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.
2019 North Central College Men’s Invitational results. Saturday, December 7 at Naperville, IL.
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).
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.
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.
2019 Augsburg Open results. Saturday, November 23 at Minneapolis, MN.
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.
Manheim, PA – The NWCA has released its 2019-2020 Pre-Season Division III team and individual rankings as compiled by the coaches’ ranking committee.
For this initial ranking, freshmen and transfers are not eligible and will be considered once they compete this season. Additionally, the team ranking is based on a point system on where individuals are ranked in the poll.