The third-ranked team in the nation dominated the Northern State wrestlers in Sioux Falls Sunday.
Augustana College (12-2, 4-1 NSIC) won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference dual 31-4 over the Wolves (3-7, 0-4). Augustana hasn't lost a home NSIC dual in the Elmen Center since Feb. 6, 2009, when St. Cloud State topped the Vikings 17-16.
It wasn't a good day for Northern State wrestling, Northern coach Pat Timm said. The score pretty much says it all. It just shows that we have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time.
One of the only bright spots for NSU was at heavyweight where defending national champion Matt Meuleners got a major decision over Taylor Harris 13-1. That was the only scoring the Wolves would do.
Matt is still doing everything he needs to do to improve every day, Timm said. He is the one person who has been consistent.
Neil Sell also wrestled well for the Wolves at 157, losing 6-3 to the third ranked wrestler in the nation, Marcus Edgington. Neil did a good job, and I am excited about he has been wrestling, Timm said.
Northern State will return home for a pair of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals this week at Wachs Arena in Aberdeen. The Wolves will host Mankato at 7 p.m. Thursday and Moorhead at 7 p.m. Friday. Thursday night will be cancer awareness night in honor of Bob Courtney, a long-time, well-known and popular member of the NSU family who died on April 20, 2010, following a two-year battle with colon cancer. Friday will be senior and parents' night.
125 - Cody Lensing, AC, def. Anthony Bruno, 5-0.
133 - Jason Jeremiason, AC, pinned Ian Muirhead, 4:41.
141 - Jeremiah Peterson, AC, def. Terrance Fox, 8-4.
149 - Nate Herda, AC, def. Gavin Larsen, 14-5.
157 - Marcus Edgington def. Neil Sell, 6-3.
165 - Matt Morris, AC, def. Blake Lundgren, 7-2.
174 - Carl Serck, AC, def. Donnie Bowden, 8-1.
184 - Jayd Docken, AC, def. Chad Gibson, 3-1.
197 - Sean Derry, AC, def. Baker Haar, 12-6.
Hwt. - Matt Meuleners, N, def. Taylor Harris, 13-1.