Three Bulldog wrestlers placed at the Buena Vista Open on Saturday in the team’s last competition of 2010.
Concordia University freshman Adam Joseph is ranked nationally in the latest NAIA individual ratings. Joseph is sixth in this week’s poll. Jordan Murphy (Briar Cliff) is the only other GPAC wrestler ranked nationally in the 133-pound weight class.
Three Concordia wrestlers are listed in the latest NAIA North Region rankings released on Monday. Adam Joseph, Brandon Starkey and Julian Silva are all ranked in their respective weight classes.
Blake Augustyn, a freshman from Ord, Nebraska, had an excellent performance at the Simpson College Invitational over the weekend. Augustyn qualified for the 2011 NAIA national wrestling championships.
The Concordia University wrestling team will take part in the Simpson College Invitational on Saturday. There will be live video on mat 1 during the tournament, which is also where the finals will be held. Results will also be available on the Simpson College website following the tournament.
The Concordia University wrestling team will compete in their first dual meet of the season against Wheaton College on November 19 at 6 pm in Mequon, Wis. Concordia University (Wis.) will host the dual.
This isn’t exactly the way Ken Burkhardt Jr. planned it. First recruited to Concordia as a linebacker on the football team, Burkhardt Jr. has become an accomplished wrestler and owner of the most wins in program history.
As Kodie Cole himself puts it, "I might have a little different story than others." There's a lot of story left to be told for Cole, who has taken a winding path to being ranked No. 1 in the nation at 133 pounds.
Concordia University wrestling has a new leader in Andrew Nicola, but expectations remain sky high. Behind a talented senior class, the Bulldogs are again the favorite in the GPAC and in the region.
Andrew Nicola, most recently an assistant coach at California Baptist University, has been hired as head wrestling coach at Concordia University. He takes the place of former head coach Dana Vote.
The 2015-16 season was another step forward for the Concordia wrestling program, which finished eighth at the national championships and again dominated the GPAC.
Said Schulte of his national title, "It made sense to me why I sacrificed and trained so many hours of hard work for a moment of being No. 1. That was special to me." Read on for more of Schulte's thoughts.
Junior Andrew Schulte made history on Saturday, becoming the first Bulldog ever to win a national title. As a team Concordia placed eighth at the national championships.
Without even visiting campus, Jr Lule arrived at Concordia, a place where California junior college transfers like himself have thrived. Lule now enters the national championships on a roll.
“Don’t dwell on the results. Stay focused on the process.” That’s the company line continually regurgitated by members of the Concordia wrestling program. It’s that sort of attitude that has provided a foundation for the Bulldogs’ reversal of fortunes.