2013-2014 Augsburg Preview

Augsburg College Auggies
Head Coach: Mark Matzek
Years at School as head coach: 6th year
Career Record at school: 47-16-1
Assistant Coaches: Jim Moulsoff, Tony Valek, Jared Massey, Brad Fisher, Desmond Radunz, Ryan Stroud, Adam Maronde, John Peterson

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 6-6
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:
Mike Fuenffinger , JR (125, 7th), Boyd Suparat (133), Tom Kuehn, JR (141), Justin Bowland, SR (165), Josh Kohler (174), Matt Hechsel, JR (197, 7th), Chad Johnson, SR (285, 1st)

Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Fuenffinger, Kuehn, Bowland, Hechsel, Johnson, Will Keeter, JR (2012 AA, 3rd), Tommy Teigen, JR (2012 NQ)

Top returning starters:
125 Mike Fuenffinger (2X NQ,  7th AA), 2X FILA/JR World Team Member Greco
141 Tom Kuehn (NQ)
149 Will Keeter (2012 AA), 2013 2nd place University Greco
165 Justin Bowland (NQ)
174 Tommy Teigen (NQ)
197 Matt Hechsel (7th NCAA)
285 Chad Johnson (2X Champion, 3X AA)

Top incoming wrestlers:
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133-Kirk Anderson (SO), transfer from NDSU, 3X State Champion (MN), 246 HS wins
157-Eric Hensel (SO), transfer from Clackamas CC

Season outlook:
Augsburg narrowly avoided dropping out of the top ten at the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1987, but Chad Johnson’s repeat championship at 285 and a pair of 7th place finishers helped them outdistance 11th place Concordia by 14 points. It was an off season only by the remarkable standards set by the program’s success over the past two decades plus of excellence. With four returning All-Americans, including 2012 placewinner Will Keeter, and three other qualifiers, the Auggies are poised for a bounce-back year. Add to that group their typical large and talented incoming class, and 2014 should be another good season in Minneapolis.