Augsburg 48 St. Olaf 3

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Winning nine of 10 bouts, including six by pin, the Augsburg College wrestling team claimed a 48-3 dual-meet victory over host St. Olaf College on Tuesday evening at the Skoglund Center.

Augsburg claimed eight straight victories to build a 42-0 lead, with five pins, a technical fall and a major decision among the victories.

Grant Parker (SR, Onalaska, Wis.), ranked No. 1 nationally at 157 pounds, claimed a 7-4 victory to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Sam Bennyhoff (SO, Mound, Minn./Mound-Westonka HS), ranked No. 4 nationally at 133, improved to 4-1 on the season with his third bonus-point win of the season, a 16-1, technical-fall victory.

augslogoAugsburg collected four first-period pins, including a 24-second pin by 184-pounder Owen Webster (FY, Shakopee, Minn.) and a 41-second pin by Mike Hayes (SO, Oconomowoc, Wis./Kettle Moraine HS) at 141. Victor Gliva (FY, Farmington, Minn.) improved to 4-1 with a 2:55 pin at 125, while heavyweight Ethan Hofacker (FY, Spring Valley, Wis.) improved to 3-2 with a 2:16 pin.

Two Auggies — Alex Wilson (SO, Oak Grove, Minn./St. Francis HS) at 149 and Brady McFarland (SO, Windlake, Wis./Muskego HS) at 165 — scored second-period pins, with Wilson remaining unbeaten at 5-0 and McFarland improving to 3-2. Jackson Graham (JR, Apple Valley, Minn.) improved to 4-1 on the season with a 16-8, major-decision win.

Augsburg is ranked No. 9 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll.

Against opponents from Divisions II and III, Augsburg is 304-47-1 in dual meets since the 1989-90 season. Augsburg has lost just 43 matches to non-Division I opponents since the 1995-96 season.

Against strictly NCAA Division III opponents, Augsburg is 296-46-1 since the 1979-80 season. Since the 1989-90 season, Augsburg is 221-36-1 against Division III opponents.

Against fellow Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools, Augsburg is 205-7 since the 1975-76 season.

The Oles’ lone win came at 197 pounds, with Sebastian Hyta topping Logan Hortop (SR, Faribault, Minn.) by an 8-7 decision.

Augsburg 48 St. Olaf 3
125: Victor Gliva (AUGS) over Lucas Womac (STOL) (Fall 2:55)
133: Sam Bennyhoff (AUGS) over Luke Wallace (STOL) (TF 16-1 0:00)
141: Mike Hayes (AUGS) over Calvin Ochi (STOL) (Fall 0:41)
149: Alex Wilson (AUGS) over Collin LaBrosse (STOL) (Fall 3:46)
157: Grant Parker (AUGS) over Mike Matheson (STOL) (Dec 7-4)
165: Brady McFarland (AUGS) over Bryant Ridgway (STOL) (Fall 3:25)
174: Jackson Graham (AUGS) over Benjamin Keillor (STOL) (MD 16-8)
184: Owen Webster (AUGS) over Daniel Gehrz (STOL) (Fall 0:24)
197: Sebastian Hyta (STOL) over Logan Hortop (AUGS) (Dec 8-7)
285: Ethan Hofacker (AUGS) over Troy Beaman (STOL) (Fall 2:16)

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