2012-2013 John Carroll Preview

John Carroll University Blue Streaks (Mideast Region)
Head Coach: Kerry Volkmann
Years at School as head coach: 26th
Career Record at School: 290-126-5
Assistant Coaches: Dan Ralph, Sean Gill, Kurt Gross, Dr. Dar Saghafi

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 6-6
2011-2012 National Qualifier: Terner Gott (157)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Gott

Top Returning Starters:
133 John Cobos moving from 125 17-7 3rd OAC
141 Phil Kail 8-7 3rd OAC
149 Greg Ryan 14-7 former OAC Runner Up
149 Kenny Locsei 3rd OAC
157 Terner Gott 25-5 National Qualifier 1st OAC
184 Bryan Steinmetz 24-9 2nd OAC

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Mike Buckiso (PA) 2X WPIAL Qualifier
149 John Connick (Chardon, Oh) Career Win Holder
141 Alberto Lopez 141 (Otsego,Mi) 51-2 State Champion
141 Dan Mirman (Medina Highland) 2nd State Ohio U transfer
165 Matt Tusick (St. Edward) Virginia Tech Transfer
141 Jordan Victor (Mentor, Oh) 47-10 3x State Qualifier

Season outlook:
With as many as six OAC placewinners coming back this year including NCAA qualifier Terner Gott, there is optimism around the John Carroll program as head coach Kerry Volkman enters his 26th year just 10 wins short of 300. In addition to Gott, both Gerg Ryan and Bryan Steinmentz have been OAC runners-up, just missing trips to the NCAA championships. The lineup could also be bolstered by some new additions like Michigan state champ Alberto Lopez and Ohio runner-up and Ohio University transfer Dan Mirman.