Unfinished Business: Ryan Epps Reflects On Augsburg, New Start In Greco

It’s hard to call Ryan Epps (77 kg) a “throwback”, though the moniker fits.

As a member of the Minnesota Storm, he is teammates with several wrestlers who have done their part to uphold Storm’s proud tradition of outlasting, outhustling, and mercilessly “breaking” the opposition. For decades and decades, this is how it has been. It is what they learn, how they are developed. Minnesota as a state tends to produce hard-working, lunch pail-types, anyway. What Storm does is reinforce the concept that, yes, toughness along with an expansive gas tank usually equate to success in a sport where attrition forever remains at a premium.

Consider: like any large family, Storm has “hand-me-downs”; except instead of outgrown clothes, the younger generation are bequeathed a mindset. Not mere attire which tears and frays, but rather, an attitude that is intended to withstand the test of time.

And that attitude is why Epps exited last week’s 2020 US Nationals as one of the biggest stories of the tournament. Continue reading at fivepointmove.com →

Epps hopes to lead Augsburg to national title, claim third individual title

Augsburg coach Jim Moulsoff knows it won’t be easy to say goodbye to Ryan Epps.

The two-time national champion embodies everything you want in a successful student-athlete.

Epps is one of the leaders on the loaded Augsburg College wrestling team and he also excels in the classroom.

Epps, a senior from Cannon Falls, Minn., has compiled a remarkable 136-12 career record in college. Seven of those losses came his freshman year.

“Ryan’s the hardest working kid,” Moulsoff said. “He never stops moving forward and looking to score. He’s relentless.” Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com

Epps named D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University’s Ryan Epps (SO, Cannon Falls, Minn./Cannon Falls HS) was named D3wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week, it was announced on Wednesday by D3wrestle.com, a website that covers NCAA Division III wrestling.

Entering the week as the No. 3-ranked 157-pounder in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national rankings, Epps had an impressive set of matches, headlined by a 9-6 upset win over top-ranked Logan Thomsen of Wartburg (Iowa) on Thursday in the annual “Battle of the Burgs” dual between the two Division III wrestling powers.

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