No. 3 Wartburg edges No. 1 Augsburg on criteria

Wartburg and Augsburg shake hands after the dual meet (Photo/David Peterson, Minnesota/USA Wrestling)

MINNEAPOLIS -- For the eighth-straight year, Wartburg claimed the annual Battle of the Burgs. The Knights upset No. 1 Augsburg on tiebreakers, 16-15 Thursday night to retain the Swens-Milboy traveling trophy belt for the fifth-straight year.

-Dual started at 125.
-125 was a rematch of last year's Battle of the Burgs, with the same victor.
-133 was rematch of 2018 National Championship, with a different victor. These two also faced off against each other in last year's Battle of the Burgs with Rathbun as the victor.
-This was Rathbun's first loss to a DIII opponent this season.
-Fritz moved his winning streak to six.
-Cannone is the defending National Champion at 149; moved up a weight this year.
-Epps is the defending National Champion at 157.
-Cannone remained undefeated on the year (22-0).
-Cannone moves his winning streak to 56, which dates back to the 2017 National Championship.
-This was Cannone's 109th career win, which is tied for 23rd on Wartburg's career leader list.
-All but four of Cannone's victories have been by bonus points.
-Jeske is the defending National Champion at 165.
-Briggs moved his winning streak to five.
-Cox is the only Wartburg competitor to appear in every dual this season.
-Wileman moved his winning streak to four.
-Closest Battle of the Burgs dual since 2010's 16-15 win by Augsburg.
-Eighth-straight Battle of the Burgs win for Wartburg.
-Fifth-straight year Wartburg wins Swens-Milboy belt (traveling trophy began in 2015)

125: No. 3 Victor Gliva (AUG, 18-4) dec. No. 4 Brady Kyner (WAR, 19-5) 7-6 (Augsburg 3-0).
133: No. 4 Sam Bennyhoff (AUG, 16-3) dec. No. 1 Brock Rathbun (WAR, 21-3) 7-4 (Augsburg 6-0).
141: No. 7 Brady Fritz (WAR, 18-7) dec, No. 3 David Flynn (AUG, 17-3) 3-1 (Augsburg 6-3).
149: Kris Rumph (WAR, 9-4) dec. No. 2 Alex Wilson (AUG, 24-5) 6-4 (TIED 6-6).
157: No. 1 Cross Cannone (WAR, 22-0) dec. No. 2 Ryan Epps (AUG, 24-3) 8-4 (Wartburg 9-6).
165: No. 1 Lucas Jeske (AUG, 10-0) dec. No. 4 Michael Ross (WAR, 18-3) 4-3 (TIED 9-9).
174: No. 4 Kyle Briggs (WAR, 19-2) dec. No. 5 Tanner Vassar (AUG, 13-5) 6-5 (Wartburg 12-9).
184: No. 10 Solomon Nielsen (AUG, 16-3) dec. Isaiah Cox (WAR, 16-10) 8-3 (TIED 12-12).
197: No. 4 Lance Benick (AUG, 18-3) dec. No. 8 Kobe Woods (WAR, 16-6) 3-2 (Augsburg 15-2).
HWT: Bowen Wileman (WAR, 19-5) dec. Ethan Hofacker (AUG, 12-13) 6-0 (TIED 15-15).
Tiebreaker criteria C - Match points: Wartburg 47-43 (Wartburg 16-15).


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