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olivet[1]Team: Olivet College
Head Coach: Brandon Brissette
Years at School as Head Coach: 7
Career Record at Current School: 72-44-1
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Therrian (10 years), Ruben Rico-Rodarte (3 years), Brian Gibbs (1 year), Dan Fleet (1 year), Ryan Steverson (1 year), Eric Thomas (1 year), Dan Yates (1 year), Rob Bidlingmaier (1 year)

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 8-11

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Nick Allen (174)

Top Returning Starters:
Mike Schmidt 125 (27 wins last season)
Jared Brickley 125 (18 wins last season)
Curtis Blackwell 141 (19 wins last season)
Austin Kelley 149 (21 wins as Freshman, Injured last year)
Ross Pennock 157 (Regional Starter)
Anthony Long 157 (20 wins last season)
Kevin Papak 165 (Returning Letter Winner)
Nick Africano 174 (Returning Letter Winner)
Rodney Harvey 184 (25 wins, Regional Placer 6th)
Tom Hall 197 (25 wins and 2x Regional Placer 5th and 6th)
Jesse Judge 285 (27 wins and Regional Placer 6th)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Michigan All State Wrestlers
Riwan Hormiz
Joe Shuler
Daniel Collins
Seth Decent
Tyler Grimsley
Tristen Elkins
Jake Taylor
Brett Burtrum
Nick Sturgis
Alex Morang-Lyons (Grand Valley Transfer)
Jake Harvey (KCC Transfer)

Season Outlook:
Half of the line up from the Regional returns and 6 returners had 20+ varsity wins last season. Olivet looks to build off the regional placers from last year and get a strong group to the NCAA Championships. There will be a lot of depth in the room, and the Comets look to capitalize on a tough schedule with a lot of opportunity for growth during the year.