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2005-06 Concordia Wrestling Schedule Now Online! 
- Tentative 2005 Cobber Wrestling Schedule
April 5
Head Coach Clay Nagel Announces 2004-05 Postseason Awards.
Most Outstanding Wrestler:Dennis Kline
Hardest Worker:Lee Rahrlien
Most Wins: Lee Rahrlien (32)
Most Takedowns:Dennis Kline (52)
Most Falls: Lee Rahrlien (13)
Fastest Fall: Smokey McBride (:13)
Most Near Falls:Lee Rahrlien (26)
Most Reversals: Lee Rahrlien (12)

February 19
Heartbreak in the City - Dennis Kline Finishes 3rd at Regional But Fails to Get National Bid. 
Matchday: Matchday Recap - Complete Results
MINNEAPOLIS-- The 2005 Great Lakes Regional was surrounded by heartbreak for Concordia. The Cobbers' two top wrestlers nearly missed an opportunity to become the first Concordia wrestler to compete at the NCAA National Meet since the 2000-01 season.

Entering the meet, Lee Rahrlien and Dennis Kline had legitimate chances to earn a bid to the national meet. Kline, wrestling at 197, came the closest as he finished third in his weight class. Despite competing in one of the toughest weight classes in the regional, Kline was snubbed by the committee as only two wrestlers from the 197-lb weight class were chosen for nationals. Rahrlien wrestled through an injury throughout the competition and had to default in the fifth place match.(More
February 5
Rahrlien's Second Place Finish Leads Cobbers at North Country Invite. 
Matchday: Matchday Recap - Complete Results

February 2
Cobbers Can't Climb Out of 19-Point Hole, Fall 31-15 to Jamestown.
Matchday: Matchday Recap - Complete Results
January 22
Cobbers Can't Overcome Strength of MSU-Moorhead, Fall 38-3.
Matchday: Matchday Recap - Complete Results - Action Pictures - Matchday Program (word)
MOORHEAD-- Concordia fell behind 9-0 to cross-town rival at the start of their dual match, and was never able to recover as they fell 38-3 to the Dragons.

The loss snaps a four-match winning streak for the Cobbers and drops their dual-match record to 4-2 for the season. MSU-Moorhead raises their mark to 4-1 for the 2004-05 campaign. The victory is the 19th straight for the Dragons over the Cobbers.(More

January 19
Cobbers Beat NCAA Division II Northern State for Second Consecutive Year.
- Complete Results
ABERDEEN, S.D.-- For the second consecutive year Concordia wrestled NCAA Division II foe Northern State in a dual match, and for the second straight year the Cobbers scored 27 points their way to a victory. 

This year, Concordia won six of the ten matches and claimed a 27-15 victory. The win improves the Cobbers' dual match record to 4-1 this season. Concordia recently went 3-1 at the Terry Haws Dual Tournament held at St. John's. 

The match was decided in the final four individual bouts of the night. After falling behind 12-6 after the first four matches, the Cobbers claimed two victories by forfeit to take the lead at 18-12. With the match hanging in the balance, Thane Taylor (Fr., St. Cloud, Minn.), Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville, Minn.) and David Ahmed (So., Conrad, Mont.) all won their match by a decision and Concordia was able to prevail by the 12-point margin.(More)
January 15
Cobbers Post 3-1 Record at Terry Haws Dual Tournament at St. John's.
- Complete Results
COLLEGEVILLE-- Concordia continues to improve and impress in the 2004-05 season. The latest measuring stick was a quality showing in the Terry Haws Dual Tournament held at St. John's.

The Cobbers dropped their first match of the day but then rattled off three straight wins to finish the meet with a 3-1 record. That mark placed them second in the "B" bracket and it was tied for the third best record in the tournament.

The top three Cobber wrestlers once again led by example. Dennis Kline (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville, Minn.) and Smokey McBride (So., Eagan, Minn.) all posted 4-0 records. Kline had the most impressive slate for the Cobbers. The senior 197-pounder won all of his matches by a fall. Rahrlien, wrestling at 157, had one fall, a technical fall and a major decision in his four victories. McBride had two falls and won two matches by forfeit at the 125-pound weight class.(More

December 11
Cobbers Finish Off 2004 by Competing at St. Cloud State Invite.
- Complete SCSU Invitational Results (pdf)
Cobber Records at the SCSU Invite:
Smoke McBride (125) 0-2; Wes Graff (133) 0-2; Dustin Weege (149) 0-2; Lee Rahrlien (157) 1-2; David Ahmed (165) 0-2; Mitch Gabrielson (174) 0-2; Luke Reuss (184) 0-2.
December 7
Clay Nagel Named Concordia Wrestling Coach for the 2005-06 Season.
(MOORHEAD)--Concordia-Moorhead athletics director Dr. Larry Papenfuss announced today that Clay Nagel has been named the head coach for the Concordia wrestling team for the 2005-06 season. Nagel was hired in August to be the teamís co-head coach for the 2004-05 season. Nagel will take over for Doug Perry who has coached the team for the past 14 seasons and will be resigning in the spring.

Nagel is a well-traveled wrestling veteran that brings a wealth of top-level experience to the program. For the past 17 years he has been the head coach at Frazee High School. While under the tutelage of Nagel, the Hornets won three Minnesota state championships and 13 section titles. He was named the Minnesota State High School Class "A" Coach of the Year in 1999. He has also been named the Region Coach of the Year seven times and the Sub-Section Coach of the Year on six different occasions. In 1999 he was elected the President of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association.(More

December 4
Improving Cobbers Have Solid Showing at MSU-Moorhead Open.
- Smokey McBride finishes 2nd at 125; Lee Rahrlien finishes 3rd at extremely tough 157. 
- Complete Meet Results
MOORHEAD-- The number of wrestlers that Concordia has competing in each tournament is slightly down from previous years, however the quality of results is steadily increasing from week to week, meet to meet. 

The ever-improving Cobbers traveled across eighth street to compete in the Dragon Open and came away with another solid performance and had several wrestlers finish in the top five of their individual weight class.

Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville, Minn.) has emerged as a top-flight collegiate wrestler at 157. He finished third in the weight division with his only loss coming to two-time national champion Marcus LeVessuer of Augsburg. Rahrlien was the only wrestler in the tournament that did not lose to LeVessuer by a pin. In fact, the rest of LeVesseur's opponents did not make it out of the first round against the undefeated champion. Rahrlien finished the meet with a team-best, 4-1 record, and posted three wins over wrestlers from national power Augsburg. Two of the three wins against the Auggie grapplers came by pin.(More)
November 20
Results Are Now Online From Cobber Open!!
- Concordia's Dennis Kline wins 197-lb division and is named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet!!
- Complete Meet Results - Complete Team Match-by-Match Results
Results by Weight Class: 125 | 133 | 141 | 149 | 157 | 165 | 174 | 184 | 197 | 285 |

November 13
Cobbers Open 2004-05 Season By Competing at NDSU Open
- Complete Results
The Concordia wrestling team opened the 2004-05 season by competing in the NDSU Bison Open. Despite the step-up in competition, the Cobbers had several outstanding individual performances and placed two wrestlers in fifth place. Both Lee Rahrlien (Jr., Graceville, Minn.) and David Ahmed (So., Conrad, Mont.) finished fifth in their respective weight classes.

Rahrlien finished fifth at 157. He went 6-2 in the meet, and was knocked out of the championship bracket on a 5-3 decision to Collin Kelly of NDSU who went on to win the weight class. Rahrlien defeated wrestlers from the University of Mary and Jamestown College. His biggest victory came against Mike Quamme of Division I North Dakota State. Rahrlien came up with a 9-7 decision over Quamme in the quarterfinals of the wrestlebacks.

Ahmed recorded a fifth place finish at 165. He finished the meet with a 4-2 record, although his last win was a forfeit victory over teammate Mitch Gabrielson (So., Fergus Falls, Minn.). Ahmed had wins over wrestlers from MSU-Moorhead and the University of Mary. Gabrielson posted a 3-2 record in matches against wrestlers from other schools. 
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