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December 9, 2009

2009-2010 Season - Matt Nykaza wins at 184 against Elmhurst

Junior Matt Nykaza (Brother Rice HS, Oak Lawn, Illinois) picked up the lone victory as Augustana fell to Elmhurst by a score of 38-3 in wrestling action on Wednesday, December 9 at Faganel Hall in Elmhurst, Illinois. Nykaza defeated Mike McNeil at 184 pounds by a score of 2-1. This is the second time this season that Nykaza has picked up the lone win for the Vikings in a dual meet loss. The other time came on November 23 in a 35-3 loss to North Carolina-Pembroke.

After forfeiting at 125 pounds, Augustana lost a pair of close matches at the next two weight classes. Freshman Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Michigan) fell to Jake Oster by a score of 9-6 at 133 pounds and sophomore Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Berwyn, Ill.) dropped a 10-8 decision to Ryan Earley at 141 pounds.  Those were the closest individual matches for the Vikings.

Augustana will be in competition again on Saturday, December 12 at the Dick Walker Knights Invitational at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.


Faganel Hall, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois
December 9, 2009

Elmhurst 38, Augustana 3

125 – Tom Laskowski (E) won by forfeit
133 – Jake Oster (E) beat Steve Poffenberger (A) 9-6
141 – Ryan Earley (E) beat Alberto Quiros (A) 10-8
149 – Charlie Curran (E) beat Alec Rizzo (A) by tech. fall in 6:40 (19-3)
157 – Dan Hamilton (E) pinned Zac Holland (A) @ 1:40
165 – Andrew Konovodoff (E) beat Ian Knepshield (A) 13-6
174 – Frank Savegnago (E) beat Alex Vavra (A) 10-5
184 – Matt Nykaza (A) beat Mike McNeil (E) 2-1
197 – Joe Rau (E) beat Hunter Feraco (A) 6-2
285 – Mark Corsello (E) pinned George Papandreaou (A) @ 1:22