Viking Wrestling Dominates, Cruises to Ninth-Straight Victory
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team defeated the UMary Marauders Friday night 27-9, Augustana’s ninth-consecutive dual win. The Vikings move to 9-2 on the season, 5-0 in the NSIC and 6-0 inside the Elmen Center.
Junior Ethan Cota started the night off with a dominant performance at 125 pounds. Cota tallied four takedowns and three separate four-point near falls to take a 20-3 tech fall and put Augustana up 5-0.
Redshirt freshman and No. 9 ranked Jack Huffman followed Cota’s performance with a 7-5 win in the 133-pound bout that included two takedowns and a riding time point. At 141 pounds, fellow redshirt freshman Hunter Burnett dominated UMary’s Logan Mahanoey with eight takedowns and four near fall points, before pinning him at 6:21 to elevate Augustana’s lead to 14-0.
The Viking’s next win came after the intermission in the 165-pound bout when sophomore Dylan Schuck defeated UMary’s Payton Hume in a 12-5 decision. Schuck logged three takedowns, four near fall points and a riding time point in the match that put Augustana up 17-6.
In the 184-pound bout, redshirt freshman Kolby Kost recorded a major decision that included five takedowns. Kost’s win ballooned the dual score to 21-9.
Sophomore Daniel Bishop and redshirt freshman Steven Hajas closed the night out with victories at 197 and 285 pounds, respectively. Bishop won a narrow 1-0 decision with the lone point being an escape while Hajas logged two takedowns and a reversal to win 6-4.
Overall, Augustana won the dual 27-9, winning seven of the 10 matches on the night which included one major decision, tech fall, and fall.
Augustana 27 University of Mary 9
125: Ethan Cota (AUG) over Karsen Mosbrucker (MARY) (TF 20-3 6:38)
133: No. 9 Jack Huffman (AUG) over Laken Boese (MARY) (Dec 7-5)
141: Hunter Burnett (AUG) over Logan Mahoney (MARY) (Fall 6:21)
149: Devin Steidler (MARY) over Jebben Keyes (AUG) (Dec 10-6)
157: No. 12 Braydon Huber (MARY) over Jacob Tvinnereim (AUG) (Dec 4-0)
165: Dylan Schuck (AUG) over Payton Hume (MARY) (Dec 12-5)
174: No. 7 Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over No. 8 Ben Kelvington (AUG) (Dec 6-5)
184: Kolby Kost (AUG) over Grant Litke (MARY) (MD 13-2)
197: Daniel Bishop (AUG) over Gerardo Jaime (MARY) (Dec 1-0)
285: Steven Hajas (AUG) over Dominic Tudor (MARY) (Dec 6-4)
The Vikings wrestle inside the Elmen Center, for the last time this season, tomorrow at 2 p.m. against the Minot State Beavers. Tomorrow’s dual serves as Augustana’s senior day where they will honor three seniors: Ben Kelvington, Bailey Neises, and Regan Bye.