Vikings Head North For a Pair of NSIC Clashes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team travels to North Dakota for a pair of road duals, starting on Thursday at Minot State before finishing up Friday at No. 13 UMary. Thursday’s match is set to begin at 7 p.m., while Friday in Bismarck, N.D., is also set to begin at 7 p.m.

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The Beavers are 6-6 overall and 2-3 in NSIC duals after losing 42-3 to UMary on Sunday. MISU has defeated SMSU and Minnesota State this season. They are receiving votes in the latest NWCA poll, and have a pair ranked in the individual rankings. Jake Swirple slots in as the No. 7 285-pounder, and Brendan Barnes ranks eighth at 165 pounds.

The Marauders are 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the NSIC after their victory against Minot State. UMary is ranked No. 13 in the latest NWCA poll and has six wrestlers ranked in the individual rankings. Reece Barnhardt jumps up to No. 5 in the 133-pound weight class, Matthew Kaylor moves up to No. 6 in the 197-pound weight class, Max Bruss ranks No. 8 in the 174-pound weight class, Luke Tweeton comes in at No. 8 at the 285-pound weight class, Braydon Huber ranks No. 11 at 157 pounds, and Wyatt Lidberg is ranked No. 11 in the 184-pound weight class.

The Vikings are now up to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in the NSIC after defeating Upper Iowa in non-conference action before dominating MSU Moorhead last weekend. On Monday, the Vikings moved up to No. 14 in the NWCA team rankings while getting five into the individual rankings.

Jaxson Rohman slots in as the No. 2-ranked 125-pounder, and Cade Mueller jumped to No. 4 at 184 pounds. The Vikings have three ranked at No. 11 in their respective weight classes, as Hunter Burnett (141), Cael Larson (149), and Max Ramberg (197) each find themselves in the top-12.

The Vikings now have seven ranked victories on the season, the most since at least 2015-16. The Vikings also were able to have 18 different individuals wrestle dual bouts while 12 different wrestlers earned at least one victory.

Probables vs. Minot State
125 No. 2 Jaxson Rohman
133 Jack Huffman
141 No. 11 Hunter Burnett
149 No. 11 Cael Larson OR Kyle Boeke
157 Payton Handevidt OR Connor Simmonds
165 Tyler Wagener
174 Coy Gunderson
184 No. 4 Cade Mueller
197 No. 11 Max Ramberg
285 Max Balow OR Zach Peterson

Probables vs. UMary
125 No. 2 Jaxson Rohman
133 Jack Huffman OR John Babineau
141 No. 11 Hunter Burnett
149 No. 11 Cael Larson
157 Connor Simmonds OR Payton Handevidt
165 Tyler Wagener
174 Coy Gunderson
184 No. 4 Cade Mueller
197 No. 11 Max Ramberg
285 Max Balow OR Zach Peterson

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