Augsburg 48, St. Olaf 6

Auggies win first dual of year, 48-6 over Oles

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning six of the seven bouts wrestled with four pins, the Augsburg College wrestling team won its first dual meet of the season, a 48-6 decision over St. Olaf College on Tuesday evening at Si Melby Hall.

In a match that lasted just 39 minutes, Augsburg claimed four pins and two decisions to score the victory over the Oles.

Augsburg AuggiesAll four Augsburg pins were first-period match-enders. James Goman (JR, Lakeville, Minn./Trinity-River Ridge HS) scored a 1:01 pin at 125 pounds and No. 3-ranked 165-pounder Eric Hensel (JR, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South HS) scored a 2:48 pin. Sebastian Larson (SO, River Falls, Wis.) improved to 4-1 on the season with a 1:28 pin at 184 pounds. Goman is now 2-2 on the season, while Hensel picked up a pin in his first bout of the year. Hensel now has 27 pins in his college career (15 at Augsburg).

Top-ranked heavyweight Donny Longendyke (JR, Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS) claimed a 1:31 pin of St. Olaf’s Zachary Gibson, the No. 10-ranked heavyweight nationally, in the lone meeting of ranked wrestlers on the evening. Longendyke is now 5-0 on the season, picking up his fourth pin of the season and 49th of his college career (26 at Augsburg). Longendyke is now 89-23 in his collegiate career (49-2 at Augsburg).

Bryce Zdanovec (SO, Little Chute, Wis.) used four takedowns and 1:08 riding time to score a 12-6 win over Bryant Ridgeway at 149 pounds, improving to 3-1 on the season.

At 157, Grant Parker (JR, Onalaska, Wis.) improved to 4-1 on the season with a 5-1 win over Sameh Almousa.

Augsburg also took advantage of three forfeits in the victory.

St. Olaf’s lone win came from 174-pounder Garrett Beaman, who scored a 4:59 pin of Augsburg’s Ronny Ponick. Beaman is now 15-2 on the season.

Augsburg competes at the Wisconsin-La Crosse Duals on Dec. 5, with matches against Loras (Iowa), Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Cornell (Iowa).

St. Olaf competes at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.) Invitational on Dec. 5.

No. 10 Augsburg (1-0) 48, St. Olaf (0-3) 6
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 at Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Action begins at 125 pounds. Time of match: 0:39.
Attendance: 105. Official: Dan Roff.

Augsburg 48, St. Olaf 6
125 – James Goman (AUG, 2-2) pinned Guillermo Gorrin (STO, 0-2) 1:01 (Augsburg 6-0)
133 – Sam Bennyhoff (AUG, 4-0) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 12-0)
141 – Aaron Wilson (AUG, 4-1) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 18-0)
149 – Bryce Zdanovec (AUG, 3-1) dec. Bryant Ridgeway (STO, 4-8) 12-6 (Augsburg 21-0)
157 – Grant Parker (AUG, 4-1) dec. Sameh Almousa (STO, 3-6) 5-1 (Augsburg 24-0)
165 – No. 3 Eric Hensel (AUG, 1-0) pinned Seth Barkosky (STO, 0-4) 2:47 (Augsburg 30-0)
174 – Garrett Beaman (STO, 15-2) pinned Ronny Ponick (AUG, 3-2) 4:59 (Augsburg 30-6)
184 – Sebastian Larson (AUG, 4-1) pinned Mitchell Kaiser (STO, 0-8) 1:28 (Augsburg 36-6)
197 – Logan Hortop (AUG, 2-2) wins by forfeit (Augsburg 42-6)
Hwt – No. 1 Donny Longendyke (AUG, 5-0) pinned No. 10 Zachary Gibson (STO, 8-4) 1:31 (Augsburg 48-6)

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