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January 12, 2010

2009-2010 Season - Wrestlers win all 10 weight classes against Knox

The Augustana Vikings won all 10 weight classes in a 49-0 victory over Knox in wrestling action on Tuesday, January 12 in the Carver Center. A pair of freshman, Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) and Alex Vavra (Gull Lake HS, Dowling, Mich.) recorded pins for second year head coach Eric Juergens’ team. Poffenberger won by fall at 2:49 of his 133 pound match against Alejandro Vavela while Vavra pinned Sergio Ulloa at 2:00 in the 174 pound weight class. Poffenberger is now 12-12 on the year while Vavra moved to 15-13.

Sophomore Alberto Quiros (Morton HS, Berwyn, Ill.) defeated Tim Yee by a score of 20-7 at 141 pounds and senior Zac Holland (West Des Moines Dowling HS, Pleasant Hill, Iowa) won by technical fall in his match at 157 pounds against Casey Spencer. Holland was leading 16-0 when the match was stopped at 4:24. Junior Pat Kilroy (Lisle HS, Lisle, Ill.) defeated James Wagner 11-0 at 285 pounds.

Junior Alec Rizzo (Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.) scored a narrow 4-3 victory over Dugan O’Connor at 149 and freshman Tyler Dempsey (Grant HS, Ingleside, Ill.) recorded a takedown and near fall in the closing seconds to beat Danny Stafford at 165 pounds by a score of 9-7.

The Vikings benefitted from three forfeits. Senior George Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) at 125, junior Matt Nykaza (Brother Rice HS, Oak Lawn, Ill.) at 184 and freshman Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) were the recipients of the forfeits.

Augustana, now 2-8 on the season, will be in competition again on Friday, January 15 at the Central of Iowa Duals in Pella, Iowa.

Augustana 49, Knox 0
January 12, 2009
Carver PE Center
Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois

125 – George Gogonas (A) won by forfeit
133 – Steve Poffenberger (A) pinned Alejandro Vavela (K) @ 2:49
141 – Alberto Quiro (A) beat Tim Yee (K) 20-7
149 – Alec Rizzo (A) beat Dugan O’Connor (K) 4-3
157 – Zac Holland (A) won by technical fall @ 4:14 (16-0) over Casey Spencer (K)
165 – Tyler Dempsey (A) beat Danny Stafford (K) 9-7
174 – Alex Vavra (A) pinned Sergio Ulloa (K) @ 2:00
184 – Matt Nykaza (A) won by forfeit
197 – Hunter Feraco (A) won by forfeit
285 – Pat Kilroy (A) beat James Wagner (K) 11-0

RECORDS: Augustana is now 2-8 and Knox is 1-7