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Head Coach: John Oostendorp
Years at School as head coach: 13 years
Career Record at school: 154-64-1
Assistant Coaches: Clayton Rush, Eric Casey, Marcus Kurtz, Teddy Drees, Mason Cook, Danny Bieshaar, Alex Burkle


2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 14-8
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jimmy Gotto (125, 2nd),  Dimitri Boyer (157), Ethan Ball (174)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jimmy Gotto (125, 2nd 2013, 6th 2012), Dimitri Boyer (157), Ethan Ball (174, 2x National Qualifier)

Top returning starters:
Jimmy Gotto (125, National Runner-Up, 6th Place AA 2012, 3rd Central Regional)
Tyler Endres (133, 5th at Central Regional, ranked as high as 8th)
Beau Westpfahl (141, 6th at Central Regional)
Dimitri Boyer (157, National Qualifier, 3rd Central Regional)
Farai Sewera (165, ranked as high as 5th)
Ethan Ball (174, 2x National Qualifier, 1st Central Regional)
Ryan Sheldon (184, 4th Central Regional, ranked as high as 8th)
Donnie Horner (197, 4th Central Regional, ranked as high as 10th)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Jan Rosenberg (NJ) – 125, Rutgers transfer, 2x NJ State 3rd Place, Fargo AA Freestyle and Greco
Cody Fritz (IA) – 149/157. SMSU transfer, IA State Runner-up.
Garrett Kelson (IL) – 174/184, IL State 5th Place

Season outlook:
With five seniors in the starting lineup, Coe comes into 2013 from a position of strength. All three of their qualifiers return with Boyer and Ball each seeking their first All-American award and national runner-up Jimmy Gotto going for the title. If Gotto is to win the championships this season, it will be at 133, as he will move up from 125 this season. Two of Coe’s upper weights, Ryan Sheldon and Donnie Horner, finished 4th in the region last year, just missing out on a trip to the NCAA Championships, but both were ranked in the top ten during the season. Of the incoming wrestlers, Rutgers transfer Jan Rosenberg has the best chance to make an impact right away if he can step into the 125 spot vacated by Gotto.