No. 7 Augsburg wins in seven of 10 bouts, beats Wisconsin-Stevens Point
MINNEAPOLIS -- Scoring victories in seven of the 10 bouts, No. 7 Augsburg claimed a 29-13 victory against Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Friday night at Si Melby Hall.
Augsburg honored its three seniors in their final home dual of the season. Ryan Cook, Justin Bowland and Chad Johnson were all recognized for their Auggie careers.
Action began at 125 pounds, where Augsburg's No. 4-ranked Mike Fuenffinger improved to 27-3 with a 17-2, technical-fall win against Ryan Osse. Fuenffinger is now 70-20 in his Augsburg career and has won 16 of his last 18 matches.
Augsburg's Chad Bartschenfeld scored a 7-1 victory for the Auggies at 133 pounds, but the Pointers were able to get on the board with a major decision at 141, which brought the team score to 8-4 in favor of Augsburg.
Will Keeter was able to score the only pin of the night for the Auggies at 149 pounds, when he posted a 5:46 fall against John Roycraft. With the win, Keeter moved to 25-14 on the season and 94-43 in his career. He is 11-4 since moving to 149 pounds from 157, with a 8-1 mark in his last nine bouts.
UW-Stevens Point countered with a pin of its own at 157 pounds, but Augsburg was able to claim decisions at 165 and 174 to go up 20-10 in the dual. Bowland was able to record a 4-0 decision at 165 to improve to 21-13 on the year, while Tyrell Martin claimed a 6-2 win at 174.
The Auggies were able to claim victories in two of the last three bouts, with No. 5-ranked Matt Hechsel posting a hard-fought 5-2 decision against the Pointers' Dustin Wozniak at 197, and top-ranked and two-time defending national champion heavyweight Chad Johnson receiving a forfeit. A three-time All-American, Johnson is now 100-3 since the beginning of his sophomore year, and has not lost to a Division III opponent since his initial season.