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January 17, 2012

2011-12 Season - Quiros named CCIW "Wrestler of the Week"

Senior Alberto Quiros was named the "Wrestler of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin after going 6-0 last week and winning the 149 pound weight class at the Central of Iowa Tournament on Saturday, January 14.

Augustana senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) capped off an undefeated week by being named as the "Wrestler of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Quiros, the Vikings' regular 149 pounder, won all six of his matches last week and finished with a flurry as he won the 149 pound weight class at the Central of Iowa Tournament in Pella, Iowa on Saturday, January 14.

Quiros started his week by beating Eric Oyster of North Central in a dual meet in Naperville, Illinois on Thursday, January 12 by a score of 149 pounds.

His performance at the Central of Iowa Tournament was tremendous as Quiros won five matches en route to his title at 149 pounds. He started his day with a pin just :47 into his match with Chris Hallinan of Central of Iowa and in the next round he pinned Johnny Gonzalez of William Penn at 1:47. In the quarterfinals he beat David Kellog of Grand View 4-2 and he beat Isaiah Tatum of Grand View in the semi-finals by a 2-1 margin. In the championship match he beat Adam Kurimski of Grand View 2-1.

Quiros is now 26-6 on the season and over the last two seasons he has compiled a sterling mark of 57-15. His career record with the Vikings is 81-49.

The son of Sandra Quiros of Berwyn, Illinois, Alberto is a psychology major at Augustana.