Augsburg 19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire 15

Auggies rally for 19-15 win over Blugolds

MINNEAPOLIS — Trailing 12-3 after the opening four bouts, the No. 2-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team rallied with five wins in the last six bouts to secure a 19-15 dual-meet victory on Saturday afternoon at Si Melby Hall.

Starting the match at 165 pounds, the Auggies dropped three of their first four bouts to fall behind 12-3, with only No. 7-ranked 184-pounder Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (JR, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS) getting a victory, a 6-2 triumph over No. 15-ranked Niall Schoenfelder. Schwanebeck-Ostermann improved to 8-2 on the season with the victory.

The Auggie comeback kicked into gear when No. 3-ranked 285-pounder Tyler Kim (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) converted a third-period escape and a takedown with 33 seconds left for a 3-0 win over Jackson Schichel. Turning over to 125, Wyatt Kaczrowski (SO, Seymour, Wis./Seymour HS) built a 3-0 lead after two periods and held on for a 4-2 win over Carter Schulz to cut the Blugold lead to 12-9.

At 141, No. 6-ranked Sam Stuhl (JR, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) scored the biggest win of the day for the Auggies, claiming four takedowns, a reversal and a four-point near-fall to claim a 15-3, major-decision victory over Andrew Kested, improving to 10-1 on the season.

Younger brother Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) followed with a dramatic 2-1, tiebreaker victory over Zach Sato at 149. After a scoreless sudden-victory overtime period, Stuhl rode out Sato in the first 30-second tiebreaker, then got an escape three seconds into the second tiebreaker for the win, improving to 9-1 on the year and giving the Auggies their first lead of the day at 16-15.

No. 2-ranked 157-pounder Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) closed out the match with an 11-5 victory over Colton Sund, improving to 8-0 on the season. Trailing 2-1 after the first period, Shilson rallied with an escape, takedown and a four-point near-fall in the second period to pull away for the victory.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE
Against opponents from Divisions II and III, Augsburg is now 353-56-1 in dual meets since the 1989-90 season. Augsburg has lost just 52 matches to non-Division I opponents since the 1995-96 season. Against strictly Division III opponents, Augsburg is 339-55-1 since the 1979-80 season and 263-45-1 since 1989-90.

Augsburg is now 11-0 in the all-time series against UW-Eau Claire.

FOR THE FOES
Chase Melton had the only pin of the day, claiming a 2:51 victory over Parker Venz (SO, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) at 197 pounds.

Tristian Massie opened the match with a 10-5 win over No. 6-ranked Matt Rogge (SO, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS) at 165, and No. 8-ranked 174-pounder Jared Stricker scored a 12-6 win over Seth Goetzinger (SO, Chatfield, Minn./Chatfield HS) at 174.

No. 7-ranked 133-pounder Tyler Fleetwood scored a 4-3 win over No. 13-ranked Cade Willis (SO, Kansasville, Wis./Union Grove HS), rallying from a 2-0 deficit with a four-point near-fall in the third period for the win.

UP NEXT: Augsburg returns to action with a dual meet at No. 20-ranked Loras (Iowa) next Thursday (12/1) at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 – Si Melby Hall, Minneapolis, Minn.
Official: Brian Kelvington
Attendance: 200

No. 2 Augsburg University (1-0) 19, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (2-2) 15
165 — Tristian Massie (UWEC, 9-0) dec. No. 6 Matt Rogge (AUG, 7-3) 10-5 (UWEC 3-0)
174 — No. 8 Jared Stricker (UWEC, 9-1) dec. Seth Goetzinger (AUG, 8-1) 12-6 (UWEC 6-0)
184 — No. 7 Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (AUG, 8-2) dec. No. 15 Niall Schoenfelder (UWEC, 10-1) 6-2 (UWEC 6-3)
197 — Chase Melton (UWEC, 6-0) pinned Parker Venz (AUG, 6-3) 2:51 (UWEC 12-3)
285 — No. 3 Tyler Kim (AUG, 9-0) dec. Jackson Schichel (UWEC, 5-4) 3-0 (UWEC 12-6)
125 — Wyatt Kaczrowski (AUG, 7-3) dec. Carter Schulz (UWEC, 8-9) 4-2 (UWEC 12-9)
133 — No. 7 Tyler Fleetwood (UWEC, 11-1) dec. No. 13 Cade Willis (AUG, 5-4) 4-3 (UWEC 15-9)
141 — No. 6 Sam Stuhl (AUG, 4-0) maj. dec. Drew Kested (UWEC, 5-4) 15-3 (UWEC 15-13)
149 — Charlie Stuhl (AUG, 9-1) dec. Zach Sato (UWEC, 10-2) 2-1 (OT-TB1) (AUGSBURG 16-15)
157 — No. 2 Tyler Shilson (AUG, 8-0) dec. Colton Sund (UWEC, 9-6) 11-5 (AUGSBURG 19-15)

EXTRA MATCHES
Official: Peter Nordlie
125 — Keno Vanier (AUG, 6-3) maj. dec. Ryan Goddard (UWEC, 4-7) 14-5
141 — Brady Gross (AUG, 7-4) pinned Ty Peterson (UWEC, 5-5) 1:02
149 — Kaden Reetz (AUG, 6-3) pinned Marcus Brown (UWEC, 7-8) 3:00
149 — Cole Becker (AUG, 9-1) tech. fall Victor Perez Mesa (UWEC, 2-6) 17-2 at 4:00
165 — Blake Jagodzinske (AUG, 10-2) pinned Reid Lawrence (UWEC, 4-4) 4:00
165 — Tanner Kroells (AUG, 7-3) dec. Jon Harvey (UWEC, 10-4) 9-4
165 — Max Sokolski (AUG, 2-4) tech. fall Will Krueger (UWEC, 3-5) 17-1 at 4:50
165 — Cooper Willis (AUG, 5-2) pinned Carter Friend (UWEC, 6-6) 4:00
165 — Terry Smith (UWEC, 5-4) dec. Bowen Rothbauer (AUG, 4-4) 6-0
174 — Carter Sorenson (AUG, 4-1) maj. dec. Preston Carlisle (UWEC, 6-4) 11-3
174 — Adam Sylvester (AUG, 5-1) dec. Wesley Girardi (UWEC, 2-6) 10-3
184 — Brian Ramos (AUG, 5-1) maj. dec. Carter Melton (UWEC, 10-6) 16-8

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