BROOKINGS, S.D.- Augustana University wrestling opened the 2015-16 season at the Daktronics open hosted by South Dakota State University on Sunday. The Vikings had three wrestlers place at the season-opening tournament.
Tim Weber placed fifth in the 174-pound bracket, the defeating three Division I wrestlers in the process. The 174-pound senior defeated John Frisco of Minnesota with a 10-0 major decision before going on to beat Tyler Harrington of North Dakota State by a 10-3 decision.
Weber dropped a 10-0 major decision to David Kocer from South Dakota State to find himself in the fifth-place match. Weber won an 11-5 sudden victory over Jacqon Sowell from University of Nebraska to take home fifth place.
Aero Amo (184 pounds) and Clayton Wahlstrom (197 pounds) each placed sixth in their respective weight classes on Sunday. Amo won his first bout of the day pinning Minnesota’s Faris Karaborni in 2:39 of the first period. He followed that up with a 20-3 tech. fall over Ben Schwery (SDSU-unattached) to move to the semifinals.
Amo was pinned by eventual 184-pound champion Hayden Zillmer of NDSU and would place sixth after a medical forfeit in the fifth-place match.
Wahlstrom lost a 5-2 decision to NDSU’s Logan Paxton in the first round before going on to defeat Caleb ward (SDSU-unattached) with a 5-2 decision. He then lost an 8-0 major decision to Nebraska’s Aaron Studebaker and a 13-3 major decision against NDSU’s Cordell Eaton in the fifth-place match.
Augustana will return to action at the Dakota Wesleyan Open on Nov. 14 in Mitchell, S.D.
Javier Vieyra: 1-2
Morgan Engbrecht: 0-2 (Unattached)
David Potratz: 2-2
Adrian Lozano: 2-2
Austin Jordan: 1-1
Deven Donais: 1-2
Blake Jans 0-2
Brandon Chestnut: 0-2
Colin Ayers: 1-2
Jacob Anderson: 2-2
Bruce Lemon Jr. :0-2
Mason Bender: 0-2
Tim Weber: 3-1
Aero Amo: 3-2
Logan Henning: 0-2
Clayton Wahlstrom 1-3
Michael Lowman: 2-2