UW-Stevens Point Preview

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers
Head Coach: Johnny Johnson
Years at School as head coach: 12
Career Record at school: 107-61-3
Assistant Coaches: Yan White, Joel Burdick, Eric Bath, Chris Brown, Jake Wozniak, Josh Ison

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 16-4-1
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Wozniak (NQ/165), Jered Kern (NQ/133), Chase DeCleene (6th/141), Ben Engelland (5th/184)
Returning All-American: Ben Engelland
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in2009 national qualifier: 6

Top returning starters:
Ben Engelland All-American(5th) 2nd at WIAC
Bret Oswald HWT 2nd at WIAC
Kris Magruder 3rd WIAC
Dennis Reckelberg 3rd WIAC
Joe Mileski 3rd WIAC
Andrew Dilworth 3rd WIAC

Top incoming wrestlers: Jordan Poirier (112) State Champion WI, CJ Hale (130) State Champion WI, Jordan Schulte (160) State Runner-up WI, Mark Puckhaber (135) State Runner-up WI, Charlie Wanty State Champion in 2008

After finishing 2nd to La Crosse by just 2 points in the WIAC Championships, the Pointers are looking to claim the top spot in the conference this season. The Pointers lost 3 National qualifiers including All American Chase DeCleene.  However, Ben Engelland is looking to improve on his 5th place finish at Nationals from a year ago.  Also returning for the Pointers is Senior Brett Oswald who placed 2nd in the WIAC at heavy weight and ended the season with a 24-12 record. Kris Magruder had a 25-15 record last season and placed 3rd at the WIAC Championships at 149.  Dennis Reckelberg (174), Joe Mileski (125) and Andrew Dilworth (157) also placed 3rd at the WIAC Championships and returning for the 2009-2010 season.  A great class of incoming freshman will fill out the remainder of the lineup.