CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa–Augustana sophomore Jaxson Rohman earned All-American honors after going 2-0 on the first day of the NCAA DII National Championships. Rohman will wrestle for a placement on Saturday, while three Vikings saw their seasons come to a close.
Jaxson Rohman – 125 pounds
Rohman defeated Gannon’s Jose Diaz in his first match of the day by 8-3 decision to head into the quarterfinals. The sophomore became a 2023 DII All-American after besting Shane Corrigan of Parkside in a 6-4 decision. This is Rohman’s second trip to the national tournament and his first time earning All-America honors.
Hunter Burnett – 141 pounds
Burnett fell to Jake Niffenegger of Mercyhurst in his first match of the tournament to head to the consolation bracket. He was defeated in a close match by Cayden Henschel to bring his season to a close.
Kolby Kost – 174 pounds
In his first match, the senior claimed a 12-1 major decision win over Cole Casilio of Gannon. Kost fell in the quarterfinal match to St. Cloud State’s Abner Romero. In his final match, Kost was defeated by Max Bruss of UMary.
Cade Mueller -184 pounds
Mueller began his day at nationals with a 3-2 loss against Alex Kauffman of Central Oklahoma. He finished his season falling to Brock Biddle of Pitt-Johnstown in a 15-4 major decision bout.
125 Jaxson Rohman (17-5) is in the semifinals and scored 8.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jaxson Rohman (Augustana (SD)) 17-5 won by decision over Jose Diaz (Gannon) 12-10 (Dec 8-3)
Quarterfinal – Jaxson Rohman (Augustana (SD)) 17-5 won by decision over Shane Corrigan (Wisconsin-Parkside) 32-7 (Dec 6-4)
141 Hunter Burnett (4-4) DNP and scored 0.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Jake Niffenegger (Mercyhurst) 24-8 won by decision over Hunter Burnett (Augustana (SD)) 4-4 (Dec 8-5)
Cons. Round 1 – Cayden Henschel (Wisconsin-Parkside) 26-5 won by decision over Hunter Burnett (Augustana (SD)) 4-4 (Dec 3-2)
174 Kolby Kost (20-9) DNP and scored 2.0 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) 20-9 won by major decision over Cole Casilio (Gannon) 11-10 (MD 12-1)
Quarterfinal – Abner Romero (St. Cloud State) 19-0 won by fall over Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) 20-9 (Fall 4:23)
Cons. Round 2 – Max Bruss (Mary) 31-5 won by fall over Kolby Kost (Augustana (SD)) 20-9 (Fall 4:28)
184 Cade Mueller (16-7) DNP and scored 0.0 team points.
Prelim – Alex Kauffman (Central Oklahoma) 13-5 won by decision over Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) 16-7 (Dec 3-2)
Prelim – Brock Biddle (Pitt-Johnstown) 25-8 won by major decision over Cade Mueller (Augustana (SD)) 16-7 (MD 15-4)
All-American Jaxson Rohman will wrestle for placement on day two of the NCAA DII National Championships Saturday.
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