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2018-19 La Crosse Preview


Team: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Head Coach: Dave Malecek
Years at School as Head Coach: 13
Career Record at Current School: 174-40-1
Assistant Coaches: Zach Cook, Ross Needham, Josh Passe, Trevor Pruett

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2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 10-4

2018 NCAA Qualifiers:
141 Hayden Schlough
149 Spencer Nevills
174 Sawyer Massie 6th
197 Wesley Schultz 3rd
285 Konrad Ernst 6th

Returning NCAA Qualifiers:
141 Hayden Schlough
174 Sawyer Massie
285 Konrad Ernst

Top Returning Starters:
133 Josh Stenger 4th Upper Midwest Regional
141 Hayden Schlough NCAA Qualifier
157 Grant Zamin 6th at Upper Midwest Regional
174 Sawyer Massie 6th at NCAA
HWT Konrad Ernst 6th at NCAA

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Grayson Kesterson Ia State Champ
133 Alex Kern Mn State Placer
149 Nate Larson Mn State Champ
149/157 Josh Block Mn State Champ
165 Nick Fetzner Illinois State Placer
165 Noah Guse South Dakota State Placer
174 Levi Larkin Mn State Placer
184 Isaac Lahr Wi State Placer
184/197 Wil Storch Mn State Champ
197 Jake Meyer Illinois State Placer

Season Outlook:
La Crosse will have one of the toughest schedules in D3 this year with quality opponents every week. There are numerous lineup changes to a young team that will have to prove itself to stay atop of the WIAC and Upper Midwest Regional. Leadership will be provided by returning All Americans Sawyer Massie and Konrad Ernst along with NCAA Qualifier Hayden Schlough.