Augustana Vikings Win Last Four Matches to Secure Comeback against U-Mary, 24-13
BISMARCK, N.D. – The Augustana wrestling help off the pesky Marauders of U-Mary to remain unbeaten in NSIC duals. The Vikings won the final four matches to win the dual 24-13 and improved to 9-5 (3-0 NSIC) in duals on the season.
Lukas Poloncic started to turn the tides in the 174 pound match with a major decision win over Dane Fischer. The Marauders had led the entire dual, but Poloncic’s victory inched the Vikings within reach, only being down 13-11.
Aero Amo gave Augustana its first lead of the day at the 184 pound match. Amo notched his 27th win of the season and earned his team-high 13th fall of the season with a first period pin over Jonathan Pelach. Amo gave the Vikings a 17-13 lead that they would not relinquish the rest of the dual.
Ben Goodwin earned a convincing 15-6 major decision over Jacob Green at 197 pounds and Michael Lowman controlled Dominic Tudor to a 4-0 decision giving the Vikings the 24-13 victory.
Austin Jordan got the Vikings on the board with a 5-4 decision over Reed Cronin at 141 pounds. Tyler Nation earned the first bonus point victory for the Vikings on the day with a 15-4 major decision over Donald Leuer at 157 pounds.
The Vikings return to action tomorrow, Jan. 29, in Minot, N.D. taking on Minot State at 2 p.m.
Augustana 24, U-Mary 13
125: Josh Jensen (MARY) over Brandon Carroll (AUSD) (MD 16-6)
133: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Brandon Charbonneau (AUSD) (Dec 3-1)
141: Austin Jordan (AUSD) over Reed Cronin (MARY) (Dec 5-2)
149: Hunter Eckert (MARY) over Colin Ayers (AUSD) (Dec 5-4)
157: Tyler Nation (AUSD) over Donald Leuer (MARY) (MD 15-4)
165: Paul Michaelson (MARY) over Bruce Lemon Jr. (AUSD) (Dec 2-1)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Dane Fischer (MARY) (MD 8-0)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Jonathan Pelach (MARY) (Fall 2:21)
197: Ben Goodwin (AUSD) over Jacob Green (MARY) (MD 15-6)
285: Michael Lowman (AUSD) over Dominic Tudor (MARY) (Dec 4-0)