NWCA Releases Final Regular Season NCAA D3 Men’s Coaches Polls

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released the final regular season NCAA Division III Men’s Coaches Polls, which now have Wartburg leading the Tournament poll and Augsburg still in the #1 spot in the dual poll. 

In the tournament team poll, the top five are comprised of #1 Warburg (77.5), #2 Augsburg (77), #3 UW La Crosse (56.5), #4 North Central (47), and #5 Coast Guard (39). 

The top five teams in the dual poll are #1 Augsburg (10-1), #2 Wartburg (15-1), #3 UW La Crosse (12-2), #4 North Central (11-2), and #5 Coe (12-2).

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Augsburg 45, Concordia-Moorhead 6

Auggies claim 45-6 win over Concordia-Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Winning nine of the ten bouts in the match, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III men’s wrestling, Augsburg University, secured a 45-6 victory over Concordia College-Moorhead on Saturday evening to improve to 10-1 in dual meets this season.

Ranking No. 1 in both the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III tournament and dual-meet national rankings, the Auggies won nine of the ten bouts, including eight straight to finish the match.

The Auggies started the match with a win at 125 pounds when Wyatt Kaczrowski (JR, Seymour, Wis./Seymour HS) secured a 10-0 major decision over Concordia’s Kie Anderson. Kaczrowski is now 19-14 on the season, with 14 bonus-point wins.

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Augsburg Now #1 in both NWCA D3 Men’s Tournament and Dual Polls

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released the NCAA Division III Men’s Coaches Polls, where Augsburg remains atop the Tournament poll and takes over the #1 spot in the dual poll after their tight 20-19 win over Wartburg in the always exciting “Battle of the Burgs!”.

In the tournament team poll, the top five are comprised of #1 Augsburg (77), #2 Warburg (73), #3 UW La Crosse (58), #4 North Central (51), and #5 Baldwin Wallace (38).

The top five teams in the dual poll are #1 Augsburg (8-1), #2 Wartburg (14-1), #3 UW La Crosse (12-2), #4 North Central (10-2), and #5 Coe (10-2).

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Augsburg 22, Augustana 13

D-III Auggies score 22-13 win over D-II Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Winning six of the final eight bouts of the match to overcome an early 7-0 deficit, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III men’s wrestling, Augsburg University, claimed a 22-13 victory over the No. 14-ranked team in Division II, Augustana University (S.D.), on Thursday evening.

The Auggies fell behind 7-0 after two bouts but rallied back with six wins in the final eight bouts to score the victory, improving to 10-3 in the all-time series with the Vikings. Augsburg is ranked No. 1 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III tournament national rankings and No. 2 in the NWCA’s dual-meet rankings, while Augustana is ranked No. 14 in the NWCA’s Division II national poll.

The Auggie comeback began in a big way, as No. 6-ranked 141-pounder Sam Stuhl (SR, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) dominated in a 17-0, third-period technical fall of Augustana’s Kade Sammons. Stuhl took a 5-0 lead on a takedown and two-point near-fall in the first period, expanded the lead with an escape, takedown, and two-point near-fall in the second period, and clinched the technical fall with back-to-back three-point near-falls in the third period. Stuhl is now 19-4 on the season with 13 bonus-point wins (five pins, four technical falls, four major decisions) and is 90-26 in his collegiate career.

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Auggies compete at Don Parker Open

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Augsburg University men’s wrestlers claimed 14 top-eight finishes at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Don Parker Open on Saturday.

Twenty-three Auggie wrestlers competed at the open tournament, featuring wrestlers from 19 different schools.

Cole Becker (SO, Albertville, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville HS) led the way for the Auggies, winning the title at 149 pounds with a 5-0 record, including a pin and a major decision. He scored a 4-2 win over Theo Cha of Minnesota in the semifinals and a 7-3 win over Nolan Throne of St. Cloud State in the finals, improving to 27-5 on the season.

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