No. 5 Augustana starts postseason in St. Cloud

No. 5 Augustana begins postseason competition at the Super Regional Three Championship Sunday in St. Cloud, Minn. Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.

Super Regional Three Championship
St. Cloud State is the host of this year’s region tournament. Doors to SCSU’s Halenbeck Hall open at 9 a.m. with action starting at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For information on the tournament, including live updates, click here.

TOURNAMENT HOMEPAGE

Last time out
Augustana wrapped up its NSIC season with a 29-10 victory over MSU Moorhead last Wednesday evening. The Vikings got pins from Jason Jeremiason (133) and Matt Morris (165).

Regional history
Augustana has won two region titles in program history. The Vikings were the region’s top team in 2004-05 and in 2009-10. Head coach Jason Reitmeier has never finished lower than fifth in the region since taking over at Augustana in 2003-04. Last year, the Vikings finished second after accumulating 120 points. Seven from Augustana advanced to the NCAA Championship.

The field
Twelve teams make up the field at this season’s Super Regional Three Championship. Augustana, Indianapolis, U-Mary, Maryville (Mo.), Minnesota State, MSU Moorhead, Newman (Kan.), Northern State, St. Cloud State, Southwest Minnesota State, Upper Iowa and Wisconsin-Parkside are the region teams.

National Powers
Five of the 12 teams in Super Region Three are nationally ranked. St. Cloud State is No. 1, Upper Iowa is No. 4, Augustana is No. 5, Wisconsin-Parkside is No. 12 and Indianapolis is No. 19.

The road to Pueblo
The top four wrestlers from each weight class will advance to the NCAA Championship on March 9 and 10 at Colorado State-Pueblo. The Vikings have made 40 appearances at the NCAA Championship, the most of any program at Augustana.

Double-figure wins
Jason Reitmeier guided his team to 10 dual wins for the third-consecutive season and fourth time in his career. Reitmeier went 14-2 last season , 11-6 in 2009-10 and 13-3 in 2010-11. Other years in double-figure wins for the ninth-year head coach include 2004-05 (14-2) and 2005-06 (12-5).

Viking lineup
Jason Reitmeier plans to field the following lineup this weekend:
125 Cody Lensing
133 Jason Jeremiason
141 Chism Fink
149 Nate Herda
157 Marcus Edgington
165 Matt Morris
174 Carl Serck
184 Jayd Docken
197 Sean Derry
285 Taylor Harris

Up next
The NCAA Championship is set for March 9 and 10 in Pueblo, Colo.

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