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01/19/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/19/2020 18:04

Viking Wrestling Dominates MSU Moorhead For Fifth-Straight Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The Augustana wrestling team dominated the MSU Moorhead Dragons 33-6 Sunday afternoon en route to its fifth-consecutive dual victory. The Vikings are now 5-2 on the season and 2-0 in NSIC duals.

Junior started the Vikings off with a 16-0 tech fall victory at 125 pounds. Redshirt freshman followed suit with a quick 18-3 tech fall of his own at 133 pounds to give the Vikings a 10-0 lead.

At 141 pounds, redshirt freshman and No. 11 ranked recorded four near-fall points late in the third period to earn a major decision and give the Vikings a 14-0 lead. Junior followed Burnett by pinning his opponent in the 149-pound bout, after being down 10-4. Keyes victory put Augustana up 20-0.

Redshirt freshman followed with a 7-5 win at 157 pounds before sophomore recorded a takedown just seven seconds into overtime in the 165-pound bout to balloon Augustana's advantage to 26-0.

At 174 pounds, junior and No. 8 ranked recorded a 9-4 win. Redshirt freshman recorded the last win of the day for the Vikings at 184 pounds with a 16-5 major decision.

Overall, the Vikings won eight of their 10 bouts on the day and recorded two tech falls, two major decisions and one fall.

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The Vikings host the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs on Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Elmen Center.