Augustana Wrestling Signs Edward Hajas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team announced the signing of Delano, Minnesota, native Edward Hajas Wednesday afternoon. Hajas, the brother of Viking heavyweight national qualifier Steven Hajas, is currently a senior at Delano High School and will enroll as a freshman at Augustana in the fall of 2020.

“We are excited to have Edward join his brother, Steven, and the Augustana wrestling family,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “Edward is big, quick and athletic. He has a high ceiling, has always been a three-sport athlete, and once he starts training year-round he is going to make huge strides. Not only is Edward a great athlete, he is also a superstar in the classroom.”

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Augsburg men’s wrestling 9th in academic ranking

MINNEAPOLIS — With nine wrestlers earning National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Scholar All-America recognition, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team recorded the ninth-highest team grade-point average among Division III teams, it was announced recently.

Augsburg recorded a 3.567 team grade-point average, good for ninth place in the Division III national ranking. It’s the 16th time Augsburg has earned a top-10 national honor in the NWCA’s Scholar All-America team rankings since 1998. Augsburg’s nine individual Scholar All-Americans were tied for second-most among the 75 Division III institutions which had representatives on the squad. A total of 260 student-athletes earned Division III Scholar All-America honors. Over the past 35 seasons, Augsburg has produced 168 NWCA Scholar All-Americans. Augsburg has had 145 student-athletes honored since 1997.

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Keep Grinding – Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa

When Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa head wrestling coach Jack Mueller took over the Jaguars’ wrestling program, he brought with him the career of a wrestling grinder. From his days fighting for varsity time in high school to his time at multiple assistant coaching…
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A separated shoulder and a stroke: Nothing can hold back Century wrestling coach Steve Larsen

In the final wrestling practice of his career, Steve Larsen separated his shoulder. He hadn’t missed a match or a practice throughout his four years at Concordia College.

But a separated shoulder wasn’t going to keep Larsen from competing for a national championship.

He had to try. There was no other option.

Larsen fell short. The separated shoulder limited Larsen’s range of motion and was extremely painful. Larsen lost his last collegiate match. Continue reading at