Friday, February 7, 2020

Good (K)Night for Wartburg

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1.  Good (K)Night for Wartburg


The No. 1-ranked Wartburg wrestling team earned a 19-14 comeback victory over No. 2 Augsburg University Thursday evening at Levick Arena in the Annual "Battle of the Burgs" dual match.

Down 14-3 after the fifth bout, the Orange & Black closed out second half with victories, capped off by a Brady Fritz 3-2 decision over the Auggies' David Flynn to seal the five-point triumph.

"I wanted the guys to understand that the score doesn't mean anything at that point," said head coach Eric Keller regarding his message to the team during the intermission following an Augsburg win at 184 lbs. "The only thing that mattered was the very next match. A lot of times these duals are back-and forth which carries its own emotions, but to be in that type of deficit and come back the way we did, that was special."

Trailing by nine points, five-straight wins by Kobe WoodsJordon BrandonBrady KynerKris Rumph, and Fritz guided the Knights to victory. A 12-4 major decision from Kyner put Wartburg in just a one-point deficit at 14-13 prior to Rumph and Fritz decisions.
No. 1 Wartburg 19, No. 2 Augsburg 14
149 --  #3 Aaron Wilson (AUG) over Nick Meling (WAR) DEC 8-3
157 -- #2 Ryan Epps (AUG) over Martine Sandoval (WAR) TF 15-0
165 -- #6 Max Forsyth (WAR) over Moses Madimba (AUG) DEC 1-0
174 -- #5 Solomon Nielsen (AUG) over Paul Calo (WAR) DEC 6-2
184 -- #1 Tanner Vassar (AUG) over #2 Kyle Briggs (WAR) DEC 3-1
197 -- #4 Kobe Woods (WAR) over Wyatt Richardson (AUG) DEC 8-2
HWT -- #9 Jordon Brandon (WAR) over Tyler Kim (AUG) DEC 3-2
125 -- #8 Brady Kyner (WAR) over Justin Stauffacher (AUG) MD 12-4 
133 -- #1 Kris Rumph (WAR) over #2 Victor Gliva (AUG) DEC 8-6
141 -- #4 Brady Fritz (WAR) over #5 David Flynn (AUG) DEC 3-2
*Match started at 149

2.  New Council Members

Division III appointed four new members to the Presidents Council last week at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim.
  • Davie Jane Gilmour, Penn College
  • Richanne Markey, Defiance
  • Frank Sanchez, Rhode Island College
  • James Schmidt, UW-Eau Claire


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3. Weekend Preview  

Basketball (W)
  1. Tufts (FRI vs. Trinity; SAT vs. Connecticut College)
  2. Hope (at Adrian)
  3. Bowdoin (FRI at #9 Amherst; SAT at Hamilton)
  4. DePauw (FRI at Allegheny; SAT at Hiram)
  5. Bethel (at St. Mary's, Minn.)
  6. UW-Whitewater (vs. UW-River Falls)
  7. Transylvania (vs. Rose-Hulman)
  8. Whitman (FRI at Willamette; SAT at Lewis & Clark)
  9. Amherst (FRI vs. #3 Bowdoin; SAT vs. Colby)
  10. Wartburg
>> Others to Watch: #22 Austin at #14 Trinity, Texas; Haverford at #19 Gettysburg; Catholic at #17 Scranton; Montclair State at Rowan; Westminster, Pa. at Saint Vincent; Mount St. Mary at Manhattanville.

Basketball (M) -
  1. Swarthmore (vs. Franklin & Marshall)
  2. Saint John's (at Augsburg)
  3. Randolph-Macon (vs. Lynchburg)
  4. St. Thomas (vs. Concordia-Moorhead)
  5. Wittenberg (at Kenyon)
  6. Emory (FRI vs. Chicago; SUN vs. #11 Washington U.)
  7. Nebraska Wesleyan (at Luther)
  8. Elmhurst (at #17 North Central)
  9. Colby (FRI vs. Hamilton; SAT vs. Amherst)
  10. Johns Hopkins (vs. Washington College)
>> Others to Watch: Brockport at Oneonta (FRI); Maine Farmington at SUNY Canton (FRI/SAT); East Texas Baptist at Texas-Dallas.

Ice Hockey (M) - USCHO
  1. Norwich (SAT at Castleton)
  2. UW-Eau Claire (FRI/SAT at Northland)
  3. Geneseo (FRI at Oswego; SAT vs. Cortland)
  4. Utica (FRI at #15 Elmira; SAT at Lebanon Valley)
  5. Hobart (FRI vs. Southern Maine; SAT vs. New England College)
  6. U. of New England (FRI/SAT vs. Nichols)
  7. Lake Forest (FRI/SAT vs. Aurora)
  8. Babson (FRI at Suffolk; SAT at Johnson & Wales)
  9. Trinity (FRI vs. Middlebury; SAT vs. #9 Williams)
  10. Williams (FRI at Wesleyan; SAT at #9 Trinity)

Ice Hockey (W) - USCHO
  1. Plattsburgh (FRI/SAT vs. Cortland)
  2. Middlebury (FRI/SAT vs. Trinity)
  3. UW-Eau Claire
  4. Elmira (FRI at Wilkes)
  5. Hamline (FRI/SAT vs. Saint Mary's)
  6. Gustavus Adolphus (FRI/SAT at Concordia-Moorhead)
  7. Norwich (FRI vs. Southern Maine; SAT vs. Suffolk)
  8. UW-River Falls (SAT at UW-Superior)
  9. Adrian (FRI/SAT at Concordia WIS)
  10. Endicott (FRI/SAT vs. Becker)

all games/matches Saturday unless indicated

4. Weekend Preview   

Swimming (W) CSCAA
  1. Denison
  2. Emory (at Auburn First-Chance Invitational)
  3. Kenyon
  4. Williams
  5. Johns Hopkins
  6. MIT (at Boston U. Winter Open)
  7. Chicago
  8. Tufts (at Boston U. Winter Open)
  9. Washington U.
  10. NYU (NYU Invitational)

Swimming (M) - CSCAA
  1. Kenyon 
  2. Denison
  3. Johns Hopkins
  4. MIT (at Boston U. Winter Open)
  5. Carnegie Mellon
  6. Washington U.
  7. Emory (at Auburn First-Chance Invitational)
  8. Williams
  9. Chicago
  10. Tufts (at Boston U. Winter Open)

Wrestling (Dual Meet) - NWCA
  1. Wartburg
  2. Augsburg (at UWEC Don Parker Open)
  3. Loras (FRI vs. #24 Dubuque; SAT at UWEC Don Parker Open)
  4. Wabash (at BW John Summa Tournament)
  5. Coe (FRI at Cornell College)
  6. TCNJ (FRI at Centenary; SAT at Messiah Open)
  7. Baldwin Wallace (at BW John Summa Tournament)
  8. Johnson & Wales, R.I. (FRI at Rhode Island College; SAT vs. New England College)
  9. NYU (at #17 Coast Guard/Bridgewater State/WPI)
  10. Mount Union
all contests Saturday unless indicated

5.  Comings and Goings

6.   ICYMI

Falcons Score OT Win vs. Plymouth State, 5-4

  Anthony Ceolin scored the game-winning goal with 0:21 remaining in overtime to lift Fitchburg State (11-6-2) past Plymouth State, 5-4. Goalkeeper Brian McGrath made 60 saves for the Falcons, who are now just a point behind the Panthers for first place in the MASCAC.

  Nate Shafer and Zac O'Dell each recorded double-doubles as No. 1 Swarthmore moved to 20-0 with a 75-62 home victory against Muhlenberg. Shafer had 18 points and 13 boards, while O'Dell tacked on 14 and 12.

  Imagine shooting 67.6 percent from the field ... and losing by 21. Greenville made 26 triples and shot 55.7 percent on its way to a 140-119 victory over visiting Spalding. Marcus Montgomery was 17-of-21 from the floor for 36 points in a losing cause.

  Congratulations to Letourneau's Nate West who set the American Southwest Conference record when he drained his 310th three-pointer.

  Johnson & Wales 149 Marvin Cunningham leads DIII in falls with 21 in a combined time of 55:43.

7.  1 Tiger Thing

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