Cole tabbed GPAC wrestler of the week

By on Jan. 27, 2015 in Wrestling

Cole tabbed GPAC wrestler of the week

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – One of the stars of 14th-ranked Concordia’s statement win last week over No. 19 Morningside, sophomore Kodie Cole has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Wrestler of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Cole is the first Bulldog to receive the honor this season.

As part of Concordia’s 29-12 victory on Jan. 22 that snapped Morningside’s streak of 31-straight GPAC dual wins, Cole (6-5) pinned the Mustangs’ Alex Schmitz (8-8) in 3:55 in the 133-pound match. The third fall of the season for the native of Palmdale, Calif., put the Bulldogs up 21-9, giving Concordia control of the match. The team win pushed the Bulldogs to 4-0 in conference duals.

A national qualifier last season as a freshman, Cole owns a career record of 24-22. He placed fifth in the 133-pound bracket at the 2014 NAIA North Qualifying Group Tournament to earn a spot at nationals.

Cole and the Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday when they dual Dakota Wesleyan (0-4 GPAC) inside Walz Arena at 7 p.m. For a preview of the dual, click HERE.

2014-15 GPAC wrestlers of the week
Jan. 27 – Kodie Cole, Concordia
Jan. 20 – Sterling Terry, Midland
Jan. 13 – Rulin Pederson, Morningside
Jan. 7 – Sterling Terry, Midland