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North and Docken hold onto top-five rankings

Augustana College
Augustana College

EDMOND, Okla. (KWSN) - Augustana wrestlers TJ North and Jayd Docken held onto top-five rankings in their weight class in the latest NCAA Division II Rankings released on Wednesday morning.

Both North and Docken earned top-three finishes at the NCAA Super Region III Championships in Edmond this past weekend. North still holds claim to the No. 3 ranking in the 125-pound class.

The only region champion from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, North posted a 4-0 record at the regional to improve his season mark to 30-3 which includes a perfect 19-0 against Division II competitors. The Elk Point, S.D. native secured the championship with his second top-six win of the season, taking down now-No. 4 Garrett Evans of Ouachita Baptist. 

Docken ensured a return to the NCAA Championships with a third-place finish at the regional, and the Winner, S.D. native remains slotted fifth in the 197-pound rankings. At 17-3 on the season, Docken's only losses have come to the No. 2 and 3 ranked wrestlers. One of Docken's three wins this past weekend was over No. 8 Tanner Kriss of Fort Hays State. 

Augustana finished ninth at the region tournament which forced them out of the receiving votes section for the first time this year. 

North and Docken now prepare for the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio on March 14 and 15.

Courtesy: Augustana College