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wesleyan[1]Team: Wesleyan University
Head Coach: Drew Black
Years at School as Head Coach: 18
Career Record at Current School: 172-141-3
Assistant Coaches: Blair Tugman-Lock Haven ’04, Matt Moran-Wesleyan ’04, James Therrien-Drexel ’09, John Biddiscombe-Springfiled ’67, Dan DiCenzo-Williams ’01

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2014-2015 Dual Meet Record: 8-11

2015 NCAA Qualifiers: Ryan Sblendorio (174)

Top Returning Starters:
133 Frank Crippen 23-10
149 Carter Armendarez 10-10 @ 157
149 Robert Rosenberg 12-12
157 Chris Siracusa 22-14
174 Taran Carr 15-10, top 8 Northeast Region
184 Dominic Pirraglia 17-12
197 Isaiah Bellamy 22-6, 4th in NE Region

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Zack Murillo-120-­‐33, New England Champ ’15, 4th in New England ’14, Fargo-2nd in Freestyle & Greco
125 Dylan Jones-85-21, 2 x Oregon State placer (3rd & 7th), Region champ as senior
133-Shane Ross-109-18, 2 x TX state placer (2nd & 5th), 3 x qualifier
141-James Matias-125-28, 3 x all Suffolk Co.,NY, NY State qualifier
141 Jonathan Oh-63-33, 32-4 senior record, CT State Champ
149 Nick Taylor-64-31, 2 x District 17-4th place, NJ
165 Roy Forys-141-24, 3 x NJ State qualifier, Region Champ, 3 x Region finalist, top 12 in state 2 x’s

Season Outlook:
There will be a lot of young talent in the line up for the Cardinals partnered with seasoned returners. Wesleyan has great leadership in it’s 5 seniors, a very experienced sophomore and junior group and a strong freshman class. Isaiah Bellamy returns from a sensational freshman year with 22 wins and has his sights on being on the podium come March. The goals of a winning dual season, a top team in the 18-team Region, and All-Americans at NCAA’s is there for the taking for this Cardinal group.