Augustana 21, Northern State 13

Vikings Open NSIC Schedule With A Road Victory

ABERDEEN, S.D.- The No. 18 Augustana Vikings wrestling program opened its NSIC schedule on Thursday night, defeating No. 13 Northern State 21-13 inside Wachs Arena.

With the win, the Vikings move to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in NSIC action, while the Wolves fall to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the NSIC.

The night started at 125 pounds, where top-ranked 125 pounder Jaxson Rohman put forth a dominant effort to defeat Landen Fischer. Rohman recorded three takedowns, a reversal, and topped the effort off with a riding point to earn the only bonus point of the first half of the dual, taking a 12-4 decision.

In his season debut, No. 10-ranked Hunter Burnett added to the team total at 141 pounds. After trailing 5-4 through two periods, Burnett battled back, earning an escape early and a late takedown to earn a decision.

At 157 pounds, redshirt freshman Payton Handevidt earned a gritty 8-4 decision. After a scoreless first period, Handevidt earned an escape and takedown in the second period, and after his lead was cut to 4-2 in the third, recorded another takedown and added a riding point to put the Vikings ahead 10-6.

Following the intermission, Tyler Wagener grinded through a bout in which he led just 1-0 in the third period. After allowing an escape, Wagener collected a late takedown to put him on top and extend the AU lead.

After the Viking lead was cut to 13-10, Cade Mueller earned a huge victory at 184 pounds to extend the lead to six at 16-10.

After leading 3-0 through the first period, Max Ramberg dominated the second period, earning a pair of four-point near falls, a takedown, and an escape to earn a tech fall and secure the Viking victory.

No. 18 Augustana 21, No. 13 Northern State 13
125: No. 1 Jaxson Rohman (AUG) over Landen Fischer (NSU) (MD 12-4)
133: No. 11 Jason Henschel (NSU) over Jack Huffman (AUG) (Dec 10-4)
141: No. 10 Hunter Burnett (AUG) over Braydon Mogle (NSU) (Dec 8-6)
149: No. 1 Wyatt Turnquist (NSU) over Kyle Boeke (AUG) (Dec 7-2)
157: Payton Handevidt (AUG) over Cael Larson (NSU) (Dec 8-4)
165: Tyler Wagener (AUG) over Chase Bloomquist (NSU) (Dec 4-2)
174: Sam Kruger (NSU) over Coy Gunderson (AUG) (MD 11-1)
184: Cade Mueller (AUG) over Treyton Cacek (NSU) (Dec 5-1)
197: Max Ramberg (AUG) over Marshall Vantassel (Northern State) (TF 16-0, 4:57)
285: Nathan Schauer (Northern State) over Max Balow (Augustana (SD)) (Dec 10-3)

Extra Matches
174: Mason Fey (NSU) over Gavin Gulbranson (AUG) (Fall 4:26)
285: Ayden Viox (NSU) over Edward Hajas (AUG) (Dec 2-1)

Up Next
The Vikings welcome UW-Parkside into the Elmen Center on Saturday for their first home dual of the season. The dual is scheduled to begin at noon.

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