Top-ranked Wartburg cruises to another victory in annual Battle of the 'Burgs
MINNEAPOLIS -- No. 1 Wartburg wrestling team (18-0 overall) defeated No. 22 Augsburg (5-5) Thursday in the annual Battle of the 'Burgs.
Wartburg (18-0 overall), the defending Division III national champions and top-ranked team in the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III national poll, won eight of 10 bouts against Augsburg (5-5 overall), ranked No. 22 in the national poll. Wartburg claimed three major decisions and a technical fall among its eight victories.
The closest match of the night came at 197, as Augsburg's Matt Hechsel rallied from a 7-3, third-period deficit with a reversal and three-point near-fall in the final 24 seconds of the third period to tie his match with Wartburg's No. 7-ranked Puna Soriano at eight. However, Soriano scored a takedown seven seconds into the first sudden-victory overtime session to claim a 10-8 win.
•Kenny Anderson earns his 20th win of the season and moved his season winning streak to 20.
•Kodie Silvesti improved his winning streak to 11 for the year and Williams moved his streak 13 for the season.
•Puna Soriano, Sam Upah and Cole Welter moved their season winning streaks to six, seven and eight, respectively.
•Landon Williams now has a team-best 27 wins on the year
•Wartburg has now won the last four meetings against Augsburg
|125||No. 7 Gilberto Camacho (WB) wins by 12-5 decision vs. Mike Fuenffiger||WB 3-0|
|133||No. 1 Kenny Anderson (WB) wins by 18-1 technical fall vs. Boyd Suparat.||WB 8-0|
|141||Tom Kuehn (AC) wins by 8-3 dec vs. Andrew Johnson.||WB 8-3|
|149||No. 1 Kodie Silvestri (WB) wins by 13-3 majority decision vs. Rashad Kennedy||WB 12-3|
|157||No. 3 Cole Welter (WB) wins by 11-0 majority decision vs. Kurt Knutson.||WB 16-3|
|165||No. 1 Landon Williams (WB) wins by 4-0 decision vs. Justin Bowland||WB 19-3|
|174||No. 5 Dylan Azinger (WB) wins by 9-4 decision vs. Josh Kohler||WB 22-3|
|184||No. 5 Sam Upah (WB) won by 11-3 majority decision vs.Noel Sweeney.||WB 26-3|
|197||No. 7 Puna Soriano (WB) wins by 10-8 decision in OT vs. Matt Hechsel||WB 29-3|
|285||No. 1 Chad Johnson (AC) wins by 6-1 decision vs. No. 6 Ryan Fank||WB 29-6|