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Season wrap-up 
Reiff and Nicholas Advance to NCAA Meet

The Cobber wrestling team finished 5th in the MIAC Championship Meet and advanced two Shawn Nicholaswrestlers to the NCAA National Tournament

Junior Nathan Reiff ('99, Whitehall, MT), the 1997 MIAC champion at 177 lbs., finished 3rd in the MIAC this year at 167 lbs. He qualified for the National Meet for a third consecutive year. 

Nathan ReiffSenior Shawn Nicholas ('98, Shepherd, MT) finished second at the MIAC Championship Meet at 134 lbs, losing a tough title match 1-0, and also advanced to the National Meet

  Earlier Headlines 
3/13 Concordian Story

March 6-7 NCAA Meet schedule and complete results

Nathan Reiff  (167) and Shawn Nicholas  (134) both lost their second  round matches March 6 in Waterloo after getting byes in the first round. 

Reiff  lost 2-0 to Jason Dell (Gettysburg) and then lost 3-1 in overtime to Joel Andrew (Wisconsin Steven's Point) in the consolation bracket. Reiff ended the year with a 16-8 record against wrestlers from 4-year schools. 

Nicholas lost his first match 15-4 to John Hatfield  (Simpson) and did not take part in the consolation round. He ended his senior season with a 19-14 record. 
Click here for complete NCAA results

3/6 Concordian Story

 Feb. 28  MIAC Championship at St. Thomas - Results

Cobbers finish 5th at MIAC as Augsburg claims Title
 Cobber senior 134 pounder Shawn Nicholas (Shepherd, MT) finished second at 134, losing 1-0 in the championship match. Nathan Reiff (Whitehall, MT), a 167 pounder, took third after he lost in the semi-finals to eventual champion, and the meet's Outstanding Wrestler, John Newman of St. John's. 

Both Nicholas and Reiff earned wild card invitations from the league coaches to the Division III National championship meet at Upper Iowa March 6-7 
 167 Nathan Reiff       16-6 
134 Shawn Nicholas     19-13 

Feb. 22 Meet Preview: 
Concordia is led by 2-time NCAA tournament participant Nathan Reiff (Whitehall, MT), a 167 pounder, and senior 134 pounder Shawn Nicholas (Shepherd, MT). Reiff finished second at 177 in 1996 and won the MIAC championship at 177 last year. 

The Cobbers finished 4th in last year's MIAC championship. 

2/20 Concordian Story

2/14 At Cobbers 8th at   Carleton Open
Shawn Nicholas takes 3rd at 134 and Nathan Reiff takes 3rd at 167

2/13 At  St. Olaf Tringular
St. Olaf 45, Concordia 12 
Concordia 24, Central 23 
(St. Olaf 54, Central 6) 

Feb. 7: Cobbers 7th at All-Lutheran Tourney at Luther

Cobbers go 1-4 at  MIAC Duals at Carleton Jan. 30-31
 1/30 L 33-9 to St. Thomas
 1/30 L 45-10 to St. John's
 1/31 W 33-25 over Carleton 
 1/31 L 54-0 to Augsburg
 1/31 L 45-9 to St. Olaf
 MIAC Duals 

1/30/98 See Concordian Story

1/24/98 Univ. of Mary Open results

1/16/98 Concordian Article

1/13/98 Cobbers lose at Valley City 36-18 

1/10/98  North Country Results at St. Thomas 

1/9/98 Concordian Article

12/13 Cobbers 11th at 15-team St. Cloud State Invitational . Shawn Nicholas  takes 5th at 134.

12/12 Concordian Story

12/10/97   Cobber Wrestling Dual vs Moorhead State, Moorhead St. wins 45-3 See Box Score

11/22/97 Shawn Nicholas  and Cameron Newmiller place second at Augsburg Open


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 1997-98 Wrestling Roster

WT  Name                  YR Hometown

126 Todd Maki             Fr Dillon, MT

134 Shawn Nicholas        Sr Billings, MT

150 Brett Maki            So Dillon, MT

142 Brady Berg            Fr Albert Lea

158 Colby Marich          Sr Thompson Falls, MT

158 Sean Sjodin           Fr Littleton, CO

158 Kyle Tisland          Jr Cass Lake, MN

167 Nathan Reiff          Jr Whitehall, MT
Head Coach: Doug Perry, 7th year 

Assistant Coach: Kirt Feit

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 1997-98 Cobber Wrestling Schedule

H/A Date Opponent Time
A 11/15 Bison Open
A 11/22 Augsburg Open
H 12/10 Moorhead State       L 3-45
A 12/13 St. Cloud St. Invitational
A 1/10  North Country
          @ St. Thomas
A 1/13  Valley City Dual     L 18-36
A 1/24  Univ. of Mary Open
A 1/30-31 MIAC Duals @ Carleton
                    1/30 L 33-9 to St. Thomas
                    1/30 L 45-10 to St. John's
                    1/31 W 33-25 over Carleton
                    1/31 L 54-0 to Augsburg
                    1/31 L 45-9 to St. Olaf
A 2/7   All Lutheran Tourney at Luther 7th place
        Luther College, Decorah, IA
A 2/13  St. Olaf Triangular 7:00
                    2/13 L 12-45 to St. Olaf
                    2/13 W 24-23 over Central, IA
A 2/14  Carleton Open 8th place
A 2/28 MIAC Championship at St. Thomas 5th place
A 3/6-7 NCAA Meet schedule and results
        Hosted by Upper Iowa, Young Arena in Waterloo

Dual record: 2-7 overall, 1-5 MIAC, 5th place

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