String of Late Bonus Point Victories Leads Wrestling Past U-Mary, 26-10
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team (11-2, 6-0 NSIC) turned it on late to defeat U-Mary, 26-10, in its final home dual of the 2017-18 season.
After falling behind 10-9 after 165 pounds, the Vikings earned a string of bonus point victories to put the dual out of reach. Lukas Poloncic and Aero Amo picked up tech falls and Clayton Wahlstrom earned a major decision.
Poloncic at 174 pounds picked up a second-period tech fall of 16-0 against Austin Eichmann. Amo at 184 pounds followed suit with a second-period tech fall of his own with a 15-0 win over Jackson Schichel. Wahlstrom kept the run going with a 9-1 major decision over Emmitt Brooks at 197 pounds.
The most exciting match of the night came at 285, for Luke Nohns edged Dominic Tudor by a 6-5 decision, giving Augustana the 26-10 dual victory. Nohns scored a reversal to tie the match with 25 seconds left and recorded a takedown with 10 seconds after a Tudor escape.
Ethan Cota led the dual at 125 pounds with a 5-4 decision over Nate Humann. At 141 pounds, Keaten Schorr outlasted Hunter Eckert, earning a 5-3 victory. Oscar Ramirez kept his strong dual season going, improving to 12-1 and 6-0 in NSIC duals with a 4-0 decision over Reed Cronin at 149 pounds.
With two NSIC duals left in the season, Augustana sits in a tie for first in the NSIC standings. Augustana finishes its home dual schedule with a record of 7-1. The Vikings are also on a six-dual winning streak which matches last season’s highest winning streak.
Augustana returns to the mat on Sunday, Feb. 11, traveling to Fayette, Iowa to take on No. 6 Upper Iowa.
Augustana 26 Mary 10
125: Ethan Cota (AUSD) over Nate Humann (MARY) (Dec 5-4)
133: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Brayden Curry (AUSD) (MD 10-2)
141: Keaten Schorr (AUSD) over Hunter Eckert (MARY) (Dec 5-3)
149: Oscar Ramirez-Hernandez Jr (AUSD) over Reed Cronin (MARY) (Dec 4-0)
157: Jared Reis (MARY) over Bailey Neises (AUSD) (Dec 5-0)
165: Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over Ben Kelvington (AUSD) (Dec 5-2)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Austin Eichmann (MARY) (TF 16-0 4:19)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Jackson Schichel (MARY) (TF 15-0 4:20)
197: Clayton Wahlstrom (AUSD) over Emmitt Brooks (MARY) (MD 9-1)
285: Luke Nohns (AUSD) over Dominic Tudor (MARY) (Dec 6-5)