December 18, 2012
Scholten named "Wrestler of the Week" in CCIW
|Junior Jacob Scholten won five straight matches last week at 125 pounds and was named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin's "Wrestler of the Week".|
Augustana junior Jacob Scholten (Rockford HS, Grandville, Mich.) won all five time he took to the mat last week and as a result he was selected at the "Wrestler of the Week" in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Scholten, the Vikings regular at 125 pounds, helped lead 19th ranked Augustana to five consecutive dual meet victories.
Scholten started his week on Wednesday, December 12 with a 14-4 win over Ben Rosen of Cornell as the Vikings defeated the 12th ranked Rams 27-20. He then won four straight times at the Florida Duals in Ft. Myers, Florida on Sunday, December 16.
He began his day with a 6-0 win over Collin Lesko of Alma in Augustana's 24-12 victory over the Scots. Scholten followed that with a 6-4 triumph over Delian Schneider of Heidelberg as the Vikings won 24-13. In a 42-3 demolition of Concordia-Wisconsin, Scholten started things off with a 6-2 win against Sean Ambrocio. He finished his day with an 11-5 win over Zachary Aal of SUNY-Oneonta as Augustana won 24-12.
The Vikings are now 7-2 in dual meets and Scholten has posted a 17-3 record. He burst on the scene as a freshman in 2010-11 when he went 38-8 and won the CCIW title at 125. He sat out last season and now has a career record of 55-11.