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New York University
Head Coach: Bruce Haberli
Years at School as Head coach: 19th
Career Record at school: 205-153-3 (.572)
Assistant Coaches: Corey Luce -Senior Assistant Coach- 8th year, Brian Benson- 7th year, Mike Torriero, Gene Kobilansky, Andrew Butville

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 15-1
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Brandon Jones (5th, 133), Patrick Sheehan (184)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Brandon Jones, Patrick Sheehan

Top returning starters:
Richy Cruz 133
Corbin Lee 133 (21 wins as a frosh, 3rd in Centenial championships)
Brandon Jones 141 (17-2 5th place at NCAA)
DJ Albonico 149 (18 wins as a frosh. 1st at CMSV invite, 3rd Ted Reese)
Matt DiGiovanni 157 (5th Regional Tournament)
Chris Amro 174 (20 wins Ted Reese Champ, UAA champ, 5th at Citrus)
Patrick Sheehan 184 (NCAA Qualifier)
Dan Brereton 197 16 wins
Anthony Chu HWT (6th Regional Tournament)

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Wayne Yuan (2x IL SQ)
Brian Santana (Transfer from CA)
Amit Naik (2x NC champ)
141 Quinn Gregory (MA state placer)
141/149 Nick Matthews (6th in NJ)
157 James Papin (2x Prep qualifier)
165 John Messinger (4th in NY)
184 Robert Hankins
197 Roman Accetta (3x NY state prep champ)

Season outlook:
NYU had a great dual meet season, finishing 15-1 on the strength of solid depth and a lineup with few weak spots. The midyear transfer of former Iowa State wrestler Brandon Jones was a big boost, as he was undefeated until the NCAA Championships where he placed 5th at 133. He will likely be at 141 for 2013-2014, however. Also making it to Cedar Rapids was Patrick Sheehan at 184 but came up one match short of placing. Both Jones and Sheehan return to make another run. Matt DiGiovanni and Anthony Chu also placed at the regional, while Corbin Lee won over 20 matches before Jones bumped him out of the lineup. If Jones is at 141, Lee can get back in at 133. A good recruiting class brought in some likely starters, so NYU is set for another strong season.