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Hunter College Hawks
Head Coach: Michael Simmon-Pappadakos
Years at School as head coach: 2
Career Record at school: 7-11
Assistant Coaches: Chris Mazzatta, Shintaro Higashi (clinician)

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 7-11
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 7

Top returning starters:
125 SO Ariel Guerrero (10-9)
133 JR Jimmy Mustakis (10-8, 3rd Place Empire State Games)
141 JR Sean Messina Jr (24-9 :3rd Metro Conference)
149 RSSO Matthew Cartusciello Inj (11-17 FR)
157 SR Eduardo Delgado (3rd Place Metro Conference)
165 SR Emman Sawari (12-12 5th Place Ithaca Invitational)
184 SO Anthony Daly (7-10)

Top incoming wrestlers:
Jarret Freeman, Penn State Transfer, 2x NYS Placefinisher
Joe Halakais NYC Section Champion NYS Qualifier
Dillion Ritchie 106-26 Southington HS CT, Open State Runner Up, 6th NE
Trevor Ritchie 150-21 Southington HS CT, Open State Runner Up, 4th NE
Oliver Astone 3rd Place Section 8 Championships, 7th Eastern States

Season outlook:
Hunter College graduated only 3 seniors in May and will bring back 7 starters from last season.  Led by Metropolitan Conference place finishers Eduardo Delgado and Sean Messina the Hawks have a tremendous amount of talent and leadership in the room making their goal to improve upon last years 7-11 record very attainable.  Several Hawks spent time competing in various tournaments this off season to prepare for the 2010-2011 season.  Mike Simmon has brought in new assistant coach Chris Mazzatta and clinician Shintaro Higashi to give the Hawks the best chance of getting on the podium come March.


  1. Sounds like Hunter is on the right track to building a successful program. Best of luck & health to all the wrestlers & the coaching staff!

    We are….

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