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Delaware Valley College Aggies (East Region)
Head Coach: Steve Cantrell
Years at School as head coach: 2nd
Career Record at school: 10-11
Assistant Coaches: Shaun Smith, Jeff Jacobs, Jim Wertman

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 10-11
2011-2012 National Qualifiers and All-Americans:
Charlie Frankel – 125 pounds – All-American (8th place)
Eric McCann – 133 pounds – National Qualifier
Zak Andrews – 149 pounds – All-American (5th place)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans:
Charlie Frankel – 125 pounds – 2012 All-American (8th place)
Emmanuel Ajagbe – 157 pounds – 2010 National Qualifier
Aaron Karns – 197 pounds – 2011 National Qualifier – Will join lineup in second semester

Top returning starters:
125 – Charlie Frankel – Senior (granted hardship waiver) – 26-11, 8th NCAA
149 – Hank Stinson – Sophomore – 8-2
157 – Emmanuel Ajagbe – Senior – 19-7 – 2010 NCAA Qualifier

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 – Connor Kirkegard – 2x CT Champ, 2011 New England Champ
165 – James Dugan – 3rd NJ
174 – Dallas Winston – 1st NJ
285 – Matthew Jorgensen – 7th PA

Season outlook:
Heading the roster is 2012 All-American Charlie Frankel, who was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA for an injury earlier in his career. Frankel had his best season in 2011-12 as the 125-pounder finished with a 26-11 record, captured the Metropolitan Conference title and placed eighth at the NCAAs. Two former national qualifiers are back in Emmanuel Ajagbe (157) and Aaron Karns (197). Ajagbe, a senior who reached the national stage as a rookie in 2010, went 19-7 and placed sixth at the Metros last season. Karns, a national qualifier in 2011, has returned to the school after a short hiatus. He went 27-9 in his lone year with the Aggies.

Leading the cast of newcomers are freshman Connor Kirkegard (125), James Dugan (165), Dallas Winston (174) and Matthew Jorgensen (285). Kirkegard was a two-time Connecticut state champion in high school while Winston captured a New Jersey state title last year. Dugan finished third in the 2012 New Jersey state championships and Jorgensen placed seventh in the 2012 Pennsylvania state championships.

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