Pioneer’s Baguma Captures MCAC Honor

Rochester, MN — Andre Baguma, a freshman at Northland Community & Technical College has earned Wrestler-of-the-Week for his efforts as a Pioneer for the week ending Sunday, January 27.

Baguma finished third at the Harper Open in Palatine, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 26, and also secured the winning fall in Northland’s 24-20 dual meet win over MCAC foe Itasca Community College Wednesday, January 23 in Thief River Falls.

For the week, the Fargo, North Dakota product went 4-1 overall in both competitions. In the Northland-Itasca dual meet, Baguma won by fall over Devin Reynolds of Itasca at the 285 pound weight division. He picked up wins over student-athletes from Harper College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, while falling in the Harper semi-finals to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

In the current NJCAA Wrestling poll, Rochester Community & Technical College is ranked #18, while Northland and Itasca are both in the ‘Receiving Votes’ category.

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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for the success of our student-athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student-athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty, and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.

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