2015-2016 Thiel Preview

Thiel_athletics_sm[1]Team: Thiel College
Head Coach: Craig Thurber
Years at School as Head Coach: 12
Career Record at Current School: 115-86
Assistant Coaches: Kraig Smith, Matt Lowry, Brett Smith


2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 15-6

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Sean Byham (157)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Jake Lowry (197, 3rd, 2014)

Top Returning Starters:
125 Vince Vahaly
133 Lance Waters
141 Nick Sutton 2X 4th place finisher at Mideast Regional
165 Chris Nuss
174 Marco Crivelli: 23 wins in 14-15, NWCA Scholar All American 2015
197 Jake Lowry: All American in 2014
285 Blake Heim

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Justin Walter: PIAA qualifier
174 Colton Shilling: PIAA qualifier
184: Gabe Wagner: 2X Maryland State Qualifier
141 Nick Burkett: PA 2X Southwest Regional Qualifier
157 Dominic Farabaugh: PA 2XSouthwest Regional Qualifier
125 Vinnie Mion: PA Northwest Regional Qualifier
149 Derek Steetle: PA Northwest Regional Qualifier
285 Mike McCool: PA Northwest Regional Qualifier
285 Alex Streich: PA Northwest Regional Qualifier

Season Outlook:
Thiel returns 7 starters from last years 14-6 team, along with Senior All-American Jake Lowry who was out all of last season with an injury. An experienced group of upperclassmen will lead the Tomcats, with some help from a talented group of freshmen.