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April 29, 2009

2008-2009 Season - Brian Kerr named MVP for wrestling

Senior Brian Kerr (United Township HS, East Moline, Ill.) has been named the Most Valuable Performer for the 2008-09 Augustana wrestling team, it was announced today. Kerr, a four year regular at 184 pounds, was 21-15 during the recently concluded campaign. He led the team in victories and was a third place finisher in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin tournament. During his career he eclipsed the 20 victory mark three times, going 26-18 as a sophomore in 2006-07, 24-15 during his junior season of 2007-08 and then finishing 21-15. His final career record was 81-77.

Freshman Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Cicero, Ill.) was named the Most Improved Wrestler after he compiled a record of 9-17 at 141 pounds and was third in the CCIW. Junior Kyle Brodwater (St. Joseph Hamm HS, Medford, New Jersey) was the winner of the Hardest Worker Award. Brodwater, who placed second in the CCIW at 125 pounds, was 20-12. Junior George Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) won the Sacrifice Award. Gogonas bumped back and forth between 125 and 134 pounds and was 13-10 after compiling a 28-13 mark as a sophomore as the regular 125 pounder.

2008-09 AUGUSTANA WRESTLING LETTERWINNERS

NAME

WEIGHT

YR

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

Kyle Brodwater**

125

Jr

Medford, New Jersey (St. Joseph Hamm)

Max Gailey**

133

So

Lake Bluff, Illinois (Lake Forest)

Billy Gallo*

165/174

Jr

Ogden, Illinois (St. Joseph Ogden)

Gabriel Gardner*

174

So

Colorado Springs, Colorado (Air Academy)

George Gogonas***

125

Jr

Austin, Texas (Bowie)

Zac Holland***

149

Jr

Pleasant Hill, Iowa (West Des Moines Dowling)

Brian Kerr****

184

Sr

East Moline, Illinois (United Township)

Kris Kovach**

157

So

Oswego, Illinois (Oswego

Andrew Krcatovich*

141

Fr

Allegan, Michigan (Allegan)

Dan Krcmar****

165/174

Sr

LaGrange, Illinois (Lyons Township)

Matthew McIntyre*

149/157

Fr

Savanna, Illinois (West Carroll)

Matt Nykaza**

174/184

So

Oak Lawn, Illinois (Brother Rice)

Alberto Quiros*

141

Fr

Cicero, Illinois (Morton)

Andrew Randone**

133

Sr

Davenport, Iowa (Assumption Catholic)

Alec Rizzo**

141

So

Palatine, Illinois (William Fremd)

Paul Sutkay*

285

Jr

Schaumburg, Illinois (Schaumburg)

* Denotes letters won

(C) – Denotes team captains