Knox Preview

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Knox returns one of its most experienced teams in years.  All-American Jaran Rutledge returns after a 3rd place finish at 285 last year as a legitimate title contender.  He was the first All-American from Knox, and their first national qualifier since 1980.  The rest of the team has several years of experience under their belts and has the potential to improve the placement of Knox and tournaments and the Great Lakes Region.  With one dual meet win in the past two seasons, there is room for improvement, and this year’s team seems best constructed to do so.

School: Knox College
Head Coach: Tony Islas
Years at School: 7
Assistant Coaches: Frank McAndrew

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 0-11
2007 NCAA Place: 25th
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 14th Great Lakes Region

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: AA Jaran Rutledge (285)

Total Number of Returning Starters: 8

Notable Incoming Freshmen: Edel Vaca 3x Sect. Qual. IL, Dugan O’Connor 2X Sect. Qual. IL, Dan Stafford 3x Sect. Qual. IL, Issac Juarez, Ben Boor-MD State Qual. 215, Andrew Federman-MA 4th  State 275

Projected Lineup
125: Ryan Olson
133: Edel Vaca/Tim Yee
141: Tim Yee/ Drew Flock
149: Drew Flock/Dugan O’Connor
157: Dan Stafford
165: Luke Karner
174: Aaron Barnet
184: Marty Dertz
197: Greg Leibach/Ben Boor/Issac Juarez
285: Jaran Rutledge/Josh Jackson/Andrew Federman