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January 22, 2011

2010-11 Season - Vikings go 2-1 at Wheaton Quad to move to 9-5

Steve Poffenberger was one of four Augustana wrestlers to win all three matches at the Wheaton Quad on Saturday, January 22.

The Augustana wrestling team continues to be impressive on the mat and Saturday, January 22 was one more example of how far the Vikings have come. Eric Juergens’ team went 2-1 in three dual meets with the only loss coming to ninth ranked Olivet by a score of 20-16. Augustana easily defeated Wheaton (50-3) and Concordia (47-0) to move to 9-5 in dual meets this season.

Four Vikings completed the day on Saturday without losing a match. Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) at 125, Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) at 141, Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) at 149 and Justin Hoffman (East Buchanan HS, Winthrop, Iowa) at 157 were all 3-0.

A total of five Augustana wrestlers have topped the 20 victory mark so far this season. Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) leads the way with a 29-9 record at 174 pounds. Scholten is 28-4 at 125 and Quiros has fashioned a 28-6 record at 141. Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) is 22-9 at 165 and Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) is 21-10 at 197.

Augustana will be in action on January 28-29 at the Wheaton Invitational in Wheaton, Illinois.

WHEATON QUAD WRAP-UP

AUGUSTANA 50, WHEATON 3
The Vikings got the benefit of forfeits from the first three weight classes and never looked back from that 18-0 start en route to an easy 50-3 win over Wheaton. Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) at 125, Brad McDermott (Davenport Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa) at 133 and Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) at 141 picked up the forfeits to start the meet.

Steve Poffenberger (Paw Paw HS, Allegan, Mich.) was the first Viking to see action on the mat and he made short work of Logan Meurer by recording a pin at 4:24. Justin Hoffman (East Buchanan HS, Winthrop, Iowa) pinned Jon Sesso at 1:44 of the 157 pound weight class. Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) picked up at technical fall (19-4) just as the buzzer sounded to end his 165 pound match against Matt McCrary.

Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) beat Cameron Fox at 174 pounds by a score of 12-7. Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) pinned Rocky Gingg at 1:10 in the 197 pound bout and Tim Day (Wheaton-Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) won by technical fall (15-0) at 5:37 of the 285 pound match.

AUGUSTANA 50, WHEATON 3
125 – Jacob Scholten (A) won by forfeit
133 – Brad McDermott (A) won by forfeit
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) won by forfeit
149 – Steve Poffenberger (A) pinned Logan Meurer (W) @ 4:24
157 – Justin Hoffman (A) pinned Jon Sesso (W) @ 1:44
165 – Jordan Graham (A) won by technical fall over Matt McCrary (W) 19-4 @ 7:00
174 – Matt Burns (A) beat Cameron Fox (W) 12-7
184 – Justin Marble (W) beat Alex Vavra (A) 4-2 in overtime
197 – Hunter Feraco (A) pinned Rocky Gingg (W) @ 1:10
285 – Tim Day (A) won by technical fall over Jason Geick (W) 15-0 @ 5:37

#9 OLIVET 20, AUGUSTANA 16
The Vikings nearly defeated ninth ranked Olivet (NCAA Division III Brute/adidas) before falling 20-16. The Comets won the last three weight classes after Augustana built up a 16-6 lead heading into the 184 pound bout.

Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) defeated Adam Wilson by a score of 3-0 at 125 pounds to get things started. After a loss at 133, the Vikings responded with three straight wins. Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) scored a 17-7 major decision over Kam Olsen at 141 pounds. Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) picked up an 8-5 win over Jeremy Ward at 149 and Justin Hoffman (East Buchanan HS, Winthrop, Iowa) beat Matt Willming 6-5 at 157.
The Vikings lone victory in the final five weight classes came at 174 pounds where Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) beat Jeff Holm by a score of 8-4.

OLIVET 20, AUGUSTANA 16
125 – Jacob Scholten (A) beat Adam Wilson 3-0
133 – Kenny Richmond (O) beat Brad McDermott (A) 5-3
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) beat Kam Olsen (O) 17-7
149 – Steve Poffenberger (A) beat Jeremy Ward (O) 8-5
157 – Justin Hoffman (A) beat Matt Willming (O) 6-5
165 – James Myers (O) beat Jordan Graham (A) 9-6
174 – Alex Vavra (A) beat Jeff Holm (O) 8-4
184 – James Neal (O) won by technical fall over Matt Burns (A) 21-5 @ 6:39
197 – Justin Leonard (O) beat Matt Nykaza (A) 9-1
285 – Logan Renas (O) won by technical fall over Tim Day (A) 17-1 @ 6:57

AUGUSTANA 47, CONCORDIA 0
Augustana didn’t lose a single match en route to a 47-0 victory over Concordia that pushed the Vikings to 9-5 on the season.

Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) won by technical fall (21-5 @ 5:34) over Alec Silva at 125 pounds. Brad McDermott (Davenport Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa) pinned Marcus Lubner at 5:51 of the 133 pound weight class. Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) picked up a 17-7 win over Kurt Kemnitz at 141.

Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) scored an 18-3/5:58 technical fall over Jordan Semevolos at 149 pounds. Justin Hoffman (East Buchanan HS, Winthrop, Iowa) won by forfeit at 157. Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) beat Josh Nord 11-5 at 165. Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) pinned Miles Greenblatt just 13 second into the 174 pound weight class. Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) beat Shane Brandle 6-3 at 184. Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) pinned Ben Hertel at 2:45 of the 197 pound match. Tim Day (Wheaton-Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) beat Seth Kilkelly 6-3 at 285 pounds to close out the match.

AUGUSTANA 47, CONCORDIA 0
125 – Jacob Scholten (A) won by technical fall over Alex Silva (C) 21-5 @ 5:34
133 – Brad McDermott (A) pinned Marcus Lubner (C) @ 5:51
141 – Alberto Quiros (A) beat Kurt Kemnitz (C) 17-7
149 – Steve Poffenberger (A) won by technical fall over Jordan Semevolos (C) 18-3 @ 5:58
157 – Justin Hoffman (A) won by forfeit
165 – Jordan Graham (A) beat Josh Nord (C) 11-5
174 – Matt Burns pinned Miles Greenblatt (C) @ :13
184 – Alex Vavra (A) beat Shane Brandl (C) 6-3
197 – Hunter Feraco (A) pinned Ben Hertel (C) @ 2:45
285 – Tim Day (A) beat Seth Kilkelly (C) 6-3