#9 UWSP wrestling team upset by #20 Augsburg
STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Augsburg College built an early 15-0 lead and the Pointers could not recover, falling 18-15 to the Auggies in the final dual of the season in Berg Gym.
UW-Stevens Point fell behind early with narrow losses at 197 and 285-pounds.
After dropping the first four matches, the Pointers began to work their way back into the dual, thanks to wins by Jordan Kust (Clintonville, WI/Shawano), Ben Strobel (Neenah, WI/Neenah) and Jamey Simons. After the three straight wins the Pointers trailed just 15-9.
A win at 165-pounds by Augsburg gave the Auggies an 18-9 lead and the eventual win.
The Pointers’ Bill Langford (Westosha, WI) and Andy Borchardt (Edgar, WI/Edgar) also recorded wins on the evening for the Pointers.
UW-Stevens Point (17-8) return to the mat on March 2, 2013 at the Midwest Regionals in Elmhurst, Ill.
20 Augsburg 18 – 9 UW-Stevens Point 15
197: Matt Heschel (AUG) def. Craig Brandvold (Merrill, WI/Merrill) (UWSP) 8-6; 3-0
HWT: #1 Chad Johnson (AUG) def. Jordan Koranda (Marshfield, WI) (UWSP) 5-3; 6-0
125: Mike Fuenffinger (AUG) def. Lance Fabry (Ashwaubenon, WI) (UWSP) 15-0; 11-0
133: Tossaporn Suparat (AUG) def. Lucas McGann (Merrimac, WI/Baraboo) (UWSP) 9-1; 15-0
141: #6 Jordan Kust (Clintonville, WI/Shawano) (UWSP) def. Tom Kuehn (AUG) 4-2; 15-3
149: Ben Strobel (Neenah, WI/Neenah) (UWSP) def. Rashad Kennedy (AUG) 5-1; 15-6
157: Jamey Simmons (Abbotsford, WI/Abbotsford) (UWSP) def. Kurt Knutsen (AUG) 7-3; 15-9
165: Justin Bowland (AUG) def. #7 Jordan Schulte (Mosinee, WI/Mosinee) (UWSP) 4-2; 18-9
174: Bill Langford (Westosha, WI) (UWSP) def. Quinten Strand (AUG) 9-7; 18-12
184: Andy Borchardt (Edgar, WI/Edgar) (UWSP) def. Noel Sweeney (AUG) 5-2; 18-15