2015-2016 Cortland Preview

Cortland LogoTeam: SUNY Cortland
Head Coach: Brad Bruhn
Years at School as Head Coach: 13
Career Record at Current School: 178-66-1
Assistant Coaches: Ryan LeBlanc, Dale DeBacco, Paul Fields


2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 9-4

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Adrian Berry (141), Tyler Beckwith (184, 8th), Joe Giaramita (197, 1st)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Berry, Giaramita, Alec Dierna (133, 2013), Bobby Dierna (149, 2nd, 2014), Lou Puca (174, 7th, 2014), Alexis Blanco (NJCAA, 2014)

Top Returning Starters:
125 (JR) Mat Bradice top 8 @ NE Regional
133 (JR) Alec Dierna 2013 National Qualifier
149 (SO) Greg Cherry 2015 ECWC Placer, placed at 4 tournaments
149 (RSJR) Bobby Dierna 2x AA(3rd, 2nd)
157 (SO) Adrian Berry 2015 National Qualifier @ 141
157 (RSSO) Brendan Dent knee injury end season in the finals of the first tournament
165 (SO) Colin Barber 4th @ NE Regional
174/84 (JR) Mike Beckwith 2014 NE Regional Placer, 2015 starter 157
174 (SR) Lou Puca 2x AA(6th, 7th)
184 (SR) Joe Cataldo 2014 & 2014 ECWC Placer top 8 @ NE Regional
184/97(RSJR) Nic Bellanza 2014 & 2015 ECWC Placer
197 (RSSR) Joe Giaramita 3x AA(8th, 6th, Champ)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Erick Orellana Centenary/Brentwood HS HS AA, started 2014 Centenary
125 Luke Yankloski Wanye HS State Runner-up and Qualifier
125 Hector Guerrero Plainedge HS 4x Section placer
125 Alex D’Angelo North Rockland HS 2x State Qualifier
125 Doug Iadanza Sachem East HS 2x Section placer
133 Raeco Jackson Westbury HS 6th at state and Qualifier
133 Da’mani Burns NFA 2x placer (3rd,4th)
133 Chris Truglio Minisink Valley HS HS AA, 3x State Qualifier
141 Derek Heyman Binghamton/Tioga HS 3x Finalist, 2x state champ
141 Brad Wade Islip 2x placer (3rd, 3rd)
149 Austin Whitney Mexico 5th at state and Qualifier
149 Alexis Blanco Nassau/Brentwood HS state runner up, JUCO NQ
149 Tristan Broddus FM HS 2x state Qualifier
149/57 Matt Caputo North Rockland HS 4x state Qualifier, 2x placer
165/74 Ryan Gerena William Flyod HS State Qualifier
174 Brett Lewis Morrisville Eaton HS State placer (5th)
HWT Greg Duvall Ithaca/Oneonta/Sherbune started at both Oneonta and Ithaca
HWT Nick Lupi Sacred Heart/Huntington HS 2x placer 3rd & 4th
HWT Isaac Serrano NFA State Qualifier

Season Outlook:
With the return of National Champ Joe Giaramita, and 2x AA’s Lou Puca and Bobby Dierna Cortland has a good base. Other top returners Colin Barber, Adrian Berry, and Mat Bradice will give the Red Dragons solid veteran leadership up and down the line up. 7 out of 10 starters return from last year. A very solid incoming class that will make almost every weight class competitive. This is one of the deepest groups of talent Cortland has had, and if they can stay healthy and have a little luck they will compete with the top teams.