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Augustana Battles Arizona State in 35-6 Defeat

LinksTEMPE, Ariz. — Sophomore Daniel Bishop pinned Arizona State’s Roman Rozell at 0:54 as the Augustana wrestling team fell 35-6 in its first dual of the season to national contender, and No. 8 ranked, Arizona State on Friday night in Tempe, Arizona, at Desert Financial Arena.

The night started with redshirt freshman Michael Suda battling No. 24 Brandon Courtney closely in a 9-8 loss at 125 pounds. After redshirt freshman Jack Huffman lost 11-2 by major decision at 133 pounds, junior Jebben Keyes took the mat for the Vikings at 141 pounds. Keyes owned a point due to riding time advantage while trailing 4-3 and was poised to give the Vikings their first points of the day with less than a minute to go in his match. However, Arizona State’s Navonte Demison recorded a late takedown and defeated Keyes 6-3.

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Vikings Dual No. 8 Arizona State This Friday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team competes in its first dual of the season Friday when it heads to Tempe, Arizona, to take on the No. 8 ranked Arizona State Sun Devils at 8 p.m.

The dual with Augustana serves as Arizona State’s home opener for the 2019-20 season while the Vikings hit the road for the third consecutive weekend.

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Viking Wrestling Continues Success At Dakota Wesleyan Open

MITCHELL, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team continued its impressive start to the 2019-20 campaign as five Viking wrestlers took home first-place titles at the Dakota Wesleyan Open in Mitchell, South Dakota.

Redshirt freshman Hunter Burnett recorded three falls and a major decision on the day en route to 23 team points and the 141-pound title. Burnett won by fall at 3:37 over Dante Preciado of Northwestern College in the championship bout.

Junior Tanner Brengle went 4-0 on the day, including one fall. The junior earned 18 team points and took home the 174-pound title. In the championship bout, Brengle won in Sudden Victory over Cole Huss of Northern State (6-5).

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Augustana Set To Compete At Dakota Wesleyan This Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Augustana wrestling team competes in its second tournament of the season on Saturday at the Dakota Wesleyan Open in Mitchell, South Dakota at 9 a.m.

Dakota Wesleyan will host the event and it will be the closest the Vikings get to a home event until Dec. 20 when Augustana takes on Nebraska-Kearney and Parkside in the Elmen Center.

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Three Vikings Take First-Place At Jimmie Open

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Redshirt freshman Michael Suda, sophomore Dylan Schuck, and junior Ben Kelvington all took home first-place titles in their respective weight classes on Saturday at the Jimmie Open in Jamestown, North Dakota.

Suda went 4-0 on the day and defeated UMary’s Lincoln Turman by major decision (13-4) in the finals to capture the 125-pound title. Suda also recorded a fall in his first round and won his second and third bouts 14-7, and 16-9, respectively.

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