Wrestlers Come Up Short At Augustana, 25-19
The UNC wrestling squad fell to 0-3 in the North Central Conference and 1-4 overall after a 25-19 loss to Augustana on Saturday night in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The Bears and Vikings split the 10 matches but UNC had to give Augustana two forfeits.
Stafford scored a 3-1 victory over Ryan Carlson to get UNC on the scoreboard. Kingry followed with a commanding 14-6 major decision over Justin Neiber. The Bears continued to roll as Olson tallied a 3-1 triumph over Seth Webster. Deaguero finished the run of four straight UNC victories with a 3-1 win over Todd Kirkpatrick.
Augustana had earned a forfeit victory at 125 lbs. when Eric Spry failed to make weight and Tyler Haner was slowed with an injury. At 133 lbs., Jacob Ramos (ranked No. 2 in the nation) pinned UNC's Jon Nider in the first period (2:26).
McMillan then scored a forfeit victory at 197 lbs. and Augie's James Garvey tallied a forfeit victory at heavyweight to finish the scoring at the meet.
The Bears will now head to the Colorado Collegiates next weekend in Gunnison, Colo.
AC UNC 125 lbs. Aaron Graumann (AC) wins by forfeit 6 0
133 lbs. Jacob Ramos (AC) pinned Jon Nider (UNC), 2:26 12 0
141 lbs. Ronnie Stafford (UNC) def. Ryan Carlson (AC), 3-1 12 3
149 lbs. Joe Kingry (UNC) def. Justin Neiber (AC), 14-6 12 7
157 lbs. Brody Olson (UNC) def. Seth Webster (AC), 3-1 12 10
165 lbs. Jared Deaguero (UNC) def. Todd Kirkpatrick (AC), 3-1 12 13
174 lbs. Tom Meester (AC) def. Tanner Linsacum (UNC), 15-2 16 13
184 lbs. Sam Kenton (AC) def. Cole Allison (UNC), 9-3 19 13
197 lbs. Jason McMillan (UNC) wins by forfeit 19 19
HWT James Garvey (AC) wins by forfeit 25 19