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October 1, 2012

2012-13 WRESTLING PREVIEW

Jordan Richardson won the CCIW title and was an NCAA Division III All-American at 174 pounds a year ago. He compiled an overall record of 38-11 and was the co-MVP of the conference tournament.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
ENROLLMENT: 2,500

SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ARENA: Roy J. Carver PE Center (1971)
CAPACITY: 1,900
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls  
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WRESTLING HISTORY

FIRST YEAR OF WRESTLING: 1947-48
OVERALL DUAL MEET RECORD: 492-313-16 (.609)
CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 36 total titles (1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1974 - 1975 - 1979 - 1980 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996- 1998- 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004)
NCAA TOP 15 FINISHES: 1965 - 13th; 1966 - 5th; 1970 - 14th; 1982 - 5th; 1983 - 5th; 1984 - 6th; 1990 - 11th; 1991 - 5th; 1992 - 4th; 1993 - 12th; 1995 - 8th.

SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265

WRATH'S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOME PAGE: www.augustana.edu

COACHING STAFF

TERRY & SANDY SHOCKLEY HEAD COACH: Eric Juergens (Iowa - 2001)

JUERGENS' DUAL MEET RECORD AS HEAD COACH: 31-40 in five years at Augustana

WRESTLING OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7392
JUERGENS' CELL PHONE: (563) 451-2932
ASSISTANT COACH: John Fotos

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa - 1981) 

TEAM INFORMATION
2011-12 RECORD: 11-4 dual meet record...Second in College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin...Sixth at NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional...36th at NCAA Division III Championship.

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: 7/3

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 25/4  

STARTERS RETURNING (7)

Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.), Senior, 165 pounds...2011-12: CCIW champion at 165 pounds...NCAA Great Lakes Regional third-place finisher at 165 pounds...National qualifier...Winner of team's "Sacrifice" and Co-Most Improved awards...28-17 record.

Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.), Senior, 197 pounds...2010-11: NWCA "Scholar All-American"...Team "Sacrifice Award" winner...3rd in CCIW at 197 pounds...24-15 record...2011-12: 3rd in CCIW at 197 pounds...22-15 record.

Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.), Junior, 184 pounds...2011-12: Viking MVP...CCIW champion at 174 pounds...CCIW Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler...Great Lakes Regional third-place finisher at 174 pounds...Eighth at 174 pounds at the NCAA Division III Championship... All-American...Knox Open champion at 184 pounds...Central Invitational champion at 174 pounds...38-11 record...Tied for 20th at Augustana in single-season wins.

Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.), Junior, 125 pounds...2010-11: Team Co-MVP...CCIW champion at 125 pounds... NCAA Great Lakes Regional champion at 125 pounds...NCAA National Qualifier...125-pound champion at North Central and Central Invitationals...38-8 record... Tied for 20th at Augustana in single-season wins.

John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.), Sophomore, 285 pounds...2011-12: 2nd in CCIW at 285 pounds... Central Invitational champion at 285 pounds...26-9 record.

David Tessiatore (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Sophomore, 157/149 pounds...2011-12: 4th in CCIW at 157 pounds...13-21 record.

Seth Whan (Sherrard HS, Viola, Ill.), Sophomore, 174 pounds...2011-12: 2nd in CCIW at 184 pounds...12-18 record.

STARTERS LOST (3):

Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas), 141 pounds... 2010-11: 3rd in CCIW at 133 pounds...17-15 record...2011-12: 2nd in CCIW at 141 pounds...18-18 record. 

Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.), 133 pounds... 2010-11: 3rd in CCIW at 149 pounds...15-17 record...2011-12: 2nd in CCIW at 133 pounds... 30-13 record. 

Alberto Quiros (Morton HS/Cicero, Ill.), 149 pounds...Four-time winner of team's "Hardest Worker" award...2010-11: CCIW runner-up at 141 pounds...Central Invitational 141-pound champion...31-9 record...2011-12: CCIW champion at 149 pounds...CCIW Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler...Great Lakes Regional runner-up at 149 pounds...National qualifier... Central Invitational champion at 149 pounds... 36-11 record.

2011-12 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES

NCAA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICAN - Jordan Richardson, 8th place @ 174 pounds; first since Matt Kapraun in 2003

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET QUALIFIERS - Alberto Quiros @ 149 pounds; Matt Burns @ 165 pounds and Jordan Richardson @ 174 pounds

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CO-MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS - Alberto Quiros @ 149 pounds and Jordan Richardson @ 174 pounds

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS - Alberto Quiros @ 149 pounds; Matt Burns @ 165 pounds and Jordan Richardson @ 174 pounds

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE - Mitch Musgrove, Kevin Sundberg

KNOX OPEN CHAMPION (11/12/11) - Jordan Richardson @ 184 pounds

CENTRAL OF IOWA INVITATIONAL CHAMPION (01/14/12) - Alberto Quiros @ 149 pounds; Jordan Richardson @ 174 pounds and John Schraidt @ 285 pounds

ADDITION TO AUGUSTANA'S TOP 20 SINGLE SEASON VICTORY LIST - Jordan Richardson, tied for 20th with 38-11 record

CCIW WRESTLER OF THE WEEK - Alberto Quiros, 01/17/12

TEAM DUAL MEET RECORD - 11-4; best record since 2003-04

CCIW TEAM FINISH - Second with 77 points; highest finish and point total since 2004