2013-2014 Oswego Preview

Oswego_logoOswego State Lakers
Head Coach: Mike Howard
Years at School: 25th Season
Career Record at School: 140-233-6
Assistant Coach: Ian Clark, Omar Santiago, Blake Fisher, Cam Mills

2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 3-11
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Blake Fisher (157)

Top Returning Starters:
125 – Kevin Ramkishun, injured 2nd half of last season
149 – Abubakarr Sow, 11-9 2nd Ithaca, 4th RIT, round of 8 @ Northeast regional
157 – Dustin Jones, 7th NYS Collegiate Championships
184 – Scott Bova, injured 2nd half of last season
197 – Andrew Cole, 16-13, 2nd RIT, 4th Empire

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 – Simon Greebel, 2013 NYS Freestyle Champion
125 – Jake Yankloski, NHSCA Senior All American (5th)
141 – Jeffrey Jones, 6th NYS HS Championships, 3 x state qualifier
141 – Noah Phillips, 121-27 HS Record
149 – Mark Milisci, NYS HS Championship Qualifier
157 – Dante Giannetta, 3rd State qualifying tournament
157 – Jimmy Loomis, Transfer University at Buffalo, 2 x NYS HS Place finisher
165 – David Hall, 4 x NYS HS Championship Qualifier
184 – Joe Gorsuch, 3rd State qualifying tournament

Season Outlook:
Five starters return from last year’s Lakers team including Sow, who was top 8 in the region, Jones, who was 7th in the New York state tournament, and Cole, who was 4th in the Empire Conference. The team will hope to take a step in the right direction with help from the freshman class. With a good group of state qualifiers and an NHSCA All-American in the fold, the young team looks to rebound in 2013-2014 and get another wrestler to the NCAA Championships after senior qualifier Blake Fisher graduated last spring.