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Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets (Mideast Region)
Head Coach: Ron Headlee
Years at School as head coach: Fifth
Career Record at school: 38-23-1, 7-1 in PAC
Assistant Coaches: John Yates (fifth year), Brian Leggett (GA)

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Twitter: @JacketWrestling

2011-2012 Dual Meet Record:10-8, 2-0 in PAC
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans:
125 – Alex Crown, Sr., 4th place in 2011 at 125
285 – Brandon Fedorka, Jr., NQ in 2011 at 285

Top returning starters:
125 – Alex Crown, Sr. (84-19), three-time PAC champion, 2011 4th Place AA at 125, 2011 MW Regional Champion. Ranked number one in 2012 d3wrestle.com and NWCA preseason rankings, NWCA Division III Scholar All-American
133 – Jake Vitolo, So. (19-16)
141 – Aaron Mills, So. (16-14), 2012 PAC runner-up
149 – Chris Milligan, So. (22-18), 2012 PAC Champion
165 – Sam Lombardo, Jr. (49-22),two-year starter, 2012 PAC Champion
174 – Ryan Walters, rs-So. (17-14)
184 – Cody Catalina, Sr. (43-35), three-year starter, 2011 PAC Champion, NWCA Division III Scholar All-American
197 – Patrick Jennings, So. (18-18), 2012 PAC runner-up
285 – Brandon Fedorka, Jr. (33-14) – 2011 MW Regional Champion, 2011 NQ, Two-year starter and all-conference defensive end on Waynesburg football team.

Top incoming wrestlers:
Greg Kumer (Fort Cherry H.S., 197 lb.) – 2012 AA WPIAL Champion at 220 lb., 3rd place at 2012 PIAA AA SW Regional, 8th place at 2012 PIAA AA state tournament
Gordan Bieber (Slippery Rock H.S., 125 lb.) – 2012 4th place District 10 Section 2-AA
Ryan Mayfield (Jefferson-Morgan H.S., 197 lb.) – 2012 3rd place WPIAL Section 2-AA
Austin Warsinsky (Cameron H.S., 174/184 lb.) – 2012 W.Va. AA/A Region 1 Champion, eighth place at 2012 W.Va. AA/A state tournament.

Season outlook:
Not only do the Yellow Jackets bring back nine starters from last season, but Waynesburg is also expecting some old familiar faces to be back on the mat in 2012. Leading this year’s team are a pair of three-year starters in seniors Alex Crown and Cody Catalina. Barring injury, Crown (84-19) should cruise past 100 career victories and could make a run at the program’s career victory record. The Carlisle native has spent his first three seasons in Waynesburg at 125 pounds, and will look to return to that weight after likely beginning the season at a higher class. Also back is 2011 qualifier Brandon Fedorka at 285, though he will be pushed by Marty Kisla. The team is very deep and looking to return to the NCAA Championships in 2013 after a year away.


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