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Head Coach: Matt Nagel (2nd season)
Career Record: 15-5
Assistant coaches: Phil Moenkedick (1st season), Nick Magee (3rd season)


2013-2014 Dual Meet Record: 15-5
National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jacoby Bergeron (133, 6th), Jacob Long (149, 7th), Kyle LeDuc (157), Jake Krogstad (165), Sebastian Gardner (174), Christian Harrison (184), Cody Kasprick (285)
Returning National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jacoby Bergeron (133), Jake Krogstad (165), Sebastian Gardner (174)

Season outlook:
Concordia-Moorhead’s 2014-15 season will fall under the old football cliché “next man up”. The Cobbers return six wrestlers from last year’s team that finished second at the NCAA West Regional and set a school record for most dual wins. Unfortunately Concordia will have to replace four of the seven athletes who qualified for the national meet. The Cobbers have had “the next man up” step up for four straight seasons as they have finished in the top 15 at nationals for four consecutive years.

Concordia returns six starters from a team that went 15-5 in dual meets in 2014-15 and advanced to the championship match of the prestigious NWCA national Duals Meet. The solid six who return to lead the Cobbers are Gabe Foltz (125), Jacoby Bergeron (133), Yonas Gebreab (141), Jake Krogstad (165), Sebastian Gardner (174) and Delson Saintal (197).

Concordia hired two-time Division III national champion Phil Moenkedick as an assistant coach in the summer. His familiarity with the program and ability to relate to the athletes trying to get to the next level will help head coach Matt Nagel give more 1-on-1 instruction inside the room during practices on a daily basis.