The University of Mary was upended Saturday by Augustana 26-10 as the Vikings pushed their NSIC dual record to 6-0. The dual featured a numerous back and forth bouts, but in the end, Augie’s run of horses from 174-197 proved the difference in the dual. At those three weight classes, the Vikings scored a two technical fall and a major decision and turned a 10-9 Mary lead into an insurmountable 23-10 advantage.
The Marauders got wins from Tate Barnhardt, Jared Reis, and Phil Springsteen. Barnhardt showed his veteran savvy by grinding out a 10-2 major decision over Brayden Curry. Curry held position well throughout the first period, but Barnhardt started pouring it on as the match extended. Needing a takedown to secure the major late, Barnhardt found the legs and finished the job. The ninth ranked Bismarck, ND native now stands 23-5 on the season.
Jared Reis scored a workmanlike 5-0 decision over Augie’s Bailey Neises with a strong front headlock and punishing top wrestling that left his opponent visibly exhausted by the end of seven minutes. Reis now stands 3-1 on the season.
Phil Springsteen finished off the winning for Mary by defeating Ben Kelvington 5-2. Springsteen dominated the action, and again scored a ton of riding time, but was unable to gain a comfortable lead as he was unable to find back points in the bout. Kelvington made things interesting with a reversal in the third.
Augustana 26 University of Mary 10
February 3, 2018
Sioux Falls, SD
125: Ethan Cota (AUSD) over Nate Humann (MARY) (Dec 5-4)
133: Tate Barnhardt (MARY) over Brayden Curry (AUSD) (MD 10-2)
141: Keaten Schorr (AUSD) over Hunter Eckert (MARY) (Dec 5-3)
149: Oscar Ramirez-Hernandez Jr (AUSD) over Reed Cronin (MARY) (Dec 4-0)
157: Jared Reis (MARY) over Bailey Neises (AUSD) (Dec 5-0)
165: Phillip Springsteen (MARY) over Ben Kelvington (AUSD) (Dec 5-2)
174: Lukas Poloncic (AUSD) over Austin Eichmann (MARY) (TF 16-0 4:19)
184: Aero Amo (AUSD) over Jackson Schichel (MARY) (TF 15-0 4:20)
197: Clayton Wahlstrom (AUSD) over Emmitt Brooks (MARY) (MD 9-1)
285: Luke Nohns (AUSD) over Dominic Tudor (MARY) (Dec 6-5)
UMary 6-6 overall, 3-3 NSIC
Augustana 11-2 overall, 6-0 NSIC