Vikings back in NSIC action on Friday; return for home opener on Sunday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 13-ranked Augustana (5-3, 1-0 NSIC) returns to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Friday night traveling to Marshall, Minn. to take on Southwest Minnesota State University (10-1, 0-0 NSIC) at the PE Gym beginning at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Vikings return to Sioux Falls for its first home dual of the season. Augustana welcomes the fourth-ranked team in NCAA Division III, Augsburg College (3-2). The Vikings’ and the Auggies’ dual will get underway at 2 p.m. at the Elmen Center.

MATCH NOTES (PDF) | LIVE VIDEO (Both Duals) | LIVE STATS (vs. Augsburg)

About Southwest Minnesota State

  • Southwest Minnesota State enters the conference dual with a record of 10-1 on the season.
  • This match will be the first conference dual of the season for the Mustangs.
  • Last weekend, SMSU went 3-1 at the Western State Duals in Gunnison, Colo.
  • SMSU lost 32-9 to Colorado Mesa before picking wins over California Baptist (28-15), CSU-Pueblo (25-18) and Western State (19-17).
  • 133-pounder Justin Reinsma is the only nationally ranked wrestler for the Mustangs. Reinsma is currently ranked fifth in the country at 133 pounds.
  • Jesse Nelson is in his sixth season as head coach at SMSU.
  • Nelson owns a career record of 35-35-1 at SMSU, including 9-23 in NSIC duals.

About Augsburg

  • Augsburg enters the weekend with a record of 3-2 on the season.
  • The Auggies wrestle at the Minnesota West Community and Technical College Worthington Open on Saturday.
  • Augsburg is ranked fourth in the NWCA Division III top 30 poll.
  • Augsburg has five individuals ranked nationally.
  • Mike Fuenffinger, 4th at 125 pounds, Toosaporn Suparat, 5th fifth at 133 pounds, Will Keeter, 6th at 149 pounds, Tom Teigen, 6th at 165 pounds, and Chad Johnson is ranked first at 285 pounds.

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