Cobbers announce 16 recruits

Concordia College Head Coach Matt Nagel and his staff are excited to announce the 2015-16 incoming class for the Cobber wrestling team. The class includes 15 wrestlers from Minnesota and one from Illinois and includes two transfers. There is an abundance of talent in this group that includes one state champion, five state runners-up, seven state place winners, and three state entrants.

2015-16 Concordia Recruits

Ty Johnson – 141/149 pounds
Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Three-year captain
  • Four-time state entrant
  • 154 career wins, 60 career pins
  • MWCA All-Academic
  • National Honors Society
  • Four-time Academic Letter Award Winner

Karl Keeler – 133/141 pounds
Mounds View, Minnesota

  • Two-year captain
  • Two-time state entrant
  • 2015 state sixth place
  • 76 career wins
  • Four-time Academic Letter Award Winner
  • Graduated with Highest Honors

Blane Tschida – 133/141 pounds
Kimball, Minnesota

  • Six-time Greco-Roman All-American
  • Two-time Greco-Roman national finalist
  • Three-year captain
  • Four-time state placer
  • 2015 state runner-up
  • 177 career wins, 86 career pins

Cody Weiland 141/149 pounds
Crookston, Minnesota

  • 2015 captain
  • Three-time state entrant
  • 2014 state fourth place
  • 203 career wins, 108 career pins
  • 2014 All-State Academic

Nick Gravdahl – 157/165 pounds
Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, Minnesota

  • Team captain
  • 2015 state sixth place
  • 121 career wins, 64 career pins
  • Three-time Section All-Academic Team
  • National Honor Society

Jesse Bucholz – Heavyweight
Perham, Minnesota

  • Team captain
  • State entrant
  • 63 career wins
  • National Honor Society

Parker Jackson – 157/165 pounds
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

  • School career wins and takedowns record
  • 2014 and 2015 captain
  • Three-time section champion
  • 2013 state sixth place
  • 2014 state fourth place
  • 2015 state fifth place
  • 214 career wins
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 Academic All-Section
  • 2014, 2015 Academic All-State

Ben Baumgartner – 141/149 pounds
Park Rapids, Minnesota

  • 2012 state sixth place
  • 2015 state third place

Hunter Sant Amour – 197/184 pounds
El Paso, Illinois

  • Two-year captain
  • 2014 state third place
  • 2015 state runner-up
  • 122 career wins, 68 career pins

Rylee Anderson – 149/157 pounds
Barnsville, Minnesota

  • Four-time state entrant
  • Team captain
  • 139 career wins, 48 career pins
  • ‘A’ Honor Roll
  • National Honor Society

Royal Crow – 157/165 pounds
West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville, Minnesota

  • Two-year captain
  • Three-time state entrant
  • 2015 state sixth place
  • 44 career pins
  • 124 career wins
  • Six-time Spotlight on Scholarship Award

Cole Sladek – 165/174 pounds
St. Michael-Albertville/North Dakota State

  • Two-year captain
  • Four-time section champion
  • Four-time state placer
  • Two-time state runner-up
  • 188 career wins
  • MWCA Academic All-State

Jacob Briggs – 197/285 pounds
St. Michael-Albertville, Minnesota

  • Three-time state entrant
  • Two-time state placer
  • 2015 state runner-up

Ricky Briggs – 184/197 pounds
St. Michael-Albertville/Upper Iowa University

  • Team captain
  • Two-time state placer
  • 2012 state runner-up
  • 94 career Wins
  • NCAA Academic All-American

Andrew Nissen – 125 pounds
Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena, Minnesota

  • Two-year captain
  • Three-time state entrant
  • 2015 state third place
  • 153 career wins, 91 career pins
  • National Honor Society
  • MWCA All-State Academic

Treyton Austvold – 149/157 pounds
New London-Spicer, Minnesota

  • Two-year captain
  • Five-time state entrant
  • 2015 state champion
  • 176 career wins, 75 career pins
  • Academic Awards:
  • Two-time Academic All-State
  • 1st Team Guillotine Academic All-State
  • NL-S Triple A nominee
  • NL-S Scholar Athlete of the year

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