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NorthCentral_logoTeam: North Central College
Head Coach: Joe Norton
Years at School as Head Coach: 2
Career Record at Current School: 11-14
Assistant Coaches: Jake Fredricksen, Andrew Zobac, Brandon Preston, Nathan Segal, Nick Michael, Josh Tardy, John Robinson

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2015-2016 Dual Meet Record: 4-9

2016 NCAA Qualifiers: Layten Binion (141), Ben Williamson (149), Josh Tardy (157)

Returning NCAA Qualifiers (any year): Binion (6th in 2015), Williamson

Top Returning Starters:
125: Brad Martens – 6th at 2016 Midwest Regional
141: Layten Binion – 2015 All-American, 2016 NCAA Qualifier
149: Ben Williamson – 2016 NCAA Qualifier
184: Josh Bouie – 5th at 2016 Midwest Regional
197: Tyler Vittal – 5th at 2016 Midwest Regional
285: Emonte Logan – 4th at 2016 Midwest Regional

Top Incoming Wrestlers:
125: Anthony Rink – 5th, 2nd IHSA
125: Shuji Mizoguchi – IHSA Sectional Qualifier
125: Moe Mitchell – IHSA Sectional Qualifier
133: Marc Fleenor – IHSA State Qualifier
133: Pat Augustyn – 3x IHSA State Qualifier
141: Tanner Coleman – 6th, 5th IHSA
141: Kyle Meyers – CHSAA Regional Qualifier
157: Marcello Macellaio – IHSA Sectional Qualifier
165: Aaron Helbok – CHSAA State Qualifier
165: Cam Hayes – IHSA State Qualifier
174: Randy Kline – IHSA State Qualifier
174: Zac Parker – IHSA Sectional Qualifier
184: Alex Crowe – IHSA State Qualifier
285: Dylan Uzumecki – 2x IHSA State Qualifier

Season Outlook:
The Cardinals finished last season on a high note as a team, ending up 3rd behind Wabash and UW-La Crosse at the Midwest Regional. Returning 6 place-winners, they’re poised to compete again in 2017.

Williamson enjoyed a strong finish to his freshman campaign in punching a ticket to the NCAA Championships where he lost two overtime bouts. He looks to win those this season and get himself on the podium. Binion aims to get back on the medal stand as well after placing 6th in 2015.

Josh Tardy and Nick Michael, two of the county’s top middleweights last season, join the coaching staff and should greatly benefit the top half of the lineup.