Viking Wrestling Cruises to Seventh-Straight Victory
ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Augustana wrestling team defeated the Red Raiders of Northwestern College 36-12 Thursday night in Orange City, Iowa. The win gave the Vikings their seventh-consecutive dual victory, a feat that hasn’t been reached since the 2015-16 campaign.
Junior Ethan Cota started the night off with a dominating performance in the 125-pound bout. Cota recorded four near-fall points twice in the first period and went into the second period up 12-0, before winning by way of a 17-2 tech fall. Just over a minute later, redshirt junior Brandon Carroll pinned his opponent in the 133-pound bout to give the Vikings an 11-0 lead.
After an open in the 141-pound match and losses in the 149 and 157-pound bouts, Senior Bailey Neises recorded an 11-2 major decision at 165 pounds to push the score to 21-6 in favor of Augustana.
Sophomore Dylan Schuck logged the Vikings next victory in the 174-pound bout with the team’s second fall of the night, this time at 3:36. Senior Regan Bye got Augustana’s last victory of the night in the 184-pound match with a 10-6 decision.
Overall, Augustana won five of the eight bouts on the night with two falls, a tech fall, and a major decision.
Augustana 36 Northwestern College 12
125: Ethan Cota (AUG) over Sean Heeney (NOIO) (TF 17-2 5:00)
133: Brandon Carroll (AUG) over Noah Kryfka (NOIO) (Fall 0:59)
141: Hunter Burnett (AUG) over (NOIO) (For.)
149: Dante Preciado (NOIO) over Jebben Keyes (AUG) (Dec 5-2)
157: Chase Peterson (NOIO) over Noah North (AUG) (Dec 4-3)
165: Bailey Neises (AUG) over Andrew Null (NOIO) (MD 11-2)
174: Dylan Schuck (AUG) over Tyler Zeimen (NOIO) (Fall 3:36)
184: Regan Bye (AUG) over Luke Jenness (NOIO) (Dec 10-6)
197: Jarret Haglund (AUG) over (NOIO) (For.)
285: Victor Garcia (NOIO) over Samuel Detert (AUG) (Fall 4:57)
The Vikings go for their eighth-consecutive win when they take on No. 10 ranked Upper Iowa Sunday in Fayette, Iowa. The match is set to start at 2 p.m.