Gilbertson Leads SJU at Elmhurst Invitational

ELMHURST, Ill. – Saint John’s wrestling competed at Elmhurst’s Al Hanke Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Sophomore Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice) led SJU with a 3-2 record and a sixth-place finish at 174 pounds. He started the tournament with an 18-3 technical fall but suffered a major decision loss in the quarterfinal. Gilbertson bounced back with a pair of decision wins before a 5-1 defeat in the fifth-place bout. He is now 19-11 this season.

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Augustana 39, Southwest Minnesota State 6

No. 10 Augustana Wrestling Defeats No. 25 SMSU in Afternoon Dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D–Augustana wrestling defeated Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday at the Elmen Center. The Vikings earned 39 team points in the dual, holding No. 25 SMSU to six team points. AU, ranked No. 10 in the nation, moves to 4-3 overall and 4-0 in NSIC action.

No. 5 Jaxson Rohman, competing at 125 pounds, picked up the first victory of the dual with an 18-5 major decision win. Rohman recorded seven takedowns and earned three penalty points in the win.

At 133 pounds, Jack Huffman recorded a fall at 1:52 to log the second victory of the dual for Augustana. The quick victory pushes Huffman, who is nationally ranked at No. 7, to an overall record of 11-1.

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High School Milestones – Friday, January 14, 2022

  • 100th Win – Sam Harren, Holdingford, 12th, 195 pounds
  • 75th Win – Nate Berberg, Andover, 12th, 220 pounds
  • 75th Win – Hank Tellers, United North Central, 152 pounds
  • 50th Win – Bo Flagstad, St. Francis, 11th, 182 pounds