Augustana 42 Northwestern (Iowa) 0

Augustana blanks Northwestern (Iowa)

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – No. 3 Augustana picked up two wins by fall to roll to a 42-0 victory over Northwestern (Iowa) Thursday night in Orange City, Iowa.

The shutout was the second straight for the Vikings (3-0), who blanked the University of Sioux Falls 47-0 last week.

Gavin Nelson and Ty Copsey picked up Augustana’s two wins by fall at 165 and 197 pounds, respectively.  Nelson pinned Aaron Ruskell in 3:33, while Copsey needed just 1:18 to defeat Ryan McLaurin.

Austin Carmichael notched a win by technical fall in 6:41 over Mark Evjen at 157 pounds.

Al Meger (125 pounds), Cody Lensing (133 pounds), Jason Jeremiason (141 pounds), Nate Herda (149 pounds), Brian Schultz (184 pounds) and Mike Roberts (285 pounds) were all winners by decision.

NWC (1-2) left 174 pounds open, allowing Carl Serck to tack on six points to his team’s total.

The Vikings have won their three duals this season by a combined score of 114-6.

Augustana’s next action will not be until Jan. 8, 2011, when the Vikings make the trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals.

Augustana 42, Northwestern (Iowa) 0
125: Al Meger (Augie) dec. Quintana, Diego Angelo (NWC), 14-4
133: Cody Lensing (Augie) dec. Hatch, Tyler (NWC), 7-1
141: Jason Jeremiason (Augie) dec. Dowell, Matt (NWC), 4-0
149: Nate Herda (Augie) dec. Flores, Jerod (NWC), 13-4
157: Austin Carmichael (Augie) techical fall Evjen, Mark (NWC), 6:41
165: Gavin Nelson (Augie) fall Ruskell, Aaron (NWC), 3:33
174: Carl Serck (Augie) wins by forfeit
184: Brian Schultz (Augie) dec. Evjen, Luke (NWC), 7-1
197: Ty Copsey (Augie) fall McLaurin, Ryan (NWC), 1:18
285: Mike Roberts (Augie) dec. Hughes, Brad (NWC), 3-2

North Iowa Area 24 St. Olaf 15

St. Olaf drops dual to North Iowa Area CC

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – North Iowa Area Community College claimed a 24-15 wrestling win over St. Olaf on Thursday night at Skoglund Center.

The Oles picked up three wins in the match, including pins from Jacob Bohler at 157 and Ryan Timmerman at 141.

The team’s other win came from Joey Waples at 165.

The Oles host duals with Central College and UW Eau-Claire on Friday at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Dec. 9, 2010 | Northfield, Minn. (Skoglund Center)

North Iowa Area 24, St. Olaf 15
125 – Open (StO) Open (NIACC)
133 – Wismit Moinius (NIACC) def. Ian Peppel (StO), 13-4
141 – Ryan Timmerman (StO) def. Kirk Sallis (NIACC), Fall 4:32
149 – Kirk Sallis (NIACC) def. Thomas Mork (StO), 13-0
157 – Jacob Bohler (StO) def. Quintin Haynes (NIACC), Fall 2:17
165 – Josef Waples (StO) def. Isaiah Tatum (NIACC), 18-15
174 – Emilio Gonzalez (NIACC) def. Joseph Pesta (StO), 4-3
184 – Taylor Knight (NIACC) def. Andrew Rudd (StO), Fall 2:45
197 – Weston Hawkins (NIACC) def. Joe Schlueter (StO), 3-1
285 – Mark Tiedemann (NIACC) Justin Luthey (StO), 10-2

Augsburg 31 MSU-Moorhead 12

Auggies win 6 of 10, top MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Scoring wins in six of 10 bouts, the top-ranked Augsburg College wrestling team claimed a 31-12 triumph over Minnesota State University Moorhead in a dual meet on Wednesday evening at MSUM’s Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Augsburg (1-1 in dual meets), the defending NCAA Division III national champions and top-ranked team in the latest national poll, used three pins and one major decision to score the convincing victory over Division II MSU Moorhead (0-2).

Augsburg leads the all-time series against MSU Moorhead 14-0, a series dating to the 1991-92 season. Since 1989-90, the Auggies are now 251-22 against opponents from Divisions II and III, losing just 17 matches to non-Division I teams since the 1995-96 campaign.

Tony Valek (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West), the defending 149-pound national runner-up and current No. 2-ranked 149-pounder nationally, improved to 9-0 on the season with a third-period pin of Connor MacGregor.

At 197 pounds, Brad Baus (JR, Mukwonago, Wis.) claimed a 1:23 pin of MSUM’s Brian Woelfel to improve to 8-2 on the year, while Brandon Bahr (JR, Bemidji, Minn.) scored a 2:35 pin of Kody Kalkbrenner at 184 pounds.

“We performed well tonight as a team,” said Augsburg head coach Mark Matzek. “We were lead by our upperclassmen, who kept their momentum going from this past weekend. Tony Valek, Brad Baus, Brandon Bahr all ended their matches with falls.”

Augsburg’s Cody Hansen (SO, Albert Lea, Minn.) improved to 7-1 on the season with a 12-3, major-decision win at 141, and Jon Priess (SO, Waconia, Minn.) scored a 6-1 win at 157.

“Cody Hansen wrestled a great match versus a very tough opponent and not only won, but dominated the entire match,” Matzek said. “Jon Priess is starting to get back into the swing of competition after a 5 year stint in the Army Rangers.”

Evan Forde (133), Jacob Bennett (165), Trent Sovde (174) and Jon Swart (HWT) all claimed decision victories for the Dragons.

“The effort was there throughout the entire squad,” Matzek said. “We still must make some adjustments and continue to improve, to be where we want to be at the NWCA National Duals.”

Augsburg returns to action with a pair of meets on Saturday (12/11) at 9 a.m., with the Augsburg varsity competing at the St. Cloud State Open, and the Auggie White Team (junior varsity) competing at the Wartburg (Iowa) Dick Walker Invitational.

No. 1 (D-III) Augsburg 31, Minnesota State Moorhead 12
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010
Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, Moorhead, Minn.
Action starts at 141 pounds.

141 — Cody Hansen (AUG, 6-1) maj. dec. Brady Schneeberger (MSUM, 5-6) 12-3 (Augsburg 4-0)
149 — No. 2 Tony Valek (AUG, 9-0) pinned Connor MacGregor (MSUM, 5-6) 6:10 (Augsburg 10-0)
157 — Jon Priess (AUG, 3-5) dec. Tyler Steinwand (MSUM, 4-6) 6-1 (Augsburg 13-0)
165 — Jacob Bennett (MSUM, 10-8) dec. Justin Bowland (AUG, 4-4) 7-4 (Augsburg 13-3)
174 — Trent Sovde (MSUM, 9-3) dec. Josh Kohler (AUG, 5-4) 3-1 (Augsburg 13-6)
184 — Brandon Bahr (AUG, 5-4) pinned Kody Kalkbrenner (MSUM, 5-4) 2:35 (Augsburg 19-6)
197 — Brad Baus (AUG, 8-2) pinned Brian Woelfel (MSUM, 3-5) 1:23 (Augsburg 25-6)
HWT — Jon Swart (MSUM, 6-5) dec. Niko Bogojevic (AUG, 7-2) 2-1 (Augsburg 25-9)
125 — No. 2 Josh Roberts (AUG, 7-3) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 31-9)
133 — Evan Forde (MSUM, 6-6) dec. Cody Madsen (AUG, 4-4) 6-1 (Augsburg 31-12)

Southwest Minnesota State at Sioux Falls Triangular

Mustang Wrestling Picks up Two Wins at Sioux Falls Triangular

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team was victorious tonight at the University of Sioux Falls Triangular with USF and Wayne State College Club Team tonight. The Mustangs defeated Wayne State 58-0 before taking down USF 227-10 on their home mat.

Southwest Minnesota State picked up seven pins against the Wayne State club team. Justin Reinsma continued to roll picking up his third pin of the season and a 12-6 decision over Chaz Fredericksen of USF. Reinsma improves to 12-4 on the season.

The Mustangs finished the dual against Wayne State with seven pins. Devin Terry at 141 pounds, David Albrecht at 149 pounds, Logan McAlpin at 165, Billy Fate at 174, CD Johnson at 184 and heavyweight Todd Klemz all won by pin against Wayne State on the way to a 58-0 shutout of the Wildcats.

SMSU then took on host USF and came away with a 27-10 victory. Travis Borchert started out the match with a close 8-7 decision loss at 125 pounds to Brandon Goodwin. The Mustangs would then take seven of the next eight weight classes cruising to a 27-10 win.

157-pound red shirt freshman Casey Field picked up his first pin of the season taking down Tom Thompson of USF just 48 seconds into the second period. Billy Fate picked up a major decision at 174 pounds defeating USF’s Tal Bakke 15-0.

Southwest Minnesota State will pick up action this weekend at the Buena Vista Open in Storm Lake, Iowa at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

December 8, 2010 at Sioux Falls, SD

Southwest Minnesota State 58, Wayne State (Neb.) 0
125 Travis Borchert (SMSU) wins by forfeit, 6-0
133 Justin Reinsma (SMSU) pinned Craig Dennis (WSC), (0:26)
141 Devin Terry (SMSU) pinned Trent Brichacek (WSC), (0:19)
149 David Albrecht (SMSU) pinned Matthew Peter (WSC), (2:18)
157 Casey Field (SMSU) wins by forfeit, 6-0
165 Logan McAlpin (SMSU) pinned Allyn Gonsor (WSC), (2:40)
174 William Fate (SMSU) pinned Tahner Thiem (WSC), (4:12)
184 CD Johnson (SMSU) pinned Rob Peter (WSC), (1:03)
197 Martin Hagen (SMSU) major dec. Matt Bates (WSC), 16-3
HWT Todd Klemz (SMSU) pinned Tim Campton (WSC), (0:59)

Southwest Minnesota State 27, University of Sioux Falls 10
125 Brandon Goodwin (USF) dec. Travis Borchert (SMSU), 8-7
133 Justin Reinsma (SMSU) dec. Chaz Fredericksen (USF), 12-6
141 Devin Terry (SMSU) dec. Joe Goolsby (USF), 9-5
149 David Albrecht (SMSU) major dec. Clint McKee (USF), 16-4
157 Casey Field (SMSU) pinned Tom Thompson (USF), (2:48)
165 Travis Godbersen (USF) major dec. Logan McAlpin (SMSU), 9-1
174 William Fate (SMSU) major dec. Tal Bakke (USF), 15-0
184 CD Johnson (SMSU) dec. Casey Finnicum (USF), 9-5
197 Martin Hagen (SMSU) dec. Shea Klooster (USF), 4-2
HWT Joe Skow (USF) dec. Erik Berdahl (SMSU), 5-3