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Bridgewater State University Bears
Head Coach: Jason York
Years at School as head coach: 3
Assistant Coaches: Frank Cammisa, Tim Ferreira

2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 10-8-1 (7th NEWA)
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Qualifiers Ethan Raymond 165 and Zack Bates, 174

Top returning starters:
Ken Francis(sr) – 133 2009 NEWA 2nd and 125, 2011 NEWA 3rd
Steve McCarthy(so) –  133 2011 NEWA 6th
Andrew Frazer (sr) –  197 2008 NEWA 6th, 2010 NEWA 5th, 2011 NEWA DNP Injury second round

Top incoming wrestlers:
Ryan Cassidy 174, Mass All State Champion, 6th New Englands
Jonathan Murray 125/133 transfer

Season outlook:
Bridgewater State looks to continue its winning ways, but it will be a rocky start as the Bears lost Senior Captains and National Qualifiers Ethan Raymond and Zack Bates, and they have increased the strength of their schedule. Top returning starter Ken Francis is bumping up to 133 and will be a favorite at that weight in the NEWA. Andrew Frazer is dropping a weight class to 184, while Steve McCarthy is going to be up at 141. The team is looking for its younger wrestlers to make the jump to the next level. 2nd semester will be interesting as Pat Walsh (197/285) transfer from The Ohio State will be eligible to wrestle after a year in residence.

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  1. The previews are good, but with >80 teams, you had better plan on doing more than 2/day if you want them to be complete BEFORE the season starts. (Else they’re not really previews anymore…) Keep them coming! (Please!)

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