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2012-2013 Centenary Preview


Centenary College Cyclones (East Region)
Head Coach: John Garriques
Years at School as head coach: 6 Years
Career Record at school: 50-34-1
Assistant Coaches: Michael Kessler/Lenny Carida

Facebook: Centenary College Wrestling

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 8-5
2011-2012 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chris Burdge (5th, 157), Chris Parker (125), Nick Bach (165), Joseph Zitone (7th, 285)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chris Burdge/Joseph Zitone

Top returning starters:
157 JR. Chris Burdge 2 Time ALL-Ameican 2011 8th, 2012 5th
285 SR. Joseph Zitone 2012 All-American 2012 7th
149 JR. Craig Montgomery 16-9 3rd Ithaca Inv/3rd Bob Quade Open:/ 5th Metropolitan Conference
125 SO. Alex Reeves- 2011 starter 4th Ithaca Inv
133 SO. Adam Swift- 2012 starter- 6th Metropolitan Conference
141 SO. Joe Bartolini- 2nd Ursinus Inv
149 SO. Donald Miller- 2012 starter 4th Ithaca Inv 6th Metropolitan Conference
174 SO. Khalid Shakir- 2012 starter 6th Ithaca Inv/ 4th Metropolitan Conference

Top incoming wrestlers:
197 FR. Brandon Hull (Phillipsburg, New Jersey) 2012 NJSIAA State Champion, two time NJ state place winner, 2011 Junior National 6th place, 2012 USA Wrestling Honorable mention
165 SR. Owen Vernon -(Hackettstown, New Jersey) 2010 NCAA Alternate 3rd place Metropolitan Conference/ 2009 3rd New Jersey State Championships
174 SR. Kevin Dufresne – Transfer from Lock Haven University – (Saint Benedicts, NJ) Prep National High School All-American
149 JR. Corey Vernon- Transfer from The Naval Academy -(Hackettstown,NJ) New Jersey 7th place finisher
133 SO. Zach Huxford- Transfer George Mason University- (Jackson, NJ) New Jersey 8th place finisher
125 FR. Erik Orellana (Brentwood, NY) 2012 Senior Nationals 3rd place
125 FR. Joey Mazza (Roxbury, NJ) New Jersey State Qualifier
157 FR. Tyler Van Dyke (Pequannock, NJ) New Jersey State Qualifier
125 FR. Gabe Zamot (Egg Harbor, NJ) New Jersey State Qualifer
125 FR. Anthony Rosamilia (Bishop Ahr, NJ) New Jersey State Qualifier
184FR. Alex Braunstein (Ridge, NJ)New Jersey State Qualifier
184FR. Zach Bohn (Voorhees, NJ) New Jersey State Qualifier
125FR. Chaz Coppa (Pequannock, NJ) New Jersey District Champion
149 FR. Mathew McBride (Camden Catholic, NJ) New Jersey 100 wins club
149 FR. Brandon Kosheff ( Jackson, NJ) New Jersey 100 wins club
165FR. Joey Ragsdale (North Hunterdon, NJ) 2 time District finalist
165 F.R Donald Wagner (Morris Knolls, NJ)
157 FR. Tarique White (Saint Benedicts, NJ)
149 FR. Antony Mobilio (Lodi, NJ)
149 FR. Nick Barzano (North Warren, NJ)

Season outlook:
Centenary will be led by a pair of returning All-Americans in 2012-2013, as Chris Burdge and Joseph Zitone are both back and looking to ascend higher on the podium. They combined for a single loss heading into last year’s NCAA championships and should each be poised for another great season. Additionally, 2011 All-American Tim Lutke is slated to return in January at 197 lbs. after an injury at the Metro Conference ended his season last year. Some other lineup spots will be filled by new faces, but the 2013 Cyclone wrestling team will be one of the favorites to win the new East Region in March.


  1. i dont see chris parkers name on the list of returnees?? has he transferred out? also wanted 2 say that joey mazza will fill the lineup quite nicely.. gl 2 all

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