2012-2013 MSOE Preview

Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders (West Region)
Head Coach: Kevin Morin
Years at School as head coach: 20
Career Record at school: 97-95
Assistant Coaches: Mario Trafficante, Matt Letto

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 8-5

Top returning starters:
Austin Binish – 4th in Great Lakes Regional last year, 23 wins last year, NWCA Academic All-American
Luke Gaeth – 25 wins last year, placed in 5 tournaments, injured for postseason
Pete Kootstra – 6th at Great Lakes Regional last year, 23 wins as a freshman
Matt Ostovich – 24 wins last year, NWCA Academic All-American
Marcus Rokosh – Northern Wrestling Conference Champ
Dallas Schurg – Northern Wrestling Conference Champ

Top incoming wrestlers:
Dylan Allison, Rockridge, IL
Russell Carey, Tri-County/Almond-Bancroft, WI
Pat Conrad, Vernon Hills, IL
Chris Gustafson-Nolan, Rockford Lutheran, IL
Jimmy Kuczynski, Dundee Crown, IL
Joey Larson, Lake Geneva Badger, WI

Season outlook:
MSOE brings back a strong nucleus of wrestlers from last year and have augmented the team with a number of good freshmen. Austin Binish was close to qualifying for the NCAA championships last year, an accomplishment he hopes to reach in the new West Region. Luke Gaeth had over 25 wins last year including a pair over NCAA round of 12 Ambrocio from Concordia, but he missed the postseason with an injury. He will also be knocking on the door in 2013. Pete Koostra was sixth at the Great Lakes as a freshman, and Matt Ostovich had 24 wins. Getting back to the NCAA Championships is a big goal for this year, and they have some experienced wrestlers who should get the job done.