Vikings Dual No. 8 Arizona State This Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team competes in its first dual of the season Friday when it heads to Tempe, Arizona, to take on the No. 8 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils at 8 p.m.

The dual with Augustana serves as Arizona State’s home opener for the 2019-20 season while the Vikings hit the road for the third consecutive weekend.

The Sun Devils
After finishing second in the Pac-12 Championship and 12th at the NCAA Division I Championship during the 2018-19 campaign, Arizona State is off to a 2-0 start this season with dual wins against No. 20 Virginia and No. 23 Purdue. The Sun Devils return a veteran group that includes two-time National Champion Zahid Valencia, All-Americans Josh Shields and Tanner Hall, and Pac-12 Champions Anthony Valencia and Josh Maruca.

The Vikings
Last weekend, redshirt freshman Hunter Burnett, junior Tanner Brengle, sophomore Daniel Bishop, redshirt freshman Steven Hajas and freshman Cade Mueller (unattached) all took home first-place titles in their respective weight classes at the Dakota Wesleyan Open. Through two tournaments, the Vikings have had eight first-place titles and of the 32 placements by the team, 23 have been in the top-five.

Vikings at Sun Devils Live Stream

The Lineups
Wt. – Augustana Vikings (Probables)
125- Michael Suda
133- Jack Huffman
141- Jebben Keyes
149- Keaten Schorr
157- Jacob Tvinnereim
165- Dylan Schuck
174- Ben Kelvington
184- Tanner Brengle
197- Daniel Bishop
285- Steven Hajas

Wt. – Arizona State Sun Devils (Probables)
125- Brandon Courtney
133- Josh Kramer
141- Navonte Demison
149- Josh Maruca
157- Jacori Teemer
165- Josh Shields
174- Anthony Valencia
184- Zahid Valencia
197- Cade Belshay
285- Tanner Hall

Wrestler To Watch
Redshirt freshman Jacob Tvinnereim gets the call for the Vikings at 157 pounds and leads the team in major decision with three on the young season.

Tvinnereim redshirted during his 2018-19 campaign, but competed unattached and went 20-11 while recording seven falls and two major decisions.

One Last Thing
Arizona State is the first of two Division I programs that the Vikings will dual this season. Augustana is also set to match up with North Dakota State on Dec. 1 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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