SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KWSN) - Augustana wrestlers Jayd Docken and Nate Herda are ranked in the individual NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches’ Association poll released Thursday.
Docken is ranked fifth at 197 pounds and Herda earned the No. 6 ranking at 149 pounds. Both Docken and Herda qualified for the NCAA Championships that will take place March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
Docken qualified for the national championships for the second straight season after a third-place finish at the Super Region 3 Tournament last Sunday. Docken went 4-1 at the super regional to improve his season record to 21-5.
Herda earned a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s Super Region 3 Tournament to qualify for his fourth straight NCAA Championships. The senior went 3-2 at the regional tournament improving to 27-6 on the season.
Augustana had three individuals qualify for the NCAA Championships, including Docken, Herda and Sean Derry. The three will compete at the NCAA Championships on March 8-9 in Birmingham, Ala.
Courtesy: Tim Evans - Augustana Athletics