STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Nina Makem (JR, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS) finished in second place in the 155-pound weight class, leading the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team at the season-opening University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointer Open on Saturday.
Makem, the No. 4-ranked 136-pounder in the National Wrestling Coaches Association preseason national rankings for NCAA-affiliated schools, opened the season at 155 pounds and finished second, going 3-1. She claimed a pin and technical fall in her first two matches, then dispatched No. 6-ranked 155-pounder Noelle Gaffney of Northern Michigan 6-0 in the semifinals. In the finals against No. 1-ranked 143-pounder London Houston of North Central (Ill.), the wrestlers tied 4-4, but a takedown by Houston with 23 seconds left gave her the criteria victory.
Madison Horn (SR, Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater HS) finished in sixth place at 170 pounds, scoring pins in her first two matches.
Melissa Jacobs (SR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Belle Plaine HS) finished sixth at 191 pounds, and Gigi Gammell (FY, Chico, Calif./Chico HS) finished sixth at 101 pounds.
Augsburg competes at the Waldorf (Iowa) Open next Saturday (11/11) at 9 a.m. in Forest City, Iowa.
AUGSBURG INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
101 — Gigi Gammell 0-3, 6th place.
123 — Adelynn Flaschberger 0-2.
130 — Aleka London 1-2.
136 — Mikalah Konz 0-2.
143 — Ellisa Jimenez 2-2.
155 — No. 4 (@136) Nina Makem 3-1, 2nd place.
170 — Madison Horn 2-3, 6th place.
191 — Melissa Jacobs 1-3, 6th place.
Check out Auggies Women’s Wrestling at athletics.augsburg.edu.