Augsburg 26 Southwest Minnesota State 12

Auggies top Mustangs 26-12

MINNEAPOLIS — Claiming victories in six out of 10 bouts, including two pins and a technical fall, the No. 4-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed a 26-12 dual meet victory over NCAA Division II opponent Southwest Minnesota State University.

At 125 pounds, Augsburg’s Justin Stauffacher (FY, Belle Plaine, Minn./Scott West) used a big four-point nearfall in the third period to post a 6-4 decision and improve his record to 7-2 on the season.

At 133 pounds, No. 2 ranked Victor Gliva (SR, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) improved to 8-0 on the season claiming a second-period technical fall. He scored two 4-point nearfalls in the first period in addition to three takedowns and a 2 point nearfall.

At 149, No. 8-ranked Aaron Wilson (SR, Oak Grove, Minn./St. Francis HS) improved to 9-0 with a 1:45 fall over Robert Shields.

Top-ranked Ryan Epps (SR, Cannon Falls, Minn./Cannon Falls HS) claimed a 4:51 fall over Kevin Bostwick for the Auggies second pin of the night.

At 174, Nick Rogge (SO, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS) remained undefeated on the season, posting a 13-7 decision over Hayden Voxland. Rogge used a takedown, 4-point nearfall and a stalling call on Voxland to build a 5-0 first period lead and was able to add two takedowns in the second period.

At 184, No. 2-ranked Tanner Vassar (SR, Maple Lake, Minn./Maple Lake HS) scored a takedown in the first period and added a reversal and 2-point nearfall in the second. He was able to ride out his opponent in the third period to get the riding time point and post a 9-2 decision.

Against opponents from Divisions II and III, Augsburg is now 340-52-1 in dual meets since the 1989-90 season. Augsburg has lost just 48 matches to non-Division I opponents since the 1995-96 season.

Augsburg returns to action on Dec. 29-30 at traveling to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to take part in the Citrus Invitational. Southwest Minnesota State will return to action on Friday, Jan. 10, facing Northern State at 7 p.m. at home.

LOCATION: Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis
RECORDS: Augsburg 2-0 overall, Southwest 0-3

Augsburg 26 Southwest Minnesota State 12
125 — Justin Stauffacher (AUG, 7-2) dec. over Willie Meine (SW, 3-3) 6-4 (Augsburg 3-0)
133 — No. 2 (125) Victor Gliva (AUG, 9-0) tech. fall over Hunter Pfantz (SW, 11-7) 16-1 (Augsburg 8-0)
141 — Justin Sampson (SW, 8-6) dec. over Adam Mickelson (AUG, 5-4) 5-4 (Augsburg 8-3)
149 — No. 8 Aaron Wilson (AUG, 9-0) fall Robert Shields (SW, 17-7) 1:45 (Augsburg 14-3)
157 — Nathan Moore (SW, 6-9) dec. Jack Vaselaar (AUG, 5-4) 6-1 (Augsburg 14-6)
165 — No. 1 Ryan Epps (AUG, 9-0) fall Kevin Bostwick (SW, 10-10) 4:51 (Augsburg 20-6)
174 — Nick Rogge (AUG, 7-0) dec. Hayden Voxland (SW, 11-8) 13-7 (Augsburg 23-6)
184 — No. 2 Tanner Vassar (AUG, 9-0) dec. Cole Hennen (SW, 10-6) 9-2 (Augsburg 26-6)
197 — Jackson Ryan (SW, 12-5) dec. Jonathan Zarnke (AUG, 2-4) 5-2 (Augsburg 26-9)
HWT — Andrew Petersen (SW, 9-5) dec. Tyler Kim (AUG, 6-2) 4-3 (Augsburg 26-12)

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