Wrestling Preview (Lakeland at Concordia Wisconsin)

Live Coverage

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Thu., Dec. 06     Lakeland (dual meet) 24-16 Final
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Concordia Wisconsin Falcons

Match Notes

• EARLY CCIW MATCHUP: Thursday night's matchup marks the first in CCIW action for Concordia Wisconsin and Lakeland. The Falcons have already competed in a dual this season, dropping a 33-23 decision against Triton, while the Muskies have yet to go head-to-head against an opponent. During last season's CCIW Championship Concordia Wisconsin took sixth and Lakeland was eighth out of eight competing teams.
• PROJECTED LINEUP: If the projected lineup says anything, it's that injuries have taken an early season toll on both Concordia Wisconsin and Lakeland. The Falcons are giving up the 125 and 133 weight classes, while the Muskies are forfeiting the 141, 149, 174, 184 and 197-pound matches. Again, these are projected lineups and can change prior to the start of the match.
• MARTINSON, MONTBRIAND AND O'DONNELL TAKE THE LEAD: Concordia Wisconsin's roster this season is very young, with 15 of the 21 wrestlers on the roster tagged as underclassmen. Thus far in the season, its been senior Eric Martinson, junior Alex Montbriand and sophomore Merrick O'Donnell who have taken the lead on the team with nine, eight and seven victories, respectively.
• O'DONNELL MAKING IT QUICK: If you show up to watch Merrick O'Donnell on Thursday or any match in the future you better pay attention because six of his eight victories this season have ended by fall. The Huntington Beach, California native has won his matches by fall in an average of two minutes and 31 seconds.