Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open

MINNEAPOLIS — The defending NCAA Division III national champion Augsburg College wrestling team opened its season with a strong performance at its Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open on Saturday at Si Melby Hall, with four individual champions and 23 individual placewinners in the event. The Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open featured more than 500 wrestlers from throughout the Midwest in competition.“Saturday’s tournament was a great test for every member of our wrestling team,” said Augsburg head coach Mark Matzek. “The coaching staff is very happy with the effort put forth. This competition revealed individual strengths as well as weaknesses, which is why we compete.”Defending 149-pound national runner-up Tony Valek (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West) opened his season with an impressive championship in the 149 Gold division, winning four matches, including one pin, a major decision and a third-period technical fall in the championship match. Valek was rated second nationally at 149 in the preseason Division III national rankings.

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Southwest Minnesota State 34 St. Olaf 10

November 19, 2010 at Northfield, Minn. (Skoglund Center)

Southwest Minnesota State 34, St. Olaf 10
125 – Siefe Kenea (SMSU) def. Zach Miller (StO), 11-4
133 – Justin Reinsma (SMSU) def. Ian Pepple (StO), 11-3
141 – Ryan Timmerman (StO) def. Robert Morris (SMSU), 8-0
149 – David Albrech (SMSU) def. Alex Evan (StO), Fall 2:17
157 – Jacob Begin (SMSU) def. Justin Skillings (StO), Fall 4:18
165 – Josef Waples (StO) def. Sam Bonsu (SMSU), Fall 3:25
174 – Zak Coates (SMSU) def. Joseph Pesta (StO), 7-1
184 – C.D. Johnson (SMSU) def. Collin Jergenson (StO), 5-1
197 – Erik Berdahl (SMSU) def. James Noneman (StO), Fall 2:21
285 – Todd Klemz (SMSU) def. Sahmad Nakumbe (StO), 5-2

Northwestern Duals

SDSU posts 1-2 record at Northwestern Duals

EVANSTON, Ill. – The South Dakota State wrestling team posted a 1-2 record Sunday afternoon at the Northwestern Duals. The event was hosted in Evanston, Ill. at the Northwestern Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center.

The Jackrabbits lost to Wisconsin-Parkside 28-18 and Northwestern 41-0 but defeated Wisconsin-Whitewater 24-13.

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Mavericks Begin Season with Shutout Victory against Waldorf

Mavericks Begin Season with Shutout Victory against Waldorf
Five Mavericks Earn Victories by Fall

Mankato, Minn. – The Minnesota State wrestling team opened the 2010-11 season with a 49-0 victory against Waldorf College at Bresnan Arena Wednesday night in front of 315 fans.

The Mavericks dominated from the start as David Demo earned a victory by fall over Jeff Ohnemus in 3:50 which was one of five victories by fall on the night.  Also recording victories by fall were Robby Fisher (4:05), John Makabe (5:55), Aaron Norgren (2:57), and Jake Herman (:36).

One of the most impressive wins of the night came from the night’s last match as Herman pinned his opponent Andrew Hartshorn in: 36 seconds.  Nate Haynes would then close out the match with a win by forfeit to give the Mavericks the shutout victory.

The Mavericks are next in action this weekend as they travel to Ames, Iowa for the Iowa State Open before traveling to Omaha, Neb., for the UNO Open the following weekend.

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