Augustana 2017 Preview

Team: Augustana College
Head Coach: Tony Willaert
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Tyler Willers, John Malvik, Eric Juergens, Todd Thompson

2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 8-6

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Christos Giatras (184, 7th), Adarios Jones (285, 3rd)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Giatras and Jones

Top Returning Starters:
133 Freddy Terranova
141 Brendan Gould
157 Matt Sears
174 Trace Timmons
184 Christos Giatras, All-American
197 Ethan Benoit
285 Adarios Jone, All-American

Top Incoming Wrestlers: Carlos Burgos (Chicago, IL), Tavian Cervantez (Galesburg, IL), Josh Diehl (Oskaloosa, IA), Frankie Faasen (Lake Como, NJ), Andrew Gonzalez (Skokie, IL), Coy Helmuth (Dowagiac, MI), Joe Knapik (Prospect Heights, IL), Neil O’Shaughnessy (Niles, IL), Bobby Papiernik (Naperville, IL), Shawn Saulys (West Belmar, NJ), Trystyn Schoonover (Champaign, IL), Daniel Terronez (Moline, IL)

Season Outlook:
It is going to be an exciting year for the Augustana Vikings. They return two All-Americans in Christos Giatras and Adarios Jones and three 4th place winners at the Central Regional in Brendan Gould, Matt Sears, and Trace Timmons. A great mix of upperclass leadership and a great recruiting class will make for a very fun season. Look for the Vikings to have one of their best seasons in program history.