No. 10 Concordia took fifth place at the NAIA North Regional title on Saturday, Feb. 18, picking up 96 team points. No. 8 Midland University took home first place, edging out No. 6 Morningside.
Adam Joseph (Hastings, Neb.) defeated his opponent from Dakota Wesleyan 8-6 to win first place in the 133-pound division. Three Concordia wrestlers were runners-up in their weight classes: Jake Williams (Rio Rancho, N.M.) at 141, Alfredo Torres (Pamona, Calif.) at 174 and Julian Silva (Covina, Calif.) at 197. In the 285-pound division Dillon Heesch (Dayton, Iowa) took third for Concordia.
Qualifying Bulldogs will move on to the NAIA National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, March 1.
Wrestlers who have qualified for nationals:
133 - Adam Joseph
141 - Jacob Williams
141 - Alex Stepanek
149 - Brandon Starkey
174 - Alfredo Torres
184 - Seth Crane
197 - Julian Silva
285 - Dillon Heesch