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Bridgewater State University Bears
Head Coach: Jason York
Years at School as head coach: 3
Career Record at school: 10-30
Assistant Coaches: Tim Ferreira, Maurie Tomke

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 6-13
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: 2x National Qualifier John Marsh AA 5th, Frank Cammisa 4x National Qualifier
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters with accomplishments:
125 Kenny Francis jr. (2nd NEWA at 133 2009)
165 Ethan Raymond senior 3rd NEWA 2010
174 Zack Bates senior 2nd NEWA
197 Andrew Frazer jr. 4th NEWA.

Top incoming wrestlers:
133 Steve McCarthy 2nd Mass All States
Hwt. Ricky Caruso 2nd New England Tournament 2009 at 215
184/197 TJ Vallee 3x Maine Finalist, 1x Champ, 4th New Englands
149 Joey Catino 4th Mass All States
133/141 Matt Stott transfer from Iowa Central
141 Jerry Joubert 5th Mass All State 2009
141/149 Eric Harrison 3rd Mass All State, 5th New Englands.

Season outlook:
Despite the loss of All-American John Marsh and 4x NCAA Qualifier Frank Cammisa, the Bears have a good chance to improve on last year’s six win season.  Seven returning starters, including four NEWA placewinners, are back and will be aided by a recruiting class featuring three high school New England placewinners and other state placers.  One other boost the lineup for Bridgewater State is 2009 133 lb. NEWA runner-up Kenny Francis who plans to drop to 125 this season.