2010-2011 Centenary Preview

Centenary College Cyclones
Head Coach: John Garriques
Years at School as head coach: 4 years
Career Record at school: 30-27-1
Assistant Coaches: Mike Kessler/Mark Leh

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 8-9
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: William Livingston 3rd
Returning All-American: Livingston

Top returning starters:
133 William Livingston All American 3rd NCAA
141 Dave Alsiuex 2010 4th in Metro/ 2009 3rd Metro
149 Jon Stillo 2010 True Second in Metro, 2009 3rd in Metro
157 Owen Vernon 2009 Metropoltian True Second NCAA First Alternate
165 Matt Regan 2010 2nd place, 2009 2nd place Metropolitan Conference

Top incoming wrestlers (including transfers) with accomplishments:
John Harvey – 5th NJ
Chris Burdge – 6th NJ
Chris Norrell – Tranfer Rutgers 5th NJ
Matt Santini – Transfer Rider University NJ SQ
JD Zitone – Transfer Delval College 2nd NY

Centenary got their first All-American last year when transfer William Livingston took to the mats late last year and put a scare in the eventual champ at 133 before storming back to take 3rd.  This year, he will be gunning for a title to give Centenary another program first.  Coach John Garriques has been recruiting New Jersey hard and has assembled a strong team to compete in the tough Metropolitan Conference.  Five Metro placewinners return and will be joined by a pair of New Jersey state placewinner freshman and three strong transfers.  TCNJ has been on top in New Jersey in DIII for a long time, but maybe Centenary can start to challenge that dominance.