Photo: Senior Freddy Terranova took just 13 minutes and 31 seconds to
win three matches by a combined score of 51-1 Saturday at the
Gator Boots Duals in Nashville, Tennessee.
TERRANOVA AND TERRONEZ SHINE AT GATOR BOOTS DUALS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior Freddy Terranova(Jackson Memorial HS, Jackson, N.J.)—in his first action of the season—and junior Daniel Terronez(Moline HS, Moline., Ill.) each logged three wins Saturday, as Augustana competed at the Gator Boots Duals hosted by Luther College at McGavock High School. The Vikings wrestled three duals, falling to Concordia (Wis.) 25-19, Pennsylvania College of Technology 28-21 and Mount St. Joseph 30-14. Now 0-6 on the season, Augustana will travel to eighth-ranked Coe on Thursday, January 16, 2020.
CONCORDIA 25, AUGUSTANA 19
Behind Terranova’s 16-0 (5:27) technical fall over Ramiro Vasquez at 149 pounds, Terronez’s 5-2 victory over Bryce Carban at 157 and Benjamin Gruenstein’s(Eden Prairie, HS, Eden Prairie, Minn.) 10-4 win over Gabe Rodriguez at 133, the Vikings led their dual versus Concordia 11-7 midway through. However, they dropped three straight matches by fall before freshmen Dylan Messer(Dixon HS, Dixon, Ill.) and Daniel Skold(St. Francis HS, Plainfield, Ill.) recorded wins at 197 and 285, respectively, to account for the final. Messer pinned Nicholas Spreitzer in 4:01 and Skold captured a 10-3 decision over Reid McNeill.
PENN TECH 28, AUGUSTANA 21
Terranova, Terronez and sophomore Ellex Williams(Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) all recorded wins by technical fall as Augustana took a 15-9 lead at the midway point of its contest with Penn Tech. At 125 pounds, Williams downed Ryan Stilgenbauer 19-0 in 2:30. Terranova took 2:54 to defeat Jesse Walker 18-0 at 149 and Terronez handled Erik Schreck 18-2 (4:18) at 157. Wins in four of the final five matches allowed the Wildcats to prevail 28-21. The Vikings’ other victory came at 174, where senior Josh Bush(Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) took just 26 seconds to pin Daniel Bergeron.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 30, AUGUSTANA 14
After falling behind 9-0 two matches in versus Mount St. Joseph, Augustana claimed straight to take an 11-9 lead. Freshman Alex Cruz(Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.) defeated Jon Rumph 11-6 at 141 pounds. Terranova posted his third technical fall of the day, taking 5:10 to dispatch Chase Haehnle 17-1 at 149, and Terronez scored a 10-8 sudden victory over Charles Lipps at 157. The Lions captured four of the last five matches though, with Bush logging a 13-7 win over Austin Belcher at 174.