Loras 2017 Preview

Team: Loras College
Head Coach: T.J. Miller
Years at School as Head Coach: 1
Career Record at Current School: 12-7
Assistant Coaches: Trevor Kittleson, Rick Healey, Jon Gapinski, Jon Orillion, Jay Figgins, Mark Schultz

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2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 12-7

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Clint Lembeck (141, 5th), Jimmy Davis (157, 5th), Guy Patron Jr. (197, 3rd, Quin Gilliam (285)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers: Michael Triplett (2016), Clint Lembeck, Jimmy Davis, Guy Patron Jr., Quin Gilliam

Top Returning Starters: Guy Patron Jr- 3rd NCAA, Clint Lembeck 5th NCAA, Jimmy Davis 5th NCAA, Quin Gilliam NQ, Michael Triplett NQ 2016, Eddie Smith 4th Place Central Regional, Awais Arain 4th place Central Regional

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Kevin Kelly – NAIA All-American, Benedictine College, KS
Richard Hunter- 3x LA State Champion – Brusly High School
Nathan Pitts- 2x LA State Champion- Parkway High School
Noah Hughes-Reilly- IA State Place-winner – West Des Moines Valley
Jacob Hiles- IL State Place-winner- Coal City High School, IL
Frankie Indelli- IL 3A State Qualifier- Wheaton North High School
Simon Schuler- IL 1A State Place-winner – Chenoa, IL
Brock Timmons- IA 2A State Place-winner -Davenport Assumption
Mateo Sanchez- CA State Qualifier- Central East High -Fresno, CA
Brad Holmes-IA 3A State Qualifier- Bettendorf, IA
Payne Johnson- East Waterloo High School – Evansdale, IA
Robert Muhammad- Allen Shepard High School- Chicago, IL
Seth Lisowski- Arcadia High School – Arcadia, Wisconsin
Max Boughton- Oak Park River Forest High School – Oak Park, IL
Patrick Mullane- St. Patrick High School- Chicago, IL
Dakotah Peterson- IL 3A State Qualifier- Taft High School

Season Outlook:
Loras returns nine starters and five NCAA qualifiers from a team that was 6th in the NCAA and 2nd in the Central Region and the IIAC.