2018-19 Wheaton Preview

Team: Wheaton College
Head Coach: James Gruenwald
Years at School as Head Coach: 10
Career Record at Current School: 40-61
Assistant Coaches: Stephen Aiello, Frank Aiello, Mark Savenok, Tanner Schultz


2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 4-5

2018 NCAA Qualifiers:
Carlos Fuentez (2nd 125)
Frank Aiello (4th 165)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Carlos Fuentez

Top Returning Starters:
125 Carlos Fuentez (3 x NQ, 125 – 2nd)
157 Jonavan Huggins (157 2nd CCIW)
184 Isaac Odell (184 4th PWWI, 3rd CCIW, 5th Upper Midwest Region)
197 Max Gierke (285 7th PWWI, 3rd, 5th 4th CCIW)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
133 Ethan Harsted (2 x IL State Finalist)
285 Darian Kaufmann (Northern IL transfer)
174 Jacob Murrie (2 x VA State Placewinner, 170 5th and 182 3rd)

Season Outlook:
This will be another reset year for Wheaton College. Carlos Fuentez, Max Gierke, Jonavan Huggins, and Isaac Odell will be the core of an otherwise young team. Incoming Transfer Darian Kaufmann adds some size and skill to the HWT postion, and a quality incoming freshman team will fill out the line up.