Longendyke among Augsburg's transfers, recruits

8/12/2014
Augsburg College Sports Information

MINNEAPOLIS -- A solid recruiting and transfer class of 17 student-athletes are expected to join the Augsburg College wrestling team this fall, interim head coach Jim Moulsoff has announced.

Combined, this season's recruiting and transfer class has combined to win six high school state championships and 18 state tournament placings in their careers, along with numerous junior and cadet wrestling honors. Two are college transfers.

The class joins an Augsburg wrestling program that lost just three seniors from a squad that finished fifth at the 2014 NCAA Division III National Championships -- the 27th straight year that Augsburg has finished in the top 10 in national tournament competition. Augsburg finished 8-5 in dual meets in 2013-14, finishing in fourth place at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals.

"We are excited to formally welcome this incoming class to the Augsburg wrestling family," Moulsoff said. "These young men are not only accomplished wrestlers, but also leaders in the classroom and in their communities. This class will make an instant contribution to our program, and we are looking forward to working with them for the next four years and in their future endeavors."

Here is a look at the 2014 Augsburg wrestling recruiting and transfer class. The players listed have made deposits to attend Augsburg College this fall.

Jameson Allen (Blaine, Minn.), 165 pounds: All-conference honorable mention in 2012-13.

Ray Carter (Jordan, Minn./Scott West), heavyweight: 2014 Minnesota state tournament qualifier (182-AA) ... Finished 26-11 in 2013-14 ... Also competing in football at Augsburg as a linebacker.

Gable Frandsen (Ellsworth, Wis.), 165 pounds: Two-time Wisconsin state champion (160-Division 2 in 2014 and 2013), state tournament qualifier in 2012 (170-Division 2) ... Finished 53-1 in 2013-14, 45-6 in 2012-13, 28-10 in 2011-12 ... Most Outstanding Wrestler honors at 2014 Cheesehead Tournament ... Ranked No. 9 nationally at 160 pounds by Intermat ... Ranked No. 10 in Wrestling USA magazine's Best 2013-14 High School Seniors at 160, No. 12 in all-class national rankings at 160 ... Finished fourth at 170 pounds in Greco-Roman at 2014 USA Wrestling Junior Nationals, seventh in 2013 ... Crossface magazine All-State Academic second team in 2013-14.

Tone Fuenffinger (Hibbing, Minn.), 157 pounds: Four-time Minnesota state tournament qualifier (138-AA in 2014, 126-AA in 2013, 120-AA in 2012, 112-AA in 2011) ... Finished 37-4 in 2013-14, 34-4 in 2012-13, 26-6 in 2011-12 and 29-8 in 2010-11 ... Finished second in 152-Greco Roman and third at 152-freestyle at 2014 Minnesota/USA Wrestling Junior state tournament, 1st in 145-freestyle and third at 145-Greco-Roman in 2013, won state titles in both Greco-Roman and freestyle at 126 in 2012 ... Brother of Mike Fuenffinger, who won 125-pound national title for Augsburg in 2014.

Joe Hoeve (Farmington, Minn.), 174 pounds: Finished 4th at 2014 Minnesota state tournament (182-AAA) ... Finished 37-8 in 2013-14 ... 2013 Minnesota state tournament qualifier (160-AAA), finishing 26-15 ... Finished third at 195 pounds at 2014 Minnesota/USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle state championships, placed sixth at 182 in 2013 ... Won more than 100 matches in high school career.

Sean Jordan (Chaska, Minn.), 184 pounds: Transfer from Heidelberg (Ohio), where he competed in 2012-13 season.

Sebastian Larson (River Falls, Wis.), 174/184 pounds: Finished fourth at Wisconsin state tournament in 2014 (182-Division 1) ... Finished 45-4 in 2013-14 ... Set single-season school record with 210 takedowns in 2013-14 ... Voted as team's Most Valuable Wrestler in 2013-14 ... Finished third in sectional tournament in 2013 ... Finished 28-9 in 2012-13.

Jake Lehmann (Dawson, Minn./Dawson-Boyd HS), heavyweight: Placed sixth at 2014 Minnesota state tournament (285-AA) for Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United ... 42-7 record in 2013-14 ... Won Section 3AA title at 285 in 2014 with pins in all three matches.

Dylan Lesar (Cedarburg, Wis.), 133 pounds: Finished 36-12 in senior season ... Placed third at 120 pounds at WIAA Menomonee Falls Regional (Division I) in 2013-14 ... Finished 29-12 in 2012-13 season, placing fourth at regionals at 113.

Donny Longendyke (Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake HS), heavyweight: Transfer from University of Nebraska, where he redshirted in 2011-12 and competed as a redshirt first-year in 2012-13 ... Went 34-10 with 22 pins in redshirt season (2011-12) ... Went 6-11 in 2012-13 season ... Won Minnesota state titles in 2011 (285-AAA) and 2010 (285-AAA), while placing second in 2009 (285-AAA), qualified for state in 2009 (215-AAA) ... Went 46-1 in 2010-11, 47-0 in 2009-10, 39-2 in 2008-09 and 30-9 in 2007-08, compiling 189-25 high school career record ... Won title at 286 pounds in Greco-Roman at 2014 Northern Plains Senior Regional (Minnesota Storm) ... Won title at 285 in Greco-Roman and placed second in freestyle at 2011 Minnesota/USA Wrestling Junior state championships ... Finished second at 285 in Greco-Roman and sixth in freestyle at 2010 USA Wrestling Junior Nationals ... Won title at 285 freestyle and placed third at 285 Greco-Roman at 2009 USA Wrestling Cadet Nationals ... Claimed multiple All-America honors in USA Wrestling ... Ranked as No. 1 heavyweight recruit in nation by Intermat in 2011, No. 20 overall among Intermat's 2011 Top 100 Recruits.

Reid Lyden (Woodbury, Minn./East Ridge HS), 133/141 pounds: Two-time Minnesota state tournament placewinner, finishing fourth in 2013 (120-AAA) and sixth in 2012 (106-AAA) ... Finished 32-6 in 2013-14, 38-9 in 2012-13 and 39-6 in 2011-12 ... Finished 182-49 in high school career ... Won state titles in both freestyle and Greco-Roman at 132 pounds at 2013 Minnesota/USA Wrestling state tourney.

Chase Nottestad (Westby, Wis.), heavyweight: Wisconsin state titlist (220-Division 3) in 2014 ... Finished in second place (220-Division 3) in 2013 ... Finished 47-1 in 2013-14, 42-9 in 2012-13, 29-14 in 2011-12 and 24-11 in 2010-11 ... 142-35 career record ... La Crosse Tribune All-Tribune first-team in 2014, second-team in 2013 ... Also an offensive lineman in football, competed in Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in 2014, earning all-conference first-team, all-region and La Crosse Tribune All-Tribune first-team honors in 2013, all-conference second-team in 2012.

Andrew Overstreet (League City, Texas/Clear Falls HS), 141 pounds: Two-time Texas state tournament placewinner ... Finished second in state tournament in 2014 (145-5A) and fourth in 2013 (145-5A) ... 45-1 record in 2013-14, 44-3 record in 2012-13 ... Placed 2nd at 160-pound freestyle at 2013 Texas-USA Wrestling state tournament ... Won both freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at 145 pounds at 2012 Texas-USA Wrestling state tournament ... Cadet state titlist at 152 freestyle at 2011 Texas-USA Wrestling state tournament.

Jordan Reisinger (Tomah, Wis.), 197 pounds: Wisconsin state titlist (195-Division 1) in 2014 ... Placed fourth (182-Division I) in 2013 ... 45-1 record in 2013-14, 42-12 record in 2012-13, 29-13 record in 2011-12, 17-16 in 2010-11 ... 133-42 career record ... La Crosse Tribune All-Tribune first-team in 2014, second-team in 2013.

John Reynolds (Andover, Minn.), 184 pounds: Placed third at 182 pounds in Section 7AAA in 2014 ... Finished 34-7 in 2013-14 ... Placed fifth in sectional tournament at 152 in 2013 ... Finished 21-14 in 2012-13.

Dwayne Williams (St. Paul, Minn./Johnson HS), 165 pounds: Placed second at 152 pounds at St. Paul City Conference tournament in 2014 ... Placed third in Section 4-AA tournament at 152 ... Finished 23-15 in 2013-14 ... Team captain in 2013-14.

Bryce Zdanovec (Little Chute, Wis.), 141 pounds: Three-time Wisconsin state tournament qualifier ... Finished fifth in 2014 (138-Division 2), fifth in 2013 (126-Division 2), state qualifier in 2012 (120-Division 2) ... 43-6 record in 2013-14, 44-6 record in 2012-13, 29-10 record in 2011-12, 28-10 record in 2010-11 ... Finished fourth at 145 pounds in Wisconsin Wrestling Federation Greco-Roman state tourney in 2013 ... Crossface magazine All-State Academic second team in 2013-14.

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