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April 21, 2011

2010-11 Season - Scholten and Graham share MVP

Augustana freshmen Jacob Scholten and Jordan Graham were named co-Most Valuable Performers for the 2010-11 wrestling season. Graham (above) closed his freshman campaign with a 32-15 overall record and was named to the D3wrestle.com NCAA Division III All-Freshman team.

Augustana freshmen Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) and Jordan Graham (Big Rapids HS, Fremont, Mich.) were named co-Most Valuable Performers for the 2010-11 wrestling season. Scholten, a regular at 125 pounds, compiled a 38-8 record during his freshman year. He won the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin individual title at 125 pounds and qualified for the NCAA Division III national tournament by winning the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the same weight class.  

Graham finished third in the NCAA West Regional in the 165 pound weight class and qualified for the national meet as an “at-large” participant. Earlier in the year he won an individual title in the CCIW tournament. He closed his freshman campaign with a 32-15 overall record and was named to the D3wrestle.com NCAA Division III All-Freshman team. 

Junior Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Cicero, Ill.) was named the Hardest Working Wrestler. Senior Tim Day (Wheaton-Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.) and freshman Abraham Duran (East Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.) shared the Most Improved Wrestler honor. Sophomore Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) earned the Sacrifice Award.  

Quiros compiled a record of 31-9 at 141 pounds and finished second in the CCIW. Day was 17-16 at 285 pounds, Duran was 2-7 overall, and Feraco had a 24-15 mark for the season. Day placed second in the CCIW and Feraco finished third.  

Augustana was 9-6 in dual meets this year and placed third in the CCIW tournament with 63.5 points and seventh in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional.  

2010-11 AUGUSTANA WRESTLING LETTERWINNERS  

NAME

WEIGHT

YR

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

Matthew Burns**

165

So

Naperville, Ill./Central

Tim Day*

HWT

Sr

Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South

Abraham Duran*

HWT

Fr

Aurora, Ill./East Aurora

Hunter Feraco**

184

So

Battle Creek, Mich./Gull Lake

Greg Gogonas*

133

So

Austin, Texas/Bowie

Jordan Graham*

157

Fr

Fremont, Mich./Big Rapids

Cody Heche**

174

So

Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

Tyler Hernandez**

141

So

Bloomington, Ill./HS

Justin Hoffman*

149

Fr

Winthrop, Iowa/East Buchanan

Ian Knepshield**

165

So

Ford City, Pa./Shady Side

Brad McDermott*

133

Fr

Davenport, Iowa/Assumption

Mitch Musgrove*

149

Fr

Andover, Ill./Orion

Matt Nykaza****

197

Sr

Oak Lawn, Ill./Brother Rice

Steve Poffenberger**

141

So

Paw Paw, Mich./Allegan

Alberto Quiros***

141

Jr

Cicero, Illinois (Morton)

Matthew Regnier**

197

So

Riverside, Ill./Riverside-Brookfield

Jacob Scholten*

125

Fr

Grandville, Mich./Rockford

Alejandro Vavra**

174

So

Dowling, Mich./Gull Lake

•  - Denotes letters won

HEAD COACH: Eric Juergens

ASSISTANT COACHES: John Fotos