Upper Iowa 24 Augustana 12

No. 3 Upper Iowa tops No. 5 Augustana

FAYETTE, Iowa – No. 3 Upper Iowa used a win by fall and another by forfeit to top No. 5 Augustana 24-12 Friday night in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestling.

UIU moves to 10-1 (6-0 NSIC); Augustana falls to 12-3 (4-2 NSIC).

The Peacocks got dual-changing wins at 157 and 285 pounds. The Vikings were forced to leave 157 pounds open as Marcus Edgington was injured, and UIU’s Zach Rosol pinned Taylor Harris in 3 minutes, 23 seconds at 285 pounds.

Augustana christened the dual with a victory at 149 pounds where Nate Herda handed Jordan Rinken a 9-3 loss.

Following the Peacocks’ win by forfeit at 157 pounds, they added another win at 165 pounds when Blake Sorensen edged Matt Morris 3-0.

Carl Serck (174) and Jayd Docken (184) evened the contest at 9 apiece with Viking wins by decision.

UIU, though, would rattle off four wins to follow, getting victories at 197, 285, 125 and 133 pounds. The surge afforded the Peacocks a 24-9 advantage.

Chism Fink closed the dual with a Viking victory at 141 pounds by beating Duane Richardson 14-8.

The win put UIU in first place in the NSIC standings.

Augustana closes the NSIC season at MSU Moorhead Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Upper Iowa 24 Augustana 12
125 Kyle Pedretti, UPIO, dec. Cody Lensing, AUSD, 9-4
133 Trevor Franklin, UPIO, dec. Jason Jeremiason, AUSD, 2-0
141 Chism Fink, AUSD, dec. Duane Richardson, UPIO, 14-8
149 Nate Herda, AUSD, dec. Jordan Rinken, UPIO, 9-3
157 Winston Robbins, UPIO, forf.
165 Blake Sorensen, UPIO, dec. Matt Morris, AUSD, 3-0
174 Carl Serck, AUSD, dec. Wade Gobin, UPIO, 11-6
184 Jayd Docken, AUSD, dec. Mitch Schultz, UPIO, 8-3
197 Carl Broghammer, UPIO, dec. Sean Derry, AUSD, 4-0
285 Zach Rosol, UPIO, pinned Taylor Harris, AUSD, 3:23

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