Augsburg 30, Southwest Minnesota State 14

MARSHALL, Minn. — Winning seven of 10 bouts, the No.11-ranked Augsburg College wrestling team scored a 30-14 victory over Southwest Minnesota State University in a dual meet on Thursday evening at the SMSU PE Gym.

Augsburg AuggiesAugsburg, ranked No. 11 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll, collected wins in its first four bouts to build a 15-0 advantage over Division II Southwest Minnesota State. Five of Augsburg’s seven wins were bonus-point victories.

Matt Hechsel (SR, Apple Valley, Minn.), ranked No. 10 nationally at 197 pounds, and 165-pounder Austin Boniface (SO, Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake HS) claimed wins by pin for the Auggies. Hechsel improved to 6-2 with his fourth pin of the season, while Boniface improved to 6-2 with his first pin of the year.

Defending 125-pound national champion Mike Fuenffinger (SR, Hibbing, Minn.), ranked No. 1 nationally, improved to 7-1 on the season with a 14-3, major-decision win. Six of his seven wins are by bonus-point margins — two major decisions, three technical falls and a pin.

Will Keeter (SR, Twin Falls, Idaho), ranked No. 10 nationally at 149, scored a 12-3, major-decision win to improve to 6-2 on the season.

Marcus Hamer (SO, Kimball, Minn.) claimed an 11-1, major-decision win to improve to 6-2 on the year.

Tommy Teigen (SR, Ham Lake, Minn./Meadow Creek Christian HS) improved to 7-1 on the season with an 8-4 win at 184.

Chad Bartschenfeld (SR, Amery, Wis.) moved to 5-3 on the season with a 9-4 win at 133.

RECORDS: Augsburg 3-1, Southwest Minnesota State 3-2

FOR THE FOES
Southwest Minnesota’s two nationally-ranked wrestlers scored bonus-point wins, with a 15-0 technical fall from No. 3-ranked Jacob Begin at 174 and a first-period pin from No. 4-ranked heavyweight Cole Wilson.

Patrick Kelley had the other win for the Mustangs with a 6-2 victory at 157.

UP NEXT
Augsburg competes at the St. Cloud State Husky Open on Saturday (12/13) at 9 a.m.

No. 11 (D-III) Augsburg (3-1) 30, Southwest Minnesota State (D-II, 3-2) 14
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 — Marshall, Minn.
125 — No. 1 Mike Fuenffinger (AUG, 7-1) maj. dec. Taylor Curtis (SMSU, 4-7) 14-3 (Augsburg 4-0)
133 — Chad Bartschenfeld (AUG, 5-3) dec. Anthony Luft (SMSU, 7-4) 9-4 (Augsburg 7-0)
141 — Marcus Hamer (AUG, 6-2) maj. dec. Landyn VanOverbeke (SMSU, 2-3) 11-1 (Augsburg 11-0)
149 — No. 10 Will Keeter (AUG, 6-2) maj. dec. John Weding (SMSU, 3-8) 12-3 (Augsburg 15-0)
157 — Patrick Kelley (SMSU, 11-5) dec. Gable Frandsen (AUG, 5-3) 6-2 (Augsburg 15-3)
165 — Austin Boniface (AUG, 6-2) pinned Colton Vekved (SMSU, 6-8) 4:33 (Augsburg 21-3)
174 — No. 3 Jacob Begin (SMSU, 14-1) tech. fall Eric Hensel (AUG, 6-2) 15-0 at 5:30 (Augsburg 21-8)
184 — Tommy Teigen (AUG, 7-1) dec. Broderck Goens (SMSU, 9-5) 8-4 (Augsburg 24-8)
197 — No. 10 Matt Hechsel (AUG, 6-2) pinned Tristan Ezell (SMSU, 7-6) 5:36 (Augsburg 30-8)
HWT — No. 4 Cole Wilson (SMSU, 17-2) pinned Jordan Reisinger (AUG, 4-3) 2:07 (Augsburg 30-14)

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