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Central College Dutch
Head Coach: Eric Van Kley
Years at School as head coach: 3
Assistant Coaches: Jason Zastrow, Matt Diehl, Bob Kuennen

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record: 3-12
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 5

Top returning starters:
Curtis Hobbs: 149 (15-17)
Tommy Van Renterghem: 165 (20-13)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Holden Blythe – IA State Champ
Brandon Burrell – IA State Champ
Jacob Crawford – IA State Finalist
Justin Marx – transfer Ellsworth CC

Central College continues to rebuild their wrestling program. Solid recruiting classes the past two years have lead to a roster of over 30 wrestlers with the majority being freshmen and sophomores.  Returners Curtis Hobbs and Tommy Van Renterghem will provide veteran leadership from the middle weights.  Three Iowa state champion freshmen should challenge for time as Central continues to work its way back.