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.

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NDSU Climbs to No. 15, Highest NWCA Ranking in Div. 1 Era

MANHEIM, Penn. – The North Dakota State wrestling program climbed three spots this week in the latest NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Top 25 Poll, reaching its highest ranking in the Division I era at No. 15.

The previous high for the Bison was No. 18 last week, which was one spot up from No. 19 after week one. Previously, the Bison had never surpassed No. 19 in the NWCA Coaches Poll.

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Brandon Paulson goes On The Mat

Anoka, Minnesota native Brandon Paulson is a wrestling-lifer. One of the brains behind one of the most successful youth and high school wrestling clubs in the country (PINnacle Wrestling School) along with Jared Lawrence, Paulson hasn’t spent much time away from wrestling mats during his life. An All-American at Minnesota and a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, Paulson is versed in every aspect of wrestling. He’s also watching his own kids excel on the football field and on the college gymnastics world.

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