Alma 2016-2017 Preview

alma_logoTeam: Alma College
Head Coach: Jeremiah Tobias
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Jared Groeneveld (1st year) and Fletcher Roberts (5th year)

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 13-5

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: Romeo Riley (133, 8th), Jamie Jakes (197, 5th), Trevor Maresh (285, 4th)

Top Returning Starters:
165 – Taylor McPhail, Jr (20-5, 5th @ Mid-West Regional, 2X scholar all-American)
184 – Trent Hullett, Sr (20-12)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125 – Brendan Ladd (Brandon), D2 – 2X State Placer
141 – Noah Lopez, (Hartland), D1 – 2X State Qualifier
149 – Jacob Anderson (Rochester Adams), D1 – 6th Place
174 – Trevor Willing (Sandusky), D4 – 2X State Placer
197 – James Budrick-Diaz (Joliet Central, IL)
HWT – Aaron Kelley (Byron), D4 – State Qualifier

Season Outlook:
The Scots enter the 2016-17 season in the recently constructed Hatcher Wrestling Room and will be lead by former associate head coach Jeremiah Tobias. A mix of upper and lower classmen will be utilized for the lineup this year which will be centered around returning starters Taylor McPhail (Jr) and Trent Hullett (Sr). A solid group of freshman will be looking to break into the lineup and have an immediate impact for the team. The schedule again features strong competition that will be beneficial in preparation for the always tough Midwest regional.