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CentralCollegeDutch[1]Team: Central College
Head Coach: Eric Van Kley
Years at School as Head Coach: 9
Career Record at Current School: 64-77
Assistant Coaches: Kevin Donahue, Matt Diehl, Joseph Atwell, Bob Kuennen, Daniel Page

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 8-4

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Daniel Page (125, 7th), Matt Seabold (197, 8th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Seabold

Top Returning Starters:
CJ Pestano (125): 20-7, backup to Page (AA), defeated
Aaron Anderson (133): 11-6, Nationally ranked until late season injury
Ryan Vandall (149): 21-10
Mike O’Connor (157): 18-13
Zach Moss (174): 5th @ Regionals, 19-13
Matt Seabold: All American @ 197, 24-8
Jay Pike (285): 6th @ Regionals, 17-16

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Cam Timok 133 So. Glen Allen, Va. Hermitage (Navy Transfer)
Tristan Clark 141 Fr. Prairie City-Monroe, IA (IA Finalist)
Jordan Challen 149 Fr. Jefferson, Iowa Greene County (IA St Placer)
Tanner Hocker 149 Fr. Fort Madison, Iowa Fort Madison (IA St Placer)
Jeremy Vester 149/157 Fr. Oak Harbor, Wash. Oak Harbor (WA St Placer)
Nathan Fritz 165 Fr. Sigourney, Iowa Sigourney (IA St. Placer)
Eddie Ginnan 165 Fr. Homer Glen, Ill. Lockport Township (IL St Placer)
Jeremy Scheuermann 165 Fr. Jefferson, Iowa Greene County (IA St Placer)
Austin Laabs 184 Fr. Guthrie Center, Iowa Guthrie Center (IA Finalist)

Season Outlook:
The 2014-15 Central College wrestling team (8-4) finished the dual season tied for fourth in the Iowa Conference, the school’s best finish since 1995. Combine that with the two All-Americans (28th @ Nationals), four Scholar All-Americans, and the program completed the best season in recent memory. Expectations remain high for the Dutch with a core nucleus on starters returning and young talent.