2013-2014 Centenary Preview

Centenary College Cyclones
Head Coach: John Garriques
Years at School as Head Coach: 8th season
Career Record: 64-36
Assistant Coaches: Mike Kessler, Thad Frick, Owen Vernon, Kevin Dufresne, Marc Defrancesco ,
Head Strength and Conditioning: Lenny Carida

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2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:
JD Zitone (2nd, 285), Chris Burdge (3rd, 157), Owen Vernon (6th, 165), Cory Vernon (141), Zach Huxford (133)

Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chris Burdge (8th/5th/3rd), Zach Huxford

Top returning starters:
125 Erick Orellana 13-10
133 Zachory Huxford 16-8 NCAA National Qualifier
141 Adam Swift 2012/2013 133 starter, injured last year
141 Alex Reaves 2012 125 starter
149 Joe Bartolini 2012 149 starter, injured in 2013
165 Chris Burdge 3 time All-American
197 Brandon Hull 2nd place Doug Parker Invitational

Top incoming wrestlers (including transfers) with accomplishments:
125 FR. Andrew Perez Top 8 NY City
133/141 FR. Rayne Stokes NJ
141/149 FR. Colin Farley NJ Two Time NJ State Qualifier, round of 12
141/149 FR. Patrick Henn NY All League Wrestler long Island
133/141 SO. Nick Barzano NJ
141/149 FR. Naeem Nazeer NJ
157/165 SO. DJ Wagner NJ Region I 4th place finisher
165/157 SO. Mauricio Barrantes NJ
157/165 FR. Jeremy Hunt NJ
174/184 FR. Josh Sibblies 5th NJ States
174/184 FR. Giovanni Santiago 3rd/4th NY States
174/184 SO Joey Ragsdale NJ, State Qualifier
184/197 JR. Alex Braunstein NJ State Qualifier round of 12
197/285 FR. Vincent Cordasco NJ State Qualifier round of 12
285 JR Vincent Barber NY Transfer Oneonta State
285 FR. Anthony Pare NJ State Qualifier round of 12
285 FR. Marven Heyden NJ State Qualifier

Season outlook:
Centenary has had a great run the last three years, winning the Metropolitan Conference Championships twice, and winning the 2013 East Regional Championship. They finished 6th at the 2013 NCAA National Championships, and had a 3rd place team finish at the 2013 NWCA National Duals. Three time All-American Chris Burdge returns for one more season, though this will be his first at 165. Zachary Huxford is the other returning qualifier who was in the round of 12 last year. A few 2012 starters missed last season due to injury, so they could help replace some of the now graduated starters from 2013. A freshman class with five state qualifiers and three placewinners will also be counted on to provide depth.