Schulte collects third GPAC weekly honor of 2016

By Jacob Knabel on Feb. 9, 2016 in Wrestling

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – Fittingly for a team that has dominated the GPAC, Concordia has owned the conference’s weekly wrestling award. For the fifth time since the calendar turned over to 2016, a Bulldog has taken the honor. On Tuesday junior Andrew Schulte earned his third GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Wrestler of the Week accolade of the season.

Ranked No. 1 in the NAIA at 141 pounds, Schulte stormed to wins by technical fall over both Bethany College’s James Lohman and Hastings’ Taylor Rich (ranked fourth in the NAIA North group) in last week’s action. Schulte (31-6) is the third different wrestler under head coach Dana Vote to reach the 30-win mark in a season. The native of Corona, Calif., a 2015 NAIA All-American, is 51-10 overall in his two seasons as a Bulldog.

Schulte and company can claim the GPAC dual title outright with a victory over Morningside (6-3, 5-1 GPAC) on Thursday (7 p.m. inside Walz Arena). Eighth-ranked Concordia has won 13-straight conference duals. Schulte will try to extend his personal 17-match win streak.

2016 Concordia GPAC wrestlers of the week
Feb. 9 – Andrew Schulte
Feb. 2 – Ceron Francisco
Jan. 26 – Jr Lule
Jan. 12 – *Andrew Schulte
Jan. 5 – Andrew Schulte
*NAIA national wrestler of the week