Vikings Bring Down Dragons on Senior Night, 32-9
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team put together a strong performance against the Dragons of MSU-Moorhead on Friday night. The Vikings celebrated Senior Night with a 32-9 victory over the Dragons, staying undefeated in NSIC duals and moving to 12-5 (6-0 NSIC) on the season.
Brandon Carroll (125) got the Vikings started with a 13-7 decision over Jared Goldsmith. The Vikings would go on the drop the next two matches at 133 pounds and 141 pounds to fall behind the Dragons, 9-3.
Augustana turned it up after that and would go on to win the rest of the matches in the dual and win five of the final seven matches with bonus points.
Mitch Rechtzigel (165) continued his strong past couple of weeks with his first tech fall on the season, defeating Brayden Kuntz. Lukas Poloncic (174) took down Adam Blees by a 12-5 decision.
Aero Amo (184) picked up his 30th win of the season with a first period pin of Logan Rhode. The pin was Amo’s 14th of the season, good for best on the team.
Ben Goodwin (197) rolled through Cody Anderson to a 12-3 major decision and Michael Lowman (285) capped off the night with a 3-1 decision over Nader Abdullatif.
The Vikings win sets up a showdown against Minnesota State on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Elmen Center with the dual beginning at 2 p.m. The Mavericks improved to 9-4 (6-1 NSIC) with a dual win against Northern State, 38-6, on Thursday.
MSU-Moorhead wraps up the weekend Saturday at Southwest Minnesota State. The dual begins at 3 p.m. in Marshall, Minn.
Augustana 32, MSU-Moorhead 9
125: Brandon Carroll (AUSD) over Jared Goldsmith (MSM) (Dec 13-7)
133: Blake Bosch (MSM) over Javier Vieyra (AUSD) (Fall 1:44)
141: Kristian Vazquez (MSM) over Austin Jordan (AUSD) (Dec 10-5)
149: Colin Ayers (AUSD) over Dylan Connell (MSM) (MD 10-1)
157: Tyler Nation (AUSD) over Isaac Novacek (MSM) (MD 13-4)
165: Mitch Rechtzigel (AUSD) over Brayden Kuntz (MSM) (TF 19-4 5:48)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Adam Blees (MSM) (Dec 12-5)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Logan Rhode (MSM) (Fall 1:58)
197: Ben Goodwin (AUSD) over Cody Anderson (MSM) (MD 12-3)
285: Michael Lowman (AUSD) over Nader Abdullatif (MSM) (Dec 3-1)