‘A ton of hammers in here’: Augsburg’s new women’s wrestling team kicks off season

When Augsburg University’s women’ wrestling team begins its season on Saturday, it does so with a completely blank slate.

The program is the only varsity collegiate wrestling team for women in Minnesota, and it’s new this year. Saturday’s competition at Waldorf University in Iowa will be the team’s first.

Of the 10 Augsburg wrestlers, most are first-years, including Vayle-rae Baker from Pennsylvania.

“I feel like it’s my art,” Baker said of wrestling. “It’s what I love to do. I get to have my own style, I get to have my own performances when I go out and wrestle. And it’s the bonds that you make, and the connections. It’s like a family.” Listen/continue reading at www.mprnews.org

NDSU Hosts 49th Annual Bison Open

North Dakota State is scheduled to host the 49th annual Bison Open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Scheels Center (5,700) in the Sanford Health Athletic Complex … Teams expected to send wrestlers include No. 6 Minnesota, South Dakota State, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State Moorhead, Jamestown, Minot State, Itasca CC, and Northland CC.

Four Current NDSU Wrestlers Have Bison Open Crowns
Four current North Dakota State wrestlers have won at least one Bison Open individual title entering this weekend … NDSU redshirt seniors Cordell Eaton and Andrew Fogarty each have won three — Eaton all at 197 pounds, and Fogarty one at 157 and two at 165 pounds … Redshirt junior Sam Hampton won at 141 pounds in 2017 … Redshirt senior Dan Stibral won at 285 in 2017 … NDSU has had at least one wrestler earn a Bison Open title in 11 of the past 12 seasons.

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Augustana Set To Compete At Dakota Wesleyan This Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team competes in its second tournament of the season on Saturday at the Dakota Wesleyan Open in Mitchell, South Dakota at 9 a.m.

Dakota Wesleyan will host the event and it will be the closest the Vikings get to a home event until Dec. 20 when Augustana takes on Nebraska-Kearney and Parkside in the Elmen Center.

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Johnnies Visit Division II Northern State Thursday Night

Saint John’s wrestling travels west for dual at Division II Northern State at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Aberdeen, S.D.

A LOOK AT THE JOHNNIES: Saint John’s opened its 2019-20 season with three on the podium last Saturday (Nov. 2) at the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Open.

Sophomore Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.), fresh off his team-leading 27 wins as a freshman last season, went 4-1 at 174 pounds to take third. He received an opening-round bye and dropped his first match of the tournament via fall, but bounced back with vengeance, three consecutive pins, and defeated Chance Benadum of Central (Iowa) 8-5 in the third-place match.

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Gophers Prep For Bison Open in Fargo

Gopher wrestling is set for their first open tournament of the season when the majority of the roster travels to Fargo, North Dakota, for the annual Bison Open.

While the Gophers are sending nearly the entire roster, all wrestlers will be competing unattached. Check below for a full list of Gophers competing.

Among the other schools set to attend are South Dakota State, Minnesota-Moorhead, and, the hosts, North Dakota State.

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SMSU ready for Dakota Wesleyan Open on Saturday

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team is preparing to compete at the Dakota Wesleyan Open in Mitchell, S.D., on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

SMSU will send 15-20 wrestlers to the second open of the season. This is the final open SMSU will compete in before the conference season weekend will open on Wednesday, Nov. 20., at 7 p.m. at St. Cloud State at 7 p.m.

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St. Cloud State opens 2019-20 campaign at Northeast Duals

The #2 St. Cloud State University wrestling team (0-0, 0-0 NSIC) will open its 2019-20 season on Saturday, Nov. 9 with a trip the 2019 Journeymen Northeast Duals, which will be held in Troy, N.Y.

The Huskies will open the tournament with a match against American International at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Nov. 9. SCSU will then challenge #1 ranked Pitt-Johnstown at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and then finish the trip with a 4:00 p.m. (ET) match against Johnson-Wales.

All matches will be held at the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.

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