SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Augustana returns from a week off with a full slate in the next four days. The Vikings head to Orange City, Iowa on Thursday, Dec. 5 for a triangular against Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern College. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Vikings will send wrestlers to the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open. To close the week, Augustana will renew an old rivalry with South Dakota State when the two programs will meet at the Sanford Pentagon on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.
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The Vikings have dominated the series against Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern dropping just one dual in 35 combined meetings. Augustana is a perfect 12-0 against the DWU Tigers and 22-1 in matches against the Red Raiders, dropping the first meeting in the 1976-77 season before winning the next 22 duals.
Augustana will be wrestling South Dakota State for the first time since 2004 when the two teams meet Sunday. The Vikings trail in the all-time series 35-15, but they had the last laugh when they took down the Jackrabbits 30-7 on Feb. 19, 2004. Augustana is 7-6 in 13 open tournament bouts against SDSU this season.
The Vikings will open Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference duals the following week when they face U-Mary on Dec. 12.
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