Lakeland Preview

Lakeland College Muskies
Head Coach: Peter Rogers
Years at School as head coach: 8
Assistant Coaches: Courtney Howard, Nate Muckerheidi, Tim Vallier

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 9-7
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Adam Sutter (6th/285), Jonas Flok (NQ/157)
Returning All-American: Adam Sutter – 6th @ 285
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 6

Top returning starters:
Jake Montie – Al Hanke Invite 4th, MSOE Invite 4th, NWA Conference Tournament 3rd
Rob Frias – NWA Conference Champion, NWA Conference Rookie of the year, Al Hanke Invite 4th
Isaac Roberson – NWA Conference Runner up, 6th Place Great Lakes Regional, 2nd MSOE Invite, Al Hanke Invite 5th
Jake Frias – NWA Conference Runner up, Cornell Matman Invite runner up
Ben Chapman – NWA Conference Champion (2X), Wisconsin H.S. state champion
Andrew Aronstam – NWA Conference 3rd place, MSOE Invite 3rd
Adam Sutter – All-American (6th), NWA Conference Champion, Great Lakes Regional 3rd, Wheaton Invite 2nd, MSOE Invite Champion, Al Hanke Invite 2nd

Top incoming wrestlers:
T.J. Kinjerski – Qual, 3rd, 5th
Ryan Renon-6th, Qual, Qual, 2nd
Bruce Romagnoli- 2nd @ State MI
Josh Gauthier, Brad LeClair, Chris Weber who are all state place winners in their respective states
Other Wrestlers to watch: Cory Hildebrandt, Nick Kusta, and Martin Alvarez

Despite the loss of seven seniors, Lakeland could be as good as ever thanks to improvement from the incumbents and a group of talented freshmen.  Adam Sutter will be back after his sixth place finish in 2009 as the first ever returning All-American (and 2nd overall) in program history.  He will be joined by returning Great Lakes Regional placewinner Isaac Roberson and at least six incoming freshmen who placed in their state tournaments.  It’s always to tough to qualify out of the Great Lakes, but Head Coach Pete Rogers has the team on the right track to improve.