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January 21, 2012

2011-12 Season - Wrestlers finish dual season 11-4

Sophomore Jordan Richardson won three matches at the Wheaton Duals on Saturday, January 21 as the Vikings posted three victories to move to 11-4 on the season. Richardson is 27-5 this year.

WHEATON, Ill. - Three victories on Saturday, January 21 at the Wheaton Duals in Wheaton, Illinois allowed 30th ranked Augustana to finish the dual meet portion of the 2011-12 wrestling season with an 11-4 overall record. It was the first time since 2003-04 that the Vikings have eclipsed the double figure mark in dual meets. Head coach Eric Juergens' team posted victories over Wheaton (26-15), Manchester (25-16) and Concordia-Wisconsin (36-12).

The last time Augustana went into double digits in wins was in 2003-04 when Pat Marsh was the head coach and the final record was 15-5. The Vikings will compete in the Pete Willson Invitational in Wheaton on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27.

Sophomore Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.) at 174 and Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) each picked up three victories on the day. Richardson is now 27-5 on the year while Poffenberger, who won all three by forfeit, is 23-9. Senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) was 2-1 at 149 pounds and he leads the team in victories with a 29-7 mark.


The day began with a 26-15 win over the host Thunder of Wheaton. After Thomas Browne (Grayslake HS, Hainesville, Ill.) dropped a tough 7-6 decision to Tom Foy at 125 pounds, the Vikings ripped off four straight wins to take control of the match.

Sophomore Steve Poffenberger (Allegan HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) and junior Greg Gogonas (Bowie HS, Austin, Texas) each received forfeits at 133 and 141 respectively. Senior Alberto Quiros (Morton East HS, Cicero, Ill.) scored a 16-4 win over Brett Alfrey at 149. Freshman David Tessiatore (Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.) beat Tim Savenok 16-9 at 157.

That put Augustana up 20-3 before junior Matt Burns (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) lost 4-3 to Peter Huang at 165 pounds. Sophomore Jordan Richardson (Grandville HS, Wyoming, Mich.) beat Matt McCrary 10-0 at 174 to make it 23-6 and put the victory on ice. Freshman John Schraidt (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) sealed things when he scored a 16-5 win over Kyle Patton at 285.

Augustana 26, Wheaton 15

125-Tom Foy (Wheaton) def. Thomas Browne (Augustana), 7-6 decision

133-Steve Poffenberger (Augustana), won by forfeit
141-Greg Gogonas (Augustana), won by forfeit

149-Alberto Quiros (Augustana) def. Brett Alfrey (Wheaton), 16-4 major decision

157-David Tessiatore (Augustana) def. Tim Savenok (Wheaton), 16-9 decision

165-Peter Huang (Wheaton) def. Matt Burns (Augustana), 4-3 decision

174-Jordan Richardson (Augustana) def. Matt McCrary (Wheaton), 10-0 major decision

184-Mitch Steed (Wheaton) def. Seth Whan (Augustana), 10-4 decision

197-Darren Faber (Wheaton) def. Hunter Feraco (Augustana), Fall (4:37)

285-John Schraidt (Augustana) def. Kyle Patton (Wheaton), 16-5 major decision


The Vikings won six of the first eight weight classes and were able to survive a loss and a pin in the final two to record a 25-16 win over Manchester.

Poffenberger and Gogonas once again picked up forfeit wins at 133 and 141 before Quiros lost for just the seventh time this season. He was defeated 6-2 by Cameryn Brady at 149 pounds. Tessiatore got Augustana back on track with a wild 24-10 major decision over Grant Anglemyer at 157.

Freshman Torey Welch (Valor Christian HS, Littleton, Colo.) got the call at 165 pounds for this match and he responded with a 3-0 win over Chandler Pogue. Richardson beat Ryan Monce 5-3 at 174 and junior Matt Regnier (Riverside-Brookfield HS, Riverside, Ill.) beat Spencer Blatz at 184 pounds by a score of 9-4.

Augustana 25, Manchester 16

125-Garth Simpson (Manchester) def. Thomas Browne (Augustana), 14-1 major decision

133-Steve Poffenberger (Augustana), won by forfeit
141-Greg Gogonas (Augustana), won by forfeit

149-Cameryn Brady (Manchester) def. Alberto Quiros (Augustana), 6-2 decision

157-David Tessiatore (Augustana) def. Grant Anglemyer (Manchester), 24-10 major decision

165-Torey Welch (Augustana) def. Chandler Pogue (Manchester), 3-0 decision

174-Jordan Richardson (Augustana) def. Ryan Monce (Manchester), 5-3 decision

184-Matthew Regnier (Augustana) def. Spencer Blatz (Manchester), 9-4 decision

197-Casey Bushong (Manchester) def. Steve Monaco (Augustana), 4-1 decision

285-Jimmie King (Manchester) def. John Schraidt (Augustana), Fall (0:31)


Wins in seven of the 10 weight classes gave the Vikings a 36-12 win over Concordia-Wisconsin to close out the successful day. The victory wrapped up the dual meet portion of the 2011-12 campaign for Juergens' club with an 11-4 record.

Poffenberger once again won by forfeit at 133, his third of the day. Losses by a technical fall at 125 and major decision at 141 had Augustana trailing 9-6 heading into the  149 pound weight class. Quiros responded with a 15-7 win over Ricky Burns to put his team in the lead 10-9 and the Vikings never looked back.


Freshman Kevin Sundberg (Paw Paw HS, Paw Paw, Mich.) picked up the first of three straight pins for Augustana when he decked Jordan Semevolos at 4:07 of the 157 pound match. Burns followed with a pin just :46 into his 165 pound match with Casey Kenealy and Richardson stopped Luke Kreis at 1:03 of the 174 pound weight class.

Junior Hunter Feraco (Gull Lake HS, Battle Creek, Mich.) beat Seth Kilkelly 6-3 at 197 pounds and Schraidt pinned A.J. D'Albert at 1:03 of the 285 pound weight class.

Augustana 36, Concordia (Wis.) 12

125-Sean Ambrocio (Concordia) def. Thomas Browne (Augustana), 17-1 tech fall

133-Steve Poffenberger (Augustana), won by forfeit
141-Greg Sanders (Concordia) def. Greg Gogonas (Augustana), 18-8 major decision

149-Alberto Quiros (Augustana) def. Ricky Burns (Concordia), 15-7 major decision

157-Kevin Sundberg (Augustana) def. Jordan Semevolos (Concordia), Fall (4:07)

165-Matt Burns (Augustana) def. Casey Kenealy (Concordia), Fall (0:46)

174-Jordan Richardson (Augustana) def. Luke Kreis (Concordia), Fall (1:03)

184-Jake Reuteler (Concordia) def. Seth Whan (Augustana), 4-2 decision

197-Hunter Feraco (Augustana) def. Seth Kilkelly (Concordia), 6-3 decision

285-John Schraidt (Augustana) def. AJ D'Alberto (Concordia), Fall (1:03)