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Team: Castleton University
Head Coach: Scott Legacy
Years at School as Head Coach: 1st
Assistant Coaches: Steve Forrest, Joe Duca, Jeff Whitesell, Dan Pierce

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Top Incoming Wrestlers:

125 – Tyreek Staton – NJ state qualifier, 4x regional qualifier
125- Ryan Cabezas – 4x NH state placewinner
133- Nicholas Camacho – MA state champion
133- Raffaele Masi – NY section finalist
133- Kyle Goodell – 3x VT state placewinner
141- Zak Hale – transfer from Anderson University, 3x VT state champion, 2x New England placewinner, NHSCA 8th, NCAA D2 Qualifier
141- Peter Leite – 2x RI state placewinner
141- Austin Viens – 4x VT state placewinner
141- Ethan Ives – career record 45-32
149- Tyler Raetz – 2x VT champ, 4x finalist, 5th New England, VT Wrestler of the Year
149- Anthony Fruci – career record 109-52
149- Zach Veleas – 2x CT placewinner
149- Jeb Hodsden – 3x VT state placewinner
157- Cameron Milliken -4th NY state 2014, transfer via Oneonta & Hudson Valley CC
157-James Kilgo – 4x MA D2 state placewinner
157- Reece Millington – 2x MA D1 placewinner
165 – Jared Costa – 2x MA D1 placewinner, 1x champ, transfer from Anderson University
165 -Name: Ethan Fuller – VT finalist
165- Damian Duffy – NY sectional placewinner
165- James Zupko – 3x VT placewinner, 2x finalist, NJCAA qualifier at STCC
174 – Zach Allen – 3x VT champ, 6th New England
174 – Nolan Viens – 4x VT finalist, 2x champ 5th New England, 2x NHSCA placewinner, transfer from Sacred Heart
184- Mitchell R. LaFlam – 3x CT class M placer, 3rd CT Open, 5th New England
184 – Joey Accerra – career record 75-30
184- Jacob Woodside – 2x VT finalist, 1x champ
197- Jakob Trautwein – VT state finalist
197- Robert Bognar – 2x NJ regional qualifier
197 -Joseph Galusha – NY sectional placewinner, career record 118-41
197- Justin Hertler – NJ district 3rd
285 – Mason Osborn – 2x NY sectional placewinner
285- Shawn Hundley – CT placewinner
285- Nick Scott – 2014 NY state finalist

Season Outlook:
Castleton starts their first wrestling season with 33 wrestlers. Lead by some veterans Zak Hale, Jared Costa, Nolan Viens and Cameron Milliken (all have college wrestling experience), the freshman-loaded team will look to make some noise as the season progresses. First year Head Coach Scott Legacy looks to transition into the college scene after a successful high school career. Steve Forrest brings a very succesful international career to the Spartans, while Joe Duca adds All-American experience at the D3 level from his days at Ithaca college. The team is young, hard working, talented, and looking to improve with each match. Hale looks to lead the team with his experience and leadership skills.