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January 9, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Vikings pick up first wrestling victory of season

The Augustana Vikings picked up their first dual meet victory of the 2009-10 season with a 31-18 triumph over Truman State on Saturday, January 9 at the Knox Dual Tournament in Galesburg, Illinois. Third year head coach Eric Juergens’ team went 1-3 on the day, losing matches to Wisconsin-Platteville (25-21), Trine (29-17) and Chicago (25-13). For the year the Vikings are now 1-8.

Senior George Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) made a successful return to the lineup at 125 pounds after missing most of December with a broken hand. He lost his first match of the day, by a score of 6-4 to Allen Fish of Wisconsin-Platteville, before bouncing back with three impressive victories. He beat Rolland Wimberly of Truman State 12-3, pinned Aaron Overbey of Trine at 5:45 and toughed out a 3-2 decision against Jimmy Schoettle of Chicago in the final match of the afternoon. Gogonas is now 10-3 overall and his presence fills a hole at 125.

Freshman Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) also went 3-1 while competing at 133 pounds. He beat Brad Hessebeck of UW-Platteville 9-8 before losing by technical fall to Ryan Banning of Truman State. He then pinned James Green of Trine at 1:30 and defeated Francisco Acosta 13-4 in the final match. Poffenberger is 11-12 on the year.

Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Berwyn, Ill.) came close to being undefeated on the day at 141 pounds as his only loss came by a slim 5-4 margin to Thoms Pompei of Trine. He beat Andy Casper of UW-Platteville 5-3, won by disqualification over Colton Schmitz of Truman State and beat Joseph Ruettiger of Chicago 4-3. Quiros has now moved his record to 11-8.

Tyler Hernandez (Bloomington HS, Bloomington, Ill.) went 2-2 at 149 pounds. He beat Spencer Peterson of UW-Platteville 13-7 and by technical fall over Elias Larson of Trine. Zac Holland (West Des Moines Dowling HS, West Des Moines, Iowa) was 2-2 at 157. He won a match against UW-Platteville by forfeit and beat Steve Kueny of Truman State 8-5. Holland is 13-13 on the year. Freshman Cody Heche (Cray Grove HS, Cary, Ill.) was also 2-2 on the day. He won by forfeit against Truman State and beat Takumi Mihama of Chicago 6-4, while competing at 184 pounds. Heche is 4-6 this year.

AUGUSTANA RESULTS FROM KNOX DUALS
January 9, 2010
Knox College ** Galesburg, Illinois

WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE 25, AUGUSTANA 21
125 – Allen Fish (UWP) beat George Gogonas (A) 6-4
133 – Steve Poffenberger (A) beat Brad Hessebeck (UWP) 9-8
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) beat Andy Casper (UWP) 5-3
149 – Tyler Hernandez (A) beat Spencer Peterson (UWP) 13-7
157 – Zac Holland (A) won by forfeit
165 – Vinney Alber (UWP) pinned Tyler Dempsey (A) @ 1:37
174 – Cory Suberbier (UWP) beat Matt Burns (A) 8-6 in overtime
184 – Matt Scott (UWP) beat Cody Heche (A) 12-0
197 – Brad Zellner (UWP) beat Hunter Feraco (A) 5-0
285 – Tyler Manning (UWP) pinned Pat Kilroy (A) @ :59

AUGUSTANA 31, TRUMAN STATE 18
125 – George Gogonas (A) beat Rolland Wimberly (T) 12-3
133 – Ryan Banning (T) won by technical fall over Steve Poffenberger (A) @ 7:00
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) won by disqualification over Colton Schmitz (T) @ 4:05
149 – Alex Maus (T) pinned Tyler Hernandez (A) @ 1:08
157 – Zac Holland (A) beat Steve Kueny (T) 8-5
165 – Tyler Dempsey (A) won by forfeit
174 – Matt Burns (A) won by forfeit
184 – Cody Heche (A) won by forfeit
197 – Zach Hayes (T) beat Hunter Feraco (A) 2-1
285 – Loyde Braidlow beat George Papandreou (A) 9-0

TRINE 29, AUGUSTANA 17
125 – George  Gogonas (A) pinned Aaron Overbey  (T) @ 5:45
133 – Steve Poffenberger (A) pinned James Green (T) @ 1:30
141 – Thomas Pompei (T) beat Alberto Quiros 5-4 (A)
149 – Tyler Hernandez (A) won by technical fall Elias Larson (T)
157 – Kyle Long (T) beat Zac Holland 2-0 (A)
165 – George Markou (T) won by technical fall Tyler Dempsey (A)
174 – Ryan Pieper (T) beat Matt Burns (A)10-6
184 – Nick Kraus (T) pinned Cody Heche (A) @ 3:46
197 – Alex Fleet (T) beat Hunter Feraco (A) 12-2 
285 – Pat Kilroy (A) won by forfeit

CHICAGO 25, AUGUSTANA 13
125 – George Gogonas (A) beat Jimmy Schoettle (C) 3-2
133 – Steve Poffenberger (A)  beat Francisco Acosta (C) 13-4
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) beat Joseph Reuttiger (C) 4-3
149 – Matt Hart (C) beat Tyler Hernandez (A) 6-3
157 – James Layton (C) beat Zac Holland (A) 7-2
165 – Spencer Burns (C) beat Tyler Dempsey (A) 15-5
174 – David Kneisel (C) beat Matt Burns (A) 4-0
184 – Cody Heche (A) beat Takumi Mihama (C) 6-4
197 – Tory Carlson (C) pinned Hunter Feraco (A) @ 1:17
285 – Ryan Hatten (C) pinned George Papandreou @ 0:53