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Wrestling Falls to Augsburg, Wisconsin-La Crosse, Edges Luther in NWCA National Duals

Derek Adams Springfield, Ill. - January 12, 2013 - The Springfield College wrestling team dropped a 24-12 decision to fourth-ranked Augsburg on Saturday before edging Luther, 19-16, in the 2013 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)/Cliff Keen National Duals. In a third match, SC fell to Wisconsin-La Crosse, 22-14.

Against Augsburg, the Pride won four of the first six bouts to seize early control of the match. At 133, Derek Adams picked up Springfield's first win of the day, a 5-2 decision, before Joe Grippi, the nation's third-ranked wrestler at 141, posted a 5-2 decision at 141. Devin Biscaha edged out a 1-0 win at 157, and Derrick Longo registered another Springfield win at 165 to put the Pride up 12-6.

However, Augsburg would rattle off wins in the final four bouts en route to the 24-12 comeback victory.

It was a different start for the Pride against Luther as it fell behind 7-0 after the first two bouts. However, Grippi posted a 9-8 victory at 141 to start a run of five-straight wins for the Pride. Dylan Foley picked up an 8-2 decision at 149, followed by a major decision by Eric Hamrick at 157. Longo's second win of the day coupled with a 3-2 win at 174 by Michael Fish put the Pride up 16-7. Jeremy Burns added another win at 197 as the Pride held on for the the three-point win.

Against Wisconsin-La Crosse in a consolation match, Adams was a 6-2 winner at 133, and Foley won an 11-2 major decision at 149. Longo won his third match of the day (18-6) at 165, while Fish was a 5-2 winner at 174. Up 14-12 at this stage, SC, however, could not win any of the final three matches.

Augsburg 24, Springfield 12
125 - Mike Fuenffinger (A) over Tyler Keane (S) Dec 3-2
133 - Derek Adams (S) over Tossaporn Suparat (A) Dec 5-2
141 - Joseph Grippi (S) over Tom Kuehn (A) Dec 10-5
149 - Rashad Kennedy (A) over Joe Ortiz (S) Dec 3-2
157 - Devin Biscaha (S) over Kurt Knutsen (A) Dec 1-0
165 - Derrick Longo (S) over Justin Bowland (A) SV-1 3-1
174 - Josh Kohler (A) over James Coutoumas (S) Maj 14-6
184 - Noel Sweeney (A) over Michael Fish (S) Dec 8-5
197 - Matthew Hechsel (A) over Jeremy Burns (S) TF 16-0
285 - Chad Johnson (A) over John Gabordi (S) Pin 2:37


Springfield 19, Luther 16
125 - Robert Patino (L) over Tom Casper (S) Maj 13-3
133 - Evan Obert (L) over Derek Adams (S) Dec 8-4
141 - Joseph Grippi (S) over Kyle Windquist (L) Dec 9-8
149 - Dylan Foley (S) over Chris George (L) Dec 8-2
157 - Eric Hamrick (S) over Jake Fox (L) Maj 10-1
165 - Derrick Longo (S) over Garret Bonte (L) Dec 6-3
174 - Michael Fish (S) over Jarid Groth (L) Dec 3-2
184 - Jayden DeVilbiss (L) over James Coutoumas (S) Pin 3:58
197 - Jeremy Burns (S) over Trent Flegel (L) Dec 14-8
285 - Nick Pearch (L) over John Gabordi (S) Dec 3-2

Wisconsin-La Crosse 22, Springfield 14
125 - Isaac Balsiger (WLC) over Tyler Keane (S), 10-4
133 - Derek Adams (S) over James Bennett (WLC), 6-2
141 - Adam Sheley (WLC) won by FF
149 - Dylan Foley (S) over RJ Dilcher (WLC), 11-2
157 - James Lewis (WLC) over Devin Biscaha (S), 2-1
165 - Derrick Longo (S) over Derek Weinmann (WLC), 18-6
174 - Michael Fish (S) over Mitch Anderson (WLC), 5-2
184 - Eric Twohey (WLC) over James Coutoumas (S), 8-0
197 - Kevin Hein (WLC) over Jeremy Burns (S), TB-1 3-1
Hwt.- William Mayer (WLC) over John Gabordi (S), 6-2

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