January 24, 2013
Jordan Richardson leads the nation in pins
|Junior 184-pounder Jordan Richardson leads all of NCAA Division III with 12 pins this season.|
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA has released its latest Division III leader lists for wrestling and in the falls category, three Augustana grapplers rank among the nation's top seven. Junior 184-pounder Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.) leads the nation with a dozen pins, while sophomore 157-pounder Kevin Sundberg (Paw Paw HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) and senior 174-pounder Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) have 10 each and rank sixth and seventh, respectively.
Richardson, a 2012 All-American who sports a 25-6 record this season, has pinned 12 opponents in a combined time of 27:49. Last year's CCIW 174-pound champion is currently ranked 16th in the nation at 184 pounds by D3wrestle.com
Sundberg is 25-10 this season. His 10 falls have taken a total time of 33:37. Burns, the 2012 CCIW champion at 165 and currently the nation's 12th-ranked 174-pounder, is 27-3 this season. He has taken 35:40 to record his 10 pins.
Coach Eric Juergens' 27th-ranked Vikings face Wheaton at Carver Center on Friday, January 25 before hosting Elmhurst, the nation's second-ranked team, on Tuesday, January 29.
NCAA DIVISION III FALLS TOP 10
|2||11||22:15||Jordan Koranda||Wisconsin-Stevens Point||285|
|3||11||29:38||Nick Scotto||Wesleyan (Conn.)||141|
|4||10||19:40||Cody Lovejoy||Ohio Northern||285|
|5||10||24:06||Carl Gaul||Cornell College||285|
|9||9||14:03||Jefferson Ajayi||Wesleyan (Conn.)||184|