Teams (17): Bridgewater State, Castleton, Coast guard, Johnson & Wales, New England, NYU, Norwich, Plymouth State, Rhode Island, Roger Williams, Southern Maine, Springfield, Trinity, WPI, Wesleya, Western New England, Williams
Returning 2019 All-Americans: Peter Del Gallo (Southern Maine, 125, 3rd), Evan Drill (NYU, 141, 5th), Taylor Shay (Roger Williams, 165, 7th), A.J. Aeberli (Coast Guard, 174, 6th), John Boyle (Western New England, 184, 1st)
Returning 2019 Qualifiers (current weights listed): Del Gallo (Southern Maine, 125), Rossetti (Williams, 141), Tempel (Castleton, 141), Drill (NYU, 149), Gazaway (Roger Williams, 149), Burns (Johnson & Wales, 149), Marsh (WPI, 157), Monteiro (Western New England, 157), Shay (Roger Williams, 165), Aeberli (Coast Guard, 174), Settles (New England, 184), Boyle (Western New England, 184), Detwiler (Coast Guard, 184), Wagner (Coast Guard, 197), Irwin (Coast Guard, 285)
Johnson & Wales (8), Coast Guard (10), and NYU (11) will battle it out for the title in the Northeast. All three have strong teams with balanced lineups. JWU graduated a lot of top end strenth from last year but has managed to reload. Coast Guard brings back four NCAA qualifiers in the top four weights and will be tough to beat in a tournament format. NYU has 2x All-American Drill and some other heavy hitters. No other teams are ranked, but there are other returning All-Americans to watch for.
Boyle won the first ever title for Western New England last season after finishing 2nd in the region. He dropped a match in a dual to the undefeated Detwiler, and those two will enter one of the toughest weights in the event along with Settles of New England who qualified last year at 174. Peter Del Gallo was 3rd last year and will be looking to match his older brother Daniel’s NCAA championship for Southern Maine. He was pinned by Arborio in a dual with Western New England, but his record is otherwise unblemished.