Augustana duals Concordia-Moorhead; opens NSIC action at U-Mary this weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 14-ranked Augustana (2-1, 0-0 NSIC) returns to action this weekend starting with a non-conference dual at Concordia-Moorhead (3-3) on Jan. 5, at 6 p.m. Augustana will then open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Sunday at the University of Mary (1-0, 1-0 NSIC) at 2 p.m. Continue reading

Augsburg claims 3 champs, places 2nd at Citrus Invitational in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Claiming three individual champions and 13 placewinners, the Augsburg College wrestling team placed second at the Citrus Invitational tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Cardinal Gibbons High School.

Augsburg, ranked No. 2 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national polls, placed second in the 12-team meet with 144 points. Upper Iowa, ranked No. 4 in the latest Division II coaches association national poll, won the meet with 166 points. Continue reading

AWN Preview: 2013 Southern Scuffle

The New Year will kick off with a bang as some of the countries best teams converge on the University of Tennessee Chattanooga for the Southern Scuffle. The event will take place from January 1-2, 2013. Wrestling will begin 10:00 a.m. EST on Jan. 1. Of the teams attending seven are currently ranked in the USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll. Of those five are in the top 10 including the top three teams in the country.

The team race should be tightly contested with No.1 Penn State, No. 2 Oklahoma State and No. 3 Minnesota. This will be the first time this year we see Penn State face top 10 teams in their search for their third straight national championship. Continue reading at awn.theopenmat.com

Monk, Sprenkle Guide Bison to Ninth-Place Team Finish at Midlands

EVANSTON, Ill. – North Dakota State junior Steven Monk and senior Trent Sprenkle each earned top-five finishes at the prestigious Midlands Championships on Sunday to help the Bison to a ninth-place team finish. Monk placed fourth at 165 pounds and Sprenkle took fifth at 125 pounds, while redshirt freshman Hayden Zillmer claimed eighth place at 157 pounds. Continue reading