2013-2014 JWU Preview

JWU_150px[1]Johnson & Wales University Wildcats
Head Coach: Lonnie Morris
Years at School as head coach: 17 years
Associate Head Coach: Brian Allen (15 years)
Assistant Coaches: James Gilbert (12 years) Kyle Kanaga ( 3 years)

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 14-7
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Colin Lenhardt (6th, 184)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Colin Lenhardt

Top returning starters:
141 Justin Colon (133 lbs. last year 17-9)
141 Michael Ferinde 17-15
149 Joe Gaccione – 6th Northeast Region
157 Everet Desilets – (Freshman wrestler of the year D3wrestle @157)
165 Sean Prell – 2x Region placer
184 Colin Lenhardt – 6th NCAA and Region Champion

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Joe Smith – (Transfer from STCC) NJCAA Placer
125 Anthony Donofrio – NY 4x All-County 126-22 record.
133 Nate Colicci – 2x RI State Champion and NE placer
133 Mike Meyers – (2nd Tri-mester)
141 Matt Caracappa- NJ District Champ
157 Daniel McBrinn – NJ State Qualifier
165 Chris Barone – 3rd RI States
165 Brandon Keena – NJ State Placer 8th
174 Dae’Sean Brown – 3rd NJ States
174 Jared Mesiti – NY State Qualifier
197 Contstantine Rissiotis – NJ State Qualifier
285 Jonah Aurelio – 3x RI State champ and 2x New England placer.
285 Joe Bibbo – NJ District Placer
285 Robert Bishop-Cotner – 2nd Colorado States

Season outlook:
With as many as five lineup spots going to new wrestlers this season, it may take some time for the Wildcats to get their team sorted out this season. What is not changing is the presence of All-American 184 lb. wrestler Colin Lenhardt who returns in search of a higher finish in 2014. Also back for his sophomore campaign is Everet Desilets, the d3wrestle.com Freshman Team member at 157 lbs. Sean Prell and Joe Gaccione also both placed at the region last season and will look to do so again. JWU typically brings in a big recruiting class, and this year is no exception, which is good as they look to fill some holes in the lineup and compete in the NEWA and Northeast Region.