Augustana falls to Upper Iowa
FAYETTE, Iowa – Augustana wrestling was defeated by No. 8 Upper Iowa 26-12 on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped the Vikings to a 16-4 record, 5-2 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. The win gives the Peacocks a 14-1 record, 7-0 in the NSIC.
Brandon Charbonneau (141 Pounds) got Augustana on the board first with a 3-1 sudden victory over Jordan Roths. Charbonneau and Roths were tied at one heading into overtime. Late in the overtime Charbonneau was able to score a takedown to get the sudden victory.
Mitch Rechtzigel (165 Pounds) lost a tough 5-4 decision over Zak Benitz. Rechtzigel was leading 3-2, until Benitz scored an escape and takedown late in the third period to gain the win.
Aero Amo (184 Pounds) won a 7-2 decision over Dalton Westerlund. Westerlund cut the lead to 3-2 late in the third period. Amo would then get an escape and scored a takedown late in the match to secure the victory.
Michael Lowman (285 Pounds) gave Augustana its third victory of the day with a first period pin over Avery Jacobs. This was Lowman’ fourth pin of the season.
Augustana travels to St. Louis next weekend as they take on Ouachita Baptist, Maryville (Mo.) and McKendree in the Maryville Duals on Sunday, Feb. 14.
Upper Iowa 26, Augustana 12
133: Matt Paulus (UIU) Fall 5:18 Morgan Engbrecht (AU) UIU 6 AU 0
141: Brandon Charbonneau (AU) sudden victory Jordan Roths (UIU), 3-1 UIU 5 AU 3*
149: Damian Penichet (UIU) dec. Jacob Anderson (AU), 13-6 UIU 8 AU 3
157: Jordan Rinken (UIU) dec. Shawn Hatlestad (AU), 4-1 UIU 11 AU 3
165: Zak Benitz (UIU) dec. Mitch Rechtzigel (AU), 5-4 UIU 14 AU 3
174: Colbey Vance (UIU) TB-1 Tim Weber (AU), 6-5 UIU 17 AU 3
184: Aero Amo (AU) dec. Dalton Westerlund (UIU), 7-2 UIU 17 AU 6
197: Ryan Parmely (UIU) dec. Clayton Wahlstrom (AU), 11-8 UIU 20 AU 6
285: Michael Lowman (AU) Fall 2:03 Avery Jacobs (UIU) UIU 20 AU 12
125: Maleek Williams (UIU) Fall 1:20 Duncan Stoebner (AU) UIU 26 AU12*
*Upper Iowa deducted one point for Unsportsmanlike Conduct at 141