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Ellsworth's Matzek leads Augsburg in regional meet

Augsburg head wrestling coach Mark Matzek. Photo by Chris Falteisek.

MINNEAPOLIS - Head Coach Mark Matzek of Ellsworth leads the No. 1 ranked Augsburg College wrestling team into the postseason this Saturday in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional at Augsburg.

The 2010 NCAA Division III Great Lakes Wrestling Regional on Saturday, Feb. 20, starting at 9 a.m. at Si Melby Hall on campus.

Wrestlers from fifteen teams from the Midwest and West will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships, which will be held March 5-6 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A total of 28 wrestlers (first and second place in each weight class, plus eight wild-cards) will qualify for the national tournament from the regional.

Fore more information on the meet, take the link to the regional wrestling website.

The Auggies closed their regular season by winning the UW-Eau Claire Invitational Feb. 6 and by beating UW-Stevens Point in a dual meet 32-3 on Feb. 12. Augsuburg finished with a 12-0 record. This is Matzek's second season as head coach.