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Auggies take third at wrestling championships

wrestling2The Augsburg Wrestling team scored a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championships on Saturday evening at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Augsburg earned 87 team points in its third-place finish at the championship, marking the 20th straight year that Augsburg has earned a top-four finish in national competition — the longest current consecutive streak of top-four finishes of any NCAA wrestling program, regardless of division. Wartburg (Iowa) won the national title with 147 points and three national champions, while Wisconsin-La Crosse was second with 100 points and two national titlists.

Augsburg College’s Seth Flodeen (JR, Cannon Falls, Minn.) claimed an individual national title at 125 pounds.  Flodeen battled back from a 5-0 deficit in the opening minutes of the match to capture the title. Flodeen is the 43rd wrestling national champion in Augsburg program history — a record 39th in NCAA competition for Augsburg. Continue reading “Auggies take third at wrestling championships”