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Milwaukee School of Engineering Raiders
Head Coach:  Kevin Morin
Years at School as head coach: 18
Career Record at school:  89-90
Assistant Coaches: Mario Trafficante, Matt Letto

2010-2011 Dual Meet Record: 9-2
2010-2011 National Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Narveson (141#) NQ
Returning Qualifiers and All-Americans: Jake Narveson

Top returning starters:
141/149 – Jake Narveson, NQ , 38 wins with 22 falls last year, 54 career falls
184 – Caleb Staub – Northern Wrestling Conference (NWC) champ
285 – Steve Nguyen – NWC champ
149/157 – Josh Wengerter – 22 wins, NWC runner-up
141 – Matt Ostovich – 21 wins
141 – Dallas Schurg – 19 wins
125 – Austin Binish – 2010 starter, returning from injury
285 – Austin Karls – Sustained season ending injury early last year, will push Nguyen

Top incoming wrestlers:
125 – Luke Gaeth – Illinois State qualifier
133 – Justin Wolfenden – Wisconsin – State runner-up (2010) – lost to 4X champ Jesse Thielke
133 – Nick Miceli – New York, 3X All-County
165 – Peter Kootstra – Illinois state place winner

Season outlook:
With a 9-2 record, a national qualifier in Jake Narveson, and three wins over University of Wisconsin teams for the first time, 2010-2011 was a successful season for MSOE. With six starters back, the team should be able to continue its success despite the loss of five seniors. Narveson is the highlight here, having amassed 38 wins and 22 falls during his junior year and making it to the NCAA Championships as a wildcard out of the Great Lakes. Replacing the departed serniors will be a group of freshmen highlighted by a pair of state placewinners in Justin Wolfenden and Peter Kootstra. Luke Gaeth is a state qualifier who could also find his way into the lineup at 125.