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    Aero Amo (Augustana/RCC) ranked third at 184 pounds by NWCA

    FAYETTE, Iowa - The Augustana wrestling team begins the 2017-18 campaign ranked in the NWCA Top-25 and has two wrestlers individually ranked to begin the season. 

    The Vikings begin the season ranked in a tie for 23rd with 17 points. McKendree ranks No. 1 in the initial poll with 85 points and seven wrestlers ranked. St. Cloud State, California Baptist, Notre Dame College and Gannon round out the top-five. 

    Senior Aero Amo is the highest ranked Viking to start the season after going 38-9 last year. Amo is ranked third at 184 pounds after taking fifth at last season’s NCAA Championships and earning All-American honors. 

    Sophomore Brandon Carroll ranks ninth at 125 pounds after going 20-13 and qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Carroll was named the Super Region 3 Freshman of the Year last year. 

    Augustana begins its season on Nov. 5 at the Daktronics Open in Brookings, S.D. beginning at 9 a.m.

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