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January 7, 2012

2011-12 Season - Vikings win three of four at Knox Duals

Freshman John Schraidt's victory in the 285 pound weight class against Trine closed out a 26-24 victory in the final match of the Chuck Porter Duals on Saturday, January 7 in Galesburg, Illinois.

GALESBURG, Ill. - Augustana upped its record to 7-3 after winning three of four matches at the Chuck Porter Dual Tournament on Saturday, January 7 in Galesburg, Illinois at Knox. The Vikings, who beat Loras on Thursday by a score of 25-14, only lost to 11th ranked Luther (27-11) while picking up victories over Wisconsin-Platteville (36-6), Hannibal-LaGrange (49-3) and Trine (26-24).

Four Augustana wrestlers posted 3-1 records during the day long competition at Knox. Junior Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich) at 133, sophomore Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) at 141, senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) at 149 and junior Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) at 197 all went through with just a single loss.

The Vikings used three different wrestlers to go 3-0 at 285 pounds. Freshman John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) was 2-0 while sophomore Abe Duran (East Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.) and freshman John Seaman (Munster HS, Munster, Ind.) were both 1-0.

Head coach Eric Juergens will now take his team to Naperville, Illinois on Thursday, January 12 for a 7:00 p.m. battle with 29th ranked North Central before heading to Pella, Iowa on Saturday, January 14 for the Central of Iowa Tournament.

MATCH WRAPUPS FROM CHUCK PORTER DUALS

AUGUSTANA 36, WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE 6

Dropping just two weight classes (157 and 174), the Vikings easily dispatched of the Pioneers by a score of 36-6 in the first round of the Chuck Porter Dual Tournament. Freshman Thomas Browne (Grayslake HS, Hainesville, Ill.) picked up a forfeit at 125 and Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Ill.) beat Josh Bayer 10-3 at 133.

Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) picked up an 8-2 win over Emeric Williams at 141 and senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) pinned Tyler Ledbetter at 6:50 of the 149 pound weight class.

After a loss at 157, junior Matt Burns got the Vikings back on track with a 12-5 win over Zach Wallace at 165. Freshman Seth Whan (Sherrard HS, Viola, Ill.) beat Wes Mathieu 4-2 and 184 and then two pins ended the match for Augustana. Junior Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) pinned Mike Harmen in just :38 at 197 and freshman John Seaman (Munster HS, Munster, Ind.) decked Bryant Etherton at 4:53 of the 285 pound class.

LUTHER 27, AUGUSTANA 11

The 11th ranked Norse proved to be too much for the Vikings, winning the first four weight classes and seven overall in a 27-11 win. Augustana didn't pick up a victory until 157 pounds when freshman Alex Bowers (Noblesville HS, Noblesville, Ind.) beat Brent Blaser 7-3. Sophomore Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.) pinned Jayden Devildiss in 2:22 at 174 and freshman John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) ended the match with a 9-3 win over Jake Johnsen at 285.

AUGUSTANA 49, HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE 3

The Vikings won six weight classes by forfeit en route to a 49-3 win over Hannibal-LaGrange. Thomas Browne (Grayslake HS, Hainesville, Ill.) at 125, Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) at 133, Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) at 149, Alex Bowers (Noblesville HS, Noblesville, Ind.) at 157, Seth Whan (Sherrard HS, Milan, Ill.) at 184 and Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) at 197 all picked up forfeit victories.

Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) beat Tommy Pickens at 141 by a score of 12-4 and Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.) defeated Nathan Downs 10-8 at 174. Abe Duran (East Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.) pinned Jake Hare in 1:05 at 285 pounds to close out the match.

AUGUSTANA 26, TRINE 24

In a tight battle, the Vikings used wins in the last two weight classes to  secure a 26-24 victory over Trine in the fourth and final match of the Chuck Porter Dual Tournament. They trailed 24-18 following the 184 pound weight class after leading 18-5 through the first four weight classes.

Junior Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.)  scored a technical fall at 6:06 of the 197 pound weight class over Matt Begovich. Feraco was leading 17-2 when the bout was stopped. With the score now 24-23 in favor of Trine, the match was in the hands of John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) and he responded with a 5-3 win over Shane Hendrickson at 285 pounds.

Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) at 133 and Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) picked up forfeits at 133 and 141 respectively during the early going. Senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) pinned Dan McLeon at 1:31 of the 149 pound weight class to help Augustana to an 18-5 lead.

CHUCK PORTER DUAL TOURNAMENT RESULTS

@ Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois

Saturday, January 7, 2012

AUGUSTANA 36, WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE 6

125 - Thomas Browne (A) won by forfeit

133 - Steve Poffenberger (A) beat Josh Bayer (P) 10-3

141 - Greg Gogonas (A) beat Emeric Williams (P) 8-2

149 - Alberto Quiros (A) pinned Tyler Ledbetter (P)  @ 6:50

157 - Peter Crooco (P) beat David Tessiatore (A) 8-3

165 - Matt Burns (A) beat Zach Wallace (P) 12-5

174 - Austin Holland (P) beat Jordan Richardson (A) 11-4

184 - Seth Whan (A) beat Wes Mathieu (P) 4-2

197 - Hunter Feraco (A) pinned Mike Harmen (P) @ :38

285 - John Seaman (A) pinned Bryant Etherton (P) @ 4:53

 

LUTHER 27, AUGUSTANA 11

125 - Daniel Mendoza (L) pinned Thomas Browne (A) @ 2:26

133 - Evan Obert (L) beat Steve Poffenberger (A) 8-2

141 - Kyle Winquist (L) beat Greg Gogonas (A) 8-1

149 - Stephan DeLareuz (L) beat Alberto Quiros (A) 3-2

157 - Alex Bowers (A) beat Brent Blaser (L) 7-3

165 - Garrett Bonte (L) pinned Matt Burns (A) @ 3:35

174 - Jordan Richardson (A) pinned Jayden Devildiss (L) @ 2:22

184 - Jarid Groth (L) beat Seth Whan (A) 1-0

197 - Nick Piaget (L) beat Hunter Feraco (A) 6-0

285 - John Schraidt (A) beat Jake Johnsen (L) 9-3

 

AUGUSTANA 49, HANNIBAL-LAGRANGE 3

125 - Thomas Browne (A) won by forfeit

133 - Steve Poffenberger (A) won by forfeit

141 - Greg Gogonas (A) beat Tommy Pickens (H) 12-4

149 - Alberto Quiros (A) won by forfeit

157 - Alex Bowers (A) won by forfeit

165 - Bryce Alexander (H) beat Matt Burns (A) 12-6

174 - Jordan Richardson (A) beat Nathan Downs (H) 10-8

184 - Seth Whan (A) won by forfeit

197 - Hunter Feraco (A) won by forfeit

285 - Abe Duran (A) pinned Jake Hare (H) @ 1:05

 

AUGUSTANA 26, TRINE 24

125 - Brandon Preston (T) beat Thomas Browne (A) 20-0

133 - Steve Poffenberger (A) won by forfeit

141 - Greg Gogonas (A) won by forfeit

149 - Alberto Quiros (A) pinned Dan McLeon (T) @ 1:31

157 - Elias Larson (T) pinned Alex Bowers (A) @ 1:11

165 - George Mackey (T) pinned Connor Cummings (A) @ :56.9

174 - Jason Alber (T) beat Jordan Richardson (A) 2-1

184 - Ryan Pieper (T) beat Seth Whan (A) 14-3

197 - Hunter Feraco (A) beat Matt Begovich (T) 17-2 (tech fall @ 6:06)

285 - John Schraidt (A) beat Shane Hendrickson (T) 5-3

 

Augustana is now 7-3 in dual meets in 2011-12.