Augustana 39, Southwest Minnesota State 6

No. 10 Augustana Wrestling Defeats No. 25 SMSU in Afternoon Dual

SIOUX FALLS, S.D–Augustana wrestling defeated Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday at the Elmen Center. The Vikings earned 39 team points in the dual, holding No. 25 SMSU to six team points. AU, ranked No. 10 in the nation, moves to 4-3 overall and 4-0 in NSIC action.

No. 5 Jaxson Rohman, competing at 125 pounds, picked up the first victory of the dual with an 18-5 major decision win. Rohman recorded seven takedowns and earned three penalty points in the win.

At 133 pounds, Jack Huffman recorded a fall at 1:52 to log the second victory of the dual for Augustana. The quick victory pushes Huffman, who is nationally ranked at No. 7, to an overall record of 11-1.

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Augustana 23 Northern State 12

No. 10 Viking Wrestling Bests No. 21 Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D.– No. 10 Augustana wrestling defeated No. 21 Northern State in a Thursday night NSIC dual. The Vikings totaled 23 team points and saw seven wrestlers earn victories. Augustana moves to 3-3 overall and 3-0 in NSIC action. Northern State was handed its first NSIC dual loss of the year as the Vikings own the most wins in the conference and are one of three unbeaten teams remaining.

The Wolves have two nationally ranked wrestlers in James Burks, ranked at No.5 at 157 pounds, and Wyatt Turnquist, who is ranked at No. 8 at 149 pounds.

Augustana has six nationally ranked wrestlers on its roster; Jaxson Rohman, ranked at No. 5 at 125 pounds, Jack Huffman, ranked at No.7 at 133 pounds, Brandon Carroll, ranked at No. 12 at 141 pounds, Cade Mueller, ranked at No. 7 at 174 pounds, Kolby Kost, ranked at No. 11 at 184 pounds and Steven Hajas, ranked at No. 7 at 285 pounds.

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Viking Wrestling Finishes Hastings Open

HASTINGS, Neb.–Augustana wrestling traveled to Hastings, Nebraska, on Saturday to compete in the Hastings Open. Six wrestlers placed in the tournament hosted by Hastings College.

Kyle Boeke, competing unattached, earned a third place finish in the 149-pound bracket. Boeke went 5-1 at the tournament, defeating Jeaven Scdoris of Concordia University, Nebraska in the third place match. He recorded two wins by decision, one major decision win, and one fall on the day.

Connor Simmonds went 3-1 with a first round bye to notch a second place finish in the 157-pound bracket. Two falls and a victory by way of decision helped Simmonds in the tournament.

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Augustana Moves Up to No. 10 in the NWCA D2 Poll

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.– Augustana wrestling has moved to No. 10 in the Division II NWCA Wrestling Rankings, announced Friday. The Vikings were previously ranked at 15 in the poll’s Dec. 3 release. Six individuals are ranked for Augustana.

Augustana had a slew of victories in December over ranked opponents. The Vikings defeated the No. 9 Upper Iowa Peacocks at the Elmen Center on Dec. 3. A few weeks later, Augustana traveled to Mankato, Minnesota, for a matchup with the No. 10 Minnesota State Mavericks. The bout saw eight wrestlers claiming victories in the 26-3 win for the Vikings.

Jaxson Rohman is ranked at No. 5 at 125 pounds. Rohman earns his first national ranking in the latest release. The freshman from Trimont, Minnesota, went 3-0 in December defeating opponents from Upper Iowa, Division I North Dakota State, and Minnesota State.

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NWCA NCAA DII Rankings – December 31, 2021

MANHEIM, PA – The University of Central Oklahoma held onto the top spot in NCAA Division II Wrestling to close out the 2021 calendar year, as announced in the NWCA Division II Coaches Poll released Friday, Dec. 31.

The #1 Bronchos widened their lead on the rest of the field, topping #2 St. Cloud State by 18 points, with UCO amassing 104 total points behind seven ranked wrestlers- including three #1s. The three-time defending National Champion Huskies took the two-spot with 86 points, with McKendree (70), West Liberty (67), and Nebraska-Kearney (62) rounding out D2’s top five.

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