2013-2014 Springfield Preview

Springfield College
Head Coach: Jason Holder
Years at School as head coach: 3rd year
Career Record at school: 28-5
Assistant Coaches: John Archambeau, Pierre Bondoc

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 14-2
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Tom Casper (125), Derek Adams (4th, 133), Joseph Grippi (6th, 141), Devin Biscaha (1st, 157), Derrick Longo (165), Jeremy Burns (197)

Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Casper, Adams, Biscaha

Top returning starters:
125 Tommy Casper (Sr): National Qualifier, 2x Conf/Regional placer 6th, 3rd
133 Derek Adams (Jr): All-American 4th, National Qualifier, Regional Finalist
157 Devin Biscaha (Sr): 2013 National Champion
165 Eric Hamrick (Jr): Conference placer (5th ’12 @149)
174 Dylan Foley (Jr):

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Corey Ali: 2x Section 2 Champ, 2x NY State Qualifier
141 Geovanni Medina: 2x NE placer (3rd, 6th)
141 Jacob Strohman: NE placer (5th)
149 Zach Joseph: 2x Section 2 Champ, 2x NY State Qualifier
149 Salvatore Castiglia: Region 1 placer NJ (4th)
157 Luke Balina: Region 6 placer NJ (4th)
157 Mariano Restivo-Lage: State placer MA (4th)
165 Casey Quinn: State Champion NH ‘12, NE finalist ‘12
165 Alexe Restivo-Lage: State Champion MA, NE placer (5th)
174 Will Henson: 2x state placer MA (3rd, 1st), NE finalist ‘12
184 Rufus Arraheffege: State placer MA (6th)
197 Hunter Ayen: State Champion NY
285 Steven Dwight: State Champ NH ’12, NE finalist’12, Prep All-American ‘13
285 David Varian: 2X NY State Qualifier, Section 1 Champ ‘12

Season outlook:
After finishing 8th for their highest finish since 1998, Springfield returns in 2013-2014 with a pair of All-Americans looking to lead the team back into the top ten. Derek Adams was unseeded but fought all the way back to fourth place, avenging losses earlier in the season to two different opponents. The bigger surprise for the Pride was Devin Biscaha winning the title at 157. Biscaha was unseeded and did not even win his region, but he beat the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seeds on his way to the title. Both Biscaha and Adams return along with 125 lb. qualifier Tommy Casper. With six starter lost to graduation, the incoming freshmen will be leaned on heavily to help the team to future success.