2018-19 Loras Preview

Team: Loras College
Head Coach: T.J. Miller
Years at School as Head Coach: 2
Career Record at Current School: 29-8
Assistant Coaches: Trevor Kittleson, Rick Healey, Jon Orillion, Jimmy Davis, Jon Gapinski, Jay Figgins

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2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 17-1

2018 NCAA Qualifiers:
141 – Kevin Kelly
149- Jimmy Davis
197- Guy Patron Jr., 2nd
HWT- Quin Gilliam

Returning NCAA Qualifiers:
141 – Kevin Kelly
197 – Guy Patron Jr (2nd)
HWT – Quin Gilliam
Clint Lembeck (2017 5th place at 141)

Top Returning Starters:
141: Kevin Kelly – Lower Midwest Regional O.W., 2018 NCAA Qualifier
197: Guy Patron Jr. – 2018 NCAA Runner- up and 2017 All-American (3rd)
HWT: Quin Gilliam. – 2017 and 2018 NCAA Qualifier. 2018 Lower Midwest Regional Champion
125: Matt Randone – 5th place Lower Midwest Regional
157: Merrick Purcell – 5th place Lower Midwest Regional
165: Eddie Smith – 5th place Lower Midwest Regional
174: Sam Schuler – 4th place Lower Midwest Central Regional

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Brandon Murray- Iowa Central (2x JUCO All-American)
Brady Vogel- Iowa Central (2x JUCO Qualifier)
Brice Everson- Wabash (2018 4th at Central Regional)
Duncan McCain- Iowa (Mid-Prairie)
Blake Weglarz- (Palos Heights, IL)

Incoming Freshman
Zach Licht- 3x WI State Placer (River Valley)
Zeke Smith- 2x WI State Placer (Sauk Prairie)
Zach Thompson- 4x IA State Placer (Perry)
Kolton Bartow- IA State Runner-Up, 2x IA State Placer (Wahlert)
Derek Venteicher- IA State Placer (Bedford-Lennox)
Mason McMillen- WI State Champion, 2x Placer (Reedsburg, WI)
Tad Griffith- 2x IA State Placer (Des Moines Lincoln)
Dylan Olson- IA Runner-up (Hempstead)
Quintin Terry- IL State Placer (Glenbard North)
Robert Christman- LA State Champ (St. Louis Catholic)
Brock Parker- IA State Placer (Waukee)
Colin Murphy- CA State Qualifier (San Diego, CA)
Braydon Nunemaker- IA State Placer (East Buchanan)
Matt Connolly- 2x IA State Qualifier (Dubuque Senior)
Areon Day- IA State Placer (New Hampton)
Stevie Lee- u23 Freestyle Round of 12. (Bloomington)
Reis Ginter- Hoffman Estates, IL
Dylan Pauley- IA State Qualifier (Dubuque Hempstead)
Spencer Taylor- IL State Qualifier (Hononegah)
Noah Robins- Hononegah High School.