Augsburg 49, Saint Olaf 6

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning nine of 10 bouts, including three by bonus-point margins, No. 5-ranked Augsburg College scored a 49-6 triumph over St. Olaf College in a wrestling dual meet on Friday evening at Minneapolis.

Augsburg, ranked No. 5 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll, collected two pins and a major decision in route to the victory over the Oles.

Augsburg AuggiesAfter collecting forfeits at 125, 133, and 141, Augsburg’s No. 10-ranked Will Keeter (SR, Twin Falls, Idaho), scored his third pin of the season with a fall over William Collins (FY, Glen Ellyn, Ill.) in 1:45. With the win, Keeter moves to 23-9 overall on the season.

Kurt Knutsen (SR, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) picked up his ninth win of the season at 165 pounds with a 9-2 decision over Seth Barkosky (JR, Amboy, Minn.).

Augsburg’s Tyrell Martin (SR, Ham Lake, Minn.) claimed a 17-8 major decision over Hugh Ellerman (JR, Eldorado Hills, Calif.) at 174 pounds.

In the final three bouts, Tommy Teigen (SR, Ham Lake, Minn., 184) and Donny Longendyke (SO, Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS, heavyweight) both claimed wins by forfeit, while Logan Hortop (SO, Faribault, Minn.) claimed a fall over Robert Caulfield (SR, B.C., Canada) in 3:47 in action at 197 pounds.

St. Olaf’s Carl Elmer (SR, Farmington, Minn.) picked up the lone victory of the night for the Oles, claiming a fall over Gable Frandsen (FY, Ellsworth, Wis.) in 5:32 at 157.

Augsburg (10-3 overall) takes on Wartburg College on Thursday (2/5) at 7:30 p.m. in the “Battle of the ‘Burgs” at Si Melby Hall. St. Olaf (1-4 overall) returns to action on Saturday (2/7) when the Oles travel to Eau Claire, Wis. to take part in the Blugold Open.

Time of match: 0:42
Attendance: 104
Official: Bryan Kelvington

No. 5 Augsburg 49, Saint Olaf 6
125 – No. 1 Mike Fuenffinger (AUG, 23-1) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 6-0)
133 – No. 9 Chad Bartschenfeld (AUG, 20-7) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 12-0)
141 – Marcus Hamer (AUG, 22-13) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 18-0)
149 – No. 10 Will Keeter (AUG, 23-8) pinned William Collins (STO, 5-9) 1:45 (Augsburg 24-0)
157 – Carl Elmer (STO, 15-4) pinned Gable Frandsen (AUG, 10-7) 5:32 (Augsburg 24-6)
165 – Kurt Knutsen (AUG, 9-12) dec. Seth Barkosky (SJU, 2-10) 9-2 (Augsburg 27-6)
174 – Tyrell Martin (AUG, 9-3) maj. dec. Hugh Ellerman (STO, 4-8) 17-8 (Augsburg 31-6)
184 – Tommy Teigen (AUG, 18-7) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 37-6)
197 – Logan Hortop (AUG, 6-10) pinned Robert Caulfield (STO, 5-13) 3:47 (Augsburg 43-6)
HWT – No. 7 Donny Longendyke (AUG, 28-2) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 49-6)

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