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Team: Lycoming College
Head Coach: Roger Crebs
Years at School as Head Coach: 25
Career Record at Current School: 381-128-2
Assistant Coaches: Cody Wheeler, Sean Reese

2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 18-3

2017 NCAA Qualifiers: Seth Lansberry (4th, 149); Nolan Barger (6th,165)

Top Returning Starters:
Brandon Conrad (Sr., 174, 2-time regional placewinner, 2-time Academic All-American); Hadyn Swartwood (So., 157, MAC Champion, 2016 MAC Rookie of the Year)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Garrett Wesneski (Jr., HWT, Transfer from Maryland – two-time PIAA placewinner); Eric Hunt (So., 133, Transfer from Lock Haven – 2x state qualifier); Kyle Bennett (Fr., 165, Montoursville, Pa., PIAA placewinner as a senior); Chris Grecco (Fr., 149, Pompton Lakes HS – all-time wins leader, NJ State Qualifier)

Season Outlook:
With the loss of All-Americans Seth Lansberry and Nolan Barger, who led the Warriors to three straight top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships, the Warriors will turn to a young, but talented lineup in 2017. Two-time Academic All-American Brandon Conrad will lead the group from his 174-pound slot, where he has placed at the NCAA Regional in each of the last two years. Sophomores Hadyn Swartwood (157) and Travis Ogden (197) both won 25 matches during their rookie years, including two each at the NCAA Regional, and will be counted on to contend for NCAA qualifiers this year. Division I transfers Eric Hunt (So., 133, Lock Haven) and Garrett Wesneski (Jr., HWT, Maryland) will also be counted on to make an immediate impact. Juniors Andy Aguilar (141) and Trevor Corl (149), both of whom had winning records as junior varsity wrestlers in 2016-17, also appear ready to break into the varsity 10 and senior Brad Miccio (184) returns after an injury-riddled 12-10 season.