Auggies Women Can Compete with Any Team in the Country

Augsburg University Women will be ready to go out and put up a fight

By Matt Krumrie

It’s hard to believe the Augsburg women’s wrestling team is now in its fourth season. Minnesota’s only women’s wrestling program has already emerged as one of the top women’s programs in the country, and head coach Jake Short expects nothing less this season.

“This Augsburg team is the most talented team I have been around,” said Short. “There is so much positive change in this program and there have been so many hurdles and obstacles that these women have had to overcome. This will be the most exciting team in the history of the program.”

Augsburg completed the 2021-2022 season – its third season as a varsity program – with its third straight top-10 NCWWC finish, finishing in sixth place in the national tournament that featured competitors from 32 NCAA schools that sponsor women’s wrestling. Augsburg finished in fifth place in the 2020 NCWWC national meet and ninth place in 2020 while also finishing sixth at the 2020 WCWA national tournament. Emily Shilson (Maple Grove/Mounds View HS) won her fourth collegiate national title and third straight 109-pound crown during the tournament. Shilson was one of four Auggie wrestlers to earn All-American honors at the tournament.

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