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    Amo (RCC) Wins Regional Title as Vikings Qualify Five for Nationals

    MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Augustana wrestling team will be sending five wrestlers to the National Championships in Birmingham, Ala. in two weeks after their impressive showing at the Super 3 Region Championships in Moorhead, Minn. on Friday and Saturday.

    The Vikings were led by Aero Amo (184) and Ben Goodwin (197) who each won their weight classes on Saturday. Also qualifying for the Vikings were Brandon Carroll (125), Tyler Nation (157) and Michael Lowman (285).

    In the team race, Augustana finished in fourth with 92.5 points. St. Cloud State was the team champ with 147 points. McKendree, Maryville, Augustana and Minnesota State rounded out the top-five.
     

     


    Session Three
    Four Vikings punches their tickets to Nationals by coming away victorious in their semifinal matches. Brandon Carroll (125), Aero Amo (184), Ben Goodwin (197) and Michael Lowman (285) each earned hard-fought, close wins to qualify for Nationals.

    Carroll, the lone true freshman in Augustana's lineup, got the Vikings rolling with a 12-11 victory over Carlos Jacquez of Lindenwood in the semifinals. Carroll avenged an earlier season loss to Jacquez and becomes the first Augustana true freshman to advance to National since 2003.

    Amo earned his second straight trip to Nationals by defeating Zeb Wahle of Maryville by a 3-2 decision in the semifinals.

    Goodwin had yet another exciting match that came down to the wire. In the semifinals, Goodwin used a last second takedown to upset No. 3 seeded Vince Dietz of St. Cloud State to advance to the finals and clinch his spot at Nationals. It will be Goodwin's first trip to Nationals.

    Lowman went to overtime to secure his spot in the finals. Lowman defeated Coltyn Pease of McKendree with a takedown in sudden victory to win the semifinals match and to earn his second career trip to Nationals.

    Tyler Nation (157) won both of his consolation matches in the session to advance to the third place match. Nation defeated Isaac Novacek of MSU Moorhead in the consolation third round and beat Zak Benitz of Upper Iowa in the consolation semifinals.
     

     


    Session Four
    The Vikings sent six to the medal round, including four finalists and placing five in the top-three.

    Aero Amo repeated as regional champ at 184 pounds by defeating Corey Abernathy of Minnesota State. Amo won by a 9-5 decision and avenged an earlier season loss to Abernathy.

    Ben Goodwin capped off his astounding regional tournament by defeating No. 1 seeded Ethan Sherertz of Maryville by a 5-4 decision on a late reversal and winnings the 197 pound bracket as a No. 7 seed. Goodwin defeated the top-three seeds en route to his title.

    Brandon Carroll (125) and Michael Lowman (285) had already locked up their positions at Nationals and went on to take runner-up finishes in their respective weight classes.

    Tyler Nation gave the Vikings their fifth qualifier after taking third place at 157 pounds. Nation came back to defeat Dylan Herman of Minnesota State by an 11-2 major decision. Nation had lost to Herman in the quarterfinals, but went on to win his final four matches to earn the third place finish.

    Lukas Poloncic finished in sixth at 174 pounds after going 2-3 during the tournament. 

    Next Up
    Next for the Vikings will be the NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. on March 10-11 to conclude the 2016-17 season.
     
    Augustana - 4th, 92.5 points
    125 - Brandon Carroll (20-11) placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Brandon Carroll (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-11 received a bye () (Bye)
        Quarterfinal - Brandon Carroll (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-11 won by fall over Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa University) 18-9 (Fall 2:21)
        Semifinal - Brandon Carroll (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-11 won by decision over Carlos Jacquez (Lindenwood University) 22-7 (Dec 12-11)
        1st Place Match - Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State University) 21-2 won by major decision over Brandon Carroll (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-11 (MD 8-0)

    133 - Brandon Charbonneau (15-15) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Naquan Hardy (McKendree University) 27-15 won in sudden victory - 1 over Brandon Charbonneau (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-15 (SV-1 6-4)
        Cons. Round 1 - Brandon Charbonneau (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-15 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Brandon Charbonneau (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-15 won by major decision over Dakota Bauer (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 16-10 (MD 9-0)
        Cons. Round 3 - Paul Selman (Minnesota State Mankato) 14-15 won by decision over Brandon Charbonneau (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-15 (Dec 10-4)

    141 - Austin Jordan (14-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Brad Irwin (University Of Central Missouri) 3-3 won in sudden victory - 1 over Austin Jordan (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 14-14 (SV-1 5-3)
        Cons. Round 1 - Austin Jordan (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 14-14 received a bye () (Bye)
        Cons. Round 2 - Louie Sanders (Minnesota State Mankato) 17-9 won by decision over Austin Jordan (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 14-14 (Dec 7-5)

    149 - Bailey Neises (11-11) place is unknown and scored 2.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Cortez Arredondo (Southwest Minnesota State University) 19-17 won in sudden victory - 1 over Bailey Neises (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-11 (SV-1 7-5)
        Cons. Round 1 - Bailey Neises (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-11 won by tech fall over Zack Schridde (University Of Central Missouri) 0-2 (TF-1.5 6:18 (18-1))
        Cons. Round 2 - Isaiah Kemper (McKendree University) 23-13 won by decision over Bailey Neises (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-11 (Dec 9-7)

    157 - Tyler Nation (20-10) placed 3rd and scored 15.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 won by major decision over Shane Sheppard (Minot State University) 0-2 (MD 11-2)
        Quarterfinal - Dylan Herman (Minnesota State Mankato) 3-2 won by fall over Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 (Fall 5:37)
        Cons. Round 2 - Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 won by fall over Cory Pych (Drury University) 0-2 (Fall 6:27)
        Cons. Round 3 - Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 won by decision over Isaac Novacek (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 16-13 (Dec 5-3)
        Cons. Semi - Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 won by decision over Zak Benitz (Upper Iowa University) 17-12 (Dec 3-2)
        3rd Place Match - Tyler Nation (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 20-10 won by major decision over Dylan Herman (Minnesota State Mankato) 3-2 (MD 11-2)

    165 - Mitch Rechtzigel (15-12) place is unknown and scored 2.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-12 won by tech fall over Brayden Kuntz (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 3-17 (TF-1.5 5:58 (21-3))
        Quarterfinal - Gabe Fogarty (St. Cloud State University) 22-8 won by fall over Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-12 (Fall 4:16)
        Cons. Round 2 - Jesse Reser (University Of Central Missouri) 4-2 won by decision over Mitch Rechtzigel (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 15-12 (Dec 8-7)

    174 - Lukas Poloncic (11-12) placed 6th and scored 6.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Lukas Poloncic (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-12 won by decision over Tyler Harrington (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 20-14 (Dec 9-6)
        Quarterfinal - Lukas Poloncic (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-12 won by decision over Tanner Olson (Northern State University) 2-2 (Dec 6-2)
        Semifinal - Clayton Jennissen (St. Cloud State University) 27-8 won in sudden victory - 1 over Lukas Poloncic (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-12 (SV-1 4-2)
        Cons. Semi - Batchuluun Zulkhuu (Lindenwood University) 4-3 won by fall over Lukas Poloncic (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-12 (Fall 0:43)
        5th Place Match - Cody Carson (University Of Central Missouri) 5-2 won by decision over Lukas Poloncic (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 11-12 (Dec 8-4)

    184 - Aero Amo (35-7) placed 1st and scored 18.50 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Aero Amo (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 35-7 won by fall over Logan Rhode (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 7-17 (Fall 2:20)
        Quarterfinal - Aero Amo (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 35-7 won by tech fall over John Oss (Drury University) 19-8 (TF-1.5 2:30 (17-0))
        Semifinal - Aero Amo (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 35-7 won by decision over Zeb Wahle (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 25-3 (Dec 3-2)
        1st Place Match - Aero Amo (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 35-7 won by decision over Corey Abernathy (Minnesota State Mankato) 22-6 (Dec 9-5)

    197 - Ben Goodwin (21-9) placed 1st and scored 16.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Ben Goodwin (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 21-9 won by major decision over Jackson Ryan (Southwest Minnesota State University) 13-12 (MD 18-5)
        Quarterfinal - Ben Goodwin (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 21-9 won by decision over Joe Gomez (Northern State University) 4-1 (Dec 8-6)
        Semifinal - Ben Goodwin (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 21-9 won by decision over Vince Dietz (St. Cloud State University) 27-5 (Dec 2-1)
        1st Place Match - Ben Goodwin (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 21-9 won by decision over Ethan Sherertz (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 24-6 (Dec 5-4)

    285 - Michael Lowman (26-9) placed 2nd and scored 15.00 team points.
        Champ. Round 1 - Michael Lowman (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 26-9 won by fall over Andrew Petersen (Southwest Minnesota State University) 4-14 (Fall 4:20)
        Quarterfinal - Michael Lowman (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 26-9 won by decision over Jacob Borgmeyer (Lindenwood University) 3-3 (Dec 4-0)
        Semifinal - Michael Lowman (Augustana University (South Dakota)) 26-9 won in sudden victory - 1 over Coltyn Pease (McKendree University) 27-12 (SV-1 3-1)
        1st Place Match - Donnell Walker (Maryville University Of Saint Louis) 23-5 won by decision over Michael Lowman(Augustana University (South Dakota)) 26-9 (Dec 12-7)

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