2013-2014 Elizabethtown Preview

Elizabethtown College Blue Jays
Head Coach: Eric Walker
Years at School as head coach: 11th Season
Career Record at school: 57-87
Assistant Coaches: Jared Sernoffsky, Quint Eno, Brandon Bailey

2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 6-3
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chad Lammer (133), Jesse Meaney (141), Julian Meaney (4th, 184), Phil Landis (197), Jeremy Rieth (8th, 285)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Chad Lammer, Jesse Meaney, Julian Meaney, Jeremy Rieth

Top returning starters:
125-Kyle McNulty-5th at Mideast Region
133-Chad Lammer-2nd at Mideast Region, 2013 National Qualifier
141-Mike Henning-6th at Messiah Open/Mike Lammer-6th at Pete Willson Invite
149-Jesse Meaney-1st at Mideast Region (141), 2013 National Qualifier at 141
165-Woodie Hermann-2nd at Messiah Invite
174-Zeke Zimmer-4th at Mideast Region
184-Julian Meaney-2nd at Mideast Region, 4th at NCAA’s
285-Jeremy Rieth-2nd at Mideast Region, 8th at NCAA’s

Top incoming wrestlers:
125-Aston White-PA region qualifier
125-Ted Rigas-NJ region qualifier
133-Todd Dumas-PA region qualifier
133-Ryan Harter-NJ region qualifier
141-Branden Virgilio-NJ region qualifier
174-Luke Fernandez-NJ state qualifier
174-Avery Daniels-MD district qualifier
184-Josh Stencler-PA district qualifier
197-Ben Martin-PA region qualifier

Season outlook:
After surprising some and bringing home the Mideast Region title last year, Elizabethtown will return almost the exact same lineup as last year in an attempt to repeat the feat. Of their five NCAA qualifiers from 2013, only Phil Landis has graduated, leaving All-Americans Julian Meaney and Jeremy Rieth, along with qualifiers Chad Lammer and Jesse Meaney. In addition, Zeke Zimmer placed fourth  in the region and should be a contender to qualify in 2014. If the Blue Jays can put their best lineup on the mat on most days, they will be very tough to beat if they get a season-long performance similar to what they got at the end of last year.