2012-2013 Wabash Preview

Wabash College Little Giants (Midwest Region)
Head Coach: Brian Anderson
Years at School as head coach: 9 Years
Career Record at school: 72-39-1
Assistant Coaches: Danny Irwin (5 years), Jason Brew (1 year), Eracleo Vallejo (3 years)

Facebook: Wabash College Wrestling
Twitter: @wabashwrestling

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record: 12-3
2011-2012 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Greg Rhoads (8th @ 184)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Strausbaugh, Reece Lefever(NAIA), Conner Lefever (NAIA)

Top returning starters:
Jake Strausbaugh 149- 126-25 career record, regional finishes 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2010 National Qualifier
Austin O’Neal 197- Regional finishes: 2nd, 2nd

Top incoming wrestlers:
Reece Lefever- NAIA National Qualifier, Indiana tech Transfer
Conner Lefever-NAIA National Qualifier, Indiana Tech Transfer
Mark Myers- 184 2x IN State Placer (5th & 3rd), Cornell College Transfer
Abe Hall-285 IN State Champion
Tim Locksmith-133 3x FL Placer (5th, 3rd, 6th)
Charlie Mavros- 149 2x State Placer (7th & 5th)
Brett Thumm- 174 MI State placer (4th)
Kenny Martin-157 FL State Placer (5th)
Ethan Farmer- 165/174 IN State Placer (5th)
Jesse Goodnight-157/165 IN State Placer (6th)
Robbie Carter-125 OH 3x qual. 1 time placer (6th)
Ty Campbell- 174 VA 2x state placer (3rd,2nd)

Season outlook:
Wabash returns one NCAA qualifier and brings in two NAIA qualifiers to anchor the lineup along with a two time regional runner up and a few other regional placewinners. With a roster of nearly 60 guys, the rooms depth is going to be thick and very talented. A great freshman class and a few very talented transfers will only help in the cause. Wabash is aiming for the top spot in the Midwest regional after finishing 2nd the last two seasons. 8 of 10 returning starters will return, some of which will have to hold off some very talented freshman to keep their spots in the line up. Most challenging task of the coaches this season may be trying to fit all the top talent into 10 starting spots. The top freshman is probably heavyweight Abraham Hall who was the Indiana state champ last season.