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December 8, 2010

2010-11 Season - Wrestlers beat Central and Simpson

Sophomore Hunter Feraco won a pair of matches as Augustana defeated Simpson and Central of Iowa on Wednesday, December 8. Feraco is now 10-5 on the season.

Two solid performances translated to a double victory for the Augustana Vikings in wrestling action on Wednesday, December 8 in Galesburg, Illinois. Head coach Eric Juergens’ team picked up the first two wins of the season and both came against Iowa Conference opponents. The Vikings started the evening with a 37-7 win over Simpson and then ended the night with a hard-fought 18-13 victory over Central of Iowa.

There were five double winners for Augustana. Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) won a pair of matches to move his overall record for 2010-11 to 13-3 and freshman Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Ill.) also won twice to push his mark to 11-4. Junior Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Cicero, Ill.), who is now 10-4 won twice at 141 pounds. Freshman Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) picked up two victories at 165 and is now 7-4 and sophomore Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) won two times at 184 and has a 10-5 record.

AUGUSTANA 37, SIMPSON 7
Victories in eight of 10 weight classes led to a fairly easy win over the Red Storm. Freshmen Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) and Brad McDermott (Davenport Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa) picked up forfeit victories at 125 and 133 pounds respectively to get Augustana off to a 6-0 lead. Junior Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Cicero, Ill.) beat Derek Eatz at 141 pounds to make the score 9-0.

Simpson won at 149 and 157 to narrow the lead to 9-7 but freshman Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) picked up a 6-4 victory at 165 over Justin Bruce to push the advantage to 12-7. That started a run of five straight wins for the Vikings to close out the match.

Sophomore Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) beat Jordy Ammons at 174 by a score of 6-0. Sophomore Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) pinned Tanner Erdman in 1:50 at 184 pounds. Senior Matt Nykaza (Brother Rice HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.) defeated Spencer Lueders at 197 by a count of 6-1 and freshman Abe Duran (East Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.) pinned Jared Bevins at 6:02 of the 285 pound weight class to end the meet.

AUGUSTANA vs. SIMPSON
December 8, 2010
Galesburg, Illinois

FINAL SCORE: Augustana 37, Simpson 7
125 – Jacob Scholten (AUG) won by forfeit
133 – Brad McDermott (AUG) won by forfeit
141 – Alberto Quiros (AUG) beat Derek Eatz (SIM) 14-3
149 – Kaleb Brus (SIM) beat Steve Poffenberger (AUG) 9-0
157 – Kalvin Barber (SIM) beat Justin Hoffman (AUG) 11-6
165 – Jordan Graham (AUG) beat Justin Bruce (SIM) 6-4
174 – Alex Vavra (AUG) beat Jordy Ammons (SIM) 6-0
184 – Hunter Feraco (AUG) pinned Tanner Erdman (SIM) @ 1:50
197 – Matt Nykaza (AUG) beat Spencer Lueders (SIM) 6-1
285 – Abe Duran (AUG) pinned Jared Bevins (SIM) @ 6:02

AUGUSTANA 18, CENTRAL of IOWA 13

The Vikings got off to a great start with victories in the first three weight classes. Freshman Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) beat Justin Marx of 11-6 at 125 and sophomore Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) defeated Bryan Connolly 9-3 at 133 pounds. Junior Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Cicero, Ill.) handled Eric Wilkerson 6-3 at 141.

Central won at 149 and 157 but the Vikings got a win from freshman Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) beat Jared Hermann 7-1 at 165 to bump the lead to 12-7. Sophomore Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) defeated Tommy VanVentrenturgen at 174 by a score of 2-1. Sophomore Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) beat A.J. Crone 5-3 at 184. That was the last win for Augustana and made the score 18-7 with two weight classes left.

AUGUSTANA vs. CENTRAL of IOWA
December 8, 2010
Galesburg, Illinois

FINAL SCORE: Augustana 18, Central of Iowa 13
125 – Jacob Scholten (AUG) beat Justin Marx (CEN) 11-6
133 – Greg Gogonas (AUG) beat Bryan Connolly (CEN) 9-3
141 – Alberto Quiros (AUG) beat Eric Wilkerson (CEN) 6-3
149 – Josh Atwell (CEN) beat Steve Poffenberger (AUG) 15-4
157 – Atwell (CEN) beat Justin Hoffman (AUG) 10-3
165 – Jordan Graham (AUG) beat Jared Hermann (CEN) 7-1
174 – Alex Vavra (AUG) beat Tommy VanVentrenturgen (CEN) 2-1
184 – Hunter Feraco (AUG) beat A.J. Crone (CEN) 5-23
197 – Theron Stewart (CEN) beat Matt Nykaza (AUG) 5-0
285 – Jake Crawford (CEN) beat Matt Regnier (AUG) 6-2