Auggies’ Johnson advances to national title match tonight

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Augsburg College heavyweight Chad Johnson (SO, Ferryville, Wis./De Soto HS) will have a chance to defend his NCAA Division III national title, as he scored a semifinal win on Saturday morning at the NCAA Division III National Championships at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Johnson advanced to the national championship match with a 6-2 victory over James Buss of Loras (Iowa) in the semifinals on Saturday morning. Johnson claimed two takedowns and built a 2:01 riding-time advantage to score the win. He will face Joseph Zitone of Centenary (N.J.) in the finals, which start at 7 p.m. Johnson faced Zitone on Jan. 12 at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals, with Johnson claiming a 6-3 win. Continue reading at athletics.augsburg.edu

Cobber’s Long and Bouressa Survive To Earn All-American Honors

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Concordia wrestlers Jake Long and Tom Bouressa survived the long first day of the NCAA National Meet and earned All-American honors. Both wrestlers won their first match, lost in the quarterfinals and rallied to win their first consolation match to advance to the final 8 in their weight class.

For Long it is his first-ever All-American honor while Bouressa picks up his second All-American award in the past three years.

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