2012-2013 Oswego Preview

Oswego State Lakers (Northeast Region)
Head Coach: Mike Howard
Years at School as head coach: 24th
Career Record at school: 140 – 233 -6

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 3 -12

Top returning starters:
Omar Santiago – 133 lbs, (21-10 record) 1st Springfield, 2nd RIT, 4th Ithaca Invite, 3 x ECWC place finisher
Michael Gentilcore – 141 lbs, (26 – 8 record @ 125 in 2010-11), 3rd ECWC 2011
Blake Fisher – 165 lbs, 2 x ECWC place finisher
Brandon Jones – 197 lbs, 7-11 @ 285 last season
Kyle Sheridan – 285 lbs, (22-13 record) 2 x  ECWC place finisher

Top incoming wrestlers:
Mitch Alpha – 125 lbs, 98-9 high school record, 32-2 as a senior
James Ronca – 125 lbs, Jr National Participant in Greco/Freestyle, 3 x sectional place winner
Johnny Marquez – 125 lbs, 2 x runner-up State Qualifier
Tim Scalisi – 141 lbs, 4th MA State Tournament
Dustin Jones – 149 lbs, runner-up state qualifier
Abubakarr Sow – 149 lbs, 5th NYS HS Championships
Dante Epps – 149 lbs, Transfer SUNY Morrisville, 16-16 record as a freshman
Cody LaFever – 184 lbs, 2 x sectional place winner
Jeremy Hoyte – 184 lbs, Transfer SUNY Morrisville
Andrew Cole – 197 lbs, NYS HS Championships Qualifier
Jake DeBuyser – 285 lbs NYS HS Championships Qualifier

Season outlook:
With several members of the starting line up returning, Oswego State will look to continue to make improvements.  The Lakers will be led by three individuals who have placed multiple times at the Empire Conference Championships and a fourth who was voted ECWC Rookie of the Year in 2011.  A talented group of twenty-two first year team members will be looking to make an immediate impact in the line up.  After missing out on the NCAA tournament last year, the Lakers have a chance to make an impact with some upperclassmen in the new Northeast Region.