Tune-Ups And Positioning At North Country Open

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Concordia used the annual North Country Open held at St. John’s for a tune-up for some wrestlers and as clarification in team position for others. The Cobbers took 26 wrestlers to the meet and came away with a trio of place winners.

Unlike in years past where the meet was almost exclusively NCAA Division III and NAIA teams, this year’s invite had a Division I and II flavor to it. Wrestlers from the University of Minnesota, North Dakota State, St. Cloud State and MSU Mankato were abundant in every weight class.

The crew that participated in the meet was without several key Cobber regulars as the coaching staff wanted to make evaluations of other athletes heading into the final stretch of the season.

Aaron Dick, Yonas Gebreab and Brandon Larson showed why they have been in a regular rotation for Concordia throughout the season as they all finished in the top 6.

Dick went 2-2 at 125 and placed fourth in the weight class. His big win on the day came in the consolation semifinal when he scored a major decision over an athlete from St. John’s.

Gebreab, the team’s starting wrestler at 149 went 3-1 for the meet and placed sixth. He lost his first match but then came back to earn three straight decisions before having to retire because of health issues for the final two bouts.

Larson continues to round into wrestling match shape after sitting out almost a full month because of an injury. Larson had the most wins of any CC athlete on the day. He went 4-2 at 184 and placed fifth. His only two losses came at the hands of wrestlers from the University of Minnesota. Larson is now 14-6 on the season.

Alexi Bode was the only other Concordia athlete that had three wins on the day. He went 3-2 at 157 and had wins over a pair of wrestlers from Southwest MN State. Specht was also 3-2 at 157

Concordia will head back to Collegeville when they wrestle St. John’s in a dual match on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.

North Country Open Results

North Country Open Results for Concordia-Moorhead
Open Division 125 – Aaron Dick’s place is 4th
Quarterfinal – Aaron Dick (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Joel Salomon (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Aaron Dick (Fall 1:18)
Cons. Semi – Aaron Dick won by major decision over Ben Kollaja (Saint John`s) (Maj 15-4)
3rd Place Match – Trevor Schultz (MSU-Mankato) won by decision over Aaron Dick (Dec 10-7)

Open Division 133 – Will McCarthy
Champ. Round 1 – Mike Rhone (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Will McCarthy (Fall 6:55)
Cons. Round 1 – Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) won in overtime over Will McCarthy (OT 3-2)

Open Division 133 – Dawit Gebreab
Champ. Round 1 – Nicholas O`Brien (NDSU) won by fall over Dawit Gebreab (Fall 6:04)
Cons. Round 1 – Cody Petrs (Southwest State) won by major decision over Dawit (Maj 9-0)

Open Division 133 – Gabe Foltz
Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Foltz won by fall over Tevin Zavadil (Saint John`s) (Fall 1:18)
Quarterfinal – Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Gabe Foltz (Fall 1:57)
Cons. Round 2 – Gabe Foltz won in overtime over Will Mccarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) (OT 3-2)
Cons. Round 3 – Zach Stewart (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Gabe Foltz (Maj 11-0)

Open Division 141 – Aaron Senne
Champ. Round 1 – Thomas Thorn (Minnesota) won by fall over Aaron Senne (Fall 1:10)
Cons. Round 1 – Aaron Senne (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Aaron Senne won by tech fall over Ken Kastenbauer (Unattached) (TF 20-4)
Cons. Round 3 – Aaron Senne won in overtime over Adam Presler (Concordia-Moorhead) (OT 11-9)
Cons. Round 4 – Travis Swanson (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Aaron Senne (Fall 4:13)

Open Division 141 – Adam Presler
Champ. Round 1 – Adam Presler (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Gannon Volk (Minnesota) won by decision over Adam Presler (Dec 7-6)
Cons. Round 2 – Adam Presler (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Aaron Senne (Concordia-Moorhead) won in overtime over Adam Presler (OT 11-9)

Open Division 141 – Gus McCarthy
Champ. Round 1 – Gus McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Travis Swanson (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Gus McCarthy (Fall 2:27)
Cons. Round 2 – Gus McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Thomas Keskey (Ridgewater) won by decision over Gus McCarthy (Dec 12-7)

Open Division 149 – Jake Kostik
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Kostik won by major decision over Zach Beaumaster (SWMNST) (Maj 13-1)
Quarterfinal – Mark Voss (North Dakota State) won by major decision over Jake Kostik (Maj 17-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Jake Kostik won by tech fall over Nathaniel Rykerd (North Dakota State) (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Yonas Gebreab (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Jake Kostik (Dec 5-3)

Open Division 149 – Yonas Gebreab’s place is 6th
Champ. Round 1 – Larry Bomstad (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Yonas Gebreab (Fall 1:26)
Cons. Round 1 – Yonas Gebreab won by decision over Branden Schorr (Saint John`s) (Dec 6-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Yonas Gebreab won by decision over Jake Hickerson (Unattached) (Dec 12-9)
Cons. Round 3 – Yonas Gebreab won by decision over Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-3)
Cons. Semi – Curt Zachmeier (St. Cloud State) won by medical forfeit over Yonas Gebreab
5th Place Match – Alex Stuhl (North Dakota State) won by medical forfeit over Yonas Gebreab

Open Division 157 – Joseph Heinz
Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Heinz (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Joseph Heinz won by fall over Mike Shaughnessy (Unattached) (Fall 4:26)
Quarterfinal – Gable Frandsen (Augsburg) won by decision over Joseph Heinz (Dec 9-3)
Cons. Round 4 – Levi Specht (Concordia-Moorhead) won by fall over Joseph Heinz (Fall 0:38)

Open Division 157 – Jeff Galifus
Champ. Round 1 – Ochirbat Bayanjargal (SJU) won by major decision over Jeff Galifus (Maj 16-7)
Cons. Round 1 – Jeff Galifus (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Jeff Galifus won by fall over Marcos Perez (Rochester CC) (Fall 6:03)
Cons. Round 3 – Levi Specht (Concordia-Moorhead) won by fall over Jeff Galifus (Fall 1:12)

Open Division 157 – Alexi Bode
Champ. Round 1 – Alexi Bode won by fall over Colton Stoddard (Southwest State) (Fall 2:00)
Champ. Round 2 – Tone Fuenffinger (Augsburg) won by major decision over Alexi Bode (Maj 11-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Alexi Bode won by decision over Cody Heitman (Southwest State) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Alexi Bode won by decision over Chase Monger (Saint John`s) (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 4 – Grant Parker (Augsburg) won by decision over Alexi Bode (Dec 7-4)

Open Division 157 – Levi Specht
Champ. Round 1 – Levi Specht (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Champ. Round 2 – Travis Holt (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Levi Specht (Fall 4:50)
Cons. Round 2 – Levi Specht (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – Levi Specht won by fall over Jeff Galifus (Concordia-Moorhead) (Fall 1:12)
Cons. Round 4 – Levi Specht won by fall over Joseph Heinz (Concordia-Moorhead) (Fall 0:38)
Cons. Round 5 – Joe Umlauf (North Dakota State) won by fall over Levi Specht (Fall 4:32)

Open Division 165 – Jake Berens
Champ. Round 1 – Brad Maas (MSU-Mankato) won by decision over Jake Berens (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Vogt (Rochester CC) won by fall over Jake Berens (Fall 0:00)

Open Division 165 – Blake Bergeron
Champ. Round 1 – Teddy Erickson (Saint John`s) won by decision over Blake Bergeron (Dec 9-2)
Cons. Round 1 – Alex Anaya (SCSU) won by major decision over Blake Bergeron (Maj 13-5)

Open Division 165 – Zach Barber
Champ. Round 1 – Zach Barber won by fall over Jesse Rogers (Saint John`s) (Fall 2:04)
Quarterfinal – Darius Wright (Minnesota) won by major decision over Zach Barber (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 2 – Zach Barber won by tech fall over Jack Edberg (Saint John`s) (TF 15-0)
Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Vogt (Rochester CC) won by decision over Zach Barber (Dec 5-2)

Open Division 174 – Jake Johnson
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Johnson won by fall over Austin Boniface (Augsburg) (Fall 2:26)
Champ. Round 2 – Clayton Jennissen (SCSU) won by major decision over Jake Johnson (Maj 13-2)
Cons. Round 2 – Cody Carson (MSU-Mankato) won by major decision over Jake Johnson (Maj 10-1)

Open Division 174 – Dane Ringquist
Champ. Round 1 – Dane Ringquist won by decision over Devin Nanik (Saint John`s) (Dec 3-2)
Champ. Round 2 – Tim Moore (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Dane Ringquist (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 2 – Nick Hoff (Saint John`s) won by fall over Dane Ringquist (Fall 0:54)

Open Division 184 – Spencer Oeltjenbrun
Champ. Round 1 – W.Balow (UM) won by major decision over Spencer Oeltjenbruns (Maj 16-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Spencer Oeltjenbruns won by fall over Alex Kubicek (Rochester CC) (Fall 2:08)
Cons. Round 2 – Uthman Rabiu (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Spencer Oeltjenbruns (Fall 1:58)

Open Division 184 – Brandon Larson’s place is 5th
Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Larson won by decision over Nick Pegelow (Saint John`s) (Dec 6-2)
Quarterfinal – Dalton Lunde (Minnesota) won by major decision over Brandon Larson (Maj 16-4)
Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Larson won by fall over Dan Marquete (Concordia-Moorhead) (Fall 2:39)
Cons. Round 3 – Brandon Larson won by decision over Uthman Rabiu (St. Cloud State) (Dec 7-2)
Cons. Semi – Christopher Pfarr (Minnesota) won by decision over Brandon Larson (Dec 11-4)
5th Place Match – Brandon Larson won by major decision over Nick Pegelow (SJU) (Maj 12-2)

Open Division 184 – Dan Marquete
Champ. Round 1 – Dylon Braun (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Dan Marquete (Dec 11-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Dan Marquete won by fall over Joseph Weeding (Minnesota-Duluth) (Fall 0:30)
Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Larson (Concordia-Moorhead) won by fall over Dan Marquete (Fall 2:39)

Open Division 184 – Drew Peterson
Champ. Round 1 – Ben McPhail (St. Cloud State) won by fall over Drew Peterson (Fall 2:16)
Cons. Round 1 – Robert Tait (Saint John`s) won by decision over Drew Peterson (Dec 6-2)

Open Division 197 – Kody Vandeneykel
Champ. Round 1 – Trae Story (SCSU) won by major decision over Kody Vandeneykel (Maj 9-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Kody Vandeneykel (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Chris Zimmer (MSU-Mankato) won by decision over Kody Vandeneykel (Dec 12-5)

Open Division 197 – Danny Pike
Champ. Round 1 – Matthew Hechsel (Augsburg) won by tech fall over Danny Pike (TF 16-0)
Cons. Round 1 – Danny Pike won by fall over Chaydon O`Fallon (MSU-Mankato) (Fall 6:51)
Cons. Round 2 – Wyatt Running (MSU-Mankato) won by fall over Danny Pike (Fall 1:53)

Open Division 197 – Kyle Willette
Champ. Round 1 – Wyatt Running (MSU-Mankato) won by fall over Kyle Willette (Fall 0:45)
Cons. Round 1 – Maverick Whitcomb (Ridgewater) won by fall over Kyle Willette (Fall 1:21)

Open Division 285 – Tyler Hoffman
Champ. Round 1 – Mike Dyer (Rochester CC) won by fall over Tyler Hoffman (Fall 2:05)
Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Hoffman (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Luke Destiche (Minnesota) won by decision over Tyler Hoffman (Dec 10-8)

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