2013-2014 Stevens Preview

stevensDuckStevens Institute of Technology Ducks
Head Coach: Mike Clayton
Years at School as head coach: 7th Year
Career Record at Stevens: 61-49-1 (87-70-1 career)
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Jacobs, Pete Galea, Jeff Marsh, Ray Brinzer


2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 8-10

2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Mike Polizzi (149, Joey Favia (5th, 165)

Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Mike Polizzi, Ryan Dormann (NQ in ’09, ’11, ’12)

Top returning starters:
125/Jr Tony Geiger, 6th NCAA East Regional
133/So Ryan Wilson, 5th NCAA East Regional
149/Jr Mike Polizzi, NCAA Qualifier, NCAA East Regional Champ and OW
157/So Leo Wortman
165/Jr CJ Caserta, 2x Centennial Finalist
174/Sr Ryan Dormann, 3x NCAA Qualifier and 3x Centennial Conference Champ
197/Sr Alex Moreno, Centennial Conference place winner
285/So Tyler Maher, Centennial Conference place winner

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 Jake Vick, 4th in DE with a 108-55 record. 4x Academic All-State
125 Rob Murray, NJ State Qualifier with a 125-30 record
141 Ricky Perrine, 4x NJ Prep State Finalist, 3x Prep All-American with a 101-27 record
149 Justin Becker, NJ record 101-29
157 Patrick VanDuyne, NJ State Qualifier with a 101-38 record.
165 Colin Navickas, 6th in CA with a 138-32 record. HS Academic All-America.
184 Tristan Hollenbaugh, 69-48, NJ Region place winner
285 Pete Andrich, NJ State Qualifier with a 63-23 record
285 Neil Forrester, NJ record 62-27
285 Anthony Fernicola, NJ Regional Qualifier with a 69-42 record

Season outlook:
Stevens returns three of four regional placewinners from last year’s team that won the Virginia Duals despite some injuries to important starters. Two time All-American Joey Favia has graduated, but East Region Outstanding Wrestler Mike Polizzi returns in search of his first All-American award. Also planning a return to the lineup this season is three time NCAA qualifier Ryan Dormann. Dormann was a qualifier in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and is also looking for his first trip to the second day at the NCAA Championships. With a number of former conference placewinners returning to the lineup this season and a big recruiting class in the fold, Stevens has a good chance to improve on last year’s finish both in dual meets and at the East Region.