MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Winning eight of the 10 weight-class titles in a dominant effort, the No. 2-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed the team championship at the Milwaukee School of Engineering Invitational, held on Saturday.
Nineteen Auggies competed at the 18-team meet, winning eight weight-class titles. All but one Auggie finished in the top five in their weight classes, as the Auggies scored 174.0 team points, outdistancing second-place Wisconsin-Platteville’s 102.5 points. The 19 Auggies combined for an 86-20 record, including 22 pins, 12 technical falls and 12 major decisions.
No. 2-ranked 157-pounder Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) continued his unbeaten run, improving to 14-0 on the year with five bonus-point wins — four technical falls and one pin — to easily claim his weight class. He outscored his opponents by an 81-2 margin in his five matches. Of Shilson’s 14 wins this season, 11 are of the bonus-point variety — nine technical falls and two pins.
No. 3-ranked 285-pounder Tyler Kim (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) also had a dominant day, going 4-0 with two pins and a major decision to improve to 14-0 on the year in winning his weight class. Kim claimed a 5-1 win over No. 14-ranked Brett Schoenherr of UW-Platteville in the semifinals, then scored a 5:13 pin of Daldon Sell of Concordia-Wisconsin in the finals. Kim now has seven pins and a major decision among his 14 victories.
No. 6-ranked 141-pounder Sam Stuhl (JR, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) won his weight class with four bonus-point victories — two third-period technical falls and two sub-minute pins, to improve to 15-1 on the season. Stuhl now has an eight-match winning streak, and has five pins, three technical falls and four major decisions on the year.
Cooper Willis (FY, Kansasville, Wis./Union Grove HS) claimed his first collegiate tournament title, going 5-0 with two pins and a major decision to capture the 165-pound crown, improving to 11-2 on the season.
Parker Venz (SO, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) went 4-0 with a 59-second technical fall and 3:51 pin to capture the 197-pound class, improving to 11-3 on the year. He scored a 6-1 win over No. 8-ranked Tyler Hannah of UW-Platteville in the semifinals, then pinned Gunnar Garriques of the University of Chicago) in 3:51 in the finals.
Augsburg teammates shared the titles at three weight classes. At 149 pounds, Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) and Cole Becker (FY, Albertville, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville HS) shared the crown. Stuhl went 3-0 with a major decision, pin and an 18-2 technical fall win over Drake Campbell of Triton (Ill.), the No. 3-ranked 149-pounder in the NJCAA national rankings. Becker went 4-0 with a technical fall and two major decisions to capture his second collegiate tournament title.
Adam Sylvester (SO, Minneapolis, Minn./Totino-Grace HS) and Carter Sorenson (SO, Lengby, Minn./Fosston HS) shared the title at 174 pounds, with both wrestlers going 3-0 on the day. Sorenson had a major decision and also claimed an 11-7 win over No. 14-ranked Luke Silva of Aurora (Ill.) in the semifinals.
No. 7-ranked 197-pounder Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (JR, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS) and teammate Brian Ramos (FY, Perham, Minn./Perham HS) shared the weight class title. Schwanebeck-Osterman had two pins and a technical fall in going 3-0, while Ramos had a pin in going 4-0 on the day.
Three Auggies placed third — 141-pounder Brady Gross (JR, Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley HS), 149-pounder Lucas Jagodzinske (FY, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) and 165-pounder Matt Rogge (SO, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS).
Blake Jagodzinske (SO, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) placed fourth at 157, as did Wyatt Kaczrowski (SO, Seymour, Wis./Seymour HS) at 125. Placing fifth were Tanner Kroells (JR, Montrose, Minn./Delano HS) at 165 and Robert Beese (FY, Amery, Wis./Amery HS) at 285.
UP NEXT: Augsburg competes at the North Central College (Ill.) Invitational next Saturday (11/10) in Naperville, Ill.
AUGSBURG RESULTS BY WEIGHT CLASS
- 125: Wyatt Kaczrowski 2-2, 4th place.
- 141: Sam Stuhl 4-0, 1st place; Brady Gross 4-1, 3rd place.
- 149: Cole Becker 4-0, co-1st place; Charlie Stuhl 3-0, co-1st place; Lucas Jagodzinske 5-1, 3rd place.
- 157: Tyler Shilson 5-0, 1st place; Blake Jagodzinske 3-2, 4th place.
- 165: Cooper Willis 5-0, 1st place; Matt Rogge 4-1, co-3rd place; Tanner Kroells 3-2, 5th place.
- 174: Carter Sorenson 3-0, co-1st place; Adam Sylvester 3-0, co-1st place.
- 184: Brian Ramos 4-0, co-1st place; Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann 3-0, co-1st place.
- 197: Parker Venz 4-0, 1st place.
- 285: Tyler Kim 4-0, 1st place; Robert Beese 4-2, 5th place; Gavin Tegels 4-1.