Augustana wrestlers seeking consistency

The sixth-ranked Augustana wrestling team went 4-1 at the Cliff Keen National Duals in Springfield, Ill., over the weekend, taking the consolation championship with a 16-15 win over No. 7 Central Oklahoma.

That puts the Vikings at 6-1 in dual action this year, with a weekend trip to Minnesota to face Division III powers St. John’s and Concordia (Moorhead) their last tuneup before Northern Sun action begins. Continue reading at

Mustangs return to the mat on Wednesday; host Dakota Wesleyan and Waldorf in triangular

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team (2-1) will return to the mat on Wednesday, Jan. 11, hosting a triangular meet against Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) and Waldorf College (Iowa) at the PE Gym in Marshall. SMSU will square off with Dakota Wesleyan (2-4) at 4 p.m. and Waldorf (1-3) at 7 p.m. following Waldorf’s dual with Dakota Wesleyan. Continue reading

‘Athlete of the Year’ Gives Back to Help Make Others Better

The senior Rosemount wrestler is gunning for a state title before heading to the U.S. Air Force Academy in June.

Adam Jackson’s attitude of giving back and volunteerism, along with his considerable success as a wrestler for Rosemount High School, has helped to earn the senior recognition as the Rosemount Patch Athlete of the Year for 2011 as selected by our readers. Continue reading at