2013-2014 Concordia Moorhead Preview

Cobber LogoConcordia College Moorhead Cobbers
Head Coach: Matt Nagel
Years at School as head coach: 1st year as Head Coach, 5th season on staff
Career Record at school: 28-22 as an assistant over the past 4 yrs
Assistant Coaches: Clay Nagel, Nick Magee, Justin Berns, Justin Lagosh

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record:8-5
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:
Will McCarthy (125), Jacoby Bergeron (133), Jake Long (5th, 149), Kevin Fynboh (157), Nate Schmitz (197), Tom Bouressa (6th)

Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Will McCarthy, Jacoby Bergeron, Jake Long

Top returning starters:
6 – Returning Starters, which all placed in the West Regional Tournament.
125 – Will McCarthy NQ
133 – Jacoby Bergeron, NQ, West Region Champ
141 – Chase Austvold 5th in West Region
149 – Jake Long All-American 5th, West Region Champ
174 – Sebastian Gardner, 6th in West Region
184 – Christian Harrison, 5th in West Region.

Top incoming wrestlers:
157 – Shane Undem Valley City, ND 4X state place winner
165 – Jackson Barber from Kalispell MT, 2X State Champ, 4X place winner 115 Career Wins
184/197 – Brandon Larson Valley City ND, Transfer from NDSU
197 – Justice Davis Centenial MN, 1x State entrant 4th place

Season outlook:
Concordia returns half of their six NCAA qualifiers and one of their All-Americans in 149 lb. Jake Long. They will look to replace 2012 All-American Nate Schmitz and 2x All-American Tom Bouressa. The replacement for Bouressa, however, is senior Cody Kasprick who has wins over three national qualifiers last year while backing up Bouressa. Kyle Leduc was edged in a late season wrestle off by NCAA qualifier Kevin Fynboh, but he did defeat Fynboh in an official match last season. He should slot right in at 157 and contend right away. One other change in Moorhead is Matt Nagel officially taking over as head coach after four years on staff. The Cobbers have had four straight years in the top 15 at the NCAA Championships and will hope to extend that streak to five while breaking into the top ten.