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McDaniel_logoMcDaniel College
Head Coach: Davey Blake
Years at School as head coach: 8
Career Record at school:
Assistant Coaches: Josh Fitch, Mason Goretsas


2013-2014 Dual Meet Record: 8-11
2014 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ryan O’Boyle (4th at 133)
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Ryan O’Boyle

Top returning starters:
133 Ryan O’Boyle (JR) 32-3 , Centennial Conference Champ, NCAA East Region Champ, 4th place at NCAA Championships
141 Alvontae Drummond(SO) 20-10 3rd Centennial Conference, 4th NCAA East Region
165 Logan Yox (RSSR) 16-5 injury shortened sesaon, 4th NCAA East Region in 2013
285 Taylor Avino (JR) 27-17- 4th Centennial Conference

Top incoming wrestlers:
Anthoney Savage 2x MD State Champion, 4x state placer (5-2-1-1)
Jake Pooton MD State Champion 3x state placer (5-4-1), NHSCA Soph. All-American (6th)
Bryce Pappas 3x National Prep Placer (7-4-3) Fargo Cadet FS All-American
Nick Montanye MD State placer (6th)
Ben Montanye 2x MD State placer (5-3)
Colton Smith MD State Runner-up, 2x Placer (5-2)
Rob Donavon 2x MD State Placer (4-4)
Wade Bishop 2x MD State Placer (6-6)
Nate Frantz PA District Runner-up, All-Delaware County
Marcos Mercado New England Prep Runner-up

Season outlook:
Returning 7 of 10 starters from the 2013-14 campaign and with the addition of a talented group of incoming freshmen, the Green Terror are looking to continue their progress to return to the top of the Centennial Conference and beyond. Head Coach Davey Blake is excited about the prospect of a breakout season and has set the bar high for his young group of wrestlers. Junior Ryan O’Boyle is looking to make a return trip to the All-American podium and Sophomore Alvontae Drummond is looking to make a splash on the national scene. Seven of Drummond’s ten losses were to national qualifiers/All-Americans and he just missed out on qualifying himself, losing an OT decision in the consolation final of the East Region. The return of Logan Yox from medical hardship will also bolster the Green Terror’s line-up. Yox has had mulitple wins against NCAA qualifiers and All-Americans over his career. He is looking to put his name into the All-American conversation. McDaniel is hoping for significant contributions from many of the talented freshmen that will surely add depth to their line-up.