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Ferrum logoFerrum College Panthers
Head Coach:Nate Yetzer
Years at School as head coach:1
Career Record at school: 0-0
Assistant Coaches: Brandon Bradley (UNC-P), Reed Carpenter (Va Tech)

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First Varsity Season at Ferrum

Top returning starters:
Darreus McCrea (197) – Fr (NCO, Washington and Lee, & Turkey Bowl Champ)
Paul Biggs (149) – Fr (NCO, Washington and Lee, & Turkey Bowl 3rd place)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Corbin Ramos (184) – Fr (VA-AAA 3x placer and champ)
Sean Murphy (157) – Fr (VA-AAA 3 x placer)
Thomas Smith (174) – Fr (VA-AA 3 x placer)
Dakota Thompson (125) – So (Old Dominion)

Season outlook:
After a year as a club program, Ferrum moves up to varsity status for the first time since 1988 in 2013-2014. After a year of aggressive recruiting, the Panthers have a large roster made mostly of freshmen. A couple of wrestlers had good seasons for Ferrum last year including Darreus McCrea, a winner in the Division II bracket of the National Collegiate Open and Paul Biggs who placed third. The real future of the team lies in the incoming class featuring a trio of 3x Virginia placewinners Corbin Ramos, Sean Murphy, and Thomas Smith along with ODU transfer Dakota Thompson.