Vikings Set for DWU Open

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–No. 5 Augustana wrestling heads west to Mitchell, South Dakota, on Saturday for the DWU Open. The tournament, hosted by Dakota Wesleyan, includes wrestlers from 27 teams across the region.

Live results can be found at GoAugie.com/Live and on the GoAugie app, presented by CellOnly, found in the app store and on Google play.

The Vikings
Augustana comes off of the Yellowjacket Open last Saturday which 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.

Miles Fitzgerald, competing at 157 pounds, placed second after going 2-1 at the Yellowjacket Open. Connor Simmonds also competed at 157 pounds for the Vikings and placed fifth at the tournament.

Jacob Tvinnereim competed in the 174-pound bracket for Augustana, placing third. Edward Hajas placed second at 285 pounds for the Vikings. Hajas was victorious in his first two matches at the tournament.

Following the DWU Open, the Vikings travel to Brookings, South Dakota, for a matchup against South Dakota State to begin their dual season on November 18th.

Lineup
125: John Babineau
125: Christian Olsen
141: Kade Sammons
149: Kyle Boeke
149: Seth Nebel
157: Connor Simmonds
157: Miles Fitzgerald
165: Payton Handevidt, Unattached
165: Coy Gunderson, Unattached
174: Jacob Tvinnereim
174: Jonah Gruenes, Unattached
184: Kolby Kost
184: Danny Reynolds
197: Zach Peterson
197: Max Ramberg, Unattached
197: Derek Werner
285: Edward Hajas
285: Jarret Haglund
285: Max Balow, Unattached

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