No. 15 Vikings rout Northern State on Saturday afternoon
ABERDEEN, S.D. – No. 15-ranked Augustana won eight of 10 bouts on its way to a 34-9 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference victory over Northern State on Saturday afternoon. The Vikings (8-5, 3-2 NSIC) won the first seven weight classes in its rout of the Wolves (3-4, 0-4 NSIC).
TJ North started things off with a 4-1 decision over Anthony Bruno at 125 pounds before Jeremiah Peterson won an 11-3 major decision over Tyler Frost to give the Vikings an early 7-0 lead.
At 141 pounds, Brandon Charbonneau won a 5-3 decision over Ian Muirhead to make the score 10-0 in favor of Augustana. Nate Herda, ranked third nationally at 149 pounds, had his way with NSU’s Grant Steen earning a 25-10 major decision to push Augustana’s lead to 15-0.
Shawn Hatlestad won his fourth straight bout of the season with a 6-2 decision over Gavin Larsen to push the lead to 18-0.
At 165 pounds, Parker Swanson picked up his eighth pin of the season after taking down NSU’s Blake Lundgren in 4:52. Northern State got on the board at 174 pounds to make the score 28-3 in favor of Augustana after Chad Gibson won a 4-2 decision over Augustana’s Tim Weber.
Jeff Nielsen won a major decision at 184 pounds for the Vikings winning 10-2 over Northern State’s Anthony Navarro.
Jayd Docken, ranked sixth in the country at 197 pounds, pinned Baker Haar in 2:17 and the Vikings went open at 285 pounds to make the final score 34-9.
The Vikings return to NSIC action tomorrow afternoon at Minot State beginning at 2 p.m.
Augustana 34 Northern State 9
125 TJ North, AUSD, dec. Anthony Bruno, NOST, 4-1
133 Jeremiah Peterson, AUSD, maj. dec. Tyler Frost, NOST, 11-3
141 Brandon Charbonneau, AUSD, dec. Ian Muirhead, NOST, 5-3
149 Nate Herda, AUSD, tech. fall Grant Steen, NOST, 7:00 25-10
157 Shawn Hatlestad, AUSD, dec. Gavin Larsen, NOST, 6-2
165 Parker Swanson, AUSD, pinned Blake Lundgren, NOST, 4:52
174 Jeff Nielsen, AUSD, maj. dec. Anthony Navarro, NOST, 10-2
184 Chad Gibson, NOST, dec. Tim Weber, AUSD, 4-2
197 Jayd Docken, AUSD, pinned Baker Haar, NOST, 2:17
285 Dustin Caspers, NOST, forf.