2015-2016 Ithaca Preview

Ithaca logoTeam: Ithaca College
Head Coach: Marty Nichols
Years at School as Head Coach: 20
Career Record at Current School: 209-80-1
Assistant Coaches: Seth Ecker, Marc Israel, Dave Auble, Jules Doliscar, Willie Horwath, Alex Gomez

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 11-2

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Jimmy Kaishian (125), Alex Gomez (133, 4th), Eamonn Gaffney (149), Kevin Collins (157, 6th), Nick Velez (165)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Kaishian, Gaffney, Velez, Carlos Toribio (174, 2014)

Top Returning Starters:
125 – Jimmy Kaishian – NCAA Qualifier
141- Nick Wahba- 1st Empire – 4th Northeast Region
149 – Eamonn Gaffney – NCAA Qualifier
149- Daniel Pak- 4th Empire
165 – Nick Velez – NCAA Qualifier
174- Jaison White- 3rd Empire
184 – Carlos Toribio – 2014 NCAA Qualifier
197- Dan Glinko- 4th Empire- 5th Northeast Region (285)
285- Joe Sprung- 3rd Empire

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125- Johnny Stramiello- 2x NYS Place Winner
125- Fred Mase- Prep AA
133- Bryan Israel- Transfer – 2x HS PA Place Winner
133- Joe Rorick- 3x NYS Qual.
141- Demetri D’Orsaneo- 2x PA Place Winner
149- Gregg Lee- NYS Qual.
149- Jawan Jones- Prep AA
174/184- Jake Ashcraft- NYS Runner-up
197- Jake O’Brien- 3rd NE Championships

Season Outlook:
With the return of 4 National Qualifiers,a strong returning contingent, and a talented group of newcomers, the Bombers look to improve on their finish at the NCAA’s in 2016.