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Head Coach: Kevin Bratland
Years at School as head coach: 7
Career Record at school: 66-40
Assistant Coaches: Andrew Zobac, Rob Kichka

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 4-12
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Nathan Fitzenreider (133, 3rd)

Top returning starters:
Nick Santos 125: 28-21, 5th Midwest Regional
Nathan Segal 149: 25-17 CCIW Champion
Casey Greenberg 197: 20-21
Dylan Mahler 285: 18-21 at 285 pounds.

Top incoming wrestlers:
Howard Beatty 133: State Qualifier
Michael Bikulcius 133- Sectional Qualifier
Dominic Boggia 133 – sectional qualifier, Greco Fargo qualifier
Tyler Daniel 125 3X all state, State Champion, MI
Nicholas Duda 157 – 2 time sectional qualifier
Javier Ishola-Marquez 184- sectional qualifier
Eric Kirkman 174- State Runner up, IL
Brandon Mattinen 174 – 3 time state qualifier, MI
Vincent Pizzo 197 – State Qualifier, MI
Coll Robertson 141 – 2 time district champion, 2012 state qualifier, FL
Andrew Rodawold 141 – 3 time State placer (3rd,2nd,1st), IL
Josh Tardy 157 – NJCAA Champion
Alex Vosburgh 165 – State Qualifer, 2 time state placer, IL
Ben Bard 165 – Transfer from Lawrence
Vincenzo Zaccagnini 149- Sectional Qualifier, IL

Season outlook:
North Central returns six starters from last year’s team led by a trio of 20+ match winners in regional placewinner Nick Santos, CCIW champion Nathan Segal, and Casey Greenberg. They will compete to move the team up in the incredibly tough Midwest Region while hoping the newcomers can step in and make an impact. Tops among this is local Naperville product Josh Tardy a junior college national champion for Harper College. Illinois state champion Andrew Rodawold could also be an important part of a revamped starting lineup, while Michigan champ Tyler Daniel could push Santos at 125. It is always going to be tough to get out of that region, but Coach Kevin Bratland hopes to have the team ready to make a run.