November 17, 2012

Bouressa And Cobbers Shine At Finn Grinaker Open

MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/17/12)—Senior All-American Tom Bouressa led an impressive Concordia charge at the annual Finn Grinaker Cobber Invite on Saturday. Bouressa won the 285-lb weight class and in the process beat a pair of top wrestlers from NCAA Division I schools.   

Bouressa was one of five Concordia wrestlers to place in the top 5 of the gold division at the invite. He was also one of two CC athletes to capture weight division titles at the meet. Sophomore Danny Pike won the 197-lb weight class in the maroon division which was for first-year athletes or wrestlers that didn't have a lot of collegiate experience. Pike was the leader of a quartet of inexperienced Cobbers who all placed in the top 3 of the maroon division.

Bouressa started the invite by pulling out a 2-1 overtime decision against teammate Cody Kasprick. He then pulled out a 4-2 decision over Evan Knutson of North Dakota State in the semifinals. Knutson was the Bison's starting wrestler at 285 last year and was in the lineup when NDSU wrestled a dual against No.24-ranked Boise State on Friday. Bouressa capped his afternoon by earning a hard-fought 2-1 decision over Cody Krumweide of Northern Iowa. Krumweide went 25-7 last season as a redshirt freshman for the Panthers and was a three-time Iowa high school state champion .

In addition to Bouressa's title at 285, two other Cobber athletes wrestled in the title match in their weight class. Josten Coleman and Sebastian Gardner both lost in the championship match and both lost to Division I wrestlers from Northern Iowa. Coleman went 2-1 at 165 to claim his runner-up spot. He recorded a 10-9 decision over Jack Barnes of St. Cloud State in the quarterfinals and then pinned Riley Banach of Northern Iowa in the semifinals. Gardner also went 2-1 on the day. He started his invite at 174 by earning a 9-2 decision over Billy Dean of Southwest Minnesota State. Gardner then edged Cameron Schrempp of Dickinson State 3-2 in the semifinals.

Jordan Bendson and Chris Harrison came away with the other two top 5 finishes in the gold division for Concordia. Benson was 1-2 at 165 and placed fourth at 165 while Harrison went 2-1 and finished fifth at 174. Harrison lost his first match of the day but then came back to win his next two to finish fifth. His two wins were pin falls over wrestlers from MSU Moorhead and the University of Minnesota.

Pike, who also plays for the Cobber football team, went 3-0 at 197 to earn his championship. The biggest win of the meet for Pike came in the title bout where he posted a 15-10 decision over Colt Castlebury of North Dakota State who was the Kansas state high school champion last year.   

Freshmen Chase Austvold, Gabe Foltz and Delson Saintal were the other three CC athletes to finish in the top 3 in the maroon division. Austvold placed second at 141 where he went 3-1. His only loss came in the championship match where he fell 9-3 to Gunner Wolfensperger of Northern Iowa. Foltz finished third at 125. He won his first two matches before falling in the semifinal 3-0 to Devin Wolf of North Dakota State. Saintal was the final member of the CC youngster trio to finish in the top 3. He went 3-1 at 197. His three wins came over athletes from Northern Iowa, St. Cloud State and Southwest Minnesota State.

Concordia will return to dual-meet action when they travel to Marshall, Minn. to take on Southwest Minnesota State on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.


Finn Grinaker Cobber Open Results for Concordia-Moorhead

Gold Division (Upper Class) 133 - Jake Kostik's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Joe Colon (Northern Iowa) won by tech fall over Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) (TF 20-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Justin Reinsma (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Jake Kostik (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 10-6)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 157 - Jake Long's place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jacob Long (Concordia-Moorhead) won by major decision over Milton Nkunku (Dickinson State) (Maj 14-2)
Quarterfinal - Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) won in tie breaker - 1 over Jacob Long (Concordia-Moorhead) (TB-1 8-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Steven Keogh (University of Minnesota) won by pin over Jacob Long (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 2:27)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 157 - Kevin Fynboh's place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jake D. Horn (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Kevin Fynboh (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 12-7)
Cons. Round 1 - Kevin Fynboh (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Fynboh (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Jaykob Miller (Jamestown (N.D.),) (Dec 9-4)
Cons. Semi - Steven Keogh (University of Minnesota) won by decision over Kevin Fynboh (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 1-0)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 165 - Jake Krogstad's place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jake Krogstad (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Riley Banach (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Jake Krogstad (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 15-8)
Cons. Round 2 - Jake Krogstad (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Jake Krogstad (Concordia-Moorhead) won by injury default over Jack Barnes (St. Cloud State) (Inj. 0:00)
5th Place Match - Brock Krumm (University of Mary) won by decision over Jake Krogstad (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 9-7)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 165 - Jordan Bendson's place is 4th and has scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Bendson (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Jordan Bendson (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Jean Augustin (Minot State) (Dec 6-2)
Semifinal - Jarrett Jensen (Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Jordan Bendson (Concordia-Moorhead) (Maj 15-3)
3rd Place Match - Riley Banach (Northern Iowa) won in sudden victory - 1 over Jordan Bendson (Concordia-Moorhead) (SV-1 11-9)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 165 - Josten Coleman's place is 2nd and has scored 22.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Josten Coleman (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Josten Coleman (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Jack Barnes (St. Cloud State) (Dec 10-9)
Semifinal - Josten Coleman (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Riley Banach (Northern Iowa) (Pin 1:59)
1st Place Match - Jarrett Jensen (Northern Iowa) won by pin over Josten Coleman (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 1:23)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 174 - Sebastian Gardner's place is 2nd and has scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Billy Dean (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 9-2)
Semifinal - Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Cameron Schrempp (Dickinson State) (Dec 3-2)
1st Place Match - Cody Caldwell (Northern Iowa) won by pin over Sebastian Gardner (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 1:23)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 184 - Chris Harrison's place is 5th and has scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Christian Harrison (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Jesse Hellinger (Dickinson State) won by decision over Christian Harrison (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Christian Harrison (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Christian Harrison (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Matthew Beehler (Minnesota State Moorhead) (Pin 1:41)
5th Place Match - Christian Harrison (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Jonathan Volp (University of Minnesota) (Pin 4:12)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 285 - Tom Bouressa's place is 1st and has scored 24.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tom Bouressa (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Tom Bouressa (Concordia-Moorhead) won in tie breaker - 1 over Cody Kasprick (Concordia-Moorhead) (TB-1 2-1)
Semifinal - Tom Bouressa (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Evan Knutson (North Dakota State University) (Dec 4-2)
1st Place Match - Tom Bouressa (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Cody Krumweide (Northern Iowa) (Dec 2-1)

Gold Division (Upper Class) 285 - Cody Kasprick's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Cody Kasprick (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Brian Klevis (Dickinson State) (Dec 2-0)
Quarterfinal - Tom Bouressa (Concordia-Moorhead) won in tie breaker - 1 over Cody Kasprick (Concordia-Moorhead) (TB-1 2-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Cody Kasprick (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi - Gerad Fugleberg (Minnesota State Moorhead) won by pin over Cody Kasprick (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 0:20)




Maroon Division (Freshman) 125 - Gabe Foltz's place is 3rd and has scored 15.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Mark Jolcover (Northern Iowa) (Pin 6:29)
Quarterfinal - Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Dylan Konechne (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Dec 6-4)
Semifinal - Devin Wolf (North Dakota State University) won by decision over Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 3-0)
3rd Place Match - Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 6-3)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 125 - Will McCarthy's place is 4th and has scored 12.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Ruben Bermudez (Ridgewater College) (Pin 3:59)
Quarterfinal - Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) won in tie breaker - 1 over Joey Murillo (Jamestown (N.D.),) (TB-1 3-1)
Semifinal - Hunter Weber (North Dakota State University) won by pin over Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 1:57)
3rd Place Match - Gabe Foltz (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Will McCarthy (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 6-3)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 141 - Chase Austvold's place is 2nd and has scored 20.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Chase Austvold (Concordia-Moorhead) won by major decision over Cody Cline (Iowa Lakes Community College) (Maj 11-3)
Quarterfinal - Chase Austvold (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Tyler Patten (Northern Iowa) (Dec 7-5)
Semifinal - Chase Austvold (Concordia-Moorhead) won by major decision over Cullan Morrissey (St. Cloud State) (Maj 13-5)
1st Place Match - Gunner Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Chase Austvold (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 9-3)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 141 - John Krzyska's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - John Kryska (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Dillon Kifer (Jamestown (N.D.),) (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinal - Gunner Wolfensperger (Northern Iowa) won by pin over John Kryska (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 3:45)
Cons. Round 2 - Clayton Steinmetz (Dickinson State) won by decision over John Kryska (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 11-4)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 149 - Zach Barber's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Matt Fuller (Unattached) won by decision over Zach Barber (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 7-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Chris Halblom (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Zach Barber (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 6-0)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 157 - Ben Cousins's place is unknown and has scored 1.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Curt Maas (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Ben Cousins (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Ben Cousins (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Jordan Chouanard (St. Cloud State) (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 2 - James Smith (Iowa Lakes Community College) won in tie breaker - 1 over Ben Cousins (Concordia-Moorhead) (TB-1 6-5)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 165 - Race Heitkamp's place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points.
Prelim - Race Heitkamp (Concordia-Moorhead) won by major decision over Matt Mason (Itasca Community College) (Maj 18-8)
Champ. Round 1 - Johnny Gonzalez (Jamestown (N.D.),) won by pin over Race Heitkamp (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 2:22)
Cons. Round 1 - Race Heitkamp (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Travis Longtin (Southwest Minnesota State) (Dec 6-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Hanson (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Race Heitkamp (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 4:29)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 165 - Dylan Hanson's place is unknown and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Hanson (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Zach Pickering (Jamestown (N.D.),) (Pin 4:32)
Quarterfinal - Josh Berg (St. Cloud State) won by major decision over Dylan Hanson (Concordia-Moorhead) (Maj 13-5)
Cons. Round 2 - Dylan Hanson (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Race Heitkamp (Concordia-Moorhead) (Pin 4:29)
Cons. Semi - Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State) won by tech fall over Dylan Hanson (Concordia-Moorhead) (TF 17-0)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 197 - Delson Saintal's place is 3rd and has scored 17.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Delson Saintal (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Kyle Beale (Northern Iowa) (Pin 3:26)
Quarterfinal - Delson Saintal (Concordia-Moorhead) won in sudden victory - 1 over Luke Belich (St. Cloud State) (SV-1 5-3)
Semifinal - Danny Pike (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Delson Saintal (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-2)
3rd Place Match - Delson Saintal (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Stephen Ellis (Southwest Minnesota State) (Pin 5:30)


Maroon Division (Freshman) 197 - Taylor Brown's place is 6th and has scored 7.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Taylor Brown (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Stephen Ellis (Southwest Minnesota State) won by decision over Taylor Brown (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 8-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Taylor Brown (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Semi - Taylor Brown (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Joel Koch (Ridgewater College) (Pin 2:00)
5th Place Match - Luke Belich (St. Cloud State) won by decision over Taylor Brown (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-1)

Maroon Division (Freshman) 197 - Danny Pike's place is 1st and has scored 26.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Danny Pike (Concordia-Moorhead) received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal - Danny Pike (Concordia-Moorhead) won by pin over Reece Waldie (Ridgewater College) (Pin 1:15)
Semifinal - Danny Pike (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Delson Saintal (Concordia-Moorhead) (Dec 5-2)
1st Place Match - Danny Pike (Concordia-Moorhead) won by decision over Colt Castlebury (North Dakota State University) (Dec 15-10)