No. 2-ranked Auggies score 25-7 win at No. 20 Loras
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Winning eight of 10 bouts, including a stretch of six straight wins to break an early tie, the No. 2-ranked Augsburg University men’s wrestling team claimed a 25-7 dual-meet victory over No. 20-ranked Loras College on Thursday evening.
The two teams split the first two bouts of the dual, before No. 6-ranked 141-pounder Sam Stuhl (JR, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) gave the Auggies the lead to stay with a 12-4, major-decision win over Mason McMillen. Stuhl claimed three takedowns, a reversal and a two-point near-fall in dominating the match, building 3:22 of riding time to improve to 11-1 on the season. Eight of Stuhl’s 11 wins are bonus-point victories (four major decisions, one technical fall, three pins).
At 149, Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) rallied from a 4-2 second-period deficit with a pair of takedowns in the third period, including the bout-tying takedown with five seconds left in regulation time, then claimed the victory with a takedown 31 seconds into overtime for an 8-6 win over Loras’ Eric Kinkaid. Charlie Stuhl is now 10-1 this season.
In a battle of ranked wrestlers at 165 pounds, No. 6-ranked Matt Rogge (SO, Eastman, Wis./Prairie du Chien HS) used a dominant second period to claim his second victory of the season over Loras’ No. 11-ranked Gabe Fiser, a 3-1 triumph. The difference in the bout came in the second period, when Rogge scored a reversal with 1:22 left and rode Fiser for the rest of the period. Fiser claimed an escape to start the third, but Rogge was able to fight off Fiser the rest of the way for the win, improving to 8-3 on the year.
The final bout of the evening featured a battle between two of the top heavyweights in the country, as Augsburg’s No. 3-ranked 285-pounder Tyler Kim (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS) improved to 10-0 on the season with a 3-2 win over No. 11-ranked Wyatt Wriedt. A second-period takedown and third-period escape provided the points Kim needed to pick up his second career win over Wriedt. Wriedt edged Kim 4-3 in the 2021 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national title match, while Kim topped Wriedt 7-3 in a dual meet last season.
No. 2-ranked 157-pounder Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) improved to 9-0 on the season with a 7-3 win over Loras’ Dustin Bohren. Shilson scored a takedown in the first period and reversals in the second and third period to claim the victory, his 80th in his college career (80-29) and his 52nd as an Auggie (52-5).
At 133, No. 13-ranked Cade Willis (SO, Kansasville, Wis./Union Grove HS) turned a takedown into a four-point near-fall 30 seconds into overtime, claiming a 9-3 victory over Loras’ Aiden Evans.
Carter Sorenson (SO, Lengby, Minn./Fosston HS) used an escape and a riding time point — earned mostly through riding out his opponent the entire second period of his 174-pound bout — to score a 2-1 win over Ted Grifith.
At 197, Parker Venz (SO, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS) improved to 7-3 with his first bout that did not result in a pin this season, a 15-8 win over Colin Murphy. Venz used two takedowns, two reversals and a four-point near-fall to score the win.
FOR THE FOES
In a battle of ranked wrestlers at 184, Loras’ No. 3-ranked Shane Liegel claimed a 15-3 win over Augsburg’s No. 7-ranked 184-pounder Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (JR, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS).
At 125, Loras’ No. 11-ranked Jared Hensley scored an 11-7 win over Augsburg’s Wyatt Kaczrowski (SO, Seymour, Wis./Seymour HS).
Augsburg’s White Team (junior varsity) competes in a meet at Rochester Community and Technical College on Friday (12/2) at 7 p.m., while the Auggie varsity competes on Saturday (12/3) at 9 a.m. at the Milwaukee (Wis.) School of Engineering Invitational.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Lillis Athletic and Wellness Center, Dubuque, Iowa
Referee: Rick Stahl
No. 2 Augsburg University (Minn., 2-0) 25, No. 20 Loras College (Iowa, 1-1) 7
125 — No. 11 Jared Hensley (LOR, 3-2) dec. Wyatt Kaczrowski (AUG, 7-4) 11-7 (LORAS 3-0)
133 — No. 13 Cade Willis (AUG, 6-4) dec. Aiden Evans (LOR, 3-3) 9-3 (OT-SV1) (TIED 3-3)
141 — No. 6 Sam Stuhl (AUG, 11-1) maj. dec. Mason McMillen (LOR, 3-3) 12-4 (AUGSBURG 7-3)
149 — Charlie Stuhl (AUG, 10-1) dec. Eric Kinkaid (LOR, 6-6) 8-6 (OT-SV1) (AUGSBURG 10-3)
157 — No. 2 Tyler Shilson (AUG, 9-0) dec. Dustin Bohren (LOR, 10-2) 7-3 (AUGSBURG 13-3)
165 — No. 6 Matt Rogge (AUG, 8-3) dec. No. 11 Gabe Fiser (LOR, 8-3) 3-1 (AUGSBURG 16-3)
174 — Carter Sorenson (AUG, 5-1) dec. Ted Griffith (LOR, 8-4) 2-1 (AUGSBURG 19-3)
184 — No. 3 Shane Liegel (LOR, 11-0) maj. dec. No. 7 Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (AUG, 8-3) 15-3 (AUGSBURG 19-7)
197 — Parker Venz (AUG, 7-3) dec. Colin Murphy (LOR, 4-2) 15-8 (AUGSBURG 22-7)
285 — No. 3 Tyler Kim (AUG, 10-0) dec. No. 11 Wyatt Wriedt (LOR, 1-1) 3-2 (AUGSBURG 25-7)