No. 2 Vikings thump No. 11 Upper Iowa, win NSIC title
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 2 Augustana secured its first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling title with a 29-8 victory over No. 11 Upper Iowa Friday night in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The win was Augustana’s eighth-straight dual victory and moves the Vikings to 14-1. They finish the NSIC season a perfect 7-0. UIU falls to 5-4.
It’s the first NSIC wrestling title for the Vikings and third overall conference title. Augustana won the North Central Conference in 1981 and 2005–the latter also under head coach Jason Reitmeier.
Wrestling got underway at 197 pounds where Ty Copsey checked in with a 7-4 win over Carl Broghammer to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead.
Zach Rosol (285 pounds) then tied the score at 3-3 when he defeated Lance Peters.
The Peacocks left the 125 weight class open.
The Vikings went on to win the next six weight classes.
At 133 pounds, Jason Jeremiason had a 5-1 decision over #1 Kyle Pedretti.
A 4-2 victory for Jay Sherer gave Augustana a 15-3 lead.
Nate Herda (149 pounds) had the first major-decision of the evening with a 15-5 victory over Colby Kriegel.
Marcus Edgington‘s 4-2 win at 157 pounds put Augustana’s lead at 22-3.
Gavin Nelson collected an 8-2 win over Bryce Lumzy.
A 17-4 major-decison from Carl Serk (174 pounds) was the last win of the evening for Augustana and pushed Augustana ahead 29-3.
Matt Morris had a win by fall over Mark Mueller at 184 pounds gave UIU another five points.
Augustana hosts No. 1 Omaha-Nebraska on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Augustana 28, Upper Iowa 9
197: No. 2 Ty Copsey (Augie) dec. Carl Broghammer, 7-4 (Augustana leads 3-0)
285: #8 Zach Rosol (UIU) dec. Lance Peters (Augie), 6-4 (Tied 3-3)
125: Al Meger (Augie) Open (UIU), (Augustana leads 9-3)
133: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Kyle Pedretti (UIU) 5-1, (Augustana leads 12-3)
141: No. 4 Jay Sherer (Augie) dec. Blake Hilmer (UIU), 4-2 (Augustana leads 15-3)
149: No. 6 Nate Herda (Augie) maj. dec. Colby Kriegel (UIU) 15-5, (Augustana leads 19-3)
157: No. 3 Marcus Edgington (Augie) dec. Winston Robbins, 4-2 (Augustana leads 22-3)
165: No. 4 Gavin Nelson (Augie) dec. Bryce Lumzy (UIU), 8-2, (Augustana leads 25-3)
174: No. 7 Carl Serck (Augie) maj. dec. Wade Gobin (UIU), 17-6 (Augustana leads 29-3)
184: Mark Mueller (UIU) tech. fall Matt Morris (Augie), 29-3 (Augustana leads 29-8)