NDSU at Iowa State on Sunday Postponed

The North Dakota State-Iowa State Big 12 Conference wrestling dual scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Hilton Coliseum has been postponed due to blizzard and hazardous road conditions. The teams are looking to reschedule the dual. No makeup date has been announced.

NDSU (3-3, 0-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to host Oklahoma (2-2, 0-1 #Big12WR) at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Scheels Center. The Sooners wrestle West Virginia on Sunday.

Division 3 Tournament & Dual Team Polls and Individual Rankings

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III team dual meet, team tournament, and individual rankings have been released. There were quite a few changes in each poll after all the action that took place over the weekend at the US Marine Corps/NWCA Multi-Division National Duals Championships in Louisville, KY. Wartburg sits atop the Team Dual Poll after winning the Division III Championship over Augsburg, while Augsburg holds the #1 ranking in the Team Tournament Poll.

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Peter Veldman 1933-2020

Hall of Famer Pete Veldman passed away on January 14th. He was 86 years old.

A native of Hollandale, Minn., Veldman was a 1951 state champion for Albert Lea. He went on to wrestle for the Minnesota Gophers in college placing third and fourth at the Big 10 Championships and was a member of The Gophers’ l957 and l959 Big 10 Championship teams.

Veldman contributed greatly to the sport of wrestling in Minnesota as a wrestler, coach, athletic director, official, scholarship coordinator, and as part of the MSHSL management team at the State Tournament.

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Iowa State 22, South Dakota State 17

Iowa State holds off jackrabbits, 22-17

BROOKINGS, S.D. — South Dakota State took 16th-ranked Iowa State down to the wire, but came up on the short end of a 22-17 decision in a Big 12 Conference wrestling dual Friday night at Frost Arena.

In having their five-match winning streak snapped, the Jackrabbits dropped to 6-4 overall and 3-1 against Big 12 opponents. Iowa State improved to 5-3 overall and 2-0 in conference duals.

SDSU jumped out to an early 8-0 lead on the strength of consecutive major decisions by two of its ranked wrestlers. At 184 pounds, 16th-ranked Zach Carlson blanked No. 15 Marcus Coleman, 8-0. A senior from Murdock, Minnesota, Carlson scored a takedown in each period en route to improving to 16-4 on the season.

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Minnesota 25 Michigan State 10

Skatzka Earns 100th Victory as Gophers Down Spartans

EAST LANSING, Mi. – The University of Minnesota wrestling program defeated Michigan State 25-10 behind the efforts of seven individual victories.

Three Gophers made their career Big Ten dual debuts on the night, headlined by Ryan Thomas and Jake Bergeland who both won after never previously starting any dual. Thomas began the night with his dual debut while Bergeland finished the night with his dual debut.

Chase O’Connor made his Big Ten dual debut at heavyweight but ultimately fell by 6-2 decision to Christian Rebottaro.

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Weather impacts Augsburg wrestling events

MINNEAPOLIS — The major snowstorm impacting the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota on Friday and Saturday is impacting some Augsburg athletic events with postponements and/or cancellations. Check Augsburg’s athletic Twitter account (@AugsburgAuggies) for updates throughout the weekend and before you travel, as conditions may force changes.

The Augsburg men’s wrestling team will NOT BE COMPETING at the Cornell (Iowa) (Mike Duroe Open) on Saturday, January 18.

The Augsburg’s women’s wrestling team’s dual meet against Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been POSTPONED from Saturday (1/18) to Sunday (1/19) at 12 p.m. at Si Melby Hall. There will also be a youth wrestling competition between Minnesota and Wisconsin wrestlers that will be held at 11 a.m.

Visit athletics.augsburg.edu for more information.

Storm Leads to Changes in MSUM Wrestling Schedule

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Because of the storm that has impacted the Red River Valley Region, there have been changes to the Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team’s schedule.

The Dragons’ home dual vs. Minot State, originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed and rescheduled until Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Moorhead.

The Dragons’ home dual with Augustana, originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18, has been postponed to Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. at Nemzek Fieldhouse in Moorhead.