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Heidelberg has worked its way into national prominence over the past few seasons, including a 5th place finish in the Nationa Duals in 2008, and they now go for their 4th straight OAC title.  Ranked in the top 10 last year, Heidelberg came home with two All-Americans in Ryan Fogliano and Ryan Bowers.  It was the third time in school history that Heidelberg had two All-Americans in the same season.  Though the two placewinners graduate, there is a strong core remaining for the Berg.  National qualifiers Jerrad Hoxie and Zach Mizer are back along with former Division II All-American Boomer Fechko.  Additionally, 285 Bob Brubeck defeated the All-American Bowers in a match in December, though Bowers regained the upper hand later in the year.  A number of other returning OAC placewinners are back and will be joined by the best recruiting class of Coach Miller’s tenure that includes 4x state placewinners Andrew Dinda and Lee Schumaker, Michigan state champ Kyle Hilliard, and other multiple state placewinners.

Team: Heidelberg College
Head Coach: Jason Miller (Heidelberg ’98)
Years at School as head coach: 7th
Career Record at school: 54-34
Assistant Coaches: Brandon Brissette, Joe Hada, Jake Percival, Tony Patrizi

2007-2008 Dual Meet Record: 12-2
2007-2008 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jerrad Hoxie (125/NQ), Nick Sanchez (141/NQ), Zach Mizer (149/NQ), Ryan Fogliano (197/7th), Ryan Bowers (285/6th)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Hoxie, Boomer Fechko (133/7th D2/2006), Mizer

Top returning starters: 125 Jerrad Hoxie NQ, 133 Boomer Fechko , 149 Zach Mizer NQ, 165 Aaron JonHenry 165 2nd OAC, 174 Dan Jonhenry 2nd OAC 2006, 184 Ed Bizorik 184 4th OAC, 285 Bob Brubeck 3rd OAC 2006

Top incoming wrestlers: TJ Chappleer 141 (Cleveland St. Transfer), State Finalists and Multiple time placers: Andrew Dinda OH, Stefan Gatt MI, Jacob Johnson MI, Curt Levy OH, Kyler Ritter MI, Lukas Schalk OH, and Lee Schumaker OH.