2013-2014 Whitewater Preview

UW-Whitewater Warhawks
Head Coach: Tim Fader
Years at School as head coach: 8
Career Record at school: 117-67-3
Assistant Coaches: Chris Heilman, Demond Carter, Adam Latella, Jake Fredricksen, Jeremy Cardenas, Ryan Woods, Ben Peterson

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2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 14-3
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: 133 Grant Sutter (2nd), 141 Jake Fredricksen (NQ), 149 Elroy Perkin (NQ), 157 Cade Sarbacker (4th), 165 Cedric Gibson (3rd), 184 Roland Dunlap (8th),197 Shane Siefert (4th), 285 Anthony Edgren (5th)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Elroy Perkin, Cedric Gibson, Shane Siefert, Anthony Edgren

Top returning starters with accomplishments:
Elroy Perkin – 2013 National Qualifier, Midwest Regional Champion, undefeated in WIAC.
Cedric Gibson – 3rd in 2013 NCAA Championships, Midwest Regional Champion, Undefeated in WIAC.
Shane Siefert – 4th in 2013 NCAA Championships, Midwest Regional Champion.
Anthony Edgren – 5th in 2013 NCAA Championships, Midwest Regional Champion

Top incoming wrestlers:
Zac Denny – 3x IL State Qualifier 2x State Placewinner
Bee Lor – 4th in WI State Tournament
Jimmy Nehls – UVA transfer, IL state placewinner, NHSCA Senior Nationals All American
Matt Ornoff – University of Missouri Transfer, 2x IL State Placewinner
Jessie Nelson – WI State Champion, 3rd as a junior, Cheesehead Champion
Jordan Newman – WI 3rd as a senior, 6th at USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals
Grant Rosenboom – 3x IA State Qualifier, State Placewinner
Wade Lardy –IL State Runner up

Season outlook:
The Warhawks are coming off of their best season in school history with a 3rd place NCAA finish, Midwest Regional Championship and back to back WIAC Championships. The loss of four NCAA qualifiers will be tough, but returning qualifier Perkin and All-Americans Gibson (returning 2nd semester), Siefert, and Edgren are all back with NCAA experience. The team is well-situated to have another good regional tournament, but national success will depend on the development wrestlers like 30 match winner Matt Adcock and a tough incoming class featuring at least 8 state placewinners. Expectations are high for a team that has eyes on another trophy in March.