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Concordia College-Moorehead Cobbers
Head Coach: Clay Nagel
Years at School as head coach: 5
Assistant Coaches: Matt Nagel, Dennis Kaatz and Greg Schmitz

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 10-1
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Phil Moenkedick (184/2nd), Anthony Neumann (197/NQ)
Returning Qualifier and All-American: Moenkedick (AA), Ben Anderson (NQ/2008)

Top returning starters:
125 Daron Hohbein, 4th Great Lakes
133 Mike Holman, 5th Great Lakes
141 Ben Anderson, 2008 National Qualifier, 2009 4th Great Lakes
149 Justin Berns, 3rd Great Lakes
165 Lane Lunde, 4th @ 157 Great Lakes
174 Ross Dankers, 7th Great Lakes
184 Phil Moenkedick, 1st Great Lakes, National Runner-up.

Top incoming wrestlers:
Josten Coleman Oakes, ND, 126 Career wins, 6th 4th, 4th, and 5th.
Tyler Blauert Frazee, MN, 91 career wins, 5th
Kevin Fynboh Thief River Falls, MN, 167 career wins, State champion 2009
Josh Kelly Oakes, ND, 159 career wins, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 4th
Nathan Schmitz, Perham, MN, 142 career wins, 4th, 2nd
Tom Bouressa, Alexandria MN, 4th,5th, 115 career wins
David Baker Buffalo, MN, 123 career wins, 6th
Eric Leesburg Robbinsdale, MN, 127 career wins, 5th

Last season the Cobbers finished the year ranked eighth nationally, finished second in the Great Lakes Conference and compiled a 10-1 dual record on the season.  National finalist Phil Moenkedick returns at 184 to seek his first title.  Joining the coaching staff this year will be former Minnesota wrestler Matt Nagel.  Nagel was a 3x NCAA qualifier and was an All-American at 165.  With seven returning regional placewinners, the Cobbers will again have a very strong dual meet team and hope to advance some more wrestlers to the NCAA tournament.  The incoming class is highlighted by four time state placewinners (and high school teammates) Josten Coleman and Josh Kelly.