Viking’s Swanson earns NSIC Wrestler of the Week

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Augustana senior Parker Swanson was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference wrestler of the week in a release on Tuesday afternoon.

Swanson went 4-0 on his way to the 165-pound title at the Daktronics Open hosted by South Dakota State.

Augustana VikingsA native of Canton, S.D., Swanson earned a 3-0 decision over Minnesota’s Brandon Krone in his opening bout to advance to quarterfinals where he picked up a 5-0 decision over Ricards Avakovs of Minot State.

Swanson continued to carry his momentum by defeating South Dakota State’s Joseph Brewster by a 7-2 decision to advance to championship bout. There he picked up a 4-1 decision over Nebraska’s Dustin Williams to earn the 165-pound title.

This is Swanson’s first athlete of the week honors, and first for the Vikings this season.

Augustana returns to the road on Nov. 15 to compete in the Dakota Wesleyan Open in Mitchell, S.D.