NCAA Releases First DI, II, III Wrestling Awards Standings of the 2013 Season

By Laurie Cannon NCAA

INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA has released the initial standings for the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships.

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given at each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most tech falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons. Continue reading

SMSU looks to take down No. 19 Augustana in NSIC opener on Friday

The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team looks to take down No. 19 Augustana Vikings in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opener set for Friday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the PE Gym in Marshall. The Mustangs will look to avenge its 20-15 loss to Augustana in Sioux Falls last season. SMSU hasn’t defeated Augustana since the 1998-99 season as the Vikings are currently riding a 12 dual match winning streak over the Mustangs. Continue reading

Division II Coaches Association Team & Individual Rankings – January 16

EDMOND, Okla. — St. Cloud State (Minn.) took over as the new No. 1 team in NCAA Division II wrestling, topping the Division II Wrestling Coaches Association poll that was released Wednesday.

The Huskies captured the NWCA Division II National Duals title for the second consecutive year last weekend in Springfield, Ill. and received all eight first-place votes in balloting of head coaches from around the country to vault from fourth to first in the rankings. Continue reading

Vikings back in NSIC action on Friday; return for home opener on Sunday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – No. 13-ranked Augustana (5-3, 1-0 NSIC) returns to Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action on Friday night traveling to Marshall, Minn. to take on Southwest Minnesota State University (10-1, 0-0 NSIC) at the PE Gym beginning at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Vikings return to Sioux Falls for its first home dual of the season. Augustana welcomes the fourth-ranked team in NCAA Division III, Augsburg College (3-2). The Vikings’ and the Auggies’ dual will get underway at 2 p.m. at the Elmen Center. Continue reading