SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana opens the 2013-14 wrestling season at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D. on Sunday, Nov. 3. The action is set to begin at 9 p.m. in South Dakota State’s Frost Arena.
The Vikings welcome back Jayd Docken after his All-American finish at 197 pounds one year ago. Sean Derry also qualified for the NCAA Championships last season, but the 184-pounder withdrew due to injury. Docken and Derry both earned top-eight rankings in their weight class with Docken checking in at No. 5 nationally and Derry grabbing the No. 7 ranking.
The Vikings placed five wrestlers among the top four at the Daktronics open last season. TJ North suffered just one at the season -opening meet. North was upended in the 125-championship bout to a Division I wrestler. Derry also placed second at the Daktronics Open last season in the 184-pound division.