BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Along with strong seasons in competition, Augustana student-athletes have also excelled in the classroom. On Friday, the Northern Sun Conference announced their All-Academic teams for the 2019 winter season, and six Augustana wrestlers are honored by the conference.
In addition, two Viking wrestlers – Ben Kelvington and Colin Ayers – earned the conferences top academic award, the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence. To be eligible for the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence, a student-athlete must have a 3.60 cumulative GPA or higher. Continue reading
Ayers placed second while Wahlstrom placed fourth
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Augustana wrestling team brings back two top-four finishes from the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday. In his first title appearance senior Colin Ayers fell to Matt Malcolm, 9-4 to earn runner up in 157 lbs. while senior Clayton Wahlstrom fell to Nick Baulmer, 5-2 to place fourth at the 179 lbs. weight class.
Ayers started the day off defeating James Wimer 7-5 in a tightly contested match from start to finish. The senior used a takedown in overtime to come out on top to advance to the national championship on Saturday night. Continue reading
2019 NCAA Division II National Championships Results. March 8-9 at Cleveland, Ohio. Continue reading
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A pair of seniors with one weekend left in their career, Colin Ayers and Clayton Wahlstrom made the most of day one at the DII wrestling national championships. Both individuals won both their opening-round and quarterfinal match, advancing to the semifinals and earning a guaranteed spot as an All-Americans.
Starting at 157 pounds, Colin Ayers opened with a strong performance vs. George McGuire of Gannon (PA) University. Ayers came out sharp, recording multiple takedowns in a 9-4 win. Continue reading
The tournament begins on Friday, March 8 and will run through Saturday, March 9
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Redshirt seniors Colin Ayers and Clayton Wahlstrom will be representing the Augustana wrestling team at the NCAA DII Wrestling Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The tournament begins on Friday, March 8 and will run through Saturday, March 9 at The Wolstein Center.
Sessions I and II are set to take place on Friday with Sessions III and IV happening on Saturday. Session I will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday and will have the first round matches for all weight classes. Session II will start at 5 p.m. on Friday and will have the quarterfinals and the first and second rounds of the consolation brackets. Continue reading
Brackets have been released for the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championships which take place in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday-Saturday, March 8-9. Continue reading
Vikings send two wrestlers to nationals
MOORHEAD, MINN. — An exciting day of wrestling at the NCAA Super Regional V Championships on the campus of MSU Moorhead saw the Augustana wrestling team take fifth place with 61 points while two individuals qualified for the national tournament on March 8-9.
Colin Ayers and No. 8 Clayton Wahlstrom qualified for nationals for the Vikings after winning the consolation finals. Ayers took third place and went 3-1 on the day at 157 lbs. At 197 lbs. Wahlstrom also finished at 3-1 for a third place appearance. Continue reading