Augsburg to celebrate ‘Reunion of 0s’ on Thursday
MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg University men’s wrestling program will celebrate six championship teams at its ‘Reunion of 0s’ on Thursday (2/13) during the team’s dual meet against Concordia University-Moorhead.
Reunions for the 1970 and 1980 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship teams, the 1990 MIAC title and NCAA Division III national runner-up team, the 2000 MIAC title and NCAA Division III national championship team, and the 2010 NCAA Division III national championship team will be held, along with a 25-year reunion for the 1995 MIAC title and NCAA Division III national championship team.
Reunion activities will begin at 5 p.m. in the Kennedy Center, with a program to start at 6:45 p.m. The dual meet between the Auggies and Cobbers will start at 7:30 p.m. in Si Melby Hall, with a post-match social to follow in the Kennedy Center.
The Gophers hit the road for one final time this upcoming weekend when they head South to Iowa City to battle the top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.
The two bitter rivals have met dating back to the 20th century and this year they return to Carver-Hawkeye Arena after dualing last season in Maturi Pavilion.
There are slated to be over 16 ranked match-ups including top-ten bouts at 141-pounds, 149-pounds, 174-pounds, and heavyweight.
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team, winners of nine of its last 10 duals, hits the road Friday to take on the No. 17 ranked Minnesota State Mavericks. Wrestling is slated to start at 7 p.m. inside the Taylor Center in Makato, Minnesota.
The Vikings were picked to finish fourth in the 2019-20 NSIC Wrestling Preseason Poll, while Minnesota State was picked third. Currently, in the Super Region 5 standings, Augustana is ranked third with 54 points and Minnesota State is ranked fourth with 52 points.
MOORHEAD, Minn.—The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is set for two duals this week. The Dragons host UMary on Thursday for Senior Night at 7 p.m. MSUM then travels to Minneapolis, Minn., on Saturday to take on No. 2 Augsburg at 7 p.m.
Seniors Zach Scott and Logan Rhode will be the ones honored during Senior Night on Thursday.
The Dragons are 1-7 overall this season and 0-6 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. MSUM is coming off a 36-12 road loss to No. 17 Minnesota State-Mankato on Feb. 6.
Manheim, Pennsylvania — Record-setting crowds and broken streaks were the theme of the week as the NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll was released on Tuesday. The tightest match between Top 10 teams over the weekend was third-ranked NC State’s 19-14 win over rival and eighth-ranked North Carolina 19-14 in Raleigh. The dual set an NC State home attendance record as 4,383 came into Reynolds Coliseum on Friday night in the first meeting ever between the schools as Top 10 programs. The Wolfpack lead Division I in dual met wins with 13 and remain unbeaten.
Top-ranked Iowa improved to 11-0 with a convincing 27-9 win at No. 22 Michigan. The highlight match there saw Michigan’s Mason Parris pin Iowa’s Tony Cassioppi in the dual’s final bout. Second-ranked Penn State improved to 10-2 after road wins at then-No. 9 Wisconsin 29-10 and No. 13 Minnesota 31-10. Fourth-ranked Nebraska raised its record to 9-3 after road wins over No. 14 Purdue 31-9 and Indiana 35-6. Fifth-ranked Arizona State (12-1) topped Little Rock and No. 24 Missouri on the road, while Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh all had little trouble in dual action over the weekend.
The #1 ranked St. Cloud State wrestling team (14-0, 6-0 NSIC) will continue its 2019-20 season with a home bout on Thursday, Feb. 13 against #10 ranked Upper Iowa University (12-4, 5-2 NSIC). The match will be held in Halenbeck Hall and the action will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The match against Upper Iowa has also been designated as Prep/Youth Night with all kids in grades 12 and under being admitted to the match for just $1.00. This is a great opportunity to introduce a youngster to the sport of college wrestling and a chance to see two top 10 ranked NCAA DII programs match up against each other. These specially priced tickets can be purchased at the gate on the night of the match. For more details on tickets for this match, please call the SCSU Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-SCSUTIX or 320-308-2137.
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