No. 10 Viking Wrestling hosts No. 2 St. Cloud State for Senior Night
SIOUX FALLS, SD — Augustana Wrestling hosts the No. 2 St. Cloud State Huskies Thursday at the Elmen Center. The duel will begin at 7 p.m. and will be senior night for the Vikings. Eight seniors will be honored for their commitment to the Augustana Wrestling program. Additionally, both teams enter the regular season finale with undefeated marks in the NSIC in a true win-win showdown.
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St. Cloud State is ranked No. 2 in the nation with nine nationally ranked wrestlers on the roster. Paxton Creese is ranked No. 7 at 125 pounds, No. 3 Garrett Voss at 133 pounds, No. 1 Joey Bianchini at 141 pounds, No. 2 Colby Njos at 157 pounds, No. 12 Devin Donovan at 165 pounds, No. 5 Dominic Murphy at 174 pounds, No. 7 Billy Pitzner at 184 pounds, No. 2 Noah Ryan at 197 pounds and No. 2 Kameron Teacher at 285 pounds.
The Huskies are coming off their third consecutive national championship and have won five of the last six national titles.
Number 10 Augustana hosts its final duel of the regular season on Thursday night. The duel will also be Senior Night, where the Vikings plan to honor eight of their seniors: Daniel Bishop, Brandon Carroll, Curry Brayden, Luc DahlenSam Detert, Noah North, Dylan Schuck and Jackson Sweeney.
After a big double win over No. 8 Parkside, the Vikings look to claim the conference title with a win over No. 2 St. Cloud State. Augustana remains undefeated in double action and remains atop the NSIC.
Five wrestlers had wins on Saturday against Parkside, but it was junior Jack Huffman pinning his opponent at 133 pounds which earned the Vikings six points in the duel.
Augustana has five nationally ranked wrestlers on its roster.
Jaxson Rohman, competing at 125 pounds, is ranked 4th in the last individual standings. Rohman holds a 12-3 season record. In the Central Region rankings, Rohman is ranked No. 2.
Jack Huffman is ranked No. 6 at 133 pounds for the Vikings. Huffman beat Parkside’s Joey Roti on Saturday with a 1:12 drop. The pin was Huffman’s fifth of the season. Regionally, Huffman is ranked No. 3.
In seventh place at 174 pounds is Cade Muller. Mueller holds an overall record of 15-2 after beating UWP No. 6 Job Ayala. Mueller is ranked four regionally.
Kolby Kost, competing at 184 pounds, comes in at No. 12 in the national rankings. Kost holds a 17-7 overall record and his regional ranking places him at fourth overall.
At 285 pounds, Steven Hajas is ranked No. 8. Hajas beat Parkside’s Nate Lloyd on Saturday. It also ranks second in the Central Region rankings.
Five wrestlers are regionally ranked for Augustana with No. 4 Brandon Carroll at 141 pounds, No. 5 Keaten Schorr at 149 pounds, No. 5 Tyler Wagener at 157 pounds, No. 4 Miles Fitzgerald at 165 pounds and No. 5 Daniel Bishop at 197 pounds.
Augustana Probable Beginners Weight
125: Jaxson Rohmanthe P.
133: Jack HuffmanJr.
141: Curry BraydenSr.
149: Hunter BurnettJr.
157: Tyler WagenerJr.
165: Miles FitzgeraldR-Fr.
174: Cade MullerSo.
184: Kolby KostJr.
197 Daniel BishopSr.
285: Steven HajasJr.
Weight Probable St. Cloud State Starters
125: Paxton Creese, R-Fr. or Robby Horsman, Jr.
133: Garrett Vos, R-Sr. or Daniel Valeria, R-Fr. or Nic Cantu, R-So.
141: Cameron Riggs, R-Jr. or Joey Bianchini, R-Jr.
149: Nolan Throne, R-Fr. or Nick Novak, p.
157: Anthony Herrera, R-So. or Colby Njos, R-So.
165: Devin Donovan, R-Sr. or Jared Head, R-So.
174: Dominic Murphy, R-So.
184: Billy Pitzner, R-Sr. or Shaeden Scheidt, R-Fr.
197: Noah Ryan, R-Sr. or Grant Parrish, R-So.
285: Kameron Teacher, R-Sr. or Kaleb Haase, R-Fr.