2018-19 Messiah Preview

Team: Messiah College
Head Coach: Bryan Brunk
Years at School as Head Coach: 15
Career Record at Current School: 200-110
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Hojnacki, Kyle Koser, Hunter Harris, Greg Kabakjian

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2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 16-5

2018 NCAA Qualifiers:
125 Sean Redington- NQ
133 Hunter Harris- NQ
149 Stephen Maloney- NQ
157 Kevin Edwards- AA (6th)
165 Jeff Hojnacki- AA (6th)
174 Ben Swarr- AA (5th)
184 Derek Beitz- NQ
197 Kyle Koser- NQ

Returning NCAA Qualifiers:
125 Sean Redington
149 Stephen Maloney
157 Kevin Edwards

Top Returning Starters:
Kevin Edwards- All American
Stephen Maloney- National Qualifier
Sean Redington- National Qualifier
Victor Defrance- MAC Champion

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Josiah Gehr- 3X PA State Qualifier
Dalton Daugherty- PA State Qualifier
Ike Bryner- 2X PA State Qualifier
Michael Bellerose- 2X MD state placer
Joshua Paige- 2X MD runner-up
Joe Embleton- MD runner up
Denny Karas- PA state placer

Season Outlook:
Messiah will be a young team after graduating 5 National Qualifiers, including 3 All Americans. Still, the team has a core of experienced wrestlers with national experience to lead the way. A lot of Messiah’s success will hinge upon the ability of 17 freshmen and 9 sophomores to contribute early in their college careers.