MIT Preview

Previously posted season previews are available by clicking the link in the left hand column.

Head Coach Tom Layte returns for his 8th season on the bench at MIT, and looks to again have a full lineup with six starters back from last year’s team. Conference placewinners Joe Silverman at 197 and Sean Jameson at 285 will be dropping to 184 and 197, respectively, in their bid to improve on last year’s finishes at the NEWA tournament. After a runner-up finish a year ago that left him just shy of the NCAA tournament, Silverman hopes the lower weight will have him wrestling in Iowa in March, seeking MIT’s fifth All-American award. Coach Layte has set goals of a winning record and top half finish in the 2008 NEWA tournament.

School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Head Coach: Tom Layte
Years at School: 7
Assistant Coaches: Chad Leedekerken, Bao Truong, Mike Mitrowski, John Bosco

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: 5-16
2007 NCAA Place: —
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: 10th NEWA

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: —

Total Number of Returning Starters: 6

Notable Incoming Freshmen: Grant Kadokura, Mike Setrin, Kenzan Tanabe, Mitchell Westwood

Projected Lineup
125: Grant Kadokura or Mike Setrin
133: Greg Wellman or Alex Lue
141: Kenzan Tanabe or Corey Kubber
149: Abe Rosenfeld
157: Marvin Arnold
165: Mitchell Westwood
174: Jake Simson or David Butler
184: Travis Samuel or Joe Silverman
197: Sean Jameson
285: Glenn Geesman or Daniel Fuentes