Auggies go 3-0 at Minnesota Duals

MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg College wrestling team claimed three victories on the day at the 2012 Minnesota Duals, the annual meeting of the four Minnesota-based NCAA Division III wrestling programs, on Saturday at Augsburg’s Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg, the No. 2-ranked team in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings, won eight of 10 bouts in a 35-9 triumph over St. Olaf in its opening match, then scored an 18-13 win over No. 18-ranked Concordia-Moorhead and a 23-16 win over No. 8-ranked St. John’s in the finale. Continue reading

Minnesota 23 Michigan 15

Storley Leads Gophers to a 23-15 Thriller Win over Michigan

Freshman Logan Storley lit a fuse for the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team on Friday night. The Gophers were down 15-7 heading into the 174 lbs. match between No. 7 Storley and Michigan’s No. 5 Justin Zerrip. Storley was down 5-3 with four seconds left in regulation as both wrestlers went out of the circle. As they headed to the inner circle for a re-start, Storley caught Zeerip, who was slow getting back to the circle. Storley took advantage of the fatigued Zeerip and shot a low single leg and quickly turned it into a two-point takedown tying the match at five as the horn sounded. Zeerip had the riding time point to tie the score at five a piece. Storley was able to score a takedown 20 seconds into the extra time, to pick up the 7-5 victory and pull the Gophers within five of the Wolverines. Continue reading

North Dakota State 21, Air Force 18

Knutson Leads NDSU Past Air Force, 21-18

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State wrestling team defeated Western Wrestling Conference foe Air Force, 21-18, thanks to heavyweight Evan Knutson’s 3-1 win in the final bout of the night. The Bison (5-6, 2-0 WWC) snapped a three-match losing skid with the win. Air Force is now 6-4 overall and 1-2 in the WWC. Continue reading