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NYUTeam: New York University
Head Coach: Bruce Haberli
Years at School as Head Coach: 21
Career Record at Current School: 236-165-3
Assistant Coaches: Corey Luce (Senior Assistant) 10th year, Brian Benson (8th year), Andrew Butville (5th year), Gene Kobilansky (3rd year)

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 21-3

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Jacob Donato (125), Nathan Pike (133, 6th), Brandon Jones (141, 4th), Patrick Sheehan (184, 7th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Donato, Pike

Top Returning Starters:
Jacob Donato 125- Runner-up East Regions/National Qualifier
Nathan Pike 133- Runner-up East Regions/NCAA All-American
Ray Jazikoff 157- 6th place East Regions @ 174/ 34 wins on season.
John Messinger 165- 4th place East Regions/ 29 wins on season
Gaaret Marinelli 174- 11-8 record
William Gockel-Figge 184- 5th place East Regions @197/ 12-4 record

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Sean Brown- Transfer from Indiana
PJ Steinmetz-Transfer from Penn State
Anthony Calvano- Transfer George Mason
Adrian Herrera-CA State placer
Mark Papish- CA SQ
Santino Pelusi-PA Section Champ,
Kyle Paterson- CA-2x League Champ
Chris Osufen- NY SQ
Ian Burke NJ-War of the Shore Champ/3x Region Qualifier
Brady Riley-PA-2x Prep All-American
Manny Ramirez- NJ SQ
Joe Kracz-PA-2x Section Champ-5th Beast of the East
Jake Wilson-VT-National Prep Qualifier
Shawn Soneja-NY-All League/All Section
Austin Oliver-NJ-2x District and County Finalist/Region placer

Season Outlook:
The Bobcats will be looking to rebuild their team after losing 5 out of 9 regional place winners from last years team that produced a East Regional Runner-up performance and 12th place finish at Nationals. Brian Anderson (197) will not return this season, Matt Coppola will be taking a year off but will be returning for the next two seasons. Matt DiGiovanni (157), 3x AA Brandon Jones(141), and AA Patrick Sheehan (184) have all graduated. NYU hopes to have some returners/freshman step up to fill those weight classes so they can have a competitive season.