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Elizabethtown College Blue Jays
Head Coach:  Eric Walker
Years at School as head coach: 6
Assistant Coaches:  Dan Bechtold

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record:  5-12
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:  Tyler Erdman (7th at 125), Deron Sharp (NQ at 285)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Erdman and Sharp
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier:  8

Top returning starters:
125- Tyler Erdman (7th in Division III) 33-6
133-Marty Harnish (14-17 )
141-Jarrod Cawley (7-14), Eric Rhoads (12-11)
149-Ronnie Cuff (8-17), Brian Frantz (10-14)
157-Bud Croswell (injured last season)
165-Mike Lussier (11-17)
174-Paul Connor (13-17)
197-Bill Meaney (7-9)
285-Deron Sharp (NQ, Metro Champ) 12-5

Top incoming wrestlers:
141/149-Tye Boyer, 3rd in PIAA AAA
174-Jim Gentile, 5th in NJ
133-Colin Sheridan, 2x PIAA qualifier
141/149-Matt Nobbs, 2x NJ qualifier
125-Ryan Irvin, 1x PIAA qualifier
149-Max Barsky-regional qualifier
133-Jordan Stepanchick, regional qualifier
157-Ross Stockdale, regional qualifier
165-Skip Newberger, National prep qualifier
184-Julian Meaney, did not compete the last two post seasons due to injury.
184-Cameron Aregood, season ending injury last year

Elizabethtown brings a nice mixture of upperclassmen and freshmen into the 2009-2010 season.  Two national qualifiers return, and Bud Croswell (2x conference placewinner) returns after missing all of last year with an injury.  With the addition of two state placewinners and three other state qualifiers, there is depth to support the top level talent like Erdman.  A tough schedule looms, but Elizabethtown could be looking a winning season.