The Wartburg Knights defeated the Augsburg Auggies in the 2017 Battle of the Burgs by a score of 20-13. Entering intermission, the Knights trailed by a score of 9-6, but were able to rally back winning four matches after the break. The Knights defended their status as the top team in Division III.

125 lbs. #5 Victor Gilva of Augsburg defeated #6 Arnulfo Olea of Wartburg by a 6-1 decision

133 lbs. Augsburg’s Sam Bennyhoff defeated Wartburg’s Connor Campo by a score of 9-4

141 lbs. #4 Cross Cannone of the Knights won by a 4-3 decision over the Auggies’ #7 David Flynn

149 lbs. Wartburg’s top-ranked Kenny Martin defeated #9 Ryan Epps by a score of 9-5

157 lbs. Augsburg’s Tanner Vasser upset #2 Logan Thompsen by a score of 9-6

165 lbs. #3 Andrew Steiert of the Knights defeated Lucas Jeske with a 7-1 decision

174 lbs. Wartburg’s second-ranked Eric Devos won by a 21-6 technical fall over Austin Boniface

184 lbs. #1 Owen Webster of Augsburg defeated #5 Bryan Levsen by a 10-2 major decision

197 lbs. #2 Kyle Fank of the Knights defeated Sebastian Larson by a score of 5-1

285 lbs. Wartburg’s second-ranked Lance Evans rallied to defeat #3 Donny Longendyke with a 5-4 decision