No. 14 Vikings Narrowly Fall to U-Mary
BISMARCK, N.D. — In their first road dual in three weeks, the No. 14 Augustana wrestling team started their two match weekend by narrowly falling to U-Mary on Saturday, 18-17.
The defeat brings the Vikings’ dual record to 4-3 overall, and to 3-3 in Northern Sun action, while U-Mary improves to 5-4 overall, with a 3-4 NSIC record.
The Vikings jumped out to a sizeable early lead by winning their first three matches of the evening. Daniel Bishop took the first match of the day at 184 lbs. wrestling against U-Mary’s Lance Jarrett. Bishop grabbed an early lead and extended it to 15-3 by the end of the match for a major decision victory to give the Vikings an early 4-0 lead.
No. 9 Clayton Wahlstrom made it two-in-a-row in his bout with Ryan Stottler at 197 lbs. The Custer, S.D. native marked the second straight Viking wrestler to score double digits, winning a 10-4 decision. At 285 lbs. Matt Naig held the opposition to zero points in the match, taking a 3-0 decision and extending the Augustana lead to 10-0.
The Marauders stormed back for victories in the next three matches that included two decisions and a forfeit to give U-Mary a 12-10 advantage. Needing a win from Tyler Wagener at 149 lbs. to take back the lead, the freshman came up big with a 6-2 win over Max Bruss. Colin Ayers kept the momentum going at 157 lbs. handing the Vikings their second major decision of the day with a 10-2 triumph over Devin Steidler.
U-Mary would take the next two matches by decision to undercut the Viking lead and take the victory in a final match which saw No. 12 Lukas Poloncic overcome a 4-1 deficit in the final period, before falling short of victory with a 7-5 decision in favor of U-Mary’s Phillip Springsteen.
The Vikings get right back to action tomorrow, when they travel to Minot, N.D. for a dual against Minot State at 2 p.m.
U-Mary 18 Augustana 17
184: Daniel Bishop (Augie) over Lance Jarrett (MARY) (MD 15-3)
197: Clayton Wahlstrom (Augie) over Ryan Stottler (MARY) (Dec 10-4)
285: Matt Naig (Augie) over Gerardo Jaime (MARY) (Dec 3-0)
125: Nate Humann (MARY) over Ethan Cota (Augie) (Dec 9-4)
133: Jeremy Leintz (MARY) over (Augie) (For.)
141: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Keaten Schorr (Augie) (Dec 3-0)
149: Tyler Wagener (Augie) over Max Bruss (MARY) (Dec 6-2)
157: Colin Ayers (Augie) over Devin Steidler (MARY) (MD 10-2)
165: Austin Eichmann (MARY) over Jackson Sweeney (Augie) (Dec 6-1)
174: Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over Lukas Poloncic (Augie) (Dec 7-5)