Wilkes Preview

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Head Coach: Jon Laudenslager
Years at School as head coach: 12th
Career Record at school: 172-72-5
Assistant Coaches: Mitchell Marcks, Brian Broderick, Anthony Dattolo, Kris Krawchuk, Ryan Wilson


2013-2014 Dual Meet Record: 18-3
2014 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: 133 Myzar Mendoza, 149 Mark Hartenstine (4th), 157 Kris Krawchuk, 174 Kyle Diesel, 197 Eric Bach, 285 William Fletcher
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: 133 Michael Fleck (NQ 2012), 174 Kyle Diesel, 197 Eric Bach

Top returning starters:
125 Guesseppe Rea JR. 28-7
133 Michael Fleck JR. 11-8
141 Pankil Chander SO. 16-18
141 Ryan Smith JR. 10-10
149 Stephen Turner SR. 19-11
165Mark Maloney RSFR Injured 2013-14
157 Sean Lombardi SR. 9-15
165 Mason McIntyre Injured 2013-14
174 Kyle Diesel JR. 25-14
184 Levi Veppert JR. 24-15
197 Eric Bach SR. 18-10
197 Alex Pullen SO. 13-10
285 Nick Dawson JR 20-9
285 Dave Oberrender SR DNC in 2013-14

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Dustin Zuzulock NJ Region Qualifier
133 Matt Grossmann PA 2nd and 5th
133 Tommy Stokes PA 8th
133 Bilal Bici NJ Region Qualifier
141 Kashif Alston PA Region Qualifier
141 Jessie Lopez WA State Champion…4X Stateplacer
141 James Palys PA Region Qualifer
141 Andrew Tonnesen NJ Region Qualifier
149 Morgan Fuller PA Region Qualifier
149 Nick Racanelli NJ R12
157 Patrick Swenson NJ SQ
157 Nick Armagno NJ SQ
165 Kieran Gerrity NJ R12
165 Robert Wright PA Region Qualifier
174 Brady Butler PA Region Qualifier
184 James Palmisano PA Region Qualifier
184 Daniel VanBrunt NJ Region Qualifier
285 Covey Austin…PA
Season outlook:
Wilkes won the 2014 NCAA East Region sending 6 to NCAA Tournament lead by Mark Hartenstine (Easton/PA), Kris Krawchuk (Northern Lehigh), William Fletcher (Palisades), all of who have graduated. Lots of depth from past should pay dividends for Colonels as several new starters will emerge. Will once again go back to National Duals where Colonels finished 6th last season. Very strong recruiting class, with kids with tremendous work ethic.