Wartburg 22 Augsburg 14

Auggies drop Battle of the Burgs bout to Knights

WAVERLY, Iowa — Wartburg University claimed wins in six of 10 bouts, with four wins by major decision, to claim victory in the annual “Battle of the Burgs” dual meet with Augsburg University, a 22-14 decision on Thursday evening.

Augsburg, the No. 6-ranked team in the latest NWCA Division III tournament rankings and No. 1 in the dual-meet rankings, opened the dual meet with a victory, but Wartburg won five of the next six bouts to take a lead it would not relinquish. Wartburg is ranked No. 1 in the NWCA tournament rankings and No. 3 in the dual-meet rankings.

No. 4-ranked 157-pounder Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) scored one of the biggest wins of the night, using a 1:01 riding-time advantage to claim a 2-1 win over Wartburg’s No. 1-ranked David Hollingsworth, Shilson’s first win over Hollingsworth in three career meetings. Both wrestlers scored on escapes, but Shilson used a strong leg ride in the third period to build just enough riding time to claim the win, improving to 21-3 on the season.

No. 5-ranked 184-pounder Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (JR, Loyal, Wis./Marshfield HS) was dominant in a 10-0, major-decision win over No. 8-ranked Jordan Bushey. Schwanebeck-Ostermann improved to 23-5 on the year on the strength of three takedowns and a 3:17 riding-time advantage in the victory.

Derek Steele (SO, Winthrop, Minn./Sibley East HS) opened the dual meet with an impressive 6-4 win over Wartburg’s No. 5-ranked 125-pounder, James Levy. Steele improved to 14-7 overall, building a 5-1 lead after two periods on two takedowns and a stalling point.

Tyler Kim (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley HS), ranked No. 6 at 285 pounds, improved to 28-1 on the season with his 97th collegiate career victory, an 8-0 major decision win over Eli Pannell. Kim scored takedowns in each period and built 1:48 riding time to claim his 18th bonus-point win on the year (14 pins, one technical fall, three major decisions).

All six of Wartburg’s wins came in meetings of ranked wrestlers, and four Knights won by major decision — No. 4-ranked Joe Pins with an 11-3 win over No. 13-ranked Cade Willis (SO, Kansasville, Wis./Union Grove HS) at 133, No. 8-ranked 149-pounder Kris Rumph with a 15-5 win over No. 9-ranked Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) at 149, No. 2-ranked Zane Mulder with a 17-5 win over No. 11-ranked Seth Goetzinger (SO, Chatfield, Minn./Chatfield HS) at 174, and No. 4-ranked 197-pounder Moe Endene with a 12-3 win over No. 12-ranked Parker Venz (SO, Farmington, Minn./Farmington HS).

At 165, Augsburg’s No. 10-ranked Cooper Willis (FY, Kansasville, Wis./Union Grove HS) rallied from a 5-2, second-period deficit with two takedowns in the third period to tie No. 4-ranked Nathan Fuller, but Fuller scored the deciding takedown 1:14 into the sudden-victory overtime period to claim a 6-4 win.

Wartburg’s No. 1-ranked Zayren Terukina scored a 9-3 win over No. 5-ranked Sam Stuhl (JR, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) at 141,

Augsburg hosts No. 3/4-ranked Wisconsin-La Crosse in a dual meet on Sunday (1/29) at 2 p.m. at Si Melby Hall. It’s the second meeting of the season between the Auggies and Eagles, after the Auggies claimed a 23-13 win in the NWCA Division III National Duals semifinals on Jan. 7.

Thursday, January 26, 2023 • Levick Arena, Waverly, Iowa

No. 1/3 Wartburg (12-1) 22, No. 6/1 Augsburg (7-1) 14
125 — Derek Steele (AUG, 14-7) dec. No. 5 James Levy (WAR) 6-4 (AUGSBURG 3-0)
133 — No. 4 Joe Pins (WAR) maj. dec. No. 13 Cade Willis (AUG, 16-9) 11-3 (WARTBURG 4-3)
141 — No. 1 Zayren Terukina (WAR) dec. No. 5 Sam Stuhl (AUG, 28-3) 9-3 (WARTBURG 7-3)
149 — No. 8 Kris Rumph (WAR) maj. dec. No. 9 Charlie Stuhl (AUG, 25-4) 15-5 (WARTBURG 11-3)
157 — No. 4 Tyler Shilson (AUG, 21-3) dec. No. 1 David Hollingsworth (WAR) 2-1 (WARTBURG 11-6)
165 — No. 4 Nathan Fuller (WAR) dec. No. 10 Cooper Willis (AUG, 22-6) 8-6 (OT-SV1) (WARTBURG 14-6)
174 — No. 2 Zane Mulder (WAR) maj. dec. No. 11 Seth Goetzinger (AUG, 20-5) 17-5 (WARTBURG 18-6)
184 — No. 5 Bentley Schwanebeck-Ostermann (AUG, 23-5) maj. dec. No. 8 Jordan Bushey (WAR) 10-0 (WARTBURG 18-10)
197 — No. 4 Moe Endene (WAR) maj. dec. No. 12 Parker Venz (AUG, 21-6) 12-3 (WARTBURG 22-10)
285 — No. 6 Tyler Kim (AUG, 28-1) maj. dec. Eli Pannell (WAR) 8-0 (WARTBURG 22-14)

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