Augustana Topples Northern State to Open NSIC Duals
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team (6-2, 1-0 NSIC) started 2018 off on the right foot with a 36-6 victory over Northern State (1-4, 0-1 NSIC) at the Elmen Center on Thursday night.
The Vikings started off strong with a pair of bonus point victories, but senior Lane Lettau put an exclamation point on the dual with a fall at heavyweight. Lettau ended the match in a blur with a pin of Justice Horn in nine seconds, which broke the school record for the quickest pin.
Brandon Carroll got the Vikings off to a hot start at 125 pounds, with a commanding tech fall over Jay Maxville, 18-3. Carroll raced out to a 10-1 after the first period and finished strong in the third period with a trio of takedowns to secure the tech fall.
At 149, birthday boy Oscar Ramirez Jr. earned an 11-5 decision over Josh Moore. At the intermission, the Vikings held an 18-3 lead.
After intermission, Regan Bye received a forfeit win at 165 and the Vikings earned a pair of decisions following in the next two matches. Lukas Poloncic earned a 5-2 decision at 174 and Aero Amo picked up a 4-3 decision at 184.
Augustana will have next week off before continuing its NSIC schedule with a home matchup against SMSU. The Vikings will take on the Mustangs on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center.
Augustana 36, Northern State 6
125: Brandon Carroll (AUSD) over Jay Maxville (NOST) (TF 18-3 6:29)
133: Jebben Keyes (AUSD) over (NOST) (For.)
141: Austin Jordan (AUSD) over Griffin Hieb (NOST) (MD 9-1)
149: Oscar Ramirez-Hernandez Jr (AUSD) over Josh Moore (NOST) (Dec 12-5)
157: Tanner Olson (NOST) over Bruce Lemon (AUSD) (Dec 3-2)
165: Regan Bye (AUSD) over (NOST) (For.)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Kaden Campbell (NOST) (Dec 5-2)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Riley Lura (NOST) (Dec 4-3)
197: Diego Gallegos (NOST) over Austin Ward (AUSD) (Dec 6-2)
285: Lane Lettau (AUSD) over Justice Horn (NOST) (Fall 0:09)