Augustana 40 Dakota Wesleyan 0; Augustana 43 Northwestern (Iowa) 4

No. 6 Augustana opens dual season with two wins

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 6 Augustana opened the 2011-12 dual season with a pair of wins Friday night in Sioux Falls, topping Dakota Wesleyan 40-0 and Northwestern (Iowa) 43-4.

The Vikings (2-0) used two wins by fall and another two by technical fall to top DWU (1-4). Five victories by major decision, one by fall and another by technical fall keyed Augustana’s win over NC (3-2).

TJ North (125) and Jeff Nielsen (197) collected pins, while Nate Herda (149) and Carl Serck (184) each charted wins by technical fall against DWU.

North began the season-opening dual with his pin, terminating DWU’s Zach Nelson in 4:58.

Cody Lensing (133) and Jason Jeremiason (141) followed with wins by decision, topping Richard Rios and Dusty Paulsen, respectively.

Marcus Edgington (157), Tom Davies (165) and Kale Merrell (174) stretched Augustana’s advantage to 26-0 with wins by decision, and Serck and Nielsen made it 37-0 with their victories.

Mike Roberts closed the dual with a 3-2 victory over Eric Gruis in the heavyweight bout.

Wins by major decision doused the scorecard against NC.

North (125), Jeremiason (141), Herda (149), Edgington (157) and Nielsen (197) all notched victories by major decision.

Jeremiah Peterson won his 133-pound contest by technical fall over NC’s Diego Quintana 20-5, and Davies pinned Isaac Ruiz in 2:21.

Augustana’s only loss on the evening came at 174 pounds when NC’s David Carter beat Merrell 14-4 (major decision).

The Red Raiders left 184 pounds and heavyweight open.

Augustana is off until Jan. 7 when the Vikings travel to Springfield, Ill., for the NWCA National Duals.

Augustana 40 Dakota Wesleyan 0
125 TJ North, AUSD, pinned Zach Nelson, DWSD, 4:58
133 Cody Lensing, AUSD, dec. Richard Rios, DWSD, 4-0
141 Jason Jeremiason, AUSD, dec. Dusty Paulsen, DWSD, 8-2
149 Nate Herda, AUSD, tech. fall Brook Woehl, DWSD, 5:41 23-7
157 Marcus Edgington, AUSD, dec. Trever Devestern, DWSD, 4-2
165 Thomas Davies, AUSD, dec. Nicholas Hutcheson, DWSD, 11-7
174 Kale Merrell, AUSD, dec. Tyler Sarringar, DWSD, 8-7
184 Carl Serck, AUSD, tech. fall Kyle Hoisington, DWSD, 5:00 24-8
197 Jeff Nielsen, AUSD, pinned Ross Hoksbergen, DWSD, 1:15
285 Michael Roberts, AUSD, dec. Eric Gruis, DWSD, 3-2

Augustana 43 Northwestern (Iowa) 4
125 TJ North, AUSD, maj. dec. Daniel Arceo, NOIO, 10-2
133 Jeremiah Peterson, AUSD, tech. fall Diego Quintana, NOIO, 7:00 20-5
141 Jason Jeremiason, AUSD, maj. dec. Josiah Simburger, NOIO, 12-3
149 Nate Herda, AUSD, maj. dec. Zach Fishman, NOIO, 26-12
157 Marcus Edgington, AUSD, maj. dec. Ariel Bosque, NOIO, 14-1
165 Thomas Davies, AUSD, pinned Isaac Ruiz, NOIO, 2:21
174 David Carter, NOIO, maj. dec. Kale Merrell, AUSD, 14-4
184 Carl Serck, AUSD, forf.
197 Jeff Nielsen, AUSD, maj. dec. Forrest Marx, NOIO, 19-5
285 Michael Roberts, AUSD, forf.

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