2019-2020 Wilkes Preview

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Team: Wilkes University
Head Coach: Jon Laudenslager
Years at School as Head Coach: 16
Career Record at Current School: 254-107-5
Assistant Coaches: Andrew Feldman, Matt Grossmann, Josh Evans

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2018-2019 Dual Meet Record: 20-4

2019 NCAA Qualifiers: Tommy Stokes (141), Nick Racanelli (165)

Top Returning Starters:
125 Nick Bauer
133 Dylan O’Connor 5th NCAA Regional, NWCA Academic All-American
133 Brock Horton
141 Kyle Medrow 7th NCAA Regional
141 Max Shaffer NWCA Academic All-American
149 Cody Dix
157 Allen Kokilananda
157 Liam Flaherty
165 Cole Walters
165 Brandon Belfonti
174 Jason DeBoard
184 Austin Cominsky
184 Hunter Lowe
197 Moustafa Almeky 5th NCAA Regional
285 Roger Horton

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125/133 Jack Bauer 4X NJ State Qualifier
141/149 Kyle Tino 2X NJ State Qualifier
149 Alex Baran 3X NJ State Qualifier
157 James Shaw NY Sectional Qualifier
157 Trevor Duboff NY Sectional Qualifier
165 Xavier Barber PA State Qualifier
165 TJ Pawlicki NJ Regional Qualifier
174 John DeVito 2X State Qualifier
184 Brady Mitchell Maine State Champion
184 Dawson Tallant NJ Regional qualifier
184/197 Keevon Berry 3X NJ State Qualifier
197 Jason Burklow NJ SQ

Season Outlook:
The Colonels look to replace four great seniors who graduated including NCAA Regional Champs Nick Racanelli (3X NCAA Qualifier) and Tommy Stokes. Three returning regional placewinners O’Connor, Medrow and Almeky will set the pace for a great freshman class. This young Wilkes team will improve throughout the season as the youth gains valuable experience throughout the year.