SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Augustana head coach Jason Reitmeier won his 100th career match as the 13th-ranked Vikings downed Minot State University 39-15 at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals on Saturday night in Springfield, Ill.
Reitmeier now owns a career record of 100-47 in his 10 seasons as the Vikings’ head coach.
The Vikings grabbed an early 6-0 lead as Minot State had to forfeit the 125-pound bout to Augustana’s TJ North.
Minot State tied the match at six in the 133-pound bout when Joshua Douglas pinned Brandon Chesnut at 4:20.
Augustana picked up pins at 141 and 149 pounds to jump out to an 18-6 lead. Zach Friederich pinned Flynn Stormer at 1:01 of the first period at 141 pounds before Nate Herda pinned Donovan Williams in 5:31 at 149 pounds.
Shawn Hatlestad picked up a 7-5 overtime decision over Marcus Polak at 157 pounds to bring the score to 21-6. Parker Swanson extended Augustana’s lead to 27-6 pinning Ricard Avakovs in 1:24 at 165 pounds.
Minot State got back on the board at 174 pounds when Matt Fetterly earned a 5-1 decision over Tom Davies making the score 27-6.
Sean Derry (184 pounds) and Jeff Nielsen (197 pounds) both picked up pins and the Vikings had to forfeit the 285-pound bout as Augustana cruised to a 39-15 victory over the Beavers.
Augustana returns to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Friday, Jan. 18, traveling to Southwest Minnesota State for a dual at 7 p.m. The Vikings will wrestle at home for the first time this season on Sunday, Jan. 20, hosting Augsburg College at 2 p.m. at the Elmen Center.
Augustana 39, Minot State 15
125 – TJ North (Augie) wins by forfeit, AC leads 6-0
133 – Joshua Douglas (Minot) pinned Brandon Chesnut, 4:20, tied 6-6
141 – Zach Friederich (Augie) pinned Flynn Stormer, 1:01, AC leads 12-6
149 – Nate Herda (Augie) pinned Donovan Williams, 5:31, AC leads 18-6
157 – Shawn Hatlestad (Augie) dec. Marcus Polak, 7-5 (OT), AC leads 21-6
165 – Parker Swanson (Augie) pinned Ricard Avakovs, 1:24, AC leads 27-6
174 – Matt Fetterley (Minot) dec. Tom Davies, 5-1, AC leads 27-9
184 – Sean Derry (Augie) pinned Devon Flores, 3:46, AC leads 33-9
197 – Jeff Nielsen (Augie) pinned Joe Johnson, 1:20, AC leads 39-9
285 – Bob Bartz (Minot) wins by forfeit, AC wins 39-15