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January 14, 2009

2008-2009 Season - Vikings drop close match to Wheaton in wrestling

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Augustana Vikings came close to notching their second victory of the season but fell to Wheaton by a score of 25-20 at the Carver Center on Wednesday, January 14. Augustana won four of the first five matches to take a 20-6 lead but could not claim a victory after the 157 pound weight class.

Kyle Brodwater (St. Joseph Hamm HS, Medford, New Jersey) got things started well for Augustana with a 4-1 victory over Caleb Cardenas at 125 pounds. Brodwater moved his record to a team leading 12-5 with the win. Andrew Randone (Davenport Assumption HS, Davenport, Iowa) pinned Johnathan Sbraccia at 2:36 of the 133 pound weight class to stake the Vikings to a 9-0 lead.

A Wheaton pin at 141 narrowed the gap to 9-6 but Zac Holland (West Des Moines Dowling HS, Pleasant Hill, Iowa) came through with a technical fall (16-0) at 6:51 of the 149 pound match with Matt Cordell. Kris Kovach (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.) won by forfeit at 157 pounds to make it 20-6.

That would be all the scoring for the Vikings, however as Wheaton won the last five weight classes to take the match 25-20.

Augustana is now 1-6 on the season while Wheaton went to 5-4.

125 – Kyle Brodwater (A) beat Caleb Cardenas (W) 4-1
133 – Andrew Randone (A) pinned Johnathan Sbraccia (W) @ 2:36
141 – Jeff Coners (W) pinned Alberto Quiros (A) @ 4:31
149 – Zac Holland (A) won by technical fall (16-0) over Matt Cordell (W) @ 6:51
157 – Kris Kovach (A) won by forfeit
165 – Justin Marble (W) beat Billy Gallo (A) 12-3
174 – Justin Tomal (W) beat Dan Krcmar (A) 3-1
184 – Toby Boltz (W) beat Brian Kerr (A) 9-1
197 – Matthew Griffiths (W) beat Matt Kykaza (A) 6-4
285 – Chase Campbell (W) pinned Paul Sutkay (A) @ 3:55