Gettysburg 2016-2017 Preview

Gettysburg logoTeam: Gettysburg College
Head Coach: Andy Vogel
Years at School as Head Coach: 9
Assistant Coaches: Gino Frank, Wes Brenner

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 9-9

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: Paul Triandafilou (285, 5th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Triandafilou

Top Returning Starters:
125 Noah Malamut – 4th East Region
149 Quinn Merrignan – 6th East Region
157 Colin Kowalski – Centennial runner-up
197 Anthony Puca – 4th East Region
285 Paul Triandafilou – 5th NCAA

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Colin Devlin – PA State Qualifier
Dan Ebert – transfer from Anderson University, New England Placewinner
Andrew Howard – New England Placewinner

Season Outlook:
Gettysburg returns most of its core from last season’s young team. Paul Triandafilou is backĀ for his sophomore season after placing 5th in the NCAA at heavyweight and winning the Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year Award. Juniors Noah Malamut and Anthony Puca both missed the NCAA tournament by one match and are hoping to earn their way to La Crosse this March. Regional placewinner Quinn Merrigan moves up to 165 after two seasons at 149 and should be a contender at the East Region again this year. Conference runner-up and regional round of eight finisher Colin Kowalski should get a full season at 157 after missing the first half of last year with an injury, and he is poised for a breakout year. Senior Camden Stoops won 25 matches at 285 last season and is dropping to 197 for his final year of collegiate competition.

The incoming class is led by Anderson University transfer Dan Ebert, Pennsylvania state qualifier Colin Devlin, and New England placewinner Andrew Howard. They, along with the rest of the newcomers, will fit in around the returning starters to give Gettysburg its strongest lineup in quite a while.