4 Augsburg wrestlers to compete at US Olympic Trials

FORT WORTH, Texas — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Marlynne Deede (SO, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) will join teammate Emily Shilson (SO, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) and two Auggie men’s wrestling alumni with a chance to compete for a spot on the United States team for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, after qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a second-place finish in the 76 kilogram (167 pounds) weight class at the Last Chance Qualifier meet over the weekend at Texas Wesleyan University.

Competing for the Twin Cities Regional Training Center, Deede went 3-1 in a five-wrestler round-robin bracket to finish second in the 76 kg class, clinching one of 15 spots in the weight class at the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held next Friday and Saturday (4/2-3) at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. She opened with a 4:00, injury default win over Menlo (Calif.) alumnae Marilyn Garcia, then scored a 5-2 win over Colorado Mesa wrestler Tristan Kelly. Her lone loss came in a 10-0, 4:21 technical fall to eventual winner Jackie Cataline, a Team USA member. She closed the tournament with her own technical fall win, a 10-0, 2:03 triumph over Greys Harbor Community College (Wash.) wrestler Kamilla Montenegro.

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Augsburg has 5 All-Americans, 2 runners-up at NWCA D-III Nationals

CORALVILLE, Iowa — The Augsburg University men’s wrestling team had two national runners-up and earned five National Wrestling Coaches Association All-American honors at the NWCA Division III Coaches Association National Championships, concluded on Saturday at the Xtream Arena.

Auggie 174-pounder Solomon Nielsen (SR, Luverne, Minn./Luverne HS) and 285-pounder Tyler Kim (SO, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) finished second nationally in their weight classes, while 157-pounder Tyler Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) placed third, Nick Rogge (JR, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS) placed fifth at 184 and Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (SO, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS) placed sixth at 197.

Kim, the No. 8-seed at heavyweight, topped the Nos. 9, 1 and 4 seeds in his weight class to reach the final, where he was edged 4-3 by No. 6-seed Wyatt Wriedt of Loras (Iowa). Kim held a 2-0 lead, but surrendered a takedown with 13 seconds left in the second period. Wriedt then took the lead for good with an escape five seconds into the third period.

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Auggies earn 5 All-Americans at NWCA D-III Nationals

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Augsburg University men’s wrestlers earned five National Wrestling Coaches Association All-American honors, with all five remaining in championship contention after the first day of the NWCA Division III Coaches Association National Championships on Friday at the Xtream Arena.

Five Auggies – No. 3-ranked Tyler Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) at 157 pounds, No. 2-ranked Solomon Nielsen (SR, Luverne, Minn./Luverne HS) at 174, No. 4-ranked Nick Rogge (JR, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS) at 184, No. 8-ranked Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (SO, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS) and No. 8-ranked Tyler Kim (SO, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) at 285 pounds – earned NWCA All-American honors by advancing to the semifinal round.

Augsburg’s men’s wrestling program has now earned 264 All-American honors (38 NAIA, 213 NCAA Division III, 13 NWCA) in program history. The Auggies have had at least one All-American in national competition every season since 1977, and have now had three or more All-Americans at 41 different national tournaments since 1974.

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NWCA Division III Poll – March 5

Manheim, PA – On Friday the National Wrestling Coaches Association released their final Division III individual rankings prior to next week’s NWCA Division III National Wrestling Championships. These rankings do not include a team tournament poll as there will be no team scoring kept at the national tournament.

Only athletes entered into the Division III tournament are eligible for ranking in the top 12 which will serve as the tournament’s preseeds.  Brackets are now available on FloWrestling.

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