MINNEAPOLIS — No. 10-ranked Augsburg College will compete at the National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen Division III National Duals, presented by Hibiclens and The Marines, this weekend at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Auggie action begins on Friday at 11 a.m., as No. 8-seed Augsburg faces either No. 11-ranked Cornell (Iowa) or unranked Washington and Jefferson (Md.). Action continues on Friday and Saturday, with the championship match slated for 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Nineteen of the 24 teams in the expanded Division III field are ranked in the top 30 in the latest NWCA Division III national poll, including 12 of the top 15-ranked teams.
Since the NWCA began the Division III National Duals in 2002, the trophy has rested at either Augsburg or Wartburg (Iowa). Augsburg has won the title five times (2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010), while Wartburg has won the crown eight times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014). Augsburg has placed second at the National Duals four times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2012), placed third twice (2008, 2011), and placed fourth in 2014.
Augsburg is 41-10 in NWCA Division III National Duals competition since 2002. Augsburg also appeared in five NWCA National Duals competitions prior to the 2002 season, when the defending Division III national champion was invited to compete with Division I squads. Augsburg is 46-19 all-time in NWCA National Duals competition. In its 51 Division III National Duals meets, Augsburg has outscored its competition by a 1,459-573 margin, an average score of 28.6 to 11.2.
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