2013-2014 Trine Preview

Trine University Thunder
Head Coach: Dan Callahan
Years at School as head coach: 8
Career Record at school: 66 –66 – 1
Assistant Coaches: Rob Yahrmarkt

2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 4 – 12
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Elias Larson (8th, 157), Ryan Pieper (174), Brandon Preston (125)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Preston

Top returning starters:
125 Brandon Preston JR 30-12 Midwest Regional Champ,
197 Mackenzie Green JR 16-13
133 Nick Ader SO 19-20
149 Jon Blanton SO 11- 18
125 Matt Frane SO 13 – 11
Top incoming wrestlers (including transfers) with accomplishments:
Matt Beard – 285 Indiana State Qualifier
Wes Cummings 133/141 Transfer from Mott CC
Joey Stasiak 165 – Indiana Semi State Qualifier

Season outlook:
Trine took three to the NCAA Championships last season, and Elias Larson ended his career as a three-time All-American. Ryan Pieper qualified at 174 but has also graduated, leaving Brandon Preston as the only returning qualifier on what promises to be a young team. Preston moves up to 133 for his junior year and will be looking to repeat as a Midwest Regional champion in 2014.  Outside of upperclassmen like Preston and Mack Green (moving to 285 this year), the team will feature as many as seven freshman and sophomores in the lineup as Trine enters their tenth year of varsity competition.