John Carroll Preview

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Kerry Volkmann begins his 21st season at the head of John Carroll wrestling in 2007-2008. This year’s team returns 9 starters from last year’s team that went 6-0 in conference competition, finishing 3rd in the OAC tournament. Three time Ohio state finalist Adam Kriwinsky transfers in from American University, coming back to the Cleveland area where he wrestled for University School. All-American Ryan Summers graduates, but qualifier Adam Pizzuro returns at 133. Among the freshman is Kyle Gardella, brother of 2007 Midwest Regional runner-up Drew Gardella of Case.

School: John Carroll University
Head Coach: Kerry Volkmann
Years at School: 21st Season
Assistant Coaches: Jim Bertulis, Ryan Heimbach, Jim Ayers, Dan Ralph, Ryan Summers

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 10-3
2007 NCAA Place: 37th
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 3rd OAC

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: Adam Pizzuro, qualifier at 133

Total Number of Returning Starters: 9

Notable Incoming Freshmen: Adam Kriwinsky 125 (American U. Transfer), Chris Romeo (Ohio) 133, Nick Ward (Ohio) 141, Kyle Gardella (Ohio) 157, Tyler Mickley 157 (Ohio), Nick Christian (Fla) 165, Tom Mancha (transfer King NC), Jim Nemunaitis (Ohio) 197, Andy Horvath (Ohio) Hvt

Projected Lineup
125: Elie Naoum or Adam Kriwinsky
133: Adam Pizzurro or Matt McDiarmid
141: Dominic Spitalieri or Nick Ward
149: Dan Mizener or Greg Elliott
157: Kevin Keough , Kyle Gardella, or Tyler Mickley
165: Steve Bagnowski or Devon Jurczak
174: Chris Branchen or Ben Adams
184: Matt Harmon or Tom Mancha
197: Jim Nemunaitis or Kevin Ryan
285: Tim Lambert, Derrick Bendau, or Andy Horvath