Loras Preview

Coming off its first losing season in 15 years, Loras looks to rebound in 2008-2009.  With six returning starters, including national qualifier Erik Hanson, Loras is well situated for a rebound year.  However, navigating the tough IIAC schedule will make topping .500 a challenge for any team.  Hanson made the quarterfinals last year where he fell to Milks of Platteville.  In the All-America round, he defaulted to Josh Terrell, as wrestler he had defeated in the IIAC semifinals two weeks earlier.  Seniors Jordan Loy and Trevor Kaufman will provide leadership for the Duhawks in head coach Randy Stewards 16th year at the helm.

Team: Loras College
Head Coach: Randy Steward (Cornell College ’82)
Years at School as head coach: 16th season
Career Record at school: 177-106-1
Assistant Coaches: Rick Casarez, Rick Healey

2007-2008 Dual Meet Record:  7-14
2007-2008 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Erik Hanson (157/NQ), Jay Figgins (184/NQ)
Returning National Qualifier: Hanson

Top returning starters: 157 Erik Hanson NCAA Qualifier, 125/133 Mark Beatty 20+ wins, 133/141 Jordan Loy 20+ wins, 285 Trevor Kaufman 20+ wins