Amo’s season comes to an end after day one of the NCAA National Championship

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana University sophomore Aero Amo’s (184 pounds) season came to the end after going 1-2 on the first day of competition at the NCAA Division II Wrestling National Championships at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on Friday.

Amo finished the season with a 34-3 record, including going 23-2 against Division II opponents. He led the team with 15 pins in 2015-16.

Augustana VikingsAmo won his first match of the day winning a 3-2 decision over Ashland’s Brandon O’Neill.

In the second session, Amo dropped an 8-2 decision against Jon Inman from Fort Hays State and a 9-4 decision against Huston Evans from Newberry College.

In the first match of the evening session, Inman started off the match with a takedown in the middle of the first period to gain the early lead. Amo quickly escaped to make it 2-1. Inman scored another takedown to get the 4-1 lead after the first period.

Amo scored an escape in the second period to cut the lead to 7-2 but that was all Amo could get as Inman secured the 8-2 victory.

In the second match, Evans jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead on Amo in the first period. Amo got an escaped to trim the lead to 6-1 after the first period.

Amo quickly escaped in the second period to make it a 6-2 lead for Evans. Evans then scored a takedown to make it 8-2. Amo got an escape to make it 8-3. Amo got another escape late in the third period to make the score 8-4, with the riding time Evans secured the 9-4 decision.


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