2019-2020 TCNJ Preview

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Team: The College of New Jersey
Head Coach: R. Joseph Galante
Years at School as Head Coach: 8
Career Record at Current School: 104-55
Assistant Coaches: Len Goduto, Derrick Goduto, CJ Brucki, Adam Cooney

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2018-2019 Dual Meet Record: 16-1

2019 NCAA Qualifiers: Ryan Budzek (149, 1st), Dan Kilroy (174, 4th), Jake Giordano (133, 5th), Robert Dinger (141), JT Beirne qualified (157)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Kilroy, Giordano, Dinger

Top Returning Starters:
125 Dan Ortega 4th in MidEast Region
133 Jake Giordano 5th in NCAA
141 Robert Dinger NCAA Qualifier
165 John Garda 4th in MidEast Region
174 Dan Kilroy two-time NCAA All-American
184 Dan Surich 7th in MidEast Regio
HWT Tom Marretta 7th in MidEast Region

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Freshman: 157 Matt Sacco 5th in NJ States, HWT Benny Dahdah 6th in NJ States, 165 Reid Colella 8th in NJ States
Transfers: HWT Dylan D’Amore two-time NJ State placewinner, 125 Nick Denora NJ State placewinner

Season Outlook:
The Lions will look to continue the momentum from last years 16-1 dual record and 8th place finish at the NCAA Championships. Two returning All-Americans, seven regional starters, and a slew of returning student athletes as well as incoming freshman should make this an exciting season on the mats. The team has not brought home a trophy since the Championships were held in Ewing in 1999 and their goal is to rectify that this season.