The Augsburg wrestling team, ranked No. 1 in Division III, lost 24-15 to No. 2 Wartburg in the D-III championship at the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Unbeaten Wartburg scored victories over three top-ranked Auggies wrestlers. It took a 15-12 lead in the dual when Max Forsyth pinned top-ranked Lucas Jeske at 5 minutes, 55 seconds. No. 4 Kobe Woods scored a 5-1 decision over No. 1 Lance Benick at 197 and at 141, No. 2 Brady Fritz beat No. 1 David Flynn 3-1. Two of the Auggies' three victories came by pin — from No. 1 Ryan Epps at 157 and No. 6 Aaron Wilson at 149.
Wilson, ranked No. 6, completed a 4-0 weekend with a 14-1 major-decision win over Loras' Brock Parker and a 1:58 pin of Wartburg's Zayren Terukina. Wilson is 18-1 on the season, with 16 bonus-point wins.
Augsburg had advanced to the championship with a 22-10 victory over fourth-ranked Loras. It's the 16th time in the 19-year history of the tournament that the Auggies have finished in the top four.
• Augsburg placed seventh in the inaugural women's competition at the duals.
No. 1 Huskies edge McKendree
No. 1 St. Cloud State scored a 17-16 victory over McKendree for its fourth consecutive Division II championship at the Duals. Tyree Overton provided the winning edge for the Huskies with a 12-5 victory at 184 pounds over McKendree's Dan Fillipek.
Whitecaps finish strong
Allie Thunstrom and Audra Richards each scored two goals in leading the Whitecaps to an 8-2 victory over the Buffalo Beauts at Tria Rink.
Nicole Schammel had a goal and two assists and Meaghan Pezon had a goal and an assist for the Whitecaps, who led 3-2 after two, then broke the game open with five third-period goals.
Minnesota Open big for U
The Gophers men's and women's track teams each won 10 events at the Minnesota Open at the Fieldhouse, with the Gophers' Jonathan Tharaldsen throwing a meet-record 65 feet, 2¼ inches in the shot put and Kieran McKean setting another Open mark of 70-8 in the men's weight throw.