No. 5 Augustana Wrestling Begins Dual Season at South Dakota State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team will kick off the 2022-23 dual season at South Dakota State. The dual is slated for 7 p.m.

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The Jackrabbits
South Dakota State has one tournament under its belt in the 2022-23 season. The Jackrabbits participated in the Bison Open last weekend, with one wrestler reaching the finals. Twelve total wrestlers earned top-six placings at the tournament.

The Jackrabbits were initially ranked at No. 25 in the first NWCA poll of the season. Heading into the Friday night dual against Augustana, SDSU is receiving votes. Seven wrestlers were ranked individually by Intermat.

Clay Carlson was ranked 5th at 141 pounds, Cade DeVos (174 pounds) and Tanner Sloan (197 pounds) were both ranked 12th. A.J. Nevills found a spot at 14th at 285 pounds, Tanner Cook was ranked 26th at 165 pounds, Gabriel Tagg was ranked 28th at 133 pounds and Cade King found a spot at 30th at 184 pounds.

The Vikings
Augustana has participated in two tournaments this season. Last weekend, the Vikings competed at the DWU Open, with Jacob Tvinnereim finishing the tournament on the podium. Miles Fitzgerald and Kolby Kost both finished fourth at the DWU Open in their respective weight classes. The first tournament of the season for AU was the Yellowjacket Open that saw four podium finishes and a total of eight wrestlers finishing in the top five in their weight classes.

AU, nationally ranked at No. 5 in the NWCA Preseason Rankings, was selected to finish second in the NSIC. The Vikings have six wrestlers ranked nationally in the NWCA Preseason Poll.

Sophomore Jaxson Rohman is ranked eighth at 125 pounds. Rohman enters the 2022-23 season after placing third at the NCAA Super Region V tournament and qualifying for the NCAA National tournament in 2021-22.

Junior Jack Huffman enters the 2022-23 campaign ranked second at 133 pounds. Huffman, a returning All-American, placed eighth at the NCAA DII Championships last year and placed first at the NCAA Super Region V tournament.

At 157 pounds, junior Tyler Wagener is ranked in the sixth spot. Wagener, a 2021-22 national qualifier, finished third at the NCAA Super Region V tournament and held an overall record of 16-10 last season.

Sophomore Miles Fitzgerald is ranked 10th at 165 pounds. Fitzgerald went 23-10 overall and 8-3 in dual action, finished second at the NCAA Super Region V tournament and qualified for the NCAA DII National Championships at 165 pounds in 2021-22.

Junior Cade Mueller sees the fourth spot in the rankings at 174 pounds. Mueller held an overall record of 18-5 in 2021-22 and finished first at the NCAA Super Region V tournament, qualifying for the NCAA DII National Championships.

Rounding out the individual rankings for the Vikings is junior Steven Hajas. Hajas finished third at the NCAA Super Region V tournament and qualified for the NCAA DII National Championships.

Following the dual at SDSU, the Vikings head to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a matchup against the Minnesota Gophers on December 3.

Wrestling Probable Starters
Wt. Augustana Vikings
125: Jaxson Rohman, So.
133: Christian Olsen, R-Fr. or John Babineau, So.
141: Kade Sammons, R-Fr.
149: Kyle Boelke, R-Fr.
157: Miles Fitzgerald, So.
165: Tyler Wagener, Jr.
174: Jacob Tvinnereim, Jr.
184: Kolby Kost, Jr.
197: Zach Peterson, So.
285: Edward Hajas, So.

Wt. South Dakota State Jackrabbits
125: Tanner Jordan, Jr. or Bailey Roybal, R-Fr.
133: Caleb Thoennes, Fr.
141: Clay Carlson, Sr. or Caleb Gross, Jr.
149: Clay Carlson, Sr. or Caleb Gross, Jr.
157: Cael Swensen, R-Fr. or Ryan Dolezal, Fr.
165: Tanner Cook, Jr.
174: Cade DeVos, Jr.
184: Roman Rogotzke, R-Fr. or Cade King, Sr.
197: Tanner Sloan, Sr. or Nick Casperson, Sr.
285: A.J. Nevills, Gr.

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