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Waynesburg WWaynesburg University Yellow Jackets
Head Coach: Ron Headlee
Years at School as head coach: 6th
Career Record at school: 47-23-1
Assistant Coaches: John Yates, Brian Leggett (Grad. Asst.)

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 9-9
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Luke Lohr (7th, 149), Sam Guidi (165), Anthony Bonaventura (174)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Lohr (Senior), Guidi (Junior), Bonaventura (Senior)

Top returning starters:
125 – Gordan Bieber, So. (18-21 as a freshman starter)
141 – Jake Vitolo, Jr. (16-26 in 2013, two-year starter)
149 – Luke Lohr, Sr. (15-5 in 2013, missed most of last year with an injury, 149-pound PAC champion, 3rd place at Mideast Regional, 7th NCAA)
157 – Sam Lombardo, Sr. (29-10 in 2013)
165 – Sam Guidi, Jr. (28-11 in 2013, Mideast Regional Champion, NQ)
174 – Anthony Bonaventura, Sr. (28-14 in 2013, PAC Champion, PAC Outstanding Wrestler, NQ)
197 – Patrick Jennings, Jr. (13-20 in 2013)

Top incoming wrestlers:
141/149 Dominic Ciaramella, Marysville HS; Saint Clair, Mich.: Two-time Michigan state qualifier
133 Filippo Crivelli, Hopewell HS; Clinton, Pa.: Multi-time WPIAL qualifier
197/285 Jake DiGuilio, Plum HS; Plum, Pa.: Member of Waynesburg football team
184/197 Quincy Hathaway, Jefferson-Morgan HS; Jefferson, Pa.: WPIAL place-winner, section runner-up, regional qualifier
157 Matt Johnston, West Greene HS; Sycamore, Pa.: PIAA qualifier, regional place-winner, WPIAL place-winner
149 Chris Little, Transfer from John Carroll University, Franklin Regional HS, Murrysville, Pa.: 1-7 at JCU, WPIAL qualifier

Season outlook:
With all three of their NCAA qualifiers back in the lineup this year, Waynesburg is poised to improve on last year’s strong team. It will take improvement around All-American Luke Lohr and qualifiers Sam Guidi and Anthony Bonaventura to make up for the loss of some starters to graduation. Lohr missed a big chunk of last year with an injury, so if he can put together a healthier season, he has the chance to be better than his 7th place finish a year ago. The team is counting on another strong season from team wins leader Sam Lombardo as well as improvement from incumbent starters Gordan Bieber and Jake Vitolo who will both be looking to get on the positive side of a .500 record this year. With seven starters back, the team should be in good shape, especially if some of the incoming freshmen can step into those open lineup spots, especially at 133 and 197.