Wrestling winning streak reaches four
South Dakota State wrestlers Zach Carlson and Tanner Sloan each won by major decision and the Jackrabbits picked up a pair of forfeits to defeat Fresno State, 26-12, in a Big 12 Conference dual Saturday night at Frost Arena.
In winning their fourth dual in a row, the Jackrabbits improved to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in Big 12 action. Fresno State dropped to 9-9 overall and 4-3 against league foes.
The Bulldogs forfeited at 125 and 149 pounds, allowing SDSU to build a 15-3 lead through four matches. Clay Carlson posted a 7-3 decision over Gary Joint in the 141-pound bout for the lone Jackrabbit victory in a contested match in the early going.
Mavericks Finish Regular Season with 27-8 Win Over Wolves
MANKATO, Minn. — The No. 17 Minnesota State wrestling team concluded the regular season with a 27-8 win over the No. 23 Northern State Wolves on Saturday at Taylor Center.
Prior to the dual, four senior student-athletes, Lucas Hagel, Zach Johnston, Logan Saltou and Louie Sanders, were honored for their accomplishments as a Maverick wrestler.
With the win, the Mavericks finish with a 10-3 (6-2 NSIC) record, while the Wolves fall to 9-7 (2-5 NSIC).
24 high school section team champions were crowned this week as the MSHSL section dual team tournaments came to a close. Eight teams in each class (A, AA, and AAA) will compete for the dual meet state championship on February 27th at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota State won six of 10 bouts including pins from 174-pounder Luke Weber and 133 Cam Sykora to defeat No. 21 Stanford in a non-conference dual on Saturday, Feb. 15, before 499 in Scheels Center. It marked the fourth straight season the Bison have knocked off a nationally-ranked team.
NDSU (8-3, 4-1 #Big12WR) is scheduled to Air Force (4-6, 1-5 #Big12WR) at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, for Senior Day. The Falcons lost 24-10 at Oklahoma on Friday night.
Stanford (11-3, 4-1 Pac-12), ranked as high as No. 12 by FloWrestling.org, gained a 5-0 decision from No. 3-ranked and undefeated Shane Griffith over No. 10 Andrew Fogarty in a battle of nationally-ranked 165-pounders. Fogarty is now 16-3 overall and lost for the first time in 10 dual matches.
The Guillotine Action Photos from Augustana at Minnesota State. February 14, 2020, at Mankato, Minn.
MSHSL Section 4A Team
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 69 Norwood Young America 6
Eden Valley-Watkins 40 Trinity School at River Ridge 34
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 57 Sibley East 21
Kimball Area 66 St. Agnes 9
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 67 Eden Valley-Watkins 4
Kimball Area 46 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 23
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 53 Kimball Area 10
Augustana Wrestling Takes Down No. 17 Minnesota State
MANKATO, Minn. — The Augustana wrestling team recorded its fifth win over nationally-ranked opponents Friday night in the Taylor Center in Mankato, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Minnesota State Mavericks 24-13 to move to 10-3 on the season and 6-1 in the NSIC.
“We showed a lot of heart tonight,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “I’m proud of the effort, this team is resilient and nothing keeps them down.”
Junior Ethan Cota started the night off with a narrow victory in the 125 pound bout. Trailing 3-2 with less than a minute to go in the final period, Cota took his opponent down and recorded enough riding time to get the extra point and win 5-3.