Augsburg 35, Waldorf 9

Augsburg College Athletics – Auggies score 35-9 win over Waldorf

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning seven of the final eight bouts of the match, including six by bonus-point margins, the Augsburg College wrestling team scored a 35-9 victory over Waldorf College (Iowa) in a dual meet on Tuesday evening at Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg (1-0 overall), ranked No. 7 in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll and last year’s national runner-up, claimed three pins, a technical fall and a major decision en route to the victory in its opening dual meet of the season.

Augsburg’s Tony Valek (SR, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West), the top-ranked wrestler in Division III at 149 pounds, built an 11-0 lead before scoring a second-period pin (3:51) of Emmanuel Del Castillo (SO, Gilbert, Ariz./New Mexico Heights HS), improving to 5-0 on the season. Valek has claimed bonus-point victories in all five of his matches — four pins and one major decision.

At 197, Brad Baus (SR, Mukwonago, Wis.) improved to 3-1 on the season with a 54-second pin of Brock Binversie (SO, Whitelaw, Wis./Valders HS), his second pin of the season. At 174, Josh Kohler (SR, Monticello, Minn.) converted a second-period reversal into a pin (3:45) of Gabe Vasquez (JR, El Paso, Texas/J.M. Hanks HS).

Will Keeter (SO, Twin Falls, Idaho) improved to 4-0 on the season with a 16-1, technical-fall win at 141 over Jeff Ohnemus (SR, Greenfield, Iowa/Nodaway Valley HS), using two takedowns and five near-falls to score the second-period victory (4:51). Alex Krautkremer (SR, Jordan, Minn./Scott West) improved to 3-1 on the season with an 11-1, major-decision victory over Travis Mundt (SR, Colorado Springs, Colo./Mitchell HS).

Zach Enrico (SR, Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins HS) improved to 4-1 on the season with a 3-2, overtime victory over Jeremy Padilla (SR, Henderson, Nev./Green Valley HS). Tied at 1-1 after regulation and a scoreless first sudden-victory session, Padilla took a 2-1 lead with an escape with six seconds left in the first 30-second tiebreaker session. Enrico scored an escape with 17 seconds left in the second tiebreaker session, then gained a bonus point on a stalling call with six seconds left to gain the win.

Augsburg also scored a win by forfeit, with Chad Johnson (SO, Ferryville, Wis./De Soto HS), ranked No. 4 nationally at heavyweight, improving to 5-0 on the season.

Waldorf (0-3 overall) opened the match with two victories, as Bo Bettinson (FY, Reno, Nev.) scoring a 7-6 win over Chad Bartschenfeld (FY, Amery, Wis.) at 125, and Dillon Spates (FY, Minden, Nev./Douglas HS) scoring a 6-5 win over Boyd Suparat (JR, North Branch, Minn.). At 165, Waldorf’s Rashad Moss (SR, LaGrange, Ga./Troup County HS) scored a takedown with 44 seconds left in the first sudden-victory overtime session over Brandon Bahr (SR, Bemidji, Minn.).

In the junior varsity match, Augsburg won eight of 10 matches in a 39-6 triumph, which included an eight-second pin by Augsburg heavyweight Pat Fletcher (SR, Shelton, Neb.).

Augsburg returns to action on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., competing at the Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon Open.

Augsburg College vs. Waldorf College
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 – Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Action begins at 125 pounds.
Time of match: 1:10.
Attendance: 242.
Official: Mike Roff.

No. 7 Augsburg (Minn., 1-0) 35, Waldorf (Iowa, 0-3) 9
125 – Bo Bettinson (WAL) dec. Chad Bartschenfeld (AUG, 3-1) 7-6 (Waldorf 3-0)
133 – Dillon Spates (WAL) dec. Boyd Suparat (AUG, 3-2) 6-5 (Waldorf 6-0)
141 – Will Keeter (AUG, 4-0) tech. fall Jeff Ohnemus (WAL) 16-1 at 4:51 (Waldorf 6-5)
149 – No. 1 Tony Valek (AUG, 5-0) pinned Emmanuel Del Castillo (WAL) 3:51 (Augsburg 11-6)
157 – Zach Enrico (AUG, 4-1) dec. Jeremy Padilla (WAL) 3-2 (OT-TB2) (Augsburg 14-6)
165 – Rashad Moss (WAL) dec. Brandon Bahr (AUG, 3-2) 6-4 (OT-SV1) (Augsburg 14-9)
174 – Josh Kohler (AUG, 3-2) pinned Gabe Vasquez (WAL) 3:45 (Augsburg 20-9)
184 – Alex Krautkremer (AUG, 3-1) maj. dec. Travis Mundt (WAL) 11-1 (Augsburg 24-9)
197 – Brad Baus (AUG, 4-1) pinned Brock Binversie (WAL) 0:54 (Augsburg 30-9)
HWT – No. 4 Chad Johnson (AUG, 5-0) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 36-9)
NOTE – Augsburg deducted one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct (Augsburg 35-9)

Augsburg College JV vs. Waldorf College JV
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 – Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Action begins at 125 pounds.
Time of match: 1:08
Officials: Dan Roff.

Augsburg JV (Minn.) 39, Waldorf (Iowa) JV 6
125 – Ben Seglin (WAL) dec. Donny Rosenbloom (AUG, 3-1) 8-7 (Waldorf 3-0)
133 – Tom Kuehn (AUG, 3-2) tech. fall Cesar Rojas (WAL) 16-0 at 2:25 (Augsburg 5-3)
141 – Ryan Cook (AUG, 4-1) pinned Marcel Cook (WAL) 4:41 (Augsburg 11-3)
149 – Rashad Kennedy (AUG, 4-1) dec. Pat Baruth (WAL) 13-8 (Augsburg 14-3)
157 – Heath Boers (WAL) dec. Kurt Knutsen (AUG, 2-3) 9-3 (Augsburg 14-6)
165 – Zach Riester (AUG, 3-1) tech. fall Kenny Pero (WAL) 16-0 at 3:00 (Augsburg 19-6)
174 – Tony Castro (AUG, 4-1) dec. Cameron Childs (WAL) 10-6 (Augsburg 22-6)
184 – Matt Hechsel (AUG, 3-1) pinned Steven Delgado (WAL) 2:46 (Augsburg 28-6)
197 – Caleb Davis (AUG, 3-1) tech. fall Andrew Hartshorn (WAL) 19-2 at 5:38 (Augsburg 33-6)
HWT – Pat Fletcher (AUG, 4-1) pinned Ryan DeWitt (WAL) 0:08 (Augsburg 39-6)

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