Augustana 37 Minot State 9

Vikings Best Minot State in Thursday Night Dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The Augustana wrestling team defeated Minot State 37-9 on Thursday night at the Elmen Center. AU picked up wins in eight of 10 weight classes. The Vikings move to 6-6 overall and 2-0 in NSIC action. The Beavers drop to 5-4 and begin conference action 0-1.

Christian Olsen, competing at 125 pounds, earned a quick six team points for the Vikings with a pin at 1:02 in the first period of action. Olsen logged a single takedown prior to the fall.

At 133 pounds, John Babineau picked up the win by way of a 6-5 decision. Babineau used one takedown, three escapes and a penalty point to defeat his Minot State opponent.

Connor Simmonds pushed AU’s lead to 15-3 over the Beavers with another fall in the first period. Simmonds pinned MSU’s Isaac Ortega at 2:11, totaling one takedown and a four-point nearfall before the end of the match.

Miles Fitzgerald, wrestling at 157 pounds, contributed three team points with a 5-1 decision win. Fitzgerald logged two takedowns and earned a point for riding time to earn his 15th victory of the season.

Competing at 165 pounds, Tyler Wagener earned a 16-0 technical fall win that ended the match in the second period. Wagener recorded one takedown, one reversal and three four-point nearfalls for the victory.

Kolby Kost added another win for the Vikings with a 17-1 technical fall at 174 pounds. Kost’s one escape, three takedowns and two four-point nearfalls ended the match at 6:09 in the third period of action.

Continuing the trend of falls was Cade Mueller, wrestling at 184 pounds. Mueller totaled three takedowns, one reversal, one four-point nearfall and a penalty point to lead 12-2 prior to the third period pin.

At 197 pounds, Zach Peterson added three points to Augustana’s team score with a 9-3 decision win. Peterson tallied three takedowns, one two-point nearfall and added a point for riding time in the victory.

Augustana 37 Minot State 9
125: Christian Olsen (AUG) over Dylan McDonald (MINOT) (Fall 1:02)
133: John Babineau (AUG) over James Davis (MINOT) (Dec 6-5)
141: Ethan Wonser (MINOT) over Kade Sammons (AUG) (Dec 9-3)
149: Connor Simmonds (AUG) over Isaac Ortega (MINOT) (Fall 2:11)
157: Miles Fitzgerald (AUG) over Nathan Baca (MINOT) (Dec 5-1)
165: Tyler Wagener (AUG) over Brendan Barnes (MINOT) (TF 16-0 3:44)
174: Kolby Kost (AUG) over Brody Mohr (MINOT) (TF 17-1 6:09)
184: Cade Mueller (AUG) over Cayden White (MINOT) (Fall 5:53)
197: Zach Peterson (AUG) over Dustin Swisher (MINOT) (Dec 9-3)
285: Shane Hansen (MINOT) over Edward Hajas (AUG) (Fall 5:49)

Up Next
Augustana travels east to St. Cloud, Minnesota, on Sunday for a 3 p.m. matchup against the No. 3 St. Cloud State Huskies.

Check out Vikings Wrestling at and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Buy Vikings Tickets

View More College News

Would you like to receive the latest Minnesota wrestling news in your inbox?