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Oswego_logoTeam: SUNY Oswego
Head Coach: Mike Howard
Years at School as Head Coach: 27
Career Record at Current School: 148-270-6
Assistant Coaches: Ian Clark (4th Year), Mike Conners (1st Year)

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 2-14

Top Returning Starters:
James Ronca (8-5 injured 2nd semester)
Jon Ptacek ECWC placer @ 133
David Almaviva D1 transfer mid season
Tyler Silverthorn 3rd ECWC, 6th Mideast Region @ 157
Mark Milisci 2 tournament placings as a fr last season @ 149
Tim Scalisi ECWC placer 2013
Michael Pistone (injured 2nd semester)
Joe Gorsuch, 8th NYS Collegiate Championships @ 197

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Bryan Coll, Locust Valley HS, 3 x NYS Qualifier
Eric Harley, Penfield HS, NYS Qualifier
Steven Culbert, Galway HS, NYS Qualifier
Troy Seymour, Peru HS/Wyoming Sem/NC State, 2 x NYS placer 3rd/4th, 4 x NHSCA AA
Anthony Pistone, Sachem East HS/Univ Southern Maine, 6th NYS 2012
Jeff Lombardi, Don Bosco HS, 2 x NJ Qualifier
Ben Paccione, Monsignor Farrell HS, 2nd State Qualifier CHSAA
Daniel Smith, South Jefferson HS/Univ Buffalo, 2nd NYS, 8th NHSCA
Kade Andrews, Carthage HS, NYS Qualifier
Nick Fortini, St. Anthony’s HS, NYS Qualifier

Season Outlook:
Oswego State will have no seniors on the roster but return several individuals who have experienced some success at the collegiate level and are looking for a breakout season in 2015-16. A trio of very talented transfers along with a strong incoming freshmen class with state tournament experience will provide a spark to the program. The Lakers are confident that the combination of experienced returners with the new talent will lead to a successful campaign ending at the NCAA Championships in Cedar Rapids. The first half of the season will be highlighted by the opportunity to compete in the world’s most famous arena Madison Square Garden as the Lakers close out November at “The Grapple at the Garden.”