2021-2022 UW-La Crosse Preview

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Team: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Head Coach: Dave Malecek
Years at School as Head Coach: 16
Career Record at Current School: 200-47-1
Assistant Coaches: Ross Needham, Ben Thornton, Josh Passe, Trevor Pruett

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2020-21 Dual Meet Record: 5-0

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Sawyer Sarbacker 133
Isaac Lahr 197

Top Returning Starters:
Sawyer Sarbacker 133 Sr, 2x NCAA Qualifier
Nolan Hertel 157 Soph WIAC Champ
Tyler Shackle 141 Soph 7-0 WIAC Champ 2021
Isaac Lahr Upper Midwest Champ, WIAC Champ 2020, Seeded 5th at NCAA 2020

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 Cole Whitehead 2nd IA, 125 Cael Weinzweig State Placer, Michigan, Tyler Goebel State Champ Wi 149, Joey Johnson State 3x Placer Mn 197, Logan Stafford Washington State Champ 197 , Ben Kawczynski State Champ Wi, Fargo Champ, HWT, Seth Brossard 2x JUCO All American RCTC 165, Wyatt Simon JUCO All American RCTC 174, Luke Clark 174 St. Cloud State, Michael Douglas State Placer Wi Hwt, Cole Hansen Wi 157 State Placer, Peter Hansen Wi 174, State Placer , Sam Lorenz Wi State Finalist 141, Mikey Parker Wi State Finalist 125/133, Julian Purney 133/141 Mankato State , Jude Ryan IA, 149 State Qualifier, Carter Vetsch Wi 174 State Placer, Lincoln Willet Wi State Placer 184

Season Outlook:
UWL graduated 7 seniors and only returns 3 starters. The Eagles will be a very young and inexperienced team that will compete in one of toughest conferences and regionals.