November 14, 2012
Split in dual meets against Knox and Dubuque
|Sophomore David Tessiatore picked up two victories on Wednesday, November 14 as Augustana split dual meets with Knox (winning 48-3) and 21st ranked Dubuque (losing 19-13). Tessiatore is now 4-1 on the season.|
GALESBURG, Ill. - On the opening night of the dual meet portion of the 2012-13 wrestling season, Eric Juergens' 17th ranked Vikings split a pair of dual meets on Wednesday, November 14 in Galesburg, Illinois. Augustana defeated Knox 48-3 and then fell to 21st ranked Dubuque 19-13.
The Vikings were coming off a weekend that saw them win four individual weight classes at the Knox Open on Saturday, November 10, also in Galesburg.
AUGUSTANA 48, KNOX 3
Victories in nine of the 10 weight classes propelled Augustana, ranked 17th in the NCAA Division III pre-season poll, to an easy 48-3 victory over host Knox on Wednesday, November 10. The match started at 141 pounds and the Vikings won the first four weight classes to jump off to an early 18-0 lead.
Freshman Isaiah Schaub (St. Francis HS, Traverse City, Mich.) got things started well for Augustana with a 10-3 victory over Mario Frye in the first bout of the match at 141. Sophomore David Tessiatore (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) followed with an 18-7 win over Eric Vogel at 149. Sophomore Kevin Sundberg (Paw Paw HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) recorded a technical fall (18-3 @ 5:40) over Reynoldo Cardenas at 157 and sophomore Torey Welch (Valor Christian HS, Littleton, Colo.) picked up a forfeit at 165.
Greg Ventris of Knox got the only victory for the Prairie Fire at 174 pounds when he made an escape hold up in a 1-0 win over sophomore Connor Cummings (Downers Grove North HS, Woodridge, Ill.).
Junior All-American Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Ill.) pinned Ryan Lambert at :38 of the 184 pound match. Sophomore Seth Whan (Sherrard HS, Milan, Ill.) and sophomore John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) got forfeits at 197 and 285 respectively.
Freshman Jimmy Panozzo (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) pinned Austin Weaver at 1:41 of the 125 pound match. Freshman Cody Weitzel (Valor Christian HS, Englewood, Colo.) closed out the match by recording at fall at :21 of the 133 pound weight class against Matt Sugai.
DUBUQUE 19, AUGUSTANA 13
In a tight battle, 21st ranked Dubuque beat the 17th ranked Vikings 19-13.
Once again, the match started at 141 pounds and the Spartans' Brian Travis scored what would prove to be a key 9-8 victory over Augustana sophomore Hector Ruiz (East Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.). Tessiatore evened things for the Vikings with a 6-2 win over Manny Mendoza at 149.
Dubuque won the next two weight classes to take a 9-3 lead when Ryan Warcynski beat Viking sophomore Alex Bowers (Noblesville HS, Noblesville, Ind.) 9-4 at 157 and Derek Mizaur defeated Welch (7-4) at 165.
Augustana's senior Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) cut the lead to 9-6 with a 6-1 win against Joseph Kubica at 174. However, the Spartans won at 184 when Logan Einerson beat Richardson 2-0 and at 197 with Oliver Newton beating Whan 5-2. That made the score 15-6 heading into the final three weight classes.
Schraidt beat Dubuque's Nathan Cristion 12-5 at 285 and sophomore Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) recorded a major decision (20-7) against Jared Smith at 125. The narrowed the lead to 15-13 but the Spartans' Christopher Sokol beat Weitzel 9-0 at 133 to make the final score 19-13.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
AUGUSTANA 48, KNOX 3
141 - Isaiah Schaub (A) beat Mario Frye (K) 10-3
149 - David Tessiatore (A) beat Eric Vogel (K) 18-7
157 - Kevin Sundberg (A) won by tech. fall over Reynaldo Cardenas (K) 18-3 @ 5:40
165 - Torey Welch (A) won by forfeit
174 - Greg Ventris (K) beat Connor Cummings (A) 1-0
184 - Jordan Richardson (A) pinned Ryan Lambert (K) @ :38
197 - Seth Whan (A) won by forfeit
285 - John Schraidt (A) won by forfeit
125 - Jimmy Panozzo (A) pinned Austin Weaver (K) @ 1:41
133 - Cody Weitzel (A) pinned Matt Sugai (K) @ :21
DUBUQUE 19, AUGUSTANA 13
141 - Brian Travis (D) beat Hector Ruiz (A) 9-8
149 - David Tessiatore (A) beat Manny Mendoza (D) 6-2
157 - Ryan Warcynski (D) beat Alex Bowers (A) 9-4
165 - Derek Mizaur (D) beat Torey Welch (A) 7-4
174 - Matt Burns (A) beat Joseph Kubica (D) 6-1
184 - Logan Einerson (D) beat Jordan Richardson (A) 2-0
197 - Oliver Newton (D) beat Seth Whan (A) 5-2
285 - John Schraidt (A) beat Nathan Cristion (D) 12-5
125 - Jacob Scholten (A) beat Jared Smith (D) 20-7
133 - Christopher Sokol (D) beat Cody Weitzel (A) 9-0
Augustana is now 1-1 in dual meets