Seventh-ranked Augsburg scores 28-9 win against No. 21 Saint John's (Minn.)
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. -- Scoring victories in eight of 10 bouts, including the final five in a row, No. 7 Augsburg claimed a 28-9 triumph against No. 21 Saint John's (Minn.) in a dual meet on Sunday afternoon at Saint John's.
Leading 12-9 after five bouts, Augsburg (7-5) claimed wins in the final five bouts of the match against the Johnnies (9-11), including a 13-2, major-decision victory by Tommy Teigen at 184 pounds. Teigen is now 19-10 on the season, having won six of his last seven matches.
No. 4-ranked 125-pounder Mike Fuenffinger improved to 26-3 with his sixth pin of the season, a 5:24 decision over John Wells. Fuenffinger is now 69-20 in his Augsburg career with 15 pins, winning 15 of his last 17 matches.
Top-ranked and two-time defending national champion heavyweight Chad Johnson ended the match with a 7-1 win over John Scepaniak, improving to 26-1 on the season and 131-14 in his career. A three-time All-American, Johnson is now 99-3 since the beginning of his sophomore year, and has not lost to a DIvision III opponent since his initial season.
Matt Hechsel, ranked No. 5 at 197 pounds, scored a 3-0 win over Ryan Michaelis to improve to 26-7 overall and 80-36 in his Auggie career. Will Keeter moved to 24-14 on the season with a 9-7, overtime victory against Joe Hessing at 149. Keeter, now 93-43 in his career, is 10-4 since moving to 149 pounds from 157, with a 7-1 mark in his last eight bouts.
Chad Bartschenfeld scored a 6-4 victory for the Auggies at 133 pounds. Justin Bowland scored a 6-1 win over fellow Foley native Brandon Seppelt at 165, giving Bowland his 20th win of the season. Tyrell Martin claimed a 10-8 win at 174.
The Johnnies' two wins came from Ryan Arne, ranked No. 10 nationally at 157, who claimed a disqualification victory, and Ben Henle at 141.
Augsburg's White Team (junior varsity) won seven of 10 matches, including pins by James Goman at 125 and Justin Flores, to score a 31-10 victory.
Augsburg closes its regular season on Friday with a dual meet against Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Si Melby Hall.