson, Dave Nelson, Mike Semling, Jack Peterson, Walt Halvorson, Dan Naumann, Jack Smokrovich, Howard Melzer, Mark Nicholson, Guy Kalland, Bruce Carlson, B. J. Jones, Larry Monson, Kris Gulsvig, and Bob Majeski.
 
 
 

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