Augustana Locked In For NWCA National Duals

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Augustana wrestling travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa, this weekend to tackle the NWCA/USMC Multi-Division National Dual Meet Championships. The Vikings open the weekend with UIndy, with the match set to begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5.

AU is one of 16 teams from NCAA DII that will be participating in the tournament and one of four teams from the NSIC competing. They are joined by St. Cloud State, UMary, and Northern State.

Complete action can be followed on GoAugie.com/Live and the GoAugie app, presented by The Original Pancake House. The app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

Four Vikings were individually ranked in the latest NWCA rankings. Jaxson Rohman continues to hold a grasp at the top spot at 125 pounds. Hunter Burnett continues to hold a spot at 141 pounds, slotting in at No. 11. Cael Larson makes his debut in the 149 rankings, ranking No. 10, and Cade Mueller is now ranked No. 7 at 184 pounds. As a team, Augustana ranks No. 17.

The Vikings hold a record of 3-3 overall and 1-1 in NSIC action. Augustana was last on the mat on Dec. 15, dropping a 25-17 home dual to No. 7-ranked Nebraska Kearney. The Vikings navigated through one of the toughest schedules in the country, as all four DII duals have come against top 20 opponents. They have also had duals against No. 15-ranked DI South Dakota State and RV NAIA Dakota Wesleyan.

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Probable Lineup
125 No. 1 Jaxson Rohman OR Christian Olsen
133 Jack Huffman OR John Babineau
141 No. 11 Hunter Burnett
149 No. 10 Cael Larson OR Kage Lenger
157 Payton Handevidt OR Connor Simmonds
165 Tyler Wagener OR Payton Anderson
174 Coy Gunderson
184 No. 7 Cade Mueller OR Danny Reynolds
197 Max Ramberg OR Zach Peterson
285 Max Balow

Up Next
The Vikings continue a road stretch on Jan. 12, traveling to Marshall, Minn., for a 7 p.m. dual against Southwest Minnesota State.

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