SUNY-Cortland Red Dragons
Head Coach: Brad Bruhn
Years at School as head coach: 10th
Career Record: 121-53-1
Assistant Coaches: Jason Reynolds, Jake Calhoun, Ajamain Sterling, Paul LeBlanc, Treavor Gale
2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 14-5-1
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: All American 2011 Dave Colagiovanni 5th @ 125, All American 2011 Aljamain Sterling 6th @ 141, NQ 2011 Troy Sterling-157, NQ 2011 Jared Myhrberg-197, NQ 2011 Corey James-HWT
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans (any year): T. Sterling, Myhrberg, James
Top returning starters:
125 (SR) Jared Lemke JUCO AA(4th) 2009
133 (JR) Sean Kempf(23-12) 3rd in ECWC @ 125 in 2010
133/41 (SO) Brian Bistis(23-7) 3rd in ECWC @ 133 in 2011, d3wrestle.com All-Freshman team
149 (JR) Andre Berry(25-13) 3rd in ECWC @ 149 in 2010
157 (JR) Troy Sterling(29-10) NQ, ECWC & Oneonta & Cleveland Open Runner-up
165 (JR) Jon Conroy(26-8) 4th in ECWC @ 165, Ithaca & RIT champ, ESU open placer, ranked part of year.
174 (SO) James Ondris(20-16) 3rd in ECWC @ 174
184 (JR) Will Parks(18-7) 4th in ECWC @ 184
184/97 (SR) Carl Korpi(23-6) Ithaca runner up, RIT champs, NYS Collegiate Placer
197 (JR) Jared Myhrberg(28-4) NQ,ECWC & Ithaca champ, NYS Collegiate runner-up
HWT (JR) Corey James(28-3) NQ, ECWC & Oneonta Champ,
Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Nigel McNeil – 2x state champ, #78 recruit in 2011, Virginia Beach runner-up as a junior.
133 Max Miller – 3rd placer NY, Eastern States Champ
133 Alex Bossert – Section placer
141 Adam Hulett – NCWA All-American 2011 @ 149
141 Edwin Perry – Section 11 runner-up
141 Richie Berkowitz – 2x state runner-up
149 Brian Vutianitis – State Qual.
149 Ben Freeman – State placer (4th)
157 Chris Sarro – Section 8 runner-up
165/74 Louis Puca – State Runner-up
174 Chanse Menendez Hauppauge HS – State Champ
174 Joe Shell – State Placer (6th)
174/84 Vincent Buttice – State Qualifier
184/97 Joeseph Giaramita – State Placer (3rd), and Qual.
184/97 Mike McGrath – State Placer (4th), Greco A-A (4th)
HWT Andrew Scopino – 2x State Qual.
HWT Lucas Meyers – 2x State Qual.
Eight returning starters highlight the Cortland lineup in 20111-2012 with NCAA qualifiers Troy Sterling, Jared Myhrberg, and Corey James leading the way. Several other wrestlers were knocking on the door and just missed a trip to La Crosse. After cortland won the Empire championship in 2010, Ithaca slipped ahead of the Red Dragons in 2011 to take the top spot. This season should be a good fight between those two for the title. Even with eight starters back, there will be some competition from incumbent backups and another large and talented recruiting class. The headliner is Nigel McNeil, a top 100 recruit who looks likely to be the starter at 125, though there are a number of other New York state placewinners aiming to find their way into the lineup at some point.