Two Auggies win titles at Grand View Open

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two Augsburg University women’s wrestlers claimed individual titles among strong competition at the Grand View University Open, held on Saturday.

Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS), the No. 1-ranked wrestler in the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s NCAA national rankings at 109 pounds, improved to 18-0 on the season with another dominating performance, winning five matches, including three by pin and a 29-second 10-0 technical fall, to claim her weight class title. After her opening technical fall, she scored pins of 36 seconds and 41 seconds, before scoring a 2:50 pin in the semifinals over Iowa Wesleyan’s Mia Palumbo, the No. 11-ranked 109-pounder in the latest NAIA national rankings. In the finals, she scored an 8-5 win over Sydney Petzinger of North Central (Ill.), ranked No. 5 in the NWCA/NCAA rankings. Of Shilson’s 18 wins this season, eight are by technical fall and four are by pin. She is now 40-0 in her collegiate career.

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Shilson named NWCA Northwest Wrestler of Month

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) was named the NCAA Northwest Region Wrestler of the Month of January by the National Wrestling Coaches Association, it was announced on Thursday.

The top-ranked wrestler in the NWCA’s NCAA rankings at 109 pounds, Shilson went 9-0 in her January matches, improving her record to 13-0 on the season. At the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 6-7, Shilson went 6-0 with two pins and a 16-second technical fall (also three forfeits), helping to lead the Auggies to a fifth-place team finish. At a home triangular against NAIA ranked teams Iowa Wesleyan and Jamestown (N.D.) last Saturday, Shilson went 3-0 with a pair of 10-0 technical falls — a 2:03 match-ender over Mia Palumbo of Iowa Wesleyan, ranked No. 11 in the NAIA at 109, and a 37-second win over Samantha Weeks of Jamestown.

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5th-Ranked Augsburg Women’s Wrestling Aims For Postseason Push

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Now in its third season in existence, the Augsburg women’s wrestling team is one of the best in the country and hosted a rare home meet Saturday.

Augsburg women’s wrestling is ranked 5th in the NCAA, and Saturday they brought in two NAIA teams, #18 Iowa Wesleyan and #13 University of Jamestown.

“We’re training to be national champions, so it’s a good test to see where we’re at and where we need to be,” junior Emily Shilson said.

The Auggies beat Jamestown and Iowa Wesleyan handily. COVID and injury absences played a role in the wide margin of victory.

“It is what it is,” head coach Jake Short said. “We’re just blessed that we get to go out and compete every single day. I’m just thankful for the fans who are able to make it out here and support this group of women.” View/continue reading at →

Auggie women’s wrestlers sweep triangular

MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 5-ranked Augsburg University women’s wrestling team claimed a pair of dual-meet victories over NAIA programs on Saturday, topping No. 16-ranked Iowa Wesleyan University 29-15 and the No. 13-ranked University of Jamestown 34-2.

Against Iowa Wesleyan, the Auggies and Tigers split the four competitive bouts, with Augsburg claiming four forfeits at the end of the match to claim the dual victory.

Against Jamestown, Augsburg won all six competitive matches and recorded three forfeits, while also winning three of four exhibitions.

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NWCA 2021-22 NCAA Women’s Poll

MANHEIM, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced their January NCAA Women’s Wrestling Coaches tournament rankings and their second dual rankings. King University remains on top of both polls, with McKendree University coming in second.

King stays atop the dual meet poll after winning the NWCA National Duals title over McKendree, who is ranked second. Third-place finisher North Central College is ranked third, followed by Colorado Mesa University at fourth, and Tiffin University at fifth.

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