The 11th Annual Bucky Maughan Golf Scramble Scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Meadows

FARGO, N.D.–The 11th annual Bucky Maughan Golf Scramble hosted by the Bison Wrestling Club and sponsored by 3X Gear is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Meadows Golf Course in Moorhead, Minn.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. on Aug. 24 with a 12 p.m. shotgun start for the four-person scramble. A dinner and awards presentation starts at 5 p.m. Awards will be presented for the top team, the longest drive, and the longest putt, along with other various door prizes.

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Jackrabbit Signees Earn All-America Honors

FARGO, N.D. – Incoming South Dakota State University wrestlers combined to earn five All-America honors at the recently completed 2019 U.S. Marine Corps/USA Wrestling Junior Nationals at the Fargodome.

Cade DeVos and Spencer Trenary each earned All-America honors in both freestyle and Greco-Roman as members of Team Iowa, while Caleb Gross also was a Greco-Roman All-American for Team Wisconsin.

DeVos, a native of Altoona, Iowa, won the 160-pound title in the Greco-Roman competition, posting a 6-0 record. He won four of his matches by 10-0 scores before earning a 5-1 decision over Ryan Cody of Florida in the championship bout.

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Seven Minutes with Emily Shilson presented by College Wrestler Recruiting

Seven Minutes is a series of interviews with top wrestling coaches and athletes. Most of the question-and-answer sessions last roughly seven minutes. Hence the name. Minnesota’s Emily Shilson is the top recruit in the nation who will attend the newly formed Augsburg University women’s wrestling program. She was a Cadet World silver medalist in 2017, a Cadet World champion in 2018, and a six-time Fargo national champion. You can listen to the entire interview above or read the transcript below. Continue reading at www.trackwrestling.com

Three Gophers Freshman Earn Fargo All-America Honors

Three Gophers freshman earned All-America honors at the United States Marine Corps Junior Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota this week.

All three freshmen ran through their brackets to place on the podium top-eight with 160-pound Baylor Fernandes placing the highest at third with 138-pound Marcos Polanco (7th) and 152-pound Cael Carlson (8th) following suit.

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Augsburg wrestling legend Donny Wichmann ’89 passes away

MINNEAPOLIS — Donny Wichmann, a 1989 alumnus of Augsburg University and a legend in men’s wrestling, both as a competitor and as a longtime assistant coach for the Auggies, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 53 years old.

A three-time Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion, a national tournament All-American and a longtime assistant coach who was a part of 10 NCAA Division III national championship teams with the Auggies, Wichmann was recognized for his excellence by being inducted into the Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and by the recent announcement of his induction into the 2019 class of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III Hall of Fame. He will be inducted posthumously during a ceremony on Aug. 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

A memorial service and celebration of Wichmann’s life will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Si Melby Hall on the Augsburg campus. More details on the service will be released later.

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Devin Skatzka Reflects On Great First Year as a Gopher

It was a moment Devin Skatzka doesn’t think he’ll ever forget.

It’s March 9, 2019, the 2019 Big Ten Championships are at Williams Arena. Skatzka is on mat one in sudden victory against Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola in the quarterfinals round. On the mat in the opposite corner was 157-pound Steve Bleise against Northwestern’s Ryan Deakin.

First, Skatzka heard the sold-out arena explode when Bleise was victorious. There was no doubt the crowd was loud enough to get through his headgear.

Just moments later, Skatzka turned Labriola to his back for the sudden victory. Not just any victory, a pin. Continue reading at gophersports.com