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2018-19 WPI Preview


Team: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Head Coach: Matt Oney
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st

2017-2018 Dual Meet Record: 18-4

2018 NCAA Qualifiers: Tyler Marsh 157

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Tyler Marsh

Top Returning Starters:
125 – Mike Aquino (Sr)
133 – Zach Harris (Fr) NJ Regional placer
141 – Andrew Ellis (Sr) Top 8 2018 NE Region
149 – Wayne Nolette (So) New England futures champ @ 149
149 – Ronan Ball (Jr) New England futures champ @ 157
157 – Tyler Marsh (Jr) 2nd 2018 NE Region NQ
165 – Brendan Marion (So) 5th 2018 NE Region
174 – Mike Ilic (So)
184 – Dan Wensley (Sr) 4th 2018 and 6th 2017 NE Region
197 – Mike Curtis (Sr) 5th 2018 NE Region
285 – Austin Shrewsbury (Sr) 4th 2016 and 2018 NE Region

Season Outlook:
New Head Coach Matt Oney, inherits a strong core of a team that placed 2nd in the Northeast Regional in 2018. Led by national qualifier, Tyler Marsh at 157, four additional all region wrestlers remain with only one weight class being filled by a wrestler without significant college experience. The 2018-19 dual meet schedule will remain as one of the toughest in the region with half of the opponents having national ranking potential. The Engineers will also be competing in the 2019 National Duals Championships and will be looking to maintain their competitive performance and compete with their best effort at every outing.