Vikings holds first official practice of the season on Wednesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana wrestling held its first official practice of the 2013-14 season on Wednesday.

Jason Reitmeier enters his 11th season as the head coach at Augustana. Augustana returns an experienced lineup on its 38-man roster, including two national qualifiers from last season.

Augustana VikingsJayd Docken earned All-America honors last season, finishing sixth overall at the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. Senior Sean Derry qualified for nationals last season but was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Sophomore Brandon Charbonneau (141 pounds) had an excellent freshman season for Augustana last year, posting a 32-10 record. Charbonneau posted a 5-2 record in conference bouts last year.

TJ North (125 pounds) racked up a 27-10 record last season, including a 6-2 record against NSIC opponents and placed sixth at the Super Region Three Tournament.

The Vikings open the season on Nov. 3 at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D.