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Elizabethtown College Blue Jays
Head Coach: Eric Walker
Years at School as head coach: 7
Assistant Coaches: Dan Bechtold, Ryan Bosso (Pitt ’09)

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 8-5
2009-2010 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Tyler Erdman (125, 2nd), Tye Boyer (149), Bill Meaney (197)
Returning Qualifiers: Tye Boyer, Bill Meaney
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in your 2010 national qualifier: 4

Top returning starters:
125-Will Bentley (22-8,7th at Pete Willson)
133-Marty Harnish (12-9)
149-Tye Boyer (18-8, National Qualifier)
165-Kyle Deeds (11-16)
174-Jim Gentile (16-7, 3rd at Metropolitan)
197-Bill Meaney (23-10, National Qualifier, 4th at Pete Willson, 2nd at Metro)
285-Tim Katzaman (19-6 in 2008-09)

Top incoming wrestlers:
125-Kyle McNulty-3rd in NJ States
125-Michael Henning-3rd in MD states
133-Jeff Bruno-NJ Region Qualifier
141-Noel Reyes-NJ District Placer
141-Nick Grimm-PA Region Qualifier
141-Paul Stronsky-MD State Qualifier
149-Zach Sheridan (Transfer from IUP), 2x PA State Qualifier
149-Ian Heist (Transfer from Pitt), PA State Qualifier
157-Ben Wright-NJ District Placer
157-Matt Klempa-DE State Qualifier
165-Quint Eno-PA State Qualifier
165-Zack Cook-DE Multiple State Place winner
174-Travis Gerstacker-NJ Region Qualifier
184-Phil Landis-PA Region Qualifier
184-Matt Zdradzinski-PA Region Qualifier
197-Joe Tesauro-NJ District Qualifier

Season outlook:
Elizabethtown College is coming off a successful season with a record of 8-5, 3 NCAA Qualifiers, and finishing 17th at NCAA’s. Although Elizabethtown graduated 9 seniors from last year’s team , they are poised to improve on the marks they set last year. There is a great balance between young talent and experienced upperclassmen. Not only does the team have great balance this year, they also have tremendous depth at a most every weight.  One name missing from this year’s team is 2010 national runner up Tyler Erdman.  Erdman will be taking the year off to focus on greco-roman training.  Look for him in action at the NYAC Open on November 7th.  That said, Will Bentley filled in very well during Erdman’s injury last season, winning over 20 matches and placing at the tough Pete Willson Invitational.  This year, he moves into a full time starting role.