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NorthCentral_logoTeam: North Central College
Head Coach: Joe Norton
Years at School as Head Coach: 1
Career Record at Current School: 7-5
Assistant Coaches: Jake Fredricksen, Andrew Zobac, Matt Burns, Nathan Segal, Brandon Preston, John Robinson

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 7-5

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Layten Binion (141, 6th), Nathan Segal (149)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Binion, Josh Tardy (157, 2014)

Top Returning Starters:
125: Brandon Malone — 20-14 record as a freshman
133: Casey McWhirter — 20-10 record as a freshman
141: Layten Binion — 34-10 record, CCIW Champion, All-American
157: Blake Olson — 26-17 record, 6th at Midwest Regional
157: Josh Tardy — 36-11 record, NCAA Qualifier (2014)

Season Outlook:
The Cardinals bring back a strong squad in 2015 after graduating just two starters from last year’s team. Layten Binion returns after finding his way to the All-American podium for the first time last season and looks to climb a few spots higher. Josh Tardy, an NCAA Qualifier from 2014 also returns after a year away. Look for junior 165 pounder Eric Kirkman to make a big splash after dramatic improvement toward the end of last season.