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Vikings fall to 1-10 on the season

Friday evening the Augustana Wrestlers hosted University of Wisconsin-Platteville for a dual meet. The Vikings looked to snap their streak of seven consecutive losses in dual meets but were unsuccessful losing the meet by a score of 28-13. Augustana started the meet out with a forfeit loss at the 125-pound class…

Wrestling aims for two more wins

When the Augustana wrestling team left for Christmas break they had a record of 5-2 in dual meets, but since then, the Vikings have dropped to 7-5 with two meets remaining. According to senior captain Matt Sears, the Vikings’ season has been plagued by injuries that have started a domino…

Timmons talks goals for wrestling team season

The Augustana Observer sat down with junior men’s wrestling team member Trace Timmons to talk about his and the team’s goals for the season. 1. Who do you think will be your toughest opponent? “Central college because they have a lot of ranked wrestlers. We are playing them on Dec.…

Men’s wrestling season close to beginning

The Augustana wrestling team is just under a month away from their first meet, and the Vikings are ecstatic to make a change from recent years. Senior Matt Sears said this year can be a turning point for the team. “Looking at the past few years, we have struggled,” Sears…

Augustana inducts new Hall of Fame class

This past Saturday, the Augustana Athletic Department introduced the 21st class into the Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame during and after the football game. This year’s inductees included Dave Linger, who graduated in 1981, Joe Wheeler who graduated in 1985, Patti Wenig Miller who graduated in 1991, Corey Christenson who…

Panozzo discusses last wrestling season

The Observer sat down with se- nior wrestler Jimmy Panozzo to discuss his recent placing on the Viking career top 20 win list and team goals. 1. As a team, what has been your biggest accomplishment this year and why? “As a team, we have battled through many injuries and…

Bowers makes mark as team leader

Wrestling has been a major part of senior Alex Bowers’s life for eleven years. Bowers was the first person in his family to wrestle, and it was the sport he wanted to commit entirely to as soon as he encountered wrestling. “I did every sport there was,” said Bowers. “Then…

Seaman leads wrestling team

Senior John Seaman has the highest winning percentage for the wrestling team, with 14 wins and 2 losses. He has also finished third in the Concordia Open, pinning four straight opponents to place. Seaman is a rare case in wrestling, as he has only had two coaches during his career.…