Augsburg celebrates Six Decades of Dominance

On Jan­u­ary 22, 2010, the Augs­burg Col­lege wrestling pro­gram cel­e­brat­ed “Six Decades of Dom­i­nance,” mark­ing the six­ti­eth an­niver­sary of the pro­gram’s found­ing in 1949 by Edor Nel­son and Oliv­er Dahl. Be­fore the sched­uled meet with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ne­bras­ka at Om­a­ha — the num­ber one team in Di­vi­sion II — the pro­gram held a short cel­e­bra­tion with a pre­sen­ta­tion of the wrestling team’s his­to­ry. Augs­burg — the num­ber one team in Di­vi­sion III — de­feat­ed UNO 18–12. Af­ter the meet, an­oth­er gath­er­ing was held at Sgt. Pre­ston’s bar, but I did­n’t shoot that. Con­tin­ue read­ing “Augs­burg cel­e­brates Six Decades of Dom­i­nance”

Featured Photo: January 23, 2010

No. 6 Austin Boehm (UNO) dec. Brad Baus (AUG) 13-6
Ne­bras­ka — Om­a­ha wrestler Austin Boehm at­tempts a black­flip in an ef­fort to es­cape from Augs­burg wrestler Brad Baus in the 184 pound bout in a dual meet be­tween UNO and Augs­burg in Min­neapo­lis, Minn. on Jan­u­ary 22, 2010. Boehm, the sixth-ranked wrestler in Di­vi­sion II, de­feat­ed Baus 13–6, while Augs­burg up­set the Mav­er­icks 18–12 in the bat­tle of top-ranked teams in Di­vi­sion II and III.

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Augs­burg sto­ry, fea­tur­ing one of my pho­tos.

Jayson Ness pins his way through the Auggie Open

On No­vem­ber 21, I had the priv­i­lege of shoot­ing Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta wrestler Jayson Ness pin his way through the Aug­gie-Brute-Adi­das Open at Augs­burg Col­lege in Min­neapo­lis, Minn. Ness — the sec­ond-ranked wrestler in NCAA Di­vi­sion I and three-time All-Amer­i­can — had no prob­lems with his Di­vi­sion II and III and NAIA op­po­nents.

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