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La Crosse 2017 Preview


Team: University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Head Coach: Dave Malecek
Years at School as Head Coach: 12
Career Record at Current School: 164-36-1
Assistant Coaches: Ross Needham, Zach Cook, Trevor Pruett


2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 9-0

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Ryan Weinmann (141, 1st), Richard Carlson (174, 5th)

Top Returning Starters:
125 Nelson Baker 4th Regionals
133/141 Hayden Schlough 4th WIAC
149 Kal Gerber 2nd WIAC
157 Jackson Schoen 2nd WIAC
157 Michael Murnane
165 Mitch Hertel 6th Regionals
165 Logan Schlough
174 Sawyer Massie 3rd WIAC
184 Sean O’Neil
HWT Konrad Ernst 4th Regionals

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Cal Hanson State Champ 141, Matt Anderson 125 3rd Wi State , Zach Villarreal 125 3rd Illinois State, Tristen Jenny 133 2nd WI State, Sawyer Sarbacker 125 2nd Wi State, Josh Stenger 125 4th Illinois State, Spencer Hutchinson 141 Ia Qualifier, Grant Zamin 157 2x Illinois Qualifier, Jake Gille 149/157 5th Wi State, Colton Ryan Wi SQ, 184 Lee Fuller SQ Illinois,

Season Outlook:
La Crosse will have a very young and inexperienced team with many new faces in the lineup. Freshman will add depth and challenge as season progresses. The team will have to come together and work very hard to be competitive in the WIAC and new Regional.