Augsburg 36 Waldorf 12

Auggies pin way to win over Waldorf

MINNEAPOLIS — With five of its seven victories by pin, the Augsburg College wrestling team dominated in a 36-12 victory over Waldorf College (Iowa) in a dual meet on Tuesday evening at Augsburg’s Si Melby Hall.

The Auggies, defending NCAA Division III national champions and current No. 3-ranked team in the Division III national polls, improved to 5-2 with the dual-meet win. Waldorf, ranked No. 16 in the NAIA national poll, is now 1-8 in dual meets. It was the first dual meet ever between the two schools.

Augsburg claimed three first-period pins and two second-period pins in the victory, while one of Waldorf’s three victories came by pin.

Augsburg’s Zach Molitor (SR, Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS), ranked No. 2 nationally at 174 pounds, converted an early takedown into a 52-second pin of Gabe Vasquez (SO, El Paso, Texas) in the quickest match-ender of the night. Brad Baus (JR, Mukwonago, Wis.), ranked No. 6 at 184, followed Molitor’s pin with a 1:16 pin of Josh Ellingwood (FY, Plainfield, Ill.).

Augsburg also claimed back-to-back-to-back pins early in the match, as Boyd Suparat (SO, North Branch, Minn.) built a 14-3, second-period lead before claiming a 3:41 pin of Jeff Ohnemus (JR, Nodaway Valley, Iowa) at 133, and No. 10-ranked Cody Hansen (SO, Albert Lea, Minn.) built a 12-1 lead at 141 before scoring a 3:22 pin of Ben Seglin (SO, Las Vegas, Nev.). No. 3-ranked Tony Valek (JR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West) improved to 21-2 on the season with a 1:36 pin of Bryce Robbins (FY, Tucson, Ariz.) at 149 pounds.

In the only meeting of ranked wrestlers on the night, Augsburg’s No. 3-ranked Jared Massey (SR, Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial HS) improved to 6-0 on the season, using an early takedown and a second-period escape to score a 3-2 win over Waldorf’s No. 6-ranked Jeff Roman (SR, Miami, Fla.) at 197.

In the final match of the evening, heavyweight Chad Johnson (FY, Ferryville, Wis./De Soto HS) improved to 13-7 on the year, taking advantage of two takedowns and 2:51 of riding time to score a 6-0 win over Waldorf’s Jacob Combs (JR, Whittemore, Iowa).

Waldorf’s Venel Rene (SR, Miami, Fla.), ranked No. 11 at 125, scored a 3:28 pin of Augsburg’s Jesse Hylton (SO, Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial HS). Jeremy Padilla (JR, Henderson, Nev.) claimed a 6-3 win over Augsburg’s Jon Priess (SO, Waconia, Minn.) at 157, and the Warriors’ No. 7-ranked Rashad Moss (JR, LaGrange, Ga.) collected a 5-3 win over Justin Bowland (FY, Foley, Minn.) at 165.

Augsburg returns to action on Thursday (1/20) night at 7 p.m. with a dual meet at Nebraska-Omaha, the defending NCAA Division II national champions and top-ranked team in the Division II national poll.

No. 3 (NCAA Div. III) Augsburg (Minn., 5-2) 36, No. 16 (NAIA) Waldorf (1-8) 12
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Action begins at 125 pounds. Time of match: 1:03. Attendance: 141.
Official: Tim Shiels.

125 – No. 11 Venel Rene (WAL) pinned Jesse Hylton (AUG, 4-7) 3:28 (Waldorf 6-0).
133 — Boyd Suparat (AUG, 15-8) pinned Jeff Ohnemus (WAL) 3:41 (TIED 6-6).
141 – No. 10 Cody Hansen (AUG, 15-5) pinned Ben Seglin (WAL) 3:22 (Augsburg 12-6)
149 – No. 3 Tony Valek (AUG, 21-2) pinned Bryce Robbins (WAL) 1:36 (Augsburg 18-6).
157 — Jeremy Padilla (WAL) dec. Jon Priess (AUG, 12-13) 6-3 (Augsburg 18-9).
165 — No. 7 Rashad Moss (WAL) dec. Justin Bowland (AUG, 9-12) 5-3 (Augsburg 18-12).
174 – No. 2 Zach Molitor (AUG, 12-1) pinned Gabe Vasquez (WAL) 0:52 (Augsburg 24-12).
184 – No. 6 Brad Baus (AUG, 20-4) pinned Josh Ellingwood (WAL) 1:16 (Augsburg 30-12).
197 – No. 3 Jared Massey (AUG, 6-0) dec. No. 6 Jeff Roman (WAL) 3-2 (Augsburg 33-12).
HWT – Chad Johnson (AUG, 13-7) dec. Jacob Combs (WAL) 6-0 (Augsburg 36-12).

Augsburg JV 57, Waldorf JV 0
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Action begins at 125 pounds. Time of match: 0:29.
Official: Dan Roff.

125 – Ky Olsen (AUG, 5-8) maj. dec. Lino Lopez (WAL) 8-0 (Augsburg 4-0).
133 — Mike Orange (AUG, 14-10) tech. fall Daris Leopaul (WAL) 17-2 at 7:00 (Augsburg 9-0).
141 – Ryan Cook (AUG, 7-9) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 15-0).
149 – Will Keeter (AUG, 15-9) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 21-0).
157 — Tommy Teigen (AUG, 7-1) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 27-0).
165 — Tony Castro (AUG, 8-8) pinned Rob Copeland (WAL) 0:48 (Augsburg 33-0).
174 – Brandon Bahr (AUG, 20-9) pinned Brock Binversie (WAL) 2:44 (Augsburg 39-0).
184 – Spencer Flodeen (AUG, 1-2) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 45-0).
197 – Alex Krautkremer (AUG, 3-6) vs. Andrew Hartshorn (WAL) 1:57 (Augsburg 51-0).
HWT – Niko Bogojevic (AUG 21-5) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 57-0).