2021-2022 Central Preview

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Team: Central College
Head Coach: Eric Van Kley
Years at School as Head Coach: 14
Career Record at Current School: 118-98-1
Assistant Coaches: Daniel Page, Daniel Radcliffe, Matt Diehl, Brad Steele, Duncan Lee

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2020-21 Dual Meet Record: 5-3

2021 NWCA Tournament Placewinners:
Chase Poston, 8th, 125 pounds
Shandon Akeo, 7th, 133 pounds
Luis Ramos, 7th, 141 pounds

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Rob Areyano (2020 qualifier at 149)
Akeo and Poston NWCA placewinners in 2021

Top Returning Starters:
Rob Areyano – 2020 NCAA Qualifier at 149
Shandon Akeo – 2021 NWCA 7th at 133
Chase Poston – 2021 NWCA 8th at 125

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
165 – Colby Tool, 4X Iowa HS state medalist
174 – Landon Kirby, 2021 Iowa HS state medalist
184 – Austin Roos, 2021 Iowa HS state medalist

Season Outlook:
Central returns eight starters and 16 letterwinners for Coach Eric Van Kley’s 15th season at the helm. The Dutch went 5-3 and finished fourth in the American Rivers Conference in 2021.

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