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Augustana Falls To No. 14 UMary Marauders

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The No. 14 Augustana wrestling team was bested by the No. 14 UMary Marauders on Friday night, 36-0. The Vikings fall to 8-10 overall and 3-4 in NSIC action while the Marauders improve to 12-2 overall and 5-1 in the NSIC.

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No. 14 Vikings Welcome UMary, MSU for NSIC Matchups

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The No. 14 Augustana wrestling team hosts two NSIC opponents at the Elmen Center this weekend. On Friday, the No. 14 UMary Marauders come to town for a dual scheduled for 8 p.m., taking place after the high school dual that takes place at 6 p.m. The Vikings are set to take on the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday at 7 p.m. for Parent’s Night.

Live results can be found at GoAugie.com/Live and on the GoAugie app, presented by CellOnly, found in the app store and on Google play.

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No. 14 Augustana Wrestling Flattens No. 22 SMSU on Sunday Afternoon

MARSHALL, Minn.–The No. 14 Augustana wrestling team defeated the No. 22 Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs 36-3 in an NSIC matchup on Sunday afternoon. The Vikings improve to 8-9 overall and 3-3 in NSIC action. SMSU drops to 1-5 overall and 1-5 in conference action.

Jaxson Rohman won via forfeit at 125 pounds for the Vikings, starting Augustana off with a 6-0 lead.

At 133 pounds, John Babineau showed a dominating performance through seven minutes, earning a 14-0 major decision victory. Babineau used a takedown, two four-point nearfalls, a reversal, a penalty point and a point for riding time in his eighth victory of the season.

A last-second four-point nearfall was what Kade Sammons needed to defeat SMSU’s Hunter Pfantz at 141 pounds. Sammons logged a takedown, an escape and a reversal between the second and third periods to lead 5-4 over Pfantz. With under thirty seconds left in the third period, Sammons used a four-point nearfall to solidify the 9-4 decision win.

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No. 14 Viking Wrestling Sinks Dakota Wesleyan In 45-3 Win

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The Augustana wrestling team captured a 45-3 dominating victory over the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Friday night at the Elmen Center. The Vikings moved to 7-9 on the season and saw three falls in the win.

At 125 pounds, Christian Olsen pinned his opponent in the first period to score Augustana six team points. Olsen tallied one takedown, a four-point nearfall and a two-point nearfall prior to the fall at 2:27. The fall is the third of the season for Olsen.

Jack Huffman, nationally ranked at No. 12, defeated his DWU opponent with a fall at 1:47. Huffman recorded two takedowns before the first-period pin.

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Vikings Host DWU Friday, Travels to SMSU Sunday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–The No. 14 Augustana Viking wrestling team hosts the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Friday night at the Elmen Center for Youth Wrestling/Vikings Kids Club night. On Sunday, AU is back in action in Marshall, Minnesota, for an NSIC matchup against the No. 22 Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs.

Live results can be found at GoAugie.com/Live and on the GoAugie app, presented by CellOnly, found in the app store and on Google play.

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NCAA wrestling award standings update for the 2023 season

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA has released updated standings for the 2023 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.

For falls and tech falls to be counted for the awards, they must come against opponents in the same division (i.e. Division II vs. Division II). Ties in the two categories are broken based on the aggregate time.

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