ASU defeats Augustana in home opener

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Winning nine of ten matches on the evening, the No. 5 Arizona State wrestling team defeated the Augustana Vikings in dominant fashion, 35-6, Friday night at Desert Financial Arena.

In a meaningful moment for the program following Veterans Day this Monday, former Green Beret and 34-year-old walk-on Roman Rozell made his debut for the Sun Devils, earning an ovation from the crowd of 1,090.

Key Notes
  • Top-ranked Zahid Valencia (184 lbs.) pinned his fourth opponent of the young season, this time defeating Augustana's Tanner Brengle in 2:10.
  • ASU notched six extra-point victories, including Z. Valencia's pin and major decisions by Josh Kramer (133), Josh Maruca (149), Josh Shields (157), Anthony Valencia (174) and Tanner Hall (HWT).
  • With the team victory, the Sun Devils move to 3-0 in duals this season.
  • The Sun Devils wrap up the weekend at home tomorrow, when they host Mckendree at 11 am MST. Fans will be able to watch via ASU Live Stream or follow along on Trackwrestling.

    125: #25 Brandon Courtney Dec Michael Suda, 9-8
    133: #12 Josh Kramer MD Jack Huffman, 11-2
    141: Navonte Demison Dec Jebben Keyes, 6-3
    149: #20 Josh Maruca MD Keaton Schorr, 15-5
    157: Dillon Ulrey Dec Jacob Tvinnereim, 9-7
    165: #6 Josh Shields MD Dylan Schuck, 12-4
    174: #11 Anthony Valencia MD Ben Kelvington, 18-6
    184: #1 Zahid Valencia Fall Tanner Brengle, 2:10
    197: Daniel Bishop Fall Roman Rozell, :57
    285: #5 Tanner Hall MD Steven Hajas, 10-0
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