2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 10-9
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 8
Top returning starters:
Tommy Van Renterghem(165) : 19-6 as Soph
Holden Blythe(197): 11-6 as Soph, 4th IIAC
Joseph Atwell (149): 21-15 as Fr.
Josh Atwell(141): 22-9 as Soph.
Reid Imerman (165): 13-6 as Soph.
Ivan Gaeta(174): 13-6 as Soph
Top incoming wrestlers:
Kalen Greiner (125) – IA State Finalist
TJ Peretti (141) – WA State Champ
Colten Moore (157) – transfer
Dan Gordon (197) – transfer, NAIA Nat. Qual.
Eric Van Kley left a very successful NAIA team to return to Iowa and take over for the Dutch. Now, after a few years at the helm, things have started to turn in a winning direction for Central. 2010 saw the team complete its first winning season in a decade, and almost all of that team returns in 2010-2011. Numerous wrestlers who compiled individual winning records are back this year, and they have a pretty strong recruiting class including some state finalists and an NAIA qualifier in transfer Dan Gordon. Turning a program around in the IIAC is never easy considering the strong competition from numerous nationall ranked teams, but Central is hoping to take another positive step this year and work towards representation at the NCAA Championships in March.