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MessiahLogoTeam: Messiah College
Head Coach: Bryan Brunk
Years at School as Head Coach: 13
Career Record at Current School: 166-102
Assistant Coaches: Craig Hogan, Derek Ricker, Mike Bressler, Josh Thomson, Ben Kramer, Kaleb Loht

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 18-2

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: 125 Lucas Malmberg-1st, 157 Larry Cannon- 4th, 165 Jeff Hojnacki-6th, 174 Ben Swarr-1st, 184 Josh Thomson-2nd, 197 Kyle Koser NQ, 285 Jason Wright-6th

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): 125 Lucas Malmberg, 157 Jeff Hojnacki, 165 Larry Cannon, 174 Ben Swarr, 197 Kyle Koser

Top Returning Starters: Malmberg-3X AA, National Champ, Hojnacki- All American, Cannon-All American, Swarr-National Champ, Koser-National Qualifier, 184 Derek Beitz- ranked first half of last year at 174

Top Incoming Wrestlers: 149 Stephen Maloney-4X PA state qualifier, 2X state placer, 125 Sean Redington- PA State Q, 149 Trent Johnson- 4X GA state placer, 133 Nick Gittens-PA State Q, 174 Travis Wickard- 2X PA State Q

Season Outlook:
Messiah looks to continue to be a relevant player in the team race at the NCAA Championships.