Augsburg wins D-III Upper Midwest Regional, sending 8 to national tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 3-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed an NCAA Division III regional title for the 18th straight year, qualifying individuals in eight weight classes, including four regional champions, to the national championships at the NCAA Upper Midwest Regional, completed on Saturday at Si Melby Hall.

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Auggies dominate in first day of regional

MINNEAPOLIS — The Augsburg University men’s wrestling team was dominant in the first day of the 2020 NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional, with nine of its 10 wrestlers alive in championship contention on Friday.

The No. 3-ranked Auggies went 21-1 with 18 bonus-point victories in the first day of the two-day event. Augsburg wrestlers claimed 11 pins, six major decisions and a forfeit on Friday.

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College wrestling standings update: Most dominant wrestler, falls and tech falls leaders

INDIANAPOLIS  — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2020 NCAA Wrestling Awards that will be awarded in March at the respective Division I, II and III Wrestling Championships. 

The inaugural NCAA Wrestling Awards were presented at the 2012 wrestling championships. The three awards, given in each division, honor the Most Dominant Wrestler as well as the student-athletes that have accumulated the most falls and the most technical falls throughout the course of the regular and postseasons. 

A 2:33 fall by Penn State 174-pounder Mark Hall over American moved him to 4.85 average team points per match and first place in the race for most dominant in Division I.  Hall’s teammate Nick Lee is second with 4.67 points at 141 pounds, while Princeton’s Pat Glory averages 4.65 points at 125 pounds for third.

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Epps hopes to lead Augsburg to national title, claim third individual title

Augsburg coach Jim Moulsoff knows it won’t be easy to say goodbye to Ryan Epps.

The two-time national champion embodies everything you want in a successful student-athlete.

Epps is one of the leaders on the loaded Augsburg College wrestling team and he also excels in the classroom.

Epps, a senior from Cannon Falls, Minn., has compiled a remarkable 136-12 career record in college. Seven of those losses came his freshman year.

“Ryan’s the hardest working kid,” Moulsoff said. “He never stops moving forward and looking to score. He’s relentless.” Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com