Auggies Eye A Return To The Top

All ten spots will have competition at Augsburg University

By Matt Krumrie

Year after year, the Augsburg men’s wrestling team sets the bar as high as any team in Division III wrestling. One of the elite wrestling programs in all of college wrestling, the Auggies consistently finish among the top teams in the country.

Look for that track record of success to continue this season.

The Auggies return a core group of nine wrestlers, including three All-Americans, three returning national qualifiers and three experienced starters who had successful seasons but fell short of their year-end goals.

That has head coach Tony Valek looking forward to leading another season of Augsburg wrestling.

“We are still relatively young, but no longer inexperienced,” Said Valek. “Last season, Solomon Nielsen was the only returner with NCAA tournament experience and while Solomon has graduated and moved to the coaching staff, six returners competed at the NCAA tournament, and nine experienced the Upper Midwest Region national qualifier.”

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