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Lakeland College Muskies
Head Coach: Mike DeRoehn
Years at School as head coach: first season
Career Record at school: n/a
Assistant Coaches: Kory Theil, Jake Frias, Nate Muckerheide

2009-2010 Dual Meet Record: 7-9
2009-2010 All-American: Adam Sutter-HWT (3rd)
Number of returning wrestlers who competed in 2010 national qualifier: 5

Top returning starters:
Ryan Renon – 32-12, 4th Great Lakes
Rob Frias – 14-7, 2x NWA Conference Champ
Isaac Roberson – 2x Great Lakes Placewinner
Chris Weber – 6th Great Lakes

Top incoming wrestlers:
Brandon Garcia (157)-4x State Qualifier; 3x State Finalist
James Parker (133/141)-2x State Qualifier; State place-winner
Jacob Bugajski (141)-3x Illinois State Qualifier
Max Loberger (149)-State place-winner
Zach Wetzel (197)-2x State place-winner
Grant Franson (125)-Ill. State Qualifier

Season outlook:
Lakeland has been represented the past three years in a row at the NCAA Championships and will look to expand on the number of student-athletes competing at the national tournament. A group of quality returnees will need to be mixed with a strong freshman class to continue taking steps in a positive direction.  Renon is poised to go on a run as he will drop back down closer to his natural weight of 157/165 after bumping up for the team to 174 last year.  Frias is a leader with the necessary work ethic and attitude to take the next step at 133 or 141.  Roberson has beaten national caliber opponents and should have a strong senior season.  Weber has shown strong commitment to improving and has the ability to break through.  Rob Forgette competed at the Great Lakes Regional last year, has a great attitude and is improving all the time.  While every spot in the lineup is up for grabs, freshman with the potential to have an immediate impact are Grant Franson-125, James Parker-133/141, Bugajski-141, Loberger-149, Garcia-157, and Wetzel-197.