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Will Keeter

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Will Keeter
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Will Keeter, 2015.
Collegiate Career
Record 119–54
Stats as of Jan. 30, 2015.

Will Keeter is a 149 pound wrestler for Augsburg. Keeter is a 2012 All-American, finishing third at 141 pounds. He did not wrestle after the 2012 Citrus Open, with Rashad Kennedy taking his spot in the lineup.

In high school, Keeter was a two-time Idaho state champion (Class 4A at 140 pounds in 2010 and Class 5A at 135 pounds in 2009) while he placed third in 2008 at 125 pounds. He had a 82–4 record in his final two seasons.

College career

2010–11 season

Keeter made his Augsburg debut on November 20, 2010 at the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open, placing eighth in the 141-pound silver division. He started his 2–2 day with a 6–4 loss to Sioux Falls (S.D.) wrestler Joe Goosby before responding with two wins to reach the eight-place match: the first over and overtime 7–5 decision over Morningside (Iowa) wrestler Kiefer Richards and Codie Lane (Southwest Minnesota State) 11–3. In the eight-place match, Keeter fell 7–3 to unattached William Penn wrestler Tommy Kozak.[1]

On December 4, Keeter went 4–1 in the 2010 Dragon Open's 141 pound white division, sharing third place with fellow Augsburg wrestler Justin Koob. He started the day with a 8–2 decision over Codie Lane (Southwest Minnesota State) before falling 6–4 to Concordia Moorhead's Kyle LeDuc. He rebounded by defeating Jeremiah Hayes (Dickinson State, N.D.) 9–1, Timothy Ruter (Concordia Moorhead) 6–4, and Connor MacGregor (Minnesota State University Moorhead) 10–8 in sudden victory overtime.[2]

2013–14 season

See: 2013–14 Augsburg Wrestling season

Keeter began the season ranked no. 2 at 149 pounds,[3] but started competition at 157 pounds on Nov. 23 with a Gold Division title at the Auggie-Brute Open. He began the tournament with a 9-0 major decision over Drake Swedlund (Buena Vista), followed by three straight decisions: 2–1 over Wisconsin-La Crosse's Derek Weinmann, 7–2 over John Lynch (Northwestern (Iowa)) and 6–3 over No. 7 Ryan Arne (St. John's) in the final.[4]

On Dec. 14, Keeter finished 3rd at the St. Cloud State Husky Opening, going 3–1. He opened the tournament with a 7–3 decision over Jared Sterling (Missouri Valley College) followed by a 4:42 pin of Zach Noel (University Wisconsin Parkside). In the semifinal, Keeter was edged by No. 4 (Div. II) Clint Poster (St. Cloud State) in a 4–2 decision. In the third place match, he scored a 12–7 decision over Dan Argueta (Wisconsin-Parkside).

On Dec. 29, Keeter participated in the 51st Ken Kraft Midlands Championships. He opened the day with a 8-2 loss to Chad Ryan (Columbia) but rebounded with a 6-4 victory over Spencer Hill (Calif. State Univ.-Bakersfield) and will face Justin Saudenmayer (Brown) next.

Statistics

Season Wins Losses
2010–11 26 19
2011–12 28 6
2012–13 10 4
Total 64 29

Senior career

Keeter competed at the 2013 ASICS University National Championships in the Greco-Roman 70-kilogram (154-pound) weight class, placing second. He also competed in the freestyle competition, going 3–2 though he did not place.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Auggies host Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open" (in English). Wrestling (Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg College). November 20, 2010. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2010/11/20/wres112010.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  2. ^ "Auggies get 4 champs at MSUM" (in English). Wrestling (Moorhead, Minn.: Augsburg College Athletics). Decemember 4, 2010. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2010/12/4/wres120410.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Division III Individual Rankings". Rankings (National Wrestling Coaches Association). November 13, 2013. http://athletics.oswego.edu/documents/2013/11/14/2013-_14_IND_Rank__2,_11-13.pdf?id=796. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  4. ^ "Auggie wrestlers start season strong at home open". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). November 23, 2013. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2013/11/23/wres112313.aspx. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "Keeter places 2nd at ASICS University Nationals". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). May 28, 2013. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2013/5/28/wres052813.aspx. Retrieved May 28, 2013.

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