Auggies win 6 of 7 in dual over Pointers
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — The No. 4-ranked Augsburg University women’s wrestling closed its regular season in dominant fashion, winning six of seven bouts with four pins, in a 28-19 dual-meet victory at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Thursday evening.
Augsburg, ranked No. 4 in both the latest NWCA women’s NCAA tournament and dual-meet rankings, surrendered the first three bouts by forfeit, but won six of the final seven bouts, scoring four pins, a technical fall and a decision.
Top-ranked 136-pounder Nina Makem (SO, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS) claimed her 50th career victory on Thursday, scoring her fourth career win over UW-Stevens Point’s Addison Young. Makem converted a takedown and a four-point throw into a 1:20 pin, improving to 21-3 on the season with her seventh pin. She now has 19 bonus-point wins (12 technical falls, seven pins) on the season, and is now 50-9 with 10 pins and 29 technical falls in her college career.
Katie Lange (SO, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS) followed up at 143 pounds with a 60-second pin of Anna Strand, improving to 25-6 on the year with her eighth pin of the season and 20th bonus-point win (with 12 technical falls). Lange, the No. 3-ranked 143-pounder nationally, claimed three takedowns and an exposure before scoring the pin.
Brooklyn Hays (FY, Lindon, Utah/Pleasant Grove HS), ranked No. 5 nationally at 155 pounds, moved up to 170 pounds and scored a 1:56 pin of Tabitha Breitrick, building a 6-0 lead on two takedowns and an exposure before ending the match in the first period. Hays is now 28-9 with a team-best 18 pins and four technical falls on the season, including a 6-2 record with five pins when competing at 170.
Faith Tuttle (SR, North St. Paul, Minn./North St. Paul HS) closed the match with an impressive 1:11 pin of Taylor Schulz, improving to 13-6 on the year and 46-23 in her career. Tuttle scored a takedown and a quick exposure, pushing forward for her fourth pin of the season and 19th of her college career.
Gabrielle Torgerson (SR, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) opened the competitive portion of the match with a 10-0, 5:17 technical fall of Abby Nelson. The No. 8-ranked 123-pounder nationally, Torgerson scored two takedowns in the first period and three takedowns in the second period to end the bout early. Torgerson is now 23-8 on the year with 10 technical falls and eight pins, and is 63-23 with 22 technical falls and 24 pins in her college career.
At 130, Autumn Flanigan (JR, Troy, Mo./Troy Buchanan HS) used three takedowns and an exposure to claim an 8-2 win over Amor Tuttle, improving to 18-13 on the season.
FOR THE FOES
Jade Herzer scored the lone competitive victory for the Pointers at 155 pounds, upsetting No. 2-ranked Marlynne Deede (SR, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) 5-2, taking advantage of an early four-point throw and countering Deede the rest of the way. The win was the second for Herzer over Deede in three career collegiate meetings.
Augsburg will attempt to qualify wrestlers to the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships at the NCWWC Region 4 Regionals on Feb. 19 at North Central University in Naperville, Ill.
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 – Quandt Fieldhouse, Stevens Point, Wis.
No. 4/4 Augsburg (7-2) 28, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (3-6) 19
101 — Kelly Enriquez (UWSP) wins by forfeit (UWSP 5-0)
109 — Alexis Winecke (UWSP) wins by forfeit (UWSP 10-0)
116 — Rose Ann Marshall (UWSP) wins by forfeit (UWSP 15-0)
123 — No. 8 Gabrielle Torgerson (AUG, 23-8) tech. fall Abby Nelson (UWSP) 10-0 at 5:17 (UWSP 15-4)
130 — Autumn Flanigan (AUG, 18-13) dec. Amor Tuttle (UWSP) 8-2 (UWSP 16-7)
136 — No. 1 Nina Makem (AUG, 21-3) pinned Addison Young (UWSP) 1:20 (UWSP 16-12)
143 — No. 3 Katie Lange (AUG, 25-6) pinned Anna Strand (UWSP) 1:00 (AUGSBURG 17-16)
155 — Jade Herzer (UWSP) dec. No. 2 Marlynne Deede (AUG, 23-2) 5-2 (UWSP 19-18)
170 — No. 5 (@155) Brooklyn Hays (AUG, 28-9) pinned Tabitha Breitrick (UWSP) 1:56 (AUGSBURG 23-19)
191 — Faith Tuttle (AUG, 12-6) pinned Taylor Schulz (UWSP) 1:11 (AUGSBURG 28-19)