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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

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1974-1975 | Football | Cross Country | Soccer | Basketball | Hockey | Wrestling | Track | Baseball | Golf | Top |

1974 Football

On Jim Christopherson’s conference champion football team in the fall of 1974 were Randy Smith, Al Dirks, Baxter Jones, Bruce Senske, Dave Nelson, Brad Welker, John Jordano, Dave Grinaker, Clark Christianson, Pat Bradley, Greg Owens, Jeff Huot, Dave Lee, Joel Arneson, Merlin Orvik, Rod Peterson, Charlie Hammer, Steve Reyelts, Randy Frisk, Daryle Teske, Kevin Kopperud, Joe Brott, Jim Spencer, Randy Guse, Jeff Wolfe, Dave Angell, Rich Moen, Tim Nelson, Bob Anderson, Bob Doebler, Doug Verley, Greg Bang, Craig Johnson, Tom Bartholomew, Bob Heckert, Curt Backer, Barry Bennett, Dave Uhlir, John Haugo, Robin Johnson, Scott Cottington, Doug Boese, Dale Anderson, Terry Quist, Curt Bevolden, John Johnson, Bob Wessman, Jack Loughrey, Rick Haley, Darrell Solson, Brad Atchison, Steve Crook, Jim Bauck, Bob Majeski, Kevin Shipley, Pete Johnson, Jim Agre, Curt Peterson, Ron Fiemann, Larry Helmin, Dan Naumann, Terry Highum, Dave Mooers, Brad Ness, Jeff Cragun, Wayne Pender and Bob Halvorson.

The results for the 1974 football team were:
Concordia  15  Augustana  7
Concordia  17  Moorhead State 7
Concordia  23  Hamline  6
Concordia  6  St. Olaf  3
Concordia  17  St. Thomas  6
Concordia  6  Gustavus  7
Concordia  10  Duluth   14
Concordia  28  Macalester  10
Concordia  22  St. John’s  6

Standings in the conference at the end of the season were:
Concordia  5 - 2
St. John’s  5 - 2
Duluth   4 - 2 - 1
Hamline  4 - 2 - 1
Gustavus  4 - 3
St. Thomas  4 - 3
Augsburg  3 - 4
St. Olaf  1 - 6
 Macalester  1 - 6

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1974 Cross Country

Ed Langsdorf was the coach of the 1974 cross-country team, with Scott Vanorsdel as assistant coach.  On the team were Ed Deutschmann, John Gossett, Bob Seim, Paul Folden, Steve Miller, Eric Delapena, Alan Johnson, Daryl Kosiak, Larry Schulz, Bruce Turner and Bob Johnson.

“The Concordia cross-country team begins its fourth modern season with some apprehension, but with several experienced returnees which should help the Cobbers’ chances for a successful year.  The somewhat apprehensive feeling is primarily due to the fact that, in the words of Coach Ed Langsdorf, “We don’t have a real tradition in cross-country and don’t have any really good long-distance runners.  Langsdorf said he may do some recruiting for a distance man next year, but for the time being he will have to take comfort in the abundance of returning lettermen from last year.  Jon Gossett and Bob Seim were all-conference track performers last spring.”

Some incomplete results were:
Concordia  32  Wahpeton Science 22
Wahpeton Quadrangular: 2nd place
Valley City Invitational: 1st place (Jon Gossett and Ed Deutschmann finished 2, 4
MIAC Conference Meet: 8th place

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1974 Soccer

The soccer team in 1974 was composed of Yohannes Yilma, Bob Sannerud, Arnfinn Ringvold, Gary Trott, Mark Bruer, Paul Johnson, Keith Sellers, Paul Tveit, Steve Simonson, Nigel Spottiswoode, Mark Berg, Dan Larson, Charlie Tveit, and Dave Fuglie.
 

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Basketball

The 1974 - 1975 basketball team, under Coach Sonny Gulsvig, ended the season with a
10 - 15 overall record and a 10 - 8 record in the conference.  Those on the team were Brad Atchison, Bill Schwankl, Dan Hovland, Jim Morstad, Dwight Jones, Kris Gulsvig, Scott Atchison, Mark Askerooth, Wes Kroening, Pete Astrup, Craig Rueckert, Doug Boese, Darwin Kreft, and Paul Peterson.

Scores for the season were:
Concordia  70  Moorhead State 77
Concordia  79  Northern State 111
Concordia  55  NDSU   59
Concordia  69  Nebraska Wesleyan 73
Concordia  73  Doane College 88
Concordia  94  Augsburg  92
 Concordia  77  St. Olaf  74
Concordia  60  NDSU   81
Concordia  70  UM - Duluth  68
Concordia  55  Hamline  47
Concordia  64  St. Thomas  94
Concordia  88  St. Mary’s  78
Concordia  72  St. John’s  76
Concordia  80  Macalester  70
Concordia  80  Gustavus  78
Concordia  91  Augsburg  93
Concordia  59  St. Olaf  100
Concordia  80  St. John’s  75
Concordia  59  Hamline  66
Concordia  90  UM - Duluth  105
Concordia  79  Moorhead State 82
Concordia  64  St. Thomas  79
Concordia  83  St. Mary’s  82
Concordia  68  Macalester  64
Concordia  82  Gustavus  93
Sonny Gulsvig was named the NAIA District 13 Coach of the Year for the 1974 - 1975 season.

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1974-75 Hockey

Al Rice’s 1974 - 1975 hockey team had an overall record of 12 - 11 - 1, with an 8 - 5 - 1 conference record for 4th place.  Gary Samson was named the conference “Most Valuable Player”, the first time a sophomore had won that award.

Scores for the season were:
Concordia  3  UND JV  6
Concordia  12  UM Crookston 4
Concordia  5  Superior State  6
Concordia  2  Superior State  5
Concordia  6  St. Cloud State 2
Concordia  4  Air Force  5
Concordia  4  Air Force  14
Concordia  6  Mankato State 2
Concordia  5  Mankato State 4
Concordia  4  St. Cloud State 6
Concordia  5  St. John’s  6
Concordia  5  St. Olaf  0
Concordia  7  St. Olaf  1
Concordia  1  Hamline  4
Concordia  3  Hamline  0
Concordia  9  St. Thomas  2
Concordia  4  St. Thomas  4
Concordia  15  St. Mary’s  3
 Concordia  10  St. Mary’s  3
Concordia  2  Gustavus  10
Concordia  6  Gustavus  5
Concordia  3  St. John’s  4
Concordia  5  Augsburg  2
Concordia  5  Augsburg  9

On the hockey team were Garth Lutz, Bob Currie, Ken Lychak, Dave Morinville, Mike Broten, John Homola, Joe Mireault, Gary Johnson, Ron Torfin, Brian Marshall, Joe Raiche, Jim Kallevig, Rob Abalan, Dan Travica, Bob Verchota, Craig Broman, Gary Samson, Greg Simoneau, Lynn Hanson, Ed Webb, Tim Lillo, John Wangberg, Lew Erickson, and Randy Beck.

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1974-75 Wrestling

The 1974 - 1975 wrestling team, coached by Finn Grinaker, had a 9 - 2 - 1 dual meet record.  Wrestling for Concordia were Jeff Peterson, Tim Wittrock, Ray Hendrickson, Joel Haugen, Dave Smith, Tom Sorbo, Dennis Olsen, Jon Rasmussen, Larry Helmin, Gerald Howard, Jeff Poliak, Chuck Thompson, Dan Holter, Dan Dierks, Barry Bennett, Derek Johnson, and John Holler.

Results for the season were:
Concordia  17  Moorhead State 21
Northland Tournament: 1st place out of 9 teams
Concordia  11  UND   24
St. Cloud Tournament: 12th place out of 16 teams
Concordia  32  Valley City   12
Concordia  26  Bemidji State  19
Concordia  36  St. Mary’s  15
Concordia  37  Hamline  9
Concordia  40  Duluth   12
Luther Tournament: 6th place out of 8 teams
Concordia  34  St. Olaf  13
Concordia  22  Augsburg  22
Concordia  51  Gustavus  0
Concordia  41  NDSU   4
Concordia  13  St. John’s  34
Concordia  30  St. Thomas  14
MIAC Conference Meet: 3rd place out of 9 teams

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1975 Track

 Ed Langsdorf was coach of the varsity track team in the spring of 1975.  Those competing were Dennis Frichtel, Phil Anderson, Don Wamsley, Scott VanOrsdel, John Tunheim, Bob Seim, Robin Foss, Mark Seymour, Dave Uhlir, Don Brummond, Ed Deutschmann, Bob Johnson, Alan Johnston, Bob Heckert, Jim Bauck, Ezenia Isom, Bill Hvidsten, Larry Seljevold, Dean Roseman, Nathan Hanson, Rolf Lund, John Lund, Greg McIver, Bob Westland, Steve Warner, Jon Gossett, Dan Fabian, Steve Luther, Bruce Nick, Mike Eisert, Larry Schultz, Dave Grinaker, Tom Nystuen, Tim Price, Gary Johnson, Dave Maggitt, Mark Johnson, and Jon Burkhardt.

Incomplete results included:
Intercity Indoor Meet: Moorhead State - 78, NDSU - 56, Concordia - 44
Quadrangular Meet: Concordia - 66, Jamestown - 55 1/2, Valley City - 12
         Mayville - 1 1/2
Concordia  81  Moorhead State 47
MIAC Conference Meet: 2nd place out of 9 teams

“Led by Dave Grinaker’s outstanding performance, Concordia finished second to Hamline in the 1975 MIAC track meet.  The Cobbers repeated as runners-up and lost only a few seniors.  Individual MIAC champions for Concordia were Bob Seim, 440-yard dash; Dave Grinaker, 120-yard high hurdles and 440-yard intermediate hurdles.  For his outstanding performance, Dave was voted by the conference track coaches the Outstanding Athlete at the 1975 MIAC track meet.  Grinaker and Jon Gossett competed in the NAIA meet in Arkansas.”

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1975 Tennis

The 1975 tennis team was comprised of Scot Chapman, Mark Anderson, Rick McNabney, Chuck Hawkins, Mark Dede, Kent Stadum, Dave Benson, Grady Kjesbo, Jim Spencer, Dale Rehkamp, Bob Lund, Reichert,  and Dave Angell.

“After three matches in less than 24-hours last weekend, the weary Concordia tennis team returned to Moorhead with a 2 - 1 record.  The top six players defeated Stout State of Wisconsin 8 - 1, then fell to a powerful Gustavus team, 8 - 1.  Then the Cobbers went against Mankato State winning by an 8 - 1 margin.  The three doubles teams are: Kjesbo and Hawkins (1), Stadum and Reichert (2), and Chapman and Rehkamp (3).”

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1975 Baseball

On the baseball team in the spring of 1975 were John Nelson, Dave Nelson, Steve Gess, Bill Richardson, Mike Semling, Bruce Carlson, Mark Nicholson, Kris Gulsvig, Bob Majeski, John Kozel, Greg Ruby, Bob Currie, Baxter Jones, Ken Lychek, Jack Smokrovich, Pete Johnson, Howard Melzer, Randy Hanson, and Bob Johnson.

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1974-75 Golf

Lettermen on Finn Grinaker’s 1975 golf team were Joe Mireault, Chip Norby, Tom Sorbo, Mark Skaar, Dave Knutson, and Kevin Bostrom.  The season’s results were:
Cobber-Dragon Invitational: 4th place out of 8 teams
 Morris Invitational: 2nd place out of 11 teams
Northern Invitational: 4th place out of 7 teams
All City: Moorhead State - 371, Concordia - 381, NDSU - 388
MIAC Conference Meet: 6th place out of 9 teams
Honeywell Invitational: 12th place out of 22 teams
 
 
 

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