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Concordia Moorhead Cobbers
Head coaches Clay and Matt Nagel
Assistant coaches: Nick Magee and Tony Hewitt

2011 Dual Meet Record: 12-5 (3rd Great Lakes, 7th NCAA)
2011 NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Phil Moenkedick 1st at 184, Justin Berns 5th at 157, Ben Presler 125, Daron Hohbein 133, Nate Schmitz 197, Tom Bouressa 4th at 285
Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ben Presler 125, Daron Hohbein 133, Nate Schmitz 197, Tom Bouressa 4th at 285

Top Returning Starters:
125 Ben Presler – NCAA Qualifier
133 Daron Hohbein – NCAA Qualifier
197 Nate Schmitz – NCAA Qualifier
285 Tom Bouressa – 4th NCAA

Incoming wrestlers:
Jacoby Bergeron (125) Thief River Falls, MN
Brady Coleman (133) Oakes ND
Will McCarthy (125) Wheaton, MN
Brennan Gorder (133/141) Sidney, MT
Jake Kostik (141) North Branch, MN
Jake Krogstad (165) Dover-Eyota, MN
Jordan Phibbs (197) Windom, MN
Nick Bachmann (174) Cottage Grove, MN
Tyler Chapple (133) South Bend, IN
Chris Harrison (174/184) Pine River, MN
Danny Pike (174) Park Rapids MN
Levi Specht (133/141) Granite Falls, MN
Eugene Stepan (165) Willmar, MN
Sebastian Gardner (174) Monticello, MN
Connor Malone (165) Lewistown, MT
Chandler Trout (174/184) Staples, MN

Season outlook:
Concordia put together a great season a year ago with three All-Americans, a program high 12 wins, and their best ever finish at the NCAA tournament. They also defeated Augsburg in a dual meet for the first time ever. With four NCAA qualifers and seven total starters back from that team, the Cobbers are looking forward to another good season. It will be difficult to replace the points from NcAA champion Phil Moenkedick and 5th place finisher Justin Berns, but if qualifiers Presler, Hohbein, and Schmitz can make it on the podium, it will be a start. Tom Bouressa was 4th in a very good 285 weigh last season and opens the season ranked #1. Clay Nagel has done a fantastic job brining the Cobbers to national prominence, and they are showin no signs of giving that up anytime soon.