Johnson and Wales University Wildcats
Head Coach: Lonnie Morris
Years at School as head coach: 15th Season
Career Record at school: 199-102-4
Assistant Coaches: Brian Allen (13th) James Gilbert (10th), Kyle Kanaga (1st)
20010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 16-6-1
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Bill Mulligan 197 lbs. (8th), Brennan Ward, 184 lbs
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Colin Lenhardt 174 lbs (2010)
Top returning starters:
133 – John Donaleski (SR); 20-12 record, 3rd NEWA, Academic AA
141 – TJ Webster (JR); 26-11 record, 3rd NEWA @ 149
174 – Colin Lenhardt (JR); 34-9 record, 2010 National Qualifier, Academic AA
285 – Humphrey Swift (JR); 21-13 record, 2x NEWA placer
Top incoming wrestlers:
125 – Andrew Gauthier, Lowell, MA. Massachusetts State Champion and 5th in New England
133 – Gideon Yim, Vernon Hills, IL. Illinois State Finalist in 2011. 3x state qualifier.
141 – Michael Ferinde, Nutley, NJ. NJ State Qualifier
149 – Patrick Parrino, Ocean, NJ. NJ State placer taking 6th.
149 – Andrew Stock, Middle Island, NY. Section 11 placer
149/157 – RJ Pilkington (JR), Transfer from Sierra College (CA):2x California Jr College place winner 165 (2009) & 141 (2010)
157 – Michael Frick (SO), Transfer from West Virginia University: Connecticut state placer and a New England placer in HS.
157 – Matthew Ross, Rocky Point, NY. New York State Finalist in 2011, 2x State placer and 8th in Nationals as a sophomore.
165 – Eric Kogel, Mount Sinai, NY. Section 11 placer
165 – Sean Prell, Warwick, NY. New York State placer finishing in 3rd in 2011.
The Johnson & Wales Wildcats will have their hands full this year as they have lost National Finalist 184 lbs. Senior Brennan Ward and 197 lbs. All-American Bill Mulligan (Year ending injury), but have a solid bunch of upperclassmen that will be looking to make it to the NCAA National Championships in March. Leading the way will be 2010 National Qualifier Colin Lenhardt 174 lbs., who sustained a major injury at the National Duals last year and never fully recovered. Healthy now, he is looking for a return trip. TJ Webster will be moving down from 149 to 141 this year and should make a significant impact at this weight. Senior captain John Donaleski will also be looking to improve on his 3rd place Conference finish from last year. The Wildcats have built up their squad at 149, 157 and 165 lbs. with the addition of 5 high school stars and 2 transfers. Down at the lower weights; Gauthier, Yim and Ferinde could all vie for their starting weight class positions by seasons end. Coach Lonnie Morris will be looking to grab his 200th Win milestone. JWU will be looking to win their 8th straight Pilgrim League title. They are on a 40 match unbeaten streak with their last loss coming in 2004.