2013-2014 Wabash Preview

Wabash LogoWabash College Little Giants
Head Coach: Brian Anderson
Years at School as head coach – 10
Career record at School – 81-44-1
Assistant Coaches – Danny Irwin (6 yrs.), Josh Boyer (1st yr.), Aaron Moss (1st yr.)

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2012-2013 Dual meet record – 9-5
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Strausbaugh (149), Reece Lefever (7th, 157)
Returning National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Reece Lefever

Top Returning starters:
157 – Reece Lefever – 2nd at Midwest regional, 7th at National tournament
174 – Conner Lefever – 4th at Midwest Regional
141 – Tim Locksmith – 5th at Midwest regional
197- Austin O’Neal – 2nd, 2nd, 5th at Midwest regional

Top Incoming wrestlers –
184 – Riley Lefever – IN State Runner-up, 2013 Fargo Runner-up/AA
133 – Levi Moss – 3X IN State Placer
149 – Nick Bova – 3X IN State Placer
149 – Connor Brummett – IN State Placer (4th)
141/149 – Jeff Mucha – 4X SQ, 2X MI State Placer (7th/3rd)
141/149 – Chanc Ravish – 2X MI State Placer (2nd/3rd)
141/149 – Christian Rodriquez – 2X CA State Qualifier
157/165 – Mark Maldonado – IN State Placer (4th)
184 – Tommy Isola – 2X State Qualifier, FL state Placer (5th)

Season Outlook:
Wabash finished up a strong season last year with one All-American in Reece Lefever and the knowledge that nine of ten starters would be back in 2013-2014. With Lefever back to lead the way, the team should be able to have another good year and work to climb the national team rankings with a strong dual meet team. Four regional placewinners return, including the previously mentioned Lefever, as well as his brother Conner Lefever who was 4th and 5th place finishers Tim Locksmith and Austin O’Neal. With that many starters back, breaking into the lineup will be a challenge, but a strong freshman class could be up to the challenge and could see as many as three Lefevers in the lineup, as Fargo runner-up Riley Lefever will challenge for the nod at 184. With national qualifier Jake Strausbaugh gone to graduation, the fight for 149 will be contested by as many as five incoming wrestlers, giving the team a great chance to be solid from top to bottom and win a lot of duals.