Augustana Takes Care of Mustangs, 32-3
MARSHALL, Minn. – Augustana wrestling had arguably its most complete dual of the season on Saturday in a 32-3 win against Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall, Minn. The Vikings improved to 8-5 in duals on the season and remained perfect in NSIC duals moving to 2-0.
Brandon Carroll got the Vikings off and running with a second period pin at 125 pounds to give the Vikings a 6-0 edge. Carroll jumpstarted a string a five consecutive victories.
Brandon Charbonneau earned a bonus point win over Jordan Biehn at 133 pounds with a 13-4 major decision and Austin Jordan won by a 7-4 decision at 141 pounds.
Colin Ayers wrestled up at 157 pounds and squeaked out a 5-4 victory over Jake Slocun.
At 174 pounds, Lukas Poloncic picked out his first dual win of the season with a major decision over Griffin Osing. Aero Amo handled Cole Hennen and won by a 9-2 decision. Amo improved to 15-1 all-time in NSIC dual matches.
At 197 pounds, Ben Goodwin took Jackson Ryan to sudden victory and picked up a 5-4 decision after Ryan was called for stalling a second time, giving Goodwin a point and the victory.
Lane Lettau picked up his first NSIC victory of the year with a 6-3 decision over Quinn Bullard and securing the Vikings 32-3 win.
The Mustangs will be on the road next week as the travel to face Minot State on Thursday at 7 p.m., followed by a match at U-Mary on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Vikings head north next weekend for their NSIC North Dakota swing where they will take on U-Mary and Minot State. Augustana will dual U-Mary in Bismarck, N.D. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. and will take on Minot State in Minot, N.D. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
Augustana 32, Southwest Minnesota State 3
125: Brandon Carroll (AUSD) over Brock Buysse (SMSU) (Fall 3:59)
133: Brandon Charbonneau (AUSD) over Jordan Biehn (SMSU) (MD 13-4)
141: Austin Jordan (AUSD) over Trent Butcher (SMSU) (Dec 7-4)
149: Jacob Anderson (AUSD) over Cortez Arredondo (SMSU) (Dec 3-1)
157: Colin Ayers (AUSD) over Jake Slocun (SMSU) (Dec 5-4)
165: Kegen Fingalsen (SMSU) over Bruce Lemon Jr. (AUSD) (Dec 5-3)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Griffin Osing (SMSU) (MD 11-2)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Cole Hennen (SMSU) (Dec 9-2)
197: Ben Goodwin (AUSD) over Jackson Ryan (SMSU) (SV-1 5-4)
285: Lane Lettau (AUSD) over Quinn Bullard (SMSU) (Dec 6-3)