2022-2023 Castleton Preview

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Team: Castleton University
Head Coach: Scott Legacy
Years at School as Head Coach: 7
Career Record at Current School: 74-45
Assistant Coaches: Joseph Duca, Steven Forrest, David Kurker, Jesse Webb, Jeff Whitesell and Mason Osborn, Greta Hoehn (Director of Wrestling Operations)

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2021-22 Dual Meet Record: 15-2

2022 NCAA Qualifiers & Placewinners:
141 James Rodriguez 8th
174 Cooper Fleming

Returning NCAA Qualifiers, NCAA All-Americans, and NWCA Placewinners:
Rodriguez & Fleming

Top Returning Starters:
125 Kaya Bogle 25-9
133 Michael Gonyea 2x region placer, 38-8
141 James Rodriguez 3rd region & 8th NCAA, 39-15
149 Nick Roeger 6th region, 32-14
157 Logan Dubuque 26-16
165 Michael Angers 2x region placer, 32-9
174 Cooper Fleming NCAA qualifier, 37-12
184 Sampson Wilkins 34-11
285 Shea Garand 7th region, 30-14

Others: Abbas Abdulrahman- 285 (27-14), Eli Cyr – 149/157 (31-12), Tylik Epps -149/157 (17-14), Kaden Gransbury (16–14), Haven Tatarek -197 (32-12)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Gavin Bradley 4x Pennsylvania state place winner (2nd 2021, State Champion 2022)
Andrew Marchese 2x NY State Finalist Div.1
Ayden Robles (7th NY State)
Blake Chapman (2nd CT)
Colton Perkins (State Champion VT, 2nd New England, 6th NHSCA)
Daniel Kirsch (4th NY State)
Desmond McLaughlin (Mass State Champion , 2nd, 4th New England)
Izaiah Otero (NJ State Qualifier)
Jashon Holmes (2x Sect. 2 Champ, NY State Placer)
Josh Negron (Delaware State Champion, 6th NHSCA)
Nicholas Palso (3rd NY State)
Taylor Stearns (VT State Champion)
Transfers From Buena Vista – Caleb Massari and Caleb Rojas

Season Outlook:
The 2022-23 version of Castleton Wrestling should prove to be the best in program history. In 2021-22, Castleton claimed 2 tournament championships and a second place finish at the Citrus Invitational to go along with a 15-2 dual meet record. James Rodriguez became the program’s first All-American. Depth will prove to be an asset, with an extremely aggressive schedule for the 2022-23 season. Nine starters return, and a strong incoming class enters, including 4x Pennsylvania placewinner Gavin Bradley.

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