Vikings open dual season with two wins at Dakota Wesleyan Triangular
MITCHELL, S.D. – Augustana College wrestling opened the dual portion of its schedule on Thursday night at the Dakota Wesleyan Triangular and picked up two big victories. The Vikings (2-0) defeated Northwestern (Iowa) 38-3 in its first match of the night before shutting-out host Dakota Wesleyan 56-0.
Augustana won seven straight bouts over Northwestern, starting with an 11-7 decision by Javier Vieyra (125 pounds) over Austin Boles that gave Augustana an early 3-0 lead. Morgan Enbrecht (133 pounds) won a major decision and Austin Jordan followed with a decision to push Augustana’s lead up to 10-0 before Jacob Anderson (149 pounds) pinned Elijah Dahl in 2:26 to push the score to 16-0.
Bradyn Neises (157 pounds) followed the pinfall with a 21-0 tech. fall over B.J. Groskreutz to give Augustana a 21-0 lead. Tim Weber (165 pounds) earned a major decision in an 11-0 victory over Brandon Schuler and Logan Henning (174 pounds) followed with a 3-1 decision to make the score 28-0. Northwestern picked up its lone victory of the match at 184 pounds when Randy Hull won a 10-5 decision over Augustana’s Aero Amo to make the score 28-3.
Jeff Nielsen (197) and Michael Lowman (285) closed-out the victory with two straight wins for the Vikings. Nielsen won a 13-2 major decision over Ray Schroeder and Lowman pinned Forrest Marx in 11:28 to produce the final score of 38-3 in favor of the Vikings.
Augustana 38, Northwestern 3
125: Javier Vieyra won by decision (11-7) over Austin Boles; AC 3, NW 0
133: Morgan Engbrecht won by major decision (9-1) over Ricky Ortiz; AC 7, NW 0
141: Austin Jordan won by decision (8-6) over Michael Frebhe; AC 10, NW 0
149: Jacob Anderson won by fall (2:26) over Elijah Dahl; AC 16, NW 0
157: Bradyn Neises won by tech fall (21-0) over B.J. Groskreutz; AC 21, NW 0
165: Tim Weber won by major decision (11-0) over Brandon Shuler; AC 25, NW 0
174: Logan Henning won by decision (3-1) over Jason Swets; AC 28, NW 0
184: Randy Null won by decision (10-5) over Aero Amo; AC 28, NW 3
197: Jeff Nielsen won by major decision (13-2) over Ray Schroeder; AC 32, NW 3
285: Michael Lowman won by fall (11:28) over Forrest Marx, AC 38, NW 3
Vs. Dakota Wesleyan
The Vikings used four falls, and one technical fall to take down the host Dakota Wesleyan. DWU was open in four weight classes giving the Vikings four wins by forfeit.
Augustana jumped out to a 12-0 lead getting pins from TJ North (125 pounds) and Engbrecht (133 pounds). North pinned Will Seydel in 2:04 while Engbrecht picked up the pinfall victory in 4:26 over Chad McCannon. Augustana then won two straight forfeits at 141 and 149 pounds to go in front 24-0.
Neises then pinned Brook Woehl in the 157-pound bout to give Augustana a 30-0 lead and Weber picked up another six points after another DWU forfeit to make the score 36-0. The Vikings got three straight wins at 174, 184 and 197 pounds, starting with a 7-0 decision by Henning over Kyle Gerlach that gave Augustana a 39-0 lead. Amo then won a 15-0 tech. fall followed by Nielsen’s pin in 2:52 of Alex Smith to bring the score to 50-0. Lowman won by forfeit at 285 pounds to give Augustana six more team points and a 56-0 victory over the host Tigers.
Augustana 56, Dakota Wesleyan 0
125: TJ North won by fall (2:04) over Will Seydel; AC 6, DWU 0
133: Morgan Engbrecht won by fall (4:26) over Chad McCannon AC 12, DWU 0
141: Jeremiah Peterson won by forfeit over OPEN; AC 18, DWU 0
149: Brandon Chesnut won by forfeit over OPEN; AC 24, DWU 0
157: Bradyn Neises won by fall (6.23) over Brook Woehl; AC 30, DWU 0
165: Tim Weber won by forfeit over OPEN; AC 36, DWU 0
174: Logan Henning won by decision (7-0) over Kyle Gerlach AC 39, DWU 0
184: Aero Amo won by tech fall (15-0) over Alex Osbourne AC 44, DWU 0
197: Jeff Nielsen won by fall (2:52) over Alex Smith AC 50, DWU 0
285: Michael Lowman won by forfeit over OPEN; AC 56, DWU 0
Augustana will continue dual action this Sunday, Dec. 7, taking on South Dakota State University at the Sanford Pentagon at 2 p.m.