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    Augustana Wrestling: No. 17 Augustana travels to Moorhead, Minn.

    • No. 17 Augustana (11-5, 4-2 NSIC) embarks on the middle leg of a three-dual road trip with a mid-week trip to face Minnesota State Moorhead on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
    • Augustana has lost just one match against the Dragons in their 14-match history and have won the last nine meetings.
    • The Vikings are coming off their first loss in six duals, a 27-12 defeat at the hands of No. 4 St. Cloud State.
    • In last Saturday's loss, Jeremiah Peterson made his season debut and took down the fourth-ranked 141 pound wrestler.
    • After a delayed start due to injury, Jayd Docken has posted a 12-1 record and owns the No. 5 ranking at 197 pounds.
    • Nine Vikings from their usual starting lineup return for next year, including seven who are sophomores or younger.
    • The Vikings are just two weeks out from the Super Region 3 Championships where Augustana hopefuls have their eyes set on punching their ticket to the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Up next
    • Augustana closes the regular season with a road dual at Upper Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
    • The Vikings will then trip to Edmond, Oklahoma for the NCAA Super Region 3 Championships beginning on Friday, Feb. 28 and concluding on Saturday, March 1.

    Taming the Dragons
    • MSU Moorhead enters Wednesday night's dual with a 6-8 overall record and a 3-3 mark in NSIC duals
    • The Dragons are coming off a 30-12 win over Minot State last Wednesday.
    • Prior to MSUM's win, the Dragons lost their previous three NSIC duals and four total.
    • Three MSUM wrestlers are ranked in the top five of the NSIC with a pair of Dragons slotted third in their weight class.
    • Blake Bosch is ranked third in the NSIC at125 pounds and owns a team-best 16-9 record on the season.
    • At 174 pounds, Conner Monk is rated third in the NSIC and enters Wednesday's match with a 9-10 record.
    • Garret Hoffner is the fifth-ranked 149-pound wrestler in the NSIC with an 11-10 record.
    • Matthew Lewellen has the most wins of any attached Dragon wrestler with 23, but has lost his last four dual matches.
    • Series:Augustana leads the all-time series with MSU Moorhead at 13-1
    • The Vikings won the first meeting 53-1 during the 1978-79 season.
    • In conference matches, the Vikings are 4-0 with one of those victories coming on the road.
    • In duals hosted by MSU Moorhead, Augustana owns a 4-1 record.
    • Augustana is on a nine-match winning streak over the Dragons after losing the 1998 match.
    • Augustana took last year's dual by a dominating 39-3 margin after three bonus-point wins and a pair of forfeits.

    Bonus-point losses plague Viking upset bid
    • Augustana won four bouts to No. 4 St. Cloud State, but lost 27-12
    • Two pins and a tech fall paved the way for the Huskies to win by 15
    • TJ North, Sean Derry, and Jayd Docken all won by decision, with Derry by the largest margin, 7-3 at 184 pounds.
    • In his first match of the year, Jeremiah Peterson won a 8-7 decision over No. 4 Matt Nelson at 141 pounds.
    • Shawn Hatlestad lost a narrow 4-2 decision at 149 pounds.
    • Drake Fanslau suffered a 6-0 decision loss, but held his own against the No. 2 174-pound wrestler in the NSIC.
    • The Vikings' five-dual winning streak was snapped and the Huskies improved their streak to 11 with the win.
    • The loss was Augustana's second of the conference season and fifth overall.

    Book of Jeremiah
    • Making his debut for the 2013-14 season, Jeremiah Peterson certainly wasted no time getting back to work.
    • Peterson, who wrestled at 133 pounds last season, jumped up to 141 pounds and took down the No. 4 ranked wrestler.
    • With an 8-7 win, Peterson made his return known nationwide, toppling the fourth-ranked 141-pounder, Matt Nelson.
    • Peterson was held out of competition at the start of the season due to injury before making his debut on Friday.
    • Peterson opened the season as the third-ranked 133-pound wrestler in the NSIC.
    • A junior from Canton, S.D., Peterson posted a 15-12 overall record in 2013, 8-7 against Division II opponents.
    • As a redshirt freshman, Peterson finished the season with a 10-4 record with two NSIC dual wins.

    Docken doing work
    • In the 2013-14, junior Jayd Docken has put up a 12-1 record after starting the season injured.
    • Making his debut against Northwestern (Iowa), Docken opened the season with seven straight wins.
    • Docken opened the season ranked No. 5 at 197 pounds then moved up to No. 4 for a week before suffering his first loss of the year at the Ranger Duals on Jan. 18.
    • Against then-No. 15 McKendree, Docken lost a 3-2 decision to current No. 4 Julian Smith.
    • Since his lone defeat, Docken has reeled off five consecutive wins, but faces  tough task in the season finale.
    • Docken will be pitted against Upper Iowa's Carl Broghammer who is ranked second in the nation at 197 pounds.
    • In their only matchup, Broghammer defeated Docken by a 9-1 major decision.

    Youth group growing up
    • Augustana's lineup features three sophomores and four freshmen that are vital to the Vikings' success this year.
    • Soph. TJ North has put together a stellar season with a record of 24-3 and has risen to the No. 4 ranking at 125 pounds.
    • Redshirt freshmen Morgan Engbrecht has filled in admirably at 133 pounds with a 15-10 record and despite a revolving door at 174 pounds, Drake Fanslau owns a 14-13 record showing well against ranked opponents.
    • Redshirt freshman Michael Lowman has become a tall task, literally and figuratively, in the NSIC at 285 pounds.
    • Jacob Anderson (RFr) owns a 20-8 record and broke the Augustana record for reversals scored with 17 on the season.
    • In arguably the toughest weight class in the NSIC, Shawn Hatlestad owns a 15-8 record this season at 149 pounds.

    Augustana debuts in NCAA poll at 17th, North and Docken remain top-five
    • Augustana broke into the NCAA Division II Wrestling poll top 20 after three consecutive releases of receiving votes but not enough points to earn a top-20 spot.
    • The Vikings earned 26 points, tying them at No. 17 with Ashland (Ohio) while Notre Dame (Ohio) remained No. 1.
    • TJ North moved up one spot to No. 4 at 125 pounds after he took down previous No. 1 Alex Johns of Indianapolis.
    • Suffering his first loss of the year, Jayd Docken dropped one spot to fifth after losing to now-No. 4 Julian Smith.
    • Despite a 24-3 record, 12-0 against D2 competition, Sean Derry dropped out of the 184-pound rankings.

    Vikings hit double-digit wins for fifth straight year
    • Augustana's 30-10 win over Minnesota State on Jan. 25 the Vikings reached 10 wins for the fifth straight season.
    • Under head coach Jason Reitmeier, the Vikings have reached double-digit wins seven times now.
    • Augustana has twice reached 14 wins under Reitemeier, posting 14-2 records in both 2004-05 and 2010-11.

    The coach
    • Jason Reitmeier is in his 11th season as the head coach of the Augustana wrestling program.
    • Reitmeier owns a career record of 116-57 in dual meets (40-22 in conference duals) which ranks second at Augustana
    • Reitimeier's winning percentage of .671 is the second-highest in Augustana history and his conference percentage is first.
    • Reitmeier has coached two conference championship teams, two region championship teams and led seven teams to top-10 finishes at the NCAA Tournament while coaching 43 All-Americans at Augustana
    • Assisting Reitmeier is two-time Augustana national champion Tom Meester and Nate Buys.
    • Both in their second year, former Augustana standouts Chism Fink and Gavin Nelson are graduate assistants.
    • Mike Long, Al Meger, Brent Henriksen, and Cody Henriksen all volunteer on the Viking staff.

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