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Morrisville State is in the midst of a transition from Junior College to NCAA Division III, and is in year two of the provisional period. They will not compete in the national championships, but will soon be a member of the Empire Conference. In anticipation, they brought in over 30 freshmen this year that will get valuable experience for when the provisional period is finished. Steve Wile returns to the line-up after taking a year off from school. Wile was a national qualifier in 2006. Byran Gomez had 25 wins last year and also returns along with Kevin Kinnear. Kinnear was a JUCO All-American in 2005. Jon Jones is new to the line-up and should have an immediate impact right from the start, as he was a JUCO National Champion in 2006.

School: Morrisville State College
Head Coach:Stan Congden
Years at School:9
Assistant Coaches: Terry Showalter, Chet Dennison

2006-2007 Dual Meet Record: —
2007 NCAA Place: —
2007 National Qualifying Tournament Place: —

Returning NCAA Qualifiers and All-Americans: —

Total Number of Returning Starters: 1

Notable Incoming Freshmen: Josh Tripp 5th NYS 112; Aljamain Sterling 133; Mike Smith 6th NYS 135; Justin Wolcott 5th NYS 140; Dan Rude 3rd NYS 160; Jose Cruz 4th NYS 152; Ben Mumbolo 6th NYS 189; Dave Columbo HWT

Projected Lineup
125: Josh Tripp
133: Mike Smith, Aljamain Sterling, Steve Wile
141: Dave Alexandria, Justin Wolcott
149: Brett Buell
157: Brendan Olsen
165: Jose Cruz, Dan Rude
174: Byran Gomez
184: Nick Frantz, Ben Mumbolo
197: Kevin Kinnear
285: Jon Jones