Augustana Lands Four On All-NSIC Team

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Augustana senior Brandon Carroll, sophomores Hunter Burnett and Kolby Kost and redshirt-freshman Cade Mueller were named to the All-NSIC Wrestling Second Team the conference office announced Thursday morning. Only St. Cloud State posted more all-conference wrestlers than Augustana.

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2020-21 NSIC All-Conference Teams Announced

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The 2020-21 NSIC Wrestling All-Conference teams were announced as the regular season concluded last week. The all-conference teams were selected by the league coaches with the top point receivers at each weight class being named first team and the second being named to the second team. The NSIC Wrestler of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year will be selected by the league coaches and announced following the NCAA Championships.

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SMSU heads to Aberdeen for Super Regional V Tournament

MARSHALL Minn.- The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will compete at the NCAA Super Regional V Tournament this Saturday starting at 12 p.m. inside Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D.

The NCAA Super Regional Tournament V features all 10 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference teams. The top two finishers at each weight class, along with five wild card positions, will qualify for the NCAA Championships. The wild cards will be voted on Saturday night by the 10 head coaches. The NCAA Championships will be held at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Mo., starting on Friday, March 12, and running through Saturday, March 13.

The Super Regional V tournament will have three teams that as of Feb. 19, ranked in the Top 25 according to the NWCA Rankings. St. Cloud State, the 2019 NCAA Champions enter tournament ranked No. 3 in the country, behind Nebraska-Kearney and Lindenwood. Minnesota State is ranked No. 11, UW-Parkside is ranked No. 13, while Upper Iowa is ranked No. 21. UMary, Northern State, Augustana, Minot State, SMSU and MSU Moorhead all received votes for the national poll.

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Dragons Set for Super Region 5 Tournament This Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team will compete at the NCAA Super Region Five Championship, which will be held this Saturday (Feb. 27) at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, S.D.

Competition begins at noon on Saturday and will feature a rolling schedule with no session breaks.

In addition to MSUM, teams competing include Augustana, UMary, Minot State, Minnesota State-Mankato, Northern State, Wisconsin-Parkside, St. Cloud State, Upper Iowa and Southwest Minnesota State.

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Big Ten co-champs Iowa, Penn State close out year atop NWCA Coaches Poll

Manheim, Pennsylvania – A shortened 2020-21 Division I wrestling season came to a close with Iowa going wire-to-wire as the top dual meet team in the nation as the final NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday.

Match cancellations and no non-conference schedule left the top-ranked Hawkeyes with only five duals on the season – same as second-ranked Penn State. ACC regular season champions Virginia Tech finished the regular season third, followed by one-loss Michigan at No. 4 and unbeaten Missouri at No. 5. Oklahoma State, like Missouri, also finished 10-0. The Cowboys ended the season at No. 6.

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Auggies qualify 13 women’s wrestlers to nationals

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Qualifying all 13 of its competitors to the national tournament with six regional titlists, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team finished second at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships’ Northwest Regional Qualifier on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Augsburg, ranked No. 7 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association’s NCAA national rankings, finished with 146.0 points, second to No. 5-ranked North Central (Ill.) in the seven-team regional field. All 13 Augsburg competitors finished among the top four in their weight classes to qualify for the NCWWC National Championships for NCAA-affiliated schools, which will be held March 6 in Tiffin, Ohio. A two-time national champion last season, Shilson is now 5-0 this year and has yet to lose a collegiate match in her career. She is 19-0 with eight pins and nine technical falls in her collegiate career.

Top-ranked 109-pounder Emily Shilson (SO, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) needed just 1:14 to win her weight class, with a 47-second pin in her opening match and a 27-second, 10-0 technical fall win over Angelina Graff of North Central in the finals.

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