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2013-2014 Delaware Valley Preview


Delaware Valley College Aggies
Head Coach: Steve Cantrell
Years at School as head coach: 2 years
Career Record at school: 20-14
Assistant Coaches: Shaun Smith, Jim Wertman, Mike Wilcox, Dale Fava


2012-2013 Dual Meet Record: 9-3
2012-2013 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Charlie Frankel (125), Dale Fava (141), Emmanuel Ajagbe (8th, 149), Dallas Winston (174), Aaron Karns (6th, 197)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Karns and Winston

Top returning starters:
Aaron Karns (JR, 197) NCAA All-American (6th) and regional champ
Dallas Winston (So, 174) NCAA Qualifier and 3rd at regionals
Mike Boardman (JR, HWT) Placed 5th at regionals, 17-12 on the season
James Dugan (SO, 157/165) 23-17
Hank Stinson (JR 157)
Conor Kirkegard (SO, 133) 19-9 last season
Zac Haynes (SO 125) returns back to college.

Top incoming wrestlers:
Vinny Fava (JR 149) transferred from Rider
Zach Roseberry (FR 285) State Champ from VA, 4th at senior nationals

Season outlook:
As Head Coach Steve Cantrell also takes on the role of Athletic Director at Delaware Valley, he is also faced with replacing three NCAA qualifiers in his lineup, but he will have his top finisher from last year back in Aaron Karns, a semifinalist at the NCAA Championships. Also back is Dallas Winston who was third in the East Region. Helping ease the transition should be transfer Vinny Fava who started at 141 for Rider last season but could be at 149 this year. Also, Hank Stinson looks to return to the Aggie lineup. The one time Penn State recruit wrestled seven times at 141 in the 2012 season but missed last year. He could return this season at 157 to give Delaware Valley a solid 1-2 punch at 149 and 157. Mike Boardman was a regional placewinner last year, but he could be challenged by incoming freshman and Virginia state champ Zach Roseberry.