Vikings to Take on North Dakota State at Sanford Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Augustana wrestling team will make its Sanford Pentagon debut on December 4 with a dual against NCAA Division I North Dakota State. The dual, presented by Dental Comfort Center and River Ridge Oral Surgery, will begin at 2 p.m. on Heritage Court.

“Turning the lights off on Heritage Court and putting a spotlight on the mat is always an exciting event at the Pentagon,” said Jesse Smith, vice president of operations at the Sanford Sports Complex. “These two programs have a history of producing great teams and individual wrestlers, and fans will be in for a competitive dual with a great atmosphere.”

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Augustana Adds Four For 2021-22

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — After having eight student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Augustana in the fall, head coach Jason Reitmeier announced the signings of four more student-athletes Tuesday morning. The class of 12 Viking wrestlers will enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2021.

“We are excited to announce four more signees to our 2021 freshmen class,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “Again, just like our early signees, these four bring in outstanding credentials both academically and athletically. We really focused this year on tough, hard nosed kids that exemplify being a student-athlete.”

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Augustana has Fourth-Best GPA in Country

MANHEIM, Penn. — After a terrific 2020-21 campaign, the Augustana wrestling team is being recognized for its efforts in the classroom, earning the fourth-best team GPA in the country at 3.355 and NWCA Division II Scholar All-America honors the NWCA announced Monday afternoon.

In addition to team honors, the Vikings also had eight wrestlers earn individual Scholar All-America honors.

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Augustana’s Hajas Wins Consolation Championship at Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Augustana sophomore Steven Hajas took home consolation championship honors on day two of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Hajas, competing in the 285 pound weight class, went 2-1 Saturday afternoon and 4-1 overall at nationals.

“It’s been awesome,” said Hajas when asked about the tournament. “Brandon (Carroll) and I came here to put on a show for the guys back home and we did that.

“This is one of those experiences that you don’t forget.”

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Steven Hajas: All-American and Semifinal Bound After Day One at Wrestling Nationals

ST. LOUIS — Augustana wrestling sophomore Steven Hajas went 2-0 on day one of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships en route to All-America honors at 285 pounds. Senior Brandon Carroll finished 1-2 at the tournament to bring his season to a close.

The two victories clinched a spot in the semifinal bout for Hajas. Fans can watch the action starting Saturday at noon on GoAugie.com/Live.

“I’m super proud of the way our guys competed today,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “I’m excited to see Steven in the semis and as an All-American for the first time.

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