McDaniel 2017 Preview

Team: McDaniel College
Head Coach: Davey Blake
Years at School as Head Coach: 10
Assistant Coaches: Josh Fitch, Mason Goretsas

2016-2017 Dual Meet Record: 3-13

Top Returning Starters:
Nick Malinowski (125)
Wade Bishop (165)
Ronnie Wuest (174)
Jake Pooton (184)
Ronald Mattox (184/197)
Billy Emerson (285)

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
Jake Reid (125) PA State Qualifier
Rob Kaminski (125)- 2x MD state placewinner (5th, 5th)
Ryker Eckenbarger (133)- transfer from Campbell, 2016 MD State Champ
Robert McGrogan (133)- NJ District 28 Runner-up
Zach McAleer (141)- 2x MD state placewinner (6th, 6th)
Jahmally Willie (141)- MD state qualifier
Tobey Hague (149)- transfer Rowan CC/UMD (2nd semester), 2016 NJCAA All-American (5th)
Scott Miser (149)- 4th MD States
DeAndre Tackett (149)- MD state placewinner
Tyler Watkins (149/157)- MD State qualifier
Garrett Vandervalk (165/174)- MD state Runner-up
Jamie Rodriguez (197)- MD state qualifier
Brendan Woody (285)- 2017 MD State Champion, 3rd MD 2016

Season Outlook:
A wealth of talented freshmen and transfers will look to make an immediate impact on a McDaniel squad that struggled last season. Boasting six returning starters with only one senior in the group, McDaniel is looking to return to form in the 2017-18 season.