Augsburg 26 Southwest Minnesota State 12

Auggies top Mustangs 26-12

MINNEAPOLIS — Claiming victories in six out of 10 bouts, including two pins and a technical fall, the No. 4-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed a 26-12 dual meet victory over NCAA Division II opponent Southwest Minnesota State University.

At 125 pounds, Augsburg’s Justin Stauffacher (FY, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West) used a big four-point nearfall in the third period to post a 6-4 decision and improve his record to 7-2 on the season.

At 133 pounds, No. 2 ranked Victor Gliva (SR, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) improved to 8-0 on the season claiming a second-period technical fall. He scored two 4-point nearfalls in the first period in addition to three takedowns and a 2 point nearfall.

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Auggies win 5 titles, dominate at North Central Invite

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — With five Auggies winning weight-class titles, the No. 3-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team dominated in capturing the team title at the North Central College Men’s Invitational on Saturday.

With 32 wrestlers in competition, the Auggies went 76-45 on the day, with 43 bonus-point wins — 20 pins, 14 technical falls and nine major decisions. Ranked No. 3 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings, Augsburg won the 10-team tournament with 158.5 points. No. 25-ranked Olivet (Mich.) was second with 139.5 and host North Central (Ill.), ranked No. 10 nationally, was third with 131.5 points.

Aaron Wilson (SR, Oak Grove, Minn./St. Francis HS), ranked No. 8 nationally at 149 points, had a stellar day in winning his weight class, recording first-period falls in his first two matches, a 17-1 technical fall in his semifinal win, and a 10-8 triumph over No. 7-ranked Sean Sax of Westminster (Mo.) in the finals. Wilson is now 8-0 on the season with three pins and four technical falls.

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NWCA Division III Rankings – November 27, 2019

Wartburg College (IA) holds the No. 1 position in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III dual meet team ranking.

With a 2-0 record at this time, Wartburg is ahead of three teams which all currently have 1-0 dual meet records: No. 2 Loras College (IA), No. 3 Augsburg University (MN), No. 4 Wabash College (IN). Coming in at No. 5 is Johnson & Wales University (RI), with a 4-1 record.

Also released is the most recent individual rankings. The only school with two No. 1 ranked individuals is Mount Union, with Jordin James (141) and Antwon Pugh (157).

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Augsburg 57, St. Olaf 0

Augsburg dominates in 57-0 win over St. Olaf

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning five bouts by bonus-point margins and taking advantage of five forfeits in a match that took just 31 minutes to complete, the Augsburg University men’s wrestling team scored a 57-0 dual-meet victory over St. Olaf College on Tuesday evening at Si Melby Hall.

The No. 5-ranked team in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings, the Auggies claimed three pins, a technical fall and a major decision in its five bout victories. In the five bouts wrestled, Augsburg claimed a 42-1 advantage in points.

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Auggies have dominant effort at home invitational

MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg University men’s wrestling team opened its 2019-20 campaign with 11 competitors winning or sharing weight-class titles at its Auggie-Adidas Invitational, held on Saturday at Si Melby Hall.

Thirty-five Augsburg wrestlers combined to go 76-35, including 46 bonus-point wins — 27 pins, 10 technical falls, and nine major decisions. Augsburg had seven champions, four co-champions, and 19 placewinners on the day. Auggies claimed five of the 10 titles in the Gold division, the top division in the tournament.

Two-time defending 157-pound NCAA Division III national champion Ryan Epps (SR, Cannon Falls, Minn./Cannon Falls HS) opened the season as he did a year ago, moving up a weight class to 165, and went 4-0 with three pins to cruise to his weight-class victory. The top-ranked wrestler in the preseason (Oct. 29) National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings at 165, Epps scored a 3:59 pin of Seth Brossard of Rochester Community and Technical College in the finals.

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NWCA Division III Rankings – November 14, 2019

Manheim, PA – The latest 2019-2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III team and individual rankings compiled by the ranking committee on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Freshmen and transfers have been included in the individual rankings. Since many NCAA Division III wrestling programs have not competed at this point of the season, this team ranking is based on a tournament point system based on where individuals are ranked. The next team ranking to be released later this month will reflect a dual meet team ranking.

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