Ithaca 2017 Preview

Team: Ithaca College
Head Coach: Martin Nichols
Years at School as Head Coach: 22
Assistant Coaches: Jules Doliscar, Tyler Daffinee, Marc Israel, Carlos Toribio, Ricardo Gomez, Dave Auble, Willie Horwath

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 12-2

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Jimmy Kaishian (125), Sam Schneider (149, 5th), Nick Velez (165), Jaison White (174), Carlos Toribio (107, 2nd), Jake O’brien (285, 8th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Sam Schneider 5th 2017, Nick Velez 7th 2016, Jaison White Qual- 2017,  Jake O’brien 8th 2017

Top Returning Starters:
Fred Mase 125 lbs. – 3rd Empire Conf.
Tito Colom 133 lbs. 4th Empire Conf.
Sam Schneider 149 lbs. NCAA AA
Demitri D’Orsaneo 157 lbs. 4th – Empire Conf.
Nick Velez 165 lbs. NCAA AA
Jaison White 174 lbs. NCAA Qual.
Jake Ashcraft 184 lbs. 4th NCAA Regionals
Jake O’Brien 285 lbs. NCAA AA.

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Anthony Stramiello 125 – 2x NYS Qual.
Ray Wetzel 133- NJ State 5th
Matt Kelley 3x MA. State Champion
Austin Whitney 157 lbs. 4th NCAA Regionals 2016. (Cortland transfer)
Alec Corrao 165 lbs. NJ State Qual
Isaiah Mayes 174 lbs 2x PA regional place winner
Steven Rice 174 lbs. 7th Pa State Championships (Muhlenberg transfer)
Dymir Davis-Carruth 197 lbs. 4th National Preps.

Season Outlook:
The Bombers look to improve on their 9th place finish at the NCAA Championships with a good group of upperclassmen that should be pushed by a strong incoming group of freshman and transfers.