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Coe College Kohawks
Head Coach:  John Oostendorp
Years at School as head coach: 7
Career Record at school: 98-47-1
Assistant Coaches: Dustin Hinschberger, Dustin Bliven, Marcus Kurtz, Ted Drees, Eric Casey, Dusty Coufal, Nick Cole

2008-2009 Dual Meet Record:  15-5
2008-2009 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Clayton Rush (125/5th), Brandon Ball (133/4th), Tyler Burkle (165/3rd), Bryon Grothus (174/3rd), Seth Rehn (184/NQ), Rob Kramer (197/5th), Mitch Sander (285/7th)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans:  Rush, Ball, Burkle, Rehn, Kramer, Sander
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2009 national qualifier: 9

Top returning starters:
125 Clayton Rush 2x All-American (2nd ’08, 5th ’09)
133 Brandon Ball 4th NCAA
141 Johnny Siegel 6th IIAC
149 Mark Carey 4th IIAC
157 Seth Pugh 6th IIAC
165 Tyler Burkle 2x All-American (1st ’08, 3rd ’09)
184 Seth Rehn 3rd IIAC, NQ
197 Rob Kramer 2x All-American (4th ’08, 5th ’09)
285 Mitch Sander 7th NCAA

Top incoming wrestlers:
Drew Hinschberger IA champ
Chris LeClere 3rd IA
Scott Carlson IL champ
Alex Burkle IA champ
Kyle Kober IA champ
Nick LeClere – transfer from University of Iowa

Coe had a magnificent season last year and came home with the fourth place trophy.  Five All-Americans return for the Kohawks, and one of the top DIII recruiting classes will bolster that group.  Two time All-Americans Clayton Rush, Tyler Burkle, and Rob Kramer all finished lower on the podium in 2009 than in 2008, and they will be aiming for the top in 2010.  Brnadon Ball and Mitch Sander each made their first appearance at the championships count and brought home some hardware.  Looking forward, only All-American Grothus graduates, and the incoming class includes five state champions.  They may struggle to get in the lineup this year, but the foundation is set for a great future.  Coe should challenge for the NCAA championship this year and may find themselves at or near the top of the preseason national rankings.