Bulldogs set to visit York for opening dual of 2020-21

By Hunter Corneliusen on Oct. 28, 2020 in Wrestling

SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University Wrestling team returns to action this weekend. The defending GPAC champion Bulldogs are readying to visit York at 7 p.m. CT on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 30-31). The dual will be the first action for both squads this season.

Dual Info
Concordia (0-0) vs. York (0-0)
7 p.m. CT | York, Neb.
Live Webcast: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/yorkneb/
York Dual Live Results

York College Open Live Results

Head coach Levi Calhoun’s squad finished the 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 13-2. Dating back to the start of the 2014-15 season, the Concordia wrestling program boasts a GPAC record of 41-4 with five regular-season titles and four postseason championships. Individually the Bulldogs have had a very impressive resume in that period, having had 13 NAIA All-Americans and five GPAC Wrestlers of the year.

Concordia will have a much younger look this season as the Bulldogs have lost six of their eight national qualifiers due to graduation. However, GPAC champions in senior Gabe Crawford (157 pounds) and junior Mario Ybarra (125 pounds) are returning. Crawford finished with a 17-13 overall record while Ybarra finished 22-9 in 2019-2020. Junior Issiah Burks (165 pounds) is the other lone returner from last season’s 12-man GPAC tournament championship team. Burks recorded a fifth-place finish at the GPAC championships to finish his season with a 19-20 overall record. Head Coach Levi Calhoun expects some of his 16 newcomers to step up and make an immediate impact this season. Newcomers to watch include former Milford High School state champion Jeaven Scordis (141), California native Mason Garcia (197) and Jacob Telles (285) of Albuquerque, N.M.

During last year's matchup, the Bulldogs handled York by the score of 30-16. Crawford and Burks both picked up wins for the Bulldogs as they combined for 9 points in Concordia’s favor.

York finished with a 5-6 overall dual record in 2020. Head coach Chad Mattox’s squad recorded a sixth-place finish at the NAIA regional tournament before concluding their campaign with a 26th place effort at the NAIA National Tournament. The Panthers return 2019-2020 All-American John Fox (141), who finished 8th last year in the national tournament. Other returning starters from last year’s campaign include Fernando Servin (157), Cody Peterson (165), Lennorise Echols (174) and Marce Vasquez (197). 

After this weekend's action, the Bulldogs will have a two-week layoff. Concordia will be back on the mats Friday, Nov. 13, as they take on Dakota Wesleyan University in a GPAC opening dual in Mitchell, S.D.


Probable Lineups


125 – Carter Willis
133 – Mario Ybarra (22-9)
141 – Jeaven Scdoris
149 – Jett High
157 – Issiah Burks (19-20)
165 – Gabe Crawford (17-13)
174 – TJ Huber
184 – Oscar Ramirez-Garcia (3-8)
197 – Mason Garcia
285 – Jacob Telles


125 – Harley Williamson
133 – Pierce Mederios  
141 – John Fox
149 – Brayden Smith
157 – Fernando Servin
165 – Cody Pederson
174 – Lennorise Echols
184 – Jarvis Echols
197 – Marce Vasquez
286 – Marcus Cave