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Lakeland College Muskies (West Region)
Head Coach: Mike DeRoehn
Years at School as head coach: 3rd
Career Record at school: 8-19
Assistant Coaches: Fred Brown, Jose Quintana

Facebook: Lakeland College Muskie Wrestling
Twitter: @LCMuskieWrstl

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 2-12
2011-2012 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ryan Renon (165)

Top returning starters: Grant Franson, 6th Great Lakes Regional

Top incoming wrestlers:
Nick Mudlaff; Adell, WI; Random Lake High School; 149 pounds; 2012 WIAA State Champion; 2010 State Runner-up; 2009 State 4th; USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle All-American

Matt Damp; Oconto Falls, WI; Oconto Falls High School; 125 pounds; 2012 WIAA State Tournment-3rd place; 2011 WIAA State Qualifier

Marcus McCauley; Hillpoint, WI; Weston-Ithaca High School; 133 pounds; 2012 WIAA State Tournament-5th place; 2010 WIAA State Tournament-4th place

Sam Wall; Greenleaf, WI; Wrightstown High School; 125 pounds; 2x Olympian Conference Champion

Payton Shillcox; Two Rivers, WI; Two Rivers High School; 133 pounds; 2011 & 2012 WIAA Sectional Qualifier; 2012 Eastern Wisconsin Conference Champion

Derek Kuettel; Hortonville, WI; Hortonville High School; 157 pounds; 2011 & 2012 WIAA State Qualifier

Wesley Colton; Machesney Park, IL; Harlem Senior High School; 165 pounds;2x Illinois National Team Member

Eddie Terres; Escanaba, MI; Escanaba High School; 174 pounds;

Mike Simerson; Cudahy, WI; Cudahy High School; 141 pounds; 2012 WIAA State Qualifier

Rashaun Sparks; Campbellsport, WI, Campbellsport High School; 141 pounds; 2011 WIAA State Qualifier

Chris Jankowski; Milwaukee, WI; Muskego High School; 184 pounds (Playing both football and wrestling)

Tyler Griswold; Saukville, WI; Port Washington High School; 174 pounds; 2012 WIAA State Qualifier;

Alec Noa; Westmont, IL; Glenbard East High School; 125 pounds; 6x Illinois National Team Member

Season outlook:
2012 NCAA Qualifier Ryan Renon will be serving his country overseas this winter and will forego his final season of eligibility for the time being. This opens the door for other Muskie wrestlers to step up and lead. Senior Joel Frias, 141, will look to join his brothers (Jake ’09; Robby ’12) as Academic All-Americans as well as pushing for the podium at NCAA’s. Grant Franson, 125, has improved each season and looks to have a great junior year. He will be pushed by a number of strong freshman challenging for the spot at 125. Former Wisconsin 3x State Finalist Brandon Garcia is back healthy and hopes to have a big year. Jeremy Kroeger showed a lot of freshman promise last year before being slowed with injury. He is back healthy and had a strong off season of training to prepare. Numerous talented freshman have been added to the roster and bring lots of energy to the program.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Too bad that Reno won’t be wrestling this season–he’s been the backbone of that team for the last two years. But my hat’s off to him for his commitment to his country and his past community service. He seems to be a very honorable young man!

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