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Head Coach: Dave Malecek
Years at School as head coach: 9
Career Record at school: 124-27
Assistant Coaches:Ross Needham, JR Lewis, Josh Passe, Zach Cook


2013-2014 Dual Meet Record: 10-6
2014 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Fr. Dustin Weinmann NQ 133, Jr. Eric Twohey 8th 184, Jr. Jake Minske 6th HWT
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Dustin Weinmann (133), Eric Twohey (184, 8th), Jake Minske (285, 6th)

Top returning starters:
125 Soph Ryan Weinmann 14-13, 5th at Midwest Regionals
133 Dustin Weinmann NCAA Qualifier
141 Jr. Cody See 4th at Midwest Regionals, 20-8
141 Soph Austin Schoen 16-7
165 Tyler Schneider Soph 165 5th Midwest Regionals 30-8
174 Richard Carlson Jr. 15-9 4th Midwest Regional
184 Eric Twohey 8th NCAA
197 Mike Minske 14-5, 6th at Midwest Regional
285 Jake Minski 6th NCAA

Top incoming wrestlers:
Fr. Nelson Baker 2x Illinois State Champ 125
Taylor Elliot 2x State Finalist Wi 125
Aaron Sweeney 149 Mn
Andrew Dayland 157/165 State Finalist Mn
157/165 Travis Hettinga State Champ Wi
Austin Fjsoer 157 State Finalist Wi
Sean O’Neil State Placer Mn 174
Sean Ward 197 State Champ Illinois

Season outlook:
With 8 returning Midwest placers, the 2015 UW-La Crosse team will be better. Very disappointing 2014 with NCAA finish of 21st and only 2 All Americans, this group is ready to climb back to the top. Solid group of returners with 2 All Americans and 1 NQ with experience along with a solid group of incoming freshman will help this years team success. Richard Carlson is coming off an impressive spring and summer as he won the US Open University Level and was a World Team Member in Greco that wrestled in Croatia. UW-La Crosse will also be trying to win it’s 500th dual victory as UWL currently stands 496-267 since records were kept starting in the 1959-1960 season!