SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — No. 4-seed 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 Prairie Capital Center in Springfield, Ill.
Auggie action begins on Saturday at 11 a.m., as No. 4-ranked Augsburg faces No. 26-ranked Springfield (Mass.), and will face either No. 5 Centenary (N.J.) or No. 13 Luther (Iowa) on Saturday at 3 p.m. Action will continue both Saturday and Sunday, with the Division III championship match slated for Sunday at 3 p.m.
Fourteen of the 16 teams in the Division III field are ranked in the top 30 in the latest NWCA Division III national poll, with all of the top 10-ranked teams represented in the field.
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 six times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012). Augsburg has placed second at the National Duals four times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2012) and placed third twice (2008, 2011).
Augsburg is 38-6 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 43-15 all-time in NWCA National Duals competition.
In its 44 Division III National Duals meets, Augsburg has outscored its competition by a 1,326-451 margin, an average score of 30.1 to 10.3.
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