Vikings open NSIC competition with 27-16 win at U-Mary
BISMARCK, N.D. – Augustana opened Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals with a 27-16 victory over University of Mary on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings are 4-1 in duals, 1-0 in NSIC action and the Marauders are 1-1 overall, 1-1 in NSIC action.
TJ North and Jeremiah Peterson gave the Vikings a big lead both wining by pinfall. North pinned his opponent in 4:12. At 133-pounds Peterson downed his opponent in 4:25 and the Vikings led the Marauders 12-0 after the first two matches.
Fifth-ranked Nate Herda won his 149 pound match 13-10 after Zach Friederich lost by major decision 13-3. Shawn Hatlested was then edged out in a close match, 3-2, in the 157-pound division and the Vikings led 15-7 halfway through the dual.
Parker Swanson was injured in his match and the Marauder wrestler was given the default victory, closing the Vikings’ team score margin to 15-13.
In the 174-pound match Tim Weber took down U-Mary’s Devito in overtime 5-3 and gave the Vikings a larger cushion 18-13.
Jeff Nielsen lost 2-1 on riding time to bring the Marauders within two at 18-16.
Ranked fifth in the 197-pound class, Jayd Docken won by forfeit and secured Augustana its fourth victory of the season with a 24-16 with one match remaining.
Heavyweight Brian Schultz iced the Marauders with a 10-3 victory and gave the Vikings a 27-16 victory.
Augustana returns to the mat Jan. 12 for the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals.
Augustana 27 University of Mary 16
125: TJ North (Augustana) wins by pinfall at 4:12 over Jordan Eckholm (U-Mary).
133: Jeremiah Peterson (Augustana) wins by pinfall at 4:25 over Hunter Menendez (U-Mary).
141: #3 Trevor Johnson (U-Mary) wins 13-3 major decision over Zach Friederich (Augustana).
149: Nate Herda (Augustana) wins by 13-10 decision over Landon Della Silva (U-Mary).
157: Collin Engelhardt (U-Mary) wins 3-2 decision over Shawn Hatlestad (Augustana).
165: Brock Krumm (U-Mary) wins by medical default at 0:30 over Parker Swanson (Augustana).
174: Tim Weber (Augustana) wins 5-3 decision in overtime over John Devito (U-Mary).
184: Brady Anderson (U-Mary) wins 2-1 decision over Jeff Nielsen (Augie)
197: Jayd Docken (Augie) wins over OPEN (U-Mary)
285: Brian Schultz (Augustana) wins 10-3 decision over Levi Roemmich (U-Mary)