Augustana 43, Dakota Wesleyan 9; Augustana 38, Northwestern 3

Vikings tally six falls in two wins on Thursday

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Augustana went 2-0 in a triangular on Thursday evening to improve to the season dual record to 4-1 on the season. The Vikings took down Dakota Wesleyan (2-2) 43-9 behind three pins and a pair of technical falls. In the dual with Northwestern (0-3), Augustana nearly blanked the Red Raiders, winning 38-3.

Augustana VikingsAugustana 43, Dakota Wesleyan 9
TJ North gave the Vikings an early lead with a dominating technical fall at 125 pounds, but the Tigers drew within two when Brandon Chesnut lost by decision at 125 pounds. Jacob Anderson’s win by forfeit put Augustana up 11-3 after three bouts.

Zach Friederich was the first of three pins for the Vikings as he won his 149-pound bout in 4:44. Bradyn Neises, wrestling for the first time since an early-season injury, earned at 4-1 decision at 157 pounds. DWU earned their second, and final, win of the dual when Trever DeVestern pinned Garret Heiberger in 4:26 to make the team score 20-9 in favor of the Vikings.

Drake Fanslau held a 6-2 lead in the second round of the 174-pound bout before his opponent withdrew due to injury. Sean Derry won by tech fall in 4:41 at 184 pounds, and Jayd Docken (197 pounds) and Michael Lowman (285 pounds) finished the scoring with consecutive first-round pins.

Augustana 38, Northwestern 3
Augustana used three pins and a tech fall to take down the host Northwestern. The Vikings suffered one loss, by one point, as they won the other nine bouts to win 38-3.

Again, North started the Vikings off on the right foot and kept his 2013-14 dual record perfect with a 4-1 decision. Brandon Chesnut pushed Augustana’s lead to 6-0 with a 5-0 decision win at 133 pounds. Jacob Anderson needed just 11 seconds into the second round to double the Viking lead to 12-0 with a pin in 3:11 at 141 pounds.

Friederich added a tech fall to his daily total, winning in 6:50 in the 149-pound bout. Mitch Rechtzigel earned Augustana’s fifth-straight win at 157 pounds with a narrow 2-0 decision victory. The Vikings only loss came at 165 pounds when Heiberger lost a 7-6 decision to NWC’s Andras Lukacs-Farkas which cut the Vikings’ lead to 20-3.

Jeff Nielsen gave the Vikings three more points with an 11-8 decision at 174 pounds and Derry improved to 5-0 in duals this season with a 7-4 decision. Docken and Lowman each added six more points with thir second pins off the day, Docken’s coming in the first round and Lowman with just 36 seconds left in the 285-pound bout.

Augustana will send wrestlers to the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open in Moorhead, Minn. on Saturday, Dec. 7 before taking on South Dakota State on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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,Augustana,43,Dakota Wesleyan,9
125,TJ North,WTF,Chad McCannon,4:03
133,Blake Jans,2,Richard Rios,9
141,Jacob Anderson,,OPEN,F
149,Zach Friederich,WBF,Dusty Paulsen,4:44
157,Bradyn Neises,4,Ryan Roach,1
165,Garrett Heiberger,4:26,Treven DeVestern,WBF
174,Drake Fanslaw,WBD,Jacob Devine,INJ
184,Sean Derry,WTF,Kyle Hoisington,4:41
197,Jayd Docken,WBF,Tyler Sarringar,2:48
285,Michael Lowman,WBF,Jade Hoisington,1:06
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[eztable width=”700″]
,Northwestern,3,Augustana,38
125,Diego Angelo Quintana,1,TJ North,4
133,Richard Ortiz,0,Brandon Chesnut,5
141,Michael Frehse,3:11,Jake Anderson,WBF
149,Roger Fender,6:50,Zach Friederich,WTF
157,Zach Fishman,0,Mitch Rechtzigel,2
165,Andras Lukacs-Farkas,7,Garret Heiberger,6
174,Luis Rivera-Santiago,8,Jeff Nielsen,11
184,Randy Null,4,Sean Derry,7
197,Forrest Marx,2:35,Jayd Docken,WBF
285,Steven Barraza,6:24,Michael Lowman,WBF
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