Concordia 29, Dickinson State 18

Concordia-Moorhead Sets School record For Dual-Meet Wins

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Driven by the strength of three pins, No.6-ranked Concordia beat Dickinson State 29-18 to set a school record for dual-meet wins in a single season. The Cobbers are now 13-4 on the season which breaks the old record of 12 victories set back in 2009-10.

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Concordia received pin falls from Jake Long, Jake Krogstad and Cody Kasprick to earn the 11-point victory. The Cobbers won the first two bouts of the night and then Long and Krogstad staked CC to a 23-3 lead. The Blue Hawks made the dual interesting by winning three straight matches to cut the lead to 23-18 but then Kasprick closed out the night with a pin fall at 285.

The Cobbers won six of the 10 bouts against Dickinson State and five of those were of the “bonus point” variety. In addition to the three pins on the night, Concordia also registered a pair of major decisions.

Gabe Foltz and No.5-ranked Jacoby Bergeron won back-to-back matches to start the night. Foltz fought through a bloody nose in his entire match at 125. He trailed 3-2 midway through the third period and then came up with a late takedown to earn a 4-3 victory. Bergeron controlled his match at 133 the entire three periods and claimed a 20-7 major decision win. The win improves Bergeron’s record to 22-7 on the season. He leads the Cobbers in wins.

Long wasted little time to come up with his pin at 149. He brought his opponent to the mat in the first 15 seconds and then put his shoulder on the mat at the 52-second mark. Long is now 20-7 on the year and is the fourth CC wrestler to reach the 20-win plateau.

Kyle LeDuc had a major decision sandwiched between the pins by Long and Krogstad. LeDuc blanked his foe 10-0 to grab his 21st win of the season.

Krogstad, who was wrestling in his first match since the middle of December, pinned his opponent at 2:55 to pick up his fourth pin of the season.

After the Blue Hawks rattled off three straight wins to bring the deficit down to five points and keep the team outcome in the balance, Kasprick gave up the first two points in his bout at 285 and then exerted his will before finally gaining the pin at 6:30. It was Kasprick’s third straight victory by pin and ups his season mark to 19-9.

Concordia will step away from dual-meet competition to compete at the North Country Open hosted by St. John’s on Saturday, Feb. 1 beginning at 9 a.m.

Arena: Memorial Auditorium
Start Time: 7 p.m.
End Time: 8:20 p.m.
Total Time: 1:20
Attendance: 231

#6 Concordia-Moorhead 29, Dickinson State 18
125 Gabe Foltz, COMO, dec. Deshun Haynes, DSND, 4-3
133 Jacoby Bergeron, COMO, maj. dec. Cade Coles, DSND, 20-7
141 Seth Ehlang, DSND, dec. Yonas Gebreab, COMO, 7-6
149 Jacob Long, COMO, pinned Garrett Traylor, DSND, 0:52
157 Kyle LeDuc, COMO, maj. dec. Sean Elkins, DSND, 10-0
165 Jake Krogstad, COMO, pinned Jonathan Morales, DSND, 2:55
174 Jon Solano, DSND, pinned Jackson Barber, COMO, 4:01
184 Lane Oversen, DSND, dec. Christian Harrison, COMO, 10-8
197 Trevor Conrad, DSND, pinned Delson Saintal, COMO, 2:45
285 Cody Kasprick, COMO, pinned Brian Klevis, DSND, 6:30

Match Notes:
– Concordia is ranked 6th in the latest NWCA Division III poll.
– #6 Concordia is now 13-4 in dual meets this season.
– The 13 wins is a school record for most dual-meet wins in a season.
– Dickinson State is now 5-9 in dual meets this season.
– Concordia won 6 of the 10 individual bouts.
– Concordia won 3 bouts by pin fall, 2 by major decision and 1 by decision.
– Dickinson State won 2 bouts by pin fall and 2 by decision.
– No.5-ranked Jacoby Bergeron from Concordia is now 22-7 on the year.
– No.7-ranked Jake Long from Concordia is now 20-7 on the season
– No.4-ranked Cody Kasprick from Concordia is now 19-9.

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