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Johns Hopkins Blue Jays
Head Coach:  Keith Norris
Years at Johns Hopkins:  5th Season
Career Record at Johns Hopkins:  21-39
Assistant Coaches:  James Gillispie, Marco Priolo, Isaac Katz

2008-09 Dual Meet Record:  4-9
Returning NCAA Qualifier: Patrick Stanley (165/2008)

Top Returning Starters
141 – Jr. – Rocky Barilla / 24-10
149 – So. – Michael Testa / 23-16 @ 133
174 – Jr. – Patrick Stanley / 21-15 in 07-08 • CC Champion
184 – So. – Hector Cintron / 27-15

Top Incoming Wrestlers
Reid Mosquera (197) – National Prep All-American
Paul Marcello (133) – Florida State Champion
Matt Nelson (141) – Ohio State Qualifier

Johns Hopkins head coach Keith Norris has a talented young roster – with young being the key word.  There is not one senior on the Blue Jays’  25-man roster.  Junior Rocky Barilla and sophomores Michael Testa and Hector Cintron all won 23 or more matches last season and the team is bolstered by the return of junior Patrick Stanley, who won 21 matches and a Centennial Conference title as a freshman two years ago before spending last year at UNC.  Testa is moving up 2 weight classes after spending most of last year at 133.  If Norris and the Blue Jays can find consistency at the top (125 & 133) and bottom (285) of the lineup, they could be a dark horse contender in the race for the Centennial Conference title.  Injuries cost the Blue Jays a lot of wrestlers last year, and improved health will be a great help as well.