Oswego Preview

Oswego will be a very young team in 2008-2009.  Senior and 2x NCAA Qualifier Derrick Smith will lead the way, but he is one of just two seniors on the squad this season.  Sophomore Cameron Mills had a good first year at 165, winning 26 matches and placed highly in several tournaments.  Craig Becker also had a winning season and will be the other senior in the lineup for the Lakers.  Incoming wrestlers have a chance to make an impact on the team this year, and that group is led by New York State Qualifiers Paul Slaver and Matt McGuckin.  Scott McGregor, Ethan Johnson, Andrew Greenlaw, and Matt Holcomb all topped 100 wins in high school and will fight for starting spots as the season gets underway.

Team: Oswego State
Head Coach: Mike Howard (Oswego State `90)
Years at School as head coach: 20 years
Career Record at school: 124-191-6
Assistant Coaches: Tenkoran Agyeman, Chris Cowen, Matt Gough

2007-2008 Dual Meet Record: 3-10-1
2007-2008 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Taylor (285/NQ), Derrick Smith (141/NQ)
Returning Qualifier: Smith

Top returning starters: 141 Derrick Smith 2x NCAA qualifier, 165 Cameron Mills 26-12, 174 Craig Becker 19-17

Top incoming wrestlers:  Paul Slaver NY State Qualifier, Matt McGuckin NY State Qualifier, Jason ReisGerzog, Scott McGregor, Blake Fisher, Ethan Johnson, Andrew Greenlaw, Matt Holcomb