High School Results – Thursday, January 16, 2020

Albany 52 Zimmerman 22
Annand-M Lk Lightning 53 Glencoe – Lester Prairie 27
Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 62 Dawson-Boyd – Lac Qui Parle – Montevideo United 9
Austin 36 Rochester Century 21
Blaine 44 Andover 33
Centennial 65 Rockford 6
Crookston 66 Hillsboro-Central Valley, ND 6
Dassel-Cokato/Litchfield 62 Mound-Westonka 12
Dover-Eyota 69 Wabasha-Kellogg 9
Faribault 35 Mankato West 30
GMLOS 59 La Crescent-Hokah 10
Holdingford 55 Rush City-Braham 22
Kenyon-Wanamingo 42, Goodhue 30
Lake City 44 Cannon Falls 25
Maple River 43 NRHEG 12
Medford 57 WEM-JWP 0
Monticello 54 Chisago Lakes 28
Mora 45 Little Falls 34
Rogers 52 Elk River 24
Saint Cloud Tech 45 Sauk Rapids-Rice 18
Shakopee 82 Rosemount 0
Stillwater 41.0 Saint Croix Falls 31
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut-Grove 39 Minneota 34
United North Central 64 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis 15
Westfield Razorbacks 39 United South Central 18
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 73, Triton 3

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2020 NCAAs venue: Looks like a winner already

Who will be the winners at the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships? Months before the first wrestler steps onto the mat, the individuals who will come out on top are thousands of additional fans who will be able to see the Nationals in person for the first time, thanks to the fact the next NCAAs will be held at an indoor football stadium for the first time.

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis — home to the NFL Minnesota Vikings — will be the venue for the 2020 NCAAs from March 19 through March 21. This totally enclosed venue — which resembles a huge, glassy Viking ship — has a seating capacity of 66,860 for football, and 72,711 for the 2019 NCAA Division I men’s basketball Final Four. These seating capacities are more than three times that of typical basketball/hockey arenas that have hosted NCAA Division I championships for the past few decades. And that means significantly more amateur wrestling fans will have the opportunity to witness in THE major event of the college wrestling season in person. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Pioneers cap busy week with runner-up MCAC finish

Rochester, MN – Three days after returning from Louisville, Ky., where it finished sixth in the junior college division of the NWCA National Duals, the Northland wrestling team was back on the mat for the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Dual Meet Championships Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Rochester Community & Technical College.

Northland wrestled to a 3-1 record on the day, good enough for second in the event. Tournament host Rochester won the event with a perfect 4-0 mark on the day. This is Northland’s second consecutive dual meet runner-up finish and fourth since the program began in the 2013-14 season.

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Viking Wrestling Set For First NSIC Road Dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The red-hot Augustana wrestling team hits the road for an NSIC dual for the first time this weekend. The Vikings will take on the Dragons of MSU Moorhead Saturday at 3 p.m. in Moorhead, Minnesota.

The Vikings were selected to finish fourth in the 2019-20 NSIC Wrestling Preseason Poll, while the Dragons were selected to finish ninth. Currently, both squads are ranked in the top-10 in the Super Region 5 standings, with Augustana in third with 54 votes and MSU Moorhead in tenth with 13 votes. Saturday’s match will be the first road dual against a Division II opponent for the Vikings and the second of a four-dual home stretch for the Dragons.

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SJU’s Becker Hoping Injuries in the Past, Berth at Nationals in His Future

By Frank Rajkowski, SJU Writer/Video Producer

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – No one wants to start their senior season sidelined by injury.

But Saint John’s senior wrestler Noah Becker is hoping the leg injury that kept him out of action early on actually represented a positive reversal of fortune.

“I’m thinking it may have worked out pretty well,” he said with a chuckle. “Hopefully, I got it out of the way now. Usually, I end up getting hurt at the end of the season.”

Indeed, injuries prior to the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional meet the past two seasons have likely kept the Browerville High School graduate from returning to nationals, after qualifying at 133 pounds as a freshman in 2017.

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Worthington Open Canceled

Due to the impending storm, Minnesota West CTC has decided to cancel the Worthington Open scheduled for Saturday, January 18th.

Area teams with wrestlers scheduled to attend included Minnesota, South Dakota State, Southwest Minnesota State, Augustana, Rochester CTC, Northland CTC, Minnesota West CTC, and Ridgewater College.

MSUM Continues Homestand Against Beavers and Vikings

MOORHEAD, Minn.—The Minnesota State University Moorhead wrestling team is set to host two Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals this weekend. The Dragons host Minot State on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. The next day, MSUM hosts Augustana at 3 p.m.

The weekend duals are a part of a four-match homestand for the Dragons. MSUM does not go on the road until Jan. 26 for a dual against Upper Iowa.

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