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December 03, 2017 07:45 PM

CWR: Vikings Win Two Out Of Three At The Dakota Showcase

Spearfish, SD

The Augustana wrestling team opened up its dual season going 2-1 at the South Dakota Showcase in Spearfish, S.D. on Sunday.

The Vikings defeated Northern State (31-15) and Dakota Wesleyan (51-6) and fell to South Dakota State (49-0).

Augustana 31, Northern State 15
Augustana opened its dual season and the South Dakota Showcase with a convincing 31-15 win over Northern State. The Vikings finished the dual with five bonus point victories.

Ethan Cota (125) got the Vikings started with a 8-3 decision and his first career dual victory as a Viking. Augustana went on to blow the match open with major decisions by Colin Ayers (141) and Bailey Neises (157) and a pin by Oscar Ramirez Jr. (149).

After Northern State picked up two wins at 165 and 174, the Vikings went on to take the final three matches. Aero Amo(184) earned a tech fall win in his first action of the season, Clayton Wahlstrom (197) picked up a 6-2 decision and Lane Lettau (285) capped off the dual with a pin in 31 seconds.

125: Ethan Cota over Jay Maxville (Dec. 8-3)
133: Kenny Jones wins by forfeit
141: Colin Ayers over Josh Moore (MD 14-3)
149: Oscar Ramirez Jr. over Bryan Burnett (Fall 2:16)
157: Bailey Neises over Billy Holtan (MD 10-1)
165: Blake Perryman over Regan Bye (Dec. 8-2)
174: David Murphy over Lukas Poloncic (Fall, 2:21)
184: Aero Amo over Riley Lura (TF 15-0)
197: Clayton Wahlstrom over Diego Gallegos (Dec. 6-2)
285: Lane Lettau over Justice Horn (Fall 0:31)

Augustana 51, Dakota Wesleyan 6
The Vikings took care of business in their second dual of the South Dakota Showcase, taking down the Tigers, 51-6. Augustana notched four pins during the dual.

Ethan Cota (125), Bruce Lemon Jr. (157), Hunter Haman (174) and Aero Amo (184) each picked up pins against Dakota Wesleyan. Ben Kelvington (165) picked up his first career dual victory with a tech fall and Clayton Wahlstrom (197) earned a major decision.

125: Ethan Cota over Seth Caro (Fall 1:29)
133: Stas Sutera wins by forfeit
141: Austin Jordan over Brandon Scharmer (Inj. Default)
149: Oscar Ramirez Jr. wins by forfeit
157: Bruce Lemon Jr. over Forrest Lewis (Fall, 4:36)
165: Ben Kelvington over Alex Osborne (TF 21-0)
174: Hunter Haman over Zach Westergaard (Fall, 0:50)
184: Aero Amo over Tanner Wernsman (Fall, 0:30)
197: Clayton Wahlstrom over Nick Woslum (MD, 16-3)
285: Lane Lettau wins by forfeit

South Dakota State 49, Augustana 0
The No. 17 ranked Jackrabbits took care of the Vikings in the final dual of the South Dakota Showcase, shutting Augustana out, 49-0. Colin Ayers at 141 pounds was the only Viking to fall without giving up bonus points.

125: Connor Brown wins by forfeit
133: Tyler Pieper wins by forfeit
141: Henry Pohlmeyer over Colin Ayers (Dec. 6-2)
149: Colten Carlson over Oscar Ramirez Jr. (MD 12-1)
157: Luke Zilverberg over Bailey Neises (Fall 6:33)
165: Logan Person over Regan Bye (MD 15-2)
174: David Kocer over Lukas Poloncic (Fall 5:59)
184: Martin Mueller over Aero Amo (MD 12-2)
197: Nate Rotert over Clayton Wahlstrom (MD 15-5)
285: Alex Macki over Luke Nohns (Fall 3:56)

Next up the Vikings will host the Augustana Duals on Saturday, Dec. 9 with duals beginning at 10 a.m.

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