Lycoming 2016-2017 Preview

Image result for lycoming logoTeam: Lycoming College
Head Coach: Roger Crebs
Years at School as Head Coach: 24
Assistant Coaches: Cody Wheeler, Sean Reese

2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 14-7

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: Nolan Barger (165, 3rd), Seth Lansberry (149, 4th)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Barger, Lansberry

Top Returning Starters:
133- Andy Aguilar, So., 11-6
141- Joe Santomarco, So., 19-16
149- Seth Lansberry, Sr., 38-5, 2nd in region, 4th in NCAA
165- Nolan Barger, Sr., 36-2, 2nd in region, 3rd in NCAA
174- Brandon Conrad, Jr., 36-13, 6th in NCAA, Academic All-American
197- Skylar Ebner, Sr., 9-11
285- Tom Lynd, So., 11-16

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125- Garrett Lockwood – 2016 Section IV Division II runner-up at 113 pounds, 2016 Section IV Class D champion, three-time Section IV Division II placewinner, three-time Section IV Class D runner-up (2013, 2014, 2015), two-time league champion
125/133- Jacob Chamberlin – 2016 section runner-up; two-time section placewinner, one-time district placewinner
133/141- Josh Dweh – 2016, section, region placewinner
157- Hadyn Swartwood – Two-time state placewinner (seventh in 2015, 2016), three-time state qualifier, three-time region qualifier, 2015 district champion, four-time district qualifier
157/165- Dallas LaBar – 2015 state qualifier at 160 pounds
174- Brody Keefe – two-time district placewinner, battle leukemia as a senior in high school
184- Brandon Wilson – 2016 state qualifier at 182 pounds, two-time region placewinner, 2016 region runner-up, three-time district placewinner, two-time district champion (2013, 2016)
197- Travis Ogden – 2016 state qualifier at 195 pounds, two-time district champion, three-time district placewinner, two-time region placewinner, 2016 region runner-up
285- Roger Horton – 2016 section champion, 2015 section runner-up; three-time section placewinner, three-time district placewinner, two-time region placewinner

Season Outlook:
After the team’s best finish at the Division III Championships in 16 years thanks to All-American performances from seniors Nolan Barger and Seth Lansberry, the Warriors return with one of their strongest teams in the 24-year tenure of head coach Roger Crebs. Barger was ranked second by throughout last year before finishing third at the NCAA Championships and he will again be among the best in the nation at 165 pounds. Lansberry rose as high as fifth in the poll before taking fourth at the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds and he will also be set to compete for a national title this year. 174-pounder Brandon Conrad also placed sixth at the NCAA Regional and the Academic All-American gives the team another grappler set to compete for an NCAA qualifier, while three other starters return from a team that posted a 14-7 record in 2015-16.