Augustana Splits York and UNK Duals

KEARNEY, Neb.–The No. 8 Augustana wrestling team defeated the York Panthers before falling to the No. 2 Nebraska Kearney Lopers on Saturday. The Vikings move to 4-3 on the season overall and 1-0 in conference action.

Augustana 50, York 3
The Vikings picked up a win over the York University Panthers in the first of two duals. Augustana saw victories in nine of 10 weight classes.

Christian Olsen (125 pounds) and Connor Simmonds (149 pounds) won via forfeit for the Vikings, adding 12 total points to the team score.

At 133 pounds, John Babineau defeated his opponent by 16-0 tech fall in the second period. Babineau totaled two takedowns, two four-point nearfalls and one two-point nearfall to roll into his fifth win of the season.

Kade Sammons earned a 20-4 tech fall victory at 141 pounds over his York opponent to add five points to the team score for AU. Sammons recorded six takedowns, one escape, one four-point nearfall and added a point for riding time to pick up the win.

Competing at 165 pounds, Payton Anderson saw his first dual victory of the season with a 9-2 win over his opponent. Anderson used two takedowns, an escape, a four-point nearfall and a point for riding time to claim the win.

Kolby Kost saw the first pin of the dual, picking up six team points in his victory. Kost totaled three takedowns, one escape and a four-point nearfall prior to the fall at 3:42.

At 174 pounds, Danny Reynolds brought his Panther opponent down by way of a fall 53 seconds into the match. Reynolds logged a takedown and a two-point nearfall in the match before the fall.

Zach Peterson saw the third victory by way of fall in a row for Augustana. Peterson pinned his opponent from York at 1:03 in the first period and earned one takedown prior to the fall.

Derek Werner, competing at 285 pounds, defeated his York opponent with a pin just 29 seconds into the match. Werner recorded a takedown before the pin.

Nebraska Kearney 31, Augustana 14
Jaxson Rohman started the scoring for the Vikings with a pin at 5:48 in the first match of the dual. Rohman battled with four takedowns and a two-point nearfall before besting his UNK opponent.

At 157 pounds, Miles Fitzgerald claimed a 3-0 decision win. Fitzgerald’s points came from one takedown and riding time.

Tyler Wagener earned the 15-0 tech fall win to earn five team points for the Vikings at 165 pounds. Wagener’s points were generated from three four-point nearfalls, a two-point nearfall and a point for riding time.

Augustana 50, York 3
125: Christian Olsen (AUG) over (YONE) (For.)
133: John Babineau (AUG) over Trey Reed (YONE) (TF 16-0 5:00)
141: Kade Sammons (AUG) over Julian Marrufo (YONE) (TF 20-4 6:33)
149: Connor Simmonds (AUG) over (YONE) (For.)
157: John Fox (YONE) over Miles Fitzgerald (AUG) (Dec 7-6)
165: Payton Anderson (AUG) over Dayton Fraser (YONE) (MD 10-2)
174: Kolby Kost (AUG) over Shawn Pierre (YONE) (Fall 3:42)
184: Danny Reynolds (AUG) over Dakwan Cash (YONE) (Fall 0:53)
197: Zach Peterson (AUG) over Marce Vasquez (YONE) (Fall 1:03)
285: Derek Werner (AUG) over Noah Broderson (YONE) (Fall 0:29)

Nebraska Kearney 31, Augustana 14
125: No. 5 Jaxson Rohman (AUG) over Bishop Murray (UNK) (Fall 5:48)
133: Joseph Airola (UNK) over John Babineau (AUG) (Fall 1:55)
141: No. 5 Nick James (UNK) over Kage Lenger (AUG) (MD 15-4)
149: John ‘Beau’ Hostler (UNK) over Kyle Boeke (AUG) (Fall 3:34)
157: No. 7 Miles Fitzgerald (AUG) over Teontae Wilson (UNK) (Dec 3-0)
165: Tyler Wagener (AUG) over Kaden Hart (UNK) (TF 15-0 7:00)
174: No. 2 Austin Eldredge (UNK) over Jacob Tvinnereim (AUG) (Dec 7-1)
184: No. 1 Billy Higgins (UNK) over Cade Mueller (AUG) (Dec 5-2)
197: Hayden Prince (UNK) over Zach Peterson (AUG) (Dec 3-2)
285: Lee Herrington (UNK) over (AUG) (For.)

Up Next
The Vikings return to the mat in the new year at the NWCA National Duals on January 6-7. The tournament is set to take place in Louisville, Kentucky.

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