Wisconsin-La Crosse 20, Augsburg 14

MINNEAPOLIS — Winning six of 10 bouts, the No. 5-ranked University of Wisconsin-La Crosse claimed a 20-14 win over No. 7-ranked Augsburg College in a wrestling dual meet on Thursday evening at Si Melby Hall.

Augsburg won the opening bout, but UW-La Crosse won four straight matches to take a 14-3 lead into the halftime break. The Eagles then won two of the final five bouts to score the match victory. The Eagles now lead the all-time series with the Auggies 7-6-1.

No. 1-ranked and defending heavyweight national champion Donny Longendyke (JR, Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS) scored a 12-3, major-decision victory over Clay Broze, his second major-decision win over Broze this season. He used five takedowns, an escape and 2:30 of riding time to claim the victory.

Augsburg AuggiesNow 31-2, Longendyke has won 21 straight matches. Of his 31 wins, 23 are bonus-point wins (18 pins, five major decisions). Longendyke is now 75-4 in his Augsburg career and 115-25 in his collegiate career. Of his 115 wins, 86 are bonus-point victories (63 pins, three technical falls, 20 major decisions).

Sam Bennyhoff (FY, Mound, Minn./Mound-Westonka HS) improved to 23-5 on the season with his 13th bonus-point victory of the season, a 12-4 major-decision win over Reid Johnson. Bennyhoff built a 6-3 lead after one period, then used two third-period takedowns and 4:22 of riding time to claim the win.

Marcus Hamer (JR, Kimball, Minn.) scored a 4-2 win over Grant Sutton in the final bout of the evening at 149 pounds. A first-period takedown and escapes in the second and third periods secured the victory for Hamer, now 23-12 on the season.

Grant Parker (JR, Onalaska, Wis.) used an escape and takedown in the second period, while riding the entire third period for a 2:55 riding time bonus point, to score a 4-0 win over Austin Schoen in the opening bout at 157. Parker is now 25-10 on the season.

FOR THE FOES
Augsburg’s James Goman (JR, Lakeville, Minn./Trinity-River Ridge HS) scored a second-period takedown of the Eagles’ top-ranked 125-pounder, Ryan Weinmann, to take a 2-1 lead, but Weinmann converted a reversal and used 1:51 of riding time to claim a 4-2 victory.

No. 4-ranked Tyler Schneider scored a 15-0, 3:42 technical-fall victory over Augsburg’s Austin Boniface (JR, Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake HS) at 174 pounds.

Derek Weinmann claimed a 10-4 win over Augsburg’s No. 10-ranked Eric Hensel (JR, Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville South HS) at 165.

Austin Cook claimed a 6-0 win over Niko Anderson (FY, Lanesboro, Minn.) at 184, Sean Ward scored an 8-4 win over Logan Hortop (JR, Faribault, Minn.) at 197, and No. 4-ranked 141-pounder Cody See scored a 4-2 win over Aaron Wilson (FY, Oak Grove, Minn./St. Francis HS).

UP NEXT
Augsburg’s varsity closes its dual-meet season next Friday (2/19) at 7 p.m., hosting Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Si Melby Hall. Augsburg’s White Team (junior varsity) competes at the Winona State Invitational on Saturday (2/13) at 9 a.m.

Wisconsin-La Crosse competes at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Sunday (2/14).

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 — Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Attendance: 264
Official: Bill Benson
RECORDS: Augsburg 11-5 overall, Wisconsin-La Crosse 15-4 overall
Action begins at 157 pounds.

No. 5 Wisconsin-La Crosse 20, No. 7 Augsburg 14
157 — Grant Parker (AUG, 25-10) dec. Austin Schoen (UWL, 8-12) 4-0 (Augsburg 3-0)
165 — Derek Weinmann (UWL, 12-8) dec. No. 10 Eric Hensel (AUG, 21-5) 10-4 (TIED 3-3)
174 — No. 4 Tyler Schneider (UWL, 20-3) tech. fall Austin Boniface (AUG, 17-14) 15-0 at 3:42 (UW-La Crosse 8-3)
184 — Austin Cook (UWL, 24-8) dec. Niko Anderson (AUG, 13-12) 6-0 (UW-La Crosse 11-3)
197 — Sean Ward (UWL, 16-8) dec. Logan Hortop (AUG, 20-18) 8-4 (UW-La Crosse 14-3)
HWT — No. 1 Donny Longendyke (AUG, 31-2) maj. dec. Clay Broze (UWL, 18-8) 12-3 (UW-La Crosse (14-7)
125 — No. 1 Ryan Weinmann (UWL, 23-4) dec. James Goman (AUG, 15-17) 4-2 (UW-La Crosse 17-7)
133 — Sam Bennyhoff (AUG, 23-5) maj. dec. Reid Johnson (UWL, 14-9) 12-4 (UW-La Crosse 17-11)
141 — No. 4 Cody See (UWL, 9-3) dec. Aaron Wilson (AUG, 13-16) 4-2 (UW-La Crosse 20-11)
149 — Marcus Hamer (AUG, 23-12) dec. Grant Sutton (UWL, 21-5) 4-2 (UW-La Crosse 20-14)

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