Augsburg 26, Concordia 12

MINNEAPOLIS — The No. 6-ranked Augsburg College wrestling team claimed a 26-12 upset victory over No. 3 Concordia-Moorhead in dual meet action on Friday night at Si Melby Hall. With the win, the Auggies move to 8-3 on the season while the Cobbers fall to 10-5.

Augsburg AuggiesAugsburg (8-3 overall), ranked No. 6 in the latest NWCA Division III national poll, claimed a convincing 26-12 victory over No. 3 ranked Concordia-College Moorhead.

Defending 125-pound national champion Mike Fuenffinger (SR, Hibbing, Minn.), ranked No. 1 nationally in the Division III national rankings at 125, earned a key 8-0 major decision to start the match for the Auggies. Fuenffinger scored a crucial nearfall in the final 20 seconds to seal the major decision.

No, 9-ranked Chad Bartschenfeld (SR, Amery, Wis.) improved to 19-7 on the season at 133 pounds a convincing 7-3 victory.

No. 10-ranked Will Keeter (SR, Twin Falls, Idaho) picked up a key victory for the Auggies at 149 pounds with an overtime sudden victory decision over Yonas Gebreab.

The Cobbers picked up decisions at 141 and 157 and a pin at 165.

Eric Hensel (JR, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South HS) scored a key victory for the Auggies at 174 upsetting No. 7-ranked Sebastian Gardner with a 12-10 decision.

Tommy Teigen (SR, Ham Lake, Minn./Meadow Creek Christian HS) picked up the big pin of the night, claiming a fall over Brandon Larson in 4:08.

No. 7-ranked 197-pounder Matt Hechsel (SR, Apple Valley, Minn.) also went 3-2 on the weekend with two major decisions, moving to 16-5 on the year.

No. 7-ranked heavyweight Donny Longendyke (SO, Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS) claimed a 3-1 overtime sudden victory decision over Justice Davis. With the win, Longendyke moves to 27-2 on the season.

Augsburg returns to action on Sunday (1/25) when it hosts St. Olaf College in a dual at Si Melby Hall. Concordia returns to action on Wednesday (1/28) when it travels to take on Dickinson State.

No. 6 Augsburg (8-3) 26, No.3 Concordia (10-5) 12
125 — No. 1 Mike Fuenffinger (AUG, 21-1) maj. dec. Jakob Stageberg (CON, 21-10) 8-0 (Augsburg 4-0)
133 — No. 9 Chad Bartschenfeld (AUG, 19-7) dec. Will McCarthy (CON, 13-11) 7-3 (Augsburg 7-0)
141 — No. 5 Jacoby Bergeron (CON) dec. Marcus Hamer (AUG, 16-9) 2-0 (Augsburg 7-3)
149 — No. 10 Will Keeter (AUG, 21-8) dec. Yonas Gebreab (CON, 14-17) 4-2 OT-SV1 (Augsburg 10-3)
157 — Ben Cousins (CON, 15-18) dec. Gable Frandsen (AUG, 9-6) 3-1 OT-SV1 (Augsburg 10-6)
165 — No. 3 Jake Krogstad (CON, 14-8) pinned Austin Boniface (AUG, 7-4) 4:40 (Concordia 12-10)
174 — Eric Hensel (AUG, 14-5) dec.No. 7 Sebastian Gardner 12-10 (Augsburg, 13-12)
184 — Tommy Teigen (AUG, 16-7) pinned Brandon Larson (CON, 9-4) 4:08 (Augsburg 19-12)
197 — No. 7 Matt Hechsel (AUG, 19-7) maj. dec. Danny Pike (CON, 3-7) 8-0 (Augsburg 23-12)
HWT — No. 7 Donny Longendyke (AUG, 22-2) dec. Justice Davis (CON, 21-8) 3-1 OT-SV (Augsburg 26-12)

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