SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — No. 15 Augustana wrestling fell to the No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in an afternoon dual on Friday. The Vikings saw four wrestlers earn victories in the 30-15 loss to the Lopers. Augustana falls to 1-3 in dual action on the season with all three losses coming to either NCAA Division I opponents or a top-3 ranked team.
Freshman Jaxson Rohman, competing at 125 pounds, started the Vikings off strong with a win over No. 10 Josh Portillo. Rohman recorded four takedowns on his way to an 8-6 decision victory to earn three team points for Augustana. He moves to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in dual action this season.
Senior Brandon Carroll made his dual debut at 133 pounds, defeating his opponent from Nebraska-Kearney by way of a 17-2 technical fall. Carroll logged four takedowns and two four-point nearfalls, capping off the victory with an escape point to total 17 points.
Junior Tyler Wagener, competing at 157 pounds, earned the 10-2 major decision victory with four takedowns and an escape. A point for riding time brought Wagener to 10.
Redshirt freshman Cade Mueller, wrestling at 174 pounds, defeated his opponent with a takedown in overtime for the sudden victory. Mueller recorded two escapes and two takedowns, earning a point on a penalty by his opponent.
No. 3 Nebraska-Kearneyney 30 No. 15 Augustana 15
125: Jaxson Rohman (AUG) over No. 10 Josh Portillo (UNK) (Dec 8-6)
133: Brandon Carroll (AUG) over Alec Segarra (UNK) (TF 17-2 6:41)
141: No. 8 Nick James (UNK) over Kenneth Lenger (AUG) (TF 15-0 3:11)
149: No. 1 Sam Turner (UNK) over Keaten Schorr (AUG) (Fall 3:26)
157: Tyler Wagener (AUG) over Teontae Wilson (UNK) (MD 10-2)
165: No. 2 Matt Malcom (UNK) over Miles Fitzgerald (AUG) (TF 15-0 4:09)
174: Cade Mueller (AUG) over Billy Higgins (UNK) (SV-1 7-5)
184: No. 5 Austin Eldredge (UNK) over No. 8 Kolby Kost (AUG) (TF 16-0 3:57)
197: Hayden Prince (UNK) over Daniel Bishop (AUG) (Fall 3:43)
285: No. 8 Lee Herrington (UNK) over No. 4 Steven Hajas (AUG) (Dec 7-4)
Up Next: Augustana travels to Mankato, Minnesota, on Sunday for a dual with the No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks. The event is slated to begin at 2 p.m.