Augsburg 35, UW-Stevens Point 8

Auggie women’s wrestlers win first-ever dual meet

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Claiming two pins and a technical fall, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team scored a victory in its first-ever dual meet, a 35-8 win at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Monday evening.

Competing in her first collegiate match, Emily Shilson (FY, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) was dominant in a 10-0 technical fall victory over Brooke Thurber, completing the win in just 60 seconds. She scored a takedown and quickly converted four two-point back exposures to end the match early.

Vayle-Rae Baker (FY, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) improved to 8-2 on the year with her first collegiate pin at 123 pounds, building an 11-2 lead before pinning the Pointers’ Morgan Bethel in 2:45.

Continue reading →

Auggie women’s wrestlers open inaugural season

FOREST CITY, Iowa — With Gabby Skidmore (FY, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) and Vayle-Rae Baker (FY, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary) sharing the title at 123 pounds, and Faith Tuttle winning the title at 170 pounds, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team competed in its first-ever competition on Saturday, at the Waldorf University Open.

Continue reading →

‘A ton of hammers in here’: Augsburg’s new women’s wrestling team kicks off season

When Augsburg University’s women’ wrestling team begins its season on Saturday, it does so with a completely blank slate.

The program is the only varsity collegiate wrestling team for women in Minnesota, and it’s new this year. Saturday’s competition at Waldorf University in Iowa will be the team’s first.

Of the 10 Augsburg wrestlers, most are first-years, including Vayle-rae Baker from Pennsylvania.

“I feel like it’s my art,” Baker said of wrestling. “It’s what I love to do. I get to have my own style, I get to have my own performances when I go out and wrestle. And it’s the bonds that you make, and the connections. It’s like a family.” Listen/continue reading at